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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 - 3:00 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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Standard pub grub in front bar with a nasty surprise

Called in here en route to a show at the Regent for a quick meal. Generous serve of chicken parmigiana, chips and salad for my companion but my rockling was a disappointment..one... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in here en route to a show at the Regent for a quick meal. Generous serve of chicken parmigiana, chips and salad for my companion but my rockling was a disappointment..one third of the fish was inedible due to attached leatherlike skin/bone. Had started eating from the other edible end fortunately and was queried why I had not complained... More 

Thank europhileAustralia
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we dropped in by recommendation of the carriage driver for a late breakfast. The staff member was really helpful and polite coffee a bit cool and milky but otherwise all good value meal

Thank rooney57
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely drink and few ales on a pleasant afternoon after our day at Ballarat people watching over Flinders St Station

Thank Gregory M
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Young and Jackson opposite Flinders St train station had 3 levels of dining and bars, with the small rooftop bar (fully enclosed, no views) but furnished with rustic benches and tables and with bar food available. We had a plate of food to share for $35 and it was enough for 3, including chicken wings, calamari, battered fish, chips, and... More 

Thank Lynette F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Young and Jackson following the Caulfield cup. We were a group of about 15. The hotel were happy to serve us a drink but then we were told we could not eat there because we had intoxicated people in our party. There was no one in our party of 40+ age group couples that were exhibiting... More 

Thank Julia B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the pub yesterday (Sunday) with a few friends for lunch and watch Melbourne go about its day with the great public view the pub offers. Sadly the day went down hill very quickly with the staff having attitude and very little understanding of the concept of hospitality. Had the beef and guinness pie floater. What a mistake. Pie... More 

Thank Peter H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch one day on the bottom floor and went another time to watch the AFL Grand Final. For lunch just had soup of the day with a toasted cheese sandwich and it was absolutely delish and a bargain at $12. Had a window seat and just watched the goings by from Flinders St Station. Also, dropped in... More 

Thank fizzles
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See the footy scarves, so many scarves. It WAS the Grand Final and it is definitely the place to start before heading to the game. The atmosphere is excellent, and the beers are cold. A perfect place to meet other footy tragics to discuss the game.

Thank ol55Gezza
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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