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Garden State Hotel - Public Bar

4.3
4.3
192 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian

The Public Bar and Beer Garden offer a wholesome and relaxed dining experience in the heart of the action. On the menu, you will find all your favourite pub classics, as well as a broad selection of moreish snacks and shared items, ordered straight from the bar.

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2 people

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Booked 16 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Gastro Pub, Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 8396 5777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Snacks + Share

  • Mount Zero Olives$6.00

    • Chickpea Hummus$10.00

      w. Mr Pitta

      • Crispy Corn Fritters$13.00

        green onion + black lime mayo

        • Fried Halloumi$14.00

          fig + ginger chutney

          • Salmon Pastrami$18.00

            pickled fennel, soured cream, lemon oil, sourdough

            • GSH Fried Chicken Tenders$16.00

              w. jalapeños + chipotle ranch

              • Charcuterie Board$28.00

                cured meats, cheese, pickles, sourdough

                • Fries$9.00

                  • Sweet Potato Fries$11.00

                    Larger Plates

                    • Waldorf Salad*$19.00

                      pear, walnut, grape, endive, lemon + mayo dressing

                      • Roast Cauliflower Salad$19.00

                        freekeh, tahini cream, pomegranate + almond

                        • Pine Nut + Broccolini Casarecce Pasta*$22.00

                          chilli + garlic pangrattato, parmesan

                          • Crystal Bay King Prawn Spaghetti$29.00

                            w. black garlic + chive

                            • Grilled Salmon Nicoise Salad$25.00

                              w. boiled egg, tomato, olives, beans, potatoes + mustard dressing

                              • Market Fish + Chips$26.00

                                tabasco + dill tartar sauce, slaw

                                • Wagyu Cheese Burger$22.00

                                  lettuce, tomato + fries

                                  • Fried Chicken Burger$22.00

                                    jalapeños, tomato, chipotle ranch + fries

                                    • Chicken Parmigiana$24.00

                                      w. mozzarella, leaves + fries

                                      • Grilled Steak Sandwich$23.00

                                        w. rocket, swiss, horseradish, onion chutney + fries

                                        • Veal Schnitzel Milanese$34.00

                                          butter + shallot sauce + fries

                                          • Red Gum Creek Sirloin 250g$32.00

                                            w. horseradish, leaves + fries

                                            Sweets

                                            • Sticky Toffee Pudding$12.00

                                              • Cheese$10.00

                                                Kids

                                                12yrs & under, includes glass of soft drink

                                                • Chicken Tenders + Chips$12.00

                                                  • Spaghetti$12.00

                                                    w. napoli

                                                    • Fish + Chips$12.00

                                                      w. slaw

                                                      The Fizzy (120ml)

                                                      • NV Ottilie Sparkling Brut, Multi-Regional, VIC

                                                        • Glass$9.50
                                                        • Bottle$45.00
                                                      • NV Chandon Brut Rosé, Yarra Valley, VIC

                                                        • Glass$13.00
                                                        • Bottle$72.00
                                                      • NV Sec & Co Prosecco, King Valley, VIC

                                                        • Glass$12.50
                                                        • Bottle$69.00
                                                      • NV Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, Epernay, France

                                                        • Glass$18.00
                                                        • Bottle$98.00
                                                        • Magnum$190.00

                                                      The Whites (150ml)

                                                      • 2018 Heatherlie Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, Multi-Regional, VIC

                                                        • Glass$9.50
                                                        • Bottle$46.00
                                                      • 2018 Monte Tondo Mito Soave, D.O.C. Veneto, Italy

                                                        • Glass$12.00
                                                        • Bottle$57.00
                                                      • 2018 Aquilani Pinot Grigio, Friuli-Venezie-Grave, Italy

                                                        • Glass$12.50
                                                        • Bottle$60.00
                                                      • 2019 the Pass Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

                                                        • Glass$12.00
                                                        • Bottle$58.00
                                                      • 2017 Oakridge "Over The Shoulder" Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, VIC

                                                        • Glass$13.00
                                                        • Bottle$61.00
                                                      • 2018 S.C. Pannell Aromatico, Adelaide Hills, SA

                                                        • Glass$14.00
                                                        • Bottle$68.00

                                                      The Shades (150ml)

                                                      • 2018 Eye Spy Rosé, Multi-Regional, VIC

                                                        • Glass$9.50
                                                        • Bottle$46.00
                                                      • 2018 Jules IGP Rosé, Provence, France

                                                        • Glass$13.50
                                                        • Bottle$65.00
                                                      • 2019 Alpha Box & Dice 'Pink Matter' Rosé Magunm, McLaren Vale, SA

                                                        • Bottle$98.00

                                                      The Reds (150ml)

                                                      • NV Henry & Eliza's Shiraz/Cabernet, Multi-Regional, VIC

                                                        • Glass$9.50
                                                        • Bottle$46.00
                                                      • 2018 Devil's Corner Pinot Noir, Tamar Valley, TAS

                                                        • Glass$12.50
                                                        • Bottle$60.00
                                                      • 2018 Giant StepsxSHR "Thirsty Hearts Society" Carignan Grenache, Yarra Valley, VIC

                                                        • Glass$13.50
                                                        • Bottle$66.00
                                                      • 2018 Teusner "Wark Family" Shiraz, Barossa Valley, SA

                                                        • Glass$14.00
                                                        • Bottle$68.00
                                                      • 2017 Terrazas Reserva Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

                                                        • Glass$14.00
                                                        • Bottle$68.00
                                                      • 2018 Uva Non Grata Gamay, Lyon, France

                                                        • Glass$13.50
                                                        • Bottle$65.00

                                                      The Sweet & Luscious

                                                      • NV T'Gallant Moscato, Mornington Peninsula, VIC (120ml)

                                                        • Glass$9.00
                                                        • Bottle$48.00
                                                      • 2009 Le Tertre du Lys d'Or Sauternes, Bordeaux, France (90ml)

                                                        • Glass$13.00
                                                        • Bottle$80.00

                                                      Home Grown Brews

                                                      • Cascade Premium Light, Hobart, TAS$6.00

                                                        • Stone & Wood Garden Ale, Byron Bay, NSW$9.00

                                                          • Balter Captain Sensible, Currumbin, QLD$10.00

                                                            • Mornington Lager, Mornington Peninsula, VIC$9.00

                                                              • 2 Brothers 'Kung Foo' Rice Lager, Moorabbin, VIC$10.00

                                                                • Two Birds 'Passion Victim' Summer Ale, Spotswood, VIC$12.00

                                                                  • Temple Okinawa Sour, Brunswick East, VIC$13.00

                                                                    • Hop Nation 'The Punch' Mango Gose, Footscray, VIC$13.00

                                                                      • Mountain Goat Steam Ale, Richmond, VIC$10.50

                                                                        • Holgate 'Hop Tart' Semi-Sour Pale Ale, Mt Macedon, VIC$9.00

                                                                          • Venom Pale Ale, Reservoir, VIC$10.00

                                                                            • Fury & Son Pale Ale, Keilor Park, VIC$9.50

                                                                              • Pirate Life Pale Ale, Hindmarsh, SA$10.50

                                                                                • Dainton American Pale Ale, Carrum Downs, VIC$9.50

                                                                                  • Balter XPA, Currumbin, QLD$10.50

                                                                                    • Gage Roads 'Atomic' IPA, Palmyra, WA$11.00

                                                                                      • Stomping Ground 'Hop Stomper' IPA, Collingwood, VIC$12.00

                                                                                        • Fixation 'Squish' Citrus IPA, Byron Bay, NSW$12.50

                                                                                          • Bad Shepherd Hazelnut Brown Ale, Cheltenham, VIC$10.50

                                                                                            • Moo Brew Dark Ale, Berriedale, TAS$10.50

                                                                                              • Hop Nation 'Karma' Oatmeal Stout, Footscray, VIC$12.00

                                                                                                Offshore Brews

                                                                                                • Kirin Ichiban Lager, Tokyo, Japan$10.00

                                                                                                  • Trumer Pilsner, Salzburg, Austria$11.00

                                                                                                    • Goose Island Midway IPA, Chicago, USA$10.50

                                                                                                      Cider & Rtds

                                                                                                      • Napoleone Apple, Yarra Valley, VIC$9.50

                                                                                                        • St Ronan's Apple Cider, Yarra Valley, VIC$11.00

                                                                                                          • Lobo Apple & Pear, Lenswood, SA$11.00

                                                                                                            • 2 Brothers Gypsy Pear, Moorabbin, VIC$9.50

                                                                                                              • Willie Smiths Farmhouse Perry, Huon Valley , TAS$14.00

                                                                                                                • Brookvale Ginger Beer, Manly, NSW$11.50

                                                                                                                  • Dirty Bucha - Lemon Myrtle Kombucha & Gin$14.00

                                                                                                                    • Dirty Bucha – Tropical Kombucha & Vodka$14.00

                                                                                                                      • Maidenii Spritz (500ml)$38.00

                                                                                                                        GSH Classics

                                                                                                                        • Pornstar Martini

                                                                                                                          Created by Douglas Ankrah from LAB in London. The perfect balance of sweet and sour. Absolut Vanilla, Passionfruit, Lemon, Sparkling Wine

                                                                                                                          • Glass$20.00
                                                                                                                        • Raspberry G&T

                                                                                                                          Not your average G&T, spiked with fresh raspberries and house-made pomegranate tonic. Raspberry-infused Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin, Pomegranate Tonic

                                                                                                                          • Glass$16.00
                                                                                                                        • Americano

                                                                                                                          Bitter & sessionable. If you like a Negroni or Spritz,this is the drink for you! Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Orange, Soda

                                                                                                                          • Glass$16.00
                                                                                                                        • Melbourne Mai-Tai

                                                                                                                          Putting Melbourne's favourite gin into one of our favourite holiday cocktails! Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin, Lime, Pineapple, Orgeat, Bitters

                                                                                                                          • Glass$20.00
                                                                                                                        • Whisky Sour

                                                                                                                          Vegan friendly whisky sour. Perfect for that mid-week pick-me up. Naked Grouse Whisky, Lemon, Instafoam

                                                                                                                          • Glass$18.00
                                                                                                                        • Skipping Girl Sour

                                                                                                                          One of our house favourites. This drink is for little Audrey in Abbotsford. Absolut Citron, Coconut, Lemon, Pineapple, Mint

                                                                                                                          • Glass$20.00
                                                                                                                          • J$54.00
                                                                                                                        • Garden State Spritz

                                                                                                                          Rain, hail or shine, everybody loves a spritz! Strawberry-infused Aperol, Lemon, Basil, Sparkling Wine

                                                                                                                          • Glass$18.00
                                                                                                                          • J$48.00
                                                                                                                        • Mezcal Mule

                                                                                                                          Refreshing & slightly smoky. Created by Jim Meehan from Please Don't Tell in NYC. Xicaru Mezcal Joven, Lime, Passionfruit, Cucumber, Ginger Beer

                                                                                                                          • Glass$20.00
                                                                                                                          • J$54.00
                                                                                                                        • Troublemaker

                                                                                                                          Created by Theo Lieberman of the award-winning bar Milk & Honey in New York City. Tanqueray Gin, Oscar 697 Rosso, Lime, Strawberry, Cucumber, Soda

                                                                                                                          • Glass$20.00
                                                                                                                          • J$54.00

                                                                                                                        Frozen Drinks

                                                                                                                        • Frozen Margarita$16.00

                                                                                                                          The perfect Summer party starter! Refreshing & boozy. Herradura Plata Tequila, Cointreau, Lime

                                                                                                                          • Frozen Kentucky Buck$16.00

                                                                                                                            Created by Erick Castro at Polite Provisions San Diego, refreshing with a ginger hint. Strawberry Infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Lemon, Bitters, Ginger

                                                                                                                            Stiff Drinks

                                                                                                                            • Negroni$19.00

                                                                                                                              Tanqueray Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Campari

                                                                                                                              • Old Fashioned$19.00

                                                                                                                                Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Sugar, Bitters, Orange

                                                                                                                                • Martini$19.00

                                                                                                                                  Absolut Elyx Vodka, Dry Vermouth

                                                                                                                                  Non-Alcoholic

                                                                                                                                  • Spring St. Spritz$14.00

                                                                                                                                    Pear, Kombu, Black tea, Citrus, Ginger Beer

                                                                                                                                    • The Bucha of Byron Original$8.00

                                                                                                                                      Byron Bay, NSW

                                                                                                                                      • Garden Orchid$14.00

                                                                                                                                        Seedlip Spice, Orange, Pineapple, Lime, Orgeat

                                                                                                                                        • NON 2$10.50

                                                                                                                                          Caramelised Pear + Kombu

                                                                                                                                          Last updated: 24 March 2020

                                                                                                                                          What 192 people are saying

                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                          4.3
                                                                                                                                          4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                          • 4Food
                                                                                                                                          • 4.1Service
                                                                                                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                          • 4Value

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                                                                                                                                            EmLD

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                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                            Unable to order drinks to the table only food. Disappointed

                                                                                                                                          2. EM

                                                                                                                                            EmilyM

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                            overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                            The seating was too close to the main bar and the service for food was extremely slow. Some of the food was also cold

                                                                                                                                          3. S

                                                                                                                                            Scott

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Food and drink service was very close. Have to order via QR code for your table and it took about 15 minutes for the first round of drinks to arrive and about 50 minutes for food to arrive.food was nice though once it finally arrived.

                                                                                                                                          4. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Overall a good place to eat and drink. A bit noisy though. The restaurant does not take preorders so not very effective. Tables do not accommodate more than 8 people so if you’re going in a group 8+ you need to call and book. Calls are put on hold for a long time. I would say 7/10.

                                                                                                                                          5. EL

                                                                                                                                            EricaL

                                                                                                                                            Canberra

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Lovely casual spot. However kitchen closed around a half hour after our arrived and we weren’t advised prior so didn’t get to order food in time. Cocktails are good.

                                                                                                                                          6. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 27 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Can’t go wrong with a night out at Garden State Hotel. Great service and friendly staff! Easy to order and pay online for food after scanning the QR code on the table. Our table enjoyed the Margherita pizza’s and chips to share with a few drinks. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                          7. DK

                                                                                                                                            DavidK

                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 26 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                            We were table 112 which was great for us oldies. Not to far from the bar and we could hear ourselves talk! I marked slightly down on service as we weren’t waited on, but otherwise the bar staff was really good and allowed us to split the bill.

                                                                                                                                          8. NG

                                                                                                                                            NicoleG

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 21 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall3food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                            Beautiful environment however the food was not great.

                                                                                                                                          9. P

                                                                                                                                            Paris

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 20 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Had such a wonderful experience here for my birthday. Will be recommending the bar to all my friends, the first time and definitely not the last!

                                                                                                                                          10. KP

                                                                                                                                            KateP

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 20 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Really great staff and very open with communication and expectations on bookings. Drinks are a bit pricy but the atmosphere is great so would come again

                                                                                                                                          11. B

                                                                                                                                            Breeza

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 20 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Such a cool place, to soak up the sun and enjoy a cocktail

                                                                                                                                          12. SM

                                                                                                                                            SashaM

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 19 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Very very noisy but a great atmosphere Staff were great!!

                                                                                                                                          13. M

                                                                                                                                            Michael

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 17 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                            I've been here a few times and normally it is a great experience, but last night was poor. I had booked for a table of 9, but when we arrived they had allocated us 2 tables which were quite separated, essentially splitting up our group. It was also all the way down in the bottom "pit" area, so we kind of felt separated and didnt get much ambience from the rest of the area. We had some people cancel so there ended up being 6 of us, and we ended up having to cram around a small table to avoid friends sitting separtely. We asked to be moved to a single larger table for 6, but they werent able. For an entree, I ordered the Polenta chips for $12. There was only 5 small polenta chips, not even enough for 1 each! C'mon, that is a huge rip off. We also ordered some olives, which they just put in the middle of the table without any serviettes or tooth picks or something for us to share, so everyone was using their hands - which is definitely poor etiquette in the covid era. The olives were $8. The chicken parmas for $25 were quite small compared to a normal pub parma, but the quality and taste was pretty good, though not really good value for money. Lastly, the service was extremely slow, with each of us waiting at different times for drinks to be brought out. We had good night and the venue is cool. If we were seated somewhere better and the drinks were more timely, this would have been a much better review, but the combination of everything and poor value entrees etc. made the experience pretty poor overall.

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                                                                                                                                            KshitijJ

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 17 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Great feel and embience of the pace. The food’s really good and the tap beers are pretty awesome too. Plus the servers are kins spoken nice people (not like Heartbreakers at 234 Collins who are bunch of d***s).

                                                                                                                                          15. TR

                                                                                                                                            TammyR

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 14 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            The atmosphere and ambience of this place was amazing, but the food was quite average. The Chicken Parma and Arancini's were cooked to the inch of their life.

                                                                                                                                          16. K

                                                                                                                                            Karl

                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 14 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Couldn’t believe the quality of the pizzas- so delicious and plenty of toppings. Real authentic Neapolitan style. Friendly and helpful staff :)

                                                                                                                                          17. KM

                                                                                                                                            KMCG

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Was good for a catchup but was quite loud so it made it difficult to hear. Food was good but service was a bit slow.

                                                                                                                                          18. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall2food1service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Quite a disappointing experience to be completely frank.. I’ve always loved going to the Garden State but this time, the food was really average, I mean very poor indeed. Basic pub food, parmigiana, fried fish, things like that, but the quality was typical of a really run-down pub- small, dry chicken parmi, average steak, store-bought fries, thin sauces. Customer service - well they require you to order on the table, so customer service doesn’t really exist. Apart from having to wait around 5 minutes at the front door while we were taken to our table by a polite waitress. Very unfortunate. A great place to go for a drink but would certainly not recommend the food. It wasn’t busy, multiple empty tables, adequate staffing.

                                                                                                                                          19. MW

                                                                                                                                            MarkW

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Was a cold night - inside was very warm and comforting atmosphere. Drinks and food service was quick. Burgers and parma was fantastic. Good night and would return.

                                                                                                                                          20. AF

                                                                                                                                            AaronF

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Always a great time and a lovely fit out hosted by friendly staff.

                                                                                                                                          21. JV

                                                                                                                                            JamieV

                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 11 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Fabulous atmosphere, nice servers, and great drinks!

                                                                                                                                          22. KS

                                                                                                                                            KiriakiS

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 9 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Great fresh food and friendly service.

                                                                                                                                          23. KB

                                                                                                                                            KaylaB

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 7 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                            Payed $29 for a burger that came out completely raw which I have pictures of. My friend ordered a $20 cocktail that was undrinkable very very disappointing would not recommend at all.

                                                                                                                                          24. k

                                                                                                                                            kathrynp

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            The Garden State - Bar is great casual spot to catch up post covid lockdown. Yummy cocktails , delicious food & great prompt service.

                                                                                                                                          25. KS

                                                                                                                                            KiriakiS

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 5 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            The drinks are too small and overpriced but the service abs ambience is the best!

                                                                                                                                          26. NV

                                                                                                                                            NataliV

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 5 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Amazing food, staff, pricing, seating! Great venue to have picked up the social life after lockdown. Thank you!

                                                                                                                                          27. M

                                                                                                                                            Miya

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 4 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Absolutely gorgeous interior, such a good vibe for both indoor and outdoor seating. Great mixture of casual and fancy dining depending on the occasion.

                                                                                                                                          28. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Service and venue is awesome. Just my fish in fish and chips is not good.

                                                                                                                                          29. CG

                                                                                                                                            CallumG

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall4food2service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Good service, very nice pub, Carlton draught on tap tasted fantastic. The only issue I have was with the food, the chicken parmigiana was of poor standard and the chicken burger was also poor standard.

                                                                                                                                          30. B

                                                                                                                                            Beewick

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 2 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Great atmosphere and stylish interior. A great inner-city upscale pub experience.

                                                                                                                                          31. NJ

                                                                                                                                            NicolaJ

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 2 November 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Such an awesome spot, great service and great cocktails!

                                                                                                                                          32. CR

                                                                                                                                            CarlaR

                                                                                                                                            Canberra

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Nice setting, will be good as the weather gets warmer. nice, friendly staff. Music not too loud so you hear your friends!

                                                                                                                                          33. TS

                                                                                                                                            TracieS

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                            Dropped in after a very cold day at Derby Day Flemington. Was lovely to indulge in a cocktail and some finger food

                                                                                                                                          34. MK

                                                                                                                                            MerindaK

                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                            Lovely cocktails and great atmosphere! Good for pub favourites and little bar snacks.

                                                                                                                                          35. C

                                                                                                                                            Cyril

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 28 October 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Services was great and quick. Food was very good. The glass of sparkling wine seemed a bit small, that would be the only minor negative comment. I will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                                          36. BG

                                                                                                                                            BernardtG

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 26 October 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall3food1service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Food wasn't up to scrath and well overpriced. We also had to ask more than twice for some condiments.

                                                                                                                                          37. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 24 October 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Outstanding customer service! Staff were all wonderful and helped make my birthday a great day

                                                                                                                                          38. M

                                                                                                                                            Murr

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 22 October 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                            Terrible service and rude staff. 30 minutes to deliver a small drink order. Completely ruined first evening out of lockdown. One of our favourite bars but will not be returning after that experience.

                                                                                                                                          39. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 22 October 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                            Great staff good food

                                                                                                                                          40. OT

                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                            Dined on 4 August 2021

                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                            Try the lemon sour cocktail. It's amazing!

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                                                                                                                                          Garden State Hotel - Public Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 192 OpenTable diners

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                                                                                                                                          Google Map for Garden State Hotel - Public Bar

                                                                                                                                          101 Flinders Lane Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

                                                                                                                                          • Area

                                                                                                                                            Melbourne CBD

                                                                                                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                            Lunch
                                                                                                                                            Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
                                                                                                                                            Dinner
                                                                                                                                            Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                            Australian, Gastro Pub, Pub

                                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                          • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                          • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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