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The Royal Hotel Essendon

$$ - $$$, ,
873 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3040, Australia
+61 3 9370 7466
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Overview
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible25%
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
873 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3040, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So I don't usually like most Pub Food. This hotel has a Bistro and the food was very good. More than a cut above your average pub food and in a clean quiet place with a street view. Our server was pleasant and a pleasure...More

Thank Heligypsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The weekday lunch menu was value for money. I had the salt and pepper calamari which was delicious. The staff were friendly and very accomodating. Will definitely go again.More

Thank Carolyne697
Royal H, General Manager at The Royal Hotel Essendon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carolyn697, Thank you for your review. Our lunch menu was created with value for money in mind, so hearing your feedback is a great validation of that. The Salt & Pepper Calamari is a very popular dish and a great light lunch for these...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to catch up with friends. The venue itself was well set out, menu offered variety at a reasonable price and the service was friendly and mostly efficient. When the meals arrived, they were tasty and of a good size. I would come back...More

Thank rushing-man
Royal H, General Manager at The Royal Hotel Essendon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your review rushing-man. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the meals, we pride ourselves on taste and vaue for money. We look forward to seeing you and your friends again.

Reviewed October 3, 2017

I went with a group of 16 people for Lunch and the meals were superb, not to mention the servings sizes for Seniors Meals, which started at $12.00 each. Ideal for Club Outings. The Staff were very helpful and friendly, atmosphere was great along with...More

1  Thank Glen23
Royal H, Manager at The Royal Hotel Essendon, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Hi Glen, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Which club are you a part of?

Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner for the first time, and I had the salmon risotto. I had only eaten a small amount when I bit something hard and realised it was a sharp bit of plastic off a container. I politely told the waitress who...More

Thank verad15
Royal H, General Manager at The Royal Hotel Essendon, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

verad15 - I am sorry for your experience. I can assure you that the chef has been made aware of this. Please call us on 93707466 to discuss this matter should you want to. Kelly

Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch as usual, very flexable from table booking to numbers attending. Had a beautiful meal of salmon on the best mashed potatoes with various greens I had never eaten before, cleaned the plate. A great place for meeting friends for great choices...More

2  Thank BonnieGrif
Royal H, General Manager at The Royal Hotel Essendon, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

BonnieGrif - Thank you for your review

Reviewed June 8, 2017

I arrived here at about 1210 hours, not long after lunch commenced. The bistro door was locked (security measure?) but was immediately opened. The carpet, tables and chairs look only a couple of years old and were comfortable. There is an open kitchen. A waitress...More

2  Thank Victorianlad
Reviewed May 31, 2017

This pub was walking distance from our accommodation. Service was friendly and fast. Beer on tap was icy cold and food delicious. We dined here 3 times in 3 days and can not find fault with the place.

3  Thank LinKel62
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Ordered chilli prawns and the chef must have either hated us or was incompetent. There was far too much chilli on the prawns even for an Asian person used to hot meals. The prawns could not be eaten and the quantity of chilli was sufficient...More

1  Thank Paul0411
Reviewed April 27, 2017

been here before over the years living in Essendon, can be hit and miss, normal pub fare, can be noisy poker machines next door and tab with loud tv

1  Thank mrprince
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 873 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3040, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moonee Valley  >  Essendon
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9370 7466
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