Marquis of Lorne
Phone | (03) 9417 5001
The Marquis of Lorne is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most loved pubs. With a rich history dating back over 150 years, the pub has something for everyone. Downstairs you’ll find a traditional pub, while upstairs features a formal dining room. And if you’re looking to soak up some sun, the rooftop bar is the place to be.
It’s been sitting on the corner of George and Kerr Streets for more than 150 years, and under new ownership, it’s serving up some of the best pub grub in town.
Matt Vero and Steve Rowley (owners of Tall Timber, Touchwood and Station Street Trading Co.) have breathed new life into this historic pub, with a focus on fresh, seasonal food that’s perfect for sharing. So pull up a stool at the bar and tuck into some delicious pub classics like beef & black bean enchiladas, or crispy pork belly with apple slaw.
The team behind it, Will Benjamin and Cal Hitchens (previously bar managers at Newmarket Hotel), took over the old pub and gave it a good spit and polish, so it retains its classic pub feel. With three levels, The Marquis of Lorne has something for everyone – from a relaxed drink on the ground floor to a game of pool upstairs or a spot of live music in the basement.
On the top floor you’ll find a light and airy rooftop terrace that makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a sunny day. The private dining room can seat up to 12 people, and chef Jacob Swain is taking care of the food. You can expect classic pub fare with a modern twist, all served up in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
The bar food menu includes potato cakes, Pacific oysters and grilled octopus, while the counter meals include chicken schnitzel, a 250-gram scotch fillet and a cheeseburger. There is also a great selection of meat dishes, including slow-cooked lamb ribs, a chilli and fennel dog and a lamb roll.
It’s been around since the late 1800s, and it still has all the character and charm that you would expect from a Melbourne pub. There are wooden tables out front where you can enjoy a knock-off pot in the sun, and there’s even a TV screen in one corner playing the footy sometimes. The Marquis is also known for its great food. They serve up traditional pub fare like burgers, pies, and fish and chips, as well as modern Australian dishes like pulled pork sliders and crispy calamari. And of course, they have a great selection of beers on tap.
The Head Chef from Epocha and the Builders Arms has created an approachable bar and grazing menu with delicious treats like Pacific oysters, raw snapper, and a classic cheeseburger! No need to worry about your sweet tooth either – they’ve got you covered with treats like sticky date pudding and crème brûlée. So come on down and enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer at the Marquis of Lorne!