The Water Rat Hotel

Average price $45
19 reviews

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The chef recommends...

Selection of cured meats, terrine, croquettes, school prawns, cheese, pickles & accompaniments

Ratings & Reviews

based on 19 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.5/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.2/10
  1. Nicki M.
    Nicki M.
    • 2 reviews

    We regularly go to The Water Rat for work lunches and find the atmospehere very friendly and welcoming. The service and food are both always great.

  2. Tracee F.
    Tracee F.
    • one review

    Wonderful Service at Bar, only dismay was 1 particular waitress clearing table whilst one guest was still eating and plate taken. Great Setting otherwise

  3. Sarah M.
    Sarah M.
    • 3 reviews

    Always so accommodating. Great for work pub lunches. Good food and we can preorder.

  4. Tony S.
    Tony S.
    • one review

    Great venue, great service and excellent food! A winner!

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews

    Didn't enjoy the Parma - soggy crumb and chips were far too salty. Friends trout looked quite nice and steak was ok.

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews

    Great local pub!

  7. Fiona T.
    Fiona T.
    • 2 reviews

    Ordinary food. Good service. Wouldn’t rush back

  8. Robert M.
    Robert M.
    • one review

    Spacious. Comfortable seating. Good acoustics in dining room

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews

    Good pub grub. Service was not as expected but good atmosphere.

  10. Clsire C.
    Clsire C.
    • one review

    Lovely hotel with a less at dining room. Good menu and drinks.

  11. Vicky H.
    Vicky H.
    • 6 reviews

    We are 9 adults celebrating Father's Day. All the entrees are fabulous but the mains are a mix review.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews

    booking was all messed up, took ages to find us a table, food took ages to arrive

  13. David G.
    David G.
    • 13 reviews

    Good local venue with the usual list of pub meals. Great service and quality fit out.

  14. Graham B.
    Graham B.
    • 25 reviews

    We celebrate Mother's Day there and we greatly enjoyed their food and hospitality. We'll be back.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews

    Nice local pub for meetings

  16. Jef T.
    Jef T.
    • one review

    Very pleasant experience, highly recommended.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

256 Moray St, 3205, South Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, Port Phillip, South Melbourne

About the restaurant

These water rats rule

Situated on the corner of Park and Moray Street in South Melbourne, The Water Rat Hotel is your quintessential gastro-pub, but with a glorious modern twist. The old-school exterior hides a beautiful modern interior. Have a drink the in the large deck/bar area and enjoy views over Melbourne's CBD or head into the main restaurant/bar space for a revamped pub meal. Head Chef Chris Worely has developed several menus, celebrating a classy twist on your favourite pub classics, as well as a full AHA Award Winning a la Carte menu, filled with innovative and tasty dishes. The menus are complemented by hand selected quality wines, an array of boutique and local beers and a vast selection of spirits and cocktails, including regular cocktail specials. Go on, make the Water Rat your new local.

Best Dish: Fat Yak battered flathead with pea puree, tartare & house cut chips.




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