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Lincoln Hotel, The

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91 Cardigan St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 4666
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Lincoln is a grand old Melbourne pub. It served its first beer back in...
The Lincoln is a grand old Melbourne pub. It served its first beer back in 1854 and is still serving great beer and food today.
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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
At last a decent pub in Carlton!

I wrote a review of this place a while back which was less than flattering. However! A change of owners has seen The Lincoln blossom into the perfect neighbourhood bar. The food menu is small but well thought out and each dish of the highest quality. They have combined the atmosphere of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
20pence
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I wrote a review of this place a while back which was less than flattering. However! A change of owners has seen The Lincoln blossom into the perfect neighbourhood bar. The food menu is small but well thought out and each dish of the highest quality. They have combined the atmosphere of a friendly local with top notch food. Staff... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The concept is a little strange. On one hand there is the food. Much of it is served in quite small tapas-like servings. The ingredients are of good quality, the compositions are not just standard and it tastes quite good. In the other hand the setting is a normal pub. The whole thing is quite loud, music is playing and... More 

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Melbourne Australia
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Followed a recommendation to "give the Lincoln a try". Pleased we did... Not your average pub and better than most "Gastro-pubs". Excellent range of small, medium and larger plates to share and we found the choice difficult and what we chose was delicious. From the tiny, exquisite crab on corn cracker through to the pork belly and triple cooked chips.... More 

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Melbourne
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Went for a few drinks with friends, ended up staying the entire night. The food is excellent. The croquettes are an absolute must. There was an excellent drinks list with quite a few great craft beers, and some lovely wines.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a pleasant place to meet for drinks in the bar area. When you move through to the dining area you enter a nice relaxed zone where conversation can be heard and enjoyed with your table mates. Although the menu choice is limited, what ever you order will be enjoyed. I had the pork and apple sausage served on... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Found this place while looking for a bottle o, a really great find. Bit of a time warp with craft beers on tap, friendly staff and good prices. Decided to stay for an ale and watch the cricket!

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Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This pub maintains its original charm with terrazzo floors, the front bar & a sense of reasonably run down old pub. But don't be fooled - explore the dining room. Refurbed and with a good menu, with the current trend of shared platters, as well as the "stand alone" dishes. I was pleasantly surprised. A discerning colleague who works nearby,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I have been to this pub for a number of years. At least 3 different owners. I could not get served for the life of me. The previous owners were great, knew my wines and glass never empty. It's pricey but in the past I would balance that with premium service. That's gone. Very annoying. Goodbye Lincoln

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Blackheath, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There was a group of around 20 of us that went here last week on Wednesday. The food was absolutely amazing. We had the degustation menu (7 courses) and each course was a delight. The majority of the group left around 10.00pm with around 6 of us left. The big disappointment came at the end of the night when we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Food and drinks were first class. Had a range of the dishes to share.....and all were fantastic. Service was excellent and drinks were paired with ease and professionalism. The atmosphere was friendly and warm. Certainly will be back. Well done

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 91 Cardigan St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 4666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Pub, Australian, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The Lincoln is a grand old Melbourne pub. It served its first beer back in 1854 and is still serving great beer and food today.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?