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“Warm welcome on a cold day, average food.”
Review of The Lincoln Hotel

The Lincoln Hotel
Ranked #450 of 4,256 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Australian, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Lincoln is a grand old Melbourne pub. It served its first beer back in 1854 and is still serving great beer, wine and food today.
Reviewed August 8, 2012

It was freezing and wet outside, so the warmth of The Lincoln's dining room was welcome. It has all of the trappings of fine dining, white tablecloths and napkins, etc, and the service is good, if a little slow at times. The menu has plenty to offer, and I chose the seafood stew. It was average, and I thought, a bit over priced. The warm bread was good. I liked the look if the bar blackboard menu, and thought those prices were better for the food offered. My companion had the hapuka, and while she enjoyed it, my taste of it was rather dry. Good to see NZ wines on the by glass menu, and a good coffee to finish. Foe the cost, Melbourne has a lot more to choose from.

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Thank LilibetMelbourne
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Was there with a group of 12 back in May. Amazing food, great service. We were in the back restaurant part and wish I had had time to try the pub section. Being such a big group we pretty well tried everything on the menu. Excluding wine, the food bill came to AUD 550 which I thought was very reasonable.

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Thank callieNN
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

My husband and I ate at this restaurant for mothers day and loved it. Best steak, great service and a wine list that was reasonable I would recommend it

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Thank boyaPerthAustralia
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

The Lincoln has had a decent reputation as a gastro-pub for some time. During this visit, we decided to drop in for a quick beer and a bite to eat at the bar.

Although you can partake of the restaurant menu in the bar, there is a blackboard menu on the wall that has half a dozen or so offerings, such as chilli beef with avocado and rice, bangers and mash, fish-cakes and chips with salad and other similar dishes.

On tap is a wide range of craft and other beers, including a draft cider. The wine list is highly respectable, the service is impeccable. The staff know their jobs and their product in depth. Here it is not just a case of delivering food to tables. The house made bread is served with Tatura butter and is delicious.

For two main courses, a glass of wine and two craft beers, the bill came to $60.

I highly recommend this pub as a place to have some bar food made with finesse and accompanied by a decent glass of wine or beer.

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Thank Blossom55
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

The Lincoln is the type of pub you want as your local. The bar food is very good, and the back restaurant fabulous. Great range of beers on tap, and good wine list. The owner, who is nearly always there, is a top bloke.

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