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 email@example.com 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
Great service, all our meals ordered were beautiful! I had the Wagu burger and it was yummo!! Wonderful to see it so busy. Only downside was it was soooooo loud.
Always enjoy the quality and choice of food. Can’t fault the service.
Overall the experience was good, the meet and greet guy could have been more upbeat, but I realise it's hard wearing masks. The girls managed to be very friendly and upbeat though. Reno looks good. Needs to be cleaned more thoroughly especially the window ledge near the booths and the toilets otherwise Reno will age very quickly.
We order our meals served was too slow. Meals order it wasnt the right food that we wanted.
Staff were unfriendly
Why seating outside has to go to the bar and order ? While seating inside they get their meals order taken that is a stupid way. At the back is a bit far to go to the bar and order its not fair
My hubby ordered veal+ pork linguine later on meal arrived pork with roast potatoes and coleslaw
Dont even give us a complimentary drinks of their stupid service.
Never go back again.
Dont provide hag of drinks instead by glass which is over the price $4.00
Ginger beer $8.50
Way too much pricey.
Staff were really adaptable and kind! Let us change tables even though I booked outside and didn't realise it would be so cold (my bad). Thanks!
We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. Hope to see you again soon!
The place was far to noisy. The meals were soso for the price.
Thank you for the constructive criticism, and sorry we couldn’t make it a 5 star experience. We are always looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and will pass your comments along to management.
The atmosphere was quiet and pleasant. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious, and my son really enjoyed his choices of beer. My wine was cold and satisfying. My only uncomfortable time (not your fault), was the hassle I had with the parking metres outside!
We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Food took an hour to come out after ordering.
I don't mind a place that's buzzing but this was just noisy. Dreadful acoustics. Had to shout at people sitting opposite me to be heard.
Ordered the Jerk Chicken. Was expecting something with a bit of a kick. Lame attempt although the Chicken was perfectly cooked. Probably give the place another try as I so wanted it to be great.
Thank you for the constructive criticism, and sorry we couldn’t make it a 5 star experience. It’s important for us know how we can better serve our customers and your comments will be shared with the team.
Great food, great drinks, cool atmosphere
We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. Hope to see you again in the near future!
Mains were good. A bit disappointed with deserts. Very small and not what you expect.
Service was friendly
Thank you for the feedback. We are always looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and will pass your comments along to management.
Nice place to eat. Food was really good, servings on the smaller side. Good selections of beers to try also.
Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. Have a wonderful day!
As a group of 10, we were sat at a perfect sized table. Waiters were attentive and the food was delicious! The menu has a range of items, from small plates (I had vegetable side and fritters) to full meals (my friend had the roast duck, and another had a parma). Tables were well spaced out, waiters all abided by COVID policies and we were able to easily split the payment at the end of the night.
Hi Rachel, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. Hope to see you again in the near future!
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
Hi William, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We will share this with the team!
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.
Malt Shovel Taphouse Geelong is rated 4.1 stars by 140 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.