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Published August 4th 2016
There's steak at the pub, and then there's The Grosvenor
You may have passed by The Grosvenor Hotel many times over the years thinking it's just your run-of-the-mill St Kilda corner pub, but you'd be mistaken. Since its complete transformation just 5 years ago, it's taken a leap forward with the opening of the popular St Kilda Burger Bar in the drive through bottle shop, as well as a bottle shop which offers so much more than just your normal wine and beer.
O much more than your normal pub, The Grosvenor is a local favourite. Image: The Grosvenor Hotel
Once you step inside the venue, sit down. It's pretty easy to see why this pub has recently been named the People's Choice Pub in the 2016 Time Out Pub Guide. You'll find it divided into the Bistro area and a wine bar. Either side an ideal spot to grab a bite for a casual meal or a special occasion. There's even a private dining room for special celebrations or larger group dining.
But what The Grosvenor specialises in isn't just a great atmosphere, it's steak. You'll find them serving up some of the best grass fed, dry aged Angus beef you'll find anywhere in Melbourne. And with father's day coming up, if dad is a steak lover, this is your place.
Serving up some of Melbourne's best steak; The Grosvenor Hotel. Image:The Grosvenor.
Even better, The Grosvenor does takeaway packs of the very same quality meat that can be pre-ordered and collected. Ideal for BBQs, a special event, or simply a dinner party that's set to impress.
If steak isn't your thing, the menu also offers up a variety of burgers, pizzas and much more to keep even the vegetarians happy, including some of the best roasted kent pumpkin with feta you'll ever have in your lifetime. Seriously, no exaggeration.
There's roasted pumpkin and then there's this delicious magic. Image:The Ideas Library
The bistro is family friendly and the wine bar is a great place for casual drinks with friends. There's also plenty of quiet spots to make it a great little date night spot. Wine aficionados will have a solid wine list to choose from and we were lucky enough to have the venue's wine buyer on site for the evening to recommend some tasty drops matched to our meal.
With great service and some seriously good steak, this is one spot that you'll need to put on your Melbourne 'to-eat' list ASAP. And with Father's Day around the corner, you can hop online to make a book to treat dad to dinner.