Skinny Dog Hotel

4.5
166 reviews
$40 and under
Australian

Top tags:

Great Beer
Casual
We're a friendly inner-suburban pub smack-bang in the middle of Kew's High Street with comfy booths, a beer garden, function spaces and of course, sports! Our kitchen’s dishes are classic, well executed pub grub, with fresh ingredients, and every day a bigger focus on local suppliers.

With two separate spaces upstairs (with access to one central bar) and the whole beer garden available to hire – Skinny Dog has the space for you whatever the occasion. Whether it be a larger function in our Edison Room, a board meeting in The Studio, or nibbles and drinks in The Beer Garden, we have spaces and places to accommodate for all your private dining needs.

We love our sport and show each and every AFL game live all season long. Be sure to check out all the sporting action as it happens, including all UFC events on Pay-Per-View, on our 8 big screens!

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 166 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Energetic
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rosscaux
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue - had old pub character. Parma was huge, hot and best chips ever.

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We came here on steak night, great value for money!

MA
MAC14
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Creole chicken wings were awesome. My wife really enjoyed the Gnocchi.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Disappointed that food businesses can’t do one simple thing!
Serve me a FRESH HOT MEAL!!!!!

The Parma came out and was barely warm.

This place is known for having one of the best Parmas in Melbourne and served up a barely warm pile of 💩

I can’t believe when we are trying to get people to get back out and support local businesses, you go and then serve this crap up

Learn how to cook a HOT meal!!!

JM
JMMMMMMMM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good experience. The booth is the best place to sit

TC
TomC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably the best chicken parma iv ever eaten………..

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AnnF
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I found the lentil curry a bit bland, but my companions all enjoyed their meals.

JH
JudyH
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely friendly service. Food came quickly and was good in contrast to previous visit where part of our order did not arrive at all.

AW
AliceW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious and service was great. Highly recommend it for a chill night with friends.

SF
SimonF
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good and hospitable staff. Asked to change tables away from noisy football with no problems and very obliging.
Good traditional pub food and drink

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Jollyone
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

$14.50 for a pint of Guinness. Wrong, wrong, wrong

CW
CathyW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Steak night: delicious and cooked perfectly. Efficient service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trivia was very fun

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Horrible - no steak knife given. Steak was shocking. Not worth the money

LM
LindaM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Our meals were cold and not very appealing. Couldn't taste the alcohol in the drink.

VP
VivP
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great pub food at reasonable prices. Great local!

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Mopsy
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A regular visitor here. Yet to have a good steak but always enjoy the other food. Staff are very good - attentive, efficient and cheerful. Good wine list - no price by the bottle for reds on this visit?? Look forward to my next visit.

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BridieC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Staff member serving our table was unprofessional, told someone to “think smarter, not harder honey”. She was rude and condescending.
There was no name badge so I cannot identify her, she was blonde and a bit stocky.
However all the food was excellent and was a great parma, one of the best in Melbourne.

GB
GeoffB
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice food.
45 min wait
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Squint
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Good pub but was looking forward to the big Parma they serve but I was very disappointed when it was only barely warm.
Also they didn’t collect glasses from the table.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff.
Delicious food.
Great variety... something for everyone.

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IanS
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tuesday steak night is good value. I'll be back again.

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Fullbutnotsatisfied
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Not that great... had a pub lunch next day and it was yummier, cheaper and no attitude from female staffers

BK
BethK
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Overall a great dinner spot. Footy was playing on a projector down the front, meaning a bit of noise from sports fans. However, our table was placed down the back in a booth, and the separation of the two areas helped. Service was a bit slow - we did have to chase a waiter down to take our order. Once the food came, though, all issues were forgotten - delicious meals. Word of warning: the giant parma really is giant!

JW
JamesW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Enormous delicious Parma but couldn’t really finish it,
great beers and efficient service

JS
JoeS
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again this place excells in all areas of food service.
You must try it.

GJ
GeoffJ
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best steak sandwich in a long time. My friend loved her hamburger too.

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Juds
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Booked in dinning area but would have been better outside given the weather. Had not been there before so did not know the pub.
Television blaring sport in the dinning area not great. Music would have been preferable on a Sunday lunch timeline. Dining was not busy and service was attentive and food was good. They had run out of two selections but still had them listed on the specials board which was disappointing given these meals were our selections.

JH
JudyH
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

We arrived at 6.00pm with two children. Service was very slow and our food finally arrived close to an hour later. Table was then cleared before we had finished our meal. Disappointing.

LM
LisaM
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Perfect for a mid week dinner with friends. Suitable for all ages

JW
JaneW
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We went for an early dinner. Service was quick and friendly and the food was great!

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Trebor
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Parmageddon Thursday - the food was exceptional value for money. The Pub was buzzing which was great.

DB
DenisB
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and value.
Best Parmas in Melbourne.
Absolutely worth trying.
My Romeo Parma is sensational.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Gravy for the steak tasted like it was a liquid Gravox sauce.

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TeganA
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best chicken parma I have had in a very long time!

VB
VictorB
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great venue, lots of parking..its get loud (which is not that great if you're wanting to have a decent chat) but overall a solid place to eat and have a drink.

JR
JuciaraR
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, cold beer, great food, fair prices.

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viplisaf
6 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, great value, great service

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Marc
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The chicken wings were delicious. Our group went for the famous chicken parmas, and found them to be pretty average. They came out so quickly, it was hard to imagine that they weren't already cooked before we arrived to the pub. I would go again, but I would try something different on the menu.

MF
MeganF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Parma was amazing, quick service and lots of tables

FAQs

Skinny Dog Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 166 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.