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The National Hotel

4.5
4.5
20 Reviews
$40 and under
Pub

Established in 1856, The National Hotel is one of Geelong's oldest licensed Pubs. With a diverse clientele and talented crew at the helm, we look forward to welcoming you whether you're here for a quiet drink on our Rooftop, quick Lunch or catching up with friends over dinner. We have three unique level's located in the heart of Geelong's CBD.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
    Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am
    Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 5229 9407

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Geelong City Center

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Small

  • Garlic and Cheese Bread (4)*A$9.00

    • Warm Flat Bread*A$10.00

      Selected house dips

      • Bruschetta (4)* **A$10.00

        Goat cheese, house made tomato salsa

        • Pulled Pork Sliders (2)*A$12.00

          Slaw, BBQ sauce

          • Salt & Pepper SquidA$12.00

            Lemon & garlic aioli

            • House Made Dumplings (6)**A$16.00

              your choice of Chicken and Pork or Sweet Potato Dumpling w/ soy

              • Roast Pumpkin & Cheese Arancini (4)A$12.00

                Aioli

                • Chicken and Mushroom Arancini (4)A$12.00

                  Aioli

                  • Pear SaladA$12.00

                    Pomegranate, goat cheese and walnut praline

                    • Assorted Cheese Board*A$20.00

                      Nuts fruit and crackers

                      • Beer Battered Chips w/ AioliA$9.00

                        • Veggie Chips w/ AioliA$9.00

                          • Sweet Potato Chips w/ AioliA$9.00

                            Mains

                            • The Nash StashA$29.00

                              spinach, brie, sun dried tomato stuffed chicken breast w/ greens, roast spuds & mushroom sauce

                              • Ocean Prawn RisottoA$32.00

                                Spiced blue swimmer crab bisque & parmesan cheese

                                • Lamb RaguA$28.00

                                  Otway fettuccine, slow cooked lamb, tomato, rosemary, parmesan cheese

                                  • Oven Roasted SalmonA$32.00

                                    Sweet potato mash, greens & citrus aioli

                                    • Pork BellyA$28.00

                                      Parsnip puree, roast potato, & greens

                                      • Otway SpaghettiA$25.00

                                        Chicken, ham, spinach, mushroom in a creamy garlic sauce & Parmesan cheese

                                        • Middle Eastern BowlA$25.00

                                          Braised legumes, roast cauliflower, pumpkin, roast tomato, baba ghanoush, flat bread

                                          • Eye Fillet 250gA$39.00

                                            Caramelised onion mash, greens & peppercorn sauce

                                            Pub Classics

                                            • Chicken ParmigianaA$25.00

                                              Ham, napoli, chips & slaw

                                              • Pulled Pork Chicken ParmigianaA$29.00

                                                Slowed cooked pork in house made BBQ sauce, chips, slaw & crackle

                                                • Beer Battered Fish and ChipsA$26.00

                                                  Garden salad, lemon & aioli

                                                  • Beef Burger*A$22.00

                                                    House ground beef, cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato relish, mustard mayo & chips

                                                    • Southern Fried Chicken BurgerA$22.00

                                                      Slaw, lettuce, pickles, creole sauce & chips

                                                      • Dry Aged Porterhouse Steak* 320gA$32.00

                                                        Garden salad, chips & mushroom sauce

                                                        Kids

                                                        Kids 12 and under inc, soft drink & scoop of ice cream

                                                        • Chicken and ChipsA$12.00

                                                          • Cheeseburger and ChipsA$12.00

                                                            • Fish and ChipsA$12.00

                                                              Dessert

                                                              • Duo Ice CreamA$12.00

                                                                Vanilla, Chocolate, Caramel

                                                                • Duo SorbetA$12.00

                                                                  Lemon, Raspberry, Passionfruit

                                                                  • Sticky Date PuddingA$12.00

                                                                    Toffee sauce & ice cream

                                                                    • Chocolate BrownieA$12.00

                                                                      Hot fudge sauce & ice cream

                                                                      Last updated: January 22, 2020

                                                                      What 20 people are saying

                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                      4.5
                                                                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                      • 4.3Food
                                                                      • 4.8Service
                                                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                                                      • 4.3Value

                                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                                      1. m

                                                                        mikea

                                                                        Victoria

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2021

                                                                        overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                        Serivce was great. the lunch special steak sandwich was tough. nice place, but wouldnt order the steak sandwich again

                                                                      2. KB

                                                                        KarlaB

                                                                        Victoria

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2021

                                                                        overall2food3service4ambience3

                                                                        No happy that we booked the next level up weeks ahead and got shoved on the bottom floor 1 day prior I won't be back

                                                                      3. S

                                                                        Scud

                                                                        Victoria

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2021

                                                                        overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                                        The venue is very nice, the menu has plenty to choose from and the bar has a great selection of drinks. I do feel that the menu is quite pricey though, especially charging $25 for a Chicken Parmigiana. Although I had a brilliant experience and would recommend anyone visiting The National Hotel, my friends and I had a very odd encounter which has left a sour taste in our moths. I was quite appalled when a staff member accused my me and my friends, as we were leaving the venue, of doing drugs when we simply went to the downstairs bathroom. I imagine because 3 of us went together, it obviously meant we were up to no good. This was very random as I left the bathroom to a commotion of the waitress accusing my friend who was waiting for us (sitting on a stool waiting) of my friends and I of heading in the bathroom to do drugs, and we were threatened of being kicked out and "had to stay on the first floor".

                                                                      4. FR

                                                                        FionaR

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 20, 2021

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        We both had the Parma and it was pipping hot and delicious, chips were very nice and the side salad was fresh and had a tasty dressing

                                                                      5. M

                                                                        Margaret333

                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 10, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Excellent service and food, first time there and we we’re very happy

                                                                      6. VW

                                                                        VeronicaW

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 9, 2021

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                        Excellent service on a lovely roof deck. all meals very good and good value and very good presentation. really enjoyed this casual dining venue

                                                                      7. L

                                                                        Lazza

                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on January 7, 2021

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                        Dinner with friends. Great table service. Menu and wine list not extensive but what was available was good and at reasonable prices. No issue with finding a place to park the car. Will return.

                                                                      8. HF

                                                                        HaydenF

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 27, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Went for a couple of Friday drinks after work, food was excellent and service was outstanding!

                                                                      9. MM

                                                                        MichelleM

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 17, 2020

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Loved the upstairs room. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was really nice.

                                                                      10. A

                                                                        Andrew

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 6, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Would recommend.

                                                                      11. GS

                                                                        GracieS

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on October 24, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Best service, great food and good beers on tap! Very friendly staff

                                                                      12. SR

                                                                        SarahR

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on September 29, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Delicious food and awesome ambience. Great experience upstairs at the rooftop bar!

                                                                      13. G

                                                                        Georgia

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on September 29, 2020

                                                                        overall4food2service5ambience5

                                                                        Sat in the roof top, Great customer service, atmosphere was perfect but parmis small for the price !

                                                                      14. B

                                                                        Boxy

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on September 25, 2020

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                        First visit since the renovations and the first impressions were great. We will definitely be back, well done. Looking forward to a session in the upstairs bar.

                                                                      15. C

                                                                        Cassandra

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on September 25, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The National Hotel was pretty much the only place left in Geelong with Friday night available, I'd never been there, never even heard of the place before. I'm so glad we did book there! The hotel is lovely inside, the food was superb and the staff were fantastic. I'd definitely come back again.

                                                                      16. NM

                                                                        NicoleM

                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on September 24, 2020

                                                                        overall4food2service5ambience4

                                                                        I ordered the chicken burger and to be honest the size of the chicken was so very small. I didn’t complain on the night as I understand business is getting back on its feet but it’s certainly something you should look at fixing. I’d think twice about coming back with meals like that.

                                                                      17. DE

                                                                        DanielE

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on August 1, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Excellent venue great service. Top floor is beautiful

                                                                      18. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Victoria

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on July 24, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        The server in the dining room was amazing, she did a really great job!

                                                                      19. S

                                                                        Shaz

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 21, 2020

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        Really enjoyed my evening, the food and drinks were great, the staff were lovely.

                                                                      20. AP

                                                                        AveryalP

                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Lovely comfortable atmosphere. Good menu choices. Service was friendly and efficient. Meals were pleasing for the 5 of us who had dinner. Would definitely return.

                                                                      FAQs

                                                                      The National Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 20 OpenTable diners

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                                                                      191 Moorabool St Geelong, AU-VIC 3220

                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                        Geelong City Center

                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                        Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
                                                                        Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am
                                                                        Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                        Pub, Australian

                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                        AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                      • Additional

                                                                        Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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