Kent Hotel
Modern Function Venues

370 Rathdowne St, Carlton North, 3054

The Kent Hotel is one of Carlton North’s oldest and busiest gastropubs. Overlooking beautiful Curtain Square, the Kent’s menu focusses on modern Mediterranean cuisine with a French-Algerian twist.

A stunning wine list with a mix of local and international wines, as well as 6 rotating beer taps, will keep you from ever feeling thirsty.


Get pricing & check the availability on venue hire via phone or email.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
12pm - 10pm 12pm - 11pm 12pm - 11pm 12pm - 11pm 11am - 11pm 11am - 11pm 11am - 10pm
Mon 12pm - 10pm
Tue 12pm - 11pm
Wed 12pm - 11pm
Thu 12pm - 11pm
Fri 11am - 11pm
Sat 11am - 11pm
Sun 11am - 10pm

Pricing and inclusions may be subject to change without notice.


Upstairs (Exclusive Use)

The upstairs area offers exclusive space with a bar, facilities, and TV screens, and is accessible via stairs. You have the option of a shared menu or canapes menu, with a minimum spend requirement.

A sound system is provided for you to play your music, as well as a smart TV (cast or HDMI connection) and a microphone. You can bring your device to plug in, or they can provide one with Spotify. They are happy to discuss the option of having a DJ or a small acoustic band.

You are welcome to bring decorations; just avoid confetti/glitter or anything that could damage the walls.

You have the freedom to arrange the floorplan as per your preference.

Please note that there is no lift access to the private function area so they recommend looking into the options downstairs if you have guests with mobility issues.

They require a $400 deposit along with the signed Terms and Conditions to secure the date.

0 - 110 40 - 60

Downstairs (Flexible Conditions)

On the ground floor, there's three fantastic dining areas: the Back on Curtain Street, the Front at the corner of Rathdowne Street and Curtain, and the Outdoor Sitting/Beer Garden. Both the Back and the Front provide excellent and dedicated table service.

A minimum spend and $400 deposit will be required if you prefer exclusive use of the section. Please refer to the Function Brochure for details. You have the option to book tables for your large group in either section without a minimum spending requirement or deposit. However, please note that in this case, the area will not be exclusively reserved for your event.

For larger groups downstairs, there are shared menus (Base or Deluxe). If there are any dietary requirements within your group, just let the team know in advance. The Shared Menu is perfect for a family-style dining experience, requiring a minimum of 10 people and a $150 deposit. Please note that the menus in the function brochure serve as a sample, and menu prices and items are subject to change.

You are welcome to order from the à la carte menu on the day or pre-order as well. Rest assured, whether you choose the Back or the Front, the attentive staff will provide you with top-notch service.

Please note that bookings are not available for the Beer Garden.

70 - 80 40 - 60