Old Boundary Hotel

. Call into the Old Boundary Hotel where the bar staff and chefs will look after you with a cheery smile and good old fashioned hospitality of yesteryear. See you soon.

Judges’ Comments 2017

Bendigo’s new boundary in quality and value

The Old Boundary Hotel in Milroy Street, Bendigo is suffused in warmth and cheerful hospitality, with everyone evidently relaxed and entirely ‘at home’. Orders are placed at the bar but wait staff are all committed to their roles and fulfil them with good humour and efficiency. The entire establishment is kitted out in Gold Rush-era style with very interesting early photos and memorabilia that evokes the period, right down to the curtains. There’s a wide range of tasty, value-for-money meals offered and guests can opt for informal bar-side dining or tables in the Bistro to the rear complete with open fireplace and generous spacing of tables. Stand-outs included the delicious S’n’P Calamari Starter with tasty citrus aioli, the excellent Atlantic Salmon dish with crispy skin and rich Bearnaise sauce, the Pork Belly Bites with delightful crunch sensation among ancient grains and ginger plum sauce, and the twelve-hour slow cooked lamb shank in rosemary red wine jus, sprinkled with gremolata. The majority of wines are available by the bottle or by the glass, including some  NZ wines but mainly Australian, including NV sparkling wines, all reasonably priced. There was also a short cocktails list. Considering the quality the lunch menu and drinks were very reasonably priced, the most expensive wine by the glass being $8.00. There’s even a pre-order lunch option, available online or phone for those of us in a hurry.  Highly recommended!

Special Strengths

Warm and cheerful hospitality. Open fires. Excellent choice of meals. Good drinks menu. Good coffee. Very reasonable prices. Pre-order option for customers in a hurry.

2017 Awards

  • FINALIST – Best Hotel Dining – Sponsored by Comcater P/L
  • FINALIST – Best Value for Money – Sponsored By Maxim PR & Marketing

2016 State Awards

  • WINNER Harwood Andrews People’s Choice Award sponsored by Harwood Andrews

2016 Regional Results

  • WINNER Harwood Andrews People’s Choice Award sponsored by Harwood Andrews
  • FINALIST Best Hotel Dining sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd.
  • FINALIST Best Menu of Local Foods sponsored by Bendigo Tourism



Milroy Street 2
Bendigo 3550 VIC AU
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Hotel Dining Modern Australian Cuisine Gluten free available Open seven days, Mondays to Sundays 11.00 am to 1.00 am Cards accepted: Visa $$ Street parking