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The Apollo Bay Hotel is located on the Great Ocean Road, 2.5 hours drive west of Melbourne on one of the most scenic drives in the world.
Apollo Bay is renowned for its magnificent beaches, Otway rainforest and waterfalls and only a short distance from the famous Twelve Apostles. The hotel has a reputation for great local seafood and friendly service all whilst enjoying magnificent ocean views and the atmosphere of a small coastal town. The Apollo Bay Hotel also caters for local and international tour groups of all sizes. We provide very prompt service and will gladly offer a variety of menus to suit your group. All enquiries welcome.
Situated in the idyllic township of Apollo Bay, the Great Ocean Hotel is a great place to relax with family and friends whilst enjoying some of the majestic views from the picturesque Great Ocean Road. Enjoy a freshly prepared meal in our dining room or outdoor courtyard, or relax and enjoy a drink in our bar. We are located at the 'Top End' of town, adjacent to the Golf Course and Marina.
Whether it is a quiet meal for two, or a party for several, the Great Ocean Hotel is the choice for any occasion!
The Great Ocean Hotel is open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Call us on 03 5237 6240 to book a table, or email us via our link with your request.
We look forward to serving you soon!!
Serenely situated in Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road, the Great Ocean Hotel and Bistro laps up the sea views, soft breeze and sun-kissed skies, making it a truly coastal dining experience. You’ll feel right at home at this welcoming venue; here you can play a round of pool or linger in the courtyard with a drink before enjoying some filling pub style fare, either inside or alfresco. Prepared using fresh local produce, the Great Ocean Hotel and Bistro’s menu might include sauteed tiger prawns in creamy garlic sauce, served with jasmine rice, or the ever popular porterhouse steak served on seeded mustard potato mash with vegetables and your choice of sauce.
Inside, the new Chris’s Restaurant matches its surroundings, with sandstone floors and polished native redgum and blackwood timber. The main dining room radiates around a polished brushbox log over eight metres high, like the centre-pole of a marquee, giving the room a light and airy feel. The floor-to ceiling windows bring the Otways close in.
At sunset the lights of Apollo Bay come on, and at night the lighting around “Chris’s” illuminates the ferns and the manna gums (where koalas often feed). The different floor levels give almost every table a good view. There is a wood fire to greet diners in winter, and the specially glazed windows retain the warmth in cold weather. In summer, when it can be hot, even up on the hill, the restaurant is air-conditioned.