The menu is a mix of modern Australian with European & Asian influences, utilising the finest & freshest of what the Geelong region has to offer.
Twice Roasted Duck
herbed potato rosti, braised plum, maraschino glaze
Marinated Beef Rump Steak
roasted chats, greens, jus
Char-Grilled Marinated Lamb Backstrap
baked mascarpone polenta, cucumber, pinenuts & mint salad, red wine jus
Wedding anniversary dinner, haven’t been to Empire Grill for many years. Our experience was wonderful,the meal and service was exceptional.
Our dining experience made our night feel special.
Highly recommend, we will definitely be back very soon !
As a group of 5 we had a very nice dining experience. The food is excellent and the staff are very attentive and pleasant. I would recommend it as a lunch venue and we have now been a couple of times and its always good.
Everything was outstanding. Highly recommended. Lunch exceptional value and quality.
It's a special place, has never failed to provide an excellent meal to us and the service is excellent
Service was great
Initially served flat Prosecco.
Food lacking delish flavours. :-(
This is fine dining at its best. We totally enjoyed 3 courses, so much better than other restaurants. The service was second to none. We are looking forward to returning in the next few weeks to explore some of the other menu options. Highly recommend the duck, a melt in your mouth experience.
Wonderful ambiance, service was friendly and professional. Only a few minor errors with our food, e.g for main, veggies very hard to eat as they were under cooked, our meat and jus however, were perfect and full of flavour. The lemon tart was zingy and light, but the creme brulee was terrible and had to be sent back, BUT, we will gladly return as I am sure the hiccups were a one off. A very enjoyable evening, happy to recommend.
Had the best meal and the service was great! Bit pricey but great for special occasion dining.
Great place, value and food. Well stocked wine cellar with a strong focus on local and sustralian wines.
I highly recommend this venue
Has been our favorite special occasion restaurant for many years, hence we continue to keep going back.
Just a wonderful establishment that provides the best dining experience with fantastic personal service from the staff.
Fantastic meal and great service. The waitress was exceptional
Was pleased with an exceptional lunch , great value and delicious
Mushroom starter was amazing! Lamb back strap was fab too!
Love the duck !!!
Everything about our meal was perfect!
Can’t wait to go back!
So thrilled to find a restaurant that will accomodate all of our food "challenges" - they even have a separate menu for Coeliacs. Quiet enough to hear our companions' conversations... Service, food and ambience were perfect and made for a memorable dining experience. Highly recommend.
Beautiful food and great service. Restaurant is looking a bit tired and dated though.
Had a family celebration dinner. The senior waitress was amazing and the food was sensational.
The whole family had a great night.
We were looking for fine dining to celebrate a special occasion in Geelong, not elsewhere but Geelong. It's really hard to find a place that fits celebrating something special that's also local without travelling to Melbourne or the one or two places in the Bellarine. This is a beautiful environment with beautiful food. Presentation, atmosphere, elegance... it's all there. The prices are not over and above other local establishments that are noisy and overpriced for what they offer. I would like to bring a couple of friends there to enjoy some time together just for the experience.
Great ambiance and service
This is our second visit to Empire Grill, (we don't often get to Geelong) , and it did not disappoint. We had three different mains and all were excellent. Try it once and you will come back.
Delicious food and exceptional service. We will be back.
Never been here before but I’ll definitely be back! Amazing staff amazing food one of the best places I’ve been!
We always have excellent service at Empire Grill. Food was lovely as usual and our family all enjoyed our meals.
Consistently good food. Efficient service. Reasonably priced wine list. Good gluten-free options.
The staff were helpful and knowledgeable and attentive . The food was delicious.
Great service and wonderful meal. Nice and quiet and intimate inside. Reasonably priced compared to like restaurants
Always an excellent dining experience such a wonderful staff and excellent food choices...always get a pesto roll and this restaurant never disappoints...must dine here when I’m in Geelong👍
The Empire Grill restaurant was everything that my wife and I wanted it to be to celebrate her birthday
Beautiful food and se service as it has been for many years.
Delicious foods and friendly customers service. Love to come back again.
The food was delicious. The chef didn’t have any jus for the steak but the other sauces were still delicious. The steak meals came with 6 potato wedges...I was expecting a little more for the price but was yummy all the same
The restaurant itself is tired and smells like it was smoked in back in the day. It’s attached to a motel so maybe that’s why...
The service was good but there were only 3 tables dining for lunch.
I found it a little odd that they played the radio, it did kill the dining vibe. I was hoping for a fine dining expierince as advertised but having the 80’s mix on was unusual. The waitress said the Spotify cuts in and out all the time, maybe the owner should download the playlist if there are internet troubles of seek alternative ways of proving music
Overall we were relatively satisfied with the food but we felt it was overpriced for the experience we received.
Fabulous, well-presented food served by friendly and efficient staff.
The young waitress who served us was outstanding - we loved the food, service, locality, everything on our 30th wedding anniversary.
Great service and knowledge of wines matching food.
Highly recommend to anyone looking for a a delicious meal
As always, Empire Grill doesn’t disappoint. Nicki our server, is best in class. Service is a high standard here and the dining experience, food quality and variety is a must dine experience when in Geelong. Highly recommend!
Hands down the best meal we have had in years. Service was impeccable and food even better. My husband and I had the best 'date' night. Thank you
We have been going to the Empire Grill for 30 years. Always excellent!
Great food and service
Empire Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 124 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.