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Bar, Pizza, Australian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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11-13 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2060
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told it was a new menu so everything looked amazing. Our meals were absolutely delicious. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because of the staff. Im sure it's a pub trying to be cool, but there is nothing cool with young female staff in short/skirt overalls that their underpants cane be seen going up and... More 

Thank Giselle M
Northcote, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for a girls night and three of my friends were kicked out for no reason. Owner was very arrogant and rude. He clearly needs some training in hospitality.

Thank ebonymumford12
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Got a takeaway pizza from hotel. Fast and friendly service as a plus. Could not request a thin base which was disappointing - we were told the bases were 'random' and we basically would get whatever we got, which I don't think is very good service for a pizza shop. We then got home to taste the pizza and it... More 

Thank Veronica G
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Another really good meal at Hotel on Saturday night. I ordered the seafood platter from the specials menu. $35 Awesome. Flatty tails, king prawns, oysters, calamari (excellent) and a bowl of mussels in tomato salsa (absolutely delicious) with just enough chips and salad to complement not overwhelm the platter. Well done chef. The room was loud with music and happy... More 

Thank Kaye C
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Having a holiday house on the Island, we come down quite frequently, and will often grab a meal & a drink at the Hotel. Last time they forgot half our meal, but were apologetic & removed an item from the bill. Gave it another go on Saturday night. We tried the pumpkin pizza this time and were so disappointed... the... More 

Thank timY121AK
Cowes, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Having been here before a couple of years ago we thought we would pop in for a lunch It seems like every where on the island is doing the same menu but the prices are rising ,sure prices rise but if you don't have the locals coming in you won't survive The food was average , a lot smaller serves... More 

Thank bart12342017
Lynbrook, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Went for my birthday dinner with a group of friends as we were staying at a place on the island. All was great until a few of us didn't receive what we had ordered. The bun on my chicken burger was very dry, and there was none to little chipotle sauce in the burger making it an effortless disappointment. To... More 

Thank waiata47
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by quality of the seafood here and the place was child friendly too. The seafood platter satisfied three of us (adults) and the local wine was nice. Not a fancy place but serves local and food food and drink.

Thank Gill H
Glen Waverley, Australia
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Visited in a Saturday night and as expected it was great, the food is ahold quality the drink prices ok. It's a tad rough but that's what you go for. Cash only for drinks after 10pm was very painful but I presume a good alcohol management. For some fun worth a visit.

Thank DShalders
HotelPhillipIsland, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

Hello I am pleased you enjoyed your Saturday night out at Hotel. During club times our aim is to provide a fun and safe environment for a variety of cliental to party. Thank you for taking the time to review us business :) Cheers, Shandy More 

Nowra, Australia
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Came here with a local and my partner after having been here on another visit in January. Service was friendly and it was a perfect day weather wise. I really, really wanted the duck rolls but when I asked about the flathead and they said it was domestically sourced I had to have that. Really, really enjoyed the fish. Batter... More 

Thank ellee63
HotelPhillipIsland, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Thank you greatly for taking the time to review your experiences at Hotel. I am pleased to read your response... The steak sandwich is a wonderful dish, apologies for the aioli. Cheers, Shandy More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Bar, Pizza, Australian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-13 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2060
Hotel is Phillip Island's premier Bar, with great food, amazing cocktails and even better music!Eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere of our street-side licensed areas or the intimacy of our courtyard and deck.Pizza at Hotel is the place to go for traditional and gourmet pizza, whether in-house, take-away or delivered to your door. Open til 2:30am Fri & Sat nights.Friday and Saturday, Hotel Phillip Island is the regions’ only late night venue. Party with our resident DJ's as well as internationally renowned special guests.From lunch until late, you will always find a vibrant and friendly atmosphere at Hotel Phillip Island.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?