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The Kilburn, Hawthorn, AU-VIC

The Kilburn

4.1
4.1
38 Reviews
$41 to $100
Beer Garden
Dear customers,

We are so excited to reopen our doors and we can't wait to celebrate with you! You can rest assured that we are doing our best to adhere to the government guidelines for hospitality venues and we would like all our patrons to be aware of some changes.
Please be aware that it is a very trying time for us.

Service will not be what you have known and we appreciate your patience during this time. Please consider these changes we have implemented to keep our guests and staff safe.

We will have a reduced menu during this period. All our food offering is currently made by Santoni pizzeria- due massive demand on their kitchen please be aware that we have been experiencing very large wait times on all food.

We have just made the Spritz Garden available for bookings however please note that this area is only open until 11pm.

We hope to see you soon,

The Kilburn team


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2 people

7:00 pm


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Beer Garden, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 1:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9913 5831
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Hawthorn
  • Cross Street
    348 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
  • Parking Details
    Small car park at rear of building
  • Public Transit
    Glenferrie Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Bevs at The Kilburn

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    oking for a fun-filled weekend? Look no further than The Kilburn, where we're now offering bottomless drinks on Saturday and Sunday afternoons! From 1 PM to 5 PM, join us for a bottomless drinks experience that's sure to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Sip on unlimited cocktails, wine, beer, and soft drinks for just one price. Tickets must be booked in one group to ensure we can seat everyone together.
    Bottomless Bevs at The Kilburn photo

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

38 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the ambience vibes music . Service was really good . Very accommodating . But food came from across Santoni - but was avg . The lamb pizza had 3 pieces of lamb on it . The fungi pizza and popcorn chicken was amazing . Calamari was avg. but the price for an entree size is $35. That was ridiculous

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  2. KateM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Chips were cold when came out and cocktails were poor considering it was a cocktail bar. Espressos martinis were especially poor.
    The KilburnResponded on 13 July 2021
    Hi Kate, On behalf of the entire Kilburn team I would like to apologise for your bad experience with us! We would love to host you again and show you we can do better as we strive for the best! Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciated it. Management

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  3. Hago

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Their online menu did not match the menu available for ordering through their barcode making a confusing to know how to order a drink properly. Also I ordered a flight of whiskey and it took about 45 minutes to come out to me

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem.

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  5. DanialA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    50 minutes wait for a beer and a simple cocktail,,

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  6. DeanPax

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place with a good crowd, service was attentive. Good atmosphere fir a non inner city place.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for a sit down and drink

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  8. Afra

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing place for drinks and relaxing amidst a lovely ambience and professional and courteous staff.

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  9. Mark

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Great cocktails. After we moved inside away from the crowd we felt somewhat forgotten by the staff. I'd still go back.

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  10. Afra

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and ambience is always welcoming and lively

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  11. CathrynA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a table outside, sat at the table and told it was table service, ordered first round of drinks all ok. No one came out to serve again after that, we were there for 2 hours. Big missed opportunity!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited for drinks for over an hour! Very poor service

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue great service

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  14. LidiaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food from over the road is amazing! Service takes a while, but they are very friendly once they come to the table.

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  15. Matthew

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A good spot for a drink in Hawthorn with a nice outdoor seating area. Drinks took an incredibly long (30+ mins) to come out once ordered though.

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  16. NADA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Staff were great but they did not really follow up our order. We only ordered beverages and we waited for almost an hour and it still didn’t come. I even asked for a follow up yet it still didn’t come. Considering they served other customers 2 rounds of drinks already when we arrived earlier than them. This also happened the last time we were here, we waited 45 minutes just for the drinks. I’m really disappointed and dissatisfied with your service. I understand your busy but I wish you would be more fair and actually look after your customers.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered drinks, they were bad! The margaritas I would not recommend. Never got the food we ordered. We asked more than 4 times and they continued to avoid us. Was crap, wouldn’t recommend

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  18. Susan

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked outdoor uncomfortable seating on a hot night no umbrella waitresses were good - didn’t realise food was ordered in so not really comfortable for a dinner catchup.

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  19. FrancisM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were lovely and inviting, due to covid going out seems to be abit strange but it was a smooth operation, definitely coming back ! Cheers to Andrew and his staff

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  20. BenS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Not somewhere I would recommend to enjoy and try new Whiskey on a Saturday night. Good whiskey selection but ruined by the loud club music and young partyers.

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  21. Bianca

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very, very disappointed in our experience. They didn't have the wine we wanted which was on the menu, so they offered us a different one, but to the vale of $35 more and said we had to pay the extra amount to which we said no, then to be offered another bottle that was also $15 more than what we wanted to pay again. The service was very very poor, in 2 hrs we were only asked twice if we wanted a drink and drinks took more than 20 minutes to come both times.

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  22. Christina92

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was brought across from Santoni and it was delicious however the wait on the food was very long. We ordered chips and a two pizzas except one of the pizzas took so long to arrive that we had to leave to get to a movie we we’re seeing so had to have the pizza put in a box to take home. The cocktails weren’t very good either - the espresso martini seemed very watered down.

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  23. Wombat

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a really nice Vibe about the place but for an hour sitting and we only got our drinks 30mins after we sat down, staff took 20mins to ask what we were after, so that could be improved

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  24. Kayley

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bad service We were waiting at the front of the place for ages, and we had a booking. One of the staff pushed past us to get into the door and the ignored us not apologising and so we ended up leaving and never even sitting down for a drink.

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  25. LukeL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a bit slow to start off, however then a few more staff joined and it got heaps better. Can't wait to come back.

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  26. SheldonH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to the Kilburn several times. Held Funtions and major birthdays there. On this occasion we held a function for 10 friends. With the new COVID rules we found they struggled with service. Very slow in getting drinks and food. We were also told when we got there that our time was limited to 2hrs. This was not mentioned at the time of booking either.

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  27. drinkingfor2

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    If you're outside, make sure you bring layers so you're prepared as the sun goes down. There's no heaters to rely on to keep you warm.

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  28. Anon

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really long wait for the pizza but not their fault as food was sourced from another place. Had an issue with the bill but was rectified pretty quickly. Staff was really helpful.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar tenders, great cocktails good service and good vibes all round. Love the new outdoor tables 👌🏼

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  30. Troy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Took close to 90 mins for a drink order to be taken and 4 staff to be informed.. Eventually, the wrong drinks were delivered to our table, to which the staff said "oh but you'll drink it though, yeah?' before taking off. Dissapointed to say the least.

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  31. Annej

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Carpark beer garden! Please keep it! Great cocktails

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  32. AndrewP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time out in months, staff were amazing, covid-19 standards exceptional and reassuring, plus the food was great!

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  33. SusyA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the decor,the bar and the food Great place.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful bar with a great ambience for date nights, amazing selection of Gins and cocktails to choose from.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very beautiful bar with an amazing selection of spirits and cocktails. More of a bar than a restaurant and the pizza came from Santoni across the road, it was tasty though. The lady that served me was really nice and accommodating for my group.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the Kilburn for some nice quiet Sunday bevs. We were seated in on the booths out the back which nice and cozy. We ordered a few of the Sunday special cocktails and shared a pizza and some cheese. The staff were friendly and made good drink suggestions. Will be back :)

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  37. Miribliss

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff were very young and inexperienced. Often quite rude and disinterested.

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  38. Nelly

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This place had potential and a good list of whisky, hence our choice to go. We booked through open table, and on arrival were told. nothing reserved , "we don't coordinate messages sent though online bookings"? We found a seat anyway. The food we ordered took forever and seemed to arrive from across the road, it apraeared "they" were busy and we were low priority. We proceeded to put a tab on the bar and ordered a steady flow of high end whisky and gin. One drink was acidently knocked over and spilt on the bar mid service before the first sip. There was no acknowledgement of 20 bucks down the drain or attempt at replacing??? There was no cloth forthcoming to wipe down the bar and stop the sticky substance falling onto seats and floor! Eventually it was wiped up and we ordered a replacement with no comment from behind the bar. We continued on until 11:30 and clocked up and Paid Tab for nearly $1000 Bill. No good old customer service or friendly conversations as to whether we had a good time. This experience reminded me that having good staff, who are polite and engaging, enhance the customer experience and make you want to return.
    The KilburnResponded on 20 December 2019
    Hi Nelly, thanks for coming to our venue. I would like to apologize that the customer service you received on the night was not satisfactory. I would also like to offer you a replacement drink for the one that was knocked over , if you do decide to visit our venue again. You are correct, the hot food we serve comes from Santoni Restaurant across the road, I am sorry the wait time was longer than expected. Please email andy@thekilburn.comau if you plan on visiting us again.

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FAQs

The Kilburn is rated 4.1 stars by 38 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


Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Kilburn

348 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, AU-VIC 3122

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    348 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
  • Area
    Hawthorn
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 1:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 1:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Beer Garden, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Small car park at rear of building
  • Public Transit
    Glenferrie Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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