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The Federal, North Geelong (VIC)
The Federal, North Geelong (VIC)
The Federal, North Geelong (VIC)

The Federal

8/10
41
13-35 Mackey St, 3215 North Geelong (VIC)See map

Average price A$35

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Restaurant menu

Average price A$35
Hollandaise
A$2
Tomato, Egg, hash brown, spinach
A$3
Chorizo
A$4

Reviews

8/10
Very good42 reviews
7.9/10

Food

8.1/10

Service

8/10

Ambience

9-10

7-8

5-6

3-4

1-2

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  • Jayne H.
    Jayne H.

    December 20, 20221 review

    6.5/10

    Was dissappointing, needed cash to pay? Not everyone carries cash or does bank transfer Food was ok.

  • Casey N.
    Casey N.

    December 8, 20221 review

    5/10

    The food was quite expensive for the quality and size we received. Service was ok and our service was nice, however she did make some comments that were slightly unprofessional .Not sure we would go back.

  • Jill L.
    Jill L.

    November 29, 20221 review

    10/10

    Set in the heart of the historic Geelong Mill, this cafe and restaurant is beautiful in both style and ambience. The staff are friendly, kind and helpful and the food was amazing. I had the Federal Breakfast which was a hearty meal that sustained me most of the day. I would highly recommend this location to others, in fact I already have. It was lovely, after my meal, to wander the gardens and grounds and recall it’s history and significance for the region

  • Traci B.
    Traci B.

    November 26, 20221 review

    6.5/10

    Feel like we were rushed out and actually over charged, would have liked to see the bill presented at the table or our order confirmed at the register.

  • NIGEL D.
    NIGEL D.

    November 22, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    Good menu with wide range of offerings. Servings sizes were good, not too much or too small. Flavours were excellent, and meals were well-presented. Pity more people were not there, to improve the ambience, but it was a Tuesday lunchtime after all!

  • Janet M.
    Janet M.

    November 15, 20221 review

    6.5/10

    I liked the restaurant. Disappointed when we tried to order from the Breakfast (all day) to be told it wasn't available.I was looking forward to having Eggs Benedict. Menu needs to be reworded. I ordered the fish but that was disappointing. I would have LOVED to have had a vegetarian meal eg Vege Burger but sadly that was not available.

  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl H.

    September 30, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    The cafe was just what we were looking for. Comfy, great staff and nice food. Reasonable charge. North side of town gem. Will be back for more relaxing catch ups with friends in a superbly devoted venue.

    The Federal (Owner)

    Thanks kindly for your valuable feedback, we really appreciate your time. Have a great day ahead

  • Jen C.

    December 10, 20201 review

    3.5/10

    Don't waste your money. Very limited menu and food was awful. The service itself wasn't too bad, a bit bored supposedly. There wasn't many people in the restaurant but it took a long time and they charge like a wounded bull

  • Rachel D.

    December 2, 20201 review

    9/10

    The food was very tasty and well priced. It wasn't super busy at lunch being a Wednesday. The service was good with the food coming out quick from the kitchen.

  • Sally P.

    November 13, 20201 review

    5/10

    We were extremely disappointed by what was on the handwritten menu. We understand that thanks to COVID menus may be reduced but the basic meals were nothing like the menu on their website which they should have stressed online. They also only had one menu so we had to wait to view it. No prices were listed so we had to ask. Ended up only having coffee and going to nearby cafe to eat instead.

  • Tash B.

    November 11, 20201 review

    9/10

    Did not get our servers name but she was amazing and even stayed back when we didn’t realise she was closed an hour before- (Fork booking issue) quick, friendly service very happy customers

  • Meryl B.

    July 25, 20198 reviews

    10/10

    Great atmosphere

  • - -

    January 27, 20191 review

    7.8/10

    Good service, food is reasonably priced and the venue is one that has real potential given it's size and differing areas, bars, dining, booths, casual etc. Location of North Geelong has real appeal for Melbourne visitors.

  • Jennifer M.

    January 18, 20192 reviews

    10/10

    Great food, beautiful setting, great prices

  • Amy B.

    September 15, 20182 reviews

    8/10

    Had to move one of our tables over ourselves so it had a gap and was more accessible for people to get out to go to the bathroom but other than that it was very good!

  • Meryl B.

    February 28, 20188 reviews

    8/10

    Worth a visit, caters well to people with dietary restrictions. Unfortunately the order my husband made was unavailable- a substitution was made without him being asked.

  • - -

    January 13, 20182 reviews

    10/10

    I had the falafel which was perfect size for lunch and was bursting with flavours. The coffee was also really good.

  • Gary R.

    August 22, 201735 reviews

    9/10

    Was very surprised how good this place was food, service and atmosphere all excellent will differently keep going back.

  • - -

    August 11, 20171 review

    6/10

    Negatives- some of the meals were cold and served on cold plates. Also lacked seasoning. Drinks service was very slow. Would have ordered more drinks but wait would be too long. Lack of vegetarian options Positives- staff very friendly and attentive. Awesome building Food was well presented

  • Annette R.
    Annette R.

    July 15, 20172 reviews

    7/10

    Sunday lunch/brunch with Live music.

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More information

Opening time
Open today

Monday
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thursday
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

How to get to the restaurant

13-35 Mackey St, 3215, North Geelong (VIC), Australia

About the restaurant

Head to North Geelong for a relaxed weekend lunch with the girls at The Federal. The beautiful venue is serving up equally beautiful food. Be sure to order the wild mushroom risotto, or the chicken wrapped in prosciutto. You can't go wrong!

Best dish: wild mushroom risotto

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