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The Empress Hotel, Fitzroy North, AU-VIC

The Empress Hotel

4.7
4.7
167 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
  • Dog-friendly
  • Good for groups
  • Neighbourhood gem
Established in 1873 as The Empress of India, The Empress retains its old world charm; it is brought into the here and now with a focus on craft beer, quality produce, and exceptional service.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9486 5005
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Looking to host an event or function in Melbourne’s inner-north? The Empress Hotel in Fitzroy North is one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues. Featuring a Dining Hall, Beer Garden, and Public Bar The Empress is suitable for all occasions. If you’re looking for a no fuss event for 20 – 100 people then get in touch and plan your next group booking with us.
  • Area
    Fitzroy North
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Scotchmer Street Stop 21 - Route 96 Pigdon Street - Route 96
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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167 Reviews
  1. TMDJ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    In the dining there was cage fighting being streamed which made it very difficult to chat with company especially our parents.

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  2. James

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food seems to have dropped off a fair bit, each time we come its not as good as the last.

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  3. JodieM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love our local so much we go every week. Great value and delicious food.

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  4. LuanaC

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Empress is a great pub! Food is always tasty and dishes are generous. Good prices too! The staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. They have poochie-friendly to boot!! Bonus - best beer-battered chips ever!! We are regulars - we keep going back - that says a LOT!!!

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  5. GruntD

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have $1 Wings on a thursday night with friends.

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  6. CityFoodLover

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked a table to watch the football. The Hotel rang me during the day to confirm the booking, staff were friendly and helpful.

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  7. ChristopherL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to watch the football in the beer garden Great atmosphere and service.

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  8. Schnitzel

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Can't go wrong with the Empress. Beer selection, the Parma and family friendliness are my personal highlights. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff throughout.

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  9. JanetP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the old-style dining room vibe, open fire and great food. Everything was easy, and staff made our big group (16) really welcome

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  10. BenB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was expecting a busy and hectic night being that it was Monday pizza night, but it was actually a nice and chilled vibe. Guinness on tap and the best pub fries around makes for the perfect combination in my opinion. Pizza was also surprisingly good too!

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FAQs

The Empress Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9486 5005.

The Empress Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Empress Hotel

714 Nicholson St, Fitzroy North, AU-VIC 3068

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Fitzroy North
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Scotchmer Street Stop 21 - Route 96 Pigdon Street - Route 96
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9486 5005
  • Private party facilities
    Looking to host an event or function in Melbourne’s inner-north? The Empress Hotel in Fitzroy North is one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues. Featuring a Dining Hall, Beer Garden, and Public Bar The Empress is suitable for all occasions. If you’re looking for a no fuss event for 20 – 100 people then get in touch and plan your next group booking with us.
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