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“The ONLY place for dinner in town” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Halls Gap Hotel Restaurant

Halls Gap Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 20 Restaurants in Halls Gap
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“The ONLY place for dinner in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Yes, the ONLY place for dinner in town. And that wasn't just because very little else was open, but because the food was excellent.

Admittedly we opted for the scotch fillets, which were at the top end of the menu, but regardless they were wonderful pieces of meat perfectly cooked to our separate requirements. The kids, and we have three aged between 2-7, ate what appeared to us to be freshly prepared on the premises fish & chips. So really, close to full marks for the food. Slightly disappointing was the sides were served from a bain marie. I don't get this, but I guess it's a convenience / value (all you can eat) decision, but it's one that always bothers me as in my experience people have wildly differing standards of hygiene!

The dining room was nice, if a little smokey but that is a more than acceptable price for an open log fire crackling in winter. On the service front, it was generally pretty good, but oddly, the worst service/ambiance came from who appeared to be the owner / publican who sent out a distinctly cold feeling unless you were known to him. I would have thought tourists would be the lifeblood of a small town pub like this.

All up though, I would highly recommend this place for anyone wanting a hearty meal in a lovely location after a hard day on the trails. If your experience is anything like ours, you won't be disappointed.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great value, popular spot for dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

With mains at about $20-$25 and help-yourself salad and vegetables, it's no wonder this place is so popular. We had a meal in the public bar one night (even cheaper than the bistro) then the bistro two nights later. Food pretty good for a country hotel, cosy and pleasant dining area. One of the cheapest options in Halls Gap.

Visited July 2013
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Ultima
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Big crowds on the sunday night, but the staff moved them through fast with no waiting, meals were really delicious, reasonably priced, left feeling well fed.

Visited July 2013
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Ballarat, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Solid Pub Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you want a good old fashion, solid pub meal then you cannot go wrong here. Big open fire, generous servings, a kids play area and a small but good selection of local wines makes this a definite place to get a meal when staying in Halls Gap.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Warming Hearty Food on a Cold Night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

I dined here with my family on Tuesday 9th July. We had chicken parmigianas with hot vegetables and enjoyed every mouth full. The best meal we had whilst in Halls Gap, would eat there again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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