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Highlander Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, ,
11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9620 2228
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (6 reviews)
“black pudding” (4 reviews)
“burgers” (9 reviews)
Bar, Pub, Scottish, International
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked past after dinner and popped in for a wine. The pub has a Scottish theme with most of the workers and patrons from there. It was different but I actually liked feeling I was in another country! The Function room upstairs would be a...More

Thank Heath B
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Went for a work party. Always wondered what this place was like. Very quirky decorations! Burger and chips were very tasty. I had to get back to the office quickly and the bar staff made sure my food came really quickly despite out table of...More

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A lovely little place for a drink, or two. I realy enjoyed a lovingly made cocktail from the extensive, mostly whisky based offerings. The place has a very nice atmosphere, pity that we could not stay longer.

Thank 446leichhardt
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

After spending 6 months in Australia I was gasping for some irn bru and something that reminded me of Scotland and Highlander did just that! Scottish music and Decor is amazing and it was a big plus that they stocked irn bru

Thank MMCC95
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Lunch with a couple of old mates in this Scottish themed pub. A great experience that we'll certainly revisit. Down stairs is a bit gloomy but the service certainly brightens the place up. Good pub menu and one of our group dated the haggis lunch...More

Thank defa45
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I was recommended to go and have a feed and a beer at this little bar by some good friends. They told me Amanda was amazing. I travelled 4 hours and made a bee line. Amanda was not working......until later and she was great. Meanwhile...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Traditional Scottish black pudding, haggis, square sausage and potato scones. Staff are very friendly - what you would expect from Scots. Although this is tucked away in Highlander Lane, between Flinders, Kings and Flinders Lane get there early if you want a table.

Thank Stuart E
Reviewed 28 June 2017

In a nutshell it was a really pleasant experience. The staff, in our case, a Scottish (lass) lady behind the bar was super friendly and bubbly and welcoming. The accent helped too!! Knowledgeable about the food AND the beers! Food...Fat B@stard (getting past tripadvisor filter...More

Thank Luke F
k8whillas, Owner at Highlander Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hi Luke, So glad you enjoyed the food and service and thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review(s!). My staff and I really appreciate it and we look forward to having you back at Highlander again soon!

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Was in the city today for a meeting at the bottom of King Street and the guys took me to lunch at this bar. I wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised with the burger and a beer lunch special I got the Highlander Burger,...More

Thank Darren W
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We went here because I had a birthday coupon. The food is pretty decent, although not many options if you're a vegetarian. If you're a vegetarian though, I recommend the cauliflower frittatas. The bartender wasn't the friendliest, the only complaint I have.

Thank Pallavi124
Central Business District
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Bar, Pub, Scottish, International
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
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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.
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