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Golden Gate Hotel

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub
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238 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9810 0050
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Melbourne Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another one of my favourite gems. Have you worked it out? it's actually cheaper to eat out. If in doubt, Do the maths. Anyway this place has style. Inside areas, lounge, outside for smoking. All day steak chips and salad AUD $10, good quality steak, fantastic fries. Happy Hour drinks 4-6pm. Nice popular music , at nice volume. 2 big... More 

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Thank David S
opdcmarketing, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback! We look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were out the back and it could have been fine dining if we hadn't known where we were! It was so lovely there and the food was absolute delicious. The $10 steak is amazing value and why we keep returning. Had the corn and prawn fritters as one of our entrees which were thankfully dairy free and they were... More 

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Thank Joanne C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Drop in here 6 or 7 times a year for the all day porterhouse with chips n salad @ only $10....size isn't over generous,probably around 250-270grms ...but it always tastes good and you won't get better value around here xcept for maybe the $15 250gm eye fillet @Bells hotel mon&tues...one thing I've noticed here is the staff are always nice....there's... More 

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Thank sean t
Melbourne, Australia
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614 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We have eaten at the Golden Gate a few times and enjoyed the food there. We have also loved a couple of events staged in the up-stairs area of the hotel.

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Thank nocatnow
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I always thought this was a dodgy pub from the outside but I went there for a work lunch and was pleasantly surprised to find it was actually fine dining. Really lovely interior in the dining area (you can't tell from the bar area) really beautiful bathrooms! I had the salmon and veggies- salmon was yum but veggies were a... More 

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Thank Jasmine L
opdcmarketing, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Jasmine. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I love this place, good food and not too expenssive, happy hour every sunday 5$ / pint very good for enjoy the sun outdoor with friends. My favorite place in south melbourne.

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Thank Samuel T
opdcmarketing, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Samuel. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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248 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Wandered up Clarendon St. Great pub atmosphere. Seating inside or out - doesnt matter heaters are on. Have 'white rabbit' on tap! The usual pub grub. Starters are huge. Recommend the Beef Bourguignon. Play cool music too.

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Thank ptk_from_dy
opdcmarketing, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to visit after work. Great variety of drinks and food. Visited last Friday and the venue was packed! Great vibe and great place to meet with friends.

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Thank Seethrufear
opdcmarketing, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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944 reviews
615 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

For some reason I seem to have landed up at this place more times than I really care to do. Maybe it has something to do with it being on Clarendon Street, and maybe it has something to do with me knowing that it is actually there (since it is on the main road). It's not a bad place, but... More 

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Thank MrDavetheSarks
opdcmarketing, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback Dave. If you would like to elaborate any further please don't hesitate to contact us directly via feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au. More 

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420 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We visited today and it happened to be during happy hour. Great sized drinks for cheap price. We also got the steak. Quite tough, but good portion alongside chips and salad. Good spot for affordable meal and drinks!

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Thank Tania W
opdcmarketing, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your feedback Tania, we hope to see you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9810 0050
Description
Established in 1853, the Golden Gate Hotel is an iconic pub in South Melbourne that offers bar, dining and function room facilities for you and your guests.

Occupying a prominent position on the corner of Clarendon and Coventry Streets, this recently renovated venue combines a contemporary dining experience with the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a traditional pub.

The Golden Gate also has several function spaces for hire, ideal for birthday celebrations, cocktail parties, engagements, weddings, business lunches, corporate events and more!

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