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Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel

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Wine Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Australian, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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166 Johnston St | Corner of Johnston & Napier Streets, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9416 5055
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch but no menu ready ? So Ordered the only item we could order on a chalk board (see photo) but then overcharged as manager said it was not happy hour !!! Refused refund !! Stupid and rip off place.

Thank Mrsomelb
Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were passing and seen this hotel on postcards and decided to stop in and have a look. The restaurant was full and we were offered a table near the fire in the bar and were told he would be back to wipe down the table. We had to go to the bar to get menus,once deciding our meals and... More 

Thank ThaiTraveller2015
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy the food very much, however the service or lack of it was disappointing. Our dirty plates sat on our table until we left. I think no manager on duty this night and the staff preferred to chat amongst themselves. Polishing glasses seems to be the priority amongst staff here on this and previous visits. A shame that a... More 

Thank Janine H
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A private room, ten family members, the Sardinian stew and some fine white wine adds up to an excellent restaurant experience.

Thank peterbatini2
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the best stakes. had the grass fed rib eye, it was so flavoursome and cooked to perfection well done guys cant wait to come back

Thank Martin M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A very relaxed meal with shared plates. Very good service. The restaurant was pretty full when we started but quiet ended down considerably as the evening progressed. Good food.

Thank Vince C
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Making my way through Fitzroy looking for a place to eat I took a chance and popped into the Town Hall, it was well worth it! An amazing meal with even better beers. A great vibe and the owners were very present. I didn't try the cured meats but they also looked amazing!

Thank Matt C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Friendly and professional service with a lovely atmosphere - the fire place is especially welcoming on a cold winter night in Melbourne. Don't fill up on the delicious crusty bread otherwise you will not be able to sample all the menu has to hold - and it's worthwhile trying to fit 3 courses.

Thank Karen A
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Popped in here after a recommendation and I have to say I was so glad I did this! The service was great, and the atmosphere of pub (apparently recently renovated) was so cosy, reminded me of a little pub I visited near Loch Ness in Scotland. The fire was perfect on a cold day! The food was excellent quality, great... More 

Thank Rebecca2000_11
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great service ....with food to match...i have been here many times and never disappointed i would highly recommend this venue

Thank feeldo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $30
Wine Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Australian, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Johnston St | Corner of Johnston & Napier Streets, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9416 5055
Welcome to Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel! Fresh new life has been pumped into this classic public house by chef Sean Donovan and his team. A series of cosy and intimate beautifully curated spaces offering a wide range of drinking and dining experiences have been created. The venue offers four distinct areas, a traditional yet stylish public bar complete with vintage tiling, wood panelling and a snug offering premium craft beverages and casual dining spaces. The bistro dining room has a hunting lodge feel with rich tartans, textured wallpaper and ambient lighting alongside a juxtaposing light, green and lush conservatory feel dining area. Exclusive private dining is offered in the old wine cellar and is perfect for a range of special occasions from intimate wedding parties to corporate events. The upstairs level has been restored to its former glory to offer a flexible and accommodating space. This gorgeous area will cater to dining, functions, bar and lounge areas and access to the balcony which overlooks Johnson Street. Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel offers a variety of generous, quality driven, unpretentious dining experiences as well as accommodating those who simply wish to come in, pull up a bar stool and enjoy a nice cold beer! Our menu focuses on seasonal, fresh, artisan ingredients with a European flavour. Premium beef and seafood, smokey wood bbq and rotisserie echo Donovan's rustic and generous yet finessed style of cooking. Ultimately our goal is to recreate the ambiance of the quintessential corner pub that offers excellent food with Donovan's well-known generosity in portions and flavour.

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