The Royal Hotel Drouin

4.6
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24 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 24 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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KatelynB
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

More vegan options would make this place absolutely perfect

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kimm
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food great

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CarherineB
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere, food was good and staff were great. The only negative was the bad singing in the band.

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achi
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

The food was exceptional. I would recommend this Hotel to my Friends.
Good Food and Good atmosphere always helps. Its easy to book and if you get there early you get a peaceful time . You can have a more up beat experience if you arrived later. Overall worthwhile the drive.
Your staff member though needs some training in customer service a bit abrupt but after some ice breaking all was fine.

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top food and service keep up the good work well done

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JennyM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipkimm
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely bistro friendly staff great atmosphere overall great pub

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

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

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Nads
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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glynism
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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PatrickT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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KimV56
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipkimm
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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PhoebeR
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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IngridP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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vipkimm
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub and great food great atmosphere have live music

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SueMu
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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🙂)

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MartinP
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

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.

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Caro65
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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TracyL
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

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

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Barry
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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GraemeD
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

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.

FAQs

The Royal Hotel Drouin offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5625 1620.

The Royal Hotel Drouin is rated 4.6 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

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