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“Lovely staff and a handy location”

The Water Rat Hotel
Ranked #1,487 of 4,564 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Gastropub, Wine Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We visited during a holiday weekend when things were quiet in this area. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and were quick to rectify a problem with one of our meals and compensated us for the inconvenience with a lovely dessert ( a chocolate fondant with raspberry garnish - very nice and full-flavour of chocolate). A nice wine list and a pleasant atmosphere. Good range of modern pub food with more than adequate servings.

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Thank lozzie3205
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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I was here attending toca function, while the drinks and service were great the was simply not enough food.

Thank llmace
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Damien K, Manager at The Water Rat Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Hi,

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the drinks and service at the function you recently attended. But we are to sorry to hear that you did not have enough food, we provided the amount of food that was ordered by the organisers prior to the event according to their budget so therefore cannot take responsibility for not supplying enough food. We hope that the food that you did eat was enjoyable!

We hope to see you at The Water Rat again soon.

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Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal here of ribeye steak, homemade fat chips and roasted veg. Ordered onion rings as a side but they came out as a starter, but no big deal. They were very good onion rings though. I would definitely recommend it and will visit it again.

Thank Ombram75
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

I had driven past this pub for years and had formed a view in my mind as to what it might be liked. It was nothing like I had imagined. It's clean, friendly, reasonably priced and has a great menu of classy pub food. Our group had the steak sandwich, beef burger, chicken burger and quinoa salad and we were all very happy.

Thank Megan C
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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

The WR is a bit more up market than your average corner pub so the cost is a little more too but worth it.
When eating in the restaurant area your wine is served in Riedel glasses, a nice touch!
The staff are very helpful, friendly and provide service with a smile, they look like they enjoy their work.
A good selection of wines (although a few more would make it even better!) and some craft beers.
Nice selection of food also, better than many other hotels in the South Melbourne area.

Thank Spindrift27
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