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Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Wine Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Gluten Free, Steakhouse
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166 Johnston Street Fitzroy | 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, Australia
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
17 restaurant reviews
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
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

What can I say, moved to Fitzroy last year, working locally but I'm surprised at how limited the area is for decent food at lunch time, or in between lunch and dinner. Finally a place with AMAZING food, great drinks range and friendly attentive service. Everything you want in a local. Couldn't recommend enough and although not cheap, it's great... More 

Thank DBL0CK
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We came here for dinner before playing The Mystery Rooms Fitzroy next door. It was a great start to our night with beautiful food and wine and great service. Highly recommend.

Thank themysteryrooms
Healesville, Victoria, Australia
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing! Couldn't fault the service, the food was totally amazing great serving size, quality, presentation, flavours and choice. The atmosphere was great although we were the only table eating for lunch on a Tuesday so can't say what it would be like on a busier day or at night for dinner. The menu had a great range... More 

Thank Sally P
Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Can't decide if the food or service was better as they were both great. We visited with a friend who had some food intolerances and the staff were fabulous at identifying which dishes would be suitable or could be modified. They also know their menu well (which is mostly based around meat and fish on the grill) and described in... More 

Thank 111jenny
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Great food - it's expensive but it's delicious, made by great chefs. The service is fantastic too, with a top range of wines and drinks. However, if it's still owned by the same owner as about 4 years ago, with a terrible soul-patch - he's an absolute jerk. But still, very nice food!

Thank Adam E

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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
$13 - $30
Wine Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Gluten Free, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, 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 Street Fitzroy | 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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