Meet the team behind The Criterion—
A pub filled with beer and history.


Welcome to The Criterion Hotel – a real Aussie pub.

It has been a lifelong dream to open a pub for us, so when the opportunity of owning The Cri popped up, we didn't think twice about it. You might know us as the guys from The Edwards or the guys from Flotilla. We can’t help it. We love bringing people together.

The Criterion is a special venue, full of history and character. We've kept all the pub features people love, like the outdoor tables, the beer garden, different seating sections for you to choose from and rooms. This is a great spot for an arvo beer.

We want to provide a space where people interact with each other, allowing bonding to take place over traditional pub food and some coldies. We want to focus more on what a true pub is – the people and their connection.

Chris Joannou and Zach Scholtz

Top down view of meals
The Cri is welcoming and inclusive. Bring your friends, family, kids and doggos.
We've kept the essence of a traditional pub and added some contemporary elements to create a more open and minimalistic space. It’s an unpretentious place, with a friendly atmosphere.

If you have an event coming up and would like to enquire about our group packages, please contact us and we will get back to you.


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