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Torquay Restaurant - Bistro

££ - £££
Bar, Australian, Pub
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36 Bell St, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
+61 3 5261 2001
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Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel itself is in a great location with good facilities. The food was good and all members of family relatively happy. Gluten free choice is great. But couldn't get a seat away from rampaging kids and the place just didn't work for me. No as good as jan juc pub. But if your kids are out of control and... More 

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Pakenham, Australia
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

On our most recent stay we had dinner here three nights in a row. Even though a very busy weekend, we did not have to wait long for a table and were attended to very promptly. Meals came out pretty quickly and were consistently fresh, hot and tasty. Many range was ample from entrees to mains, though dessert menu a... More 

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Thank Pakky20
Mackay, Australia
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130 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a lovely place to have dinner, sitting in front of the lovely large glass windows watching the world go by. The service was quick and the food was fresh and tasty.

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Thank habanachooky
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This place has deteriorated. Made a booking. On arrival clearly shown we were moved 5 times before arrival as we were shown the sheet and ask to find our own table. The table we were moved to was then taken by someone, staff did nothing, we were left waiting. Finally got a seat ordered food and no Amex accepted, no... More 

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Thank Brett P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

very dry parma just a salad. a very poor meal overall .we would not be making a return visit any time . take away fish &chips would have being better?

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Thank David K
Canberra, Australia
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750 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We dined at the Torquay Hotel on a recent visit. The bistro provides a simple menu, which should appeal to hungry patrons. We enjoyed the BBQ ribs and the back strap lamb. The lamb dish was slightly different and enjoyable. The wine list was satisfactory but they had problems with their tap beer. Despite these difficulties the staff put on... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This pub is in a good location but that's the only plus. Surly bar staff even when you say thank you when they clear your table. Overpriced for sub standard food. Way too many things on the menu to do anything really well. I had oysters with smoked salmon which I'm sure had hit their use by date and my... More 

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Thank Lifestylechoice
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Called to make a booking and was told that they were full. We turned up anyway and got a table straight away. Pub food at a slightly inflated price. Steak was well cooked. Parma was a little soggy. There is a large children's play area and therefore the place was packed with families and noisy children, so probably not the... More 

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Thank madsin
Melbourne
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

A couple of years ago I vowed not to return to this joint but a few days ago I found myself back at the Torquay Pub Bistro for a birthday party. Sadly things haven't improved. Expect average counter meal dishes at fine dining restaurant prices. The deep fryers get a work out here with a large part of the menu... More 

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Doncaster East, Australia
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200 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

I think the name is a bit over the top as it is just a pub and they serve mostly pub meals. This is ok but most of the meals are the normal manufactured things you get anywhere. The night we went was a Monday and it was burger night, they were ok but probably not worth $14. The other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Bell St, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5261 2001

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?