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Golden Gate Hotel

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South Melbourne
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub
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238 Clarendon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9810 0050
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Just stopped for a quick drink. Bar staff were very friendly and enthusiastic when making cocktails!

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AVCCommunityManager, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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425 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch on a hot, rainy, humid day and the air conditioning was great. The ladies working the bar were friendly and welcoming. There were four $14 lunch specials - burger with chips, quinoa salad, meat lovers pizza, and a parma. I ordered the burger and it was delicious, as were the chips. We also got the... More 

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AVCCommunityManager, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, TravellingTex. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We hope to see you around again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Ten dollar steaks are served every night and are great value for money. But there is also a vey good menu.

Thank Michael P
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lunch for three. It was awesome. Southern fried chicken burger was too die for. The beautiful beef burger was cooked rare, it was so juicy and the brioche buns just made the burgers. One porterhouse cooked perfectly was a delight. Highly recommended.

Thank Deb B
Cambewarra, Australia
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Called in for drink and looked at menu at lunchtime. Decided to go for tea. Well it was only pub food and not really Melboune pubfood. Fish and chip ok, salt and pepper squid ok. The vacated table next to us didn't get cleared for quite a while and the table was left unwiped. Near fell over at the bar... More 

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opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Hi CambieCruisers. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We will make sure to pass this onto the manager as we are always looking for ways to improve our offerings. If you have anything further to share, please don't hesitate to contact us at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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182 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Sunday night dinner with my husband and two sons. I explained that I had a garlic allergy and asked about the Eggplant Parma which the server went and checked and came back and told me I could not have. Good, thank you. I ordered the fish and chips and asked if she could run the garlic filter over my order,... More 

Thank Sandy W
opdcmarketing, Community Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sandy W. We appreciate the time you have taken to leave you review. We sincerely apologise for this mishap. This is definitely not up to the standard of service we aim to provide. If you could please contact us directly at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au with the date and time of your visit, we’ll look into this further. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have been here several times with friends for the $10 steak meal, available every night of the week. If you don't expect too much you wont be disappointed. For your $10 you get steak, a little salad, chips & gravy. Our friends usually have the $10 deal, most times I prefer to select something else from the menu. They... More 

Thank JennyJ150164
opdcmarketing, Community Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Hi JennyJ150164. Thanks for reviewing our venue. We'll make sure to pass this feedback onto the venue. If you have any concerns in future, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au. More 

Melbourne Australia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Another one of my favourite gems. Have you worked it out? it's actually cheaper to eat out. If in doubt, Do the maths. Anyway this place has style. Inside areas, lounge, outside for smoking. All day steak chips and salad AUD $10, good quality steak, fantastic fries. Happy Hour drinks 4-6pm. Nice popular music , at nice volume. 2 big... More 

Thank David S
opdcmarketing, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback! We look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We were out the back and it could have been fine dining if we hadn't known where we were! It was so lovely there and the food was absolute delicious. The $10 steak is amazing value and why we keep returning. Had the corn and prawn fritters as one of our entrees which were thankfully dairy free and they were... More 

Thank Joanne C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Drop in here 6 or 7 times a year for the all day porterhouse with chips n salad @ only $10....size isn't over generous,probably around 250-270grms ...but it always tastes good and you won't get better value around here xcept for maybe the $15 250gm eye fillet @Bells hotel mon&tues...one thing I've noticed here is the staff are always nice....there's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 22
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Clarendon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9810 0050
Established in 1853, the Golden Gate Hotel is an iconic pub in South Melbourne that offers bar, dining and function room facilities for you and your guests.

Occupying a prominent position on the corner of Clarendon and Coventry Streets, this recently renovated venue combines a contemporary dining experience with the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a traditional pub.

The Golden Gate also has several function spaces for hire, ideal for birthday celebrations, cocktail parties, engagements, weddings, business lunches, corporate events and more!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Melbourne

Neighbourhood Profile
South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in, a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen utensils completes the scene. Take a break to walk the wide and shady streets and stroll along the Victorian-era heritage terrace houses. But return to the market in time for some paella, simmering in three large frypans on the footpath and served straight onto your plate.
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