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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 17.0

Onion rings with chilli sauce 11.0

Jalapeño cheese bites w/ sour cream 12.0


Chicken schnitzel with choice of sauce 28.0

Chicken parmigiana 30.0

300g porterhouse steak (lg) with choice of sauce 40.0

Cajun flathead, remoulade, lemon (lg) 26.0

BBQ jackfruit, spicey bbq, salad (vg, lg) 26.0

All served with chips and salad, or vegetables +2.0

Sauces: garlic butter, gravy, mushroom, peppercorn

Extra sauce +2.0


Chicken parmigiana / 30.0 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

• Just the cluck - no toppings

All served with chips and salad, or vegetables +2.0


A little bit of Tallarook and little bit of Texas, single menu item changes weekly 15.0


Chips with aioli 9.0

Leafy green salad (vg, lg) 10.0

Seasonal vegetables (vg, lg) 10.0


Chicken nuggets and chips 12.0

Steak and chips 12.0

Fish and chips 12.0

Icecream and sprinkles 4.0

A surcharge of 15% applies on public holidays

Although all care is taken in our kitchen, we are unable to guarantee that dishes are completely free of residual nuts, nut oils, fish, egg, sesame, or gluten. Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking and ordering.

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The Hotel

First opened in 1871, Tallarook Hotel has burned down twice and been hit by lightning once. Each rebuild brings something new — like an upstairs balcony in 1929. 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, so it will look a bit rustic for a while.

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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.