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The Hobson Stores

££ - £££, ,
19 -21 Melrose St, Sandringham, Bayside, Victoria 3191, Australia
+61 3 9521 0370
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good49%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“curries” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Gastropub
££ - £££
19 -21 Melrose St, Sandringham, Bayside, Victoria 3191, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an unpleasant experience and really poor service.The server took our meals to the wrong table. The server told us we probably needed to wait for 25mins. We ended up with waiting for an hour! When we made the complaint the boss just said they...More

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 26 January 2018

With a lot of restaurants in the area fully booked we settled for a sitting of seven at Hobsons. Have not been there for about five or so years and it is highly likely that it won't happen again in the future. This review will...More

Thank BigV_Melbourne
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The service was quite acceptable from the waitress serving drinks, good range of beers and wines but that's where it ended. Waited an hour and ten minutes for our food...quite unacceptable. After enquiring when we would be served we were given the excuse they had...More

Thank gillian s
Hobsons01, Owner at The Hobson Stores, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi thankyou for your review, we did advise patrons on the night that a new oven was installed but had a faulty component so we were operating on one oven only. I did try to explain this too your table so that you would understand...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

We'd been hesitant about dining at the Hobson Stores during our holiday as we'd read some very mixed reviews, but once we decided we would give it a go, we wished we'd tried it sooner! The service was spot on, not rushed nor tardy, the...More

Thank Gisbornetraveller
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

After a good jog up and down Beach Road, I spotted Hobson @Sandringham. It was hot day and only a pint of Coopers Clear Low Carb draft beer cold and crispy, can quench my thirst. It's a really cozy friendly pub, with an adjacent restaurant....More

Thank Babelu
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this pub (with a cosy fire in the restaurant) for a drink and a quick meal after a walk along the shoreline. Pizza and pan fried fish with one red wine and one imported apple cider. Scruffy but friendly wait-staff. Pub-style food: keep...More

Thank ArkBright
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Went into Hobson with intention of eating. I stuck to the dirty carpet. Bathrooms are dirty. Place is not very wholesome, although quite packed with young families. Sandringham deserves some better restaurant venues.

Thank suemelbourne2016
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely evening here. The food was delicious and the ambience was warm and friendly. The only slight negative is that the food was a little more expensive than we anticipated for casual pub grub. We often go here just for a drink...More

Thank justineseymour
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Had a terrible night at Hobsons. Poorly trained staff who were unable to get drink or meal orders correct and appeared not too pleased when the drinks error was mentioned. The service was extremely slow and they took too long to take our dinner order....More

Thank stkildatram
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Great atmosphere and if you pick your night the house special comes with a free beer and is great value !! But the whole menu is good value and the service friendly.

Thank Bob C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 -21 Melrose St, Sandringham, Bayside, Victoria 3191, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Bayside  >  Sandringham
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9521 0370
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101 year old former manchester store converted into a cozy pub.We have our own Beer on tap also Taxi 2 brothers,Erdinger,Budvar and Gypsy pear cider, great range of wines well priced for your enjoyment.our food is based aroung good pub fare with some indian /asian dishes.We cater for gluten free & vegans.
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