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220 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

7.6
220 reviews
Recommended
(7.5)
Food
(7.7)
Service
(7.5)
Value for money
(7.4)
Atmosphere
(7.2)
Tom Wall

dined on Sun, 24 Jun 2018

(10)
Hidden gastropub gem - don't be fooled by Collingwood's rough charm - the back dining room and kitchen is worth it.

dined on Sat, 17 Nov 2018

(9)
Great food great service

dined on Fri, 26 Oct 2018

(8)
Great pub - good food, a little different to your normal pub grub - but not quite 'upscale'.

dined on Sat, 29 Sep 2018

(10)
Excellent service

dined on Sun, 2 Sep 2018

(10)
Great food and venue. Very busy on Fathers Day so staff were under pressure and we were waiting a bit for one guests meal. Staff were super friendly though. Great vegan options available too
Paul Cowan

dined on Fri, 24 Aug 2018

(9)
We’re there to see a band play in the venue upstairs. Need a meal beforehand so opted for the restaurant. Very food food, steak was cooked as ordered and tasty sides

dined on Sun, 22 Jul 2018

(2)
Service ghastly. Ran out of orders and only told us half an hour later. Took ages to bring wine. Fod in general took ages. Got one order wrong. I will never go back.

dined on Sat, 30 Jun 2018

(4)
Service was good, the waiter was very helpful with wine selection. The ambient candle light & open fires are lovely, although the restaurant was cold & we had to keep our coats on. The steak special was excellent, spaghetti marinara was good and the lamb was ok (served on an eggplant puree which was delicious, but cold which jarred a bit with the hot dish). The deserts were disappointingly flavorless. The hand dryer in the ladies toilets is permanently broken & the cubicles are falling apart with one section being held together by a g-clamp! Not classy.

dined on Fri, 22 Jun 2018

(7)
It was very loud and not conducive to any talking - we were a group of six and were looking forward to catching up on each other's news, but we could not hear each other; we left straight after we ate and looked for somewhere quieter for coffee and desert. Service also slow
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Specials

Wednesday Burger Night

Delicious Wagyu Beef Cheeseburgers with handcut fries at the outrageous price of $9 every Wednesday! All other (big) burgers, $15. Combine that with a few cheeky $5 picklebacks, $5 onion rings. How could you say no?
When
29 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2035
Wed 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Monday Curry Night

Monday from 6pm The Grace will offer an array of authentic Punjabi curries crafted by our kitchen guru Savi. Curry with Rice and sides for just $15!
When
12 Apr 2017 - 12 Apr 2035
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Weekday Counter Lunch

Weekdays from 12-3pm, choose from our counter menu for lunch at the Grace. With nothing over $20 and a complimentary pot of Coopers beer or Golden Axe cider included, you can't go wrong!
When
15 May 2017 - 15 May 2025
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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About Grace Darling

Row Ya Boat This mainstay of Melbourne’s pub scene has an incredible history. It all started in 1954 when the pub was erected to honour a home-grown heroine: little Grace, the daughter of a lighthouse keeper, paddled out to sea in the middle of a storm to rescue nine drowning sailors. Since then, the historic bluestone building has been home to Collingwood Football Club. But that’s all ancient history now, with The Grace Darling renowned locally as a Smith Street favourite. Inside, the cute sailing ship wallpaper pays homage to the pub’s namesake, and the polished floorboards give it that colonial touch. Sit outside in the ever-popular beer garden and enjoy classic pub grub. In typical Fitzroy fashion, everything on the menu is sustainably sourced and as local as possible – all except for the great range of international wines and beers of course! But The Grace Darling does one thing that other pubs don’t – takeaway fish and chips all day long. You just can’t beat this Collingwood darling. Best dish: baked ricotta gnocchi

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