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) #31 of 62 Restaurants in Cowes $$ - $$$ , Pizza,
11-13 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2060
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, Pizza, Australian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11-13 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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21 - 30 of 203 reviews

Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

We came to Phillip Island to fill in some time before going to a festival nearby and found this place out of pure fluke. Walked in was quite empty but were created straight away by a friendly waitress who seated us and took our orders...More

Thank Tilly E
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We got served 3 cold parmas. I asked for mine to be heated up (it was over half eaten and kept getting colder as I went). We were just about to leave thinking they had thrown it out (I had eaten the left over pizza...More

Thank KateColGriffin
HotelPhillipIsland, Manager at Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Hi Kate, First of all thank you for your feedback on both of your experiences here at Hotel and am disappointed that in October you had a positive time here and then for this to happen the second time around. This sort of situation should...More

Reviewed January 8, 2017

Great location but very poor. Service took forever, nearly 15 minutes for a beer via the waitress who finally turned up. Food was cold after all that and it wasn't even busy! Poor overseas visitors were treated very rudely when they tried to get a...More

Thank John K
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Great for lunch, snack or dinner, great food great service fun night life. Chilled out place, amazing view over the bay,

Thank Abbey L
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Called in here hoping to spend the afternoon sinking a few overlooking the water. Ordered a Corona and a Smirnoff (got a black cruiser..no explanation) $21.50. The barman looked very stressed and could not force a smile let alone engage in friendly banter. He may...More

Thank sd_swr
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Ate here 2 days in a row. Ordered the Cajun chicken salad. Day 1 was delicious and exactly as per the menu description with chilli aioli. Day 2 salad had balsamic vinagrette. When I queried why the change, staff unable to answer. Dish tasted good...More

Thank luvabreak
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I know the week after Christmas is busy but still no excuse to serve expensive ($24 chicken burger) that was inedible. As were the meals of the other 3 who were with me Unfortunately as a local I've seen the quality of the hotel continually...More

1  Thank Bigozpete
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Good food but a bit expensive. Meal was huge. Great service and a nice location. I'll be back in Feb. more importantly, beer was cold. 😀

Thank Vervey
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

I went for lunch on wed after Xmas with my daughter. Waited 10 mins for a table. I get that it's a busy time but there were 5 free tables upstairs so the wait was because of lack of staff not lack of tables. Ordered...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a few drinks and dinner here. Service is very friendly. Barman very helpful with drink information. Had a pizza and the calamari salad. The salad was spectacular, all the flavours went well together. The pizza was good but nothing outstanding

Thank Helen P
HotelPhillipIsland, Manager at Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2016

Thank you helen for your very kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. Merry christmas and a very Happy New Year!!! Kind regards

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Is there accommodation at this venue??
July 9, 2016|
Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
No , but there are plenty of options about ! We rented a place on Red Rocks Road which can handle 6-8 easily !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $24
Bar, Pizza, Australian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-13 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2060
  • E-mail
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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