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Cnr Thompson Ave & The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
03 5952 2060
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Pakenham, Australia
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Phillip Island is a strange place. It's either too crowded or everything is closed. Today it was the latter so we tried the Hotel for lunch. Very quiet. Menu was ok with enough to choose from. Service was ok. The food was very average.

Thank Frankpic56
Melton, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I went for a quick dinner with some drinks.. Our food arrived very fast and between the 2 of us our dinner was very delicious. We also had a cocktail and milkshake and we cant fault either of them. Great place for a quite, romantic meal.

Thank banks212015
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended this hotel on a Friday evening the seafood platter was amazing. Service was excellent. Great atmosphere. Highly enjoyable experience.

Thank Janaya W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome experience here with girlfriends today. Had the most amazing cocktails made by a lovely bar tender called Jordan. Thank you for your friendly and vibrant atmosphere and giving us a pleasureable experience. Will definitely be back..if notfor drinks it will be for Jordan xxx

Thank lisajones11
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable couple of hours on a rainy winters night mid holiday. There were quite a number of items not available and no specials available but I thoroughly enjoyed my garlic chilli prawns and the entire table was very impressed by the mulled cider

Thank David A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on our wee visit too Phillip island. Glad we did! Had the flathead and chips with our beers, great friendly service , food was delivered quickly :) Thanks guys , will come again when I come back !

Thank Lola C
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Wow this place changes like a gecko to suit the time of day or night. We stopped by to meet a friend for drinks and snack sat outside overlooking the Phillip Island pier and the bay snacks were huge and Cocktails were yummy. Then we moved inside as the sun started to set with the sky give us some spectacular... More 

Thank Therese S
Geelong, Australia
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Stopped by this corner pub not all that hungry just wanting something small. I ordered the entree sized "grilled lamb cutlets and salad". What came out was horrific- there was no mention of the spicy marinade on the cutlets that had tears in my eyes and the "salad" was actually just weirdly cut cabbage and onion. My friend had an... More 

Thank Caitlin L
Sydney Australia
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1,057 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

As a pub it's a bit ordinary but there is not much choice in Cowes as the real Pub burnt down I heard ? But we tried the food on the Sunday night after the race and after being told over an hour were surprised with a quick & tasty delivery of some of the best pub pizzas I've ever... More 

Thank Skeney57
Cowes, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Not only tables were very dirty, seagulls eating from leftovers on tables outside and no one came to clean it up the same inside bottles and dirty tables we had to clean it our selves. We ordered for four, 2 meals came within 15 mins then another 20mins later came my pizza and then another 20 mins later a lady... More 

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Ilikehappyservice, General Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

I am deeply disturbed by your experience. No response had been given until now, as I have returned from leave today. It would be great if I am able to follow up on this some more. To do so, I ask the day and approximate time that you came to Hotel. Also, did you visit a doctor? It is unacceptable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $24
Bar, Australian, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Thompson Ave & The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 03 5952 2060
Hotel is Phillip Island's premier Bar, with great food, amazing cocktails and even better music!Eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere of our street-side licensed areas or the intimacy of our courtyard and deck.Pizza at Hotel is the place to go for traditional and gourmet pizza, whether in-house, take-away or delivered to your door. Open til 2:30am Fri & Sat nights.Friday and Saturday, Hotel Phillip Island is the regions’ only late night venue. Party with our resident DJ's as well as internationally renowned special guests.From lunch until late, you will always find a vibrant and friendly atmosphere at Hotel Phillip Island.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?