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Builders Arms Hotel

) #45 of 219 Restaurants in Fitzroy $$ - $$$ , ,
211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

A traditional pub with many original features, like wall tiles, decor and beer on tap.... Nice staff. Good selection of drinks and also food. I would go there again.

Thank TruthIsGood1
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Another O'Connell opening and an homage to the classic Chinese in a pub still remembered by those of us old enough. Food was terrific- everything fresh and precisely executed. Often traditional , familiar dishes but always with a twist....clever food. A striking, airy room, extensive...More

1  Thank ted m
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Fabulous meal tonight at Ricky and Pinky. A craft beer outside in Gertrude Street and great Italian Prosecco before dinner where we watched the various Fitzroy (human) wildlife of all shapes and sizes passing by. We were able to easily book a day in advance...More

1  Thank Haz2013
Reviewed October 7, 2016

Not that there is anything wrong with good Pub Food. I have had both good and bad experiences. But nestled in amongst the Melbourne designer label boutique outlets of Fitzroy (believe it or not) is the Builders Arms Hotel. Business meetings complete it was now...More

Thank JosephPaterniti
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Love the decor of this place. Staff knowledgable on the beers, wines and spirits sold! Food was also great so much so we visited again the day after

Thank Gary A
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Ricky & Pinky is a new addition to the Builders Arms, serving Hong Kong-style Chinese food in the manner which honours traditional styles but also serves up some more obscure surprises. Try the Cold marinated eggplant salad with chilli - you'll love it!!

Thank ms12341
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

New restaurant....fantastic Chinese food coupled with sensational service...10 star rating! Will definitely be back

Thank Bill1950_10
Reviewed August 12, 2016

great food in a lovely traditional pub setting service was good too had the roast pork to share between 4, was sensational

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Great feed here. 2 appetisers shared an Entree and 2 mains with sides . A wine and beer $116. Amazing food and service corned lamb and cod roe a standout. Goats cheese tart wonderful. I had eggplant Parma served in a frypan with Fennell and...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a friends birthday lunch in private dining room upstairs and had a wonderful experience Both food and service were without fault and loved the ambience of the corner room with windows looking out to very pretty view of Gertrude st and charming...More

Thank Jennifer L
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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June 23, 2015|
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Response from Petrinahm | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mark, It's pretty relaxed there, more like a Gastro Pub vibe, but Melbernians tend to dress very well, the best in Australia I'd say. Enjoy and try whatever is on the rotisserie, you will not be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighborhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: 94177700
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