Hogans Hotel Bistro

4.4
144 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Situated in the Melbourne highlands at Wallan, Hogans Cafe & Bar Restaurant welcomes you to sample its style, unique family atmosphere and friendly service.

At Hogans, we pride ourselves on having something for everyone. For those who like a refreshing drink in a relaxing environment, one of our four bars is guaranteed to please. With a fully enclosed kids’ playground, we ensure a highly pleasurable dining experience for everyone.

If you're planning your big day, club function, fundraiser, corporate event or special birthday, our function room is sure to cater for your occasion.

With our guaranteed 4 Star accommodation, we can offer you 22 King Standard suites, 4 interconnecting Family suites and 2 Deluxe Spa suites designed to soothe and relax.
What 144 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmeliaM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food service was a little slow. But food was lovely when it arrived.

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LeoK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GOOD FOOD, FAIR PRICES AND FRIENDLY AND POLITE STAFF

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LouM
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very impressed with their cleanliness. Staff and food were great.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Would definitely recommend, yummy food, nice atmosphere

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PeterF
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

another good meal at hogans .
the half size meals are a great innovation

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We ordered our meal via the app, and the food came out quickly. Unfortunately the drinks came out just as we were finishing our meal, and this was only after we asked a waitress about our drinks. This was disappointing as we were out for my birthday and if drinks had of come out before or with our meals I am sure we would have ordered more drinks, but these were the only drinks we had. The food was delicious though. Hopefully on the next visit drinks will come out sooner

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CSharp
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hogan's Hotel is a great place for a Family Catch Up - plenty of space, clean & fantastic value for money, the food is excellent & so is the service really friendly & efficient.
Also a fabulous Kids room.

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Jennifer
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Considering the change to service (ie. food and drink order taken at the table instead of ordering at the bar and/or register) not one staff member came up to see if we wanted anymore food or drinks. Thought the service was pretty basic to be honest.

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maryt
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

really enjoyed the outing as came from Heathcote to meet Melb rellies

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JennyJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and service as always was good and friendly

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JeffW
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Porterhouse steak was great
The arancini balls made a good light meal.

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GayleA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was lovely and staff were friendly, however each time we wanted to order another drink or desert, could not get staff attention and had to chase them up inside, which was a bit frustrating.

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lint
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

My friend and I were pleasantly surprised. Everything was excellent. I would have liked more variety in the menu but the food was beautifully cooked.

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MollyM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

A shame - friends of ours go there all the time but now I'm not sure why?
The place itself is really great, very pleasing to the eye, interesting. Unfortunately my beef and gnocchi ragu was unpleasant - not saucy enough, very dry and the beef was tough and sinewy. My partner had lamb rogun josh which he said was ok but the lamb was very chewy. Both meals had enough flavour but were let down with tough meat and, in my case, stodgy sauce. Prices are reasonable. Staff were friendly and helpful except when I was asked how my meal was and I told the waitress it was dry and the meat was chewy - she seemed offended (did she cook it?) and made no comment and took the plates away. I don't think I'll be rushing back.

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Terry
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was not only great, but there was plenty if it and well priced too. The staff were very friendly and a great atmosphere tas well. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back 😃

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sons 20th Birthday

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome customer service was great food beautiful prices were good we will definitely be back again soon

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EbonyH
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Very nice dinning experience. Took a tiny bit to have order taken but I think it's because they were a bit busy and had little amounts of staff working.

Was seated outside, they have added gas heaters to warm diners but still be sure to rug up.

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JacquiM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Hogan's always has a wonderful menu selection. As a Coeliac, there are always some great gluten free options which makes dining out a pleasure! Service is great and friendly helpful staff.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Food was awesome, service was amazing but was so quiet... needed some music or something

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PeterF
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

another good meal at hogans , chairs always comfortable service good & prices are very reasoable.

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MaxineF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend,I travel from Rosebud to come and eat with my son who lives in Wallan...

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carolynl
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I went there for my birthday with my family the food was well priced and offered smaller meals.
This was a well organised business considering the CO-VID 19 restrictions.


Would visit again have been here when there was no restrictions.

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PeterF
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

enjoyed coming to hogans , room is neat and well heated ,staff friendly and efficient.
the menu is a good pub menu & the food is well cooked.

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GrahamT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Warmly Welcome and very well spaced in a very difficult time with covid. Ordering from table worked well meals were very good and fire was delightful. Staff did a great job.

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bruceB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We always have a great time at Hogans Bistro. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food is always great and served promptly. The Bistro is always clean and all of the staff are very professional, this is why it is a favorite of ours for the planned get together with friends.

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OrialD
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always happy with the service and food. Great family bistro. Will not be disappointed:)

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JennyJ
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, and leonie the waitress was very friendly. We will be dining again next week, thanks jenny

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DanielleL
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was fast. Hogan’s hotel was really clean.

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Vonnie
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and lovely meal, worked well under limited circumstances.

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DanielB
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff, will definitely return!!!

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JessT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly reception upon arrival. The ordering process (due to COVID-19) was explained so we knew that a waitperson would be coming to our table and we didn't need to go to the bar etc.
Tasty food and friendly staff. I would recommend Hogan's to anyone. Thank you.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with wood fire going had lunch here we were a group of 4 . Had the barramundi with salad and chips which were half serves which was quite sufficient for us seniors the fish was lovely and moist would recommend it staff very helpful and pricing reasonable. We will be coming back.

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Kirsten
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Placed in bad location in regard to Covid-19 restrictions. Was directly next to reception desk with people over our backs. No limitations in interaction and bad management.
A good meal spoiled by the fact that too many people too close

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JodieG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

I had the curry. It was cold. It had about 6 small pieces of meat. Hard and dried out like it leftovers from lunch That was stuck to the pot. . Not even chewable. The meal consisted of rice and a plateful of sauce. Normally the meals are nice but Not this time. Disappointed as it nearly cost$30.

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MarcM
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

As a place to go with your family, this place is amazing! Great family atmosphere, kids play area great for kids of all ages. Not ideal for a quiet romantic dinner, despite mentioning on the booking it was for an anniversary they put us overlooking the highway. That was the only down side though, as the food was incredible! A huge plate of food at a reasonable price, the parmigiana was humongous! Highly recommend eating at Hogans, the staff were friendly and attentive, always smiling.

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vipTimG
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was good, only problem was waiting to order, but being busy is good for you. Once order was placed everything went well.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good quality food, friendly service and very accomodating to our family needs.

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TerryH
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was great will return took a couple of friends for the first time they were very

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AngelaT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

First time the food was average, normally such a nice place to eat, this time it was hot inside and very uncomfortable, when I asked to turn on the aircon the lady said she would. But never did

FAQs

Hogans Hotel Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 144 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.