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Lincoln Hotel, The

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Carlton
Australian, Pub, Gastropub
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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
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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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Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Relaxed dining

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
MarcEdwards1966
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
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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Denmark, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place, one og the hidden treasures of Melbourne. Food was fantastic and sunday and monday they serve their regular bar meals for 13$ very good price for Melbourne! Staff was friendly and the athmosphere was good.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Came here for a meal before nightly goal tour. Two course meal for $40. Lovely staff and delicious food. Only got to choose from selected menu but I am sure the extensive menu would have even been better. Worth a try if you are at that end of town.

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

What a great find! Excellent food, amazing beer and wine selection, impeccable service. Chef's experience in Europe shines though along with the owner's love of fine wines and beers. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Have eaten here many times and food is consistently very good and very often excellent - from charcuterie to duck/pork/rabbit to steaks and great chips. Wine list has interesting variety. Just beware that service can be slow so if you don't order an entree you can be sitting for a while before main course arrives. But food is worth waiting... More 

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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>  > Carlton
  • Neighborhood: Carlton
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 4666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Australian, Pub, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?