The Girl & Bull

4.4
111 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Welcome to The Girl & Bull! We are a modern Australian restaurant & bar located in the seaside Village of Mount Eliza, Mornington Peninsula. We offer an elegant yet relaxed environment which is designed to complement all dining experiences - whether it be a long lunch with friends, a night out with the family or even that one off special occasion. Our menu consists of contemporary Australian cuisine including share plate dining options that marry with our on-trend local and regional beverage list. Please visit our website for more information. We pride ourselves on our delicious food, trendy beverage list and warm and attentive service! We love witnessing and being a part of your enjoyable experience with us at The Girl & Bull and look forward to seeing you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Australian, Contemporary European, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Monday To Saturday;
LUNCH - 12pm-3pm
DINNER - 5pm-9pm
Sunday;
LUNCH ONLY - 12pm-4pm
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Phone number
(03) 9787 0200
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Our menu consists of contemporary Australian cuisine including share plate dining options that marry with our on-trend local and regional beverage list. Please visit our website for more information.
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Large Free Public carpark adjacent to restaurant. Street Parking also an option.
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Public Transit
Bus Stop in walking distance.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access
What 111 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There is a great variety to choose from on the menu. We loved our starters, mains and dessert. Everything was fresh and a generous portion. The saganaki had a sweet spin and was delicious! The host was friendly and energetic. The place was packed on a Saturday night and we could see why.

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GB
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Girl and Bull was great - food was very good and the oysters were awesome, wine was nice but a bit better choice at the top end would have attracted us a little more, service was OK - needed reminders a couple of times and there was some confusion about bread - overall a good night out for the four of us - noise level seemed very high; maybe we are too old!

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J
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great food was delicious, seating was well laid out. You could hear each other talk and you were not rubbing elbows with the people next to you. My wife and I have decided this establishment is now our first place of call. Tuesday night and it was full, glad we booked .

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, enthusiastic and attentive staff. Reasonably priced. Will be back.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Love this restaurant, food is awesome, team is great and always have a fabulous time. Unfortunately after booking online and receiving confirmation (which I've done before), on arrival my booking didn't exist and we were turned away.
Saturday night, birthday celebration, wasn't ideal. Won't stop me returning, but next time I'll call for booking, as on this occasion it was a let down.

I wanted to give 0 stars, as I wasn't there, but the system only allows for a minimum of 1.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fabulous and service was great! Business meeting went well.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful starters and dessert, highly recommend the prawn beetle leaves and the Turkish delight soufflé and the lemon meringue! Yum.... seriously good desserts

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SH
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A great place for family and friends to enjoy a decent meal. Found in the beautiful Mt Eliza village

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CA
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was amazing, i'll definately be going back!

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LB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely meal that was served in a friendly and efficient manner .

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JH
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First timers - food was fantastic and well presented - service good - will be back

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k
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food & wine! The atmosphere & staff where vibrant. We loved every meal we had & would actually rush back in a hurry! Great local restaurant that has set a very high standard that I'm sure will be hard to beat, we honestly could not fault anything about our night at The Girl & The Bull. Yummmmo 10/10 :)

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LN
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Rack of lamb and zucchini ...didn't specify on the menu that the zucchini was pickled, too many and too vinegary... not good with the lamb at all !
After the first glass, we had to pour our French champagne ourselves, the place wasn't so busy that justified not to have staff keeping an eye on our glasses and been available to serve !

Even when the place was very nice and handy to where we live, I don't think we'll be back....

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KL
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very busy on a Friday night and quite noisy so not much chance to have a conversation.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food choice is very good. Everything from tapas, empanadas to great main course, slow cooked beef cheeks. Service is professional and friendly. Good wine list, good prices. Will be back again soon.

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LS
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food
Great service
Food was delish great little resturant in the heart of mount eliza

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d
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love eating at " The Girl & Bull". The staff are brilliant, and the food is always spot on. The atmosphere is always good.

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C
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service was good, a little slow at times.
Accomodating for dietary requirements

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was just ok. Staff were attentive and friendly, but I can’t eat staff!

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A
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dining experience was outstanding, could not fault this place at all! Food and service were both impeccable!

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CD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very enjoyable experience, lovely ambience, friendly and helpful staff. The food was amazing. beautifully presented and tasted even better. I am definitely returning and recommending this restaurant for any occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great local restaurant with casual atmosphere and efficient and attentive staff.

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WJ
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants! We love dining at The Girl and Bull, the food is divine and the staff fabulous.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable business lunch with a great variety of vegetarian options. Will definitely be back!!

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RW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Like the atmosphere & decor & the fact there is a cosy restaurant close to home. Friendly staff. One slight disappointment was my meal was too oliy for my liking. The past occasions I have dined here, I really enjoyed my meal so I will just eat what I know I enjoy. Will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food and setting - it was quiet being a Tuesday lunch but will definitely return

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AW
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We love it here. Consistently good food, wine and cocktails. Excellent for a friends’ get together, or for families too. A great addition to the village.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The mix of professional service and attention to detail with the food presentation and quality is something the penninsular has strived for in competing with the high end restauraunts of inner Melbourne. The 'Girl and Bull' has got this balancing act spot on and it is no accident when you see the effort that managment put into making sure that every customer is greeted and made to feel welcome from the moment they enter.
I recently went to Donovans again in StKilda and of coarse as expected the food was exellent and I would give the whole experience a 9 out of 10. The most interesting and pleasing fact is there is now a restauraunt of equal stature and quality in Mt Eliza!!

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TM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second visit at The Girl and Bull and were once again very impressed.
The restaurant itself is a beautiful setting and very cosy, the wait staff were friendly yet professional and the food was SO TASTY.

Our standout plates were; Tempura zucchini flowers stuffed with goats cheese (very generous serve for tapas), my husband raved about his beef cheek and the seafood linguine was one of the best pastas I’ve ever had!

A good selection to choose from on the wine list.

All in all we had a lovely lunch and look forward to our next visit.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Expensive.
The Paella didn't taste good at all, the other seafood dish was peppered beyond belief and the I kg tomahawk steak for $89, contained 6 slices of meat which frankly amounted to approx 300gm, if that, recommended to be shared between 2 males!

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J
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food lovely efficient service 💗

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J
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Enjoyed our first visit. Nice casual dining, a great option for those who frequent the peninsula.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, delicious food will definitely go back in the future

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a
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The girl and bull has the potential to be a lovely little place for some tapas, however food was very disappointing and over priced for what you get. Unfortunately I will not be recommending.

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TC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This is always an enjoyable place to have a meal. The staff are always friendly and the environment is very comfortable. Thank-you!

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TB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great little restaurant, service and food were fantastic, amazing cocktails, definitely booking again !!!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply the best you could ask for all round.
Never dissapointed with the food, service and personal service. I have an allergy that is Very serious and the care that is taken to make sure my meals never get contaminated is unbelievable. This creates a situation where I can enjoy and not have to worry.
This restaurant is the highest bench mark I have seen in many years. A credit to the owners and staff.

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GF
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We ordered the mussels to share as a main, but they came overdone and cool. However, they were immediately replaced, without a quibble, and were delicious.
This is an excellent local restaurant with great food and fantastic service.

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R
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very modern restaurant and meals with lovely . Our waitress Imogen was fantastic .
She was very helpful with a menu. Would recommend this restaurant to friends .

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W
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always! Had 10 close friends get together and we all had a great time, everyone absolutely loved their meals and really enjoyed the ambience and atmosphere. Staff were extremely friendly and efficient, we will all be back very soon

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