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The Waterside Hotel

13 reviews
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$40 and under
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Top tags:
  • Quick Bite
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Comfort Food
This stunning heritage listed pub in Melbourne's CBD has been transformed by Sand Hill Road to offer an exceptional dining experience. Classic pub dishes fill the page of a tried and true menu. A plump selection of burgers, chicken parmas and vegetarian dishes accompany lighter option spicy lentil croquettes with green chilli yoghurt, a smoked salmon, crème fraîche and lavosh dish, or the char-grilled lamb ribs with rosemary mayo. Enjoy casual pub service throughout the public bar or in one of two intimate dining rooms.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Pub, Australian, Modern Australian
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 12pm till late

Saturday Sunday 12 noon till late
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Phone number
(03) 9629 1350
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Stuart Munro
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Cross street
King Street
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Public Transit
Flinders street station
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Special Events & Promotions
Monday - Friday | 5pm - 7pm
$7 Pints
$7 House Wines
$7 House Spirits
Saturdays | 5pm - 10pm
$10 Espresso Martinis

Select one of four mains on a Monday to Friday, and pair it with a glass of house wine or a pot of Carlton Draught

Show your match ticket on AFL or NRL game days and get a burger and a pot of Carlton Draught for only $20, side by side.

Thursday 17th May 2018
Sample Chicago’s finest at the Waterside Hotel this Good Beer Week. A range of Goose Island brews will be available to taste while you chow down on a DIY American-style hot dog bar for just $40pp. Dawgs and beer; name a more iconic duo. Tickets available for purchase via the website
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

$22pp Lunch Special

Select one of four mains and pair with a glass of house wine or pot of Carlton Draught. Just $22pp

Terms and Conditions: Options are available from the lunch special menu specifically
Available in the restaurant and on the roof.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 1 January 2018

Ends: 30 June 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

What 13 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.6based on recent ratings
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on 8 April 2018

I do not like giving negative reviews, however The Waterside Hotel did not live up to it's advertised impression. We dined as a group of 4 pre a Comedy Festival show at the venue, so thought it would be convenient. On reflection, I should have complained about the quality of the food on the night. Since I was prompted to give this review, I am being very honest with it's content. I understand that this is a pub, so don't expect the ambience of a restaurant.
It was very noisy. We sat in an area described as The Bistro. The TV was loud and children were running around jumping on chairs and yelling loudly. We could not have a conversation so we moved to a different area near the main bar where it was quieter.
I ordered fish & chips. The fish itself was quite nice, chips average. A side salad was an extra $7 & consisted of iceberg lettuce, onion and radish, drowned in dressing. A $7 serve of garlic bread came out. At first I thought it looked like a baked potato, it was about that size. It was burnt with minimal butter & garlic! The Charcuterie at $18 was very average. Over $150 for 4 people was expensive for the food quality. On a positive note, the staff were friendly.

5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Great location with views across towards the Yarra. The dining area and bar up on the roof was fantastic and is the spot to eat and drink. Highly recommended and the staff were exceptionally friendly. Hadn't been before, but would definitely visit again. 👍👍

2.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Saw this Hotel on Postcards. Looked good but I was very disappointed. Food warm not hot, staff didn't know about deals that were on their website and Facebook page.
Wouldn't go back.

2.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Awful food! Not recomended at all. Fish and chips awful, burguer too.

5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

We had the best Friday lunch experience at the Waterside - top notch service, really friendly staff who were really accommodating. Food was amazing - great pub grub and good selection of drinks for a lovely outdoor dining experience. Would recommend the Waterside to anyone for a casual feed/drinks!

3.0Dined on 5 February 2018

Great atmosphere, food was not great but free drinks on entry! and overall was good

4.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Food and dining experience were above average. The vip experience for New Year’s Eve was a complete waste of money. Still waiting for the glass of moet we were promised. Would not recommend for next year!

4.0Dined on 31 December 2017

They were slammed NYE but managed it well. We chose not to go up to the roof as per our booking as the demographic was not us! Over all great refit, recommend giving it a go, just hope they can increase their bar service - the one, but very important point to survive in the very competitive Melboure market.

3.0Dined on 14 December 2017

Meal was nice, but staff need to explain seating options better when booking. Upstairs is walk up bar service only.

3.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Nice hotel, downstairs dining room comfortable. Waitress was busy, we waited a while to order but very friendly once with us. Chicken parmigiana very average, wouldn't order it here agin. Salad was just rocket. Served with curly fries, not great. Sweet potato dumplings had no flavour.

5.0Dined on 1 December 2017

Food was sensational. Chicken parma with the drumstick attached was amazing. The burger was cooked to perfection.

4.0Dined on 21 October 2017

A relaxed atmosphere with good food and plenty of drinks to chose from

4.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Good experience overall.

Was looking for a place to have dinner before the soccer and it was just perfect for what we were looking for.

great food, great staff.