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Victoria Hotel Yarraville is the Ultimate Family Friendly Pub

After an exciting renovation, the Victoria Hotel is serving up the ultimate family-friendly pub experience!

The pub that proudly began serving Yarraville in 1873 has been completely refurbished with a gorgeous new beer garden, playground, bistro dining with smaller kids playroom, plus beautiful function rooms.

Recently, we were invited to spend a lovely and refreshing afternoon at the pub. Here’s a little look at our time there.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville
Victoria Hotel Yarraville

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

Victoria Hotel’s impressive and partly undercover beer garden can hold up to 140 people and includes large dining tables, a dedicated bar and kids playground.

Most of our visit was spent in the bistro and indoor kid’s playroom. Designed to be the perfect space for families who want to get out and enjoy a meal while their little ones stay safe, happy and entertained.

Vic Hotel Yarraville Amy Gardner ()

As an ode to the local area, the playroom has been designed as a mini-Yarraville.

The playroom includes a variety of fun activities such as drawing and colouring, a reading corner with books, a large TV screen, magnetic stickers to decorate the wall, and a café cubby complete with play food. My kids also enjoyed the soft play blocks and the train to sit in and climb on.

The mini tables for colouring-in activities are great, and kids can easily roam from one activity to another while still within sight of the dining table and supervising parents.

Vic Hotel Yarraville Amy Gardner ()

To top off the kid-friendly experience the family pub also provides high chairs, disabled toilets and free onsite parking.

Weekends invite a relaxed vibe with live music performances in the beer garden.

And every Sunday is Kids Funday! From 12-3pm there’s different fun kids entertainment, such as face-painting and balloon twisting.

Vic Hotel Yarraville Amy Gardner

When it comes to food, Victoria Hotel serves a delectable menu not just for adults but for kids as well!

During our visit, we order a few things off the kid’s menu including pizza and chicken nuggets, all of which is devoured enthusiastically. The nuggets and chips came in a fun meal box with some healthy carrot and celery sticks, which was nice to see.

The adults graze on various items including garlic focaccia and dip, salt and pepper calamari, crispy chicken burger and the chicken parmigiana.

Each of the dishes is generously proportioned and could easily be the main meal for a light eater.

Vic Hotel Yarraville Amy Gardner ()

Other menu highlights: For starters the Lamb Skewers with cucumber yoghurt and herb salad, and Popcorn Shrimp Tacos with avocado and salsa. Freshly made pizzas include the Chilli Prawn, Double Pepperoni and Marinated Veg with Goat’s Cheese & Pesto.

Kids enjoy dedicated menu options as well as soft serve ice cream with DIY toppings!

As well as the excellent food the service is fast and friendly (you order food via the app or at the bar), which made our visit such an easy family-friendly dining experience.

Vic Hotel Yarraville Amy Gardner ()

This wonderful family pub can be found at 188 Hyde Street, Yarraville and is open every Monday to Sunday from 12pm.

Keep an eye out for their rotation of special offers too, including weekday Happy Hour 3-5pm, $20 midweek lunch deal, and kids eat free Monday with the purchase of any main course, and more.

Victoria Hotel Yarraville

Hot Tips for visiting Victoria Hotel Yarraville

  • Giant beer garden with undercover seats and an outdoor playground;
  • Indoor playroom with bistro dining for easy supervision;
  • Playroom caters well to toddler and babies;
  • Check out the soft serve ice cream station with DIY toppings;
  • Every Sunday is Kids Funday! From 12-3pm enjoy extra kids entertainment;
  • Separate dining areas and function rooms available;
  • High chairs and baby change facilities;
  • Open from 12pm seven days a week;
  • Car parking onsite.
Victoria Hotel Yarraville

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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