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The Federal

Average price A$35

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price A$35
    Special request
Hollandaise
A$2
Tomato, Egg, hash brown, spinach
A$3
Chorizo
A$4
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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Lisa I.
    Lisa I.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    Food was lovely just would have made for a better dining experience if staff were more friendly and showed more attention to our table.

  2. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    8.75/10

    Our waitress was great but the waitress who was making coffees and fixing up accounts could learn to smile more and be more friendly!

  3. Meryl B.
    Meryl B.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Great atmosphere

  4. Graeme B.
    Graeme B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Clearer marking of where toilets are would be helpful from the bar end which is a fair way down . Otherwise I liked the place . I will go back there.

  5. Michelle M.
    Michelle M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We meet once a month here for great coffee, yummy food and wonderful service - can't wait to try the new menu next month

  6. Bernadette B.
    Bernadette B.
    • one review
    6.75/10

    I was not overly impressed, the atmosphere was great, the place is very nice, the food took quite a while to come out and was not overly impressive,unfortunately as it is a convenient location. There are not many options on this side of town.

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    8.5/10

    I would definitely go back again

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews
    8.75/10

    Generous servings, nice coffee and accommodating staff.

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    10/10

    Relaxing atmosphere, low noise level, friendly staff, went back for coffee cake

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 250 reviews
    10/10

    We meet up once a month as a group and have never been disappointed

  11. Michelle M.
    Michelle M.
    • 2 reviews
    8.25/10

    Great for a regular brunch catchup with friends

  12. Martin C.
    Martin C.
    • one review
    7.75/10

    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.

  13. Jennifer M.
    Jennifer M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food, beautiful setting, great prices

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    6/10

    Food was lovely but the wait was very very very long. About 45/50mins plus. Staff did apologise but only after 45mins. We didn’t mind so much as we were catching up with family we hadn’t seen in awhile and chatting etc but if it was just my husband, our 1 year old and myself it would of been hard to take. Wait staff also seemed very young and too relaxed/causal.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    8.75/10

    Enjoyable lunch, great ambience and friendly service. The falafels and calamari were both great choices. Good coffee finished a pleasant meal

  16. Amy B.
    Amy B.
    • one review
    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!

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 256 reviews
    4.25/10

    When the food came out it didn't match what was on the menu, took nearly an hour for the starters (flat bread and dips) to come out. Some of the meals that were ordered didn't come out, there was only one other group there at the time as well. The only positive was the friendly staff, who look so embarrassed and kept apologizing.

  18. Emma M.
    Emma M.
    • one review
    8.25/10

    Delicious food!! Would love to see more Vegetarian dinner options.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    8.25/10

    Very enjoyable dining experience as usual and I really like the fact that there is plenty of space. You are not squashed up together with other diners as in some restaurants. Lunchtime menu is a bit sparse on variety, with really only the chicken burger or the steak burger to my liking. Probably need to add a couple of other choices such as lamb racks/cutlets fish or steak.

  20. Albi S.
    Albi S.
    • one review
    6/10

    The Pizza quality was just lacking, we a group of 4 all shared a similar leaning toward disappointment. My own was luke warm, we weren't asked how things were going or for additional drinks, coffee nor desserts.

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How to get to the restaurant

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

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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