Auburn Hotel, Hawthorn East VIC

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Auburn Hotel, Hawthorn East VIC

The Auburn Hotel is a hotel located in Hawthorn East, Victoria.
They have an average rating of 4.2 out of 1533 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 3 to 5.
Always thought of this place more as a bar than a restaurant. Used to have big Sunday sessions. Nice food, entrees and dessert was the stand out. Dad will enjoy the atmosphere, I certainly did. Could have a discussion without going deaf. The website had a gallery section for all the meals on the menu, excellent work.
85 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn East VIC 3122

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Latest reviews for Auburn Hotel, Hawthorn East VIC

A Freeland
01/06/2024
My sister and I had one of the best nights out with our kids, in a long time. Bubbly atmosphere, great food, excellent service, and a playground for kids! We usually have to go to suburban pubs with average food and atmosphere for that. We'll definitely be back.
Maybelle Nguyen
25/05/2024
Went there on Monday for $20 mains deal. Waited for quiet a long time for order to come. Love the surroundings though and the parma is very good and big. Will come back again
Richard Luu
07/04/2024
Very happening local meet up gastro pub. Staff was attentive and well spoken, just a bit busy and overloaded. Food was great and very well presented. My kids loved all the food and the vibe. Will return for sure!
Andy & Dallas Cossar
31/12/2023
The new fit out is great, opened the beer garden up and introduced a great new dining space and pizza oven. The new pizza menu is surprisingly good. Will be back to try more
Bianca Ann
31/12/2023
Staff are fantastic, atmosphere lots of laughs good music, review based purely on food quality considering prices.

I was not a fan of the side salad, very dry and mostly made up of just cos lettuce. Fish was decent, oysters mediocre would have enjoyed kilpatrick option.
Caesar salad, no anchovies
Kids meal for my 8yr old I switched out the salad for broccoli and mash, was decent. However I found out they allow outside food for children as long as it's disposable.
Espresso martini was mostly foam...

Photos with captions and prices below.
W V
08/07/2023
Nestled in the heart of Auburn, the Auburn Hotel stands as a beacon of charm, offering patrons a delightful blend of traditional pub ambiance and contemporary touches. With its warm atmosphere, friendly service, and quality food and drinks, this establishment provides a memorable experience for locals and visitors alike.

Upon entering the Auburn Hotel, you'll be greeted by a cozy and inviting interior. The pub's classic architecture and rich wooden furnishings create an atmosphere that exudes character and comfort. The attentive staff members are quick to offer a warm welcome and are always on hand to assist with any queries or requests.

One of the standout features of the Auburn Hotel is its impressive menu, which showcases a range of culinary delights crafted with a modern twist. From hearty pub favorites like burgers, fish and chips, and steaks, to more refined dishes featuring seasonal ingredients, there's something to satisfy every palate. The food is prepared with care and attention to detail, resulting in dishes that are not only delicious but also aesthetically pleasing.

However, it's worth noting that the prices at the Auburn Hotel are slightly higher compared to some other pub establishments. While the quality of the food justifies the higher prices to some extent, it may be a consideration for those looking for more budget-friendly options.

The pub also boasts an extensive selection of beverages, including a diverse range of local and international beers, wines, and spirits. Whether you're seeking a refreshing craft beer, a carefully curated wine, or a classic cocktail, the Auburn Hotel's bar has you covered. The knowledgeable bartenders are more than happy to recommend pairings and offer insights into the beverage selection.

The Auburn Hotel further enhances the dining experience with its welcoming outdoor area. With its charming courtyard, complete with ample seating and leafy greenery, it provides a relaxed and inviting setting to enjoy your meal or drinks al fresco. It's an ideal spot to gather with friends or unwind after a long day.

One minor aspect that could be improved is the occasionally busy and noisy environment, especially during peak hours. However, the attentive staff members do their best to maintain a comfortable atmosphere and ensure a pleasant experience for all guests.

In terms of value, while the Auburn Hotel's prices for food may be slightly higher, considering the quality of the offerings, the overall experience and attention to detail make it a worthwhile investment for a special outing or when seeking a more elevated pub experience.

In conclusion, the Auburn Hotel is a charming pub that seamlessly combines classic pub traditions with contemporary flair. With its inviting ambiance, delectable menu, and well-stocked bar, it provides a memorable dining experience. While the prices for the food may be slightly higher, the friendly staff, quality of the offerings, and overall value make the Auburn Hotel a top choice for those seeking a classic pub experience with a modern twist.
Helen Prior
11/06/2023
A new favourite! Fantastic pub food - tasty and very generous portions. Everything was fresh and delicious and all of the meals coming out looked equally fab. Kitchen staff deserve a big pat on the back!!

We came on a Sunday when the petting zoo was here - awesome idea and the kids just loved it. Will be back!!
Aron Steg
11/05/2023
I love big old pubs like the Auburn. You can feel the history oozing out of the place. I'd love to hear some of the stories.

We are in the front bar and we were totally alone. No guests, no staff. The staff popped in a couple of times to take out drink order (not the greatest selection of beers) and food order (pork belly please!) The food came out promptly and the staff were friendly. My pork belly was full of flavour but it was fairly dry. The cabbage was devine and made an excellent pairing with the pork. I gobbled it all up.
John Newey
13/04/2023
Have not been to this venue in many years, very impressed with the new fit out and renovations, as well as the new name.
The venue was very busy for Easter Sunday lunch, children everywhere enjoying themselves in the beer garden with a little animal farm set up as well as the Easter Bunny was visiting.
Inside was warm and comfy, sitting in front of the open fire. Bar and wait staff friendly and professional.
Good choices of beverages and the menu offerings were outstanding.
Lunch was enjoyable, visually appealing, good portion sizes, and delicious.
Steaks cooked to perfection, calamari melted in your mouth, and the crackling with the pork belly was a work of art as well as super crunchy.
Had a great time here, well worth the visit.
Tiff & Co
07/01/2023
Three of us enjoyed dinner outside, table service with QR codes worked really well and wait staff were really hard working and on the ball. Drinks were served within ten minutes of ordering they were very busy so that was impressive. The ordering system and communication between staff on the floor, kitchen/ bar with their ear pieces clearly works a treat, well done. So many other venues need this yesterday!!! We had schnitzels which were fine but the highlight for us were the cauliflower croquettes and halloumi entrees. Flavour bombs ??'?
Tiff
07/01/2023
Three of us enjoyed dinner outside, table service with QR codes worked really well and wait staff were really hard working and on the ball. Drinks were served within ten minutes of ordering they were very busy so that was impressive. The ordering system and communication between staff on the floor, kitchen/ bar with their ear pieces clearly works a treat, well done. So many other venues need this yesterday!!! We had schnitzels which were fine but the highlight for us were the cauliflower croquettes and halloumi entrees. Flavour bombs '
Marcel Bennett
23/11/2022
The entre were the highlight for our meals, despite being expensive for what they were at least they were very much enjoyed by everyone at the table, we shared the haloumi, dips and arancini.

The mains were large and enjoyable, however the pork belly came with a chunk of cabbage that we ended up leaving as it wasn't very pleasant. The pork belly itself was nice, but not very filling given I couldn't eat the cabbage which was half the plate.

The chicken parma was brilliant as you would expect as was the fish'n'chips. I really liked the look of the desserts, but unfortunately the party I was with had to leave before I had time.
Raf Gouel
14/08/2022
Absolutely amazing, what a delight. Why 4 stars? The app didn't work so we couldn't order more drinks. Aside from that, food was delicious, meticulously presented and despite thinking "I wonder if I'll be full?" It was VERY filling, I normally lick my plates clean (not literally) but couldnt wrap this one up.

Service was great and friendly, checking if we can nice n warm. Price was incredible for what we got and the experience. The dome experience is something else, inside outside privacy!

They have a Chromecast speaker so you can put your own music which was awesome! And on a Monday, no one was there so we had the whole place to ourself!
Choc Pudding
18/07/2022
I love the setting of the igloos, it's pretty cool and works well for winter, we were warm eventhough it was cold and windy outside. Very glad staff always close the igloo when they go out. Staff are very friendly.
Our entree was really nice, very accommodating for a friend who has dietary restriction. It was a generous entree amount, I was actually getting close to full just eating entree. There was a big time gap between entree and main dish, I don't know whether staff were just short and we were forgotten. I guess being in the igloo, it's kinda hard to call staff, except we get out of igloo. Main were rather disappointing to me. Steak was ok, I have had better although I like the sauce. Fish was ok. The side dishes of veggies like the wombok and carrot were very bland, it's like no seasoning at all. I just feel overall the main isnt as good as entree. Dessert was ok, cake was burned on the side. It was a simple dessert which was ok but maybe could do something else to make it more wow. I wasnt a fan of the campari spritz I had, it was really strong and bitter.
So my impression is that this place is great to hang out with friends, because it is kinda private insite igloo to chat, and a different experience great for winter. For the meal and drinks, $69 gave us a lot of foods but main and dessert were nothing special, which can be improved because you have lovely ingredients, just not the right seasoning. So I feel it is more about the experience, good for casual special occasion like hens day but food not good enough for romantic occasion or if you wanna have really good foods.
John Edis
17/03/2022
Great pub. Good pub fare in terms of food with generous serves especially the Parma. A great range of brewery and craft style beers available. Large beer garden with ample undercover space as well.
Richard Paton
08/03/2022
Always thought of this place more as a bar than a restaurant. Used to have big Sunday sessions. Nice food, entrees and dessert was the stand out. Dad will enjoy the atmosphere, I certainly did. Could have a discussion without going deaf. The website had a gallery section for all the meals on the menu, excellent work.
karin penrose
27/02/2022
Lovely old hotel. Went for a 50th Birthday. Was catered for, food was delicious. Has a large outdoor area, very nice. Staff were so friendly and helpful.
John Montesalvo
26/02/2022
Had dinner here with my daughter and grandkids last Sunday . This is one of those beautiful old pubs that it's a pleasure to be in. Had a little glitch with the cooking of the steak that was well and truly overdone . To their great credit there was no hesitation replacing it. As far as food is concerned unfortunately it's just a pub meal at a restaurant price . Not sure that I need to go back, but I'm not saying don't go. Try it for yourself .
Andrew Miller
01/01/2022
End of year function in the wine room. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Food and drinks were great and value for money. Place was pretty busy but staff found a space for our group and were very accommodating even after the event had finished. Thanks again for a great afternoon.
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