Mouth-watering Melbourne Pub Grub

In Melbourne, there’s no shortage of hip restaurants and secret bars, but don’t forget about the good old pubs! Check out these great spots for a hearty pub grub feed.

TrueLocal - Lucky Coq: Pub Grub in Melbourne

Lucky Coq


$4 pizzas. Yes, you read that correctly – the Lucky Coq has $4 pizzas. We know there are a few other menu items available for crazy people who just don’t appreciate $4 pizza and these dishes (like the deep fried spicy chicken wings) are delicious too. But we’d like to (again) point out the $4 pizzas. Why are you still here? Grab your coat and get going! Read more

A lot of fun at night, this venue became a classic Chapel Street icon almost immediately. It’s really for everyone who’s after some late-night atmosphere, cheap pizza and a dance. – out2often

TrueLocal - Little Creatures Dining Hall: Pub Grub in Melbourne

Nestled away in a converted warehouse filled with comfy booths, you’ll find the hip Little Creatures Dining Hall. With an emphasis on spontaneous dining, there is an open-door policy and plenty of pizzas and plates to share. It’s simply the epitome of Melbourne cool.Read more

Brought to you by the makers of the eponymous beer, this dining hall is a funky place with some very tasty treats! It’s busy, trendy with warehouse chic and a fun place to knock back some beers and some wonderful cheese croquettes! It’s even open for breakfast if you’re not too hungover! – starwoman8

TrueLocal - Terminus Hotel Fitzroy North: Pub Grub in Melbourne

Having served high-quality food to the North Fitzroy community for almost 50 years, the Terminus Hotel Fitzroy North certainly know their pub grub! You can order food at the bar or head in for a sit-down meal in their lovely dining room. For a great night out, there’s no better choice! Read more

Surprise, surprise, surprise. You enter this place thinking it is just another pub. That you will have a good meal at a good price but nothing special. Several hours later, when you eventually leave, you are still going on about what a great time you had. What fabulous food. What fun entertainment. There are not many pubs that, to me, stand out but this is by far the leader of the pack. – Ange Kenos

TrueLocal - Station Hotel: Pub Grub in Melbourne

Station Hotel


A top Australian steak selection and hand-cut chips are an obvious choice at the Station Hotel, but they have so much more to offer! Head Chef Robert Aparo is dedicated to providing a fantastic dining experience and the quality of the chosen ingredients shines through in every dish from the clam chowder to the sticky date pudding. Go on, spoil yourself! Read more

The BEST steak in Melb! This place is a true gem. I come here on a weekly basis and am never disappointed. – westie88

TrueLocal - Plough Hotel: Pub Grub in Melbourne

Plough Hotel


An iconic hotel in the west of Melbourne, the Plough Hotel has seen many changes since it opened in 1868. Pub favourites, share plates, and pizzas are the focus of the menu and everything pickled, sauced, crumbed, or preserved is made in-house. As true locals, their philosophy is to support passionate smaller producers and they take pride in showcasing the culinary delights Victoria has to offer. Read more

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner experience at the Plough Hotel. We ordered the goat cheese stuffed zucchini flowers as a starter and the steak and wagyu burger for main. Scotch steak perfectly medium rare. The prices and serving sizes were reasonable. Very worthwhile dining experience. – svchu1

TrueLocal - The Fox Hotel: Pub Grub in Melbourne

The Fox Hotel


Meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans, and people with food allergies have a place where nobody is overlooked – The Fox Hotel. Their inclusive and comprehensive menu is chock-full of meals catering to all dietary requirements and with generous portion sizes, everyone is sure to leave satisfied! Read more

I love The Fox, with so many beers to choose from and a menu that you win with every time. The food’s so good… you will definitely keep coming back for more! Big portions, value for money and yum! Just see if you can finish the chicken parma! – Emma Miles

TrueLocal - Mitre Tavern Steakhouse: Pub Grub in Melbourne

There’s no need to jump on a plane for a true English pub experience when you can hit up the Mitre Tavern Steakhouse in the CBD! Considering most items on the diverse menu sit around the $20 mark, you?re going to get a lot more bang for your buck! There’s even a traditional English ploughman’s lunch, so you know these guys are true blue. Read more

The Mitre Burger is one of the better pub-based burgers I?ve had in a long time. – robstein

TrueLocal - The Palace Hotel South Melbourne: Pub Grub in Melbourne

Don’t be fooled by the low-key exterior – The Palace Hotel South Melbourne is buzzing with a vast menu of light bites, mains, salads, desserts, and a delicious daily pie (and who doesn’t love a good pie?). There?s an old-world charm to the whole place and the artfully plated food adds a special touch of magic. Read more

Great place to hang out, especially during good weather as they have quite a large beer garden. Plenty of beer on tap and the food selection is great with plenty to choose from but I always seem to order the chicken parma – can’t go wrong with that choice! Great crowd and I’ve always had a good time here. – mass.d

TrueLocal - Mrs Parma?s: Pub Grub in Melbourne

Mrs Parma’s


As you’ve probably guessed, Mrs Parma’s specialises in Australia’s pub favourite – the parmigiana. Whether you’re already in the area or a fanatic scouring the city for the perfect parma, you won’t leave disappointed. Their famous parmas come in chicken, veal, and eggplant with your choice of ten tasty toppings. Read more

I have been to Mrs Parma’s at least six or seven times over the last couple of years and it is just terrific. – rossco1

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