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Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Wine Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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166 Johnston St | Corner of Johnston & Napier Streets, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9416 5055
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 16:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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284 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here with the family. As soon as you walk in the food aroma hits you and you start to salivate. To start, the restaurant is beautiful and the service is welcoming and professional. The portions are a good size and come out quickly from the kitchen. Loved the cauliflower fritters with baba ganoush, steaks are tender,... More 

Thank larrysbisa
Melbourne, Australia
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715 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a pleasant lunch with a friend at the Town Hall. The barman took the time to explain the day's specials from which we chose the burgers and chips. These were nicely cooked (not overdone) and attractively presented, as they should be for $22. With the meals came a tray of condiments, which was a nice touch. We chose to... More 

Thank PANTHER029
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Visited the Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel with a recommendation from my sister on Melbourne Cup Day with a friend and wasn't really sure what to expect, especially as it was a Public Holiday in Melbourne due to the race that stops a nation. We arrived around 3.30pm and were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too busy and even managed to... More 

1 Thank Calum M
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this little gem with friends following their recommendation and we had a wonderful meal. We all ordered snapper which was fileted and the fish came with a generous serving of beans and peas which were tasty and NOT OVER COOKED!! The fish was delicious and we all agreed a further visit to this great little place was a... More 

Thank Marshall S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Sitting in another local chatting with a wine rep mate I was deciding where to go and taken by surprise when the better half suggested she wanted a steak for dinner , so let's call the wine rep Fred and barman Tex suggest the Town Hall So I try calling and get engaged do book online with an app -... More 

Thank Stemicmellac
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went for a lazy Sunday lunch. Beautiful food, wine, atmosphere and staff. Highly recommend!! Will definitely be back!!

Thank Filiz67
Melbourne, Florida
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch but no menu ready ? So Ordered the only item we could order on a chalk board (see photo) but then overcharged as manager said it was not happy hour !!! Refused refund !! Stupid and rip off place.

Thank Mrsomelb
Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were passing and seen this hotel on postcards and decided to stop in and have a look. The restaurant was full and we were offered a table near the fire in the bar and were told he would be back to wipe down the table. We had to go to the bar to get menus,once deciding our meals and... More 

Thank ThaiTraveller2015
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We enjoy the food very much, however the service or lack of it was disappointing. Our dirty plates sat on our table until we left. I think no manager on duty this night and the staff preferred to chat amongst themselves. Polishing glasses seems to be the priority amongst staff here on this and previous visits. A shame that a... More 

Thank Janine H
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A private room, ten family members, the Sardinian stew and some fine white wine adds up to an excellent restaurant experience.

Thank Peter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Wine Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Johnston St | Corner of Johnston & Napier Streets, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9416 5055
Welcome to Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel! Fresh new life has been pumped into this classic public house by chef Sean Donovan and his team. A series of cosy and intimate beautifully curated spaces offering a wide range of drinking and dining experiences have been created. The venue offers four distinct areas, a traditional yet stylish public bar complete with vintage tiling, wood panelling and a snug offering premium craft beverages and casual dining spaces. The bistro dining room has a hunting lodge feel with rich tartans, textured wallpaper and ambient lighting alongside a juxtaposing light, green and lush conservatory feel dining area. Exclusive private dining is offered in the old wine cellar and is perfect for a range of special occasions from intimate wedding parties to corporate events. The upstairs level has been restored to its former glory to offer a flexible and accommodating space. This gorgeous area will cater to dining, functions, bar and lounge areas and access to the balcony which overlooks Johnson Street. Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel offers a variety of generous, quality driven, unpretentious dining experiences as well as accommodating those who simply wish to come in, pull up a bar stool and enjoy a nice cold beer! Our menu focuses on seasonal, fresh, artisan ingredients with a European flavour. Premium beef and seafood, smokey wood bbq and rotisserie echo Donovan's rustic and generous yet finessed style of cooking. Ultimately our goal is to recreate the ambiance of the quintessential corner pub that offers excellent food with Donovan's well-known generosity in portions and flavour.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?