Skinny Dog Hotel

4.3
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$40 and under
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Australian
We're a friendly inner-suburban pub smack-bang in the middle of Kew's High Street with comfy booths, a beer garden, function spaces and of course, sports! Our kitchen’s dishes are classic, well executed pub grub, with fresh ingredients, and every day a bigger focus on local suppliers.

With two separate spaces upstairs (with access to one central bar) and the whole beer garden available to hire – Skinny Dog has the space for you whatever the occasion. Whether it be a larger function in our Edison Room, a board meeting in The Studio, or nibbles and drinks in The Beer Garden, we have spaces and places to accommodate for all your private dining needs.

We love our sport and show each and every AFL game live all season long. Be sure to check out all the sporting action as it happens, including all UFC events on Pay-Per-View, on our 8 big screens!
What 58 People Are Saying
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MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant spot for a Saturday night catch up! Great service, delicious food! Will be heading back again soon!

IW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoy Skinny Dog. However, although we had booked but had to wait about 20 minutes before a waiter could show us to our table: seemed hectic. Once we were seated the service was fine, and the food was fabulous.

m
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We sat right in front of huge screen so ambience spoilt. Also a few guests very cold. Falafel salad was amazing.

MC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and an all round wonderful night

DA
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We live locally and went for the Steak Night. It's great value! The meal was perfectly cooked, the atmosphere was buzzing and the service was excellent.

RF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pub, great food and excellent service
Highly recommended.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The actual best parma ever. Skinnydog parmas always a hot.

FF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We did have wonderful service on the night, however the food was cold by the time it hit the table and the pork belly was rubbery, we still ate it though and had a lovely night.

CF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great table service. Great meals thanks. We will be back

SF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The parmas are great, good service.
Didn't wait long for the food.

TP
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very generous serving size on the parma menu. Good chips!

AJ
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The $20 Parma and pot deal is awesome value for money and the Parmas were awesome- I even took half home. Footy was on all the tvs so the atmosphere was great and I would definitely return!

TB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to eat, we were there on Parma night and the parmas were amazing, so filling we had to take home a doggy bag.
Our waitress was one of the best, drinks came out super fast and so did the food.

MC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and we all had a great time

S
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the BEST chicken Parma we have ever eaten here or anywhere else....We used to come here ALOT, but more recently, we haven’t. Thankyou so much to the staff. The service was exemplary.

JS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say but great place, well priced food and great staff

R
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Generally 20-30 age group when we went on parma night. Despite the large TV screens with sport showing (of particular interest to my other half) the place had a pleasant relaxed atmosphere. A little noisy yet okay. Great staff, nice food - will go again.

CG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our only criticism was the late arrival of one of our guest's main course. It was handled well - we were given a plate of calamari while she waited but it was a long time and we had almost finished our mains (even the full parmas!!) by the time she received hers. Overall we had a great night!

SH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Music a bit loud. Indoor booth section is dark. Table service started off well but dropped off as we lingered, had to go chase up a coffee myself. Food was ok but not startling. Generally an OK experience but nothing to write home about.

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Awesome value, excellent food and outstanding staff. The Parma night is undoubtedly the best in Melbourne!

J
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good team, great food and lovely atmosphere
We hadn’t been for a good while but we will definitely be back!

JT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food - mains served hot and all 3 of us totally enjoyed our meals.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Parma night here, it is absolutely the best in Melbourne! Staff are always so warm, welcoming and friendly. Excellent Parmas and great value. Awesome every single time.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service as always. Best Parma night in Melbourne, hands down!

FR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Table seating near the bar was problematic in that I was bumped into fairly often

P
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good family friendly pub, relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff. Food was good quality and service was fast. Easy parking close by.

VS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s great for casual dining, can get very noisy if your table is near the bar area but good atmosphere. Food options were great and staff always friendly.

DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

steak was Under cooked and very average cut... Rind all the way thru the middle... was steak night, but disappointing.

B
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good night at the Skinny Dog . Staff were great and our table was well looked after . It was Pie Night which is good value but anything that came out of the kitchen looked very nice

SL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The Skinny Dog is always a reliable option for a bite to eat on any day of the week. The Parma's in particular are certainly worth the trip but you need to be HUNGRY! On this night we went just for a casual meal and booked ahead to make sure we got a table. Upon arrival we were promptly seated and given menus; however, from there we seemed to be forgotten. After almost 20 minutes we were asked if we'd had orders taken. It took almost that long again for out meals to arrive, and we'd only ordered parmas, but certainly the food was worth the wait.
Apart for the slow service, it was a good meal once again at the Skinny Dog.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. This pub has great pub fare and also caters for the sophisticated diner.

NR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal. Staff were terrific and they knew what they were talking about. Bartender was also great!

JS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have made this placed for all my business & casual meeting place with friends, this place is great.

DT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Steak night on a Tuesday always great value with 3 steak options and good sauces to add.

JC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My friends Parma was pink, would of been nice if they offered him a discount for the inconvenience

JS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great, especially if you like chicken schnitzel. Their menu suits everyone.
Great place for a drink after work or with friends.
Staff friendly and polite.

MH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and polite staff.
Disappointed that the children on the table next to us had noisy electronic devices that intruded on our conversation, but that was bad parenting, not the fault of the staff!

AY
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The parmas were amazing! Love that they come in full and half sizes. Calamari and garlic bread were also delicious. Definitely one of the better pubs you can find around the area. Service was attentive and fast despite a very busy Saturday night. Well done!

RH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Seriously, the food was disgusting! this chef has no passion or care for quality food. This pub could be the best pub in Melbourne if it wanted to be...
No one was in there & there's a reason why! My meal was inedible & the boys said there's was awful.

D
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately the Chicken parma, despite its large size, I was served lacked flavour and as much as I was looking forward to it, remembering the great parma I had some years back at the Skinny Dog, I couldn't finish it. The chair at the table we were directed to had the seat cover torn and made for a somewhat cheap looking chair which deflated the ambience of the place. I felt the menu was somewhat lacking in options and given the range of restaurants around the nearby area I would have thought that the menu should have contained a broader selection of foods. All in all I was disappointed in our dinner there and more than likely choose a nearby restaurant instead. Regards Al

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