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Young and Jackson's Hotel

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Address: Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9650 3884
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am

Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored...

Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored and refurbished it is a comfortable blend of boutique bar and classic pub, a perfect destination for all occasions.

Situated on the vibrant corner of Swanston and Flinders street Y&J's is the perfect place to meet with friends, watch sports on our big screens, enjoy a drink or share a meal.

Our ground floor bars feature a range of over 30 taps with a focus on a wide variety of Australian Craft beer and Cider, Complemented by mainstream local classics.

Chloe's Rooms on the first floor offer a relaxed destination. With comfortable couches, boutique beers, fine wine, unique cocktails and unrivalled views of Melbourne's most iconic sights. This is the home of the famous 'Chloe' who has graced the bar walls of Young and Jackson for over a century.

On our rooftop is the unique and quirky Cider Bar. With 8 ciders on tap and a massive selection of local and imported ciders in bottle, this is the ideal bar to settle in for a refreshing bevie. In winter, mulled cider will keep you warm on a cold winters' eve.

Food is available on all levels of the hotel with classic pub fare available in our downstairs bistro and bars and in our rooftop cider bar. Tapas and a la carte dining are available upstairs.

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I live in Melbourne and have often visited Y&J for a lovely dinner in the restaurant upstairs. We hadn't been for about 18 months so fancied re-visiting a place we have fond... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live in Melbourne and have often visited Y&J for a lovely dinner in the restaurant upstairs. We hadn't been for about 18 months so fancied re-visiting a place we have fond memories of. We were disappointed in the food and wine, it all seems to have changed significantly. Maybe a new chef, or Manager, or both? One thing I... More 

Thank mahdeen18
Victoria Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have lived in Melbourne for many years and this is the first time I have walked inside and sat down to have lunch overlooking the intersection of Swanston and Flinders Street. It was great. Food and service were very good. Food prices very good. Beers expensive. Thoroughly recommend it to locals as well as tourists. You can go upstairs and... More 

Thank SusanP196
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a beer, sat looking out of the window with a view of flinders st station. Bit posh but beer was tasty $10 for small bowl of kipfler potato chips was steep but tasty.

Thank Karen S
Mornington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Melbourne has many rooftop bars, but at Young and Jackson's the vibes are good, the food fantastic for the roof and the staff excellent and obliging. Even though it was raining we were able to take shelter under a few umbrellas and then it fined up and we only moved when it started to rain a bit, lucky for us... More 

Thank Seaton29
Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live music on a Saturday night. Great drink prices. Perfect location directly opposite Flinders Street Station, and across from Federation Square.

Thank Yvettejj
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick visit to Melbourne and in need of lunch, a rest and tea. I've been here for dinner before but this is my first lunch. There will be many. Love it.

Thank Rohan S
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...or the artwork ! This Hotel/Restaurant has been around forever, and its location just across the street from the main tram station in Melbourne made it easy to find. My husband was dying to see the scandalous painting of a nude lady that had caused such a stir when it was first installed - and rather disappointed by the demure... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always like to pop in for a cleansing ale while in Melbourne. The roof top bar is quite closed in and has no views, but the first and ground floors are steeped in history and style. And of course there is Chloe, a must see painting while here!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here recently and enjoyed the experience. Meal was nice but nothing to rave about. Service was good and location excellent for a city catch up. Hotel was clean and it was a bit special to see Chloe so the hotel has a certain amount of mystique to it. Clean and comfortable good experience all round

Thank JanKel3
Pearcedale, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met up with several friends from both sides of the bay. Staff very friendly and prices reasonable. I ordered the beer battered rockling, salad and chips. Salad - mainly lettuce, 3 halves of cherry tomatoes, few bits of cucumber, 1 olive. Dressing was tasty though. Fish was over cooked - very dry. Batter burnt in places. Friends had grilled rockling... More 

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