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The Last Jar

#557 of 3,179 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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616 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9348 2957
12:00 - 01:00
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Mon 12:00 - 01:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 01:00
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a nice atmosphere and a little beer garden upstairs. When we showed up there was a social group of Irish musicians playing which added to the atmosphere. Unfortunately the food was a big let down. Steak was tough and overlooked, salad drowning in dressing, pickled veggies were crunchy and bitter . . . I don't think anyone... More 

Thank YC B
Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a really nice lunch on the rooftop with friends. There were no other patrons on the roof and very few in the pub itself but food was good and the waitress was lovely. Entrees of stuffed mushrooms and fish croquettes were great and the main courses of calamari and "specials" of fish were all pronounced to be good. Would... More 

Thank Julie C
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was exhausted and starving, and this Irish Pub was near my hostel. I went around 9pm on a Sunday night and it was pretty quiet. The staff member was pleasant and efficient and the food was good. Wouldn't go out of my way to go back there but for convenience sake it was good

Thank Felicity A
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We walked into the pub on a Wednesday evening to find an Irish Folk Music jam in progress. Musicians would join and and play. In the end a lively group was playing. The selection of beers was decent.

1 Thank qxvxe
Bendigo, Australia
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180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

New management have recently moved into The last Jar, with the change they have brought a new bubbly efficient team, with a wealth of hospitality experience amongst them . Nice to be greeted with a smile a lovely Irish accent.. Lunch specials for $15 served with a pot or house wine great value , plenty of options available Mains provide... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The staff were not very friendly and when the food was served a few orders were incorrect. They ran out of some ingredients and didn’t say anything until we noticed and asked and then told us. Should have told us when they realised and asked if we wanted to change our order. The place is dirty and has a really... More 

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Busselton, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This small pup has the most amazing food and my husband said the best pint of Guinness. An impromptu group of musicians was just setting up and quietly jamming away. The best Irish music I have heard in a long time and not so intrusive that you could not talk. The best beef cheeks if you want to give them... More 

1 Thank MollyD1953
Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I've been here for lunch. They have good prices for lunch -- something like 10 dollar for a main course. The quality is ok, nothing to die for. Not sure the quantity is the same as if you eat here for dinner -- the fish and chips seems to be more "light" at lunch. The service is basic, but friendly.

Thank Giovanni C
Broadmeadow, New South Wales, Australia
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were looking for someone interesting to have a drink after dinner and located this little Irish gem. As we walked in there was a circle of Irish musicians having a session, singing and playing multiple instruments. An old pub, which made you feel as though you had just stepped into Ireland. The staff were lovely and so were the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Bloody good food. Great bar staff. Nice cold cider on tap. Not far from the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

1 Thank DiggerRob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9348 2957
An Irish Pub that feels like your nan's lounge room. The food is wholesome and prepared from scratch on-site from Irish breads and butter, to the black and white pudding.Push your culinary limits with crispy pig's ears, brawn (pig's head) or just settle for a great steak.Great beer, music and friendly staff.

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