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The Palace Hotel

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Bar, Australian, Pub
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505-507 City Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9682 3177
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this pub on Easter Monday lunch as a party of 4 and the experience was certainly nothing to rave about. We had 2 chicken parmas and 2 lamb salads which were just ok. The service was basic; nothing special, but I guess that could be expected for a pub environment. The music being played over lunch in the... More 

Thank kh3207
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We came here for a few friends for lunch. Love the outdoor space, the artwork along the walls and the owners making you feel welcome! The meals are all delicious, and such a generous size. The cheese garlic bread is to die for. The public bar is a little grungy but still, the food and wine list makes it worthwhile... More 

Thank TateH33
Santiago, Chile
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186 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with some colleagues for work. Excellent Parma and chips on Monday special for $15 and a nice craft beer selection (I chose a hand drawn chocolate porter which was delicious). Will definitely be back.

Thank FrequentIndia
Christchurch, New Zealand
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181 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped in the rehydrate and was surprised by the good selections of craft beers and ciders. Remember there are two reasons to drink... firstly because you are thristy or secondly to prevent thrist. prevention is better cure!

Thank Graeme M
Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A true Melbourne gem. Closest thing to country pub you will find in city. Atmosphere is relaxed, comfortable and always welcoming. Amazing array of IPAs on tap from some terrific (ever changing) boutique brewers. Good pub grub available all day. Pool table, open fires in cooler months and a covered, dog friendly, beer garden. Live music a feature on weekends... More 

Thank Anthony C
Manchester, UK
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342 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went here on our first night in Melbourne (staying with friends locallly). 3 adults and 2 kids. We had a nice meal, some parms, some pasta, some wine, some more wine, a bit more wine, some jet lag and some games of pool. Cracking pub, good food, nice staff, decent clientelle, enjoyed it!

Thank lipschick
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Dogs are free to roam indoors and out in this pub. Perfect for the weekend walk with the pooch. The food is superb too so everyone is happy.

Thank Ed K
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I love this place, & have been here more times than I can count (helps that I live a leisurely 3 min walk away). This is a great little local; a dining room with a fireplace, 2 out door areas, a pool table & it's dog friendly! Need I say more? The menu is what you'd expect at a pub... More 

Thank culinary_traveller3
Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I'll be upfront; we don't drink but we have been to many pubs and eat out a lot. The food here is great; nothing startling but it's the basics done well and with fresh tasting ingredients. The fireplace in winter adds ambience and the staff make you feel welcome. All generations and dogs here :) Live music and AFL on... More 

Thank Julia W
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1,184 reviews
508 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Music was the need we had and having heard this place had music, off we went to discover the offering. It was a two piece gathering, both with guitars and good voices. One of the staff even did a number with them. Sheer delight to my ears. Look forward to going back and taking the dog to the outdoor area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505-507 City Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9682 3177

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