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The Retreat Hotel

5 Reviews
(03) 9417 2693

226 Nicholson St

Abbotsford, VIC, 3067

226 Nicholson St

Abbotsford, VIC, 3067

The Retreat Hotel

Where they filmed "The Sullivan's"

The Retreat Hotel has established a fine reputation over many years and is one of Melbourne's best examples of an early century English pub.
Its original leadlight, authentic tiling and heritage timber panelling combine to form a unique hotel full of warmth and welcoming appeal.
The Dining Room delights with its its treasures of yesteryear and satisfies the palate with its popular gourmet and good value meals.
"The Carringbush Room" is the perfect venue to commemorate and celebrate with a choice of sit down or stand up finger food menus. It is also suitable for business meetings and presentations with morning tea, luncheons and afternoon tea being available.
The Retreat Hotel is open 7 days lunch and dinner with Sunday Jazz.

Contact details

(03) 9417 2693

Dining Options

  • A-la-carte
  • Eat-in
  • Corporate Dining
  • Private Room
  • Coffee
  • Functions
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  • Modern Australian
  • Gluten Free
  • International


  • Licensed


  • Bar
  • Private Function
  • Family Friendly
  • Group Bookings
  • Live Music
  • Function Room
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Price Guide

  • Entrees under $20
  • Mains $20-$30

Payment options

  • AMEX
  • Visa
  • Cash
  • MasterCard


  • Dinner
  • Lunch


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local star
492 Reviews
OVER 3 years AGO

This place is not that convenient to get to due to its location. It is very quiet and can be relaxing if you are after that silence sort of atmosphere. The price of their food is a bit expensive. I only ordered a pint of beer then jetted off to the local kebab shop for a cheap hunger fix. Their staff were okay about it and were nice and friendly.

David Sarkies
local star
1285 Reviews
OVER 3 years AGO

This is actually quite a nice little pub hidden away in leafy Abbotsford. Okay, I would hardly say that it's in the back streets considering that there is a main road that runs past it, however it is still somewhat out of the way to make it a nice relaxing place to have a beer. In fact this charming little place has a number of rooms which makes up the larger restaurant out the back, which further adds to the charm of the place. Sure, the front bar is actually quite small, but then this place seems to be trying to capture the spirit of the old style pub, while not being full of the old men chugging their beers and moaning about life. I probably wouldn't go as far as calling this place a trendy establishment, rather I would probably look at it more as a rather old-fashion, and quite charming, pub.

wavina vienne
OVER 5 years AGO

love to eat here. .delicious food they offered. . nice place, very spacious. great staff. . simply love it!

OVER 9 years AGO

Pie of the day enjoyed with a glass of shiraz and the warmth of an open fire would have to be one of the ultimate comfort food experiences.

OVER 10 years AGO

A great Hotel with a lot of character and a fantasic menu in the dining room.

Famed for being the location where the "Sullivans" used to enjoy a drink, it boasts one of the best pub menus in the city, from Lamb Shanks to the ever popular Fish and Chips, they all take beating.

Great host and hostess as well


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