The Royal Hotel Drouin

4.2
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20 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
As the timber and stone were carried away from Drouin’s first sawmills and quarry, it opened up opportunity for early farmers to begin dairy farming. The Royal Hotel Drouin was open before Drouin’s homes even had electricity! While Drouin may have changed, from a small settlement of railway workers and farmers, to now over 11,800 people… the Royal Hotel Drouin still offers fantastic country service and the atmosphere of a truly great local pub… 120 years and counting! We’ve just made some exciting changes to our menu, refurbished our bottle shop and renovations on our accommodation are underway, so keep your eyes glued!
What 20 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CR
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top food and service keep up the good work well done

JM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meals were delicious and the portion sizes where huge. The Gnocchi was amazing so much flavour and the parma was massive my daughter could't eat it all and she is a big eater. Overall had a great meal.

k
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely bistro friendly staff great atmosphere overall great pub

JM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place, great pub meals, nice cosy dinning atmosphere and I heard the rooms were very comfortable also as friends stayed as we had a function, will definitely be back !!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food took quite some time to come out and the mixed grill was super dry and not at all good to eat. Rather disappointed in it for $40

N
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for a work lunch meeting, the food was incredible, the chef is amazing! It was quiet enough for us to hold our meeting over the table in the bistro. Staff were friendly. The entire building looks to have been recently renovated, whoever worked on the interiors has done a fantastic job! I will be sure to come back for both work and social events.

g
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Been there a couple of times now , food quality has been consistent and not a lot to complain about , staff are friendly, a bit noisy when busy but a good place for kids

PT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great, atmosphere was really chilled even though it looked to be booked out for the night. New to the area so we are stoked to have such a good local to go to for special occasions or a quick meal.

KV
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Need to put a meat meal, like roast of day on senior meals menu. Otherwise great experience

k
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the new menu the food was mouth watering. Keep up the good work everyone. And the new head chef is amazing. Mum said the fish was lovely

PR
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I couldn’t fault the Royal Hotel in drouin and the staff are all friendly and assist in anyway possible! Beautifully renovated and all meals very tasty

IP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The amount of wine served in the glass was very mean, not even up to the plimsoll line. That was disappointing.

k
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pub and great food great atmosphere have live music

SM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great restaurant, excellent variety of menu items.
We’re really impressed with the recent renovations. ( the function room very tastefully upgraded also). Friendly service. We really enjoyed our meals. I was a bit disappointed that they did not provide almond milk ( milk labs would be nice🙂)

MP
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food came very quick and was quite good. Bar service was a bit slow but not terrible. Standard noise level for a pub, but just a little too loud for me. Overall quite good. Would go back again.

C
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and perfect for groups great service music was great we will be back

TL
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Our reservation did not go through and we had no table booked so next time I will ring

B
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Booking preferred. 6 pm booking ensured prompt service. Seniors meal was plenty for us and great value, tasty and very well presented. A return visit ensured without doubt.

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

Went opening night after their renovation and service was pretty poor. Improved out of sight. Need to improve their ordering system, but that's the only blemish now.

SM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Really disappointed in the newly renovated pub. Looks fantastic but that’s where it ended. Food was the worst meals ever put in front of us. Slow cooked pork ribs, chips cold, crispy onion rings soggy, bbq sauce had a solid skin over it and the ribs were so dry and tough that a knife struggled to cut them. Other meal was salmon again cold and the skin was burnt, tasted burnt and dry. Manager was too busy to speak with us. To her credit the lady that we did speak to told us not to pay for anything. Went over to the Drouin Family Hotel for a nice meal. Would not return to the Royal. Tried to not rate the food at all but had to give it one star to submit. Really not Worthing of one star.