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Apollo Bay Hotel

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95 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
+61 3 5237 6250
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of two hotels on the ocean facing main street. Good outdoor seating and views. Pub type menu with quality of meals OK however avoid the pizzas as very disappointing using commercial bases and poor toppings that lacked flavour.

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Thank Saparavi
solihull
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Didn't stay here but ate here. Good food, reasonably priced, good choice of food and wine. Pool table was free, but I don't think that was intentional!

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Thank SolihullChris
australia
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere, great food, good location, good prices...cannot fault it and we ate here two nights running. The fresh fish on a bed of mango mint salad with pea puree and roast spuds was one of the best dishes I've ever eaten. The chef has a way with flavours and it shows.

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Thank kiwicurls
Geelong, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the tasteful decor and overall atmosphere of this pub after years since our last visit. This however was the nicest aspect of our visit to the hotel. Our main meals (parmi and octopus salad) were obviously pre cooked considering they came to our table within 5-10mins of ordering and the parmi, while being of a... More 

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Thank GeorgiaSZ
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Apollo Bay Hotel is a great pub with fantastic food. It has recently been renovated and has a great atmosphere. The food came out quickly despite the large crowd at the pub on a saturday night. The staff were all friendly. We had to que due to the large numbers at the pub but we moved to the front... More 

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Thank Brendan O
Bendigo
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and a great location in the main street. Does get busy at times particularly when the busloads rock into town. The new outdoor area is great for dining and a few beers.

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Thank Alistair C
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, and helpful staff - basic pub food. Had the lamb shank special on polento and pub lamb roast. Nothing to write home to mum about!

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Thank Barrie R
Flinders, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only visited once and that will be the only time. One would think with the very high price of drinks that the service would be exemplary, not. The Manager took my money for a house wine and XXXX, $14.50 and kept the change, 50cents. Not a big deal if I offered it. Avoid this place.

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Thank Peter G
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friendly, easy going pub with above average pub fare. Easy access for wheelchairs via the side door thru the bar, ramps to the dining area and alfresco. Good attentive staff.

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Thank Robert T
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Thank you for visiting the Apollo Bay Hotel, nice to hear you have enjoyed your visit look forward to serving you next time. More 

Bendigo, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good location on the deck to watch the world go by - and we could have the dogs with us. However this place serves average food served by average staff. Go to one place to order food and another to order drinks. I think it survives on the coach trade.

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Thank Chris and Janet... P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
Pub, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Apollo Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5237 6250
Description
Apollo Bay Hotel is located right in the heart of Apollo Bay, only 2.5 hours drive west of Melbourne on the breathtaking Great Ocean Road. Apollo Bay is literally 'Paradise by the Sea' - a small coastal town renowned for its magnificent beaches, farmers market and local community spirit, surrounded by the Otway Ranges and only a short distance from the famous Twelve Apostles. Our Hotel offers spectacular views of the Apollo Bay Foreshore thanks to our newly renovated Bistro and Alfresco dining area, and we offer an extensive dining menu featuring traditional pub fare, pizza, delicious specials and a selection of seasonal dishes. Live music most weekends. Accommodation is available as well as a newly appointed function room. The Hotel caters for large groups (including tour groups). Please contact us for more information.

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