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Paradise Valley Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, British
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249 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd | Dandenongs, Emerald, Victoria 3782, Australia
+61 3 5968 4037
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Paradise is located at Clematis, near Emerald, in the Dandenong Ranges, not far from Melbourne. The views, the bird life, and the passing Puffing Billy railway line are a magnet for locals and visitors alike. It is therefore particularly sad that the current owners do not take the trouble to ensure that a visit to the Paradise is a... More 

Thank Peter C
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely evening while on a Tree Break in the Dandenong Ranges. The staff in the bistro provided friendly and attentive service. We ordered off the specials board: under $20 - Our meals were good quality and well presented. We would definitely come back.

Thank Neale M
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to Paradise Valley for the last 5 years, we hadn't been for a while so decided to go last night. I ordered the open Souvlaki which was on the specials board, it was a disgrace 6 tiny pieces of meat and as for the salad lots of greenery, 2 olives and a couple of of pieces... More 

Thank Black P
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large open pub with stunning views over the gardens and the Puffing Billy railway line. Also serves food.

Thank theceilihouse
Margaret River Wine Region
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The covered decking area is lovely with views of puffing billy going past. The menu is expensive for lunch with only the soup being under $10.00. There were two table of 10 ahead of us with the ordering and while we ordered at 12.45 the meal came at 1.45. Very disappointing. The meals were good quality but our enjoyment was... More 

Thank M M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch on a Saturday. Nit many people in for 1pm but food was quite good. Had bangers(sausages) and mash and very good. Partner had tandoori pizza which was lovely. Staff were quite attentive. Prices not too bad and menu had a good selection. Would revisit when in the area again. Worth a visit.

1 Thank Bazbazoo
Ferntree Gully, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stopped in for a late lunch, expecting just another pub bistro. But this place is different. There is an enclosed deck with a natural Australian bush setting. I ordered the porterhouse steak, my partner ordered the pork ribs. The steak was cooked to perfection with a smokey char grill favour - awesome! I'm not a pork... More 

1 Thank robtl1000
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Staff are not very accommodating. View of dirty windows full of dead bugs was a let down. Big chunk of plastic in salad - told waitress who did not seem to care. Went to pay and still charged for the salad (not even a discount) so we explained what happened again and they took the salad off the bill. We... More 

2 Thank AN0218
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful greenery views from the enclosed deck area. Had heard about their Cobb Loaf with Garlic & Herb butter. It did not dissappoint & came with a very generous supply of both butters. My wife had the Calamari which was cooked to perfection, very tasty & came with a well presented Greek salad. I had the Fettucini Carbonara which was... More 

Thank Hoozi51
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Been here a few times and never have been dissapointed As for Pub meals go , The meals are excellent,generous serves, fresh produce,and care taken . The menu has a great variety and the starters that compliments the mains. Took friend there for dinner and they could not stop raving about this place In my personal opinion it is the... More 

1 Thank Gabbyz1977

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd | Dandenongs, Emerald, Victoria 3782, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Emerald
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5968 4037

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