Emerge

4.7
55 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Emerge is a contemporary restaurant in Geelong featuring modern Australian cuisine. Although we do refer to ourselves as a steak house as we have much more on offer than just steak. Emerge is a warm, friendly yet intimate and personal setting. Our service is excellent and the perfect balance of attentiveness without being overly invasive. We believe Emerge is one of the best restaurants Geelong has to offer!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 55 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JarrodH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Food was fine, service was polite but we were sat in a table infront of a Karen glass window and it was very oppressively hot. It made the experience uncomfortable.

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DocDoesLunch
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic local gem for great steak and entrees, and a superb wine list!

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious, value for money and never leaving hungry. The staff are just as awesome as the food.

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regulars on a Sunday at emerge, you can't beat their $38 3 course lunch or dinner, never fails to impress

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kita
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

delicious food, had the 3 course Sunday deal. Beautiful cocktails!

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were extremely friendly and efficient, food came out quickly and was incredibly tasty and high-quality. We even got a free drink each for our anniversary. Will definitely be coming back.

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EllenD
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Great staff interaction and service. The emerge gin and tonic is an amazing drink.

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Mollie
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal, wonderful service could not fault at all

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent service and atmosphere. We love Emerge. All food is gluten free, too. If you want to sit inside you will need to book a good few days ahead.

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JessC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible service by the staff, food and variety on the menu. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been here three times and coming in for my fourth one next week. Everything was just perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and such a beautiful atmosphere, cannot wait to return to Emerge.

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JosephD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was exceptional and great value for money.

If it was BYO we would be there a lot more.
Thanks
Cheers
Joe

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints!
Staff are friendly and the food is amazing 😊

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Wattsy
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Emerge always provides amazing service and the meals are A+

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AdrienneL
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambience. Waiting staff impeccable. Great meals. Thank you for the gratis champagne for our anniversary.
Adrienne and Kevin Leitch

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, good staff nice place, would eat there again mmmm steak

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JackieP
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Will be going back for sure. Steak cooked perfectly

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food ,great service and very friendly staff that go out their way to make you feel welcome.I would highly recommend anyone to treat themselves a beautiful meal,and their vouchers make a great Christmas present

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, good service, bit pricy but worth the spend.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The venue was a little loud but the service and food was amazing.. we had a great time for Christmas dinner

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SeanB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. When I asked for a recommendation they were quick to answer without a blink and gave a great explanation on the food. I will be a regular for sure!

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Sando
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

One of the best steaks I've had in a long, long time coupled with an excellent wine list.

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JesseT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Would recommend to friends.

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Lynk
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing. Great service. We will definitely be back.

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paula
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely Delicious outstanding food,
Can’t wait to come back for the third time!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always find Emerge to be excellent all round.Very friendly staff and amazing food.

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KarlieV
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, customer service off the charts, we sat outside and they turned the gas heaters on for us, overall experience 10/10.

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food with very attentive staff.
Reasonably priced for the quality of food and service you receive. Highly recommended.

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JudithE
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The noise level was not pleasant at times I found myself having to yell to be heard

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LindyLou
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

On my sixth visit to Emerge I was not let down. As always the quality of the food was excellent, well sourced and cooked to perfection. Wait staff friendly, attentive and informative. Definitely value for money at the middle to higher end of dinning out,

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DavidD
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great steak with excellent choice of starters and sides!

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AngelaT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fabulous meal service was great, would definitely return to this restaurant.

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KimC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The Sunday 3 course meal is awesome value and the choices are all amazing. The food is all superb, very tasty and never anything left on the plate.
Service is always good and meals are served in good time. They have the best wine/beer and cocktail list as well. Highly recommend. Have visited numerous times and can never fault anything.

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ChristinaF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was great cocktails even better!
The staff seemed a bit all over the shop at times but overall were ok. They forgot to take off the deposit we paid so annoying we had to go back in to correct it.
I would still go back the steak was amazing

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LeanneC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food, everything was lovely. Service was great the only feedback is that it is quite noisy with a full house. Would not stop us going again though.

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Nomes
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice and highly recommend if you are a coeliac.

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Jafy
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Extensive menu choice and very tasty. They were very helpful with my dietary requirements.

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JennyP
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The marinated prawns were magnificent the complimentary Ket Baker sourdough with lardass butter Manzanillo olive oil and Dukkah was wonderful, the steak and sauce as well lovely and the veggies were great absolutely full to the brim. And we are not small eaters. Thumbs up. Word must be getting out as not a spare seat on a Tuesday night 👍🏻

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BGGT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Steak cooked to perfection, very personable and helpful staff. Wine list quite limited, but otherwise - great! (and although the list was limited, the wine we had was great also)

FAQs

Emerge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5229 5511.

Emerge is rated 4.7 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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