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Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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166 Johnston St | Corner of Johnston & Napier Streets, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9416 5055
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 16:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 9 and the impeccable service, the standard of food, beverage offering and atmosphere mad our night so, so memorable. I would recommend This classy up market "pub" to anyone. One of the best in Melbourne.

Thank Mel S
Reservoir, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A true place for a taste sensation! Great food, service and value for money. We were celebrating our 20th Anniversary and we will be back for more in the future.

Thank Rosey1959
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an intimate wedding reception in the courtyard room. It was amazing and everything that we had hoped for. The service from the first contact through to the end of the night was excellent. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough!

Doncaster East, Australia
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I keep coming back because I love this place, the atmosphere is always terrific. The food is always good, especially the steaks and the wine list is excellent. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The only issue is that it's not cheap, although it's a pub it definitely charges like an up market restaurant.

Thank AndrewJohn2014
Sydney, Australia
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

A birthday celebration was arranged in an upstairs function room with the staff providing excellent service along with very good catering. After the early afternoon upstairs function we continued on downstairs in the front bar. The location is easy to access from the city with the downstairs bar and outdoor areas appearing to be well supported by both locals and... More 

Thank Ian P
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

These guys dont miss a beat they have gone another notch up from the previous establishments atmosphere is oarsome. Service great a must is the tomato 🍅 salad with there own burrata chesse yum yum keep up the excellent work guys. I definitely will be back 😋

Thank Phillip Z
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

There were five of us for dinner and it cost us $570 this included a couple of bottles of not expensive wine. The big item was $220 for a share steak for three. It was okay. We ordered medium rare and got rare. This place specialises in steak. It's been a while since I have been to Vlados. But it... More 

Thank Tim H
Fitzroy, Australia
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We're Fitzroy locals and we were a bit surprised by some really good reviews of what looks like just pub, so we had to give it a crack. Oh yeah, it was good! We went all seafood and it was really, really good. If you like sashimi, you really need to try the raw fish, it was amazing. The fish... More 

Thank Ken R
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Until Christmas 2016 I had always cooked Christmas Dinner. For the first time in 38 years we went out and carefully chose the Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel (FTHH). It was perfect! The settings were beautiful, including Christmas crackers. The meal was just amazing.... We thought we had to choose from 4/5 entrees, but instead they were all presented as tasting... More 

Thank LoveBusyLizzie
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

6 of us had a new years day lunch there - perfect spot. Great selection of food and the staff were attentive. Be warned the serves are generous so we really didn't need so many shared entrees before our main courses but we still managed to eat it all!

Thank Tashi123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$31
Wine Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Johnston St | Corner of Johnston & Napier Streets, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9416 5055
Welcome to Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel! Fresh new life has been pumped into this classic public house by chef Sean Donovan and his team. A series of cosy and intimate beautifully curated spaces offering a wide range of drinking and dining experiences have been created. The venue offers four distinct areas, a traditional yet stylish public bar complete with vintage tiling, wood panelling and a snug offering premium craft beverages and casual dining spaces. The bistro dining room has a hunting lodge feel with rich tartans, textured wallpaper and ambient lighting alongside a juxtaposing light, green and lush conservatory feel dining area. Exclusive private dining is offered in the old wine cellar and is perfect for a range of special occasions from intimate wedding parties to corporate events. The upstairs level has been restored to its former glory to offer a flexible and accommodating space. This gorgeous area will cater to dining, functions, bar and lounge areas and access to the balcony which overlooks Johnson Street. Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel offers a variety of generous, quality driven, unpretentious dining experiences as well as accommodating those who simply wish to come in, pull up a bar stool and enjoy a nice cold beer! Our menu focuses on seasonal, fresh, artisan ingredients with a European flavour. Premium beef and seafood, smokey wood bbq and rotisserie echo Donovan's rustic and generous yet finessed style of cooking. Ultimately our goal is to recreate the ambiance of the quintessential corner pub that offers excellent food with Donovan's well-known generosity in portions and flavour.

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Staying in Fitzroy

Neighbourhood Profile
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots, hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic. Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll find little independent shops where local clothes and furniture designers display their wares. There are specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its cuisine and art galleries, but if you want to buy an old-fashioned snooker table, there is a shop for that too. Small pubs still exist, tucked away on the corners of suburban side streets that serve up traditional Sunday roasts. Live music abounds, and the street performers play so hard you worry to tip them would ruin their concentration. Venture to the Spanish quarter on Johnston Street and you may even find street dancing. It is all happening amidst off-beat street murals and the shuffle of a very funky neighbourhood that embraces both old and new.
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