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Public House, Richmond, AU-VIC

Public House

4.3
4.3
19 Reviews
$41 to $100
Fusion / Eclectic
Situated in the heart of Richmond, Public House is a stone’s throw from Melbourne’s CBD & the MCG. The venue has cool, clean lines, neutral colours and mood lighting.
With access direct from Church Street, enter into a comfortable freestanding cocktail space leading through to the intimate dining area.
Upstairs resides the function room and one of Richmond best kept secrets - Public House's terrace; with its own bar, tables for two up to parties of eight, luscious green garden beds and retractable roof this gem has become a staple of Richmond's night life year round.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9421 0187
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    http://publichouse.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/New-Function-Pack-Nov-17-reduced.pdf
  • Private party contact
    functions@publichouse.com.au: (03) 9421 0187
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Cross street
    Swan Street
  • Parking details
    There are a handful of car parks on Church St, in addition to this there is parking behind the Richmond Library, at East Richmond station and also at Coles.
  • Public transit
    Located within eye site of the venue are the following public transport stops:78 tram Swan St/Church St70 tram Church St/Swan StEast Richmond StationThere is also a cab rank in front of the venue for late-night weekend transport.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

19 Reviews
  1. SarahJ

    WA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Honestly it was beyond disappointing To start off with I reserved a table of 5 upstairs on the rooftop. It was our fault for booking up there as it was more of a Sunday session vibe and we just wanted lunch and drinks. However, the table they put us on was tiny and wasn’t able to fit 4 of us let alone the 6 that ended up arriving. So we asked to be moved. The staff said sure go find a table. So we did. We went to the smokers floor which no one warned us you couldn’t order food to because it was the smokers floor. We’re from WA and have never come across such a rule so we were very confused. It had of been alright if the staff helping us to another table warned us of this. However, when we went to order food the attitude on the girl taking the order was disgusting. There was no reason to talk to us in the way she did. There is no signs around and no one warned us, so how were we supposed to know? At that moment we decided to leave. As we walked down to the ground floor we did speak to someone. The only shining light at this establishment was the girl on the door. She was so lovely, apologetic and accommodating. She found us a table and was super lovely, double checking that we could order food down there. However, our issues didn’t stop there. There was one person on the bar and it took 20 minutes to get our 6 drinks. One of them, an aperol spritz, was made flat so we asked that it be redone. We ordered food and that was underwhelming. The pork bao buns that we were so excited for came out cold. The prawn tacos were ok, but borderline cold. My mum then proceeded to use the toilet. She states it looked like it hadn’t been cleaned at all from the Saturday night before, there was only one toilet with toilet paper and the other door didn’t lock. We understand that covid and lockdowns have been hard on the industry, but there is no excuse for the level of service we received. We will not be coming back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was poor, several staff were rude and condescending. The inside downstairs has a foul smell. 4 out of 5 of the womens toilets on the upstairs level didn’t work - one was out of order, one didn’t have a seat and two doors didn’t close.

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  3. SusieB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved catching up with friends at Public House in the outdoor area. We met at 3pm and it was nice and quiet so perfect to chat. As it got a little later into the afternoon, more people came in which was great to build up the atmosphere. Loved the new areas and it was such a perfect afternoon to be outdoors with a little bit of sunshine, great laughs and bubbles!

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  4. lynm

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Venue, we were upstairs on a cold and rainy afternoon, the heaters were on and it was very cosy, great service, food and ambience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so lovely the chips were Ceoliac friendly, the staff went to extra effort to make sure the fryer was actually gluten free, and nothing else was causing cross contamination. Will definitely return

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived and they did not have my reservation after booking 1 week ahead ...

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  7. Rach

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My group of 14 arrived and public house was closed despite having my booking confirmed the day before and no mention online that it was closed. I believe this venue would have been perfect had they been open, however the lack of communication was very disappointing.

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  8. Rebekah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Made my birthday a really great experience for everyone. Cocktails were fantastic and food service was awesome! Would definitely recommend!

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  9. VanessaW

    Tropical QLD

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak night on Tuesdays excellent value and service was quick.

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  10. Kika

    London

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They were closed!! Why was I able to make a booking AND confirm it?? So disappointing.

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Public House is rated 4.3 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Public House

433-435 Church St, Richmond, AU-VIC 3121

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Swan Street
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There are a handful of car parks on Church St, in addition to this there is parking behind the Richmond Library, at East Richmond station and also at Coles.
  • Public transit
    Located within eye site of the venue are the following public transport stops:78 tram Swan St/Church St70 tram Church St/Swan StEast Richmond StationThere is also a cab rank in front of the venue for late-night weekend transport.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9421 0187
  • Private party facilities
    http://publichouse.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/New-Function-Pack-Nov-17-reduced.pdf
  • Private party contact
    functions@publichouse.com.au: (03) 9421 0187
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