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5.4 /6 Excellent 118 Reviews

Spread Eagle Hotel

Richmond Australian $$$ +100
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About Spread Eagle Hotel

With quality food and first-rate service, the restaurant at The Spread Eagle Hotel really is a cut above those of other historic Melbourne hotels. Right in the heart of Richmond on Bridge Road, ‘The Spready’ has been offering good old-fashioned hospitality for over a century. Winning the hearts of locals and visitors alike with a well-stocked bar, specialty nights all through the week, a buzzing atmosphere and modern Australian cuisine, the Spready is the perfect stop for a few casual drinks or a total wine-and-dine experience.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:30
Spread Eagle Hotel, Bridge Rd 372, 3121 Richmond

Further Information

Cosy and inviting – replete with multiple fireplaces, of course – the Spread Eagle Hotel on Bridge Road oozes old-fashioned charm. A beloved Richmond boozer and one of Melbourne’s historic hotels, the Spready is known for its busy weekends with live entertainment, as well as for its popular modern Australian dining options available every night of the week. There’s also a wide array of group booking packages available and a selection of private function rooms upstairs, so whatever you need for your next event, the Spready’s got you covered, too.

At The Spread Eagle Hotel you can tuck into some Aussie pub food favourites, such as beer-battered Australian fish and chips or the herbed veal schnitzel, or really indulge your taste buds with favourites like the Bultara Saltbush lamb rump, an exquisite dish you would struggle to find find at this value elsewhere in Melbourne. If you’re not after a full-blown meal, simply enjoy some tasty pub snacks that serve as the perfect partner to a pint. As one of Richmond’s most established and best loved pubs (and right in the thick of the action on Bridge Road), it’s never quiet, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!

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118 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 118 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 13:20

Very friendly and attentive service. Delicious food and rockin' band playing 60s and 70s tunes. We will definetly be back again to this hot spot

6 reviews so far 6
05.08.2017 08:30

The Spready is a great place for Food, great drinks on Friday nights the music is very good, you can even watch the footy. Nice open fire on a chilly night. Booking for lunch or dinner, highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
29.07.2017 09:07

Greay pub. Table by the fire and very accomodating staff. Great wine and lovely steak. Good old fashioned pub with a modern flare. Smoking areas sometimes can smell smoke through dining area though

1 review so far 6
27.07.2017 08:47

Love steak night here! Awesome food and staff. Absolutely need to book to come on a Wednesday as it's always packed. The Sunday afternoon sessions look good too, although I haven't tried that yet.

1 review so far 6
01.09.2016 08:25

I was recommended the Spready as the best steak night in town, so popular that reservations are required each and every week. From what looks like your standard old dodgy pub on Bridge Road from the outside, inside is sleek and yet comfortable space, with fabulous welcoming staff and just a great vibe. The star of the day, the steak, did not disappoint. Cooked to perfection, a slab of Porterhouse so big I was unable to finish it, accompanied by a delicious rocket salad and scalloped potato. This was my first visit to the Spready, but it most definitely will not be my last!

1 review so far 5
26.07.2016 08:09

The Spread Eagle Hotel was very responsive when I booked a party of 20 for post-work drinks. They offered to reserve tables near the bar, as well as a dedicated bar menu. The open fire made it cosy and everyone had a fabulous time - I highly recommend the 'Spready' for after work drinks!

1 review so far 5
20.09.2016 08:08

Our food was good and the price was right but what made the visit was the staff. Fantastic. They moved our table after we were seated in a doorway. We ordered KFC which is messy and the manager brought over extra napkins even though she didn't take our order. She just noticed we were eating the wings. Great recommendations from the staff for food choices also. Will go back. It was a Monday night and they were full. I think that tells you something.

2 reviews so far 6
24.07.2016 21:02

Staff are so friendly, helpful and knowledgable about their menu and wines. They give you time to survey the menu and time to enjoy your meal. The food is so delicious. I feel despite the staff telling the chefs what we say, I wish we could thank them personally. The environment is great too. Roaring fire, such a welcoming pub!

1 review so far 5
11.06.2017 20:35

We had a pleasant, enjoyable experience at the Spread Eagle. The food was presented beautifully, without waiting too long. The place had a very nice ambience, a warming open fireplace and a comfortable number of people not overcrowding the dining area. We really enjoyed the food and together with drinks were pleasantly surprised with the final tab. Service was polite and typical of a pub experience.

5 reviews so far 6
15.06.2016 21:15

The Spread Eagle had been my local for years. The local people and staff have always been wonderful. The hospitality amazing, the food always good value. Service attentive. This pub knows their locals and treat them exactly like that. The bar staff all know your name and the drink you are ordering. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 09:06

Great pub atmosphere with a touch of class. Food was excellent as was the service. Being a group of HR practitioners dining, we were sure to pass on our feedback. Just sorry I don't have the young ladies name handy to acknowledge here! Oh, in addition, this can be an important factor for Richmond - parking was easy across the road.

1 review so far 6
20.07.2017 09:24

We had the $18 steak night and it was fantastic value for money! Despite the appearance from the outside, inside the pub is well laid out so you don't feel like you're sat on top of other people. The food was delicious, I'll definitely be back again.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 19:49

We went on steak night and were served the hugest bestest steaks. the sort you would pay $50 for anywhere. They were cooked medium rare as we requested perfectly. it was accompanied by a delicious salad and potato bake. delicious and really unbelievable value at $18.00

1 review so far 6
17.08.2016 20:35

only one caution...steak night is carried out in two shifts, early or late seatings...none the less you can't go wrong with the Spread Eagle Steak night. Excellent food, generous servings, great wines, fantastic welcoming service and all for a pub price. It's fast becoming my local.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 17:29

The Spready is a classic Australian pub with great food and a great atmosphere. Staff are really friendly and the music that they have in on a Friday or Saturday night makes for a fun night out. Always enjoy a night out at the Spready!

1 review so far 5
06.08.2016 08:33

Enjoyed our meal- great service and food. Our table was in drafty spot and it was a cold night so I felt chilled for the duration of the meal. Generally very enjoyable and would go back but would seek different seating position. I was glad to get into car and crank up heater !!

1 review so far 5
15.05.2017 08:28

Great restaurant and great bar area where the food was of a great standard whilst the bar downstairs allowed for a great time to catch up before and after dinner. Service was great and booking online was easy. Certainly a place I am coming again for a business or friends catch up

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 05:23

Great options on the menu, although not hugely extensive, covers lots of variations. Sraff were friendly, quick efficient with service. Dining room is open plan through to the bar, with comfortable seating at low or high tables. Booking was easy and would recommend on the weekend, as it can get busy.

1 review so far 6
10.07.2016 16:26

Was great for a catch up with friends with a 2yr old. Great service and Delicious food. Great variety on the menu from general pub grub to something a little more fancy! Standout desert - I would definitely recommend the tiramisu

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 11:36

Busy front bar. However the staff were efficient and friendly so we didn't have to wait. Booking was confirmed and seen to without any hassles. Food was terrific. Couldn't fault the venue or staff. Great night had by all

3 reviews so far 5
11.05.2016 21:07

Went there for steak night, and it was pretty good - great quality meat but tiny sized sides. Excellent friendly service. Would suggest a kid's menu that is a little more interesting, and a little less like the same old, more or less junk food. Thanks.

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 22:02

Great food with lots of options - chicken in particular was beautifully presented but all meals very tasty. Fantastic service from genuinely happy and helpful staff. And so accommodating with dietary requests - will definitely be back!

6 reviews so far 6
09.02.2017 16:41

Fantastic service as always brought a new friend along and she loved it. A little hot in there last night as it was a hot night so the air con could have been turned up a tad.

1 review so far 5
21.05.2016 08:28

Great food, great service, would've been a perfect score except that it was pretty noisy (Friday night) and got difficult to have a conversation during the peak period of the evening. I'd recommend going during the week, you won't be disappointed.

1 review so far 6
01.06.2017 07:25

6 people, 6 steaks, all perfectly cooked as ordered; cosy room and knowledgeable staff gave us a really good night.we will go again, regularly. The choices of sauces, mustard and horseradish was great.

6 reviews so far 6
19.07.2016 19:14

Sunday Trivia @ the Spreadie is such goof fun. Parkas from $16. They even have cider from $7/ Pint. $50 bucks for 1st prize, $25 bucks for 2nd. Plus bonus booze rounds.

1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 11:14

Such good value, great service and delicious steak. Really flexible staff and love that they let you fix up the bill separately. Great choice of dining options - upstairs, downstairs and outside.

1 review so far 2
16.08.2017 08:53

Food was ok however owing to smoke that kept coming in through the door from outside, I had very bad asthma and for that reason I would never go back. We now have laws to protect people with asthma and from smoke near restaurants. However this pub seems to have bypassed it and doesn't really care much about the patrons. For this reason I wouldn't return. However if you don't mind a lot of smoke and a lot of noise and the inability to hear your own voice then you might enjoy this evening.

1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 09:28

Fantastic sized meals, tasty and satisfying. Will continue to come back time and time again. Excellent atmosphere and traditionally designed building that makes you feel right at home. 5 star experience

5 reviews so far 6
06.09.2016 22:12

$18 for a steak is great value for money. The steak is always cooked to perfection. Sauce is an extra $3 but with it. Staff are always very accommodating and friendly.

1 review so far 6
02.04.2017 08:18

Fantastic service, fantastic meal, fantastic beer...what more can one ask for? Had a great room upstairs with our group and then had a few more drinks listening to the live music!!

5 reviews so far 6
31.07.2016 11:02

Best value steak in Melbourne! Wednesday night is steak night at the spready. The atmosphere is always great with a mix of locals and non locals. Service is attentive and excellent.

2 reviews so far 6
03.07.2016 10:51

Always great. Food and wine and beer lust extensive. A little Exy but worth the extra for the atmosphere which is an intangible. Thanks Ally U R the best 👍

6 reviews so far 6
22.05.2016 10:45

Great at amosphere and great footy pub. Staff are great and meal was delicious, highly recommend. Wednesday steak night is the best the meat is the best I have had

3 reviews so far 5
02.02.2017 09:21

Great value steak and good atmosphere even in the upstairs rooms. Good selection of tap beers to complement the meal and attentive staff. Definitely go back on a regular basis based on the initial experience.

1 review so far 6
26.06.2017 07:41

Good food and friendly atmosphere. Went on a cold evening and it was very warm and cosy. Friendly service and although busy the staff were very attentive and efficient.

1 review so far 6
18.12.2016 19:46

Wow..Amazing food and service...A hidden gem. Not too crowded, great pub ambience. Excellent value for money. Easy to get to from city. Highly recommend for a casual dining experience.

1 review so far 6
15.12.2016 11:08

The steak succulent and the dessert delicious. Our wine was the Heathcote shiraz, which was sublime. The atmosphere was very convivial and the staff were knowledgeable, courteous and efficient.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 07:53

We just keep coming back thanks to the friendly staff, great selection of food, and terrific variety of wines. The fireplace in winter makes the place feel like home.

6 reviews so far 6
28.08.2016 18:30

Great vibrant pub. Great quality food & beverages. Sunday quiz is a fun time. Going up against the local teams. There is prizes from $50 to free booze. 👏👏😃

6 reviews so far 6
10.08.2016 21:20

Always great service and yummy food, my Richmond favourite. Remember to book as gets booked out early. Only negative is they had run out of the cheap wine lol

1 review so far 5
28.07.2016 10:23

Booking easy; service great; food and wine great. Very cold night so warming open fires very welcoming. Enjoyed the vibe of people playing cards, some post footy people and other diners. Cosy and friendly.

2 reviews so far 6
30.03.2017 10:21

Great steak for $18! my mate had the parma and i had a little bit of food envy also. Both meals where great and will be going back

4 reviews so far 6
22.09.2016 09:53

great place, great service, great steak!! All round lovely experience in a well presented pub. My girlfriends and I thoroughly enjoyed steak night and will be back :)

1 review so far 5
11.01.2017 19:39

We all had the Wednesday steak night special and every steak was cooked perfectly, great value at $18. Did not like being put upstairs as the was no atmosphere but service was exceptional.

2 reviews so far 5
07.09.2016 20:20

Always enjoy steak night at the Spready. Table service, friendly staff, nice neighbourhood atmosphere, excellent steaks and wine list. The almond chocolate cake was also much better than you'd expect from a pub.

6 reviews so far 6
26.05.2016 08:08

The Staff , menu choices, wine selections. & beers are all excellent Sunday quiz is great free fun too. I would highly recommend going to The Spreadie

6 reviews so far 6
03.06.2016 08:33

We always have a great time at the Spreadie. Great food, service and quality wine ,beer, cocktails. Footy tipping & Free Sunday Trivia. $ 50.00 1st prize.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2017 20:59

Great food and wine pub. Awesome steak on Wednesday steak night. Good prices. easy to make an online reservation. Staff were fantastic. We will definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 20:44

Steak night ... always a great meal with a well matched wine list ... the service is friendly and you always feel welcome. Will definitely be back