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The Firehouse

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253-257 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, Maroondah, Victoria 3134, Australia
+61 3 9876 8100
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Melbourne, Australia
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541 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very surprised to find such a lovely old building with great atmosphere in Ringwood on the main highway. It is a converted fire station & they have done it well with lots of nooks & crannies. Lovely food some of it unusual but very nice. Only a small menu & no specials on the night we went but we all... More 

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Thank DeniseLock
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for breakfast and although it was nice I wouldn't say it was value for money. Small portion size and no freshly squeezed juice was a bit of a disappointment. Overall the food was ok but in my opinion it could have been a little better

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Thank Candice W
Pattaya, Thailand
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been here before in 2016. Food rocked (had the beef tartar and slow cooked lamb for two). 5 star for everything! Returned here in April 2017. Ambiance: Very Nice. Good feeling, enough privacy, good layout. Service: Very professional, table waiting perfect. When paying we were asked if we wish to leave a tip. Don't think this is OK (we... More 

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Philippe P, Manager at The Firehouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review following your recent visit at The Firehouse. We are truly passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences and I was very pleased to learn of your great satisfaction with our Restaurant standard of service. Our apologies we have not met your expectations, with your feedback provided we can look further into adjusting our... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the fish and it was the best food I have ever eaten! I hope to have a birthday dinner with family here in one of the side rooms they have for special occasions, very nice and intimate but fun!

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Thank LoveToStayForHoliday
Philippe P, Manager at The Firehouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review following your recent visit at The Firehouse. We are truly passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences and I was very pleased to learn of your great satisfaction with our Restaurant standard of service. It is particularly motivating to receive comments like the ones you provided on our food. Rest assured I will... More 

Queensland, Australia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are new to the Ringwood area and are used to great dining places closer to the city, you will enjoy visiting this restaurant. Lots of different dining areas for example, if you go with a few friends, you can dine in a private room. There is a newish bar and outdoor decking area which looks fantastic. On the... More 

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Thank mishandcait
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 of us spent an enjoyable saturday night at The Firehouse. The Eggplant lasagnette was a hit, as was the pasta ragu & the pork belly....however both diners were disappointed with their rather average risotto. We loved the location in the repurposed firestation. Friendly staff.

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Thank wanl13
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for a luncheon as a large group. The atmosphere in here is friendly and warm and the staff are absolutely brilliant. They're very attentive and friendly. The menu is quite limiting for those who have food intolerances and not many vegetarian options which for a place of this "calibre" I would have thought would have been much more... More 

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Thank 1993foodie_sc
Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with our kids for an early dinner based on the rating in Trip Advisor. Service was good as we were the only patrons in the main room. We ordered the octopus starter and the firestarter. Both were tasty. We followed this with the burgers, pumpkin gnocchi and maple cured roast pork. It was okay except for the... More 

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Thank CCK01
Melbourne, Australia
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615 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pork belly bun: 3/5 Soft Shell crab bun: 3/5 Popcorn chicken: 3/5 Chips: 3/5 Service: 3/5 Price: 3/5 Overall: 3/5

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Rosebud, Australia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Welcoming, professional staff, attentive and helpful.The wine/ drinks menu, extensive. Meals all were delivered at the same time, and all guests agreed that meals were very adequate size, and delicious.I highly recommend the Restaurant, parking is tight Aand after 6 pm parking on Maroondah Highway is available.Front entrance better for some as back entrance has a few stairs.A great night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253-257 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, Maroondah, Victoria 3134, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Maroondah  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9876 8100

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