The Empress Hotel

4.8
54 reviews
$40 and under
Australian

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Casual
Great Beer
The Empress Hotel in North Fitzroy is a light-filled corner pub with a focus on craft beer and quality produce.

The pub mirrors the vibrant Fitzroy North community in its diversity; there truly is something for everyone. It's old fashioned hospitality done well. Pull up a seat, grab a beer, and waste a day.
What 54 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElleB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We love the food and peops at the Empress Hotel. Thanks for our first night out.

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Shimmy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good selection of beers on tap wit a decent menu and sport on the TV

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DanC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is definitely good. Drinks menu is pretty decent as well. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Would recommend for groups.

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PKKKKK
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A dreamboat of alcohol consumption

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GabeO
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the Thursday deal, $30 for a bucket of wings, chips and 2 pots. Very good deal, good atmosphere. And good beer options on tap.

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SaraM
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first pub visit post COVID lockdown and it couldn't have been better! The food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic.

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LeighP
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This pub knows how to do great pub food with all the service you'd expect from a great restaurant! Highly recommended!!

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Joey
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked with friends for our first foray out into the world post lockdown.
Was very impressed with the staff and how they explained the rules about masks and walking around.
Food was as good as usual.
Felt comfortable and had a great night.
Will be back soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

Food was average and nothing special. Service was pushy

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love our local, always a great time here. The food is great and it’s such a friendly place!

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

So good to be able to go to my local after such a long lock down. And a great way to celebrate my daughter’s birthday

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Jasmin
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Empress is always the best – great service, atmosphere, top food, and awesome selection on tap!

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NolaJ
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, as always. It's good to have you back, Empress!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Very over priced yuppie parma. Be nice if you could select bar, beer garden or dining.

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NickSB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

thanks so much for having us - so good to be back at the best pub in melbourne!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub with great food, amenities and lovely staff.

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ScottK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best wings and parma in town. Great selection of tasty brews plus the friendliest and extremely helpful staff. We had such a great night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down best pub in Melbourne.

MB
MichaelB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Attentive to your needs. A great experience. Delicious food. Comfortable in the new covid norm :)

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LisH
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great pub, great pub food. Good COVID Safety Plan consistently implemented

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down one of the best Parmas around!
The team here is always so lovely and accommodating. Such a great local

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AnnemarieH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back especially to watch the Melbourne Cup as we do every year!

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Jasmine
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service here was second to none. We had a really great time and the bar staff who were running the floor COVID style were super attentive. It was honestly so nice to come back to the pub after a hiatus and see other hospo staff enjoying their job. 10/10!

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Wendy
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and great service under the covid circumstances. So happy pubs are back!

BW
BenW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best bloody pub. Always great, keep it up! Really really really good

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for dinner and a couple of pints! Will be back.

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Eamo
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place to dine and enjoy a drink with a good atmosphere. Open fire in the big room.

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Rowie
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal

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AdamR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for watching the footy. Great food and awesome, friendly staff.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always epic!!!

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ClaireC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub! Excellent atmosphere, friendly staff, great beer garden

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for a great night. Can't wait to see you all soon

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, and a cozy atmosphere on a chilly night. Love coming here!

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Durga
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb ! Great to be back. The Parma is the best going around.

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AliceT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Warm friendly pub with open fire. Amazing food-Ordered the Parma and Burger.

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DezM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

staff were welcoming and upbeat.
food was excellent as always, even though its been a while since we were last there with the pandemic and all.
reccomended.

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AdamR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly staff, food was awesome. Really well looked after.

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casey
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy my time at this pub!! Went with girlfriends to watch the footy

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GordonP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time I've been back to the Empress since the lockdown. Last week I was unsure how it would go, but I had such a great experience that I decided to do it again to watch the footy this week. Table service was great, food was at usual good standard and I felt really comfortable with the set up of seperated tables. Look froward to going back again!

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MarissaG
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, fantastic menu, great vibe. New local!

FAQs

The Empress Hotel does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Empress Hotel also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9486 5005.

The Empress Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 54 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.