Nominated for 2021 Golden Plate Awards
Street Address: 21 Gellibrand Street Queenscliff
- Website: www.queeenscliffbrewhouse.com.au
- Facebook: Queenscliff Brewhouse
- Category: Hotel Dining
- Cuisine: Contemporary Australian
- Gluten-free and Vegetarian available
- Head Chef: Harish Sharma
- FOH Manager: Paul Grundy
- Trading Days and Hours:
- Mondays to Wednesdays: 4.00 pm to 11.00 pm
- Thursdays: 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
- Fridays to Sundays: 11.00 am to 1.00 am
- Cards Accepted: Visa and Mastercard
- Street Parking
- Bookings advisable (03) 5258 1717 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Covid-safe measures in operation
First Judges’ report in 2021
Boasting one of Queenscliff’s best seafront outlooks and best beers, this 1870’s iconic hotel is the go-to venue for delicious artisan gins, a huge range of local craft beers and a showcase of award-winning regional wines. Queenscliff Brewhouse is a gorgeous, sprawling maritime-era pub with a host of separate spaces inside and alfresco.
With its in-house brewery and distillery, and a kitchen pumping out classic meals, the Queenscliff Brewhouse satisfies appetites of all types with a charm that makes you want to dance a jig. The old pub has been sensitively renovated to combine its old-world maritime heritage with modern-as-tomorrow facilities, and caters for anything from Friday Arvo drinkies to family celebration or full-blown weddings.
The main bar has a modern contemporary feel while the bistro aims for a more genteel atmosphere. The upstairs whisky bar presents a wealth of potential and the vast balcony would be a people magnet on a balmy summer evening. Complemented by the in-house brewing and distilling functions and the on-site cellar door showcasing local produce the Brewhouse represents all that is attractive on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Customer service was excellent. Staff were keen, focused, and well presented. Meal ordering is focused in two locations and drinks can be ordered at two bars on the ground floor. The staff here know their beers and you can take part in brewery tours and gin masterclasses and even make your own gin!
Iconic 1870’s maritime architecture. Great seafront outlook. Good atmosphere, range of meals and use of local produce. Otway mushrooms, Bellarine chicken, GOR duck. Generous serving sizes. Terrific showcase of region’s beers, gins and wines. Great Cellar Door. Good value for money.
Second Judges’ Report for 2021 coming soon
What the judges said in 2019
The Queenscliff Brewhouse transformed itself in 2019 and has achieved the almost impossible of being all things to all people. When we arrived, there were kids running around the beer garden in the dark, the bistro was filled, many with small children. The bistro diners had spilled over into an overfill area. Upstairs was quieter and more subdued, in a genteel fashion of sorts. But in spite of all the activity we were attended to perfectly well and it seemed almost intuitive how we were guided to the upstairs dining area beside the whisky bar. The wine and spirits list here is very impressive. For those occasions when you would like explore the wine region but have limited time, you will find a great examples at the Queenscliff Brewhouse. Each area of the hotel is designed for a different market and the team was adept at recognising where newbies (like us) would feel most comfortable. By the time we left the Brewhouse the demographic had changed again.
State Winner Best Casual Dining Award. Wonderful ambience, high quality foods and presentation (including the desserts). Impressive craft beer and wine list. Incredible list of whiskies and gins. Family friendly. Good customer service and value for money.
Awards in 2019
- Winner Best Casual Dining Award (Sponsored by Comcater P/L)
- Winner Best Menu of Local Wines, Beers and Ciders Award (Sponsored by Furphy)
- Finalist Peter Watson Memorial Award for Best Chef: Greg Egan (Sponsored by Luxury Escapes).
- Finalist Peoples’ Choice Awards