Malt Shovel Taphouse Geelong
The beer that changed our lives. We've created a vast emporium of beer discovery where everyone can tap into the authentic stories and flavours that make craft beer so unique.
At Malt Shovel Taphouse Geelong the focus will be on authentic stories and flavours that make craft beer so unique. It will have a changing roster of great beer combined with great people and great food.
Please note all bar tables are high tables and chairs, and bookings Friday & Saturday after 8.30pm are DRINKS ONLY
Also all bookings of 16+ people will be required to choose one of our group menus. You will be contacted after booking to arrange this
Groups Menu bookings
Multiple dates availableGroups of 16+ are REQUIRED to purchase a food package and make a deposit to secure the booking, we offer canape menu option starting at $30pp or sit down options at $45pp & $55pp food package which include a variety of dishes from our menu. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the canape menu options, and groups menu or find it located on Opentable and please in the notes add "$45 or $55 option" and our staff will call you. Groups of 20+ people need to call or email Malt Shovel Taphouse Geelong.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Cumin Spiced Lamb Shoulder
With pea emulsion, onion puree + roasted garlic + sage kipfler potatoes. Pair with Furphy
Roasted Pork Belly
Served with Taphouse apple cider sauce, roasted garlic + sage kipfler potatoes, kale + apple slaw. Pair With Panhead XPA
Korean BBQ Popcorn Chicken
With sriracha aioli
Good service as usual. Food was well prepared, not pub food. Range of beverages was good. Noisy, but not overtly as it was a Saturday night
Some of our food items were not prepared as described on the menu. Slow cooked beef cheek was pink and tough. The half rotisserie Jamaican jerk chicken was plain roast chicken.
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Very sorry your experience wasn’t what you’d hoped. We’ll look into this.
Really Nice place to chillout and drink quality beer and have food.
Loved the Korean popcorn chicken
So glad you had a great experience. Hope to see you again soon!
Delicious food, service was great, the staff were lovely and helpful!
We’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. Hope you have an amazing day!
amazing wait staff, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was amazing and good for the price and the cocktails were outstanding! would highly recommend :)
Hi, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope you have an amazing day!
This place was vibrant , energetic, wonderful vibe and the most delicious food . Every morsel was divine .
The acrostic were a tadge loud , so if looking for intimate dinner ask for a quiet spot . We were a group of six so didn’t bother us .
Round tables brilliant as inclusive of your guests
Staff assertive and not ball . Can’t fault it
My only suggestion was on the notes it asked if celebration etc . It was son’s 19th , would of been nice if this was recognised and offered him a complimentary drink
Food was very good, excellent service with a large range of beers and wines. Extensive menu with choices to suit all. Overall very good
So glad you had a great experience. Hope to see you again in the near future!
Love this place. Very welcoming and food and drinks are top notch.
Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. See you next time!
Fantastic and friendly service and the food was amazing. Will definitely be back!
We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. Have a wonderful day!
Favourite place in Geelong currently to go to for a quality meal and beer. Good for a date or a large gathering.
Hi Alex, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. See you soon!
Great service, friendly attentive helpful & knowledgeable staff.
Food is great unlike a pub but more like a restaurant
Fabulous venue, great service, great atmosphere, staff were so friendly, the chef even made up a dessert for my partner whose 30th it was which was wonderful. Loved it!
Thanks so much for the kind words. We will share this with the team!
Great atmosphere, very quick service especially for drinks, delicious meal and beers. 10/10 recommend!
Thanks for the review. See you soon!
The venue is bright and modern, with friendly staff serving great food.
Hi Heather, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. Hope to see you again soon!
Food came out staggered so half the table had eaten while the other half was still waiting for 40 minutes. Meals weren’t bad when we got them and the space was lovely, just disappointing about the meals
Emma, thank you for letting us know, and we apologize for the experience you had. We will pass along your feedback to management.
Food was great, friendly staff,overall would go back again
We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. See you soon!
We were celebrating a birthday and it was our first visit. Very impressed with the make over the Interiors are beautifully detailed and furnished.
The only problem we had is that is was a Saturday night and very busy and NOISY. We had trouble hearing each other due to the noise of the crowd. Some acoustic treatment might be a good investment.
Food was good and service also good.
Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. We will share this with the team!
Everyone at our table had a great looking meal, and positive reviews were made by all.
The room was quite loud, with all the hard surfaces, and a little acoustic treatment wouldn't go astray. Otherwise, the fitout is quite lovely and I'd be happy to return.
Very loud and impossible to have a conversation. Food was ordinary.
The food was incredible, drinks selection was superb, ambience was lovely! Great place for dinner! Not disappointed in anyway
Hi ReneeW, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!
Table service was very slow. Waited almost half an hour to be asked about drinks once all our party had arrived.
We were never approached again for second round of drinks, and had to ask for water for the table. Took a while for plates to be cleared. The servers themselves were friendly, but not attentive enough. Food was great.
Quality food, service a bit slow due to lack of waiters who were working very hard.
Noise level was high, probably because it was Saturday night.
Overall, I will be going back
Great food, good prices, fantastic service by staff and the atmosphere was so good.
Great modern pub and fantastic selection of beers on tap. Food was good but not amazing, room for improvement
They went above and beyond for us, had a few requests that they were more than happy to help with. Thanks guys
Had lunch here on Sunday with family, service from the staff was excellent, food was very quick to come to our table, great choices on the food & drinks menu, staff we're very quick to clear our table when finished & they we're very happy to split the bill!
1st time here & definitely will be back, highly recommend Malt Shovel
Friendly and helpful waitress. Enjoyed the food, great variety of drinks. Little bit pricey but overall good experience
Our waitress was the best we have ever had. She was so smiley and very accommodating.
This venue has had an amazing renovation and looks fantastic! As a craft beer nerd I was blown away at 16 different beers on tap, which apparently rotate to different styles all the time. The rotisserie meat was great, I had the pork belly and my wife had the lamb shoulder which just fell apart. Staff service was great and we were never left with an empty glass. I can't wait to come back and try the next round of beers that go on tap.
Good food but even better beer. Friendly staff and know their beer.
Night was not busy with waitresses standing around talking to each other. Waited 10 minutes to get a drink upon being seated...not good enough.
Awesome place. Great service. Look forward to going back for a Sunday arvo watching the footy
Good selection of craft beers and ginger beer. Food was great, Moreton Bay bug burger was really good! Our waitress was lovely and really accommodating. Nice ambience. Overall a good experience.
Good food and beautiful venue! The staff members were very lovely and accomodating.
Lovely meal and great service. Slightly loud environment but still pleasant enough given the food was excellent!!
Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. Hope to see you again soon!
The only disappointment was the cigarette smoke from outside coming in through the restaurant as we were eating.
Poor service, over crowded, yelled to talk to others, seated right outside the toilets. awesome experience:(
miss, thank you for letting us know, and we apologize for the experience you had. Your remarks will be shared with the team.
My overall experience was great but our meals weren’t hot and they didn’t have a full dessert menu. The staff were fabulous
Had to wait for our booking, table behind us set up for 8... Ended up having 16 who stood around bumping us, crowding us. Not covid safe, too loud, really didn't enjoy the night.
poor quality food with slow service and lots of noise.
beers really good
Malt Shovel Taphouse Geelong is rated 4.1 stars by 128 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.