The Empress Hotel, Fitzroy North VIC

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The Empress Hotel, Fitzroy North VIC

The Empress Hotel is a hotel located in Fitzroy North, Victoria. They have a bar and great food and drink options. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 4.4 out of 591 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 2 to 5.
A regular at this local gem of a pub. Cannot fault it... good grub! good variety beer! Chilled atmosphere and shows sports. Everything you want!
714 Nicholson St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Latest reviews for The Empress Hotel, Fitzroy North VIC

Coolette D
24/04/2024
The Empress Hotel was a blessing in disguise recently, we planned to go to another pub for lunch after our wedding ceremony but found it was closed, so we headed to The Empress Hotel and the gentleman working the bar was amazing.
The food was excellent, the service fantastic and we basically had a room to ourselves and had an amazing time.

Thank you for the incredible hospitality on our special day.
Save The World Kim
15/02/2024
My heart fluttered when I saw that they have ZERO alcohol beer on tap! Yes, ON TAP!
I never thought I would see the day of sitting in a pub with mates having a pint.

As for the food, there are very few vegan options. Of course, the good ole chips are there. A burger or pizza would be a great addition to the menu.
Andrew Do
26/12/2023
Great food at affordable prices, with deals on most days of the week. Service is friendly and prompt with a nice seating area with live sports on major events. Can bring family, friends and colleagues for a nice evening.
Ben Middleton
15/08/2023
A regular at this local gem of a pub. Cannot fault it... good grub! good variety beer! Chilled atmosphere and shows sports. Everything you want!
David
22/07/2023
Great pub and all but the Parma's are terrible.

Prosciutto is ?, sort out the cheese situation. Somehow the crumb was soggy and the chicken dry.

$14 is the minimum for a pint too
Benjamin Byrnes
05/04/2023
Excellent beer and wine selection in a comfortable bar setting.

The burger used to be a bit hit & miss but in recent years it's really been improved, and the shoestring fries are perfection. Can recommend!
Louise Reynolds
30/03/2023
Always great to have a meal at The Empress. There's obviously some thought given by the kitchen in studding the menu with moderately priced, well-executed inventive dishes that provide something more than the predictable pub grub (although you can get that as well if that's your thing). Total quality in a relaxed environment.
Nina Alfers
14/03/2023
Nice vibe usually. The parma was a let-down though. Dry. Dry and unmelted cheese under dry and sparce prosciutto. A couple of pieces of roast potatoes and dry slaw. You could do better, even on a specials night.
Emil Freda
11/03/2023
TLDR:
Good pub food although long wait times and higher than expected prices cause for an ok dinner.

Review:
Good food, slightly pricey. At $99 for two people price is definitely up there but very tasty. Ordered a burger, steak and calamari with two drinks. Burger was good with nice patty and crispy bacon although chips were under seasoned causing them to be bland and unappetising. The steak was cooked nicely but chips had same issue. Calamari special was nice and sauce was unique. Finally, food wait was subpar, long wait time for 3 dishes when restaurant was not crowded was an issue. Would recommend to people looking for a decent pub meal while enjoying a game of pool and watching cricket or footy.
Michael Wels
04/01/2023
Great local Fitzroy North pub. I can recommend the beef burger which has great balance between meaty, salad and bun
Mark Robinson
05/12/2022
Over all, pretty good...
But. When looking to order my son an ice cream, I saw the gelato desert was $14! Seemed a bit much...
However the helpful bar tender said we could get the kids ice cream instead, which is 2 scoops of either chocolate or vanilla. "Perfect, we'll get that then."
$10!?
Seriously, $10?!?! for 2 little scoops of home brand ice cream, worth $0.50!
Wages, rent, "Covid", petrol prices, etc... I don't care what excuse you come up with, that is outrageous!!!
Ben Cass
25/11/2022
Don't go here if you're looking for a family friendly vibe. The owner, Guy, who despite apparently being a family man himself, went out of his way to make me and a group of families enjoying an early Friday evening dinner, awkward, threatening to kick us out at one point. His issue was that our kids were running into a roped off area for a private function, who seemingly hadn't even arrived yet (we were there from 5:30 - 7:30) and only started to trickle in as we were leaving. Incidentally this private function was also a group of families which made Guys behavior even stranger. We won't be back for sure as it seems Guy was happy to tack our money (close to $1K by my estimate) but couldn't handle a few kids running up and down in his beer garden.

Wow....update - read the owner's response below - proves my point exactly. Disrespectful and no sense of customer service or community. Good one Guy!!
Kit Williams
17/08/2022
Nice, cosy venue with good beers on tap and decent food. The wings and chicken parma are top notch but stear clear of the pizza. Perfect spot to play a few rounds of pool or darts while sipping a few froths.
Teddy D
29/07/2022
This place caters for everyone. Delicious meals. Vegan options that are so tasty. Has cosy atmosphere. Nice fire in winter. Pool table. Friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Will come back again.
Pearl Baillieu
05/05/2022
The wings here are so amazing.
Honestly the best wings in the city.
They are crunchy, and spicy and perfect.
Div B
26/04/2022
The empress is a great pub with fantastic food and drinks. I come here regularly with friends. I also had an event here for an engagement party and they were very friendly and helpful when organising and hosting the party
PG
26/03/2022
Our favourite place to catch up with friends in the neighbourhood! Great staff and great service! Monday pizza night has become a local tradition
Brian Orloff
10/02/2022
Came here for Thursday night $30 bucket of wings, chips, and 2 pots - wings were awesome! Best wings I've had in Melbourne since arrived 6 years ago from U.S. Flavors were excellent, right amount of spice, and the blue cheese ranch was good compliment. Will definitely come back for the wings!
Priscilla Li
03/12/2021
Love their Monday $10 pizza special. The zucchini pizza is to die for! Apparently the other ones are really good too. Also ordered the potato croquettes and they were yummy as well. In addition there are some interesting beers on tap which I enjoyed. Will definitely return!!
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