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Elephant and Wheelbarrow

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
94-96 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 8444
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good48%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
94-96 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed today

We dropped in here mid-day to grab a beer and snack. I had the sliders and a Guinness and my wife had the sticky date pudding. I saw a few bad reviews of the food here but I'd be willing to give this place another...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We called in for a drink. Service non existent as staff were chatting to each other at the end of the bar. Sat outside with our drinks. So far so good. Moved inside and decided to try a meal. Big mistake!! Frozen so called burger,...More

Thank TassyTherese
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the Parma 23 dollars for one of the worst parmas I have had, frozen chicken that tasted horrible. Waste of money and felt bloated afterwards

Thank Xavier S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How a British pub can serve up such an awful, cold, excuse for a roast meal is sad! They were extremely quick to refund the meal which makes me think I wasn’t the first complaint of the day. Typical of Melbourne food in the middle...More

Thank blairmacd75
Reviewed 12 March 2018

For a single drink or a full pub lunch (or dinner) try the Elephant & Wheelbarrow on the corner of Exhibition Street and Bourke Street, Melbourne. Old style atmospheric English public house with a great selection of drinks and excellent, cheaper than average pub meals...More

Thank RichPWade
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Visited on Thursday 22nd February for dinner. The meals and drinks were just a good as I remember when I visited a few years ago. They have a great choice of pub food at a reasonable price, with a good selection of beers and ciders...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Stopped in for a quick bite before a show, got a table in a pretty busy pub so we were glad about that! Probably shouldn't have ordered the Thai Fish Cakes in a pub, note to self! Nothing Thai about them BUT the chorizo and...More

Thank Bockie
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Evening walk through the city, we’re wanting a drink and a later meal. A pub sounded the go. The Elephant and Wheelbarrow in Vic is an authentic, charming old pub. We had steaks, my wife with The a Thursday special and I had the rib...More

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Excellent meals. The Chicken Schnitzel Parmi huge but nice and tender. Great Fish and accompaniments. Excellent beer, great friendly efficient staff. Not the cheapest pub meal but you will not be disappointed. It can get very busy with punters heading to the theater district looking...More

Thank pomlea
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a great spot to enjoy a few beers and watch people stroll by. It was quite busy but we still managed to get our drinks relatively quickly.

Thank Scott G
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-96 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 8444
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