An unpretentious sports bar and bistro serving up good old Australian cuisine and a wide range of drinks, Malvernvale Hotel is a the first point of call for many of Malvern’s locals with its extensive menu and affordable prices. This bar on Malvern Road draws in crowds on a big game day with its wide screen TVs and betting terminals, so to score one of the best seats here you’re advised to book in advance!
Whether it’s to enjoy a three-course meal with family or for some snacks to go along with your drinks while watching a sports game, Melbourne’s Malvernvale Hotel has a menu jam-packed with choices. Start off with some tempura prawns or homemade braised pork spring rolls and then try some of Malvernvale Hotel’s speciality chicken parmigiana, or go for a pizza like the Mexican topped with salami, roasted capsicum, chorizo, spanish onion, Napoli sauce and mozzarella.
Some other delicious options on the menu at this Malvern hotspot include pan-fried barramundi with pumpkin puree and broccolini in a cherry tomato and red pesto sauce served with scallops, and the beef & Guinness pie, as well as an array of pastas and salads. On a game day, Malvern’s Malvernvale Hotel is the place to be, attracting sports fans from all over Melbourne with its buzzing atmosphere, great drinks deals and tasty bar food. Make your reservation at this Malvern Road favourite in advance to avoid disappointment!
I lovely open fire, homemade tomato soup. Perfect for winter. Relaxed atmosphere and not crowded today. Comfortable seating. Great menu. A challenge to find parking but ok in the end.
Another great meal! Loved the flounder and also tried the Ocotpus which was delicious for a starter. Great service from the staff at the Malvernvale as well.
The Malvernvale is our go to place for a counter meal on a friday night. Service is great, food is satisfactory and we always enjoy ourselves.
Absolutely love this place. A fantastic range of food on the menu. The food is always cooked to perfection. Great value for money, friendly atmosphere and the staff are always exceptionally friendly and helpful. Our favourite place for dining. 5 star
We regularly meet with friends to share a meal. The quality and tastiness of the meals seems to be 'pot luck' as to who is in the kitchen. Last Saturday, one of our party told staff the veal was dreadful. Two of us had the chicken breast with vegetables. The sauce for this was supposedly rosemary flavoured but the chicken was drenched in it and it was completely tasteless. Management should completely review the menu as they are trying to present too many options which is resulting in a very hit and miss experience. Such a shame as it is a nice venue and pleasant environment and friendly staff. Why not completely review the menu? Do less and do it well. Suggest having several good pub 'standards' and then a few seasonal well chosen mains. A few good simple pastas and quality sides. Have some pride in your establishment by not settling for very ordinary. Why do I want to go out and pay for very average tasteless food when I can cook much better at home???
Excellent beer selection (and well priced); good wine selection (although some a little expensive); wide variety of food, good tasty meals - the four of us all had something different and we were all happy with our respective meals. Had to send a very ordinary cappuccino back, but the replacement was better. Very busy and unfortunately noisy because of that, despite carpeted floors. Overall, very good and would return.
The Dining Room is nice and bright with linen tablecloths which is so rare in a pub these days. Food was excellent. Very big helpings that some of us could not finish, much to our dismay. Will certainly go again.
We went on steak night and I had the porterhouse which was cooked as requested and a good cut..great value at $20. The bar service is friendly and efficient. I found the sticky date pudding a little disappointing, more like a muffin with some sauce on the side.
Great now that the pokies have been pushed to one end and practically invisible as these were an eye sore and brought the atmosphere of the hotel right down. The hotel is more vibrant now and the meals are lovely and staff very friendly.
The newly renovations of the dining area is brilliant. A large selection on menu but the meals are huge . I wish staff would not clear tables until everyone has finished their meal on the table . A pet hate and service 101.