Come for the drinks, stay for the character

The face of the Portarlington Grand Hotel; the Front Bar is where the magic happens.

You don’t need to be a local to feel at home and soak up the atmosphere here.

Explore the extraordinary selection of drinks and savour a warm country town welcome like no other.

This space will open in a few months when the remainder of the Grand Plan renovations are completed

Everyone’s a local at the Front Bar

Meet the locals, tell a yarn

Casual dining or perhaps a seafood platter

Friendly Staff that know you by name

Work your way through the local wine list

Book a Table


If we don't get to the phone in time, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
If you are walking by, don't hesitate to pop your head in to make a future booking as well.

Serving meals for Lunch 11.30 - 2.45 and Dinner 5.30 - 8.45.

NOTE: Closed mondays & tuesdays for a while, to allow us some time to set up the renovated spaces. the grand plan is getting close! 


If you have a function equiry for The Atrium or The Lawn, we are taking function bookings from March.

If you are looking for the Bistro or Front Bar, these will most likely commence a bit later in the year.

Send us an enquiry and we will be in touch to see if we can fit it into our grand plan.




Celebrate in The front bar

A special place that can feel intimate and grand at the same time

Food & Drink Packages

Looking to treat someone special? Consider a grand gift voucher. Let the lucky recipient decide their own destiny to experience at the Portarlington Grand Hotel

Cruise direct from Melbourne to Portarlington, with a glass of wine in hand as you cross the bay with Port Phillip Ferries. Arrive in town to enjoy a stay in one of our boutique balcony rooms and dine and drink in our beautiful venue.

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