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The Precinct Hotel

4.7
4.7
123 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

The newly refurbished Precinct Hotel is located amongst the hustle and bustle of Swan Street, only moments away from the Melbourne CBD and sporting and entertainment arenas; the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, Margaret Court and AAMI Park.

Celebrating the best of Melbourne, The Precinct Hotel is your one stop desitnation to experience incredible Modern Australian food and classic pub grub, enjoy live music and watch all the sporting action.

With a variety of function spaces available; including our award winning courtyard, intimate dining room and grand new stage, we can cater for your special occasion to ensuring a truly memorable experience for your guests.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Pub, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am
    Lunch
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9429 1633

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    Cnr Cremorne Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking available on surrounding streets<br />Paid parking lot available behind the venue, accessible via Stephenson Street

  • Public transit

    Located opposite Richmond Railway Station or Tram 70 will take you practically to our doorstep!

  • Entertainment

    Friday Night: DJ Johno & Funk & Disorderly
    Saturday Night: DJ Johno & The Amigo’s

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 123 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Good for Groups

  • Melbourne

    Hot Spot

  • Melbourne

    Live Sports

  • Melbourne

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inner City East

    Good for Groups

  • Inner City East

    Hot Spot

  • Inner City East

    Great for Lunch

  • Inner City East

    Outdoor Dining

  • Inner City East

    Sunday Lunch

  • Inner City East

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. A

    Adrian

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Floor staff was very friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately bar staff not so much. Greeting from bar staff early in the day was non existent and when they got their drinks wrong they rolled their eyes at us. We were happy to pay for the 1st round of drinks incorrectly poured but anything after that, no. The girl at the bar wasn't happy about us complaining to her. Otherwise, food was good and atmosphere was nice. Tables were cleared of empty glasses frequently, they could have used the occasional wipe down.

  2. M

    Meppy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    So happy to be back. Same friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It's been a tough time for the hospitality industry especially, so was nice to be back and support them as best we could. Food was still great, maybe even better... drinks and service bloody good as usual. Can't wait for them to be packed again.

  3. MI

    MaddyI

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very fun! The service was really good and the outside bar staff were really lovely

  4. RF

    RoseF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are friendly and accommodating, especially Claudia who is absolutely amazing.

  5. NF

    NickyF

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The lunch specials are great value and the staff are friendly. We always enjoy our experience at The Precinct.

  6. S

    Stephen

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    Have been going to the Precinct a long time, but sadly the large, flashing screens in the courtyard now make it feel more like a nightclub than a relaxing place to sit and enjoy a drink and meal after a hard day at work. The screens are so large and numerous that it is virtually impossible to find any spot in the courtyard that is free from being in the glare from excessively bright electronic screens.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Fish and chips and salad. Lots of Sav blanc too. Great venue great music Melb Cup day.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    Palma was undercooked and soggy

  9. a

    asco86

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and good place to watch the footy on a Sunday afternoon

  10. AS

    AndyS

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    We really enjoyed our pre-rugby visit to the Precinct. The booking system worked well - I'm glad I thought of doing it otherwise we would have probably missed out. Beer was good, food was great once it arrived. As the venue emptied a waitress came unto us and explained that they couldn't find us!! despite us having a sign with #81 on it. She was very apologetic and organised some complimentary drinks whilst preparing a complete new order. This was more than we could have expected but it did mean that we arrived for the game late and missed kick-off.

  11. BS

    BenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really friendly staff and great service. Very accommodating if you want to watch the footy, they will seat you near the big screen. Yummy food!

    The Precinct HotelResponded on July 6, 2021

    Hey Ben, Thank you for your lovely review, we are thrilled you had a great time. Please come back again soon. :)

  12. DI

    DareIcedCoffee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chicken burger was amazing, good portions as well. Would have been nice to have a side salad to lighten the meal, but otherwise fantastic :) Atmosphere and venue is really nice, would like to see more craft beer options on tap in the outside bar. Would absolutely come here again

  13. K

    Kiro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience5

    Staff, especially the ones serving the food to the tables were lovely (The bar girls seemed a bit short, again very busy but no excuse). The food has definitely gone backwards in the last 12-18 months. My kids used to love the nachos' now they are just average. Looks the same to me but does not taste as good. (the venue was very busy). Our fish and chips again was average. Beer was good. From now on, I am likely to order less food thus spend less time drinking there too.

    The Precinct HotelResponded on June 30, 2021

    Hi Kiro, Thank you for leaving us a review & visiting us on the weekend. I'm glad you've visited us before and loved the food and am sorry we've let you down this time with a couple of the food items, I'll definitely be passing on your thoughts to the chef so we can have a look at what's changed over the last year and make improvements. Hope to see you again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Current Covid restrictions put a dampener on a lot of things, but happy to get out of the house, watch some footy on the big screen and enjoy a beer with some gf’s :) Great place to watch the footy! We will be back !

    The Precinct HotelResponded on July 6, 2021

    Hey There, We certainly agree the restrictions are just that restricting. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself though. We cant wait to welcome you back.

  15. HS

    HelmaS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot to watch the football and food is great 😊

    The Precinct HotelResponded on June 30, 2021

    Thanks for the great review Helma, hope to see you again soon!

  16. SJ

    StewJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Really accommodating with bookings ahead of time, we appreciated the space they reserved for us.

  17. JK

    JomK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    QR Code ordering was a pain. No atmosphere & kicked out after our dinner at 7pm, when our group wanted to stay and have a few more drinks. Not offered an alternative, like the beer garden which was relatively empty at the time.

    The Precinct HotelResponded on June 30, 2021

    Hi Jom, Am sorry you didn't enjoy your time with us. We have the option to order at the bar if you'd prefer, maybe that wasn't communicated effectively which is something we will work on. We have been fully booked over the weekends with the first dinner sitting finishing at 7pm - I can imagine it would be pretty frustrating to be asked to leave when we look empty but we as a large venue operating at under a third of our capacity due to restrictions we will look empty but be at our legal limit.

  18. W

    Westy

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Such a pity we have such an incompetent state govt making these venues have a capacity limit

  19. CW

    CraigW

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This pub is sensational for a lunch before the footy. The atmosphere is buzzing with excitement, the staff are very friendly and obliging and the food is very high quality for a pub meal. Prices are great too! Highly recommended

  20. J

    Josh

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good place. Amazing good & service & place has an amazing vibe!

  21. RB

    RobB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Enjoyed our meal. Daughter had the Pasta, slow cooked beef with Paperdelle, I had the standard Parma which was great, all in all a great meal.

  22. AL

    AnnaL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, good selection of good, fabulous atmosphere pre footy game.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Italy

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Perfect spot for a pre game drink and dinner

  24. RW

    RanaW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    The staff are so welcoming &,caring&the food is great.

  25. WW

    WendyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous night by the fire The food was quick to be served and excellent quality

  26. T

    Tiger

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Our young waitress was great took our orders promptly and offered to get our drinks rather than us have to fight our love at to the bar. Food was delicious. It was a bit noisy (footy crowd) but would definitely dine at the precinct again.

  27. JM

    JasonM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good, loved the food and good atmosphere. Loved it.

  28. MS

    MuthuS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place to catch up for pre drinks and dinner before a game at AAMI PARK.

  29. CM

    CraigMck

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Stuffed up our meal , missed one meal and received about 30 mins after everyone else however the manager was right ontop of if and gave us a free beer each ,, Beer solves everything hahaha We live at the precinct during footy / rugby season ,,, Cheers

  30. GJ

    GeoffreyJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Seniors $20.00 meal id great value and food is good.

  31. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and drinks. Great service. The atmosphere was very upbeat- a great spot for a lovely dinner, or drinks with friends. The live music was a great addition and really set the mood/atmosphere. The decor/set up was very modern and suited the vibe of the restaurant perfectly. We have recommended this venue to all of our family and friends and we will certainly be back!

  32. HF

    HelenF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great value, lovely service. Our local for lunch!

  33. S

    Somers596

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Great to be back in a lively pub, staff were awesome, good food at good price.

  34. HF

    HelenF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and plenty of it. Really nice wait staff. Great service.

  35. NC

    NickC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and venue. Could not recommend it higher

  36. RC

    RyanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Really nice food and easy to book and confirm. Service seemed a little bit of a hurry but understandable on a busy night. Cheers

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    There was a lack of service in the beer garden and queues waiting for drinks were too long, many staff were not proactive either - private dining experience is much better

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe, great service and most importantly great drink. Thanks for a great night!

  39. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2020

    overall4food2service2ambience3

    Unfortunately the food was pretty ordinary, seemed like they’d were overwhelmed, bar service was slow even though there appeared to be several staff not doing much. Only one register to take orders seems like an oversight.

  40. CM

    CourtneyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were great, communication amazing, food was tasty and great ambience. Thanks!

FAQs

The Precinct Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 123 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for The Precinct Hotel

60 Swan St Richmond, AU-VIC 3121

  • Cross street

    Cnr Cremorne Street

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am
    Lunch
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Pub, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available on surrounding streets<br />Paid parking lot available behind the venue, accessible via Stephenson Street

  • Public transit

    Located opposite Richmond Railway Station or Tram 70 will take you practically to our doorstep!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Friday Night: DJ Johno & Funk & Disorderly
    Saturday Night: DJ Johno & The Amigo’s

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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