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Lone Pine Bistro

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225-243 Thompson Ave | Phillip Island RSL, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1004
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“porterhouse” (3 reviews)
“chicken parm” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
225-243 Thompson Ave | Phillip Island RSL, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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1 - 10 of 229 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The food was terrible. I couldn't eat mine at all. My husband said his wasn't nice and my son didn't like his either. I wouldn't go back again at all.

Thank NatashaBoyle
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here for afternoon tea and then booked to have dinner. This RSL has a good atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and the meals for great. A good menu.More

Thank clairebrown92
PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Claire thank you very much for your fantastic five star review. We are thrilled to receive such a compliment and glad to read that you have had such a wonderful experience at our venue. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for dinner after watching the penguins. There was a great selection of food which was well presented and priced. Children and seniors menu available.More

Thank glanyce
PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful 4 star review after your recent visit to our Lone Pine Bistro. We are thrilled that you had such an enjoyable experience - our dinner hours are ideal at the moment to either enjoy pre or post penguin...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the island for a few days. Monday night & anticipating many restaurants to be closed we thought the local RSL would be a handy choice. Was surprised by the crowd – we arrived just before 7.00 pm to a virtually full car park. As...More

2  Thank Laurie S
PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Laurie thank you very much for your fabulous 4 star review. We are thrilled that you had such an enjoyable experience at our venue - and you summed up our bistro perfectly - good quality at affordable prices. Our signature dish is our steaks...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

You must pre-book in busy times. The menu is extensive and they do have specials during the winter months like: parma night.More

2  Thank USADiane_11
PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a fabulous 4 star review. We are thrilled that we met your expectations and yes, it's always wise to book ahead either by phone or on line. We look forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a very family friendly dining facility in the Cowes RSL Club. The service was quite quick and the quality of the food was satisfying. This is a very family friendly and relaxed environment to spend the evening dining and watching the football.

2  Thank Mal E
PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

thank you Mal for your wonderful four star review after your visit to our venue a few in August. We are pleased that we met your expectations and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes from the team from Phillip Island RSL

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We have been coming to the RSL for years when we get down to Phillip Island. The venue is well looked after and the service is great. Unfortunately the food is overpriced and average. $18 for fried chicken, and you get 4 mini drumsticks that...More

1  Thank Geegard
PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for your recent review. We are however disappointed that we didn't meet your expectations. The "fried chicken" is a traditional American style "southern fried chicken" and is served as an entree. Our Bistro Supervisor may have been able to rectify your dry chicken...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a really great meal last night. I had the rump and my partner had the chicken parma off the specials board. Big serves. What we loved the most was the friendly service, everyone was so welcoming and friendly. The floor staff, the cashier,...More

2  Thank Johannabeach
PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Johanna thank you for your recent feedback after your visit to our Lone Pine Bistro. We are thrilled that you gave us a 5 star rating and that you had such an enjoyable experience. Our signature dish is our steaks which come from Gippsland...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

We went for dinner last Saturday night, as we have done many times before. Expectations are never high (this is pub type food, not high end gourmet), but usually we get a reasonable meal for the price. I ordered a steak- medium to well done....More

Thank Heather P
PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Dear Heather thank you for your feedback after your recent experience. We are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations regarding your well done steak - we are quite surprised as steak is our signature dish and is usually of high quality nevertheless, sometimes...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

The Phillip Island RSL is a well oiled family restaurant. There is a play area for children and the meal service is quick. There are various meals available including seniors options. The meals are quite large and there is a lot of variety. We always...More

Thank Wendy D
PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hi Wendy thank you for giving us a fantastic four star review after your recent visit to our family friendly Lone Pine Bistro. We are very proud of our venue and pleased that you appreciate our facilities. We strive to ensure we offer value for...More

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Robyn-Ann18
20 January 2016|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
The menu is fairly standard with usually two fish dishes a daily roast some pasta, steaks and generally a curry. There is one soup of the day which varies and a limited dessert menu with things like sticky date pudding. It's... More
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Allan P
4 July 2015|
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Response from PhillipIslandRSL | Property representative |
Hi Alan. Thnx for your enquiry. We look forward to welcoming you to our club in October but agree with the others, it's best to avoid Grand Prix weekend. We have a bus group menu which provides a three way drop of roast... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225-243 Thompson Ave | Phillip Island RSL, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 1004
  • E-mail
Description
Our goal is to provide you the best possible service, quality food and beverage products within a warm welcoming atmosphere. Located at the gateway to Cowes venue features modern comfortable surrounds with a great range of food and entertainment options.Our 220 seat dining area features an alfresco balcony; highly visible children's play room and a fantastic value for money menu at affordable prices. Gluten free options as well as kids and seniors menus are available. Our wine list features the best of our local wineries along with a great range of Australian favourites and quality house wines.
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