We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Highlander Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Bar, Pub, Scottish, International, British
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9620 2228
Website
Today
12:00 - 03:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 03:00
Sat 18:00 - 03:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 49: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drinks were nice, atmosphere is great and staff is very friendly. Loved to come here for predrinks but they also serve great food. Got a voucher for our birthday, which was very nice. Good value for money, would definitely recommend.

Helpful?
Thank Tamara L
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
133 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped into the Highlander Bar for a couple of drinks after a day in the city. It's open from lunch and is easy to access. It has booths and tables and we arrived about 9pm and it was buzzing inside. It's quite dark, but in a private, good way. Tables aren't too close together so you can talk privately, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank ddiston
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We went on a Tuesday night and a few other people had the same idea. I can see this place overflowing with people on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. The service was great and the staff were friendly. We will be back.

Helpful?
Thank Mguf77
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Bought a scoopon for this place. The burgers were great very tasty. The fries were too thin but still enjoyable lots of condiments. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this place and definitely go again.

Helpful?
Thank MJFGWM
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

came with a birthday voucher, was reasonably quiet as we went for lunch. meals were a bit pricey but the highlander burger is very nice, the popcorn chicken entree meal is definitely worth the money. resturant was clean and staff were nice.

Helpful?
Thank Geoff S
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Only lost a star due to the stains on the couch by people who can't handle their alcohol. Otherwise we had a really good experience (Friday Lunch); we had a share platter that gave you a taste of the menu which was really nice. Between the four of us we had burgers for our mains including The Flying Scotsman, Highlander... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew T
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went there last night with my wife and we had a very nice evening. The food is delicious and arrives fast, the beer is ice cold, the staff are top notch and the atmosphere is romantic (no bright lights, no loud music). Highly recommended, I will be happy to go back.

Helpful?
Thank Pavel_11111
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We arrived on a very quiet Monday night greeted by a miserable bar maid. First they forgot about our drinks which we had to remind them about after half an hour (no apologies for forgetting). When the drinks finally came they were watered down and horrible. When our food finally came, it was all cold (the stuff that didn't get... More 

Helpful?
Thank F6Travel
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
421 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch using a discount coupon. At half price it wasn't worth the money. The place looks like it hadn't been swept or vacuumed for days. The staff were all nice. We ordered the beef pie - sorry, it was busy last night and we're out. Also out of the soup. How about a bottle of the Shiraz?... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravellingTex
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went for a lunch at Highlander bar,food was excellent and drinks great too.Comfy surrounds and atmosphere..Staff were very welcoming and pleasant.. Will be back soon.. Ochayethenoo...

Helpful?
Thank 108Mark

Travellers who viewed Highlander Bar also viewed

 

Been to Highlander Bar? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Scottish, International, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
18:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9620 2228
Description
Nestled in a secluded leafy lane way, between the Rialto and the Aquarium, Highlander is one of Melbourne's best kept secrets. A wee taste of Scotland in the heart of the CBD, we serve contemporary Scottish cuisine from Haggis balls to Highlander Burgers and a range of Scottish cocktails, whiskies & ales. Our fun and friendly venue is the ideal place for lunch, dinner, drinks or your next function - whatever the occasion may be.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Highlander Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
Explore this neighbourhood