Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel

Visit Royal Hotel in Essendon, Victoria. This venue has an average rating of 3.9 out of 480 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5. It appears there are mixed reviews for the Royal Hotel.
873 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon VIC 3040

Opening hours

Monday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Thursday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Friday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Saturday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Sunday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
This venue has a Gaming Room

Opening hours

Monday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Thursday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Friday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Saturday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Sunday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM

Other venues in Essendon

There are 4 venues in Essendon VIC. This list shows venues that are in Essendon and does not include venues that are in an adjacent town such as 'Essendon North'

Latest reviews

Leo Esposito
Price service and food was all good bright roomy bistro too.
Anthony Bird
The Royal, has there been a pub so great. Many know it as the castle due to its kingly prices and service. Special thanks to Lydia for her awesome service. 10/10 establishment
Eleanor Georgiou
Delicious food and great service! Will definitely be back
Tamara Vujadinovic
Ate dinner with my partner and two friends and we had a fantastic dinner. Ordered porterhouse steaks and eye fillet, which were fantastic.Cooked well and delicious with great customer service!
Robyn Mason
Wow I can't believe I went back. After Covid I thought give'em another chance.
It was even worse today.
Pat, a new manager, ignored me until I put my hand up like in school. He had all of 4 people in the Bistro. Sprayed a table.Hardly run off his feet. He ticked me off for not knowing they only take orders from the POS. There are no directions on the menu to do this. I was escorted to a table by the guy from the neighbouring bar where I bought a glass of wine.
Pat said something like we have people who come in here and read books as an excuse for not approaching me.
Clearly he is inept re HOSPITALTY!
Forget the new senior menu it's hospital food!
Small, small portions and a glass of wine costs about the same as the meal. Do not order Chicken Maryland- its a boiled chicken leg with a few vegies. Even the people next to me said it's small.
Good bye ROYAL ,whoever is running it now has lost it!

I have been a loyal client of the Royal, a local for 10 years. I have been "hanging out" after the lockdown to get a great steak again so I turned up last Saturday night wondering if I could get in to the Bistro after Covid !9.
The large lady with the short blonde hair met me with plates in both hands and said -No we are booked out.
She nodded towards the QR code posted on the door and said you needed to use that.
She was abrupt and dismissive.
I'm 67, a senior, a good client- this was not helpful.
There was no warmth. There was no hospitality!

I get that it has been difficult but other smaller cafes and restaurants in the area know how to be hospitable.
I wont come back!
Wesley Mcnabb
Nice quick and easy meals. Good service, however not a large selection of meal options.
Peter Hogan
AWESOME venue went for dinner with my wife , service was fantastic especially from Kathleen, meals were great never been disappointed with any choice we make.We always recommend to our friends.Well done Royal.
Selwyn Krepp
Shared a meal on 24/12. Service received on arrival (Declan) and Restaurant staff of Kathleen, Tara & Lauren was exceptional. Friendly, pleasant and only wanted us to have a good experience; nothing was too much in the way they attended to us and others in the Restaurant. Food too was great; served hot with good sized proportions. Can only recommend.

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