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“Great Venue for Jazz”

The Water Rat Hotel
Ranked #1,383 of 4,582 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Gastropub, Wine Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Got invited to the Water Rat for dinner with friends I live locally and had not been there before .What a surprise great place for dinner food was perfect , wine not overpriced and good selection .Staff very attentive and chatty even though they were very busy. The biggest surprise was they have Jazz on Thursdays which everybody in the group enjoyed. Thanks Guys will be back

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Thank Rob M
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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a glass of wine and asked to have a small taste to try before ordering. The wine had clearly been open for a while. When I asked the bar staff for a 'fresh' wine, this was the begrudging response, "I'll give you a fresh one THIS time."

The same bar staff memberdusappeared for a while. Another couple came in, waited, and then left. Problem? Staff who think the customers revolve around them ...

Thank CharmedLife11
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

We walked by the Water Rat Hotel and decided to try it. The barman was extremely polite and professional and served us straight away. We had a feast of chicken wings (really nice and spicy), calamari, saganaki and duck & ham terrine. All of it was delicious and the service was quick.

I would definitely recommend this pub/bistro for the service, atmosphere and food!

Thank kgreenwood
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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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