Justin Lane

Pizza, Pasta, Cocktails, Events



First judges’ comments for 2022     

In a heritage building straddling Geelong’s waterfront and retail centre, Justin Lane Restaurant brings the best of Mediterranean hospitality to the masses. This is an exciting and bold initiative. With a motto of “eat, drink and be messy” Justin’s the place to round up a bunch of friends and family to enjoy the best of communal celebration. In this kickarse location, al fresco or inside, you’ll indulge in delicious share platters, seafood, pizzas and pastas and wash them down with a revolving selection of bespoke cocktails, craft beers and easy-drinking wines. You can’t take life too seriously at Justin Lane. When the sun glistens on Corio Bay, grab a table, a bottle and a conversation card. The staff will keep the music pumping, the plates coming and the booze flowing. Just a caveat; Justin’s not the place for a quiet Tinder date.

Meet and greet was immediate and courteous. We were guided to our table and menus & water delivered immediately, followed by inquiry for drinks while we studied the menu. Service continued to be cheerful, friendly and informative. Orders were taken promptly and dishes rolled out in a timely manner. Tables are cleared promptly and all seems to work to a good level of cooperation. Dishes are large, rustic and generous in keeping with the sharing/celebratory theme. There’s nothing fussy or cheffy here; it’s all good, honest, familiar homely fare. Tasty and fresh, and a lot of it.  Perfect offering for the intended market. In keeping with party theme there is a focus on signature cocktails and a range of tap beers. Bottled drinks extend to a tight list of wines from diverse sources (leaning to naturals & the lighter end of the spectrum). Great choices that match the food and the atmosphere. The meals were big and tasty, the cocktails were great and a strong beer and wine list was perfect for a great get-together with friends and family without breaking the bank. Justin lane offers great value for money!

Second judges comments for 2022 coming soon

Street Address: 57-59 Brougham Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Phone: (03) 5246 6500

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  • Head Chef: Osea Demonts
  • FOH Manager: Fred Gledhill
  • Trading Days and hours:
    • Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12.00 noon to 10.00 pm
    • Fridays and Saturdays: 12.00 noon to late
  • Cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard
  • Street Parking
  • COVID Safe procedures in place




Trading Days and hours: Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12.00 noon to 10.00 pm Fridays and Saturdays: 12.00 noon to late
Brougham Street 57-59
Geelong 3220 VIC AU
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