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398 Spencer St, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
+61 3 9328 3788
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 01:00
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Sydney, Australia
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129 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Dropped in last week and it's all boarded up. Apparently it has been sold in the last couple of weeks, and the new owners have shut it down. Shame. The Steak was good.

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Thank Don B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

Has friendly staff and lots of craft beer to choose from. Yummy cured beef snacks as well. Love this place. Always stop off on way home when in melbourne

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Hobart, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We called in to the Carron on the way to see a band at Festival Hall, and it was great! Service was spot on, meals were huge and well priced, drinks were good - a great stop if you like a straightfoward pub.

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Thank Jess J
Sydney, Australia
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129 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Had dinner here on a recent business trip to Melbourne and had a great meal. Was by myself, and they were fairly full when I showed up, but they asked me to wait a couple of minutes while they moved a table and accommodated me. The steak was great as was the dessert. Lemon Curd tart thing was good. They... More 

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Thank Don B
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

I visited The Carron with a few colleagues for lunch one weekday. While the food was satisfactory when we eventually took it away, this was by far the worst customer experience I have ever had. The manager, Jamieson Bennett, actually came to bar and shouted at me in front of the whole restaurant as I was waiting to pay our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

The food here is bordering on good but the staff can't cope when it's slightly busy. Salt n pepper squid is tasty but portion is small as a main it is seved on a mountain of rocket. The parmas aren't too bad with a nice tomato topping. Best meal is a steak sandwich - try that if you are hungry... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012 via mobile

Best place for a good meal and a beer in this area. Nice staff too. Meal was big and fast out even though there were heaps of people there

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Thank Natalie K
Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

The Carron is a nice, friendly, comfortable hotel on Spencer Street. Wide variety of beers on tap and one of the best food menus for a pub I have seen. Always repair to The Carron when I am staying nearby in Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

We dined here for a birthday celebration with my wife and kids as it was my birthday. It was a Friday night and there was both Rugby League and AFL on in the vicinity. As a result the bar was crowded and despite a reservation we had to wait for our table. They appeared to be very disorganised as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Spencer St, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9328 3788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?