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Rochester Hotel, Fitzroy, AU-VIC

Rochester Hotel

4.0
4
54 Reviews
$40 and under
Pub
A Fitzroy neighbourhood pub trading lunch and dinner Thu-Sun. Our focus on local produce reflects our food and drinks offering but more importantly we foster a sense of community. Rochey is a laid back and inclusive atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

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2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Beer Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9419 0166
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Casual, friendly people serving classic pub grub and a bar offering to match.
  • Area
    Fitzroy
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram 11 stop 16
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Drinks Inside

    Multiple dates available
    If you are planning to have drinks only please choose this option. Your table will be allocated inside the venue.
  • Drinks Outside

    Multiple dates available
    This table is allocated outside, curb side or in the beer garden.
  • Food and Drinks

    Multiple dates available
    If you are planning to dine and have drinks, choose this option. Please note our last seating for dining is 8.30pm. All bookings past this time will be for drinks only.

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

54 Reviews
  1. Seamus

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The steak was like a rubber boot. My friends and I asked for medium rare steaks and they came out harder than concrete. Washed it down with the flattest beers on the planet.

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  2. MatildaW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for the steak night. Was great value & good food!

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  3. emilyread

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Special sold out at 6pm, ordered an alternative meal which arrived late

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  4. Anna

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, service and vibe. Great spot to watch the footy!

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  5. None

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been to a lot of other venues on a Steak night and had Breyer food, better value and a much better experience. This experience was just about average.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pub, dog friendly! Great staff, good food. Can’t fault it.

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  7. LisaD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best, most accomodating, attentive and friendly staff and service this side of town. Every meal here is a great experience with delicious food. Will keep coming back!

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  8. JustineU

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The home made dim sims are fantastic. The steak was wonderful. But best of all you can take your dog inside to sit with you.

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  9. Pablo

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good atmosphere, average food. Would return for drinks.

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  10. TomS

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, great happy hour and ambience! Dog friendly too! Will definitely return.

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  11. JacW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great night at pub trivia on Wednesday, burger special hit the spot and quizmaster was great fun. Definitely go again

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  12. Grizzly

    Melbourne

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Happy and friendly service - good value food, good vibes

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  13. JaneB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistently great. I like the new wines on the menu. Service is the best

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  14. Shane

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails over the bar and amazing steaks in the dining room. The Rochey feels like a real hidden gem.

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  15. SueZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good valued happy hour tap beer, food is really nice. They have a beer garden at the back which is suitable for a group of people sitting outdoor.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, super lovely staff and delicious cocktails

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  17. JennyS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quirky pub with a great steak night deal. Service efficient and friendly. The Comedy night in the courtyard was a bonus.

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  18. JaneR

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely experience.

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  19. DanielaM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As far as work quiz nights go, this was the best one we have been to hands down! great atmosphere, the quiz was well thought out, our group had an amazing time, we are ready for the next one!

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  20. Hollie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food here is fantastic and the 4-7pm happy hour is so good with $10 cocktails.

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  21. AlenaK

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, vibrant atmosphere, great food! Have been to the venue on Wednesday night, with some specials on offer! Highly recommend

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  22. MaryT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servhce was excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was delicious.

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  23. Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly staff with a pub menu with interesting twists like fish burgers. Good beers, average wines.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great pub, great service, was a bit disappointed by the menu, the menu listed on Open Table is the Sunday Roast menu, so check the menu on the website. Will return for the Sunday Roast as the Yorkshire Puds look amazing.

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  25. crabrc

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, great food, great trivia, great vibes.

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  26. PaulH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and the service was top shelf. Love the Rochey in it’s new (been a while between drinks) iteration.

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  27. Thomo

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional. James and the team will look after you like old friends. Highly recommend having a drink or a few at the Rochey

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have a great time at The Rochy!!

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  29. jasonm

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service. Friendly staff. Great food. Will go back again.

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  30. JasminJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks so much for allowing a tab and for putting up with some loud boys!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    More like a noisy dive bar than a place to go to eat. Friendly service. Can barely hear the person sitting across the table from you.

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  32. Waldron

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It may be due to COVID but there wasn’t much of the menu available. The steak was extremely tough and grissly.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time there

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  34. NicholasL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at the Rochester Hotel were all so lovely, warm and welcoming, and they truly went above and beyond to ensure that my large group and I all had a great time. Nothing was too much trouble for Benoît, James and the entire team, and their attentive yet accommodating service meant that we had the best afternoon. Add to the fact that they also had an amazing happy hour with brilliant drinks specials, which went down a treat! I’ll definitely be back at the Rochey soon - cheers legends!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night catching up with friends. The food was fabulous and the staff were exceptional. (Thanks James). We were the oldest there by about 40 years (!) which was fun. It was so good to see all the gorgeous young people back having such a happy night out.

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  36. Russ

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Meals were pretty pricey for what we had, would go for drinks again but not to eat

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved The Rochey! The big tables make it perfect for large groups, just wished you guys were open longer on a Saturday night as that is what’s advertised online!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Atmosphere and Amazing Vibes The service was absolute second to none as well. A few people were on their first shifts and they were simply incredible to us Can’t believe I’ve never been to this pub before but it’s criminally under rated!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible!!!! Our first time at the Rochester and will not be going back. I had pre booked earlier in the week and was asked by the manager if we would be having dinner or drinks, I advised him mainly drinks but we may order food also. When we arrived they took us to our table.. which was outside in the small back garden..whilst it was absolutely pouring with rain - under a small umbrella. We were a group of six trying to make the best of a bad situation but the table and chairs were all absolutely soaking. We asked to be moved as we could not sit there. The manager was extremely rude and aggressive. Explaining that because we were not having dinner that’s where they sat us - regardless of the extreme weather and the fact that I did say we may order food - that was our allocated table. In the end another small table became available inside which we could use, however the rudeness of the manager was incredibly shocking. Addressing that it was OUR fault for booking for drinks? Complete lack of customer care and understanding in this situation. Note to the Rochester- don’t assign bookings to tables you know are not protected in the rain?? Or advise your guests in advance so they have the opportunity to change their plans? Will not be returning to this venue

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  40. BreeS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bar and wait staff were friendly and attentive, plus the food was great. We sat by the open fireplace which was so lovely on a cold night.

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FAQs

Rochester Hotel is rated 4 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Rochester Hotel

202 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, AU-VIC 3065

Additional information

  • Area
    Fitzroy
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram 11 stop 16
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9419 0166
  • Catering
    Casual, friendly people serving classic pub grub and a bar offering to match.
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