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Golden Gate Hotel

238 Clarendon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9810 0050
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good55%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“pub grub” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
238 Clarendon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Just stopped for a quick drink. Bar staff were very friendly and enthusiastic when making cocktails!

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AVCCommunityManager, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch on a hot, rainy, humid day and the air conditioning was great. The ladies working the bar were friendly and welcoming. There were four $14 lunch specials - burger with chips, quinoa salad, meat lovers pizza, and a parma. I...More

Thank TravellingTex
AVCCommunityManager, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, TravellingTex. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We hope to see you around again soon!

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Ten dollar steaks are served every night and are great value for money. But there is also a vey good menu.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lunch for three. It was awesome. Southern fried chicken burger was too die for. The beautiful beef burger was cooked rare, it was so juicy and the brioche buns just made the burgers. One porterhouse cooked perfectly was a delight. Highly recommended.

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Called in for drink and looked at menu at lunchtime. Decided to go for tea. Well it was only pub food and not really Melboune pubfood. Fish and chip ok, salt and pepper squid ok. The vacated table next to us didn't get cleared for...More

Thank CambieCruisers
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Hi CambieCruisers. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We will make sure to pass this onto the manager as we are always looking for ways to improve our offerings. If you have anything further to share, please don't hesitate to contact us at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au.

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Sunday night dinner with my husband and two sons. I explained that I had a garlic allergy and asked about the Eggplant Parma which the server went and checked and came back and told me I could not have. Good, thank you. I ordered the...More

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

Hi Sandy W. We appreciate the time you have taken to leave you review. We sincerely apologise for this mishap. This is definitely not up to the standard of service we aim to provide. If you could please contact us directly at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au with the...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have been here several times with friends for the $10 steak meal, available every night of the week. If you don't expect too much you wont be disappointed. For your $10 you get steak, a little salad, chips & gravy. Our friends usually have...More

Thank JennyJ150164
opdcmarketing, Community Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Hi JennyJ150164. Thanks for reviewing our venue. We'll make sure to pass this feedback onto the venue. If you have any concerns in future, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au.

Reviewed 24 November 2016 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,...More

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.

Reviewed 18 November 2016 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...More

Thank Joanne C
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...More

Thank sean t
South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous
market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged
fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens
and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole
neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the
hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays
of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in,
a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Clarendon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9810 0050
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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!