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The George Hotel South Melbourne

139 Cecil Street, 3205 South Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $30

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Restaurant menu

Chef Jeremy
  • Average price $30
The George wagyu cheeseburger with special sauce, b&b pickles and lettuce
Grilled chicken BLT with smoked streaky bacon, lettuce , tomato and mayo
Pit smoked wagyu brisket with pickles, cheese, tangy slaw and Texas bbq sauce

Dietary options

Gluten free,

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Ratings & Reviews


based on 134 reviews
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Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Darren C.
    Darren C.
    • one review

    Although booking 2 weeks in advance for Mother’s Day, we were seated in the most remote part of the restaurant alone and opposite the toilets, not a very nice view. Given there is a very pretty dinning area this was really disappointing. The booking shouldn’t have been taken,

  2. Phil J.
    Phil J.
    • one review

    Great service, great food and great ambience out in the beer garden. My mum really enjoyed her birthday lunch. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Wish we could have stayed there all afternoon!!!

  3. Andrea H.
    Andrea H.
    • 6 reviews

    The perfect venue for a staff get-together. The food was of a high standard and the staff were very attentive. Highly recommended

  4. Greg S.
    Greg S.
    • one review

    Great service and the burger was great, but a bit messy to eat which was not helped by it being served on a wooden board with BBC a paper cover . Would I go back ? Yes, definitely if it keeps this standard up

  5. David K.
    David K.
    • one review

    We did find it a little strange that they offer no dessert menu. A real imbalance with portion sizes depending on the dish ordered. The salmon dish was pretty small. However all of the food was tasty

  6. Candy N.
    Candy N.
    • one review

    I’ve come from Brisbane so I expected Brisbane pub food. I got that BUT elevated. Of course Melbourne duh. Still. Pretty good. FREESTYLER. Rock the microphone. Carry on with the freestyler, Yeah, straight from the top of my dome as I rock, rock, rock, rock, rock the microphone.

  7. Sue C.
    Sue C.
    • one review

    Great BBQ and glass of wine. Loved share plate for two. Great service, quiet and friendly. We like the local vibe. Music was relaxing and not nasty loud heavy beat of other venues but still contemporary. We will be back.

  8. Katrina w.
    Katrina w.
    • one review

    The quality of the menu and the food was excellent. The service at the George was great and the outside courtyard is a fabulous spot. However the toilets needed a good clean.

  9. Paolo P.
    Paolo P.
    • one review

    Happy with the food. Service was generally great, up until the person who took our lunch orders forgot to put the order through, and it was half hour before we queried it, and another 15 minutes before a rushed order which was then put through, eventuated. Staff were very apologetic - just a bad day. Generally, food and atmosphere are good. I'd go back again. Enjoyed staying for a longer lunch anyhow!

  10. Tracey N.
    Tracey N.
    • one review

    We were told several times the kitchen was in 'transition' so there was no fish or steak on the menu. This left two burgers and a chicken parma and a summer salad. Clearly, the chef has walked out on them and they are now in disarray. Ordered a bottle of wine but only got a glass. They then bought a bottle on request. When we got the bill, the bottle of wine was missing so we had to correct it for them. The staff aren't communicating clearly, and have lots of issues. This place was a favourite of ours, we visit regularly, but we have been up off by this last experience. Hopefully, they can get their act together or they won't survive.

  11. Andrew S.
    Andrew S.
    • one review

    Obviously Chef issues because the dine in menu was like a starter menu. They actually managed to stuff up a parma which is bad in itself. Massive staff turnover obviously the issue here and poor chef if they actually had one.

  12. Shelly B.
    Shelly B.
    • one review

    Always our favourite local! Bonus is that it has areas where we can sit with our dog! Super friendly staff where you feel like you know everyone! Food is delicious especially from the smoker!

  13. Mel H.
    Mel H.
    • 2 reviews

    We booked here a couple of weeks ago for December 29 after coming here once before. We got there and were told they had a reduced menu - only about 5 items on it. We should’ve been told up front about this as the menu was ridiculously tiny and had little choice.. We paid 35 dollars for. Charcuterie plate with old cheese, nuts and a few olives - a complete rip off. The burgers were dry and had obviously been frozen. They were awful. Service from our Estonian server was lovely but the food was crap. Then we were slugged with a surcharge we weren’t told about. Never again! Our local pub but really terrible food and a waste of time and money. So disappointed.

  14. Michael p.
    Michael p.
    • 7 reviews

    Where there to have lunch with my daughter for Christmas who is a vegetarian. Well aware there were limited options. Couldn’t get eggplant burger as Unavailable. Offered vegetarian option of tacos, only to be told can’t to that either. Only other option was beetroot salad which is not everyone’s cup of tea. She had to settle on a bowl of chips. Not good enough. Understand it was Christmas Eve and kitchen may not have been stocked but a bowl of chips for a special occasion.

  15. Geoff H.
    Geoff H.
    • one review

    The service and staff here are awesome! Good bar and drinks on tap. The food is average and over price point. Disappointed in the classic parma

  16. Mei L.
    Mei L.
    • 12 reviews

    We had a lovely meal here just last month so decided to return with friends however it was a very different experience this time. One after another staff member came to take our drinks order but but no one came back to take our dinner order. We eventually had to seek out a staff member at the bar to order our food. Being a Monday night, the place wasn’t even half full. All four of us ordered the Eye fillet; all requesting medium-rare. The four steaks came out medium to medium-well done and the accompanying chips were lukewarm. There are other better options available in the South Melbourne area.

  17. Angelika V.
    Angelika V.
    • 2 reviews

    Booked a table, as it is few days before Christmas and I visited with a friend who is vision impaired and can only walk slowly. On arrival our booking was found and the waitress stormed of to show the table. Too fast to follow, I was sure, she would return. She did and mentioned that people tell her she is running too fast. Awkward! Maybe a bit of training would go a long way! The table was a high table with barstools in the courtyard - without a “reserved” sign. Asked for a lower table and chairs, we were shown a bench. Asked to be seated inside and on chairs- and they showed us the way. It was empty and half full when we left. No table reserved. Not sure what this was all about. Chicken Parma was great, but there is not much of a healthier choice. Had the salad - but they had run out of the smoked chicken. In summary: food had been okay, but the “welcome”wasn’t welcoming at all.

  18. Natalie W.
    Natalie W.
    • one review

    A great place for Sunday lunch, the staff were friendly and attentive and the food was great! We love the Parma, Hot Damn Chicken Wings and Chips.

  19. Nathan T.
    Nathan T.
    • 2 reviews

    You can never go wrong at The George. Helpful, friendly staff, great food, good service, and fantastic ambience. It's my go-to local and I know that I'm never going to be disappointed. keep up the good work team.

  20. Tracey S.
    Tracey S.
    • 9 reviews

    Always a great time at The George, lovely food, friendly staff and relaxing environment. Thanks!

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More information

Opening time

Tuesday - Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

How to get to the restaurant

139 Cecil Street, 3205, South Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, Port Phillip, South Melbourne


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