Sample the traditional charm of one of Melbourne's oldest hotels.
Established in 1865 the Irish themed Leinster Arms has retained many of its original features such as the open fireplace and huge lead light windows.
The bistro serves up restaurant-quality food with a great selection of pizzas, burgers and seafood dishes and drinks-wise expect all the usuals including a comprehensive wine list.
There's a choice of two large function rooms if you're having a party and an outside garden area for warmer days.
This is a true local pub, expect a warm welcome from staff and patrons alike.
The Tote in Collingwood is well known in Melbourne as a venue for cheery drink and rock and roll. Live music is its forte, with popular bands regularly scheduled. It after a more refined drink, head upstairs to Cobra, where you will find an impressive cocktail list.
The Baden Powell Hotel is located only a few minutes from the Melbourne CBD and occupies a prominent corner and Victorian Terrace dating back to 1878. The Hotel acts as a historic landmark in the area and has been trading as a pub for over 130 years. Purchased by a couple of local publicans in 2008, the Hotel has undergone extensive renovation to include a private event space, two main dining rooms, a formal outdoor courtyard, three bars and eleven boutique rooms available for short-term accommodation. The resulting style and ambience reflects its heritage and surrounding's a classic pub with modern hospitality.
The ethos behind hospitality at The Baden Powell Hotel is simple: great food and drinks in a welcoming and homely atmosphere. Our menu, designed by Head Chef Raymond Larkins, focuses on classic and contemporary Italian food, produce driven and well executed. The heart of the kitchen is our Italian-made pizza oven, in which we cook our dough direct on stone. Thin pastry pizzas are topped with artisan produce and served bianco or tomato based with your own pizza slicer and a side of chilli oil. A list of specials changes daily and a sharing menu compliments mains.
Drinks at the Baden Powell Hotel are vast, interesting and varied. Beer is a pretty serious business, with eight local micro-brewed beers available on tap, served in correct glassware at the right temperature. A supplementary international bottled list exceeds fifty, varying in style and region. Our wine list is kept lean, focusing on Australasia and Italy's obscure and interesting varietals, and twelve house cocktails are made to order with seasonal fruits, spices and herbs. Our staff are informative, quick and, above all, friendly.
Located at the Victoria Parade end of Smith Street, the British Crown Hotel is a favourite with locals for its cosy atmosphere and friendly approach. Beer on tap, big leather couches and an open fire ensure a welcoming mood. A long bistro menu includes pasta, pizzas, burgers, toasted Turkish breads and classic pub mains. It's a good place for a work lunch, with a great courtyard for the summer.
The Peel Hotel is a popular gay venue in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood. With DJs spinning their records, drag shows and other forms of live entertainment, the party atmosphere is certainly cranked up at The Peel. A strict door policy sometimes applies.
Tired of fine dining? Want to avoid the pretentious nature of such restaurants? If so, why not dine at The Vine Hotel in Collingwood? Serving traditional pub fare favourites such as chicken parmigiana, pizzas and steak dishes, this corner pub enables patrons to relax in a casual setting. Afterwards, head to the bar and have a drink or two if you want.
The Spanish theme in the kitchen at Robert Burns started back in 1982 with Urbano Gutierrez. The focus is on authentic Spanish food and even people, with savvy Spanish staff who are experienced in hospitality and passionate about their culture.
There is a front bar section for tapas-only and a communal table behind the bar for groups or a quieter beverage.