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The National Hotel, Geelong, AU-VIC

The National Hotel

4.5
4.5
36 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.

Ring us to make reservations for a drink session between service times, and we will be more than happy to cater to your needs

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2 people

10:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 5229 9407
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We offer finger food packages for cocktail style events and there are 3 options available starting from $20 per person.
  • Private party facilities
    There are two function spaces available, our middle floor function room and our Rooftop terrace. Both areas have lift access, private bar and bathrooms and can cater for a maximum of 80 people for a cocktail style function. To hire out one of these rooms exclusively requires a room hire fee of $380. Please contact us for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Geelong City Center
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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36 Reviews
  1. SuzanneR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked on the roof top bar for my birthday, it was the perfect place to celebrate. The food was so good, exactly what I wanted. the staff were friendly and helpful. My only criticism was the music was on repeat and was a little too loud for conversation with some of the older guests. Also loved that there was a lift for after I had a few drinks and knew I couldn't tackle the stairs :)

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  2. DianneW

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had friends travel down from Melbourne, especially for the Chicken Parma so that says it all. Food is always tasty, service was excellent (as per usual) and The National remains one of our favourite eating places in Geelong.

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  3. NeilC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nice and simple. Well priced and good pub menu.

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  4. Amy9

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet, table service, steak night Thursday and was one of the best in Geelong!

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  5. elizabethd

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly service. Food was enjoyable. Nice place to dine.

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  6. Averyal

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Myself and group of friends had a great experience. We chose to order at the bar as there were quite a few people there for drinks and staff seemed limited. Our table was in a quiet area downstairs. The menu variety was very good and we had a range of dishes - pasta, steak, trout and chicken. All were served to us at the same time and each meal was delicious. Our waitress checked that we were satisfied with our meal and even came to wish us well when we left. I have eaten occasionally at the National before and have never had a bad experience. I would definitely recommend The National.

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  7. Will

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken burger was delicious but the eggplant parmi was almost unetable, the kale salad was disgustingly overpowered with olive oil

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  8. Louise

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a booking got a confirmation via email and text and the f*ckers weren’t even open

    1 person found this helpful

  9. DianneW

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The express lunch options are excellent value for money. The food is very good and we have never been disappointed. Service was also good and meals were timely. One of our favourite pubs in Geelong.

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  10. Mandy

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the Southern Fries Chicken burger and it was huge! Great value for money and even better if you have a large appetite. Meals came out quickly and great friendly service. Thank you

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FAQs

The National Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Google Map for The National Hotel

191 Moorabool St, Geelong, AU-VIC 3220

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Geelong City Center
  • Hours of operation
    Wed 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 5229 9407
  • Catering
    We offer finger food packages for cocktail style events and there are 3 options available starting from $20 per person.
  • Private party facilities
    There are two function spaces available, our middle floor function room and our Rooftop terrace. Both areas have lift access, private bar and bathrooms and can cater for a maximum of 80 people for a cocktail style function. To hire out one of these rooms exclusively requires a room hire fee of $380. Please contact us for more information.
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