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Cross Keys, Essendon, AU-VIC

Cross Keys

4.4
4.4
222 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Good for groups
  • Good for special occasions
A local favourite for over 150 years, The Cross Keys Hotel is the perfect spot to bring the family. The Cross Keys boasts an impressive bistro serving up tasty meals Monday through Sunday, a fun kids room, a lively sports bar showing all the must see games on the big screens, a modern TAB facility and two spacious event rooms. With weekly specials and all your favourite pub classics, what isn't too love? See you at The Keys !



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2 people

9:30 pm


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9379 7477
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Matthew Lawdorn
  • Catering
    Call (03) 9379 7477 to book a tour or email functions@crosskeyshotel.com.au
  • Private party facilities
    With two spacious and modern function rooms available for hire, The Cross Keys take the hassle out of party planning. Whatever the event, we are here to help ! Call (03) 9379 7477 to book a tour or email functions@crosskeyshotel.com.au
  • Area
    Essendon
  • Cross Street
    Situated on Pascoe Vale Road.
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    Conveniently located directly across the road from Strathmore Train Station.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 222 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City North

    Child-friendly

  • Inner City North

    Australian

222 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cross Keys Bistro is our new favourite place to meet friends for lunch. Seniors have a great variety of value packed meals to choose from and very yummy desserts too🥰

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  2. TimM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great warm friendly service Food was great Wait time for food was fine Will return! 😁

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  3. DagmarH

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food same with the staff on the Saturday afternoon 22nd June. Absolutely not a thing to complain about, you can always recommend the Cross Keys

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I like to see some new specials as we go once a week something different would be nice

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a large group booking of ladies and I know we got quite animated/loud (sorry!) but we had a brilliant night. We were popped away in a corner of the restaurant so we didn't bother others, meals were very prompt coming out and everyone has told me today how much they enjoyed their meal. We will be back!

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  6. RhondaC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Staff were Friendly and lovely. Food was fresh and hot. Great for kids would recommend.

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  7. JoeG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have recently attended multiple times for dinner with my large group of friends (approx 15) and found that the food, service and value for money is brilliant. However, if I can make a suggestion that would be great. When I have attended for dinner, I found that at 9.00pm we have been asked to relocate to the public area. Unfortunately, this prompts many of my friends to leave the venue instead. Would it be possible to extend this from 9.00pm to 10.00pm instead? Please feel free to contact me as I am more than happy to elaborate on the above. Regards, Joe Gallo 0416 633 621. :-)

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Out of the 7 adult meals ordered, 4 were a disappointment. 2 beef schnitzels, 1 crumbed cutlets and a fish and chips were disappointing, to the point were 2 meals weren't eaten beyond a couple of mouthfuls, and the other 2 were only 1/2 eaten. The chicken parma was said to be nice and the spaghetti marinara was also nice. Not sure about the last meal, it looked like it was mostly eaten.

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  9. KathrynE

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extensive menu with pub favourites and seasonal specials. Seniors and kids are very thoughtfully catered for as well. Great ambiance and attentive friendly staff.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent valued meals and very flavorsome with excellent table service

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FAQs

Cross Keys is rated 4.4 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

9:30 pm


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Cross Keys

350 Pascoe Vale Rd, Essendon, AU-VIC 3040

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Situated on Pascoe Vale Road.
  • Area
    Essendon
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    Conveniently located directly across the road from Strathmore Train Station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Matthew Lawdorn
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9379 7477
  • Catering
    Call (03) 9379 7477 to book a tour or email functions@crosskeyshotel.com.au
  • Private party facilities
    With two spacious and modern function rooms available for hire, The Cross Keys take the hassle out of party planning. Whatever the event, we are here to help ! Call (03) 9379 7477 to book a tour or email functions@crosskeyshotel.com.au
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