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Function - Captain Melville, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Captain Melville

4.2
4.2
71 Reviews
$40 and under
Pub
Captain Melville is Melbourne's oldest serving pub, and pays homage to the infamous rebel bushranger with great beer, good chat and top notch pub grub.

The drinks list features local wines and a seasonal selection of Aussie beer (with some international visitors), with a tap list to suit every taste and some more alternative brews by the can or stubby - for the beer lover in all of us.

The menu features your favourite classics like burgers, steaks and parmas, as well as some Asian specialities.
There are plenty of options for communal snacking, and all produce is sourced from sustainable Victorian farms in the regions traversed by Melville himself.

From the old, bluestone front bar to the light-filled, communal dining hall, as well as a late night cocktail bar, there are numerous spaces for group celebrations of all shapes and sizes.

Contact our team to organise your next function:
enquiries@captainmelville.com.au

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Australian, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Late Night Menu (upstairs @Loch & Key bar): Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 5am Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 7am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9663 6855
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mark O'Loughlin
  • Catering
    Available menu:<br />Our regular menu features Australian classics, Asian inspired dishes and plenty of bar food to share.<br /><br />We also cater for large group functions with the following options:<br />Share Feast<br />2 courses set menu<br />3 courses set menu<br />Canape menu
  • Private party facilities
    Private space available for sit-down dining and cocktail parties.Ideal for birthday celebration, engagement & weddings, EOY Parties and Christmas celebrations. Function packages available. Please call or email us for more details.
  • Private party contact
    enquiries@captainmelville.com.au: (03) 9663 6855
  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross street
    Elizabeth Street, Swanston St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking on Franklin St, public lot on Franklin St near post office
  • Public transit
    1 block from Melbourne central train station. Tram on both Elizabeth St (Victoria Markets) and Swanston St (Franklin St)
  • Entertainment
    Trivia night on TuesdaysBackground musicDJ on Fridays
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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71 Reviews
  1. maryh

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    i booked for 2 people on 5th july at 5 pm,confusion when i asked for some milk with a pot of tea so thought best to go to.mcdonalds for something to eat instead ,very good online booking process

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  2. Jaunita

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I picked the Captain Melville as being good for a group dinner, the only downside is not having split billing. This is a thing that is ridiculously easy to facilitate these days so while it's my only disappointment, it's a significant one. I note the current process also impacts on how many drinks (alcoholic or otherwise) I order because while food is table service, drinks are not. Please consider a change to this process - I really do enjoy bringing groups to this pub, it's an otherwise perfect location.
    Captain MelvilleResponded on July 23, 2019
    Dear Juanita, thanks for the review! And we'd like to update with you that we are able to do split bills now! Our venue is a little more difficult than others to do it since the Blue Stone walls block the internet in our Dining Area and it certainly affects our system. We have worked hard on this in order to make it easier for our guests this year, and finally, we made it! We are looking forward to having you back again :)

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  3. BethH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was quick and friendly. Special mention to the Irish guy that worked there - super friendly and knowledgeable :)

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  4. LaurenM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Captain Melville once again served as a dinner venue to 20 members of the Continuum convention looking for a great meal in a space where we could all sit together and talk. To cut a long story short, it's the only venue so far that I've been moved to book two years in a row due to the high quality of the well-priced food, the ability to hear ourselves talk without yelling, and the friendly staff who are so patient with taking all our orders. I don't think we've ever had any mixups with the food aside from the occasional Jenga block landing in someone's aioli. (P.S. if you're playing the games that Captain Melville provides, we are very sorry if there is still aioli on the Jenga block. We did try to wash it off.)

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  5. maryh

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i booked for 2 for 5 pm on the 30th march , delightful meal , service and relaxed country feel interior ,

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  6. CharmaineCeline

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best chicken Chicken Parma out there!! Brought my mates out for Trivia Night and they absolutely loved it. Back soon! :)

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  7. SandraB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and staff very attentive and helpful. We really enjoyed it.

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  8. Magoo123

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good venue with nice value menu and good beers on tap

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  9. NikS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Always impressed by the way the kitchen and service staff handle large tables

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  10. wendyf

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Not impressed! I suggested Cpt Melville for lunch with a group of work colleagues. When we got there it was packed at the bar - I guess people where ordering meals ? We did wait a while but it wasn't quick so I admit I jumped in and asked the guy behind the bar about our reservation. I made the reservation about 2 hrs before but the bar staff said I hadn't and showed me a bit of paper that had reservation names written on it , my name wasn't on it so he dismissed me. If I wasn't with work colleagues I would have walked out but I persisted and showed him my confirmation on my ph. After serving quite a few other people at the bar he eventually showed us to a table in the bar section where I'd booked but was still really rude about it. We ended up sitting in the dining area where the service was good so was the food (super noisy thought) Sorry but what's the point of offering bookings if you not going to keep up to date with them. Everything else was great but your bar staff man let you down badly. I won't bring work colleagues here again and i wouldn't recommend it. He might have been busy but there's no excuse for being rude to customers or for saying they lied about having a booking. Wendy

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34 Franklin Street, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Elizabeth Street, Swanston St
  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Late Night Menu (upstairs @Loch & Key bar): Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 5am Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 7am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Australian, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking on Franklin St, public lot on Franklin St near post office
  • Public transit
    1 block from Melbourne central train station. Tram on both Elizabeth St (Victoria Markets) and Swanston St (Franklin St)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mark O'Loughlin
  • Entertainment
    Trivia night on TuesdaysBackground musicDJ on Fridays
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9663 6855
  • Catering
    Available menu:<br />Our regular menu features Australian classics, Asian inspired dishes and plenty of bar food to share.<br /><br />We also cater for large group functions with the following options:<br />Share Feast<br />2 courses set menu<br />3 courses set menu<br />Canape menu
  • Private party facilities
    Private space available for sit-down dining and cocktail parties.Ideal for birthday celebration, engagement & weddings, EOY Parties and Christmas celebrations. Function packages available. Please call or email us for more details.
  • Private party contact
    enquiries@captainmelville.com.au: (03) 9663 6855
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