We as a family of 5 (11, 9 and 6) went there twice between Christmas and New Year on our annual visit to Melbourne. Having young children, we tend to eat earlier. On the second of the occassions we did have to wait about half an hour.
The Stokehouse downstairs is a lively place, which makes it good for young children as we dont have to worry if they make noise.
The menu has changed a bit but thankfully the fish and chips remain on the menu. These are absolutely fantastic and was the reason we went back the second time.
As long as you are prepared to wait a bit, the Stokehouse continues to deliver.
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