Yea Peppercorn Hotel

4.5
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54 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Only 1 hour and 30 mins from Melbourne the Yea Peppercorn Hotel puts a focus on showcasing great local produce and a variety of delicious wine, the menu reflects traditional pub meals with a touch of class. The restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Whilst due to popular demand, the main menu remains similar throughout the year, apart from small seasonal changes with salads and vegetables. To ensure there is a variety to the menu, seasonal ‘Chef Specials’ are available for those who visit regularly or prefer a more seasonal choice. The Yea Peppercorn Hotel was delighted to win a Silver in the 2017 Victorian Tourism awards under the category of Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services and through this appeared on the National Television show ‘Postcards’.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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RE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good wine, good friends in a lovely atmosphere with friendly, attentive service. So good that I returned the next day on my own for lunch to try other items on the menu! Once again, the same friendly and attentive service and the eye fillet steak I ordered was up to all expectations. I have dined here each time I have visited Yea over the past nine or ten years and have never been disappointed.

JN
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service , both wait staff were super friendly and very helpful. Food was great as usual. A really lovely country pub. Wish it was bit closer to home.

CG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a very nice meal at the Peppercorn. Even though it was really busy the service was quick and friendly and the food was great. The place has a great decor, very good local wines and craft beers. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

EM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, nice wines and lovely table service. Unfortunately a large, noisy group of parents and children next to us made conversation difficult. Also, paying the bill took quite a while.

TG
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time we have tried this venue & both times have been great.
Quality food prepared by a great chef.
Great atmosphere 7 even better service.
Will definitely be back again.

PD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely decor, so cosy. Was a great atmosphere. Friendly service and beautifully delicious food. Will certainly be back.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We had a very enjoyable night out. The atmosphere and service were excellent. The food was good without being outstanding. Happy to recommend the restaurant to others looking for a decent night out in the Yea area.

RL
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All 4 people in our dining group loved their meal. We will all be returning. Great friendly service staff.

NB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a really lovely 2 nights at the peppercorn hotel. Lovely meals, good value for money.

NP
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We went to Peppercorn Yea hotel for a celebratory birthday dinner with friends of ours. Dinner was excellent. We have had many a dinner there and food is always delicious. It was a very busy night and if I were to critique anything it was delivery of our drinks were a little slow but overall service was excellent and the staff were very friendly and apologetic of any delay. I would highly recommend anyone to make a booking for a meal at this hotel.

MW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious steak, well-paired with local wine in a gorgeous setting!

D
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

At $40 ... a restaurant needs to know how to cook steaks. Sadly mine was overcooked - I especially said "rare/med rare ... and if you are going to make a mistake please go more rare. Steak was already the last dish delivered and we were time poor as heading back to melb so I asked that they not redo.

They came back and dropped a completely blue steak (barely grilled ... not rested) on the table - said "see how that goes" and walked off without looking at me.

Really surprising and disappointing - have not been made to feel this uncomfortable at a restaurant in a long time.

If you go ... don't order the steak if you care about how it is cooked.

BK
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We received excellent service from the staff. Our meals were delicious. A table near the fire place and fantastic ambience. We highly recommend Yea Peppercorn Hotel. We found a terrific little lounge bar behind the main dining room. We will definitely be back again.

F
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff the girls working were lovely and very helpful. Menu is excellent and food was great. Also a great choice of wine and beer.

JR
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took my Father to Peppercorn Hotel for Fathers Day.
We used to drive through Yea on the way to Eildon so very familiar.
A lovely Hotel with very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Food was great.
We will return

ST
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff are very attentive and caring.

Above expectation and very much appreciated

TG
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was just a last minute decision to stop in for dinner on our way to Melbourne.
Now we have to think of a reason to revisit Yea so we can go back!!
Food was great!
Customer service excellent!
Ambiance terrific!
I can't wait to try more items from their menu as it all sounded so good & looking at plates being served to other tables it definitely got my taste buds going.
Booking online last minute is also a great feature.
We may have to attend one of their Music or Tasting events as they sound terrific also.
The awards that they have achieved are well deserved.
See you again soon.
Tom & Cindy.

GM
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff ; great and cozy setting on cold day ; fabulous food. Couldn’t have had a more enjoyable lunch . Would definitely dine here again - highly recommended

CS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely relaxed lunch beside the wood burner , so cosy. Food was good, coffee was great. Thanks to staff very pleasant indeed!

BF
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the décor of the Peppercorn Hotel. A staff member kindly told us the history of the hotel which we enjoyed listening to. If you like to sit by the wood fire having a relaxed lunch this is the place for you. The chilli and garlic prawn dish was very tasty. Our friends also commented how much they enjoyed their chicken parma. We all commented how we'd love to sit in the bar area and enjoy a drink on their comfy couches.

ML
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a treat to come for dinner, food is always delicious with a great array of menu options. Such a warm ambience everytime.

PM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The seafood platter did not represent value for money. We paid for the meal with a gift voucher for $100 and the bill came to $93. When I went back and asked what happened to, difference I was told that I wouldn't be refunded the $7. I could use a $7 dollar discount on the next occasion.
There won't be a 'wont next time ' and as a local resident I can only pass my recommendation to others.
No more gift vouchers and no meals or patronage at the Peppercorn

JB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined at the Peppercorn for Mothers Day, table of 8 with 2 very small children and 2 older children and were very impressed. Food to keep all tastes happy, lovely wine list, great value for money. Service was exceptional even though it was busy. We were happy and fed well and will be back.

CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Peppercorn Hotel is a nice restaurant lovely food and good friendly staff

SS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Original Spåtzle - nicely done! Didn't think I would be getting real homemade ones so was nicely surprised - thank you for a lovely evening.

NP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable meal and attentive staff. Good ambience and great place to come after a ride.

NV
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Only complaint meals are way to big, there is no need for such huge meals, as left over wasted and I've paid money for food that I'm not going to be able to eat. I had a seafood platter for 1

DM
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very tasty, steaks were correctly cooked, & meals came promptly. Good selection on the menu & the wine list was pleasing, especially with an emphasis on more local wines. Great rustic décor & friendly, attentive service.

RW
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Sunday lunch with my partner, drove from Chirnside park and had a major detour due to roadworks.
Ordered Cheesey garlic bread, ribeye steak (medium).Fillet steak (medium). First of all the cheesey bread had NO cheese on it and very little garlic.
Steaks arrived in good time, partners steak was perfect, mine however was overcooked to the point of being grey in the middle. Waitress said she would replace it. Meanwhile partner was tucking into her desert. Eventually my replacement steak arrived and was perfect.
Loved the ambiance of the place, would we come again? Not sure about that.

Regards
Robbie

SC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The venue and food were great. Unfortunately the service was unwelcoming and lacking. At no stage were we asked if we wanted a drink or to view the drinks menu. Maybe because we were dining with 3 young kids? The waitress dropped some of my child’s meal, about 2 nuggets and some chips so not a big deal, however she apologised and said she would replace them and never did. Disappointing.

JS
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food lots of choice and lashing of food. Great ambience and very accommodating waiters and staff. Will be back.

SA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

I gave 2 stars because the eye fillet was medium to well done when I ordered it medium rare. It came with veggies which were very tasty but not a lot on the plate. Children's cheesy pasta I thought was a take on a mac and cheese. All my son got was boiled pasta with a sprinkle of shredded cheese. Definitely not $9 worth. Beers were good. Since there are other pubs in town I'll be trying them them first before returning to this one.

C
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

loved it! Nice food and atmosphere at a good price

LO
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with great food, great wine and great company.

LS
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a surprise. Lovely place to have dinner thoroughly enjoyed our evening staff amaxing. Tables not close together which is great & fantastic food. We will stop there again during our travels

TJ
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent people and food and value for money. Owners and managers very acomodating and helpful. Very nice town in very nice area in a nice part of VIC. Garden room was very large and very comfortable. Good provisions for self made continental breakfast and no sweat to do it.

BL
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious. I especially loved the Israeli salad which was a surprise choice on the menu. The service was attentive - just right. We had a somewhat noisy family on the table next to us, but all in all it was well worth the drive from Melbourne.

RE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I have been visiting Yea for the past ten years on a regular basis and always make a point of having lunch or dinner at the Peppercorn on each occasion. I have never been disappointed with the food and I love the atmosphere. It's opposite the old historic railway station which is interesting in itself and the Peppercorn was the old Railway Hotel many decades ago.

AW
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great peaceful environment with wonderful food and relaxing drinks lounge

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyable afternoon! Beautiful surroundings, lovely staff & service, delicious food!