Brandon Hotel

4.8
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27 reviews
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$40 and under
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A hidden secret in the backstreets of Carlton North.

True corner pub, and home away from home, the Brandon's charming front bar remains true to the traditional style of the corner pub, and is where those in the know head for a pint and a meal. Follow through to the dining room where the menu offers innovative takes on old classics and a modern interpretation of pub grub.

What 27 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
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AlisonD
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Brandon is a local for us and we’ve never had a bad meal. It’s just easy, comfortable and always a good range of tasty food. Love it.

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AngusM
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely environment. Fast and friendly service. Nice selection of food

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yeksetm
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Top notch beers and the parmas were bang on!! Staff were super friendly .

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This place has become a fav of mine in Melbourne as it truly is a hidden gem which I once stumbled across. Definitely recommend if you want a cool place with a chilled vibe and good food.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was only sad the eggplant chips were sold out, sticky date pudding was AMAZING

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BrendaP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been going to the Brandon for years so we could wait to go back. The food and service are always exceptional, it’s a top notch local pub. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I was disappointed in my fish and chips for $25
I think the fish ws well nd truly overcooked and the beer batter certainly overdone
The lady the bar was not overly friendly and only gave limited reponses or very quick to answer with limited information
This could be great pub but Id want to see better food for the proces being charged
perhaps a more welcoming bar person and transaction experience could also be a winner

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very quiet on the Friday lunchtime we ate at the hotel. However quality of the food was excellent. Generous servings. We shared three plates, one to many.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quiet location, friendly staff and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambience warm and cosy beside the fire

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love The Brandon . I just don't get there enough . The venue is well set out with a front bar and separate casual and formal dining area . The publican Andrew and all the staff are attentive but not in your face . Food is always first class . I must get back there sooner next time

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I've been to the Brandon quite a lot over the past 5 years. A lovely quiet place to meet friends. The specials are always interesting but the set menu is old and hasn't changed in 5 years.

A larger vegetarian offering would be great, presently my vego friend has to ask for variations of the set menu

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Carmen
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. Had a great laid back feel and the two woman that served us were accommodating and friendly. Was a great spot for a catch up.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

A freezing winter night, the fire (albeit gas) was most welcome. Simple décor, relaxed and friendly atmosphere in this quiet neighbourhood pub. Loved the Wagu beef burger and potato skins although it was a bit light on the salad front but the ample serving of skins semi compensated. Good wine selection. Perfect for catching up with friends -could talk and hear each other comfortably!
Will definitely return. Would also like to go one Sunday to listen to the music. Thanks Brandon Hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great dinner with friends. Good menu selection and a great seat by the fire. Good wine selection and prompt, friendly waitress service. A memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the service, food, value for money and the way we were looked after on Mothers Day.
The brisket roast of the day was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 October 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service, relatively quiet, good distance between tables

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 June 2016
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

A bit disappointed. This was the third time we've been here and the there was less on the menu, no deserts and service petered out after 9pm

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 May 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Brandon is great. A gem, in every sense. Great food, lovely service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 April 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food, good quality pub food. Always good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 August 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to catch up with friends. We were made to feel so welcome for the whole afternoon

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 July 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Warm, cosy atmosphere with open fire and leather couches for drinks before dinner.Limited menu but good food and well presented.Lovely local hotel with friendly staff and patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 July 2015
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Brandon was perfect. Misbooked for a Saturday lunch when it was supposed to be for a Sunday, but a question confirming availability of high chair and prompt reply from the venue allowed me to adjust the date directly.Lunch was terrific, and the staff provided our kids with their food when the starters were served. Thank you Brandon staff, my Mum's birthday was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 June 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

great food, cosy dining

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 29 May 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good friendly local with excellent nightly special deals

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 April 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent - one of the three kids with another family appeared to rule the roost and do what he liked without control from either parent - he was intermittently noisy.

FAQs

Brandon Hotel offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9347 2382.

Brandon Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

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