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Hop Hen Brewing, Lilydale, AU-VIC

Hop Hen Brewing

4.8
4.8
95 Reviews
$40 and under
Brewery
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Hop Hen Brewing is a family owned and operated brewery with a focus on hand crafted local beer. The taproom has a variety of beers brewed onsite and also stocks Yarra Valley wines and cider. Delicious pizzas and cheese platters are also on offer.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, Pizza Bar, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Taproom Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9739 7980

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for groups of up to 60 patrons.

  • Neighborhood

    Lilydale

  • Cross street

    at Cave Hill R.

  • Parking details

    Plenty of park can be found onsite.

  • Public transit

    800m walk from Lilydale Train Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 95 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Great for live music

  • Victoria

    Lively

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Best Overall

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Best Food

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Best Service

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Best Ambiance

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Best Value

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Kid-friendly

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Good for groups

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Neighborhood gem

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. LF

    LeeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I don't want to write a review, because then everyone will know how good Hop Hen is and it won't be the best kept secret ever. Ohh, alright then.
  2. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, top notch product, a relaxing and fun environment!
  3. W

    Woodsy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic venue that we love to spend time at with friends or even with young family
  4. MH

    MargaretH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great night.. bingo and trivia evening , lots of fun.
  5. AM

    AndreaMc

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wednesday night bingo at the Hop Hen Is a FANTASTIC night out for all ages. Hop Hen is incredibly inclusive and everyone is valued . The staff are SENSATIONAL, they always go above and beyond to serve, assist, and chat. The staff are SUPER FRIENDLY, informative with the various beers and accommodate the kids with soft drink, juice, icy poles and kids can play bingo too. Fun night out for all and AWESOME pizzas too
  6. MM

    MarionM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Absolute confusion with the booking. No table prepared for 6 guests in my name Fortunately another table had almost finished and gave it to us as they were gathered around another table.
  7. OW

    OlenaW

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoy a tasting beer paddle with some pizzas. It would be great to have a bit more food options at least for entrees such as chips, salads and onion rings. However, they would probably need to hire more staff for it and it's an issue in Australia lately.
  8. B

    Briony

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    After booking on OpenTable, we arrived on time to NO table. Not sure what happened, but looked as though the big group had priority over our booking, given no table was actually set aside for us. Found a spot outside despite the cold weather, but we stayed for drinks and pizza anyway. Food was average, beers were great. Staff pulled the doors down just after our pizzas were served, cutting us off from the music and ambience of the place. Wouldn't return, which is a shame as it's local.

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on December 6, 2022Hi Briony - Thank you for your review. As a result of your feedback we have adjusted our booking system so that same day bookings must be taken over the phone. That way bookings are mot missed. Unfortunately on that particular night we were short staffed due to a last minute notification of staff illness. As a result your experience was not as good as it could have been. Thanks again for taking the time to provide feedback. Mike Hop Hen Brewing

  9. EK

    EmilyKW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite local! Delicious brews (That mango tango sour goes down so well on a hot day!) and wood-fired pizzas, quick service, the staff are all wonderful people, there is a dog-friendly outdoors and the vibes on a live-music Sunday arvo make for a great time with mates.

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on December 6, 2022Thanks so much for your magnificent review Emil;y. See you soon!

  10. SH

    SuzieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way to spend a Sunday arvo. We went to see the music duo playing (had hired them before)! Enjoyed trying some new brews and a pizza. 👍

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on December 6, 2022Cheers to you Suzie!

  11. PP

    PatriciaP

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Friendly staff great beers and affordable nice pizzas in two sizes, which is much appreciated as a huge pizza is too much these days! Beer range includes some weaker session beers. We had the JJ which was very nice and a sensible lunchtime abv of 3.7. Overall and enjoyable experience.
  12. DD

    DavidD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has become one of our favourite little spots, the beers are great and constantly changing and the pizzas are amazing, the staff are always happy and friendly and the acoustic sessions are really great.

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on December 6, 2022Thanks heaps for your review David. Cheers to you!

  13. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time for Wednesday night bingo and we had a wonderful time. Friendly staff and Missy did a great job organising the Halloween themed bingo and trivia!! Looking forward to going back again soon.
  14. CE

    CazE

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This local Brewery is the best! They always promote local artists to sing there which I love. The pizza's are awesome and great value for money and the beer well lets just say 'taste them all' lol

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on December 6, 2022Good on you Caz E. Cheers!

  15. Y

    Yvonne

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Casual atmosphere. Great welcoming staff, Food & Beverage very good too.

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on December 6, 2022Much appreciated Yvonne.

  16. BS

    BelindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic friendly place to eat and drink and enjoy a game of bingo and trivia

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on December 6, 2022Thank you Belinda - Cheers!

  17. K

    Kell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun family night! Bingo and trivia night is a winner for all!

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on December 6, 2022Thanks for your Review Kell - Much appreciated

  18. J

    Jack

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff. Dog friendly. Nice bathrooms.
  19. RB

    RebeccaB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Hop Hen Brewery! I'd heard good things and we finally got there on Sunday. Great beers and cider. The pizza was amazing. Loved the setup and the seating out the front in the sun was perfect for a relaxing afternoon.
  20. RA

    RobA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for Beer and Pizza. The Cider is pretty good as well!
  21. Y

    Yvonne

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Its always a great night, very comfortable, friendly atmosphere, dog friendly (even just inside the door on a quiet, very cold night). Thank you
  22. DB

    DelBoy

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and beer as usual and the atmosphere was great. The live music was just a little too loud making conversation difficult but certainly adding to the ambiance.
  23. S

    Skittles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue. Wonderful staff . Great pizza and beer
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love it! Firstly the staff are so lovely, we feel like family there. The menu is small but the pizzas are so good! And as for the beers - wow - amazing. Guava Sour - world class!!! Bingo Night are so much fun.
  25. T

    Tiago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent pizza and very friendly staff. Very Good lager!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great band beer and pizza

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on June 23, 2022Thanks so much for your review.

  27. L

    Luci

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We attended for the Festival of Darkness - Dark Beer and BBQ. We increased the number of people at our table a few hours before the reservation and were able to be accommodated. Unfortunately the BBQ food truck was cancelled which was disappointing but not at all Hop Hen’s fault, they were able to get a delicious Greek food truck to replace this. Lots of tasty beers to try and always friendly staff. Music was a little loud for my liking, it was quite hard to have a conversation at our table. Overall still a great experience and we’ll definitely be back.

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on June 23, 2022Cheers for the review Luci

  28. SH

    SusanH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    From the webpage We understood this was a child friendly environment, we had 4mnth old twins and a 2yo, and sadly arrived with a band playing loud music and people dancing and yelling (singing) , and our table was at the very front next to the band!! (We had advised our our groups need , high chair, room for a pram, in our booking) . We were not advised this what was occurring when our booking was made. Staff and band members were very friendly and cooperative, however this wasn’t a suitable venue for our group. The website said their were books etc for children, we couldn’t locate these and we’re not advised if them. It was impossible to hear each other or the children, given the high level of background music. The venue is cute, although there is a very limited menu, (nothing specific for children) and is clearly more suited to an adult demographic. If you want to encourage families, my suggestion would be to have family friendly times or days. We would only return without children, and that is probably a long time away for our group. Disappointed, as our adults enjoy visiting local breweries, and enjoying good food, but need something child friendly.

    Hop Hen BrewingResponded on June 23, 2022Hi Susan - Greatest apologies your experience wasn't excellent. Prior to covid we had kids toys, colourings etc but have removed them as it was near impossible to sanitise everything properly. We will bring this back soon. We always have music on Sunday afternoons, as advertised on Facebook, instagram, etc. It's quieter for the rest of the week. Our kitchen menu is simple However, you are welcome to bring food for youngies who can't eat pizza. We are truly sorry and hope you visit again.

  29. S

    Sharls

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of beers! Family friendly and nice pizzas!
  30. R

    Reiters

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beer, pizzas are fantastic, good value for money, atmosphere is good, makes you want to stay, service very good and staff very friendly, overall a great experience
  31. TB

    TracieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great company, great food. :)
  32. AM

    AndreaMc

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were fantastic, very accommodating with setting up tab for husbands 60th, service and knowledge of products OUTSTANDING. Pizzas were amazing and a real draw card /bonus was live music . Highly recommend Hop Hen for a relaxed, fun atmosphere ( child friendly too ) , best local establishment for quiet catch up with friends or celebrations
  33. KK

    KarinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended the Bingo night with friends for the first time, it was an enjoyable night and we will recommend this and come again.
  34. P

    Pleasedaspunch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group enjoyed Sunday afternoon drinks at Hop Hen. The tasting paddle of beers were delicious! We tried beers we hadn't thought of tasting before. The pizzas were light and crispy, so delicious! Live music a bonus. Very attentive and friendly service.
  35. K

    Kebilal

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good value and service. Guaranteed to satisfy.
  36. SD

    SherrynD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great fun bingo night, good food and drinks in a fun environment!
  37. M

    Mairi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a Mother’s Day lunch at Hop Hen and they offered an amazing cheese platter which was a great way to start our meal and paired well with their beers! Pizzas were good, but FYI if you are ordering for kids ask them to hold the oregano on the margarita as my kids didn’t want to eat their meal!
  38. JT

    JuzT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue. Pizzas were great and variety of beers was awesome. 10/10 customer service too! Definitely will be back
  39. CB

    ChristoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our goto place, no frills we know what we can expect, and it’s constantly the same. Very friendly service.
  40. K

    Kebilal

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good afternoon at Hop Hen. Probably the only venue worth attending in Lilydale.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

Hop Hen Brewing is rated 4.8 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

Hop Hen Brewing does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Hop Hen Brewing

U 17 64-86 Beresford Rd, Lilydale, AU-VIC 3140

Additional information

  • Cross street

    at Cave Hill R.

  • Neighborhood

    Lilydale

  • Hours of operation

    Taproom Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, Pizza Bar, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of park can be found onsite.

  • Public transit

    800m walk from Lilydale Train Station

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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