The Malt Shovel Taphouse – Geelong

Contemporary twist on a Iconic Local pub

nominated for Golden Plate Awards in 2021

Street address: Corner of Bellarine and Malop Street Geelong

  • Category: Hotel Dining
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Australian
  • Gluten-free and vegetarian available
  • Head Chef: Caine McMahon
  • FOH Manager: Zach Mathieson
  • Serving Hours: Monday to Sunday 11.00 am to Late
  • Cards Accepted: Visa and Mastercard
  • $$
  • Street Parking
  • Covid-safe Measures in place

What the first judges said in 2021

This newly renovated Gastro Pub is the in groovy place to be seen with a stunning garden inspired décor throughout, and has wide ranging appeal. It features a pitched glass ceiling over the dining area and there’s a vibrant beer garden for guests to relax and enjoy company in favourable weather (orders for the beer garden are placed at the bar). The venue was spotless, high quality flatware was used,  dishes were cleared promptly, and the the napkins reset as required.  There was a choice of high bench bar style seating or archetypal dining tables with well spaced and comfortable chairs inside. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food portions are generous, fresh, vibrant and well executed and many dishes suitable for sharing.   And special diets are catered for – so there’s something for everyone and the dining starts early (11.00 am) and finishes late. Online bookings are straight forward and easy to use.

Special Strengths

Newly refurbished with elegant garden inspired décor. Wide range contemporary foods and drinks. Cauliflower and chickpea fritter. Pork rotisserie with finely shaved red cabbage, kale and apple sauce and roasted cubed kipflers. Crispy skinned salmon with beetroot puree and rocket, fennel and orange salad. Deconstructed apple crumble with vanilla ice cream and rosettes wrapped in pastry. Well made Cartel Coffee. Special diets well catered for. Great value for money.

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Second Judges’ report in 2021 coming soon