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“Fabulous meal”

Central Hotel Bistro
Price range: US$10 - US$37
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 3 December 2017

After making a booking at about 4 30 we went for dinner on a Saturday night and were shown to table at the window which as great. I ordered oysters kilpatrick and I must say, the oysters were ridiculously small and I was a little miffed. My husband who is a vegetarian ordered ordered the cauliflower pie that we had read about, and from where I sat his meal looked beautiful. He reported it was the best he had ever had and trust me, he is a cauliflower pie aficionado. I had the pork belly that I'd read about in a review here and it was deligtful. The meals all came so quickly, frankly, we were very pleasantly surprised. We even went for desert. One was like a mashed up pavlova, yummy and the other was the apple rhubarb crumble. Sorry but the rhubarb one was terrible, I sent it back as it had a really odd taste. Otherwise this review would have been a 5. The place became very busy and my husband was thrilled to spot a couple of his favorite AFL players dining with friends and families. Just remember this is a pub not a cosy little restaurant. My husband who is a working chef said he would have been proud to be putting meals out like this in Traralgon. Definelty give this place a go.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Fast service fast food delivery. Great prices and a wide choice of food. Great views to be had here.

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AlisonB975, Owner at Central Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you! We hope you get the chance to return one day soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Caught up with friends for dinner, menu had many great options and meals were great and well priced.

Thank Mahsmith
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AlisonB975, Owner at Central Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Great feedback, thank you!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had dinner at Central. The food was beautiful - like something you would get in a nice restaurant. It was a cold day and we sat by the fire looking out over the lake. could not ask for better location or food.

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AlisonB975, Owner at Central Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Lovely, it is very nice near the fire on a cold night! Glad you enjoyed it. Cheers

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

There food is great and the service is very good , they also have a $12 menus for seniors at lunch time which is very great value

Thank johnlindagordon
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AlisonB975, Owner at Central Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review, our seniors lunch meals are a popular choice, its great to hear you enjoyed them. Cheers

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