Hogans Hotel Bistro

4.3
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99 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian

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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 99 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Is my local but love the food here prised well and good size portions highly recommended

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Steak was really undercooked no steak knife to cut it this is the first time I have had problem

MH
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Chose Hogan’s for the vegan menu items, and they didn’t disappoint - the eggplant parmigiana was delicious (but huge)!! My meat-eating family also went away very full and happy.

L
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff
Lovely food
Good kids play area and kids entertainment

GJ
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good and plenty of Gluten Free options. The size of the portions were very big which some people will love (i am a moderate eater) overall really nice.

Thanks

JO
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was very nice. Queue to order meals was too long. Very noisy on a Saturday night.

TW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my third time going to hogans and it does not disappoint great food and great customer service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff were incredibly attentive and accommodating. The magician visited our table and he was spectacular. Food was AMAZING

MM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very yummy and came out pretty quick.

It was a Saturday evening and there was a balloon artist in the kids play area. Which was fun for the kids.

A little on the expensive side but couldn't fault the meals.

MT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Food was cold. Service was too much, standing by table waiting to take glass before finished, interupting conversation to ask all ok. Very noisy.

DJ
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for lunch with our family on Fathers Day and enjoyed the food, service was great and the grandchildren really enjoyed the play area which gave us some quiet time - overall great experience and will definitely be back. Thank you

TG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience3

As members of Hogans, we regularly go to Hogans every Friday Night (since moving to Wallan), to enjoy a nice meal and drinks and relax after a busy week, but Friday the 30th we arrived at 6.30pm and was shown our table all normal with a happy staff.
I placed our order for our meals and purchased some drinks, all normal with good service.
We received our meals which always looks good, but my meal was a mixed grill, was fine until I started my steak, half was really good but the second half of the steak was tough, hard to cut as it had big sections of grizzle and wasn't eatable.
This is the first meal that I have had a meal at Hogans and wasn't up to standard of what we usually get from Hogans, just a little disappointed.

DL
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and good atmosphere, overall a good night

CJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Due to number of bookings on the night staff rushed with clearing tables taking meals and drinks away before being finished.

RM
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Super friendly staff. No wedges, which was surprising ( who doesn’t have wedges ?? ) and fish was a bit over cooked, but everything else was good. First time we’ve ever had any issue with the food, so definitely will return :)

SW
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always, quick prompt service, great play area for kids. Highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The spag bol wasn’t up to your usual standard. The pasta was slightly undercooked and the sauce a bit tasteless. Also asked for the powdered Parmesan cheese only to be told you don’t have it.

C
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great country pub with good atmosphere, family friendly, when you're in wallan make sure you drop in for a bite.

CR
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, fabulous for the kids!
Very accommodating to all my requests!

DD
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

We have been here a few times for dinner but actually on Saturday night the food was not as it should be. We ordered the chicken wings and it was basically chicken wings with cold sauce on top which was not nice at all. We were a table of 5 and 3 of us ordered chicken parma and when this came out the chicken was cold and I returned my meal as it was not up to standard. Not really sure if we will travel an hour to come here again. The food was very disappointing.

DL
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and friendly atmosphere, food was excellent

LN
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Roast of the Day (Beef) did not even closely resemble a roasted meal, not a roasted vegetable on the plate, the meat looked boiled if anything. It was sent back and replaced with soggy fish. My friends had ribs and a chicken parma which they both rated just ok. It was my first time back at Hogan's in a couple of years unfortunately I quickly remembered why we had been giving it the wide berth for so long.

CM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn't ask for more accommodating staff and the food was to die for. The most pleasant dining experience I have ever had.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing

LG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for dinner staff were very friendly and helpful especially the bar manager. Will definitely be recommending Hogans to family and friends

GD
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great meal and vateted well for Lactose and Gluten free guest

J
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, good service good atmosphere, will definitely go again.

EG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are amazing, food is fantastic, never had a bad meal, Hogans is so cosy in winter when the open fire is going. Would highly recommend Hogans

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

We were very excited about the waffle chips being back and they were fabulous. Unfortunately the beef was extremely fatty making all 3 meals having high percentage inedible. A sauce would have been good. In two years of coming to Hogan’s, this was our first experience of a meal none of us enjoyed. I’m sure it was just a one off, but we wouldn’t order this again.

TW
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a nice meal, some meals are way overpriced others reasonable. Food I’d rate as ordinary to ok nothing extrordinary

J
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

The staff are lovely, but the food quality isn't up to scratch for the price. Ribs were mainly fat with very little meat on them, parma had oil dripping off it. Good ambience though.

GL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely staff, meals were too big, very wasteful. My fish was over cooked. The rest of the table were satisfied with their meal.

RC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Found service & food to our liking but think there should be pizza's on the menu

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fast service, friendly staff and delicious meals 😋👍🏻

MK
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

The seafood platter was definitely not worth the $48 price. The fish was dried out and the amount of seafood for the price minimal. The pork belly crackling was like leather and when asked by the waitress if we enjoyed the meal we told her this. Her response was, “oh that’s no good” and that was that.

J
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Average roast. Dry cauliflower. Large almost bitter zucchini, not small or sweet. No glaze to moisten vegs. No carrot or pumpkin. Doubt beef was cooked on the day. Rather expensive wines at $9.50 per glass. Loud woman at bar - no need to shout! We're not all deaf. Perhaps the junkier food such as parmiagana on a mountain of chips is seen as better value. No smaller serve than 10 tiger prawns. Not sure if I'll go again.

C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was very cold in the dining room Staff very good , food very good As previously The Wine is to expensive, they need to do promotions at $5-6 a glass $10 for a Rose in a pub Over the top

C
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Booking online easy and instant Great service Food excellent Generous serves and came quickly.
Wine prices are a bit too expensive at Hogan’s It is a pub and prices should reflect this They are not top brands that are available

k
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

My partner and i have come quite a few times as the meals are generally great. This last time the meal was horrible (steak way over cooked and tasteless and veggies soggy and inedible) .... disappointing as we love this place normally and for the price we expect consistency

VH
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fantastic, and the great service, thanks 😊