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Hullo from Tallarook Hotel.

A country pub and beer garden, one hour north of Melbourne. A two-minute stroll from Tallarook station. Come for a meal, enjoy a drink and stay for the scenery.

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A bistro and bar in Regional Victoria.

Bring the kids. Invite nan and pop. They’ll love our pub classics, local beer, pool room and the choice of indoor or outside dining. A 100m walk to the train station makes us an ideal bookend to the Great Victorian Rail Trail, too.

Bistro menu


Garlic turkish bread (v) 8.0 / add cheese 1.0

Crispy squid with aioli 16.0

Onion rings with chilli sauce 10.0


Chicken schnitzel with choice of sauce 26.0

Chicken parmigiana 28.0

300g porterhouse steak (gf) with choice of sauce 36.0

Smashed beef burger, martins roll, bacon jam, beetroot 26.0

Calamari, tartare, lemon (gf) 26.0

Beer battered fish and chips 26.0

BBQ jackfruit, creamy jalapeño, slaw (vg, gf) 26.0

All served with chips and salad or vegetables

Sauces: garlic butter, gravy mushroom, peppercorn


Chicken parmigiana / 26.0 with schooner or house wine

Parma options:

• Original — napoli, ham, cheese

• Al pastor — napoli, pulled pork, pineapple, cheese

• DFW — bbq sauce, bacon, onion, cheese

• VTM — salsa, jalapeño, crema fresca, tortilla chips, cheese

All served with chips and salad or vegetables


Chips with aioli 8.0

Leafy green salad (vg, gf) 10.0

Red cabbage slaw (vg, gf) 10.0

Mac and cheese with bacon and jalapeño 8.0


Berry cobbler with cream (vg, gf) 12.0


Chicken nuggets and chips 11.0

Calamari and chips 11.0

Steak and chips 11.0

Fish and chips 11.0

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The Hotel

First opened in 1871, Tallarook Hotel has burned down 3 times. Each rebuild brings something new — like an upstairs balcony in 1923. In 2019, Tripadvisor user Vegieburger said our place was “absolute crap”, but we‘d like to think we’ve improved since.

This is all to say, our pub is constantly in transition: it won’t be budged from its spot in regional Vic, but the people in and around stay busy. We’re working on some updates right now, with a new interior arriving late 2022.

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Meet Tallarook Hotel’s newest owner, Tim.

Raised on the west coast, militarily trained on the east and having spent 20 years gaining hospitality experience all over the world, Tim’s settled in for the long haul. He loves a chat, so say “hello” if you see him in town.

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And that’s the end of our story. For now.