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Thornbury Taphouse, Thornbury, AU-VIC

Thornbury Taphouse

4.3
4.3
183 Reviews
$40 and under
Bistro
Thornbury Taphouse is your local bar and Kitchen

We are located in the original Regent Picture Theatre (now know as Thornbury Theatre) that was built back in 1925

We have 16 beers on tap, a extensive back bar and some delicious cocktails to complement our simply but filling food




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Gastro Pub, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9071 0011

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Thornbury

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 183 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Northern Suburbs

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. CM

    ClareM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    7 of us ate 7 different meals & all meals were delivered quickly & were delicious, would highly recommend the ribs
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive and I also enjoyed the half price Tuesday specials.
  3. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Average. Service is non existent. Waiter couldn’t take an order of 3 drinks because he didn’t have a tablet… music was incredibly loud for dinner time making it hard to keep a conversation. Food was decent standard pub food, nothing to write home about.
  4. TW

    TimothyW

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere. Great dinner venue when attending concert upstairs
  5. MB

    MichaelB

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What stood out was the attentiveness and service provided by our host. She had an exceptional attitude and ensured the night was pleasant. Food of course was delicious.
  6. PR

    PaulR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great with lots of choices and very generous servings, wait staff amazing and engaging. Was late ordering garlic bread and they had run out. No coffee available to end the night.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and reasonably priced and the staff were friendly and attentive!
  8. M

    Moaspinall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was very average, perhaps one star above Pub food. we also had trouble having a conversation at our table, the noise level was very loud, the table service was very good although inexperienced but in these day that is acceptable.
  9. EL

    EmmaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always, great food, generous portions and thoughtful staff
  10. JC

    JoeC

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. 5 stars again
  11. DD

    DianneD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very helpful and friendly. Service was prompt and efficient. Atmosphere and food was good!
  12. JC

    JoeC

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars all round. Keep up the good work guys
  13. A

    Anon

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    We booked after an amazing experience on Mother’s Day but unfortunately didn’t experience the same level of quality as we did last time. Firstly it was lovely to get wine and chocolates as a Mother’s Day gift and then to be greeted with a specia fruit and wine - upon arrival for Father’s Day the staff were scurrying around trying to get things organised and I wasn’t sure if they were even open and there was nothing special for the fathers. We have a young baby this was noted on the booking and we’re sat right next to the band not only was it so loud for her but I couldn’t even hear my partner talk and there wasn’t any consideration to swap us with another table or later booking at the start only was it offered when we had already finished our meal. The food was also not the standard we have experienced in the past and whilst there is a change of owners and menu occurring it was upsetting to experience this at what has been one of our favourite places to go. The ball was really dropped for Father’s Day and didn’t have the same magical vibe it did for mothers day or even other days we have come. I hope the new owners and change of menu really lift the game and service as it was not good at all yesterday.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was fantastic the only issue was that the waiter brought me the wrong beer
  15. JP

    JohnP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Their booking system went haywhy , too many bookings with too little staff.
  16. DJ

    DaveJ

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really switched on and friendly bar staff. Food was good. Would def go again.
  17. SF

    SherynF

    Melbourne

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Comfortable space next door to Thornbury Theatre. Large meals and large selection of drinks
  18. MH

    MickH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Unfortunately our experience was not so good this time. Staff were lovely and welcoming however the music was unbearably loud and distorted. The menu has changed considerably to very few offerings and whilst 3 of our meals were lovely (all be it over priced) one was inedible. After coming here many times sadly I think this was our last visit.
  19. MO

    MarieO

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Great food but service is really lacking atm, 7 people, 2 meals every 1/2 hour and cocktails the same. Food was absolutely fantastic and so was the atmosphere
  20. J

    Joey

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Well, Thornbury Taphouse called me on Friday 12th of August at 5:37pm to tell me that they don’t have enough staff to cater for 17 people booked for 6pm. That is poor effort from the venue. Surely they have staff on standby?
  21. DB

    DavidB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolute disgrace the place was closed they didn’t even let Us know that they were closed. We ended up on the street with no place to go. They messaged me to confirm my booking & yet they couldn’t let me know they were closed. Would not recommend.
  22. MB

    MichelleB

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great location, tasty food, trendy decor, all good. They use the QR code system to order food and drinks, the upside is that everything's paid for and you can make a fast exit! The downside is there's very minimal customer service, it just lacks that extra touch that's worth leaving a tip for. Unfortunately the menu on the website doesn't match the menu on the QR code so I was disappointed as I was looking forward to the chicken wings and skewers. There seemed to be quite a variance between what's on the website to what is actually available to order. Overall the food was tasty and reasonably priced so may consider visiting another time.
  23. DD

    DebD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The seats in booth against wall were horrible and collapsed. The meal. Lamb rague was bland and the lamb was non existent had about 4 mouthfuls the waitress didn’t even ask what if anything was wrong. My partner reported The steak wAs tough and didn’t eat it all. No one checked on us after our meal came. Not impressed at all.
  24. JC

    JoeC

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New staff were terrific in every way.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and great value and the staff were friendly and attentive. Thank you.
  26. DP

    DaddyPig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great venue - chicken Parma was tasty and a good size. Service was fast and friendly. Highly recommended.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. We had the burger special and it was great value and the staff were friendly and attentive.
  28. MF

    MangoFandango

    Perth

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place. Food good, staff friendly and generally good all round. Will go back ..,.,
  29. SA

    SoniaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I found that overall experience good. The noise level was very high though.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pre show dining good food at good value. Service us prompt and the staff go the extra mile.
  31. JB

    JessB

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, delicious food, fabulous service!
  32. SS

    SharonS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was nice. Service were friendly. White fabric chairs seated at were off putting cos they are disgustingly dirty
  33. SR

    SilvanaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    When we walked in, we did not feel very welcome by the gentleman however the female staff were lovely and the food was amazing.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sons birthday
  35. D

    Dave

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic selection of beers. Parma was spot on, crispy and juicy chicken. Thanks!!
  36. SA

    SergioA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly and helpful. The service was prompt and efficient. Overall a great evening out.
  37. A

    Anon

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thornbury Tap house has exceeded my expectations time and time again, with special requests made or going there on days like Mother’s Day they go above an beyond and just make their customers feel so looked after. The staff are amazing, warm and polite and the food is quick and delicious. I couldn’t recommend for people to go here more and is my go to place for catch ups with any friends.
  38. O

    Olga

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was a great first time experience. Service and food very good. The only negative thing was that it was dark where we were sitting, could do with better lighting at lunchtime. Otherwise, very good and would come back again soon.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The vibe and music was great, staff even catered for dietary needs
  40. SZ

    SilvZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was very good and well priced. It was very disappointing that there were only two dessert items to choose from and no coffees offered. We were given a poor excuse that they are not a café; what sit down restaurant doesn't offer coffees? I would not recommend this place if you are accustomed to coffee and dessert at the end of your meal, else good value and lovely staff.

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Thornbury Taphouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9071 0011.

Thornbury Taphouse is rated 4.3 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Thornbury Taphouse

851 High St, Thornbury, AU-VIC 3071

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Thornbury

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Gastro Pub, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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