The Firehouse, Ringwood VIC

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The Firehouse, Ringwood VIC

The Firehouse is a hotel located in Ringwood, 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 4.2 out of 715 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
Had the rib eye and the steak was great. Friendly service. Was really quiet midweek but nice enough. Maybe a touch on the pricey side? But there are some good value options on the menu
253-257 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC 3134

Opening hours

Tuesday: 04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Opening hours

Tuesday: 04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Clubs and Pubs in Ringwood

Including this venue, there are 3 pubs, 3 clubs and 4 bars in the Ringwood area

Latest reviews for The Firehouse, Ringwood VIC

Caleb Keyte
23/09/2023
Service is amazing, everyone is so kind and lovely. Bit on the pricy side but it is definitely worth it with the quality you are getting, Always bringing clients here for a quick meal they love the style of the place. Always recommend it to people who come out Eastern suburbs way.
Dr Eve's Health Emporium
06/08/2023
Very homey atmosphere with pub like food.
We had a dinner meeting there and it was a cosy warm place in the cold winter night. The starter was good, croquettes, followed by BBQ meat- brisket,pork belly and chicken tighs accompanied by pickled cucumbers and cabbage and coleslaw.
Squares of Dafonoise' potatoes and roasted carrots were fantastic sides complimenting the main.
The dessert was a plate with different sweet bites- tiramisu, choc tartelettes and choccolate mousse cake.
Nick was great and his service was excellent.
I would recommend to pop by if you are in the area and in a mood for homey delicious food in a relaxing, warm and rustic ambiance.
Lame Bot
30/06/2023
The menu was fantastic
The guy that I'll flag as probably the owner did that cool thing where he learns your name and says it.

Everyone at the table loved all the food.

The only thing that hurts is the price point.

One day, some guy decided that smoked meat was a "fancy" thing so jacked up the price by 1000%.

The same food I would get for $20 in the US, was appx $400 here. I don't think that's their fault. It's just a thing that has become what it is.

But besides being sort of sticker shocked, I'm happy to say that whenever someone visits and I want to impress them, The Firehouse have positioned themselves well.
K Gim
17/06/2023
Great, genuine food. I ordered the Pitmaster Duo of Meats - Pulled Pork and Brisket which was delicious but wish they served another bread bun with it considering there's two types of meat there which would allow me to make my own sliders. The fries (which we ordered another serving) and roasted carrots were perfect sides. The Pecan Tart was amazing and the Tiramisu was ok. The powdered chocolate on top let it down.
Y K
11/02/2023
Very happy with tonight's service, food and atmosphere in the restaurant were great. Only negative was our water wasn't replaced.
Lots of choices for those that are GF and/or DF. Very happy that I could actually have a dessert with the vegan option/GF/DF panacotta. We will be coming back and bringing friends! Look forward to checking out the rest of the venue and their bottomless brunch.
Brad Armstrong
19/12/2022
I felt this would be a great place to sit and chill with a couple of beers, the place had a good vibe.
We ordered the loaded Brisket fries and we weren't very impressed, I feel it was slightly garnished with Brisket not "loaded". Perhaps throw a bit more meat on the chips for the price and maybe even some bacon to dress it up a bit more.
A big thumbs up for the double cheese burger, it was juicy and full of smokey char flavour. I would get the burger again ?
Al Sen
10/12/2022
A lovely laid back smokehouse/beer garden, lovely atmosphere and food.
We celebrated our work dinner here and sat around in the beer garden. There's a bar dedicated to the outdoor area and you can order food through the Mr Yum app using a QR code.
The food was great, I enjoyed the
Loaded fries, pulled pork, sweet potato fries, smoked honey roasted carrots and Tiramisu.
They had outdoor games like bean bag tossing and Jenga...very fun!
Definitely recommended for large groups.
They also have indoor dining which I didn't get to experience yet.
Timinmelbourne
13/11/2022
Firehouse is housed in an old fire station built in 1928 which is pretty cool.

It started with its current owners in 2018.

There is a formal dining area inside, private dining areas, a beer garden out the back and a shed with lounge chairs if you really want to chillax.

Entree was stuffed zucchini flowers w Romanesco sauce

With a light tempura batter, the zucchini flowers were crispy and the romanesco sauce absolutely delicious.

For main I tried the Pitmaster Tray, which was a trio of home smoked meats, pickes, slaw and a damper bun.

And a Mac n' Cheese burger. Yep haha, that was so good.

For drinks the aperol spritz was great. Craft beer was Gunn Island and a NED Australian Whisky & Dry.

I had a great time here. This place is definitely worth a visit.

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Stephanie Rose
24/08/2022
???- Pitmaster Tray
? Mac N Cheese Hash
???- Pork Belly Burnt Ends
? Roast Carrots, Smoked Honey
? Eton Mess
? Chocolate Top Deck

The Firehouse Ringwood is a laidback restaurant specialising in BBQ, smoked meats and cocktails. It is uniquely housed in an old, heritage listed, ex-metro fire station (hence the name) and features a large open air deck. ?

The venue is charming and boasts multiple dining areas with memorabilia scattered throughout. We were seated at a beautiful spot by the fireplace which if you do visit, I recommend requesting. The menu is viewed via QR code which personally unless I'm at a bar, I don't like and feel it takes from the experience.

The cocktail menu is actually quite impressive with a lot of original creations however I did find the Fairy Floss and Coconut Margarita cocktails too sweet and could not sense the alcohol. ?

The Mac and Cheese Croquettes were our favourite dish of the night! Sometimes they can be too creamy and bland but these definitely highlighted the cheese! The Pork Belly Burnt Ends were nice although the sauce overpowered the meat and could be better served on the side.

The Pitmaster Tray is recommended for 1 but we shared it between 2, for $39 I think it's great value. The Chicken Drumstick had an incredible crumb and was cooked perfectly. The Pulled Pork and the Brisket were too dry. It was meant to come with Damper but instead it was just a small burger bun. Slaw was nice and creamy. ???-

For dessert we enjoyed the Top Deck, which was rich and mousse-like. We didn't think it needed the tart raspberry sauce. The Eton mess was okay. Service needs improvement especially in product knowledge and being more delicate in serving.

On the first Wednesday of every month they host a Trivia Night with great prizes to be won. Saturdays and Sundays they run Bottomless Brunch for $65pp which includes 1.5 hours of unlimited cocktails and a brunch menu item. ?

?? 2.8/5 (OK)
M B
12/05/2022
Had the rib eye and the steak was great. Friendly service. Was really quiet midweek but nice enough. Maybe a touch on the pricey side? But there are some good value options on the menu
Blue Lantern
07/05/2022
Food is great and kitchen service was fast. Front of house was slower and could have been more attentive. Finished plates weren't promptly cleared - had to ask for plates to be cleared and desert ordered. Could have been because of staff shortage but just a little attention to detail will take you from good to great. Overall a lovely place with good food, would still recommend.
Binx Jetajobe
01/05/2022
This is the first time we ate at this place and we're surprised how big this restaurant is. We enjoyed the all-american food that we ordered. My personal favorite is the beef brisket. We also loved the macaroni and cheese croquettes. Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Always checking on us every 15 minutes. Apparently, they thought we live in Rosebud. We came from Rosebud that day because we went to Hot Spring Peninsula and decided to have dinner at The Firehouse which is close to where we live. They have probably thought that we travelled so far just to eat there. But to be honest, we will eat at The Firehouse even if we have to drive more than an hour to get there. It's worth it. ?
Marc Tavasz
19/02/2022
What a place to go to celebrate becoming a firefighter haha. Amazing smoked meats, great spread, lovely drinks. Def give it a go. Outside looks awesome as well
Mohammad Asgari
23/01/2022
Lovely staff and a chill outside atmosphere. Not a wide range of options on the food menu but the cheeseburger was great.
Would be awesome if they added beer jugs as well!
Tiarn Edwards
15/07/2021
EDIT:
Stopped going here several years ago when the business changed hands. New staff were rude to myself and my partner (spoke down to us) and the menu which I had previously been able to eat from was entirely modified, so that I no longer had options that would meet my dietary requirements.

Total contrast to previous atmosphere, staff, and food & beverage. A terrible loss for the local community!!

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Been coming here for years! ALWAYS good coffee. Friendly staff too! Always feel welcomed! GREAT ATMOSPHERE!
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