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Elephant and Wheelbarrow

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Chinatown
Bar, British, Pub, Australian
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94-96 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03-9639-8444
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had trouble finding a table at a couple of posh restaurants but upstairs here wasn't an issue. Had the sirloin steak and it could have come from a top steak house and not been better, keep it up guys

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Thank Andrew C
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a meal, friendly staff, great charm. Meal is very English which you'd expect. I had a lamb shank in red current sauce and was extremely pleased. The meal is quiet large and came reasonably quick. The bar seems to be downstairs with meals served on the first floor, a lift or stairs are available. Only downside... More 

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Thank Kat T
Tasmania
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to check out the website for their specials as a great burger lunch was on offer for $20 while we visited and each night of the week seemed to have good value dinner options (200g Porterhouse Steak for $20 on a Thursday). A very casual feel and good food. We sat upstairs as it was very busy, just... More 

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Thank carmont7
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to say besides -cheap well made drinks -awesome live music -enjoyable atmosphere -smokers area -nice bouncers 10/10 would get drunk again.

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Thank MudcakeSwoons
Newcastle, Australia
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popular bar on weekends with a good music scene. A good crowd and everyone enjoying themselves. Give this place ago. Also offer food downstairs

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Thank ryan_wilmott
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most enjoyable, transport 10/10, friendly locals and a bit of history. Will visit again as we missed so much that is there to see.

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Thank Trevor F
Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for lunch as it was near out hotel. Hubby had burger and chips and I had the Caesar salad. It was so good. Load of chicken, twice as much as I was expecting plus plenty of tasty bacon bits, Parmesan and croutons. It could even be the best Caesar salad I've had and I've had a few!... More 

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Thank NZart
Melbourne, Australia
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106 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Elephant Wheelbarrow has been around for a while now and I think it misses the mark for pub or eatery. I get a lot of pubs now try to have a good menu but I felt like it was struggling to create one. The choice of beer is fantastic on tap, but needed more dark beer options...its winter in... More 

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Thank Nomeian
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Just had to go back to this pub .. sat in a booth upstairs and taste tested different ales. Excellent food .. loved the salt & pepper squid!

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Thank Melinda A
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Wednesdays are burger special days. $20 for a really generous tasty burger (choice of Angus beef, southern chicken, pulled pork or vegetarian) with nice skinny fries and a pint or wine is good value. Nice cosy pub atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-96 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 03-9639-8444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.