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Total Dimmi Score

8.8
442 reviews
Recommended
(9.2)
Food
(8.9)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(8.2)
Atmosphere
(8.2)

dined on Thu, 4 Oct 2018

(9)
The food here is always good and I particularly like the selection of local produce. Great steak chef although I had one of the fabulous salads (a meal in itself). The service here is great too - these staff are the right amount of cheeky and know what they're doing. It can be loud so not good for people with hearing issues but a good atmosphere including for groups.
Hi Lucy, thanks so much for your review. We really impress on the staff the importance of having a personality and be engaging. Nobody wants to be served by a robot! Glad to hear they are hitting the right tones. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Elsa.
Restaurant Plough Hotel responded on Fri, 5 Oct 2018

dined on Sun, 17 Jun 2018

(7)
Things have changed since our last visit. The service is still good. The emphasis on wines within the state has dropped off completely and more non-Victorian wines are now listed. The food still has a selection to please a wide audience, but not quite as polished as before. Still nice food and ambience, great service, but not quite the same old reliable Plough. Seems to have lost the edge it once had.
Hi Vivien, thanks for your review. I am suprised to hear your comments regarding the new international additions to our wine list - they have been widely appreciated, and it was a path we went down as a lot of our guests were requesting Old World options. Also 9 of our 15 by-the-glass options are still Australian. Can I ask what you had to eat? I'm concerned that you didn't find it up to our usual standards; would love to hear what in particular you didn't enjoy. Feel free to email me: info@ploughhotel.com.au. Thanks, Elsa
Restaurant Plough Hotel responded on Tue, 19 Jun 2018

dined on Tue, 13 Nov 2018

(10)
The standard bearer in the West for fine dining.

dined on Fri, 9 Nov 2018

(10)
Excellent evening, faultless service and food

dined on Tue, 30 Oct 2018

(9)
We had a family birthday dinner and had a lovely night. Food was good, and service was excellent, with the food brought out to the table together. There was a $3 per person cakeage fee for our own Birthday Cake but they even pulled that off ok, by cutting the cake and adding a dollop of cream and a little raspberry coolee on the side.
Hi Karen, thanks so much for your review. Glad to hear that the family birthday was enjoyed by all. I'm sure you can appreciate that our cakeage fee covers the dessert sales that are lost when a cake is brought in. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Elsa
Restaurant Plough Hotel responded on Mon, 5 Nov 2018

dined on Wed, 24 Oct 2018

(10)
Service was very friendly and explained menu - even put a candle on Birthday girl's sweet 😊🎉
Hi Jill, thanks a lot for your great review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us! Cheers, Elsa.
Restaurant Plough Hotel responded on Tue, 30 Oct 2018

dined on Fri, 12 Oct 2018

(7)
Far too noisy, you cannot hear yourself think. It is very distracting and for this reason I will not be attending your facility again. I have hearing problems and it set off my Tinnitus for the rest of the weekend. This is not Karen Roadley who made the booking but one of her guests
Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your evening - we have received this feedback before and are working with our Building Manager to put in some sound absorbing measures. I hope at least that you enjoyed your meal. Thanks, Elsa
Restaurant Plough Hotel responded on Tue, 16 Oct 2018

dined on Fri, 5 Oct 2018

(9)
Great place Good food Good waitress Good time
Hi there, thanks so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you back again soon! Cheers, Elsa.
Restaurant Plough Hotel responded on Tue, 16 Oct 2018

dined on Wed, 3 Oct 2018

(9)
Excellent food and atmosphere
Hi there, thanks for your kind review. Good to hear that you had a great time with us. Come back soon! Cheers, Elsa.
Restaurant Plough Hotel responded on Fri, 5 Oct 2018

dined on Sun, 30 Sep 2018

(10)
We had 21 of us for dinner all our food came out at the same time and everyone enjoyed their food. Great attentive staff and friendly.
Hi Andrea, thanks so much for your kind review. I hope the birthday person had a great day! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Elsa
Restaurant Plough Hotel responded on Mon, 1 Oct 2018
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About Plough Hotel

A Footscray icon Built in 1868, The Plough Hotel is a Footscray favourite for people of all walks of life. If you’re a family looking for a hearty meal head for the bistro. If you’re a couple looking for some downtime and a night away from the hustle and bustle then the restaurant section is for you. The menu is the same in both dining areas and focuses on pub favourites, share plates and pizzas. With fresh and bright exposed light bulbs, white tiles, bare wooden tables and black trims, this is a hotel that's urban and not too fancy. All in all, The Plough Hotel brings down to earth hospitality, beautiful spaces and quality regional produce to the West. And if you eat or drink too much, you can always sleep upstairs, there’s eleven rooms where you can get some shut-eye.

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