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Young and Jackson's Hotel

Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 3884
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Yummy fresh food and friendly service

Had the calamari and bruchetta starters for dinner. They where both delicious! The calamari was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Appalling service overshadowed great food

My friends and I meet regularly for a catch up at Y&J - but will not be back after the terrible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored and refurbished it is a comfortable blend of boutique bar and classic pub, a perfect destination for all occasions. Situated on the vibrant corner of Swanston and Flinders street Y&J's is the perfect place to meet with friends, watch sports on our big screens, enjoy a drink or share a meal. Our ground floor bars feature a range of over 30 taps with a focus on a wide variety of Australian Craft beer and Cider, Complemented by mainstream local classics. Chloe's Rooms on the first floor offer a relaxed destination. With comfortable couches, boutique beers, fine wine, unique cocktails and unrivalled views of Melbourne's most iconic sights. This is the home of the famous 'Chloe' who has graced the bar walls of Young and Jackson for over a century. On our rooftop is the unique and quirky Cider Bar. With 8 ciders on tap and a massive selection of local and imported ciders in bottle, this is the ideal bar to settle in for a refreshing bevie. In winter, mulled cider will keep you warm on a cold winters' eve. Food is available on all levels of the hotel with classic pub fare available in our downstairs bistro and bars and in our rooftop cider bar. Tapas and a la carte dining are available upstairs.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“iconic pub” (9 reviews)
“rooftop bar” (14 reviews)
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Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9650 3884
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the calamari and bruchetta starters for dinner. They where both delicious! The calamari was lightly battered and super tender, the coleslaw was nice too. The bruchetta was nicely toasted with tomato, prescutto and cheese. Both reasonable portions so left there very satisfied. The service...More

Thank Sezza08
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I meet regularly for a catch up at Y&J - but will not be back after the terrible service last night. There were many issues, but the worst thing was being rushed out the door - there is nothing worse! The bill...More

Thank liaisonguru
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I had lunch here with 2 cousins we haven't seen for quite a few years (we live in Brisbane). Three of us ordered the roast lamb and one had the duck, all were superbly presented and delicious. The pub was very busy,...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where the iconic "Chloe" nude painted by Bunny hangs. The one pub in Melbourne steeped in the history of the city. Transformed over the years from its original style to appeal to broader, more contemporary expectations. Go there at least once if you are new...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for lunch last week and was not disappointed, table service and pleasant food. Sit by a window and you can watch the world go by form Flinders Street Station to Federation Square. Every-time we are in Melbourne we at least drop in for...More

Thank michellelarrygreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been dropping in for a numbers of years now. Either on the way to or from the footy at the MCG or tennis at Rod Laver Arena. Great atmosphere for a few drinks & live music!

Thank Rachael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never eaten here, but never fail to drop in for a couple of beers when in Melbourne. Proper pub feel, a sense of history and great for people watching over the busy intersection to flinders st station

Thank doricoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here and was surprised by the quality and quantity of the food, we would highly recommend the Young & Jackson for a meal

Thank Jo-Anne B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Visit the famous Chloe painting, very nice to have a drink, we were too late to have anything to eat as we had just been on a ghost tour (which we would highly recommend as it did tell you the story of Chloe)..... great to...More

Thank Divinginnz
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is reputed to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest, bar/hotel in Melbourne. It is not a modern tourist-orientated place but seemed to be used mainly by locals and is situated on the corner opposite Flinders Street Station. It has three bars...More

Thank malabarfly
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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