Brandon Hotel

4.7
101 reviews
$40 and under
Pub
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 101 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Vicki
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favourite

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Mere
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous cold beer and the best steak and pepper sauce

MC
MareeC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My family members enjoyed their meals very much on Sunday 1/8/21 very much. Delicious all round.
Great neighborhood hotel with excellent value.

SP
SehP
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are absolutely lovely! Halloumi burger was delicious… straight up honest no fuss burger.

EH
EllieH
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fabulous experience at The Brandon! Great food and lovely staff. Highly recommend!!

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Lewis
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and polite, familiar service from everyone at the Brandon. Atmosphere is cosy, food is fantastic with a consistent menu and a rotating list of specials!

MS
MichaelS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great pub with meals that are a touch above the local pub competition. Friendly service, good range of beer, excellent value-for-money specials.

PB
PennyB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service, amazing food - can’t wait to go again!

LB
LawrenceB
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting menu with generous serves at great prices. Service is friendly and very efficient from very helpful staff. Atmosphere is great with the culture of a cosy neighbourhood pub but with plenty of space and great variety of seating options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable meal with friends on steak night.

LM
LipikaM
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great to see the Brandon team. Food's really wonderful, great fire place, ambience was super! Love to be here ❤

CH
ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As good as it always is. Sunday roast hits the spot. Thanks Team Brandon!

MB
MarkB
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice local pub,the food is always consistent and great staff

SW
SarahW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Local and relaxed, great deals and vibe

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. We will definitely be back!

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catjan
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I like this hotel and it deservedly has a high 5 star rating. Last night we had an 8pm booking, the dining area was not crowded. There were, as I recall two large tables and our small table of 4 people. Our order (straightforward-3wagyu hamburgers) was taken virtually immediately . Our wine order arrived virtually immediately. At 8.45pm we were getting hungry and unhappy at the long wait, when a waiter approached to apologise ,to tell us that our order was coming soon and that there were two big tables being served. I think I was gracious, but expressed my dissatisfaction-at both the long wait and the expressed reason for this. A not full 5star rated venue should do better than this. Not long after the food arrived. The waiting staff was very polite. My friends had never eaten at The Brandon before and were there at my strong recommendation. They were unimpressed, as was I. I was also disappointed. This has not been my past experience, so I hope it was an aberration. However it did detract from the enjoyability of our first post lockdown friends reunion. Honest feedback for this particular occasion

KB
KathrynB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, great food and relaxing atmosphere

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Frangapani
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was really tasty however my husband ordered oysters and they were the smallest he's ever had. Apart from that the ambience was great and the staff were really friendly. A great little local.

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Mercedes
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and we couldn’t have felt more taken of by the service team. It is great when you find a place to go out and have a perfectly lovely evening with friends and food!

NM
NarelleM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff are always friendly & attentative, food great.
Very happy to have close by!

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Local
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service was attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
10 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing roast!!!

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Chas
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Mother’s Day is never easy when all tables arrive at once , so I will take that as the reason the food took a while.

When it did arrive it was well worth the wait. The family really enjoyed it. My roast conjured memories of the old country and the kids loved their meals.

Staff were good polite, attentive and professional.

If you like a backstreet pub with good local vibe and above average pub grub then this is the spot.

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Sally
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch on a Saturday and the food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend.

DH
DanielH
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Pub for a few midday pints with friends
The outdoor area is child and dog friendly
The food is delicious and the beers are cold

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this local ! What a gem.

DG
DavidG
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Five different meals five very satisfied customers.

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Brandonneighbourhoodloca
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Always good food, but service slower than usual and venue very noisy.

LB
LawrenceB
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu has all the usual requisites e.g. steaks, fish and chips but with very interesting variations and additions to make an interesting, delicious and comprehensive mix. Waiters were friendly, prompt and efficient and the whole experience is of a hospitable, homely and welcoming pub atmosphere with great food and drinks.

BM
BrentM
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had the parma special and it was a beauty. Staff happily upgraded the house wine and just had to pay the difference.

MM
MargaretM
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I keep coming back as the customer service along with the friendly and personable staff are second to none. Keep up the great work!

JK
JulieK
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food an service - a little noisy

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Deee
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great menu with lots of choices. Service on the night a bit slow for less than half full but we were in no rush. My calamari friti was a perfect balance of beautifully cooked calamari and a really delicious orange salad.

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vipAddy
16 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last minute dinner idea and lucky us there was availability at a local pub! Lamb shanks on the special board were incredible!! Service was fantastic! Loved it!! Definitely will be back. Thanks team :)

MC
MareeC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Important neighbourhood hotel that has great food. It’s perfect for catching up with friends and to talk without having to yell over noise created by non carpeted venues.

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RaWa
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic local pub. We are so lucky to have it. !

HV
HarleyV
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, yummy food and a great place for family to meet and celebrate a birthday, that we couldn’t celebrate 12 mths earlier due to C19.

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Roro
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing weeknight after work. Delicious food and outstanding service.

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Brandonneighbourhoodloca
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pru and Andrea are just lovely.
Burger excellent

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Paolino
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent fish and Chips. Great service. Highly recommended.

FAQs

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

Brandon Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.