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Central Hotel Bistro

$$ - $$$, ,
321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
+61 3 5155 1977
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (35 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (14 reviews)
“mash” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided on a tika masala chicken from the specials board and was pleased with my choice. Meal came out very quickly, well all items should have been pre-prepared for maximum taste and tenderness. The only thing I was abit disappointed in was the naan bread...More

Thank FionaJM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The family room is very good value for 2 guys sharing with separate bedroooms. Food and staff very nice

Thank Pawalshe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant because the caravan park receptionist recommended it & gave us a discount voucher!! We weren't disappointed as I had the nicest meal of our entire month's holiday. I can thoroughly recommend the scallop linguine!

Thank Joy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here recently. The food is fabulous and the staff very friendly and polite. Hubby enjoyed steak, cooked to perfection, and I enjoyed the battered fish, which was not greasy. The salad was fresh and the chips (which were Cajun, I think) were...More

Thank clr378
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Booked in late in the arvo, pub was very full due to the Hot Rod convention. Fair wait to order meals but the time from ordering to receiving was really quick. I enjoyed the Lamb Shanks, but the wife (who is a chicken schnitz connoisseur/expert)...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Last minute family day out & ended up being a 36th wedding anniversary day out. Great family atmosphere, friendly staff & menu choice. Right on the water front so a great view as well. Definitely coming back for a longer visit.

Thank Karen p
AlisonB975, Owner at Central Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you, we hope you do get the chance to return to our lovely town. Happy anniversary!

Reviewed 4 June 2018

We enjoyed our meal and drinks at the Bistro. Lovely atmosphere with the fire going and very friendly staff.

Thank russellc300
AlisonB975, Owner at Central Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for the review, its great to hear you enjoyed our hospitality!

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Good service, very nice meal for a pub. Our meals were very tasty, the oysters were gerat, broccoli & blue cheese soup was delicious. The sausages were very nice, all well cooked. Good selection of wines.

Thank Fiaust
AlisonB975, Owner at Central Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our bistro, sounds like you had a nice dining experience & tried our fresh Merimbula 'Sydney Rock Oysters & Omeo sausages which is great to hear.

Reviewed 26 May 2018

Had dinner here twice as a work group of five. Convenient central location. Nice bistro area. Much variety on menu and specials board. Prompt and friendly service. Good wine list. Really enjoyed our meals. Reasonably priced.

Thank Michael C
AlisonB975, Owner at Central Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you, its great to hear from groups who have all enjoyed our bistro. See you next time.

Reviewed 19 May 2018

We dropped in for lunch for a Parma and pot. We went into the sports bar section Seating not ideal for those with back issues as mostly high bar stools . We ended up sitting in the foyer area on a low table. It’s set...More

Thank MelbourneJeanette
AlisonB975, Owner at Central Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank you for your review, and for coming for lunch in the sports bar. If you were after more of a bistro setting, the parma is available in the bistro where you can sit at tables if you return again. You are correct in saying...More

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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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