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Elephant and Wheelbarrow

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94-96 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03-9639-8444
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Television

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice 'Pommie feel' Pub

Great selection of beers on tap, the food menu had a good selection and not bad for a pub grub. Having spent a day at the tennis walking back from the Arenas up Exhibition St this place was on the corner and came just at the right time for a cold beer. Turns out it's a popular after work quick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Restless59
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of beers on tap, the food menu had a good selection and not bad for a pub grub. Having spent a day at the tennis walking back from the Arenas up Exhibition St this place was on the corner and came just at the right time for a cold beer. Turns out it's a popular after work quick... More 

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Thank Restless59
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were down in Melbourne as a big group like over 20 of us and liked the look of this menu and went to try it out as they had the tennis on the Tv (Being tennis season in melbourne this only seemed right) so we were all happy sitting upstairs however then the Manager suddenly changed the channel and... More 

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Thank Jjoohhnnoo
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this to be a charming pub. Staff were very good and we were happy to have a few drinks here. Was a bit pricey though.

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Thank Tim P
Poole, United Kingdom
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680 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked this place because it reminded me of a London pub back home. There is memorabilia on the walls and nice woodwork for the bar and a good selection of British beer with Tetleys, London Pride and Speckled Hen on tap. The toilets are upstairs but I did notice a a lift (elevator). I also had a pint of... More 

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Thank Dorsetbruce
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to celebrate finishing another qualification. You go up to the bar to order your meals, but the staff bring the meals when they are ready. You get your own jugs of water and glasses. Food was ok; edible, but nothing fantastic was what hubby and sons said. Fairly large serves that satisfied the hunger.

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Thank Sharon T
Massachusetts
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here the food was very good and reasonably priced. We sat upstairs as it was a bit crowed on the main floor. We ordered our food and drinks at the bar, which makes it much easier. We both had the shepherd's pie, it was excellent. The beers were also good and they have a good selection. The... More 

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Thank 605harry
Columbus, Ohio
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pub with wonderful fish and chips! Remember to order at the bar, then you will be given a pager when your food is ready. Great to sit and talk with locals in the pub.

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Thank gsb1158
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick pre-dinner drink. The bar tender was very helpful and friendly. I was wanting to try a beer like Kilkenny but a different brand for a change. He gave me great advise. Always find the other patrons friendly.

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Thank jayde43
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here a few times during my stay and was made most welcome.food was very nice and reasonably priced and most nights they would have entertainment, whether it be a band a duo or a comedian. Well worth a visit!

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Thank terry28041959
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the ideal meeting place with friends for a drink. The service is fast and the alcohol is very reasonably priced. The atmosphere is very warm and accepting. It is a comfortable setting to relax and laugh. It is not formal so you can come as you are and feel like you belong.

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Thank SaffronWood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94-96 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 03-9639-8444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.