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Central Hotel Bistro

$$ - $$$, ,
321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
+61 3 5155 1977
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (31 reviews)
“mash” (11 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful meal prompt and friendly service. Menu not too bad. Lovely situation in town close to water views

Thank Lesley R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only had a drink here but good setting and the menu looked terrific. Bar Staff could have been a little more interested but did enjoy.

Thank jrr270455
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up here after nearby restaurant were booked out but it was a lucky chance. Hearty pub food served by friendly staff

Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has been in existence for many years but the service & food was totally up-to-date. It offers a good varied menu with great choices for Entree, mains & dessert with kids desserts also available. My wife had the beef salad & I had...More

Thank gda53341
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as we couldn't get into the seafood restaurant, but were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meals.

Thank Sallie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance of the Central Hotel leaves a little to be desired, but this was counter-balanced by friendly, engaging staff. The food was good without displaying any great flair, but it represented reasonable value for money. My only disappointment was the limited vegetarian offering.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been three years since our last visit here and were hoping meals would be better this time around. The central has improved but only slightly. Salt and pepper squid with Asian dipping sauce. The squid was tougher than expected and I suspect had...More

Thank glenn t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive menu as well as blackboard daily specials. Busy, popular restaurant serving seafood as well as plenty of other choices

Thank annietravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out for a birthday dinner on a Sunday evening. I had a duo of local fish special. (battered gummy and crumbed rockling) My wife had beef and pork sausages with mash and veg. Both meals were very good. We had berry cheesecake with...More

Thank Stanley V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner had the seafood chowder and i had the salmon. We both were very happy with our meals. Couldn't fault them. The place was super busy but our meals arrived reasonably quickly. Price was quite good too for what we ordered. Definitely not over...More

Thank ctfaw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$37
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Gippsland  >  Lakes Entrance
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5155 1977
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The Central Hotel, located on the waterfront of Victoria's Gippsland Lakes, is in the center of town. Enjoy a meal in our bistro which specialises in fresh local seafood and local produce. A regular feature for lunch is the 'Parma & Pot' for only $17.50 in the bar is always popular. We serve local gummy shark with a crispy beer batter and crunchy chips for lunch & dinner so if its great fish n chips your after you are in the right place! During the colder months, relax with a glass of red wine by the original open fireplace. In summer enjoy the view from our alfresco outdoor area and if your lucky catch a glimpse of our ever popular dolphins passing by!
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