1915

4.5
90 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
1915 is a top-notch bar & restaurant unlike anything else in the region. Under the iconic North Geelong smokestack, within a century old red-brick boiler house, we’re serving up locally sourced Mediterranean fare and crafting drinks for locals & out-of-towners.

More than just a (very) pretty face, we’re here for your celebrations, special occasions, events, knock-offs, power lunches, and everything in between.

We are literally sidled right up next to the region’s most exciting distillery; Anther Gin, which means you can add a gin tasting to your visit, not to mention a killer cocktail menu, created bespoke for us.

Inspired by a powerful history and infused with a modern spirit. Our ethos is hardworking, inspiring, jovial, and authentic, always.

Come share a drink or a meal with us, right here in the same spot Geelong’s industrial history was forged in the year 1915. Cheers!

**Please note: whilst restricted in capacity we will be offering our $55 Feed Me option (no a la carte).

Support 1915 during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Booth Seating Experience

    Multiple dates available

    Reserve one of our luxurious booths for your next dining experience at 1915. Relax in one of our plush Chesterfield booths that allow you to comfortably reconnect with your closest friends. Accommodating between 4 and 6 for a more intimate, relaxed evening. Booths include two, very comfortable, large Chesterfield style couches facing each other with a large coffee table in the centre. Booth reservations are welcome to order direct from the menu or to take part in any of our chef selection options. Booths may be booked for two hour seatings per party.
  • Chef Selection

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    A feed me option for our guests to take the hassle of decision making out of the equation for a more relaxed experience at 1915. A shared three course menu hand picked by our Head Chef Andy. Allowing you more time for the important aspects of heading out for a meal with friends, conversations, catchups and cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 90 people are saying
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Tinix
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The conversion of this historic site it outstanding.
We had the lesser experience in an outside marquise.
Nevertheless, will be back for the full ambience in this amazing setting.

1915
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. Oh how we wish we didn't need that marquee! It shall be gone as soon as we are allowed to use our big beautiful building to it's true capability. We can't wait for you to come back and enjoy the full 1915 experience. Fingers crossed it's soon!

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KerryP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such an amazing venue, beautiful food and well presented. Can be compared to the best restaurants of Melbourne

1915
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much, Kerry. Such generous words, and exactly what we strive towards. Appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon.

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JodieD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks to the team at 1915. We had a wonderful night - the food, ambience and service was amazing!

1915
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much, Jodie! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and appreciate your support - especially in crazy times like these!

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SamR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were soo great, personable and funny but also professional.
The food was great too!

1915
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much, Sam. That's great feedback to receive! Appreciate the kind words and support of our venue.

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Lizc
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Serving amounts for a 3 course meal were terrible. Over priced and food quality was terrible

1915
Responded a day ago

Hi there. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are always keen to receive any feedback that can help us learn and improve. We are disappointed to learn you did not enjoy your experience at 1915, and would love you to email us at cheers@1915. c om. au with any specific details so that we can try to make amends. Thank you.

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Cassandra
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

This place is beautiful and service was amazing!
Food was just a let down this night but I would definitely go back when they open up properly without restrictions and it’s not limited to the ‘feed me’ option. Keen to try their pizzas and other dishes

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JessP
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of food , beautiful restored building, friendly staff

1915
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much, Jess. We really appreciate your support.

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MalachyW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Geelong's best kept secrets! This venue is the perfect combination of modern dining meets yesteryear architecture. The service from staff was second to none and the meal was incredible!
We'll be back, date nights, family gatherings and with friends...

1915
Responded a day ago

Ah, thanks so much, Malachy! What wonderful feedback to receive. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the 1915 experience and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional.

1915
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much, this is just what we like to hear.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend 1915. Great space, food and drinks. Looking forward to it being able to open properly for Friday night drinks!

1915
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for visiting, Michelle, and for your support in these tricky times! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such kind words.

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BiancaS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef selection was amazing. Cocktails were insanely good. Can’t wait to go back!

1915
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much, Bianca! We cannot wait to have you back. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We had been looking forward to trying 1915 ever since it opened and were excited to get a booking once lockdown restrictions eased. Unfortunately our experience was disappointing to say the least. While we fully appreciate the density/capacity limits and need to streamline service, we (as a couple) were put in a marquee area with a large group of about 20 girls who were loud and completely oblivious to the fact they didn’t have the whole place to themselves. We couldn’t hear ourselves think much less enjoy a conversation. We raised the issue with staff who were sympathetic but unable to find us another table with capacity limits in place. That’s fine but don’t take a large group booking and then put couples in the same room. The food was also so-so and we’d barely sat down before our starters arrived. We were done in just over an hour for 3 courses. The staff did eventually get us a table away from the gaggle of girls where we had dessert. However the whole evening was noisy, we felt rushed and the food was mainly pre-prepped. Perhaps this is why so many restaurants have opted to stay closed for now knowing that their food, service and atmosphere just couldn’t be up to standard. We aren’t likely to go back. So very disappointed.

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VanessaH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a lovely reopening night whrn excellent food and company. The only issue was being rushed to leave for the next sitting shortly after receiving dessert so we didn't get time to finish it. Will be back when less rushed for sure! Best tasting steak too.

1915
Responded a day ago

Thanks Vanessa. We so look forward to having you back once restrictions are lifted, as we'd love you to stay on and enjoy the 1915 experience in the relaxed manner it was built for. These capacity restrictions are frustrating to say the least! Thanks so much for your support.

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MarieB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the heavy restrictions imposed on the hospitality industry (10 patrons inside, 20 outside), the crew at 1915 did a spectacular job last night. At the drop of a hat, they came up with an inventive dining experience. Their Feed Me menu was copious and delicious, the service was spot on and the venue looked stunning. Our table was outside in their newly acquired marquee - we had a heater right next to our table and the ambience was warm and welcoming.
It was our first visit at 1915 and definitely won’t our last.
Great job guys!

1915
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much, Marie. We really appreciate the support from wonderful people like yourself as we pivot in response to new guidelines every two weeks. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as we can!

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Meeman
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your from Geelong and want to try some where new that isn’t the same as everywhere else then come to this place. It’s only early days and still in strong covid restrictions but this place has the vibe to go off tap. Food is great, prices are relevant to the area and what you’d expect to pay. Plenty of free parking close to venue so you don’t have to walk a mile or even try to find a park. Will be coming back for sure.

1915
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much for your kind words, which echo our thoughts entirely! We can't wait to be able to show you, and the entire region, exactly what we are capable of once we are able to open for more than just a couple of weeks at a time. We look forward to seeing you again soon...we have so many plans up our sleeve :)

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AmandaF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were wonderful, food was amazing and the venue is stunning!
Definitely recommended to friends already and can't wait to come back :)

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KateA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so lucky to be able to dine at the gorgeous new 1915 just before yet another snap lockdown. The staff in the restaurant were so wonderful, and didn't miss a beat with their service, despite all that the impending lockdown must have meant to them. We enjoyed the most delicious food - the grilled mediterranean style fish and the steak were the highlights from the Feed Me menu, for me. The steak was without doubt the best I have ever had. And we ordered ourselves a bottle of Farr Rising Pinot to accompany all the delicious food. I think the staff gave us extra food so it didn't go to waste, and we were certainly not complaining because it was DELICIOUS. We can't wait to go back.
It is going to be the most epic place for people to get married or have parties once all the restrictions are over!
Hang in there guys, you're awesome!

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TaniaH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing 🤩 Highly recommend to everyone

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KristyO
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very comfortable. I would come back for the food and drinks too.

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OrmondG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious, clean, historical elements within the modern upmarket industrial setting.
Food very tasty and well presented
Friendly helpful staff
Highly recommended but check cost

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LenaVeljanoski
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing ambiance and vibes!! Quality of food and drinks were very luxurious and staff was quite friendly and willing to help.

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TamikaS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Disappointed with several aspects. Undertrained staff is understandable but we didn’t receive our entrees until after mains, steak was not prepared to requested doneness and a lot of grissle given the price. Gnochi was also a disappointing dish, tasted store bought and was left half eaten. Broccolini as an apology was a little surprising and likewise dissatisfying. Nice gin and aranchini though. Staff were polite and overall vibe was enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The entrees were excellent, but the mains took too long to get to us. I think they rushed when they realised, so the mains were a bit disappointing. It was a very busy night. I will go back again though.

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ChrisO
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The venue is magnificent.
The food and drinks were good, but a little pricey I thought.
We’ll worth a visit just to see the beautiful building restoration.

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CarmyZ
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The Steak was cooked to perfection and Dessert was beautiful. Great night out. The setting is just stunning

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MeganV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place! Would definitely reccomend. Great lighting and ambience

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

A Great new venue although a few of the menu items seemed to have run out on a Sunday night. Both my 1st & 2nd choices weren't available, so I'm assuming they must have been good. Great ambiance.

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Georgia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excited to check out this new place, and it exceeded expectations. Gorgeous venue, food and drinks were perfect and staff were friendly and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved every minute of our night here! Food was delicious.. cocktails amazing would 100% go back. Only feedback we had was that on two occasions only half the tables drink order was taken and we had to flag down the waitress for the other half (which didn’t take too long as they were very attentive).

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NarelleM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff were amazing! Cocktails Yummy! Food delicious! Venue wonderful! Love the look! Just needed to be a little warmer for this time of year but I know its hard to heat up a big place like that. We will be back!

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TrevorA
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit and once again, everything was perfect. Well done to the staff.

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GlutenFree
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best steak we’ve had in town & we’ve had our fair share. The food & drinks menus are diverse & all loaded with flavor.

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Cassie
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails, great atmosphere. Comfortable seating. Good service.

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AmyLD
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place with great selection of food! Loved the vibe & the cocktails are a must

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Livv
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Calamari and beef empanada were lovely, the pizza was small for the price and not overly impressive. Barramundi was cooked nicely but accompanying potatoe was undercooked and hard

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DanM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Wait time for drinks was above par, food sizes a bit small but were very tasty, staff very friendly, the place is immaculate and enjoyed the experience.

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vipWilliams
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about our dinner there!!

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fabulous. The venue is amazing and the food is beautiful.

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HKF13
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot for a dinner with friends or family, date night or an after work drinks

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TrevorA
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I had a very long lunch, two days in one week

FAQs

1915 is rated 4.5 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

1915 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftup.app/place-order/32b51449-43af-4791-88c2-d98d1ec0174a?platform=hosted.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.