Garden State Hotel - Public Bar
Multiple dates availableIt’s steak night, but not as you know it. Every Thursday, we showcase our favourite local beef suppliers and feature incredible Australian grass-fed premium beef. Select one of our premium steaks, cooked to your liking, and served with hand-cut chips, herb salad, and your choice of béarnaise, garlic butter, or mushroom jus.
Garden State Spritz
Rain, hail or shine, everybody loves a spritz! Strawberry-infused Aperol, Lemon, Basil, Sparkling Wine
Grilled Salmon Nicoise Salad
w. boiled egg, tomato, olives, beans, potatoes + mustard dressing
Pine Nut + Broccolini Casarecce Pasta*
chilli + garlic pangrattato, parmesan
Everything was great and customer service was great
It was a little loud for a Thursday evening but overall was great. Great food and ambience.
We had 2 booths on the lower level with good access to the bar - 1/2 hour wait for drinks order.
Our food came quickly once order placed and it was yum! Broccoli caesar salad can't get anywhere else will keep me coming back! Men ate some steaks which were well cooked to order.
Had lots of fun! Thanks Linda Soto and Kym Watson.
A nice venue however toilet cues and bar cues in the middle were slow. Music was great until 2am however dance floors very busy. Didn’t eat here though.
Fantastic but we went for dinner @ 5:30 and the music was night club loud! Had to talk extra loud over diner!
Great place for lunch and drinks after work! We’ll come back for sure. Reservation was very flexible and easy to arrange
Very good atmosphere and vibe for after work drinks or dinner :)
lovely surroundings. Helpful staff, nice food. Pretty sure it would be too loud for me when busy, but wonderful during the quiet times of day.
Good vibrant environment for a catch up with friends. Accessible menu and good drink selection.
Nice venue, we had a team meeting with 10 people, we were all able to enjoy a pint and great food within our one-hour lunch break.
Great fun. Very glad we booked a table for a party of 6. Good selection of cocktails.
Waited at the bar from 2.45pm for 20 minutes to order food only to be told that kitchen closed at 3pm. No food or snacks were available.
Drinks were put to our account that was not from our group.
Bar service took ages to serve us.
Excellent service from bar staff and the parents enjoyed themselves, the food was fantastic.
Booked a table for 3 in the beer garden and on arrival got shown a 2 seat table on laneway with my name on it.
Nobody had informed me prior to attending that the area I booked was unavailable.
Staff seemed unfazed by this and did not apologise.
Eventually got shown to a table inside next to the main bar which was the same size as the small table outside.
No room for meals.
Still no apology and staff seemed annoyed at our request and that we were being a nuisance.
We took it upon ourselves to find a larger table in the laneway so we could comfortable eat our meals.
Service was a real let down and food was below par.
Great location and venue but unfortunately can not recommend.
It’s was great. Would have loved to be able to hold our allocated space for an extra hour.
Great atmosphere, nice fresh food and friendly service.
Too much chilli in pumpkin pasta / couldn’t taste the butter and sage. Prawns in the prawn spaghetti were only prawn pieces not whole shelled prawns. Delivered someone else’s salad to our table initially. We asked for our starters to come before our main and all meals came together. Took ages to clear table of empty glasses.
Great welcoming atmosphere
Bar staff very friendly and accommodating
The eye fillet was cooked as requested and could have cut with a butter knife
Almost certainly return again
This place has been our go to Friday night girls night out.. and it never disappoints. The cocktails are amazing, vibe and overall people.
Wonderful experience everytime.
Great venue which is one of my favourites, although on a Friday night not a venue to go and dance. Downstairs was blocked off for a function when we were there although I've been to Garden State Hotel (GSH) when it functioned as a club with space to dance. Main bar is nice and open, with heaps of people. Staff are great at ensuring first come first serve being fair to all patrons. I felt like the main bar was the only place patrons would intermingle with other parties in the main area. Booths are semi-private which is great if your require seclusion but still want to be part of the party. Great for people who just want a drink and a chat with friends. Although was let down that dance area was dead, although I suppose it has to do with the patrons being in the mood and not the venue itself. Although not a fan of the dance floor near the main bar, really enjoyed the bottom level bar dance floor vibe.
Service was terrible, very rude when I added an extra side to the Bill and they tried to take our table back while we were still eating! Too crowded and would just not recommend
Really nice venue, staff is friendly, can get pretty busy but overall great place to go for some afternoon drinks with friends
Great venue and atmosphere. Food was good. 90 min booking for a large group though was too short and would impact future decisions to go there for that kind of night out.
Charged me for the wrong meal
So loud couldn't hear people at table
Bar guy terrible service
Great Service, very friendly staff. Was just a little hot in the area thats all, but otherwise food was great. Thank you
Very nice locations and decor, food was tasty and drinks were fine. Only problem was the noise and how busy it was, however this can't be faulted for the Garden State as popularity is the best endorsement. I would come back for drinks and food in the future.
A relaxed, grouse vibe with helpful and cheerful staff. A good smokers' area too.
Great place, food good. A lot of ambient noise so you probably don't need the muzak too. The wait staff were excellent!
Although I arrived late my table was given away, however they still allowed everyone in and that’s all that matters. I thoroughly enjoyed the night. Amazing venue. Great ambience and great people
Really loved our time at Garden state hotel, we will definitely be coming back soon!
The only thing that sucked a bit was that our friends who had work in the day and had to come after 6pm were not let in even tho I generated a guest list online :(
Amazing food, and service was great. It was quiet for a Saturday however I was in early for lunch. Staff were friendly and loved the location of our table.
Would dine here again.
Great venue and atmosphere, had a great time. Definitely will go back.
Great set up, awesome service and staff, food was good however the noise was at times deafening! We couldn’t hear ourselves talk at times but otherwise it’s a really nice venue and great location!
Your staff were bloody lovely! Think it looks better without all the blue stuff hanging in the middle though.
Delicious food we had the rib eye steak and was amazing and not a bad price, the bartender made me up a mock tail when I asked for one and it was the best drink I ever had and so pretty with all the lights and lanterns hanging
Great service from the moment we arrived. Friendly bar and service staff. Highly recommend the Garden State spritz! Food gorgeous. Lovely place
once inside no covid practices were adhered too. few customers wearing masks and no social disctancing monitored or practiced, eg dance floor. dont go here if you want to follow covid directions mandatory masks inside. had to push through people to get to the bar to pay. impossible to adhere to covid safe practices (besides scanning qr code) and being told to wear a mask at the bar... where no one was
We had a booking. Half the group was 10 minutes late, so they lined up and when they got to the front they said my name. The doorman said that they could be saying anyone’s name and sent them to the back to wait until people left. Very rude. Only had 1.5 hours for the booking and they weren’t allowed in for the first 30 minutes of it. The staff at the bar were pretty clueless, it took almost 20 minutes to get 1 drink.
Delicious food! Great atmosphere, love all the different areas
Booked a table for 10:15. Apparently after 10 they don’t guarantee tables. So what was the point of booking a table? Would not recommend.
Garden State Hotel - Public Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 121 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.