Emerge

4.7
178 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Emerge is a contemporary restaurant in Geelong featuring modern Australian cuisine. Although we do refer to ourselves as a steak house as we have much more on offer than just steak. Emerge is a warm, friendly yet intimate and personal setting. Our service is excellent and the perfect balance of attentiveness without being overly invasive. We believe Emerge is one of the best restaurants Geelong has to offer!

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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 178 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Energetic
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was sensational! Will definitely be going back even if it means a bit of a travel to get there.

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BrettN
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food quality is always fantastic at Emerge, along with the service. It's a relatively small restaurant, so can be quite loud, though would highly recommend. Not suitable for a family, more business, friends and couples dining.

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Goldie
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service prompt and polite.
Value for Sunday night dinner excellent.
Would recommend highly to keep local business thriving when they provide this service. Thank you

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RuthW
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all chose steak. It was cooked superbly and was delicious. The sides we ordered were excellent

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PommyB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class food, drink and service, with a great atmosphere.

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RobinL
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Steaks were fantastic but the gnocchi was a bit too cheesy.

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Christy
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was good and tasty, the sides portions thought aren’t for sharing as they say.

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SylviaL
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food 👍 definitely will return. Very friendly and welcoming service.

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AnneW
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food. Great variety. Delicious flavours. Friendly attentive staff.

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NateC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely brilliant. Couldn’t fault a single dish and the service was fantastic. Definitely recommend to any real steak lover

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BrittanyC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was friendly, quick, they had the perfect amount of staff on and they were accommodating. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were perfect. Brilliant value for money.

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GlennyB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

This booking was for a special birthday, however there was no mention of that from staff. The food was delicious and the meat amazing, however the noise level was off the scale. Our kids had driven from across Victoria to meet us for lunch and we couldn’t even have a conversation. It was most unsatisfactory. Sure we could sit on the street and pay $500 for lunch, but that didn’t seem to be appropriate. With large groups of 10+ and lots of kids, this place is not somewhere you go for a quiet intimate lunch or dinner. The food is expensive, you pay for that, not the ambiance of this restaurant.

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David
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a lovely place to go for lunch. Food was great.

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TNTNT
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a group of friend and highly recommend it to anyone looking to enjoy a good meal with great service.

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SamW
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fellow diners enjoyed their red meat dish but I had the best barramundi ever- cooked perfectly- well done! So non-meat / fish eaters should still eat here - they’re great across the menu

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KylieD
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to celebrate a job promotion and had never been here but had read some good reviews so thought we would give it a go. We were not disappointed, amazing food and great service, will definitely be back!!

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CaroleI
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ... great steak pork belly was best we have ever tasted

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GraduationDinner
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is absolutely fabulous and the service as well.
We were a little bit late and that cut short our desert time but overall was a great night!
Definitely I recommend the restaurant and we will be back for more.

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vipNomes
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My youngest son’s university graduation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4th visit now and the food and service never disappoints.

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CherylL
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and the steak was amazing. We shared the 500gm wagu angus cross scotch fillet. Cooked to perfection. The mash potato with truffle was delicious. Big thumbs up.

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janp
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just discovered this Restaurant. Steak was outstanding, service was very good and cosy atmosphere. Will definately return.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food. Very attentive staff.

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Prithi
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money. Good quality food, well presented and tasty. Good portion sizes. The $38 3-course meal is a great option.

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KerriM
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it despite the noise. Both food and service could not be faulted!!!

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CoreyH
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good, food was perfect and very well priced.
we will be back

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DaniR
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed my night here. I couldn’t fault the food, atmosphere and service. I will definetly go back. The menu has good variety. That was my second time there.

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Lizeharty
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredible dining experience for us at emerge first time and we will definitely be back

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ChristianK
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting and food was amazing. Will definitely visit again.

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LauraS
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Food was served promptly. Table service was exceptional. Will definitely return.

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DeniN
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful low lighting, amazing food, great value and great customer service !!

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JodieN
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Great food and great value.
We were seated next to the entry door and the self close function was not working. We got up at least 30 times to close the door as the draft was too much to bare.
We had to ask patrons to close the door. Staff were aware but as it was busy and only 3 floor staff, little was done to make our experience more enjoyable. After our mains had arrived and we had started eating we were offered another table, which we declined as we had begun eating our meal.
Staff apologised but it would have been nice to receive a discount or our drinks comped.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, short wait times and helpful and friendly wait staff.

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SussanneP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great cocktails.
Busy restaurant. Make sure you book.

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TimO
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food (again) service outstanding and the quality and selection on the menu are amazing

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food, great service, good fun. The Mussell entrée was as good as it gets, perfectly cooked steak.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends of ours had been to "Emerge" and told us about it.
It is very hard to find a venue that you highly recommend to anyone and know that it will impress others as much as it impressed yourself. We have actually discovered it!
We found the staff to be absolutely pleasant, attentive to all that we needed.
The food was absolutely amazing - steak melted in you mouth (probably the best cooked steak that we have eaten by far!!) The vegetables were cooked to perfection. Drinks range was excellent.
I would highly highly recommend the restaurant - the best experience.

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food great service pricey but good food is we will be back..

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ShaunN
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only thing that dissapointed us was the fact we ordered the most expensive steak and it came out fairly over cooked.

FAQs

Emerge is rated 4.7 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

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.