The Girl & Bull

4.5
313 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
Welcome to The Girl & Bull! We are a modern Australian restaurant & bar located in the seaside Village of Mount Eliza, Mornington Peninsula. We offer an elegant yet relaxed environment which is designed to complement all dining experiences - whether it be a long lunch with friends, a night out with the family or even that one off special occasion. Our menu consists of contemporary Australian cuisine including share plate dining options that marry with our on-trend local and regional beverage list. Please visit our website for more information. We pride ourselves on our delicious food, trendy beverage list and warm and attentive service! We love witnessing and being a part of your enjoyable experience with us at The Girl & Bull and look forward to seeing you soon.
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RichardD
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue, good food, awesome team. Busy Friday but service was outstanding!

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CherylBeattie
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always exquisite at the Girl & Bull and the staff are wonderful too!
As a regular, it is our very favourite place on the Peninsula.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fabulous for service and food.
Went with four,for dinner,then,booked for lunch the next day to bring different friends.

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PamK
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We booked a table of 8 ladies for a birthday lunch.
5 ordered the duck & 3 of us ordered the beef cheek.
All 8 of us absolutely delighted with our meals.

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MargaretL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not much choice in lunch menu
But otherwise value for money.
It would have been nice to have something to eat with coffee at the end of the meal as we didn’t want dessert.

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AaronC
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at this restaurant. Great service, great location and the food was perfect.

Excellent casual sun day dining.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Staff very friendly
Food could be varied more often
Atmosphere quite good
Managed to get a table quite easily
Cold draft from the door was a big annoying

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Jolov
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there a few times and loved it, will go back again.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out. At tentative service and beautiful food.

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ShakiraC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night out with delish food and great service

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KiraR
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food wasn’t very good. Both dishes were lacking seasoning. Had to put a lot of salt on to make it more edable.

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Thelma
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very quick service, staff efficient. Perfect size servings. Good wine list. Would go back again.

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ValenciaJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well presented and delicious food, good value for money. Excellent table service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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DeniseP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent however would have been useful if the waitress had advised us that the French Onion Soup was a main course in itself. We ordered the soup followed by salmon (evening's specials) which was far too much food to eat.

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Hodds68
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening and very nice food. Service was excellent & we completely lost track of time as we felt so comfortable in the surrounds.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great catch up with friends at G&TB over the weekend.
Beautiful host made sure we were always taken care of.

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AndrewA
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Mains were really good, however dessert was not acceptable being burnt, however they recognised my concern and removed it from the bill. A lesson learnt I believe so don't let that put you off as the staff were great.

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Annad
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always had a great meal here . Good service. But you need to book

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with great service in a lovely restaurant

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MartyG
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service. It's an attractive restaurant

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointing meal and experience. Ambience and service was okay but food was not enjoyable. Calamari was pale and bland. Sauce with the mussels tasted like a can of tomato soup - little flavour. Batter on the soft shell crab was stodgy. Both my wife and I left half our food and felt quite sick that night.
To be fair, when we were asked if the meal was okay and when we said no, the waitress (host) offered to provide another plate but we didn’t feel like eating anymore at that point.
We won’t be returning in a hurry which is a shame because we’d like to support local business in Mount Eliza more.

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Wendy
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit after COVID for our anniversary and it was just as good as before.. excellent food

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SallyP
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Girl and Bull. Thanks for a lovely dinner.

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KCJC
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pizza was amazing, unfortunately gnocchi was a little undercooked

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Bevilles46
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, reasonably priced & relaxed atmosphere.

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MelanieN
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, delicious food, warm friendly staff. A lovely place for a relaxed dinner or for a special occasion.

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MicheleS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and beautifully presented. Service, very friendly and professional. We will definitely go back.

KJ
KelliJ
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious food, one of our favourite local spots

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our second visit and both times we were delighted with everything. The menu is not too big but the food is delicious, well presented and there isn't a long wait. Last week I had the barramundi which was cooked to perfection. We both had a souffle for dessert and it is worth a visit just to sample the souffle!! Will definitely go again and would recommend it to friends.

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DaleR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place because it caters for all manner of diners, from families to couples.

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EllenB
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have never been to this restaurant before, went on a recommendation of someone else. My husband and I were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary, so wanted somewhere special. The Girl and Bull was fabulous, the food was so delicious and a great varied menu. The service was great considering it was quite full, and all meals we saw go past all looked yummy! Will certainly be heading back here soon!

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Jules
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great evening at Girl and Bull. The soft shell crab dish was amazing but the pork belly wasn't as good as we'd hoped. Service and staff were perfect and the place has a very nice and relaxing atmosphere.

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MelR
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Regular customer, underwhelmed recently.
Parts of order not received and not as per menu list.
Drinks menu outdated.

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kimw
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Staff are lovely and food great , highly recommend

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Bevilles46
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere.
Great menu choices.
Very generous servings & reasonable prices.
Very attentive service.
Highly recommended.

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vipSamanthaD
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I have been to the girl and bull previously and had an outstanding experience as the food was amazing and the friends I brought there thought so too. I went back last Saturday and took my other friends. Was so disappointed by the food. It was a completely difference experience to the first one. We ordered the lamb gnocchi and the beef. Firstly the gnocchi tasted like a lamb roast dinner mixed with gravy and gnocchi. We didn't even finish it as it lacked flavour and we thought it was a very strange dish to put on the menu. You normally think of gnocchi in either a red sauce or a creamy white sauce. This was like we were eating a roast lamb gravy all over it. My other 2 friends ordered the beef and it came with broccoli. We couldn't believe that the broccoli wasn't cut. The chef just plonked a huge quarter of a whole broccoli on the plate and it was just steamed. This dish also lacked flavour. To make it worse, the mains took quite a long time to come out.
In saying all of this, we ordered starters and dessert and they were brilliant so we dont understand how the chefs could get the mains so wrong. At the end of the night I advised the waitress about this when paying and she was so understanding and amazing. Her name was Steph. I'd like to say a huge thank you to her as she refunded 2 of the gnocchi dishes, one beef and some of the drinks. I will come back here again because I've had an amazing experience here previously and because the customer service was outstanding the last time, it just shows that you have hired amazing staff and you care about your customers. I will still be telling people about your restaurant and will see you again!

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JemM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, it is such a pleasure to dine here and know that everything is taken care for you. Thank you so much!

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing amazing but food was fine. Service was friendly. Menu wasn’t that impressive and there was heaps of dressing on the kids meal salad which I thought was strange.

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LaraB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mikhala runs a well-oiled machine that attracts a lovely clientele to Mount Eliza's most happening bar and restaurant. Poppy is a phenomenal waitress who puts up with the loudest and boisterous crowds with a professionalism that's both charming and welcome at the right times.
Food is reliable and the atmosphere is friendly where you're bound to run into at least 10 people you know.

SG
SusanG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as per usual. Menu has a good range for the family.

FAQs

The Girl & Bull offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9787 0200.

The Girl & Bull is rated 4.5 stars by 313 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.