The National Hotel

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.
What 20 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.4
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
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mikea
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

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KarlaB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 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

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Scud
1 review
Dined on April 10, 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".

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FionaR
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

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Margaret333
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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VeronicaW
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

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Lazza
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.

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HaydenF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GracieS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Georgia
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 !

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Boxy
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.

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Cassandra
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.

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NicoleM
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.

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DanielE
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue great service. Top floor is beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Shaz
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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AveryalP
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.

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.