Hotel Frangos

3.9
54 reviews
$40 and under
Australian
This unique Daylesford boutique Hotel, with an enviable location in the midst of town on iconic Vincent Street, offers plenty to do within easy walking distance. Immerse yourself in the diverse offerings of local artisan markets, galleries and therapeutic spa treatments, or experience casual dining in onsite Koukla Daylesford. Open for breakfast, through dinner, our menu is crafted to showcase the myriad of local suppliers who are the cornerstone of dining within the region.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 54 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Energetic
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CatherineJK
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time dinning in at Hotel Frangos and I must say it was an absolutely amazing experience. The food was deliciously outstanding, the atmosphere and service great and overall it was a delightful and memorable night. Will definitely be going here again!

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MarieA
Melbourne
13 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It was ok, would’ve preferred more gluten free options. My waiter wasn’t attentive. I explained that I have coeliac disease and don’t eat red meat. I had to ask what soup of the day was as it wasn’t mentioned by our waiter nor was it advertised, so I got my soup with toasted buttered normal bread. No gluten free deserts other than a cheese board (contains Lactose). My husband loved this restaurant as he has no allergies.

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Letisha
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was average for the price and service was ok. Beer was flat and they didn't come back to take our orders for a 2nd drink

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ashleem
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were absolutely amazing! everything came out quick and staff were also super friendly

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Wallacey
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Atmosphere was great so was the service unfortunately the food was the weak link!

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great drinks, super attentive staff and service !

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KurtN
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue with attentive pleasant staff. My wife said here marinara spaghetti was the best she has ever had. The pizza was great with quality toppings and taste. Tried the local pinot grigio which we can only recommend. Great ambience and value for money! We will be back

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Julie
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Terrible food, cold, over cooked, bog standard, over priced, mass produced.

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graemeRed
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

food was ordinary ,were we where seated it was very noisy .totally disappointed with our experience

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Stace
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Was really not happy with this place at all .
From the staff coming across arrogant and the food was very bland. My partners food came out cold.
Definitely will not recommend.

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Glenn
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The burger was tasty. My husband had the steak and he said it was ok, a bit cold.

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KerryS
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food, wether it’s the breakfast or restaurant, great customer service

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Scrumpytwo
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The entree (squid) came out almost immediately after we ordered, we made us think it had been a previous wrong order.
The mains - pizza - took more than 40 mins and were pretty disappointing.

There are so many better options in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs

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DarylW
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our stay was wonderful. Quiet and peaceful with staff being very accommodating. The situation of the hotel was ideal being within walking distance to shops. Our complimentary breakfast was incredible.
Thanks Franco staff!

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TamaraC
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great meal, fantastic service and awesome cocktails. We will be back

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ShirleyH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hotel Frangos offers a beautiful ambience, complimented by great customer service and tasty food. Lovely menu and wine selection. Love it!

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Aila
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great time friendly staff very welcoming atmosphere and enjoyed the food

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julieo
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We were extremely disappointed with Hotel Frangos the food was average and the service really slow. They had 1 waiter on for the whole outdoor area. We ordered food and drinks at the same time and were half way thru our meal before our drinks arrived. I would not bother going here again

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LucyD
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We have loved coming here often. Such a lovely place & vibe but food was very average this time (actually on our lunch & 2 dinner visits this week).

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NikkiFb
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My husband and i always come to kouklas when we visit Daylesford to have some quality time together away from all the stress of everyday. It's like our little tradition and we always have such a sweet time. Have been coming to kouklas since we first met, in our 20,s and now post kids and we always have such a memorable time. Staff are very nice and the food is really good. The ambience is magic. Best gin cocktails I've ever had. Can't wait to come back next yr.

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LF86
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have a meal out as a couple. Would recommend if travelling in the area.

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food for breakfast and dinner on NYE. Definately will go again.

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AroshaF
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The food was actually quite good the ambience was very nice.
however the place is packed almost always, and the staff can seem a tad rude as a result of circumstance, not intentional.
price was not cheap however considering the portion size and quality of the food was reasonable.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I always love coming here.
Even though this experience was good the food was a little dry.
Otherwise can not fault them.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious!! I’m coming back again!!

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Muddy
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Food was reasonably priced and service was quite prompt considering how many patrons were dining when we were there. Courtyard chairs and tables were very dirty with dust, bird droppings and food from previous diners.

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JacindaM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food amazing atmosphere.
Thanks for having us

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meaginG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Fabulous stay in every regard. The ambience and look of the external features and luscious plants is so inviting. The David Bromley touches are whimsical and wonderful.

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KimBm
Adelaide
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent, we were made to feel very welcome. Good pub food (the croquettes for an entree were excellent). Good wine list. Nice ambience.

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LeighM
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Very disappointing. Food was terrible, bland and over priced. Ordered potato gnocchi that I'm sure was just from a packet, in a pumpkin sauce that tasted the same as tinned soup. Pizza was under cooked and inedible, at $26, I've had better $12 pizzas from the local pizza bar. Music was so loud we couldn't hear each other.

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Rjandy2
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Venue noisy, service was slow but the food was mostly good, except my wife's sticky date pudding was over microwaved ( chewy).

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JanineO
Melbourne
10 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We had an early dinner under COVID restrictions. The service was excellent and our meals came promptly. The salmon was perfectly cooked and my partners pizza was good. The menu choices were small and dishes were what I call safe, don’t go here expecting a gourmet experience.

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TrishP
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great variety on menu and everyone enjoyed their meals. Pear salad was delicious as an extra

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BecF
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wait staff were excellent and food was delicious. Loved the atmosphere amongst the vines out the back. Food took a bit long to be served, waited at least an hour. Otherwise great place to eat

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WeEatOutALot
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Disappointed. What was once a good meal in a lovely setting is now average pub food at best in a building that is in need of some work. Suggest ok for a drink and maybe sharing a pizza. Coffee is still good. Won’t be back again, plenty of other great food options and more reasonable prices.

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Teeghan
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was lovely but the atmosphere and service was sensational! The staff were so cheerful and welcoming, we had an absolutely fantastic time. Thanks Hotel Frangos :)

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VickyD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

We asked for the chefs recommendations.... which was salmon & steak. My husband had the steak... very average! I had the salmon. It was very dry... I think it was left in the pass for too long! Even the lemon was dry!

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BrendanH
Adelaide
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and outstanding service in a wonderful vibrant spot in Daylesford

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PHLM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was pretty good, we enjoyed our meals.
The down-side for us was that there was a mess up with our order, so we waited for 1.5 hour to have our meals, they even forgot about entree. The manager was very apologetic and gave us free dessert.
I believe this was one off incident. Their food and service were still worth to dine again.

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JoJoM
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

I booked an early sitting for six on a Saturday (5:45pm). After ordering drinks, our meals (simple and largely fast prep) took an hour and fifteen minutes to arrive. We ordered fries and polenta chips as starters and these came with main course. Because of limited guest numbers (COVID) the restaurant wasn't overly busy...we were disappointed at how slow the service was. The bar tenders weren't wearing their face masks properly (beneath their chins or no nose covering). Despite one of our party asking that they covered their nose and mouth when preparing his drinks they didn't. Overall, F&F was lacklustre and not nearly as memorable as I'd have liked my 50th birthday dinner to be. We won't be rushing back.

FAQs

Hotel Frangos offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5348 2363.

Hotel Frangos is rated 3.9 stars by 54 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.