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The Cove Hotel

115 McLeod Rd, 3197 Patterson Lakes (VIC)See map

Average price $30

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $30
    Special request
roasted pumpkin & capsicum, grilled zucchini & eggplant, mixed leaves, lemon & tahini dressing w pine nuts
w chips & salad Sauce Options : gravy, mushroom sauce, pepper sauce, red wine jus and garlic butter
napoli, ham, cheese w chips & salad or vegetables

Dietary options

Gluten free,

User photos

Hubby had fish and chips. I have steak and salad
Peppered calamari

Ratings & Reviews

Very good

based on 449 reviews
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Quality of food :8.1/10
Service :8.1/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Carmel G.
    Carmel G.
    • one review

    Tonight’s visit was lovely- all of our meals were delicious and the staff were very good and very pleasant as usual.

  2. Peter B.
    Peter B.
    • one review

    We had dinner on the deck overlooking the boats. The seating and tables were very comfortable. Food menu very good and service via the QR ordering was great. It was a very enjoyable night ....probably my favourite venue to re visit for pub classic meals.

  3. Ros M.
    Ros M.
    • one review

    The service here was fantastic. All the staff were highly attentive and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend and will be back. Still a few teething issues with the online ordering but was sorted out as soon as we queried where our dessert order was.

  4. Barbara B.
    Barbara B.
    • one review

    Great food and very attentive staff. With good choices of food and wine on the menu. Will definitely be back at The Cove for lunch. Must ask for a balcony table next time.

  5. Joanne b.
    Joanne b.
    • 2 reviews

    The staff and atmosphere were great. Menu was a bit disappointing, I had the Superfood Quinoa Salad, Lots of kale, not many raisins and very oily. The rest of the party enjoyed their meals. Would give it another go.

  6. Cjae C.
    Cjae C.
    • one review

    We love going to this restaurant. Location is terrific and is a relaxing place and they provided my requests. Due to COVID-19 ordering was done through mobile phone. A little glitch with that. We ordered dessert via a waiter, 45 minutes later still no dessert and we had to leave. That was very disappointing, as we also mentioned to the same waiter we had been waiting on our dessert. Apart from that we had a very good evening and the food was very good and extremely tasty. Highly recommended

  7. Jo B.
    Jo B.
    • one review

    Table for 8-10 was booked and confirmed two days in advance. No cutlery set at places. Table was sticky. App not working when tried to order. Just can it and go back to human service instead of trying to cut corners and wages, and then pretending it’s because of Covid. Entree spring rolls were ordinary, probs frozen from packet and deep-fried. Most meals were good, but my Dad ordered Scotch fillet steak, and it was the worst cut of scotch. Dad is a butcher with over 50 years in the trade, and it was insulting to pay $45.00 for a sub-standard cut of meat. The chef should know better. I felt embarrassed as this is my local pub, and I made the booking. If you’re going to charge premium prices, deliver quality food, don’t take shortcuts, train the FOH staff, and have a FOH supervisor who will quality check the tables and service. And kitchen needs to buy quality produce. We were told to vacate the table after 90 minutes from booking time, even though we had booked a two hour time slot. Bin I ladies bathroom overflowing. Sloppy. Probably won’t recommend again, not worth the embarrassment.

  8. Edwina V.
    Edwina V.
    • one review

    We’d taken friends who hadn’t been before, because our previous experiences have been good. But the staff seemed tired and distracted. Plates weren’t cleared. Long wait times for the food. The dessert order was lost. It felt like no-one was looking after our table.

    • 4 reviews

    Great food, quick service and will definitely go back

  10. Steve T.
    Steve T.
    • 2 reviews

    Food cold, drinks hot and staff seemed to be in such a hurry to take our orders when we had only just sat down. They also took the plates away very quickly almost before we had finished our meals. I could understand if it was busy but there were very few customers or people sitting at tables. :-(

  11. Nicki B.
    Nicki B.
    • one review

    New menu items are great, new staff and management have transitioned well and it’s always a pleasure to dine in

  12. Linda B.
    Linda B.
    • one review

    Had the 7.45 sitting. There for 15mins then told kitchen is closing in 15min. Try rushing an order through QR app. Okay if accepts your details, but theirs did not. Why accept this time slot booking if kitchen closes early. Where was the heads up?

  13. Jo E.
    Jo E.
    • one review

    We waited a long time to for someone to take our drink order. Last drinks were called very early resulting in us having to hurry up and finish up before our time was up.

  14. Krysta B.
    Krysta B.
    • one review

    Clean, friendly staff and great food

  15. Catherine W.
    Catherine W.
    • 2 reviews

    We were a table of 12 and thoroughly enjoyed all our meals , the service was efficient and very pleasant and they were helpful . Only one issue for me was that unless you asked there was no table waiter service as it was the QR code for ordering which annoyed me a little as I certainly think that it’s necessary on admittance for all your contact details to any Resturant/ cafe but not for ordering , I still like the old service . All in all though I would still highly recommend the cove .

  16. Philippe S.
    Philippe S.
    • one review

    this was not our first time at The Cove Hotel, and we enjoyed the "Seafood platter for two" very much; the service was excellent and the waitress was very helpful with the menu. although there were groups celebrating, the noise level was ok.

  17. Mani T.
    Mani T.
    • one review

    We swore off the Cove years ago , and thought we would give it a go again in order to support local business . Ordering is now all via QR code , great if you’re good with technology . The limited staff members that were there were ok , but not really on the ball . We would have loved salt & pepper or some Parmesan with my pasta , but it was never offered and too hard to get their attention . Meals are overpriced and average quality . I had the gluten free penne marinara that was tasteless and bland . I shared this experience with a few local friends that have had similar experiences and all agreed we will give the Cove a miss for a while .

  18. Claire C.
    Claire C.
    • one review

    We were told the waiter would tell us what to do but no one came over until after we figured it out ourselves. The Indian curry was watery with no flavour, we sent the lamb souvlaki back because the lamb smelt and tasted funny. Paella was watery and burger wasn’t nice. Kids meals were good and we were told a manager would come over and no one did

  19. Mark w.
    Mark w.
    • one review

    loved the restaurant great place, just the service for getting drinks was very slow it happened twice even got our food before our drinks. service could of been better!

  20. Gail P.
    Gail P.
    • one review

    We arrived few minutes and were promptly seated. 2 menus and drinks list were placed on table. Water and glasses brought to the table. Drinks order was taken and arrived. We then ordered our choices of lunch. Food on arrival was very ordinary in quality., I ordered calamari which was extremely oily although quite tender. Other dishes were so so. Nothing exceptional. My partner ordered another beer which never arrived. We then hailed another of the wait staff to order more drinks which arrived. One of our party had pre ordered a dessert.. we sat for an extended period of time waiting for our table to be cleared and for dessert to arrive.. more waiting. We called another waiter and we’re still waiting till we decided enough time had been wasted. Asked for our bill making sure no charges were added for non arrival of dessert. Extremely disappointed in service at The Cove and quality of food. Definitely won’t hurry back.

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115 McLeod Rd, 3197, Patterson Lakes (VIC), Australia

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