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What diners said about this restaurant:
Lee G. • 3 reviews
12 November 20236/10
Shown to our table, but not told there was no table service. Outdoor table top was sticky! After waiting 15 minutes+ for service my husband went inside to be told order drinks/ food at bar. Requested waiter to take food order at table, but waiter could not say what fish was being served, & failed to ask how the steak was to be cooked! Food was lovely, but a sirloin steak was served cut into pieces? For prices charged service was terrible. Saw business is for sale probably due to service lacking. Quiet Sunday trade but staff were disappointing.
Heather M. • 1 review
27 August 20239.5/10
I was surprised at the standard of food! Amazing flavours and presentation. Would definitely recommend this hotel for a lovely dinner.
Barb V. • 3 reviews
4 August 202310/10
Always enjoy our times at Centra - its a great welcoming place to eat and meet friends - food is spectacular and there is an extensive wine list to choose from. The staff are always friendly, helpful, accomodating and patient.
Chris M. • 2 reviews
24 June 20238/10
Was a nice restaurant. Limited menu but food was lovely. Staff were very friendly. It had a warm and homely feeling. Was also easy to get a car park,
Ross M. • 2 reviews
18 March 20239.5/10
What a great choice to have dinner on our Victoria. Holiday. Katie was fantastic. The meals were very high quality and well presented. We’ll be back!
Niall P. • 1 review
17 March 20235.5/10
Have to wait an hour for meals with children, then starter and main meal came out at the same time. Told waiter I wasn’t happy to have entree and main at the same time and he didn’t care, Manager was nice and apologised the misunderstanding but the waiter had already done the damage, no customer service. Shame it soiled my daughter’s birthday dinner
Andrea Kirsten D. • 3 reviews
11 March 20238.5/10
Beautiful entree calamari ,& salad with a cannolii pistachio dessert. G8t family time taking my parents there. My dad. Fish of day with vegetables. He said it was really delicious My mum and l had.rntre calamari & salad. Very tasty and they put us in a.private.area..wher told cool room used to be in the pub. As they had a full house. With a private function out the back in the beer garden. Lovely place and atmosphere. Definitely go back again ????????✅
Sue W. • 1 review
14 February 202310/10
Food was delicious and the service was amazing. Highly recommend.
Sharon B. • 2 reviews
9 February 20239.5/10
Staff were wonderful, funny , very chatty, which made the evening evem more wonderful, our meals were yummy, 3 of us had barramundi which was cooked to perfection.
Helen H. • 1 review
3 February 202310/10
Great Italian food. We had a pizza and seafood linguine and both were excellent. Service was friendly, professional and attentive. Wished we lived in Geelong so we could eat there again.
Rebecca H. • 1 review
25 January 202310/10
Our group was well catered for in all respects. One had particular food requirements and the issues were dealt with discretely and well prior to menu taking. The meal was very tasty and not any lesser to the other meals served. Very well considered and catered for. Will recommend to those with tricky diets.
Denise C. • 1 review
15 January 202310/10
What a great find!! Fantastic food & drinks menu, everyone loved their meal selections. We sat in the Olive Tree courtyard which has a lovely vibe. Very enjoyable experience had by all, highly rate this venue. We will be back : )
Melinda M. • 1 review
13 January 202310/10
The best restaurant in Geelong in my view. The staff are so friendly & welcoming. They have a fantastic set up with several areas & the food is always amazing!!
Lena T. • 2 reviews
13 January 20235.5/10
The table service was invasive. One particular female waitress was forever in our faces! The assigned staff member was fine, she was over the top. The food as okay, nothing spectacular. I would not go back.
Ruth R. • 2 reviews
7 January 202310/10
Great hospitality from all staff. Really enjoyable quiet setting (my husband & I liked being able to hear each other’s voices!) Food was fantastic. Definitely recommend ????
Vanessa R. • 2 reviews
4 January 202310/10
Was looking for a good Italian restaurant in Geelong & have found an extremely good one that we are all looking forward to going back to so that we can try more things in the menu. Added to fantastic food, the service was excellent with staff being very attentive and pleasant.
mark t. • 2 reviews
3 January 202310/10
it's hard for me to find time to visit any other places when the food at Centra is honestly that good that there is only one other local venue I choose to frequent. The menu is simple with items everyone is familiar with but the quality and authenticity of the food is a level far beyond anything I could find in most establishments, between Centra and my other favourite restaurant I cant decide what one is better.
Amanda R. • 4 reviews
3 January 202310/10
Very impressive venue. Warm welcome and excellent wait staff. Good knowledge of wine list when asked. Food really delicious. Chef actually came and discussed an alternative menu item when kitchen realised that they had run out of the one originally requested. Very busy for a Tuesday night. Prices are quite acceptable. We dined with an interstate visitor who wants to eat here again when he returns. Centra is our 'go to' in Geelong for beautiful Italian food.
Susan A. • 3 reviews
29 December 202210/10
Alison B. • 1 review
29 December 202210/10
Great food, great service - attentive, but not intrusive. Overall a very enjoyable experience.
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131 Yarra Street, 3220, Geelong (VIC), Australia
Meet you at Centra
With a focus on architecture, food and drink - Centra Hotel seamlessly links all three delivering a harmonious dining experience that caters to all the senses. The venue, originally constructed in 1854, has been given a recent facelift by renowned architect Tarryn Joyce who has created a comfortable contemporary space, which still highlights elements of Centra's history.
The menu is rustic and Italian, driven by local produce and a desire to deliver fresh, flavoursome, expressive and honest. The antipasti offering is perfect for an afterwork snack, while the primi, secondi and pizza listings are great for a hearty feast (the pappardelle lamb ragu is simply mouth-watering). The menu is beautifully complemented by the drinks list, which offers a large range of beers and ciders, plus some locally sourced wines and craft brews. Come with your mates and sit out in the leafy courtyard, bring the family for a big ol' catch up or bring your partner for a casual date night - this place can cater for all.
Best dish: prosciutto & rucola pizza followed by tiramisu.
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