Best Known For

Veal parmigiana

About Kent Hotel

Established in 1873 in the heart of Rathdowne Village, the Kent Hotel is one of Carlton North’s earliest buildings. Today this well-loved local pub has changed with the times, but is still a big believer in tradition; friends and family gather to celebrate any occasion from special events to after-work drinks whether chilling out on leather Chesterfield couches or dining in a private room. Expect an exciting menu of Mod Oz and Mediterranean dishes, such as starters of calamari fritti and green chilli mayo; or grilled octopus, chorizo and tomato compote. Perhaps twirl your fork around housemade linguine with crab and bottarga; or pick up a slice of pizza topped with hot salami, scamorza and roast pepper. Make sure to leave room for ricotta doughnuts and passionfruit curd for a sweet finish.

Location & Map

370 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North 3054 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Wed  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Thu  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Fri  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Sat  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM
Sun  11:30:AM - 9:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 100 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (10)


We had a group lunch of 11 people and experienced the feed me menu which was served and presented beautifully. The food was liked by all and we will definitely coming back


1st rate food, wine & service
All our meals ordered were exactly to our tastes, and I'd love to left alone in their wine cellar for just 5 minutes. The wait staff were attentive, efficient and unobtrusive. Occasionally the chatter in the room became a little loud, but we could converse.



Have been going to the Kent for many years and the service and food never disappoint!


The local that is so easy to love!!
We have been coming to the Kent for years - that says something - but the food seems to be getting better and better!! It is also hard to beat the environment when sitting outside on a warm day or night watching the local world go by! Service is always friendly and professional. A destination - we're just lucky to live close by!!


Lovely night, thank you


Great service & great food & great ambience


The Kent continues its excellent food and service
Every aspect of a visit to The Kent is outstanding. They have managed to continue to produce exceptional food and service throughout the covid period.


A local institution
Great food and great staff


Great service. Staff were very attentive and we’re happy to oblige our requests.