Hotel Lincoln in Carlton (Melbourne)
"Step in to the art deco-style bar (charming open wood fire in the winter) for some local-only beers with friends or tuck into a tasty share meal from the charcuterie menu, ponder the latest pub-themed works of select artists on the walls of the adjoining parlour, or check into our contemporary dining room for an a la carte lunch or dinner.
Come here to meet people -- last year we won acclaim as one of Melbourne's top meeting places! Or to stage an event -- like private-use weddings, groups, corporate conferences, product launches, corporate gatherings.
It's a smart pub with character, energy and really great food by award winning Head Chef Ross Beeley's, which is supported by a 250+ label wine list. That's why the Lincoln been a pioneer of Melbourne's vibrant gastro pub scene.' - Jon Burfurd, many thanks
"With its close proximity to Melbourne University, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia's first Parliament and Melbourne's infamous Trade's Hall, Hotel Lincoln has rich and colourful history.
The 'Lincoln'is an iconic Melbourne watering hole frequented by Melbournians from all walks of life. It is a traditional corner pub where labourers, office workers, politicians, business leaders, unionist and academics can rub shoulders over a convivial ale.
But what was once a meeting place for soapbox discussions and political debate is now a Melbourne hub for lovers of fine food and wine." - Jon Burfurd, many thanks
Photo submitted by Jon Burfurd, Many Thanks
The building dates back to 1853. It was built by publican, contractor and politician Patrick Costello (1824-1896) who was the great, great grandfather of former Federal treasurer Peter Costello & world vision CEO Rev. Tim Costello. However, Patrick wasn't the first publican. Thomas Morris registering the premises as 'The Old Lincoln Inn" in 1854. The hotel was reportly named after his birthplace of 'Lincolnshire. However one historian claims that it was name after Lincolns Inn', one of four Inns of Court of London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and are called to the Bar. If this was the case, Thomas Morris obviously had a sense of humour, as he wanted to call all walks of life to sit at his bar.
With a major face-lift in1939, at a cost of £3600, (an astonishing amount for its time), the hotel was transformed into its current art deco style, with lodging and a name changed to suit; Hotel Lincoln.
In early 2000, after years of neglect, Hotel Lincoln under took a new direction in its history, with an intense focus on good food and dining. Renown Melbourne chef, Peter McLeod laid the foundation for this foodie revival, however it wasn't until 2003 when internationally trained chef, Ross Beeley refined the blueprint, to construct the Lincoln's incarnation.
Hotel Lincoln is an oasis in a desert of traditional inner city Melbourne taverns. However with the support of our ever-growing loyal band of followers, we aim to retain the community values and spirit that corner pubs used to represent; a cornerstone of the community" - Jon Burfurd, Many Thanks
- 91 Cardigan Street,
- 03 9347 4666