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Pavilion Geelong, Geelong, AU-VIC

Pavilion Geelong

3.9
3.9
282 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Pavilion Geelong is a modern cafe along the shore of Eastern Beach, serving breakfast, lunch, coffee, and takeaway sweet and savoury treats. Open 6:30am - 4:00pm, 7 Days.

Located upstairs, Caledonia Shores is a modern approach to Asian freestyle dining with beautiful house cocktails, Asian dishes, and vibes. Open 5pm - Late, 7 days.

Please note we are experiencing a high volume of reservations for Mothers Day. If you are having trouble booking, we have space for walk ins!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 6:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 4214 2000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 282 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Great for brunch

  • Victoria

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Geelong

    Best Service

  • Geelong

    Best Ambience

  • Geelong

    Best Value

  • Geelong

    Great for brunch

  • Geelong

    Good for groups

  • Geelong

    Healthy

  • Geelong

    Hot spot

  • Geelong

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Geelong

    Lively

282 Reviews
  1. CatherineM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful place to enjoy a meal right in front of the beautiful Geelong bay. This place is a lovely casual dining spot with a good variety of brunch and lunch options. The staff especially the manager on the day were absolutely attentive and very patient with our desire to find the best possible table to enjoy a few hours conversation on a beautiful day. I highly recommend Pavilion and I hope that others enjoy the experience.

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  2. JanetC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 6 and each of us really enjoyed our meals, the service was great and the ambience entertaining with every thing that was going on around us.

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  3. LesleyF

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting but expensive meal based on the quality of the food. It was pretty ordinary.

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  4. chrism

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Quite expensive and we’re encouraged to use app to order which doesn’t appeal from outset. Table was fine and they were fine about having our dog and food was served promptly. Food was ok except toast very dry and difficult to cut. Thought it was rather expensive.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had birthday breakfast for 11 of us food and service was great , pencils and paper on table for kids . We all enjoyed our meal

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  6. SallyZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a wonderful experience at the Pavillion, the service is prompt and professional, and the food always exceeds our expectations.

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  7. SimonW

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casual sunday lunch, not too busy due to weather - tasty eggs benny, attentive and friendly service, in a modern cafe - thankyou!

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  8. Jesse

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Hi there! Thanks for allowing the time to feedback. Unfortunately we did not end up dining at your venue as we didn’t feel the offering was suitable for us. I did not realise that the downstairs area was cafe foods only (totally my mistake I thought both levels offered the same or even fish and chips?). However, I believe myself and my guests would have been eager to stay if not for the fact we had to use a QR code to order, which didn’t work anyway so I still had to go to the host desk to order a coffee. We were eager for a long pre-Christmas lunch. However the QR ordering created a deterrent for us as we tend to find food orders come out at unreasonably varying times when we would like to eat together. There’s usually an additional service fee on these options which we would prefer to offer as tip instead of paying for a third-party service. Add on top of that the additional weekend service surcharge along with the frustrating comment of “no alterations to menu items”. Again more deterrents. Adding to the fact that our outdoor seating area was littered with a couple of used napkins and some plastic takeaway drink lids. To ask the price point you offer, order through phones, not alter any items (even if for dietary?) and add a weekend surcharge, it’s a little bit of a slap in the face to guests. At least for us. I very much appreciate the fact that staffing is difficult in Geelong right now. We just found it frustrating that a venue in such a wonderful location does not allow the friendly staff (the small amounts we received everyone was lovely!) to connect with its guests. If some personable table service was offered, heck we might have stayed and paid whatever price plus surcharge plus no alterations to menu, maybe even a tip. Apologies for the rant, I hope the summer period bodes well for Pavilion!

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  9. MercM

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot for lunch with a spectacular view of the bay! Food was fine; simple fare, nothing gourmet which for the time you spend here is adequate. QR codes are the norm but they do bring menu's out as well (perfect for my traditional sensibilities). Order at the counter makes it simple if that's how you want to play. Overall I would recommend for a two or more group lunch where it is conversation, the view and sun that are more your style.

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  10. NatB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was our first visit and the food and service were underwhelming. We were seated and told to order via a QR code which I find so impersonal. I prefer good old fashioned service. We ordered coffees which we requested extra hot and they came out warm. We didn’t complain about it and just drank the coffees quickly. Then our dishes came out. We had ordered eggs on toast with a side of mushrooms. The bread wasn’t toasted nor did it have butter which we had ordered via the QR code. The entire dish was cold and I had to walk it back to the kitchen (given there’s no real customer service). I can’t say I would recommend this place as our experience wasn’t great. The food is overly priced for what we received.

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  11. MelissaM

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff, great food and coffee. The waffles were a hit!

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  12. Steph

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. Restaurant is a vibe and very pretty. Service was great and very positive. I can only say that I wasn’t a fan of the $3.50 service fee because it was a weekend (not a public holiday). Just made the experience quite expensive

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  13. LynnB

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Even though it was a cold day we decided to sit outside, as it was crowded and noisy inside. The setting right near the swimming pool is so beautiful. The food was good and the service prompt and friendly. I would recommend the Pavilion for its iconic representation of Geelong’s waterfront culture.

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  14. KimL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were extremely helpful, professional and friendly. We had a large group booking and all food was served together. Great spot near the fire for a chilly day.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Very friendly staff. Beautiful place to eat Views across the bay

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  16. Tilla67

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful place located at such an iconic part of Geelong. Enjoyed on a beautiful summers day (in spring 🤣). Great for young child and great grandma. A beautiful brunch that highly recommend

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  17. Gooldy

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    On a warm day the doors were open so the noise of the general population outside affected our dining experience. A table of 4 women, we were literally ignored for 20 mins until one of us found a waiter to at least have a menu to view. I ordered a plain omelette which came on the plate with no greenery (like parsley) or a small salad for colour. We were all disappointed.

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  18. RobinH

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting slightly different food but smaller serves and higher prices. Some drinks shown on the menu were not available Servise was good and setting was excellent

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  19. CarolO

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I had our three Grand children with us. Ordering was confusing. Using the QR card was OK for food but you don’t couldn’t order wine by the glass. The waiter took our order. I ordered two adult burgers which were delicious. I ordered 2 x waffles and popcorn chicken for the 3 kids. Unbeknownst to me they brought out 2 x adult waffles, a $30 difference to the kids waffles, and no sides with the dried up popcorn chicken. The smoothies were expensive as was the NZ wine. Overall a very expensive and disappointing experience.

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  20. EmmaB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very relaxed atmosphere for a family catchup with large numbers. Efficient food delivery and easy service, kids were able to play and swim while some parents had their 2nd coffee. Very good overall.

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  21. BillB

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Great location and staff very friendly and helpful.

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  22. DebF

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The renovation of the Pavilion is lovely and it is a pleasant place. The service was efficient. Only downsides were 1. that the open door (which opens towards the beach) caused a constant cold breeze, which would be lovely on a warm day, but was undesirable on a cool day and 2. The smashed avocado contained too much pepper for our liking.

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  23. Lauren

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, delicious food, fabulous service!

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  24. Lauren

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous place, we have had several good meals here. On this occasion it took them an hour, and several prompts from us, to tell us they didn't have the ingredients for one person's meal. Refund can't be processed immediately. Other meals were dry. Such a shame, systems needs significant improvement.

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  25. relaxing

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional service was provided by one staff member in particular (I think it was Sarah) however we were disappointed in the value for money with the food. The chilli scrambled dish was scrambled egg on one piece of toast (I had imagined a piece or two of sourdough, or equivalent, similar to what I have received at other cafes. My dish contained one of two shreds of chilli while my daughters dish had no chilli at all. When ordering white wine I was given the riesling instead of a Sauvignon Blanc. I would recommend this venue if there is some change made to the value for meals.

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  26. UnhappyFathersDay

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Appalling service! Staff seemed miserable especially the female waitress with American accent. I get it Fathers Day and you’re working in hospital but really? We are turning up to eat and drink at the venue that pays your wages, at least seem a little bit happy to see us?! Food took almost 2 hours to be delivered to our table, our kids were not happy! Was told to us that the ‘dockets hade come through from upstairs bar to down stairs kitchen. The only compliment I will leave is at least they offered us a free round of drinks… which we mentioned we were thankful for however didn’t win us over to return to the venue again. Unfortunate as it’s the most beautiful location in Geelong

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  27. RachaelH

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I really wanted to enjoy me time here but sadly I found my experience very frustrating. I booked in for 6 people however when I got there I was shown to a long table that had another family on one end, I pointed out I had booked for six people to be told " this is a table for 6, count the chairs! 1,2,3,4,5......oh I'll get another chair" the problem with this was the chairs were bolted to the ground so adding another chair meant someone was off to the corner of the table and the chairs that were set at the table to begin with, two of them you had to straddle a table let to get into. At 11 o'clock many items on the menu were sold out which was disappointing, they did replace my latte after a seagull pooped in it, we then waited 40 mins for our eggs on toast and croissant, which we had to ask twice about. Even though we were disappointed with the service they did a nice ham and cheese croissant. I would try again because the quality of the food was good and it is in such a great location; hopefully next time they have a few more staff on.

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  28. AAAK

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff are lovely. I’m not sure the food quality is worth the price. We waited 50 minutes for our food after their scanning system didn’t register our order despite the confirmation email.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning views from upstairs dining room and delicious food, would definitely return.

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  30. DisappointedRegular12

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food above average price, descriptions didn’t match meals delivered- bland

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  31. CatrinaG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting is lovely in a warm sunny day. We did need to wait 15 minutes for our table despite being only 3 minutes early. The meals were delicious and fresh with generous portions.

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  32. MelissaS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely spot to dine with views across the pool and bay . Our service was good and food great .

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  33. RaeR

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classy decor, water views, quiet (most diners were outside in the sunshine), attentive staff. Food was excellent, although the sweets selection was somewhat depleted.

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  34. AlexM

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely modern decor and not too busy so it wasn't too noisy. Service was very good. The food was average though. The menu was not extensive and slightly too pricey for what it was. The toast didn't even come with butter. Overall, it was fine but nothing to rave about!

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  35. VivianR

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I booked a table for lunch after having coffee in your newly renovated space which is lovely. Unfortunately lunch was not great, we both ordered the Chilli Eggs which was bland, tasted like no salt was added at all. The eggs seemed overcooked and not fluffy. The sour dough was almost stretchy to try and cut. We also had a glass of prosecco and tea/coffee. For what we paid $43.50 each I thought was outrageous considering the poor quality of the food. I would be reluctant to book again unless I can be assured the rest of the menu is better than the Chilli Eggs.

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  36. SarahD

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. The pavillon supervisor ( I assume he was a supervisor ) was so great. Very welcoming and was so accommodating to our large group . Great food. Great coffee and amazing views . Couldn’t recommend more.

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  37. AmandaM

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was too expensive and add ons were not worth it when you want to not have the other food

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  38. MaryF

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food average, not hot enough. Had to order at front desk. Most of the staff young and inexperienced. Beautiful venue and outlook but disappointed.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, incredibly long wait for coffees. Service was a little hit and miss. A bit pricey but lovely food. Beautiful location.

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  40. AndrewR

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food, great choices, caters for kids and friendly staff

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Pavilion Geelong is rated 3.9 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Pavilion Geelong

95 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong, AU-VIC 3220

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Geelong City Center
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 6:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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