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The Grand Terminus Hotel

98 Macleod St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
+61 3 5152 4040
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (26 reviews)
“calamari” (8 reviews)
“gummy shark” (3 reviews)
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98 Macleod St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went in for a quick lunch, there was a lot going on with the pub having some work done but we were promptly seated in the bar and had our order taken. I had the Chicken Kiev from the specials which came with Mash and...More

Thank Ladytink1986
Kylie T, Manager at The Grand Terminus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for you're response and we really appreciate your patience while the minor works we're being carried out. Our chefs made the Kiev's in house and l am trying to get it on the new menu as l think it was a winner as well....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Come here every couple of months, menu changes with the seasons, same meal can be different each time depending on the cook/chef at the time. Was disappointed with limited menu this time, but what we had was fine, good size and staff were very good.More

Thank Debteagz
Kylie T, Manager at The Grand Terminus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the feedback and l am assuming you dined in the Public Bar as this does have a limited menu as we serve food from 11.30am to 9.00pm. Our Bistro menu has a lot more options and in addition we run also run a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location delicious food and staff that go above and beyond. We walked in greeted by lovely staff we were seated our drinks were taken (yes they do table service) after a conversation with the waitress we ordered risotto balls for entree, AMAZING our mains...More

Thank 90sfoodlover
Kylie T, Manager at The Grand Terminus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback and much appreciated as we are always trying to better our food and service.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hate the description gastropub. Really this is a pub with great quality pub grub. Apparently new owners and same kitchen staff but the menu has certainly been turned up a few notches. Rib eye steak at 500 grams was perfectly cooked and the smashed...More

Thank RicDexter
Kylie T, Manager at The Grand Terminus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Appreciate the response and we are continually trying new things and we won't always get it right but if we don't try and develop we won't change or improve. I also agree with the description Gastro Pub as l don't like it either but we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quick dinner & play on the pokies at this grand old pub. A classic two story old fashioned hotel. The meals were great & quick, with many families dining in the main dining room. Local fish & steaks, along with Orbost brewed craft...More

Thank Chris D
Kylie T, Manager at The Grand Terminus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Chris appricicate the feedback and that is our aim and we are always trying. Have a great Easter Break Cheers Kylie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to visit The Grand Terminus Hotel when in town as I read up on some of the reviews and by the looks of the facade was quite interested. However upon arriving there did not seem to be any interest in us while we waited...More

Thank Tilba16
Kylie T, Manager at The Grand Terminus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The management team is really committed in getting our staff to do the simple things right and the rest will follow. This service is completely unacceptable and we are working really hard. I would really like for you to advise when this occurred so I...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

We ate here recently and were surprised at the food & service. It's basically a bistro but they do table service which is a nice change of pace. The food was very tasty and very reasonably priced. They have a crispy chicken burger that has...More

Thank Helen R
Kylie T, Manager at The Grand Terminus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thanks for the feedback and we are always trying new things on the menu and this was a for my husband aswell.

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Nothing special but easy location in the town from where we were staying. very decent, pub food that came quickly! Service was good and efficient.

Thank Siobhan2703
Kylie T, Manager at The Grand Terminus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Appreciate the feedback

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The food was interesting enough to be enjoyable. A good place to go to with a group of friends and have a fine evening. The food was varied with the meat a little overdone for one dish, the Vietnamese squid bowl though was tasty. Very...More

Thank Tony P
Kylie T, Manager at The Grand Terminus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thanks for the feedback and the $15 lunch specials are always changing

Reviewed 1 March 2018

Had lunch here consisting of S&P calamari, mussels and a steak sandwich. Everyone enjoyed their meals, the calamari was tender however a little salty (even for this salt addict). Found the staff to be friendly and the meals came out in good time. Recommend for...More

Thank freya691
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Macleod St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Gippsland  >  Bairnsdale
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5152 4040
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Established in 1889, the Grand Terminus Hotel in Bairnsdale is an architectural icon in the area. The menu focuses on pub favourites, with a large emphasis on sourcing and using local produce and wines. Our philosophy is to support smaller producers who have embraced a passion for the particular product that they make and those that feel similarly excited about what East Gippsland has to offer. The Grand Terminus Hotel is open 7 days serving casual meals in the Bar from 11.30am to 9.30pm and table service in the Bistro from 11.30am to 2.30pm for lunch and Dinner service from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. The Grand Terminus Hotel continues to offer accommodation upstairs, with 12 rooms available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Check in from 2pm Check out by 10am We are a family owned and operated establishment that also offers a TAB, drive through Bottle Shop and Gaming facilities.
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