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A guide to Palace Hotel, Camberwell

A guide to Palace Hotel, Camberwell

With its relaxed atmosphere, thirst-quenching selection of craft beer and delicious pub grub, Palace Hotel is the perfect Camberwell pub to enjoy a good time.

This old-fashioned watering hole is Camberwell’s go-to destination for any occasion, from live entertainment and hassle-free functions to after-work drinks and catch ups with friends.

If you want to prop yourself at the bar to watch your favourite sport, take the family out for a quality meal, or sit back and sample the vast array of craft brews and ciders, this grand old Camberwell pub has you covered.

A Camberwell pub with a rich history

This iconic Camberwell pub has stood the test of time – and moved forward with it.

Designed by MW Woolf and built for 7,000 pounds, the 43-room hotel was opened by the Mayor of Hawthorn on July 30, 1888.

Located next to the Camberwell railway station, the pub was perfectly positioned to welcome weary travellers.

These days, Palace Hotel remains a treasured locale loved by locals and visitors alike for its old-school atmosphere.

Good pub food

Staying true to its mission to provide quality food at great prices, Palace Hotel’s bistro menu is loaded with classic pub staples.

There’s the mouth-watering chicken parma, crunchy fish and chips, a grazier’s slow-cooked beef pie with all the trimmings, and an eye-popping array of succulent steaks to choose from.

Kids are spoiled for choice too with a selection of battered fish, crispy chicken nuggets, mini burgers or chicken schnitzel, and there’s a tasty senior’s menu to boot.

All the dishes are prepared on-site using fresh ingredients from local suppliers. The chef’s specials board also changes weekly, so there’s always a variety of options on offer.

Palace Hotel bar (credit Palace Hotel Facebook)
Palace Hotel pool room (credit Palace Hotel Facebook)

Bars and beer

Palace Hotel takes pride in showcasing a vast array of Victorian, Australian, and international beverages.

With plenty of craft beers on tap, including White Rabbit, Wild Yak and Fat Yak Ale, and a great range of bottled brews, beer aficionados will be saying ‘bottoms up!’ before they know it.

The laidback Sports Bar is the ideal spot to relax and watch a match.

If you happen to be a fan of mixed martial arts, you’ve come to the right place at Palace Hotel! This Camberwell pub is the official home of UFC, dedicated to showing every bout live, loud, and free.

Functions and entertainment

Your one-stop shop for fun, Palace Hotel is renowned for its live entertainment, including bands, original artists, comedians, and DJs.

Trivia buffs will rejoice at the news that the pub’s popular trivia night is back, featuring free entry and great prizes every week.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect location to host your next big occasion, your prayers have been answered.

The hotel’s unique function space, the Burke Bar, has everything needed for a memorable event, including a private bar, dance floor, great sound and lighting system, projector, plasma TVs, lounge area, and pool tables.

Enjoy a fine Camberwell pub at the Palace Hotel

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to meet a mate, enjoy top-notch pub grub, sup on some crafty beer or watch the match, your search ends at Camberwell’s finest pub – the Palace Hotel.


Image credit: Interior and food images courtesy Palace Hotel Facebook page.



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