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Bell Tavern

1645 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
+61 3 9754 2222
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“prawns” (3 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
1645 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

Has a good choice of specials on week nights....typical pub atmosphere....cosy in both summer and winter

Thank Bob C
Reviewed November 26, 2016

We ordered four meals three arrive all up after an hour and three request for the meal it arrived Garlic Prawns 5 medium sized prawns it was unedible only ate the prawns so never again. If there was a nil rating they would get itMore

Thank Jenny Z
Richard F, Owner at Bell Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, I apologize for your appalling experience at The Bell Tavern. I unfortunately have not been working for the last few months due to illness and have just seen this review. There is no excuse for our poor performance on the night, but I...More

Reviewed September 12, 2016

Started attending this tavern, however whilst the food prices seem to be reasonable, I am convinced they dont have a chef - just a cook and even I cook better myself! Tried the spaghetti - the worst I have ever had and I can not...More

Thank Marilyn S
Richard F, Owner at Bell Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Marilyn, I am sorry that it has taken so long to get back to you, I have been off work for a while due to illness. We did have some kitchen staffing problems however we do seem to have them fixed now. I would...More

Reviewed June 17, 2016

Group ordered parmas as had received positive recommendations. Two were fine however two were half raw. Only noted after second bite and tis made most of group highly dubious of the rest oft he meal as it is crumbed [naturally]. The hotel were apologetic and...More

Thank ChrisGoldy
Richard F, Owner at Bell Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Chris, I apologize for your experience at The Bell Tavern, as you mentioned it was an off night for the Chef, but there is no excuse for serving chicken that is not thoroughly cooked. We have taken measures to make sure that this should...More

Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

All in all The Bell Tavern looks like your standard Aussie town bar... Relaxed atmosphere, fairly worn appearance, good selection of tap and bottled beers... Decided to stay for a spot of lunch and were genuinely delighted with the food. So often the Veggi burgers...More

Thank MissMcTavish
Richard F, Owner at Bell Tavern, responded to this review

Thank You for your kind review, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed January 18, 2016

We went for a feed and to check out a band at the Bell Tavern... The Food was good and the beer was cold.having said that There's limited parking and The price of the Beer was expensive, I guess that's to pay for the Band!...More

Thank WinnieG123
Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had our lunch at the Bell Tavern before going on the Puffin Billy. It was a wonderful meal. There was 27 of us and they served us all at the same time. The food was tops, with very friendly service, very friendly people. If...More

1  Thank Maree E
Reviewed October 13, 2015

dropped in for a meal here and a beer...chicken parma was average as was my partners steak..but a nice little pub to have a drink in...also has a beer garden..good ambience..will return.

Thank fletch531
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Up in the Dandenong's North East from Melbournes CBD, is the small village of Belgrave, home of the Puffing Billy steam train which drives our visitors through the beautiful Dandenongs hills and forrest. Bell Tavern is the pub were you go for a beer, a...More

Thank Rudi844
Reviewed May 3, 2015

The beer here is good, the wine list is adequate, and the food is filling and well-cooked. In our group we tend to have a parma - well, who can miss International Parma night? Different parmas, $12, and so filling you don't need to eat...More

Thank Kpev
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1645 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Belgrave
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9754 2222
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