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The Windsor's Cricketer's Bar

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Address: 103 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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We often call in here for a drink, it is great place to meet up because it is an iconic landmark. Beer is always cold and the staff are always very attentive and friendly.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Megan M
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason I gave this negative rating is due to the poor attitude of staff. Having visited on three separate occasions every time it seems a common theme, don't smile, why are you here mr customer and love checking phones while "on the job". My tip, given the history and grandeur of the joint, employ some experienced bar staff... More 

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Thank mariothetraveller
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cricketers' Bar at The Windsor Hotel is one of the city's historical attractions especially to those of a cricketing bent. Each time I visit for the boxing day test match I make a pilgrimage here to catch up with Melbourne's close links with cricket 's past. The presence of television is as ever a mixed blessing in a pub.... More 

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Thank j j
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often call in here for a drink, it is great place to meet up because it is an iconic landmark. Beer is always cold and the staff are always very attentive and friendly.

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Thank Megan M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We were three friends having pre dinner drinks in this Sports Bar in the Windsor Hotel which itself is a major historical landmark in Melbourne. We were at the Bar around 5 pm this afternoon and the place was pretty lively. The Bar is rather small and compact but has atmosphere and plenty of cricket memorabilia. We had alternative plans... More 

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Thank AshleyAzavedo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I am a foodie and I frequent your pub along with food. First impression, I love your staff and hospitality but the menu design with cost with house wine selection with spirits needs an upgrade The finger food menu provided are tasting mediocre. Very Stereotypical cuisine in the bar and not budget friendly. You must revise the menu presentation and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went in for an evening drink after arriving at the hotel. More like a corner pub bar than a bar in an iconic luxury hotel. Noisy, tired old bar stools. Not much going for it really.

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New South Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Being guest of the hotel it seemed a must to go the bar. The staff was great especially one waitress we had most visits, whose name we did not get but had a long ponytail and made a mean bloody mary !! She kept us laughing and we had a great time. It is quite a small bar and fills... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

After we enjoyed a high tea, we ventured into the cricketers bar for a glass of champagne. The 9 of us laughed and chatted and the room had a great, relaxed old school atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

First time visiting bar recommended by friends, the bar staff are so fun and friendly a must is Captain Coopers cocktail made by Leo...yummo!

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Part of the Windsor Hotel located on Spring St. Lots of cricket memorabilia. Small bar. Drinks are very expensive, didn't have anything to eat, though other reviews seem good.

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