Hotel Sorrento

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124 reviews
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Gastro Pub
Hotel Sorrento is an iconic venue that has been a locals favourite and popular with visitors since the mid-1800’s. At its core, Hotel Sorrento offers everything from your classics to contemporary modern dishes. Renowned for the exceptional produce in the region, there is a strong focus on sourcing seasonal local produce, including partnering with local farmers, fishmongers, meat suppliers and wineries.
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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food here was ok but very overpriced for typical pub fare. There was a hair in my meal but, since you have to pay for your food when you order (drinks as well, there is no table service which makes the prices even more over the top), they couldn’t offer me any kind of discount. They didn’t offer a free drink/dessert or anything either which was disappointing, and since there was no table service, I couldn’t tell them about my issue until they cleared our plates. There are much nicer places

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Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal, paired with a nice, affordable wine. Great atmosphere

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Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Booked for Mother’s Day for second session and many options not available as they had run out. Dips were not dips but olive tapenade and cheese. Mushroom pasta main was small and could have done with some fresh herbs or Parmesan cheese on top. Husband said calamari was just ok. Bit disappointing for a special lunch. Food not as described.

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Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

No table service during the week for lunch time should be considered and very pricey and smallish serves

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Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Food was horrible unfortunately. Do not touch the lamb shank, you only get one and it’s extremely flavour less. Even with a lot of salt, it’s still average.

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Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten her a number of times and have loved it every time. We have travelled from Geelong just to come here.

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Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Heaps of meat free choices for good friday. Well done

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Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Where do I start? Advised on arrival there is no table or drink service. Seemed to be plenty of staff arranging flowers in vases though. Dirty menus, empty plates & glasses not removed until asked, new cutlery had to be requested and was dumped in front of one guest, salad to share arrived with no salad servers, chips to share arrived 10 minutes after mains served. Our table of 9 spent a lot of money and would have spent a lot more had the service been better. Poor.

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Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great space with lovely views and great food. Higher lighting would help as most tables used torch on phone to read menus

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Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food and service is normally ok...but out of 6 main course orders the one chicken schnitzel was terrible and food all at different times! I was given an immediate refund on a soggy, tasteless and burnt peice of chicken. The staff need to raise a smile too

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Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Sorrento Hotel is a beautiful venue with many different dining areas to suit your needs. We had a lovely quiet secluded area which was great for my dad who is hard of hearing . I chose this venue online because of the interesting menu and the comfortable looking chairs. The barramundi meals were absolutely delicious and I will be going back again from Geelong

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Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very bland food, most local pubs would knock them for six for flavour and quality

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Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

My two friends a I dinned here for lunch this week and the food was really underwhelming. Two of us ordered the Bombay Chicken Curry with rice and papadum.They must have waved the curry power over it as it was tasteless, cold and greasy. The papadum disintegrated in your fingers it was so thin.The other meal was a beef salad and while my friend said it was "okay" she had had much better.So disappointed, as the decor and view was excellent,but I will not be returning to dine there.

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Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed the seafood platter. Very fresh & great flavours

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Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We went to the hotel for my birthday lunch and found it to be average. We were slightly disappointed as we really expected more from the food. It was bland and expensive for the fact it lacks any flavour.
Staff were really good - very friendly and lovely to deal with.

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Brisbane / QLD
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Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful Hotel, perfect location, fantastic spot for a gathering of friends

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Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

$40 for a meat platter that was the smallest quantity of meats and cheeses - the cheeses were average and not large enough with not enough for $40.

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Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food but lacks the setting of its competitor at Portsea. More of a winter place

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Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food as Usual

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Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed in meals. Ratios in meals were way out. Ordered the seared tuna and the lamb shank.
The tuna was very small and only seared on one side so quite tough to cut and eat. Accompaniments were very small amounts. Most of the bowl was bean shoots. The lamb shank was predominantly mash potato. No greens or other vegies. Quite pricey too for what we got. Won’t be going back.

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Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing this time- was there 12 months ago (2018) and the food was lovely
this time Seafood platter for 2 on Specials when I went to order at 1245 was informed its not available sold out
Had Seafood Linguine with 3 mussels 3 very small prawns the fish appeared to be like remnants of fish just thrown in only 2 large pieces
Husband had flake and chips in his words it was just ordinary
The quality of food was very poor this time
wont be going back
I believe its changed hands in past year

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Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The updated interior is lovely and with wide sea views from our table. The food was good, plentiful and fresh. The staff were lovely and helpful and checked we were ok several times during our meal. The chicken parmigiana was huge, salad and chips fresh. The grilled barramundi was the better choice, lovely flavours. Good choice of drinks too.

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Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch and dinner with a nice view and good service.

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Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food

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Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special lunch with my best friend of some 40+ years. The food was lovely & the staff were very friendly & helpful.

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Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food

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Melbourne / VIC
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Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely ambience amazing ocean views ! Will be back.

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Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent venue with very good food and beverage list further enhanced by very friendly and efficient staff and all at a very reasonable price.

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Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It's a great pub. Great food, service outstanding and great views... great for a drink upstairs at Salt Bar too. Ambience lovely.

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Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

14 of us enjoyed a fantastic lunch and after lunch went into the bar where there was great entertainment.
Absolutely loved it.

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Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night! Great food, great service, excellent value for money. The staff were excellent and made us feel welcomed and important!

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Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent variety on menu. The quantity of some food items served was very different in size from others - e.g. the crispy pork belly was much smaller than the snapper, or the calimari. This is not apparent when choosing from the menu and is undesirable.

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Melbourne / VIC
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Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great pub except for being stuck on a table in the entrance. Trying to fit as many in as possible.

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Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good, with the chilli nicely integrated with the seafood marinara, and the churros in the dessert plate were particularly good. The service was very friendly.

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Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Extremely noisy in the dining area. We are quickly and left. It was a Saturday night but still, it would be nice to be able to hear your dinner companion when talking.
Food was average and not great value for money. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes.

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Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

great atmosphere good food

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Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We had a disappointing experience.We were seated at our table&left to it..only when we were asked to move tables that someone explained that there was no table service &we needed to order one place for drinks &queue at another place to put food order in.Fine,but then this place is confused.Plenty of staff walking around collecting glasses or not doing much at all that we thought would actually be better placed taking table orders.We felt as if they were doing us a favour ‘allowing’us to dine.

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Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Disappointed stuck in internal room ( table 309 ) even though we had booked more than 4 months ahead. Otherwise upto the usual standard (we have been coming for New Years lunch for many years).
Robin

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Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was below average and on the expensive end. Kids menu is good. Service was very average.

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Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience from booking through to meal. Very enjoyable

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