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Fish Creek Hotel

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by Aloo (subscribe)
Melbourne has so much to offer. I love experiencing new places and events and sharing them with you. I have an interest in gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets so I will let you know if you these can be catered for in my reviews.
Published September 13th 2012
Crickey Is that a stunned mullet on the roof?
Following a day of walking and chilling out (and it was cold) at Wilson's Promontory, we decided to visit the Fish Creek Hotel and had a delightful experience.
Fish creek hotel
Outside the Fish Creek Hotel

Initially named the Promontory Gate Hotel at Fish Creek, this hotel is legendary in the region of Prom country with locals and tourists alike. On top of the Fish Creek Hotel sits the 6.9 metre fish, a unique feature on this already characteristic 1930s hotel. The mullet is the work of a Venus Bay artist, Collin Suggett added in 1990.

We booked in the dining room. Just as well we did, as the restaurant was full, with one table unoccupied which we discovered was the one we had reserved. Our host was welcoming, and showed us to our table.
Fish Creek Hotel
Warm Hotel Restaurant

The Restaurant prides itself on presenting the best local produce, seasonal and fresh with an extensive wine list featuring local vineyards and Victorian wines. The menu changes with the seasons. There is also a more casual bar menu, for smaller meals.

Food is on offer seven days a week from 11am till 9pm in the restaurant dining room, or private dining room. The Hotel restaurant also does catering and functions.

With a bit of notice, the chef can cater for your dietary requirements. Our restaurant hosts were only too happy to accommodate. I enjoyed an amazing rendition of a vegie stack, but it was 100% better than that. My meal was tasty and beautifully presented with a Mediterranean salad to accompany it.
Schnitzel
Chicken Schnitzel with mushroom sauce

Spagetti
Spagetti

Other meals brought to our table included pasta with pesto, spaghetti bolognaise and schnitzel. All were thoroughly enjoyed. All washed down with some great wine and cider.
Bruchetta
Entree Bruchetta


Desserts are all house made. After much deliberation, the Sticky Date Pudding won out, and it was adored.
Sticky date pudding
Sticky Date Pudding

On a Saturday night, the hotel had locals in abundance, the Fish Creek Football and Netball club members and supporters enjoyed catching up. The vibe was fun, decor is warm and the service is exceptional.
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Why? Local seasonal produce and wines, fun vibe and country character
When: Seven days from 11am to 9pm
Phone: (03) 5683 2404
Where: 1 Old Waratah Rd, Fish Creek
Cost: reasonable
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