The Kingston Hotel

4.4
42 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Lunch
The Kingston has been serving quality food and drink since the 1800's.

Our traditional front bar leads to our restaurant and courtyard.
What 42 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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MU
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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BW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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DL
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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YR
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great steak

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MS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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SC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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DP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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S
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Overall it was a great venue. On the food front I would have like to have more vegan and fresh vegetable options

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TG
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It might become our luncheon venue when we are in town as we generally stay nereby

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FC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

It's been a rendezvous point for a number of years and I have never been disappointed. I like it, my friends like it and Dougie's a great host.

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YH
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience in this hotel is wonderful, the food and the staff awesome. There IS a place for smokers, so we do not feel like lepers...lol It is an amazing find in the suburban streets of Richmond, Victoria. Absolutely wonderful, and the prices are quite reasonable and affordable.

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

Great service and god menu choices. Very clean and well presented bar and dining room. Overall an excellent dining experience

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LL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good food and service and very handy to the train ststion

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n
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love The Kingston - great food and service, beautiful environment, excellent ambience, and so many places to sit to eat - at the bar, the front lounge area, the private room to the side, out in the glorious beer garden or down in the restaurant.

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V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time by all. Outdoor area for pre-dinner drinks then dinner in the Resturant.

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H
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wednesday steak night deal of $20 for a steak and glass of red was too good to refuse and steak, accompaniments and red were excellent. Good choice of mid-priced ($60ish per bottle) wine list options and good range of beer on tap. Service terrific. Definitely recommend

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NC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went to the Kingston for lunch with friends. Have been there quite a few times over the years and the food, service, drinks and ambiance have always been great. Would highly recommend this pub to anyone.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely venue and good customer service . Reasonably priced

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R
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had a very pleasant lunch with friends. The food was of a very good standard, our waiter needed a bit more training. He struggled (Language Barrier?) with understanding our orders and left empty plates on the table for too long.
Despite that a very enjoyable experience.

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MM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoy dinner here. Restaurant has formal seating but a relaxed atmosphere. Food is always presented well, good choice including delicious vegetarian options, fresh and tasty. Never a wait for service or meal arrival. A local gem indeed.

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LL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Rather disappointing when you order spaghetti and get noodles... wtf

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FH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always surprised at how good the Kingston Hotel is! It's a great pub and restaurant that does good food, has a good wine list and friendly and attentive staff. Definitely worth a visit and I'll be heading back.

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RG
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Pub, Great Food, Great Wine, Great Service, Great Vibe

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E
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Kingston is a great find! Great food and great atmosphere, this little gem is a must if you are in the area or travelling into the area.

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C
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome pub for pre footy dinner with the perfect menu and had dinner out with plenty of time to get us to the finals!

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GQ
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Drinks at the bar followed by early dinner before heading off to footy at the G. Food and drinks were fine, and prices were fair value. Service was friendly and efficient and staff were mindful of the time constraints.
We’ll be back.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went as a group of 7 and had a great time in the restaurant, out the back of the hotel. Waitress was helpful, fun and professional. For a relatively quiet night, the food took a little while to come, but was great - highly recommend the beef cheek and the lamb. Drinks waiter was a bit slow, but fine once we attracted his attention. Wine list is excellent. If desperate could always walk around to the bar. Mood was very relaxed and we hung around quite a while after our meal and staff were very easy going and didn't pressure us to move on. Would definitely go again - a real neighborhood gem.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had our Engagement party at the Kingston five years ago but hadn't been back to eat for a long time. Have been twice in the last two weeks. The menu is greatly improved with the pub and restaurant food full of flavour and great value. Most importantly for us the Kingston is kid friendly. Kid meals are a good size and come with ice cream. The staff were very accommodating and helpful in getting us settled. This is a great place for a meal for friends or in our case an early dinner with the kids.

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

Outstanding Food , Service and ambience, A must go too for any occasion..

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LW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Meals arrived fresh and full of flavour. Friendly staff. Large menu with loads of delicious choices. Good wine list. Would definitely recommend.

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GB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent restaurant quality food with good and happy obliging waiter service that exceeded expectations. All four different main meals ordered were rated outstanding in flavors and cooked to a high level.

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BO
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were warmly greeted from behind the bar, offered a range of tables in the bar area, excellent meals and great selection of craft beers on tap, close to train station (100m), perfect spot before heading off to the city.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Celebrate Mother’s day

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service. Great food. One of Melbourne’s truly great suburban pubs.

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SB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a table of five and we were looked after very well, with a number of attentive staff helping us. The French waitress was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. She had a good sense of humour too!
A really enjoyable Saturday lunchtime. Not too hectic, but still attentive service.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

love this place-food, service and atmosphere is always fantastic.

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FC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The Wed steak special is something to drive miles for. The food was excellent and the ambience very pleasant.

No bread was very surprising.

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