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Criterion Hotel Sale

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4.4
38 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

At The Criterion we offer guests our personal rendition of the modern Australian gastropub, with a patriotic emphasis on supporting local businesses, employing locals, and using local produce from our abundant Gippsland food bowl.
We regard it as a personal challenge to help every guest that sets foot in The Criterion enjoy themselves & create happy memories, as they indulge in bountiful, well executed food, premium beverages & quality service.

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    7 Days 11:00 am - Late

  • Phone number

    (03) 5143 3320

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

To Start

  • Mt Zero Olives*$10.00

    Marinated with Orange, Currants & Chill

    • Cashews*$10.00

      House roasted with maple, lime & chilli

      • House Baked Damper$12.00

        Native Butter, Smokey Tomato Jam

        Mains

        • Cauliflower$29.00

          Coconut rendang roasted cauliflower, Black barley, cashew satay sauce, Coconut cucumber sambal, coriander

          • Ravioli$33.00

            fresh portobello & porcini mushroom ravioli, chargrilled capsicum, lemon & parsley oil, baked kale, almonds smoked porcini butter

            • Beef Curry** ^^$33.00

              massaman beef & potato curry kaffir & coconut rice, flat bread, cucumber, lychee & herb salad

              Classics

              • Cri Parma$27.00

                Crumbed Chicken, Shaw's Ham, Napoli Maffra Cheddar, Beer Battered Steak Fries, House Salad

                • Fish 'n' Chips$27.00

                  Beer Battered Whiting, Steak Fries, House Salad, Tartare & Lemon (Grilled Available)

                  • Porterhouse** ^$37.00

                    Gippsland 350gm Porterhouse, Beer Battered Steak Fries, House Salad & Red Wine Jus

                    • Burger$28.00

                      Southern Fried Buttermilk Chicken, Brioche Bun, Charred Corn Slaw, Cos Ranch Dressing, Side of Onion Rings & Comeback Sauce

                      To Finish

                      • Panna Cotta*$15.00

                        Coffee panna cotta, liquid chocolate sauce, Coffee tuile, hazelnut, wattleseed & chocolate crumb

                        • Peanut Butter Caramel Pie$16.00

                          Oreo Base, Thick Peanut Butter, Caramel, Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream

                          • Donuts & Strawberries$16.00

                            Fried Spanish Donuts, Fresh Strawberries Date Caramel, Choco Sauce & Oreo

                            • Sorbet*$15.00

                              House Made Coconut Sorbet Kaffir & Rum Pineapple Compote Toasted Coconut & Macadamia Nuts

                              Sides

                              • Beer Battered Steak Fries$9.00

                                Aioli

                                • Leafy Greens$5.00

                                  Mustard & Apple Dressing

                                  • Baby Cos*$9.00

                                    Green Goddess

                                    Kids

                                    • Buttermilk Chicken$14.00

                                      chips & salad

                                      • Fish n Chips$15.00

                                        salad

                                        • Pasta$12.00

                                          Napoli, cheese

                                          • Vanilla Ice Cream$9.00

                                            choc ganache

                                            • Rainbow Ice Cream$9.00

                                              strawberries

                                              White Wine

                                              • NV' Zilzie "BTW" Pinot / Chardonnay, Sunraysia, VIC$8.50

                                                • NV' Brown Brothers, Prosecco King Valley, VIC$9.50

                                                  • NV' G.H Mumm, Brut, Reims, FR$18.00

                                                    • 19' Zilzie "BTW" Moscato, Sunraysia, VIC$8.50

                                                      • 18' Blue Gables, Moscato, Upper Maffra West$45.00

                                                        • 19' Zilzie "BTW" Sauv Blanc, Sunraysia, VIC$8.50

                                                          • 17' Wild Dog Organic, Sauv Blanc, Warragul$10.00

                                                            • 18' Mt Vernon, Sauv Blanc, Marlborough, NZ$9.50

                                                              • 19' Pizzini, Riesling, King Valley, VIC$55.00

                                                                • 12' Petaluma, Riesling, Clare Valley, SA$110.00

                                                                  • 16' Parini, Pinot Grigio, Veneto, IT$9.50

                                                                    • 18' Blue Gables, Pinot Gris, Upper Maffra West$55.00

                                                                      • 18' Ocean 8 Pinot Gris, Morn-Peninsula, VIC$75.00

                                                                        • 19' Zilzie "BTW" Chardonnay, Sunraysia, VIC$8.50

                                                                          • 16' Gippslander, Chardonnay, Sth Gippsland$11.00

                                                                            • 19' Vickery Riesling, Eden Valley, SA$10.00

                                                                              • 17' Ashbrooke, Chardonnay, Margaret River, WA$85.00

                                                                                Red Wine

                                                                                • 19' Barton & Guestier, Rosé, Bordeaux, FR$10.00

                                                                                  • 17' Ocean 8 Rose, Morn-Peninsula, VIC$60.00

                                                                                    • 17' Tobacco Road, Pinot Noir, King Valley, VIC$9.50

                                                                                      • 18' Devils Corner, Pinot Noir, Freycinet Pen, TAS$10.00

                                                                                        • 18' Fat Bastard, Pinot Noir, Languedoc, FR$50.00

                                                                                          • 17' Round Two, Merlot, Barossa, SA$9.50

                                                                                            • 18' Zilzie "BTW" Shiraz, Sunraysia, VIC$8.50

                                                                                              • 18' Blue Gables, Shiraz, Upper Maffra West$10.00

                                                                                                • 18' Schild Estate Shiraz, Barossa, SA$65.00

                                                                                                  • 15' Kennedy, Shiraz, Heathcote, VIC$13.00

                                                                                                    • 19' Three Dark Horses, Shiraz, Mc Laren Vale, SA$65.00

                                                                                                      • 18' Wirra Wirra "Catapult" Shiraz, Mc Laren Vale, SA$80.00

                                                                                                        • 11' Rufus The Bull, Cabernet Sauv., Coonawarra, SA$11.00

                                                                                                          • 17' Mitolo "Jester" Cabernet Sauv., Mc Laren Vale, SA$55.00

                                                                                                            • 17' Pizzini, Sangiovese, King Valley, VIC$50.00

                                                                                                              • 19' Wynns Black Lable, Cabrnet Sauv, Coonawarra, SA$110.00

                                                                                                                • 19' Henschke, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, SA$80.00

                                                                                                                  Cocktails

                                                                                                                  • Cosmopolitan$18.00

                                                                                                                    Citron vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime cordial

                                                                                                                    • Amaretto Sour$18.00

                                                                                                                      Disaronno, apricot brandy, egg white, lemon juice, bitters

                                                                                                                      • Grasshopper$18.00

                                                                                                                        Crème de cacao, crème de menthe, cream

                                                                                                                        • Moscow Mule$18.00

                                                                                                                          Vodka, lime juice, ginger beer

                                                                                                                          • Espresso Martini$17.00

                                                                                                                            Vodka, kahlua, licor 43, fresh espresso

                                                                                                                            • Dark & Stormy$17.00

                                                                                                                              Sailor jerry, lime juice, bitters, ginger beer

                                                                                                                              • Old Fashioned$19.00

                                                                                                                                Makers mark, bitters, sugar cube

                                                                                                                                • Margarita$19.00

                                                                                                                                  Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice

                                                                                                                                  • Mojito$16.00

                                                                                                                                    Bacardi, lime juice, mint leaves, soda

                                                                                                                                    • Long Island Iced Tea$19.00

                                                                                                                                      Vodka, gin, Bacardi, triple sec, tequila, coke

                                                                                                                                      • Pomb Bomb$17.00

                                                                                                                                        Pama liqueur, vodka, triple sec, lemonade

                                                                                                                                        • Blue Steel$16.00

                                                                                                                                          Hpnotiq, apple schnapps, soho lychee liqueur, Lemon squash

                                                                                                                                          • Sex on the Balcony$16.00

                                                                                                                                            Vodka, malibu, peach schnapps, orange juice, Pineapple juice, cranberry juice

                                                                                                                                            • Pomegranate Sour$19.00

                                                                                                                                              Pama liqueur, makers mark, egg white, grenadine

                                                                                                                                              • Smashing Grape$18.00

                                                                                                                                                Basil leaves, grapes, gin, pavan liqueur, lemon juice, Sugar syrup, salt & pepper

                                                                                                                                                • Jungle Bird$19.00

                                                                                                                                                  Captain morgan, passoa, Campari, lime juice, pineapple juice

                                                                                                                                                  • Safe Word$18.00

                                                                                                                                                    Midori, malibu, Bacardi, pineapple juice, orange juice, Cranberry juice

                                                                                                                                                    • Limoncello Spritz$19.00

                                                                                                                                                      Limoncello, prosecco, sugar syrup, lemon

                                                                                                                                                      Packaged Brews

                                                                                                                                                      • Jetty Road P.A$9.50

                                                                                                                                                        • Moon Dog Lager$9.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Feral Biggie Juice$10.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Young Henry IPA$9.50

                                                                                                                                                              • Sailors Grave Draught$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Sailor S Grave IPA$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Stomping Ground Sour$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Stomping Ground P.A$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Pirate Life South Coast$9.50

                                                                                                                                                                        • Peroni Nastro$8.50

                                                                                                                                                                          • VB$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Crown$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Carlton Dry$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Corona$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Matso Ginger Beer$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stone & Wood P.A$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Guinness$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hahn Ultra Crisp*$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • White Rabbit$8.50

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Cascade Light$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Boags Light$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                Taps

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carlton Draught

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Furphy Ale

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Iron Jack

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Balter XPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 150 Lashes Pale Ale

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Chancer Golden Ale

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rodgers Amber Ale

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pipsqueak Apple Cider

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Last updated: 20 April 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                What 38 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4.3Value

                                                                                                                                                                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HeatherR

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food was great. Not a big variety especially for vegetarians. Staff were magnificent. Facilities were clean. A wonderful night. Would highly recommend

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CraigR

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 30 July 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Overall poor experience, Wait staff nearly threw the bottle of wine on table without opening or asking is this wine ordered, had to ask several times for water & extra napkins Also food was average my curry was like from packet & roti bread cold & uncooked. The hotel should advise customer of restriction of numbers allow before arriving or as entering. We had to sit outside on winter night to have a pre dinner drink, as bar already had number restrictions, POOR EXPERINCE !!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 29 July 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best param I've ever had. Only thing I would like is a good mid strength beer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ClaireL

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 15 July 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friendly and helpful staff, nice meals in a pleasant setting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 4 July 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Let me start by saying we love going to the Cri, however the last three times we’ve been there the service has been not quite on point. I have to ask for water for the table, I asked for a glass of wine and didn’t get it and we were seated by the window close to a table of four. It’s funny how we need to wear masks inside and we are seated less than 1.5 m away from someone we don’t know. So close we could participate in their conversation. When paying for our meal I felt rushed. There was no eye contact or friendly feel from the wait staff. We stayed 40mins but would have stayed longer if we felt relaxed in a space where we could talk and drink. Sorry, we will be back cause it’s still the best place in town.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Satisfied

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 25 June 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great menu with good choice and the food was excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 20 June 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Family lunch, amazing food, such a loving atmosphere

                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. BE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BrendaE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 18 June 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday lunch - great service and delicious food. Most enjoyable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. MR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MargaretR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 17 June 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Didn’t have to wait long and the noise level was perfect to converse amongst ourselves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. VH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ValerieH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 4 June 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lovely place to eat in Sale friendly staff great food and wine comfortable surroundings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                11. W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Will

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 27 May 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lovely food, exceptional service and a lovely atmosphere. The Cri never disappoints.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                12. MM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MelMac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 21 May 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Amazing food as always, shame there is no live music on a friday night anymore. But food was GREAT and service was wonderful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                13. KM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  KristenM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 19 May 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food is always of expectional standard, far exceeding any expectations for a rural/regional town, you could easily think you were in the heart of the city at a top end restaurant. However, with the relaxed and friendly service and reasonable prices you would only see in a country town you get the best of both worlds! Definitely somewhere you’ll keep coming back to.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                14. NP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NicoleP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brisbane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 16 May 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great service food was amazing

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MareeC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 7 May 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Limited menu but something for everyone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                16. IC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IanC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 2 May 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Very good gastro pub standard with some excellent elements and outstanding service. Kangaroo dish was wonderful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                17. LK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LKMD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 2 May 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not a lot of choice on the menu. What we ordered was well presented and the service was quick.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                18. TN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TammyN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 30 April 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food was so good yummo Thankyou it would be nice to have a few more choices

                                                                                                                                                                                                                19. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 14 April 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The seating was too close to other diners as we could hear everything they were saying. Other than asking for water on the table the service was very good, staff friendly and food (main meal) arrived within half an hour of ordering. The overall experience was great! Loved the lamb!! Thanks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Victoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 11 April 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food was good. Service very good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                21. WB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WendyB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Victoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 5 April 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Always great service and really nice food. Eggplant chips are a must try !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                22. K

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kurt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 3 April 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Everything about The Criterion Hotel was perfect. There's nothing at all to fault. Great experience!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                23. G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gibbo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 3 April 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good country pub experience overall. Food is overpriced for what it is being simple pub fare. But it’s probably the best place in Sale to have a half decent dining experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                24. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sydney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 3 April 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Try the salmon..pretty good..if you are not fond of alcohol they make great mocktailes..very friendly staff..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                25. LN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LynN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 16 March 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Choice great. Food delicious. Good wine choices. Service excellent, friendly and obliging.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                26. CO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ChrisO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Victoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 16 March 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent service as always. Food plentiful. Ambience perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brisbane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 6 March 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lovely dinner with family after a wedding event. Food was lovely, service was friendly and accomodating of our last minute extra guests.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                28. CB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ChrisB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Victoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 6 March 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food was amazing Staff friendly Service was quick Very enjoyable meal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                29. Y

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yarra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 5 March 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lovely table in the Library Room, very cosy. Grilled fish had been over grilled and was quite dry and hard sadly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                30. AW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AndreaW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Victoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 2 March 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food was stunning. As a visitor to Sale, I asked for a recommendation for a pub and was recommended the Crit. Main course of kangaroo and it was prepared extremely well (kangaroo is a more challenging meat to cook). Very well presented too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MarkR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Victoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 27 February 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best restaurant in town. Gourmet dishes in great atmosphere. Menu changes regularly, so don't be surprised if your favourite dish isn't available, even if it's on the online menu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                32. JB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JessicaB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 27 February 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Was lovely arrived seated straight away, was given perfect amount of time to sit look over menu. Waited a respectable amount of time given the order. I had a parma that was lovely serving size was perfect partner had a steak ordered well as was cooked to perfection well salted. Both very happy with our meals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                33. G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gimmick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 19 February 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Almost an hour of waiting to be served. Of the two dishes we ordered, one arrived completely cold. It's a shame because the quality seemed to be there but difficult to appreciate in these conditions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                34. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 30 January 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Menu was very disappointing and flavour didn’t match value. Overall a very disappointing experience. I won’t be going back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                35. MK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MayaK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 24 January 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The food and service was amazing will definitely be back

                                                                                                                                                                                                                36. MC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MaggieC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 17 January 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friendly staff. Great service. Wonderful food. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                37. L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lynne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 16 January 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Criterion is a lovely pub that serves excellent food in lovely surroundings. Whilst the staff were engaging, despite asking to be given a moment on two occasions, we were rushed through our meal which spoilt the overall evening. We ordered three courses and were in and out of the dining room in under an hour. We felt pressured to finish and leave so chose to pay and move to another venue to enjoy a bottle of wine a celebrate the birthday occasion in a more relaxed atmosphere. We would recommend the Criterion to friends but advise to control the evenings proceedings better than we did.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                38. RR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RuthR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 13 January 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All our meals were delicious. I had an entree and a dessert. Perfect

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Google Map for Criterion Hotel Sale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                90 Macalister St Sale, AU-VIC 3850

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 Days 11:00 am - Late

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Modern Australian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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