The Precinct Hotel

4.7
94 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

Top tags:

Casual
The newly refurbished Precinct Hotel is located amongst the hustle and bustle of Swan Street, only moments away from the Melbourne CBD and sporting and entertainment arenas; the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, Margaret Court and AAMI Park.

Celebrating the best of Melbourne, The Precinct Hotel is your one stop desitnation to experience incredible Modern Australian food and classic pub grub, enjoy live music and watch all the sporting action.

With a variety of function spaces available; including our award winning courtyard, intimate dining room and grand new stage, we can cater for your special occasion to ensuring a truly memorable experience for your guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 94 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GeoffreyJ
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Seniors $20.00 meal id great value and food is good.

DP
DavidP
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks.
Great service.
The atmosphere was very upbeat- a great spot for a lovely dinner, or drinks with friends.
The live music was a great addition and really set the mood/atmosphere.
The decor/set up was very modern and suited the vibe of the restaurant perfectly.
We have recommended this venue to all of our family and friends and we will certainly be back!

HF
HelenF
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great value, lovely service. Our local for lunch!

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Somers596
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great to be back in a lively pub, staff were awesome, good food at good price.

HF
HelenF
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and plenty of it. Really nice wait staff. Great service.

NC
NickC
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and venue. Could not recommend it higher

RC
RyanC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really nice food and easy to book and confirm. Service seemed a little bit of a hurry but understandable on a busy night. Cheers

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

There was a lack of service in the beer garden and queues waiting for drinks were too long, many staff were not proactive either - private dining experience is much better

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, great service and most importantly great drink. Thanks for a great night!

SB
SueB
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food2Service2Ambience3

Unfortunately the food was pretty ordinary, seemed like they’d were overwhelmed, bar service was slow even though there appeared to be several staff not doing much.
Only one register to take orders seems like an oversight.

CM
CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were great, communication amazing, food was tasty and great ambience. Thanks!

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vipKat07
Melbourne
15 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere! We had a big table for our team Christmas lunch and enjoyed the afternoon a lot. Food was pretty decent too!

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Court
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great bartender/waiter service, great live music. Ordered the steak and was cooked to perfection! Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

It was great!

GN
GaryN
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great to be able to get out again and enjoy good food, a few beers and great service

NK
NickK
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff both at the bar and at the door, exceptional experience

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Westy
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The whole atmosphere is gone unfortunately. Hopefully back to some sort of normal soon

B
Basban
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for a Friday lunch. Great atmosphere and friendly staff

JC
JoeC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend with outdoor seating option a great feature.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friends birthday

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Hayley
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great night out perfect food and amazing drinks!!

NH
NyreeH
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a good place to go, would recommend! Staff are always great!

BF
BrettF
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Great location, food and excellent service. Visited a week after we came out of lockdown and miss the ususal amazing vibe it has but that will return as the restrictions ease. The service and professionalism in dealing with the COVID restrictions was great and the staff were so friendly. Glad to be back there and will be visiting again.

KK
KylieK
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and perfect spot for a group gathering

BS
BettyS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I ordered chicken parmigiana
It was not hot in the middle and it had no flavour. Had to ask for salt looked and tasted like it was slapped together. So dissatisfied.
Ordered lemon lime bitters it was made with soda water and had no taste.
My guest also had the same issue with their food, they ordered battered fish and it was all batter. None of us finished our meals apart from the fries.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night

AC
AnnaC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The nicest dumplings I have ever had, thank you, and discreet staff.

NF
NickyF
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always great service, always good food. Good to have you all back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably the best steak I have had out in a long time.

The Precinct Hotel
Responded on 17 March 2020

Thanks for the great review, glad to here you enjoyed the steak!!

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SueC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very noisy and no specials on a Saturday night disappointing

NF
NickyF
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's always great at The Precinct! We are regular customers who always enjoy a positive experience. From the friendly staff, to the diverse menu options to value for money..it's our 'go to' for business lunches, team building drinks and entertaining clients alike.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner in the dining area. The service was great and the food was even better. It did get noisy, but they closed the doors and that muffled the sound abit.
Would definitely go agan

KB
KaylaB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff and amazing food, thank you for making me feel less lonely.

RW
RanaW
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Staff are always so happy to see you,greet you like long lost friends &go out of their way to make your dining experience enjoyable.

RW
RanaW
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The staff are always very welcoming and polite and efficient,making for a lovely experience.

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barriew
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was over priced for the quality, rather poor really

NG
NeridaG
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Thank you so much, it was great to be able to get a lovely, quick meal before the show at Rod Laver Arena. The parma special was great value and tasted awesome the happy hour was a bonus too! Ella gave great friendly service which completed the evening nicely. We'll be back.

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EricS
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The steak was pretty chewy. But for Tuesday Steak Night, what can you expect? Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. A little noisy. Great location for before attending a concert at Rod Laver Arena.

DT
DarrenT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful experience at this Hotel. Even though I had mixed up the booking the staff (Adam) bent over backwards to accommodate us with a table on a very busy night but it did not stop there. His table service was excellent the food was great and we didn’t have to wait to long with a nice though noisy atmosphere, there was a game on at the MCG.

PB
PeterB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to the Precinct Hotel for Fri night dinner. Southern-fried Chicken Burgers were a hit, accompanied by a generous serve of chips. Steak Sandwich was great. Service was friendly & quick. Would recommend - we enjoyed it.

FAQs

The Precinct Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 94 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.