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South Eastern Hotel

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Bar, Pub, Australian
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235 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
+61 8 8726 7700
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just don't! Safe to say that whatever is served here shouldn't be referred to as food. Safer option Mc Donald's down the road or even a microwaveable meal from Woolies.

Thank 11Dees
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here during the week. If you love all you can eat salads and a kids playroom then this is well worth a visit! Lunch special was still a huge meal before adding the dinner roll and the salads. Kids had a ball in the playroom catering for young ones (from 2years) through to older kids. Plenty... More 

Thank baffa1979
Level Contributor
40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Was recommended by our hotel so went for a look. Bistro style setup and served a great pasta! Was surprised as with the simple look of the place wasn't expecting much from the food but surprised it was great. Would recommend.

Thank Dean B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The food was okay but nothing fantastic...even a bit bland. I asked for a rump steak medium and I got medium to well done it came out on slept together no presentation at all On the upside service was good and quick. Would probably pick somewhere else next time

Thank Anthony A
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

went here a few times while in mt gambier. its a gret place for a meal with kids. Food was delish and good size portions. my steak came with a bacon garnish... you can't get much better than that!

Thank Rebecca C
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Not a place for quiet romantic meal but on a wet and windy night in Mount Gambier this place was packed, which was pretty impressive considering how big the dining area is. Very popular with families, not surprising given the value for money, so although the atmosphere was good it was pretty noisy. Service was very good considering how busy... More 

Thank Colin A
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was not my type of place. The restaurant area is big and bright, with a TV on and not very cosy dining. The menu was big so a lot of choice, but the food is average at most. The staff was very friendly though so that was nice and food was served fast as well.

Thank Andrea v
Ballarat, Australia
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Well presented, Good food, reasonably priced. Staff are friendly when they are ready to serve you. We where waiting. They saw us waiting. Dining area was empty. They may have been busy with prep. Just a little acknowledgement to say i'll be with you in a moment would of made the world of difference.

Thank Suzanne G
Warrnambool, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A tidy pub well set up for dining and very spacious. A great option if you want the usual staples in a safe and pleasant environment. Happy to return, and the kids ice-cream selection was a hit with all family members.

Thank Paul H
Rainbow, Australia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The food was okay but nothing fantastic...even a bit bland. Warm Chicken Salad was lovely tho. Kids Cheesy Pizza was too tomatoey and my son wouldn't eat it. Place was really noisy. On the upside service was good and quick. Would probably pick somewhere else next time

Thank AliEy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Bar, Pub, Australian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Mount Gambier
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8726 7700
The South Eastern is the first hotel as you enter Mount Gambier from Victoria. The South Eastern offers a family friendly bistro with large separate kids playroom and is very popular with both the locals and tourists to the beautiful region. The South Eastern also offers customers an inviting beer garden plus a warm and friendly front bar with the best cheap eats in town, TAB facilities and pool tables. The Hotel also has a modern gaming room and a drive in and browse SipnSave bottle shop which proudly stocks a huge range of Coonawarra wines plus all you local and imported favourites.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?