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The Lincoln Hotel

#398 of 3,037 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Gluten Free
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91 Cardigan St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 4666
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Melbourne
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175 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the pub for lunch on a weekday. Lots of different boutique beers on tap, I wish I had the time (and ability) to try them all. It looks like there were a couple of lunch specials (fish & chips, snitzel, or sausages & mash) for $15. We had the F&C and really enjoyed it - the chips were super... More 

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Thank KdofMelb
Melbourne, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lincoln use to be famed for elegant dining at a sensible price. The new owner has cleaned it up (it had been allowed to run down), and it is now pleasant, although it's still a small dining room at the back of a city pub with sports bar and the usual sleaze. Menu is OK, food is fine, but... More 

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Thank OldSheepish
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Ok so I didn't love my meal (barley, mushroom), but the 3 other meals (fish and chicken ribs) were great. Triple cooked chips were the best! The staff were really friendly and cannot fault the service. I feel like it was a little over-priced, but that might just be me.

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Thank Jakomi3
Melbourne, Australia
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793 reviews
528 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Okay, despite having a really bad experience with a group of friends here once I decided to give this pub another chance and came back again. While my second experience was better, it wasn't one of the best pubs that I've visited (though they have lifted their game a bit since that first encounter). The do have some nice beers... More 

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Thank MrDavetheSarks
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Came here with my husband, both of us a bit stressed out after a hard week. The service was immediate...love it when you are seated and with a glass of wine and bread within minutes! The food was gorgeous, simple, not tricked up but with sensational tastes combined beautifully. A great place to go with a couple of friends to... More 

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Thank Tamsin F
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic spot, came in for a few beers after visiting a friend on this side of the city, and had some bits and bobs from the menu. Couldn't fault anything we tried and will return for the full menu.

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Thank davidt1983
Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

The food menu and wine list although not extensive offered a varied selection. The grilled pawns and house kimchi were finger licking good! We shared a main of apple and pork sausages, silky smooth mash and pickled red cabbage. Yummy! The triple cooked chips were amazing. The house made curd is delicious, adding a tang to the salad of cos... More 

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Thank Greta C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We loved this place. Excellent service, that perfect balance between efficient, friendly and informative but not rushed. Interesting menu and wine list. The food was truly excellent and beautifully presented. If I had to pick a favourite dish the king fish ceviche entree was a delicious work of art on a plate.

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Thank CurlyMerkin
Hobart, Australia
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Had read about the menu options on the web so decided to walk there and try it. Long walk from Carlton North but so well worth it! Staff friendly & helpful. Ordered meal & drinks. Meals served about 10 minutes later. Looked and tasted amazing!

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Thank DawnHendrick
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The menu at The Lincoln is the same as the staff; fresh, generous and eclectic. The meal is separated into share plates of various sizes which the staff will guide you through as you build your own taste combinations. We chose the option to have the staff take full control and we merely sat back as we were presented with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Cardigan St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 4666
Description
The Lincoln is a grand old Melbourne pub. It served its first beer back in 1854 and is still serving great beer and food today.

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