It’s not often you can sit down to dine with the likes of James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Raquel Welch and even the Queen gazing down at you. Purchased earlier this year by locally born and worldrenown celebrity photographer Darryn Lyons the Elephant & Castle hotel has fast become one of Geelong’s major attractions due to its stunning refurbishment and home to one of the country’s mostprized photographic collections, Images Of Our Time. The exhibition features over 120 iconic photographs adorning the walls of the bistro and function room that can be viewed at your leisure or purchased.
Inside the menu is the finest on offer, created by award winning executive chef Damien Beggs. The menu takes advantage of the fresh and quality produce of the region, with a wine menu of equal quality available at the Elephant & Castle.
Outside in the beer garden, earthy Red Gum tables are scattered around the space with plenty of umbrellas to go round. The beer garden is considerably more relaxed than the venue inside, and is the perfect location to enjoy numerous beers and ciders on tap and 12 other ciders by the bottle.
The space, that comfortably fits 100 people, looks over a quiet park located just minutes from the city – the perfect distance. Eating from the bar menu gives you the chance to enjoy the classics, with a variety of traditional parmis, steaks, fish dishes, soft taco and beef burger sliders on offer.
Elephant & Castle is easily a venue that has the best of both worlds, the fine-dining classy experience of inside, or a casual night out in the beer garden with friends.
Fri & Sat 11am – Midnight
Sun midday – 11pm
158 McKillop St, Geelong