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The Sherlock Holmes

#207 of 3,173 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Bar, British, Pub, Australian
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415 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9629 1146
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Brisbane, Australia
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160 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday evening seeking dinner. The place was busy with a trivia evening running. Grabbed a beer and ordered a roast dinner. Was not disappointed - giant portion and went well with an English beer. Good but not exceptional.

Thank Dawdragon
Newcastle, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From my initial contact via email with the Sherlock Holmes I was impressed. Very helpful in helping me arrange a group drink with 16 guests followed by dinner. When we arrived, staff were ready, helpful and friendly. Their pub fare was plentiful and great quality. Service from the restaurant also exceptional. Meals were all served for 14-16 people, less than... More 

Thank Joontour64
Chicago, Illinois
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1,380 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice lunch with great service in an English pub setting. Our waitress was very charming and welcoming. I had the Greek salad and my husband had bangers and mash - we both truly enjoyed our selections. You go down a flight of stairs to get into the pub - on Collins Street.

Thank Diane K
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We were walking in the city about dinner time and stumbled across 'The Sherlock Holmes' we were pleasantly surprised by this small quaint pub... The food was above average in taste, flavour and portion sizes. The staff were friendly and well versed regarding their beers. My wife who is not a big beer drinker loved the 'London Glory' however I... More 

1 Thank Mick K
Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Haven't been in here for many years but still the same reliable service, menu and beer. Just the place to go when you need a cold beer and a bite to eat. There is something on the menu for everyone.

1 Thank Robert B
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Our 15 year old son ordered the ribs and they were delicious. Very tender. Tried a few of the 19 beers on top and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Can highly recommend any of the 6 ales we tried

Thank Coffeecath
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223 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

A bit out of the main CBD area, but a short stroll up Collins Street toward Spencer Street, down stairs you find this English pub. Great food, good service, authentic decor, and a good night out. Google the menu, go check it out. We will return.

Thank philljan
Dundalk, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Only drawback is stairs to enter - not for wheelchair users. Jet lag had us on the hop early and we'd walked a fair bit then found this little doorway with Sherlock sign outside, thought we would seek refreshment. While not the cheapest place we ever visited, the staff could not do enough to squeeze us in (lots of reservations... More 

Thank Catherine M
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

For those who are yearning for a little piece of Britain this pub is definitely a perfect fix! The staff are ever so friendly and great service! The meals are reasonably priced and are decent sized as well. If you are yearning for a pint of an alcoholic beverage they have a great selection of English Ales and there is... More 

Thank Debra S
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I love this hidden gem. A lovely English country pub right in the heart of the city. The menu is good, and reasonably priced, it tastes great too. The pies, roasts and burgers are delicious and the service is fantastic every time. I'd book to avoid disappointment. This is a must for great British food.

Thank Gary1505F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9629 1146

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Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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