The Kingston Hotel

4.3
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72 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
The Kingston has been serving quality food and drink since the 1800's.

Our traditional front bar leads to our restaurant and courtyard.
What 72 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kunal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good vibe. Steak was cooked very well. Would visit again.

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SarahR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A favourite local. We go here often and are never disappointed. The staff are very accomodating, they have an extensive drinks list and it is always toasty inside with a warm mood to match. They have a good range of dishes catering for gourmet meals as well as typical pub meals.

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LalliM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We haven’t been out to eat at a restaurant since the pandemic started in late March. We felt very safe and we had a lovely night. The food was great and the service was good.

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ChristopherP
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambience and food was good. Prices were on the more expensive side for a pub meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, yummy food and a good spot to talk and enjoy friends company

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Great old school pub in the back streets of Richmond. Good for a beer, food is generally overpriced for what you get.

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MattB
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great steak! Wine list can be a little pricey but a warm environment to enjoy a meal and a beer. recommended!

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I am a local and have persisted with this place but the value continues to disappoint. Good for a catch up and drink but perhaps go elsewhere for food.

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BarryM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great pub food, attentive service, and a fun night

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back - brilliant as always

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SpiderS
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the rabbit followed by the Apple and rhubarb crumble pie - delicious. Thanks Sam, Chris and everyone else - so glad to be back 😄

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Jane68
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meals and wine were all beautiful, the perfect ambience sitting by the fire and great service. Spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Catch up with friends for steak night

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EmilyS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were seated next to a roaring fireplace and had wonderful food. We had a great night.

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Sarahjp
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Chris and the team are always so helpful and welcoming.

Very happy to be supporting local business.

Thank you so much

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CaraT
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing meal and great service at The Kingston

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with friendly and attentive service!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thanks. It was great.

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Sally
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little local Richmond pub. Good food, good vibe.

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

So over priced. You pay $42 for a steak any other day than Wednesday. On Wednesday it’s $15 ... go figure

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Paris18
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great pub with yummy fabulous food
Menu covers all needs
Wine list terrific

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MariaO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This is a very nice space - quiet with nice tablcloths etc - and the wine list is really good but the food is not very tasty for some reason. We had the quinoa and pomegranate salad with lamb and whilst the lamb was cooked well, the salad was weird and tasteless. It didn't appear to be very fresh and whilst the pomegranates were i think supposed to make it sweet and add flavour it was just really strange. I did eat here a couple of months ago and was excellent so I think maybe the chef that day was different.

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Our table was not impressed that the steaks we had ordered did not come out the way we had asked them to be cooked. If you ask for a steak to be ‘Medium - to - Well Don’ you don’t expect it to come out pink in the middle. One of our party also ordered a side of beans and he received salad. A plate of beans was delivered at no extra charge once he pointed out to the waitress that he had not received his beans. Overall, great value $15 steak night ! Highly recommend.

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ANDREW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

We really enjoyed the meal, and the staff were considerate, however there was a large noisy group near us who destroyed the atmosphere.

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Lizzy
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Food wasn't great and was expensive for what it was. Wouldn't go back anytime soon.

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RossB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We regularly return to the Kingston Hotel for its good food, good atmosphere and friendly and attentive service.

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JeffW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect pre footy catch up. Good choice of beer on tap and good value meals

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went to the Kingston for dinner it happened to be steak night best steak I've had thanks will def be back great atmosphere and a beautiful old pub

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HamishM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

I am incredibly disappointed to see that the standard at the Kingston has dropped dramatically. This was my favourite Pub to come to before the footy last year during the finals. Great value and great food. This year not only have the prices gone through the roof but the drop in the standard of food is even more staggering. I wouldn't have minded paying more for a great venue like that but the food was horrendous to say the least. Two params, one being luke warm and the other being burnt. minimal chips on both. The Ravioli was just as bad with zero flavour as well as being warm and watery. The poke bowl may have been the worst of the lot and I would provide details but it was so bland that its not even worth my time. Whatever has happened over the last year needs to be reversed. Please be sure to publicise when you return to your former glory.

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RobynG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome little pub in Richmond, you walk through the front door and feel like you've stepped back into the seventies. Make your way through the bar and front dinning area and it opens up into a white table cloth restaurant with a very warm relaxed atmosphere and a cute beer garden. The food is great, the staff are great and always happy to see you. We go to this Pub alot especially before the Footy.

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good pub meal and friendly relaxed atmosphere. Enjoyed our night having a quiet catch up and watching the footy.

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SarahR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local pub with good traditional pub fare as well as a good variety of vegetarian and fish meals. Staff are always friendly.

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MUZZA307
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great Place for a feed and a beer before the footy. Absolutely packed, and was very busy, but that understandable as its a typical pub with a big bar and great atmosphere. Would definetly patronise again.

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BarbW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been here several times over the years, food always good, but the footy menu is very limited.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff. There was an error on our order but they cleared it up with a replacement and waived any additional charge. Thanks Kingston team. A lovely night.

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YoxR
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Soon as you walk in the door really welcoming pub with super friendly and knowledgable staff. Great meal and great time had. Thank you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great steak

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MaryanS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Both the special fish options were excellent.I hadn’t had such a good snapper in a long time.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our first visit to the Kingston. Booking online was easy, also made a follow-up phone call and they could not have been nicer about getting us a table outside. The food was delicious, although it took a little while, but that was fine because we were enjoying our drinks and the ambience. Though it was too hot to sit outside in the end, there is a lovely garden which we will enjoy next time.Not too noisy, unlike some pub restaurants. Would recommend it and go again

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DarrenP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was full of flavour. Couldn’t fault any of our meals. Service was very good and our meals and drinks came out in a timely manner. It’s a hidden gem, but won’t stay hidden for much longer. We’ll be back again.

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