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Micawber Tavern, Belgrave, AU-VIC

Micawber Tavern

4.3
4.3
300 Reviews
$40 and under
Pub

An English Tavern located in the Dandenong Ranges, serving warm meals and cold beer. With a fireplace inside and a massive beer garden, we are an all year around venue perfect for all occasions.

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Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Irish, English

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9754 8660

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Table service style in our bistro plus bar dining

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining RoomOutdoor DeckingBeer Garden

  • Area

    Belgrave

  • Parking Details

    Private Parking

  • Public Transit

    663 Bus arrives outside, Belgrave train station is a 10 minute walk

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas in July

    $20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    23 July 2022 only
    Join us for Christmas in July, a traditional English style Christmas! With Christmas decorations, festive music and entertainment, enjoy a Christmas dinner and a glass of mulled wine! $85 per person for a 3 course meal and a glass of mulled wine. $65 per person for a 2 course meal and a glass of mulled wine. $25 per child for a main and dessert. *$20 deposit per person. **Please add note 1. How many children are in booking. 2. If adults want 2 or 3 courses.
  • Family Fun Day

    $25.00 per person

    7 July 2022 only
    Please select either 12:00pm or 1:30pm as your booking time, only book for the number of kids attending the event. School Holiday event at Micawber Tavern. Bring your kids for a session of Arts and crafts and a guided scavenger hunt. The $25 charge pays for your child's activities, 1x meal and a kids drink.

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What 300 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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Loved For

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Group Bookings

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Outdoor Eating

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Romance

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

    Sunday Lunch

  • Yarra Valley Ranges

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  1. PM

    PamboM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My sisters, cousin and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Micawber Tavern. The food was generous and very tasty. I am looking forward to the next time I come along, and would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a great pub atmosphere and yummy food and friendly staff.

  2. N

    Nataliet

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    The food was good, service extremely poor. We had booked a table outside, which was lovely. However after being given menus and asking our wait staff to come back in a few mins so we could look at the menu first, we waited for over 45 mins and actually had to remind the staff that we were outside and to come and take our order. To which we were told they had forgotten about us and laughed it off. Then had to wait over half an hour for our food to be brought out. Again asking for an update on where the food was. Service leaves a lot to be desired. I understanding that you were busy, however might pay to keep your customers updated and to not be forgotten.

  3. l

    longers

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Very enjoyable Sunday afternoon lunch and live music was extremely entertaining. Staff were friendly and appropriately attentive. The only downside was the length of time to wait for our mains, around 45 mins. However, the live music and quality of the food made up for it. Would definitely go back!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to have a nice meal, really good food and nice clean place.

  5. CM

    CassieM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Our only criticism is that no one really checked on us to see if we wanted drinks or the bill, we were constantly getting up to ask It was all very loud with staff moving around tables and chairs

  6. CR

    CarolR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    The Sunday roast was so good and generous portions!

  7. B

    Bowie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Entrée, Main and staffs and staffs are amazing. fair price be back again.

  8. PD

    PaulineD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is creative tasty and beautifully presented. It is cozy and the wait staff very friendly and charming.There are a variety of dishes including pub style meals as well as more gourmet fair. The gourmet food is quite expensive. Very enjoyable though overall

  9. SC

    ShaneC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    The Tavern is dead to me now.... We sat outside in the 'outdoor heated' seating. Arrived at 5pm, gas heaters were constantly turning off. The drinks order taken within 5-10 mins which was great. Advised the staff about the heating turning off when we received our drinks. Waited for over 30 mins with noone coming to take our meal order or attend to no heating. At 5.40pm we had to walk into the tavern ourselves to query when someone would take our food order and attend to the heating because we were with our small children who were freezing cold sitting outside without heating! The staff were standing at the stage talking and looking like they were doing sweet FA. We received a weak apology by the waitress who finally came outside to take our order. We asked for entree and mains to come out together to avoid any further wait times. Another staff changed the gas cylinder...which lasted a few mins then would turn off again. By 6.25pm.... another 45mins since taken our already delayed food order WE again had to enter the tavern to waive down staff to see where our meals were. We had been at the tavern for 1hr and 25mins already with only drinks served! The waitress said she would check for us. She returned outside to our table to advise the food is cooking now and will be a further 10mins....I queried why only now is our meal being prepared?! Again, a weak apology and a pathetic excuse about problems in the kitchen. The food was ok...very restricted menu since the change over. The taste wasn't horrible but for the price and ridiculous wait time it certainly wasn't worth it. I am truly disappointed in the Tavern since the takeover. The service is horrible, the food selection is condensed to this basic excuse for an overpriced wank of a menu and the whole atmosphere has been lost to this 'revamp.' We were once regular patrons who loved going to this homely Tavern with our kiddies to enjoy a few drinks and a great meal that had a nice enviting vibe. Never again

  10. EK

    EllenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So delicious! Had the barra and it was divine. Great atmosphere and beautiful layout. Highly recommend

  11. DD

    DawesyD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic food, we sat in a window booth in the bar section which was cosy. Great Sunday afternoon with one of the best parmas I’ve had in a long while, the vegetarian mushroom main was equally great as were the kids meals. Definitely on the list for a return visit

  12. DT

    DarrenT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great atmosphere a great place to hang out on a Friday night.

  13. V

    Vana

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The perfect pub! Friendly staff and delicious food.

  14. TG

    TGFern

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best seat right next to fireplace which was great! Staff are friendly, helpful, attentive, all smiling. The owner was instilling extra heating upstairs in the public bar at the time, this will be good. Food was excellent, it was a tough choice to select our main. Pool table available with some nice booth areas and other attractive seating in the public bar. I’m looking forward to enjoying the outdoor space in summer with the live music! Not far from from Ferntree, great local place in a gorgeous setting. You will not be disappointed! Open table confirmation of our booking was sent to my email yet the restaurant did not have our booking, this happens every time with open table. Luckily we were able to be accommodated.

  15. NM

    NeilM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The greeting from Liam was the start of an amazing evening. First time here and are sold on returning. Everyone friendly, very casual easygoing staff. If you are a 'cold' person though, do bring an extra jacket or have legs covered as felt quite chilly which was a bit distracting however will be better prepared next time like those who had jumpers on.

  16. C

    Carole

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Has been done up. Food quality much improved, good sized entrees

  17. DB

    DanielB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time back since the revamp and we loved it!

  18. EC

    ElleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, good music and good service. We really enjoyed and will be back again !

  19. B

    Bull

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and a great meal with lovely surrounds

  20. MC

    MarkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Lunch with our family. Manager was awesome sorting out our table booking as our table was set up outside when we booked for inside. Wonderful service, atmosphere and food, thanks to the Micawber Tavern Team.

  21. LO

    LynetteO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Overhead heaters no working, food and price gone up from previous pub grub. Soggy and salty chips. Ordered drinks twice. Overall mid range.

  22. SF

    SimonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Micawber has been renovated and there’s a brand new menu since I’ve been there last… pre COVID. All I can say is… just wonderful. There’s a limited menu of around 8 or so mains, but every one looked outstanding. Often better to have 8 things they do well rather than 30 items that are pre cooked and slap dash. The ambience and service were excellent. Highly recommended!!

  23. RL

    RuLi

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Loved the setting & the staff were very helpful and accommodating of our group. I had the fish and chips which was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Generous portions including for kids. We would definitely return.

  24. LJ

    LindaJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Catnip the band were awesome and all venue staff were exceptionally friendly, polite and helpful. Looking forward to going back b

  25. CK

    CathK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Amazing night!! Food was fantastic, service great. Music (Cat Nip) made the night excellent!! Best night on the hills in a long time

  26. JF

    JackF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Awesome venue Food was average more salt on the chips then lake eyre Table service was shocking was left without a drink after the first 1 was empty and removed from table

  27. S

    Stace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible.. calamari, bbq ribs and the steak.. so tasty. the waiters and waitress were fantastic, very smiley and friendly which sends off great vibes. will definitely come back again !

  28. NS

    NatalieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was yum. The entertainment singing were fantastic.

  29. MS

    MichelleS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! Really loving the quality and variety.

  30. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, setting and atmosphere. Staff always helpful even when they are busy.

  31. K

    Korky

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Good meals . Friendly staff . Let down by having to wait two hours for our meal

  32. EM

    EleanorM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The tavern was only moderately busy with a lot of wait staff . I Had booked, possibly they forgot to submit our order as it took close to 1.4 hours to get our lunch after ordering, and wait staff were very good at avoiding eye contact . There was a cursory apology , no reason given . Food was okay not exceptional and certainly not something that would take a long time to deliver

  33. AR

    AllyR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience2

    The only thing is took awhile to get food. And entries came out with mains not before mains

  34. K

    Katt

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Was ok food , not great and certainly not worth the $.

  35. RG

    RebeccaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great! Steak was delicious. Pleasantly surprised by the food and the newly renovated bistro section has a lovely feel to it. Highly recommended.

  36. D

    Diana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    The place changed to its disadvantage, it used to have a unique atmosphere. Now it is just a very average place. The food is also average; the service is friendly if you are lucky enough to find someone who picks up your order. Overall, it was a disappointment.

  37. JK

    JayK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The roasted duck leg was too salty. Dessert was served too late

  38. J

    Justine

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great place. Good food and ambience. Would come again.

  39. SM

    StephM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    We were looking forward to dining for quite a while and were disappointed with the service. Our table was not ready on arrival and we were told to wait, we were then forgotten about and I had to chase up the staff. They then rushed us to order and all the food came out at different times. Hopefully they were just having an off night as I love this pub.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Sons birthday. The food was lovely but we waited nearly an hour from the time we ordered to receiving our food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Micawber Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Micawber Tavern

65/71 Monbulk Rd Belgrave, AU-VIC 3160

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Belgrave

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Irish, English

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Parking

  • Public Transit

    663 Bus arrives outside, Belgrave train station is a 10 minute walk

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9754 8660

  • Catering

    Table service style in our bistro plus bar dining

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining RoomOutdoor DeckingBeer Garden

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