What Victor Zagame began at The Albion Charles Hotel in 1971 has become the Zagame Corporation – one of the Australian hotel and service industry’s most respected and well known businesses. From that first hotel, to success stories such as Matthew Flinders Hotel, Riversdale Hotel and Skyways International (amongst many others), right up to today’s group of beautiful venues, Zagame’s has grown and improved on Victor’s original ideals with each and every passing year. In fact, it’s not boastful to say that Zagame’s have singlehandedly set the standard for many venues of their kind in Australia today, and of that the family is very proud. The idea was simple; give families top quality food, great service and an atmosphere they would not normally be able to dine in; an alternative to the dark, dingy corner pubs of Victoria’s suburbs. Families have embraced their beautifully appointed venues ever since and imitators continue to appear but never equal the Zagame style. Today Zagame’s continues to grow, with new flair and innovations from Victor’s sons, Victor Jnr and Robert Anthony.
The Zagame hotels, located in Ballarat, Boronia, Berwick, Caulfield and Reservoir, offer attractions that range from state of the art sporting lounges with entertainment facilities to beautiful dining rooms and children’s play areas. Expanding now into world class restaurants, with MPD Steakhouse, which brings together the freshest of produce, the best chefs and a dining experience set to impress all. Over the years, Zagame’s Hotels have had much acclaim and success;
Zagame’s Caulfield – Best Sporting Entertainment Venue
State and National Award – Zagame’s Boronia Hotel – Best Gaming Venue with 51 machines or more
Zagame’s Boronia Hotel – Best Family Dining
Zagame’s Berwick Hotel – Overall Hotel of the Year
Zagame’s Boronia Hotel – Best Keno Venue
Zagame’s Berwick Hotel – Best Sports Bar
Zagame Corporation – Best Hotel Group Operation.
Our late night entertainment venue Spice Market, is one of Melbournes favourite nightspots. With a captivating design and some of the best cocktails and music available, it has been a hotspot for people looking for a fabulous evening out, for over a decade. Once also the home of MoMo, one of Melbournes favourites restaurants.
Finally our accommodation venues consist of two very different but unique properties. Zagame’s Downtowner on Lygon is located in cosmopolitan Carlton. This hotel holds Victoria’s highest NABERS rating for energy and water efficiency and with a move into overseas properties and hotels our family is complete with the sophisticated Grand Hotel and Casino in Vanuatu.
The Zagame’s name continues to earn respect and find new audiences, whilst bringing quality service and smiling faces to all it serves. At Zagame’s we like to think that we continue to write history every day and invite you to become a part of our family’s story.