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Trumpet Bar

$$ - $$$, International,
3/16 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 5770
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (9 reviews)
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Bar, International, Australian, Wine Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3/16 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came over from Perth WA on a short break, and stumbled upon ‘The Trumpet Bar’ What a place, so so friendly. Food was excellent and those cocktails were amazing. I’ll certainly be back here again on my next visit to the island..

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank batman882
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with friends. Atmosphere was good. Food was barely edible. We ordered a selection of the very limited menu and found the nasi goreng salty over spiced and inedible. The fajitas and burgers were ok. The best thing on the menu was the garlic pizza...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HappyLitKanga
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Right on the foreshore the bar is a relaxing friendly place to have a quiet drink or feed with friends. More an adult bar with the live music a real hit always. Have done unique beers as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DShalders
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Easy atmosphere, live music, very tasty foods. Great hamburgers and chicken burger. Not a fast good place. It takes time for thr food to arrive - a sign for freshness.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tali K
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Yummy food and good service. We hadn’t tried Trumpet Bar before but will definitely be going back. Chicken burritos were delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 33kanem
Reviewed 10 September 2018

My partner and I had drinks and dinner here on a Saturday evening. The atmosphere was great, the acoustics of the venue were good for the live music that was being hosted. The service at the bar was great and the Espresso Martini Happy Hour...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Martin A
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Came on a Friday night and it was nothing short of amazing! The food was amazing, the staff were so friendly and amazing and the live music was just an added bonus! Will definitely be back next time we are on the Island

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 218georgias
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Sitting by the sea and enjoying cocktails and beautiful music. The trumpet Bar meets all expectations for a romantic afternoon and evening. If you feel like having something to eat, they serve beautiful platters. Strongly reccomend the Trumpet Bar.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank C189MDpeterd
Reviewed 30 July 2018

nice little place at on the waterfront of Cowes, Phillip Island good selection of food and drinks - reasonably priced

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank 747rebeccav
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Walked in without reservation, a quiet Sunday night so had no problems getting a table. Prompt and friendly service. The nasi goreng was superb, apparently so was the burger. Would happily come back on our next visit to Cowes.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank iancm25
Andrew K, Owner at Trumpet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review and for visiting us at the Trumpet Bar! We appreciate your comments on the Nasi Goreng, Trumpet Burger and our friendly staff! We look forward to having you back!

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Annette F
6 November 2017|
Response from Islandthunder | Property representative |
Hi Annette, we're getting back into good habits, on our Facebook page, you'll find our November Callander, and by week's end - you'll also get the December one too. We have just been too busy, we've recently undergone... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$26
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3/16 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 5770
  • E-mail
We are quite a unique venue at The Trumpet Bar, we are a Restaurant, provide Live Music Thursday-Saturday and also have an extensive drinks list that contains cocktails, craft beers, and an exquisite wine collection.
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