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Micawber Tavern

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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61 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9754 8660
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The atmosphere is amazing. We sat outside where there is a little creek, the whole place is surrounded by nature and is beautiful. Unfortunately the potential of this place is ruined by overpriced food that is average at best. I ordered a medium steak that came out well done and the food just isn't great in general but the bill... More 

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Thank James B
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there today for lunch - just two of us. The place is lovely with a good atmosphere. We ordered the grilled mixed seafood platter @ $35.00. It consisted of 6 prawns, 2 oysters, 4 scallops, and grilled fish along with small chips and salad. Not a lot for the price we thought - we needed a magnifying glass... More 

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Thank Lollypop024
Cockatoo, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place has so much character , an old English pub in the hills just works the meals are great but i cant go pass the fish and chips great value and taste unbelievable

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Thank S9197TMdavidm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly it was the worst meal I've ever ever had. Had crepe roulade, crepes were undercooked, pumpkin didn't taste fresh. Weird capiscum pepper sauce on top and then a mint and celery dressing. None of it matched. It was just vile. Girl nearly had me in tears when we complained took a good 5 minutes of haggling before she have... More 

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Thank Sarah M
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was decent pub food. Inside looks like a traditional English pub with lots of character. The outside garden area is beautiful with all the trees. The gentleman playing and singing on a Sunday was great!

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Thank BiancaVeronica
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to this restaurant, although probably not enough to go back. It's has a cosy pub in the hills atmosphere, but could use some updating and better house keeping. It was quite full the evening we went, and we had a long wait for our meals. The staff were friendly and the food was fine - nothing wrong... More 

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Thank AnnaCatharina2001
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Have eaten here a lot, as it is our local watering hole. A lot of the regular meals are quite good, if you're feeling like a steak, parmigiana, etc. Then occasionally the specials board have some really nice food too. However, there are some meals that have been a real miss. In particular was an over cooked pasta dish I... More 

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Thank SusanB131313
Belgrave, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Micawber Tavern is about 3/4 of a kilometer outside Belgrave and nestles in the foot of the Sherbrooke Forest, just as the main Monbulk Road meanders up to Kalista. The Tavern has plenty of parking, has a good outdoors area and a very comfortable and inviting interior. Monday night has recently become their $15/meal night, so I thought that... More 

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Thank Rob G
Whitfield, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A good dining experience overlooking the running stream at the back of the beer garden - heaps of pub artifacts to look at with a fireplace which makes it super cosy and creates a good atmosphere

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Thank LMES2014
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is a funny little pub. Overpriced food and sometimes slow service, But the drinks are fair. It's a great layout, in that there are lots of different sections to set up camp. Quiet, dark corner? Window seat? A seat at a barrel? Beer garden? They've got it all covered. The staff are nice, and it's really family friendly. Tuesday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Belgrave
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9754 8660

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