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The Colonial Hotel

#2,870 of 3,412 Restaurants in Melbourne}
££ - £££, ,
585 Lonsdale Street, Victoria, Australia 3000, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 8599
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible27%
28 Feb 2017
“Happy with the food.”
8 Sep 2017
“A mouse scurried by as we were having dinner.”
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Pub, Australian
££ - £££
585 Lonsdale Street, Victoria, Australia 3000, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I noticed the place was a little run-down but I didn't think too much of it. The food was pretty meh, but I completely lost my appetite when a mouse scurried under our table. Yuck! Avoid this place if you can.

Thank Ioana D
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Just a casual dinner by myself so I wasn't after anything flash. The $12 Tuesday night burger special worked a treat. The Angus beef burger and small basket of paprika-coated chips went down really well. The place seemed a bit dark & empty and lacked...More

Thank Forbes K
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

First time here. Atmosphere was really nice customer service was very polite and helpful. Had a birger and chips for monday night special really got your moneys worth.

Thank David M
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We wandered in on a drizzly cold Melbourne night, wanting an affordable meal without having a takeaway type option. We were enticed in by the specials board outside. The service was friendly and helpful. Had a good knowledge of Gluten free options on the menu....More

Thank Kerrilyn P
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We arrived around 7pm on a cold, bleak and rainy Thursday night... so the warm pub restaurant was a welcome sight! Had brought my friends from Thailand who wanted to experience a good steak in an Australian pub environment... and we were not disappointed. Quickly...More

Thank TilleyMan
Reviewed 3 July 2016

It started so well, the Parma was great, big and tasty, the atmosphere was nice, not too many people, we were enjoying ourselves when suddenly my boyfriend saw a mouse running just next to us. We got up, and he went to tell the waiter...More

Thank Isy z
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I went to this restaurant/bar with my husband on Parma night and had the worst restaurant experience. When I arrived the staff were rude and unattentive. When my food finally arrived after a long wait, it was tasted like frozen food that you would buy...More

Thank Crittycoo
Reviewed 17 January 2016

A GOOD pub with good staff and excellent value for food from Monday to Thursdays....I LOVE the Parma and beer for $14.99. I visit Melbourne every few months and will continue to visit the Colonial.

Thank 83Andrew
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Visited the Colonial hotel on crn of Lonsdale & King street for dinner. This restaurant is pretty easy to find & serves up your typical pub food. From the outside this place isnt really appealing looking but inside is not to bad even though it...More

1  Thank Rick D
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic Parma at lunch this month. Good price on Wednesday & Thursday's at $14.90. Bar decor is a little dated but friendly staff & customers - just what you need

Thank DannBack7
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 585 Lonsdale Street, Victoria, Australia 3000, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 8599
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