Skinny Dog Hotel

4.6
104 reviews
$40 and under
Australian

Top tags:

Casual
Great Beer
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 104 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TimT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

Had to choose Hanger Special steak as no eye fillet available, was VERY underdone, I had ordered medium.....not edible for me BUT it didn't spoil my night with friends

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Brigid
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good service, great tap beers, great food that was very well priced

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AliceB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food, a 10/10 Parma!

It was table service, and once we had food, no one came to back our table to see if we wanted more drinks.

Would still highly recommend though

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Davo
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Went there for a parma and wasn't disappointed.

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Maree
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere. Good quality food and service. Did not feel rushed.

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John
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were very accomodating with our requests for adjustments to our booking and seating. Very courteous and respectful, even when they were clearly extremely busy.

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Cats
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it here, great food, great service. Also best parmas ever and they’re massive!

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ShanD
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

If you have a large booking during COVID, you'll need to order quickly if you want to grab dessert. Venue sittings are for 1.5hrs only which isn't enough time to have entree, main & dessert for more than 5 people. Ideal time would be 2hrs for more than 5x people.

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Pauline
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Given the Covid restrictions Skinny Dog outdoor area is a great option. Protected from the wind and with some atmosphere a great option for a casual meal with family or friends. Staff doing a great job given all the adjustments that a necessary to keep us all safe.

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CameronM
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Experience!! Must return ASAP cold beverages were a highlight.

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JessC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere in the beer garden! Really yummy food!

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WayneB
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A lunch at The Skinny Dog is a great way to celebrate post Covid blues. Cold beers, good food and service. The Parma is a ridiculous size, but two of our party fought their way through them. Fish and chips just ok, maybe have the calamari instead.

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FergE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great to sit in the beer garden in the heat. Big fans and cold beer.

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AmyS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great delicious food and the staff are always nice and friendly

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NitsujYam
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I, we enjoyed ourselves very much, great vibe in the dining space, everybody looked so happy, friendly staff who serve us has done great job on the night, chicken parma is great value! We will come back and dine again at Skinny Dog

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IsaacA
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good, warm service from staff. Food delicious as always.

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Audc
Melbourne / VIC
12 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a pleasant dining experience despite Covid restrictions. We came for their famous chicken Parma which was delicious with crunchy fat chips.

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JennP
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and the selection of tap beer was great. Would definitely come back.

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RChan
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

good to be out after incubated for a long time. the skinny dog was a place to be for a few drinks with friends sharing some nibbles.

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Nath
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cannot stress how good the Dog is, good food, great staff

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JulieJ
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch, The Skinny Dog had implemented their Covid safe plan very well, the staff were great, the steak sandwich was delicious, my friend had the salmon which she loved. Would definitely go again. Highly recommend.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Overall a great experience on every visit......a little different and difficult during these unprecedented times but great overall to team

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I enjoyed the night but service could be improved, for example, I was the only one waiting at the bar to order a drink, bar staff walked right past me to a man at the end of the bar to ask if he wanted a refill of his beer! That was strange, I was leaning on the bar with money out looking for eye contact and ready to order (no one else was there except my two friends). Plus, little attention to the table in spite of the limited people.. Took a long time to get a menu and had to get up to ask for a second drink. I would come back but thought there could be better service given so few people in the pub.

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Katty
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for the legendary Thursday Parmas they never fail to impress in both size and enjoyment. The mood here is great whether it's upbeat from a sports game playing in the distant or good chats and music it's a great venue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Covid lunch. Best parma in Vic and larger than a small child :)

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MatthewT
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub meal.
Service was fantastic. All staff are really friendly, with a special mention to Catrin who was awesome.

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Audc
Melbourne / VIC
12 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious Parma ..

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Sna23
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Value for your money and cosy atmosphere. Good place to catch up with your friends.

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NigelS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and a beautiful chicken Parma the ambience was great many thanks

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JoeS
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glad to be able to go back to this great pub.
Had a great meal with friends, value for money.
Staff were great and friendly.

Support this great place now!

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Sebl
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great pub with phenomenal service & food. I'd highly reccomend the parma!

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JoeS
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again this place doesn't let you down.
The food is excellent with plenty of choices and the atmosphere is great.
Plenty of parking in the area.
Staff are friendly.
Stay all night or just get a meal or a drink or two, your choice either way its a great place.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Second time here ,pleased to say as good if not better than last time,
enjoyable atmosphere food etc friendly staff just adds to the experience.

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GavinD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The eye fillet steak, listed on the specials board was absolutely delicious!

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CathyL
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Booked
No table ready
To to busy
Should not take bookings
Noisy and crowded

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threasaf
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service , awsome food , just need more big family spaces instead of high tables in the dinning areas

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Chris
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Steak night is good value. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the pizza was tasty too. Also liked Rose.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service with efficient staff, busy on a Thursday night. Food was amazing!

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Cats
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’re repeat goers because we love the value and staff and food A++

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Pizza wasn’t well presented and expensive since it didn’t have much to offer. Waiters should smile or show emotions to their customers. Very stoned faced. Otherwise the chefs did well with the steak & fish and chips were well made.

FAQs

Skinny Dog Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 104 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.