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Athelstane House

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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4 Hobson St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 1024
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast and dinner were superb, served with incredible efficiency while having numerous guests. Each person we came into contact with at Athelstane impressed us and warmed our hearts.

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Thank marinaaC4457PY
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this review

Hello marinaaC4457PY, Thank you very much for your review of our restaurant. We're glad you enjoyed all your meals with us during your stay. See you again soon! Kind regards, Laurel More 

Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service. Attentive without being intrusive. Local Calamari was scrumptious. Everyone loved their mains, steaks, local flathead and other fish. But everyone passed on the desserts. Highly recommended for a business dinner!

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Thank Saltdog S
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this review

Hello Saltdog S, Thank you for your wonderful review of Athelstane House Restaurant, we're glad to hear you and your party enjoyed your dinner at Athelstane House. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Laurel More 

Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cooked perfect and fresh produce used. Very tasty . Wonderful service. Make sure you book as always busy

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Thank lyndalulu
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this review

Hello lyndalulu, Thanks for your review, we're looking forward to serving you up some more delicious dishes soon! Kind regards, Laurel More 

Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice dinning room, pleasant service and good food. My wife had the calamari which arrived completely different to any I had seen before - supported by Asian slaw. My wife thought it was the best shed had ever had

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Thank Tom M
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this review

Hi Tom M, Thanks for your fantastic review of Athelstane House Restaurant. We're thrilled to hear your wife enjoyed the calamari so much! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards, Laurel More 

City of Greater Geelong, Australia
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Not as good as it used to be. Although a busy night and we booked there was some confusion and we moved tables twice. Not enough wine by the glass and service was a bit patchy. Food was good and would return for that alone.

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Thank Nearlyjt
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this review

Hello Nearlyjt, After conversing with staff, checking our restaurant reservation records and reaching out to you with no response we are of the belief that this review is not in regard to Athelstane House Restaurant as we have no record of such a seating issue occurring. We have an extensive wine list with up to 15 wines by the glass,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We recently travelled to Queenscliff for the day by ferry. We decided to have lunch at the Athelstane on the verandah as the weather was a bit variable. Good choice as it rained for most of the lunch period. Very pleasant sitting enjoying lunch with the rain on the trees in Hobson Street. We enjoyed the tempura beer battered flathead... More 

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Thank Stanley F
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this review

Hi Stanley F, Thank you for your outstanding lunch review! It was a pleasure hosting your group, we're glad you got to enjoy the outdoor areas even in the rain! We look forward to seeing you on your next outing to Queenscliff! Kind regards, Laurel More 

Ballarat, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A group of us dined at Athelstane House last night and the food was fantastic. The quality of the entrees, mains & sweets were outstanding. We shared Zucchini flowers, Calamari & dips for starters followed by a magnificent Eye Fillet steak, Pork Belly( with great crackle) & Barramundi for mains & for sweets, a citrus tart & a frozen mango... More 

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Thank Hotelreview255346
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this review

Hello Hotelreview255346, Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear your group all enjoyed their meals in our restaurant recently and look forward to welcoming you all to the restaurant again soon! Kind regards, Laurel More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Every year over summer we search the bellarine for a beautiful meal a couple of times during our holiday. Every year we trek to the new rave place on the block but leave disappointed. But every year we then return to Athelstane house for a really lovely dinner. We are not talking fine fining but definitely great casual plus. This... More 

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Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your incredible review of Athelstane House Restaurant, we are so glad you enjoy our food and service year to year. We always strive for excellence and are thrilled to hear you've experienced this first hand. We look forward to welcoming you back again next Summer. Kind regards, Laurel More 

Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food. Beautifully presented in an a modern up dated clean guest house. This is what modern Australian seaside resorts should be full of. Good polite happy staff.

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Thank sasandandy
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this review

Hi sasandandy, Thanks for your outstanding review of Athelstane House Restaurant, we're so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Laurel More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

On arrival we were greeted by a lovely, welcoming, smiling staff member. The rooms have everything you need, nicely decorated. the room opened up onto a large balcony (shared). Perfect for a quick getaway. We ended up ordering dessert from room service, again staff were smiling and happy. Dessert was lovely too! The next morning we ate breakfast in their... More 

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Thank saz04
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House, responded to this review

Hello saz04, Thank you for your outstanding review of Athelstane House. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed both the restaurant and the guesthouse. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Laurel More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$29
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Hobson St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Queenscliff
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5258 1024
Description
Athelstane House is one of the Bellarine Peninsula and Victoria's most beautiful dining, accommodation and function venues. Built in 1860, Athelstane was extensively restored in 1999 to offer ten individually styled guest rooms and a restaurant that has showcased food from some of the best chefs in the region. Open 7 days for breakfast from 8 till 10am, (till 11am weekends) and dinner, from 6pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?