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Circa 1902

59 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 4600
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (8 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
59 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff were so lovely on arrival. We were pleasantly greeted and taken to our room. The bed was just about falling apart and our window wouldn’t stay open so we couldn’t access the balcony from our room unfortunately. The soap provided on our towels...More

Thank BekBishop
QueenscliffInn, Owner at Circa 1902, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thankyou for taking time to review your stay as it gives us an opportunity to respond, sharing your concerns in person would have been more preferable. Your queen size bed was purchased brand new only 8 months ago and the base and mattress are of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had drinks & a meal. Had a great day, sunny and inviting. Staff were mostly new but very pleasant and happy to find out if they didn’t know. Couple of us had the fish tacos 🌮 and tasty, husband had the fish curry that was...More

Thank Gaylene C
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

A perfect place to stay for a golf weekend! We thought we would have dinner at Circa for one night and elsewhere on Sat night. Circa was the only venue open on fri night around 10pm (in April) and they cleaned up in every way...More

Thank Ann C
QueenscliffInn, Owner at Circa 1902, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thankyou Ann for taking the time to write such a wonderful review- hospitality is very hard work as we are finding out and it is also difficult to please everyone- you have appreciated all that we do and this has meant so much to us...More

Reviewed October 12, 2017

We visited for a few drinks and then decided to stay for some tapas which was very cheap and wonderful. Quality and quantities were great for food and wine, service was a bit hit and miss. Lots of people coming in about 8pm and wanting...More

Thank vickic16
QueenscliffInn, Owner at Circa 1902, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Thanks for coming in - we are one of the busiest restaurants in Queenscliff and our chef went home at 8pm unwell after cooking 140 meals that day- we were training three new staff members as it is the quiet season so service would have...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017

Wonderful food and excellent service, perfect place to eat in Queenscliff! Tapas menu varied and generous servings, heating for outside dining.

Thank Kate & Mark C
QueenscliffInn, Owner at Circa 1902, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks kate and Mark- our Tapas menu is becoming a real hit Hope to see you again

Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to stay in Queenscliff and spotted this lovely building. We had a room with a queen sized and some bunk beds. Toilets and showers are seperate to room but that really didnt bother us at all. Little coffee rooms and breakfast in the morning...More

Thank Amanda C
QueenscliffInn, Owner at Circa 1902, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Amanda- since refurbishing we have had excellent feedback about the rooms and comfortable beds We would love to see you again

Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Travelling through the area and we came across Circa 1902 randomly and were overwhelmed with the charm of the place and friendliness of the owners. Food was delicious with plenty of Gluten Free options.

Thank WeLoveMeerkats
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Travelling through the area and we came across Circa 1902 randomly and were overwhelmed with the charm of the place and friendliness of the owners. Food was delicious with plenty of Gluten Free options.

Thank WeLoveMeerkats
QueenscliffInn, Owner at Circa 1902, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thank you so much for this wonderful review could you place it on Circa 1903 TripAdvisor account as coutabar is the old business and the owners have not closed this fire down so it causes confusion

Reviewed July 23, 2017

A chillly day in Queenscliff but a warm welcoming fire & friendly service. My steak was cooked perfectly, the chips were beautiful & crunchy. My partner thoroughly enjoyed his vegetarian pasta & sticky date pudding. Cappuccino was strong & hot, just the way I like...More

Thank wendyamoor
Reviewed June 25, 2017

A beautiful old heritage building which we have dined at before and decided to go back. Noticed instantly it must have changed hands. The new owners are lovely and very eager to make a good impression, but this place really needs some help and i...More

1  Thank Jrj_Jan18
QueenscliffInn, Owner at Circa 1902, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Thank you for taking time to give feedback and scented candles are not for everyone- nor is certain decor- thankfully you are the only person to give us negative feedback on our designing/ the overall response has been overwhelmingly positive many asking who our designer...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$6 - $21
Cuisine
Meals
Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Queenscliff
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5258 4600
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Description
The Circa 1902 restaurant and wine bar is located within the beautiful building that was formally, The Queenscliff Inn, on the main St. The Hotel provides refurbished accommodation, with freshly laid carpet and TV's in each room as well. The business is owned and operated by Chris Dinneen and Sally Denahy who certainly know how to provide a delicious, welcoming and friendly dining experience! The wine bar offers occasional live music and an ambiente experience. The owners pride themselves on first impressions, lasting memories. The menu features fresh local seafood as well as home-style cooking that are inspired by the beautiful flavours found along the Mediterranean. The restaurant also offers an all day TAPAS menu. The menu is always changing and developing. The extensive wine and beer list highlights some of what the local region has to offer. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Bookings recommended on the weekends.
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