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Grand Hotel Portarlington

Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free
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76 Newcombe Street, Portarlington, Victoria 3223, Australia
+61 3 5259 2260
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a midweek lunch on a cold and miserable day, it was great dining in front of a warm cosy fire. Picked the steak from the range of weekday specials. Great value, hot, fresh and perfectly cooked. Great service in the front bar. Will certainly be back!

Thank Chris S
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at Bistro in Grand Hotel served up HUGE bowls of mussels. Yum! Ribs were also from a dinosaur and apparently also delicious. Waitress very friendly will certainly return.

1 Thank RacegoerQueensland
Gold Coast, Australia
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844 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had a lunch nearly a year ago and decided to revisit again this trip to the area. The Grand Hotel was built around 1880s and was the dominant building of its time in the area. A beautiful old three story pub with the traditional tower. The bistro is out the back and although a little dated still quite comfortable.... More 

2 Thank Tim J
Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

last time i visited this hotel i was shocked by the way the women manager treated her staff the way she spoke to them was plain terrible .several months later we returned to a festival at portarlington and nothing seems to have changed only this time she was drinking out side with locals she seemed intoxicated and kept walking behind... More 

Thank bluechip1
Brisbane, Australia
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204 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We rocked up at 1.45pm and just made it for lunch, A steak burger and Beer battered fish and chips, both big meals and well presented. Great value and we would return.

Thank Rick S
Ballarat, Australia
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We are Portarlington regulars but have never eaten at the Grand Hotel so thought it was about time. We arrived early Saturday evening and there were plenty of table to chose from. We were able to order drinks upon seating and they arrived quickly. I was a little disappointed there were no cocktail available but was told they were being... More 

Thank LadyGreenfingers
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

So the kids have a game where they get a whole heap of cushions and call it 'the grand hotel' So we went for lunch, and the meals were both big and flavoursome. The adults had the port mussels and steak sandwich, the kids a mixture of nuggets and chips, fish and chips and spaghetti... So all your stock meals.... More 

Thank Michael19801
Coolangatta, Australia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

While on a trip to visit Family decided to dine at this Pub as we had a couple of years earlier. Once again a beautiful meal was delivered with no complaints from anyone and a sizeable meal.

Thank Steve M
Mt Eliza, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Easy, casual dinner. Not an extensive menu but everyone on our table of 10 enjoyed their dinner. The steaks were perfectly cooked, and the pasta served were huge.

Thank sonia w
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Grand for lunch and had a very nice pub experience. We chose steak, and they were cooked exactly the way we ordered them. Good food and good service . Will go back again.

1 Thank garycorrie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $34
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Newcombe Street, Portarlington, Victoria 3223, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Portarlington
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5259 2260

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?