Mr McCracken Bar and Restaurant

4.4
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90 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
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Mr McCracken is a stylish and contemporary addition to Essendon Fields. With great service, sensational food crafted from ethical, local, fresh produce, and a beautiful outdoor space complete a spectacular stone fireplace, Mr McCracken ticks all the boxes. Get ready to relax, refuel, and make the most of a daily Happy Hour, $25 weekday express lunches, and live music Thursday to Saturday.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Sunday 11.30am till late
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Phone number
(03) 9379 1812
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Matthew Dawson
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Private Party Facilities
Book Mr McCracken to make your next event unforgettable. Mr McCracken is the perfect Essendon event venue and we have a dedicated Events team that will take the hassle out of organising your next function in Essendon Fields.
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Private Party Contact
Private Event Coordinator : (03) 9379 1812
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Catering
We focus on Australian produce that is expertly managed from paddock to plate. With lunch specials, a weekly fare and happy hour, there is always something new at Mr McCracken. Our signature 72-hour pizza dough cooked in a Italian pizza oven creates fine crust pizza’s with authentic toppings. Mr McCracken's menu combines longed-for flavours that will delight you and your guests. The bar boasts a range of Victorian regional wines and signature cocktails which invite you to sit back and enjoy. Our dedicated event team is available to tailor a bespoke menu for your next event or special occasion.
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Parking is available on Larkin Boulevard with the first 2 hours free. Parking is also available nearby in Essendon Fields and Australian Events Centre.
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Public Transit
By Tram Essendon Airport is located a short stroll from Tram route 59 Ito Elizabeth Street, CBD). Stop 56 on Earl Street, Airport West. By Train Essendon Station is less than 10 minutes' drive from Essendon Fields or via Tram Service 59 (Airport West).
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Entertainment
Live music Friday from 5.30pm Saturday from 6pm Sunday from 2.30pm
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on recent ratings
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Food
4.5
Service
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Ambience
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SO
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Food good noise level extremely loud can’t have a conversation without yelling with the person next to you very disappointing

RV
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food so good to have some this so lovely locally

AG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Noise levels were too loud, food was good, service could be much improved on.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A great venue that we don’t have to travel to the city for.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, food was beautiful and service was fantastic.
Definitely going again

A
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The wait staff were overworked but still very attentive. The food was very good and presented well. We had a very pleasant enjoyable evening and would recommend this venue to anyone after good food,

C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent service, food and value. The ambiance is lovely and the free 2 hour parking is appreciated

LV
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The place is lovely i have only been once but chicken mushroom could have been much better. Missing flavour. Maybe an addition of asparagus spears and cream far too runny. Pizza was good. Seafood pasta was full of grit from the clams.

LM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our usual business lunch meeting place. As always, the food was perfect and atmosphere perfect for table conversation.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Visiting from the United States. Great atmosphere, good food, a bit noisy, service ok. Just a shame they wouldnt cook the steak to our liking! ( medium).

BH
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Was recommended and it was very nice
Good food especially the chocolate desert
Staff service very friendly and knew the menu

OC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very happy with the friendly service and the food was delicious!

AM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The service is very good. Food is a little overpriced for the serving size. Menu and wine list is limited and could be changed up. Specials are not always available or run out. Waiters should be informed before taking the orders. Very loud if a band is playing in the bar area. Overall, convenient location with a modern vibe.

MC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great location and place, food was excellent and great value

FL
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I’ve been a few times and think perhaps a change to menu or more specials would be great

J
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this Bar & Restaurant - yummy food accompanied by the most delicious cocktails!

JO
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Lovely waitress, beautiful setting, delicious food.
Will definitely be back!

RP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely place and good service. Menu is a bit limited but quality was good. Can be very noisy.

MG
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter/esses' were very friendly and prompt with service. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and will be back for sure.

P
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I got FIVE emails in regards to this simple dinner booking. That's 4 emails too many.

RF
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Customer service was exceptional. Mains were good. Entree was okay. Beautiful venue!

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, great service. Will definitely be back.

SB
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal with friends. Noise level in the restaurant was a little loud especially as the number of guests increased.

M
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and friendly service! Great to see someplace in the burbs so busy on a Tuesday night. The rhubarb dessert was especially amazing.

TD
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food and service and wil be recommending your restaurant to friends.

SB
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyable meal. Will certainly be back. Wait staff very helpful.

R
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Fantastic venue, gorgeous fit out.
Service was excellent, personable and prompt. Enjoyed a grazing board, duck risotto and pizza. All were generous servings and high quality. Only issue was that it does get quite loud inside, high ceilings and concrete flooring doesn’t do much to absorb the noise. Will definitely recommend and be returning

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were friendly & efficient, bar staff made us a cocktail we requested which wasn’t on the drinks menu. We had the eye fillet which was outstanding. So tender & tasty & the mash potato was the best mash I’ve ever tasted.
Amazing!!

MM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

limited menu and a bit on the pricey side - $24 for a pizza with hardly any topping.

P
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great value for money experience. Now our favourite eating place. We now have have a dining experience far superior to the usual pub grub.

FG
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and unobtrusive service, have already recommended to friends. Will be returning soon especially to listen to the live music and enjoy the ambience. Great place to rendezvous with friends, so easy to access and for parking .

PD
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My only criticism would be that it was a little noisy, but overall our experience was top class

LW
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it here great food awesome atmosphere service is fast and toilets are clean. And the doors at the entrance are wicked

JH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good spot at Essendon Fields for a casual dinner. A small range of options on the menu, but all well presented. Wine list is in the middle of the pack, not vin ordinaire, but nothing way OTT either.

PC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We were a large group of 12 having dinner on a very busy night. Food was very good, pizzas were excellent. Service was hit and miss with the waitress getting annoyed that we moved the chairs to try and fit properly and then walking off on us as we were ordering drinks - when we called her back she said we had been taking too long. Very noise and the music in the background didn’t help - people are here for a meal and to chat - don’t really need the music .

CH
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Pleasant experience. Excellent staff, good meal. A little noisy, but it was lunch time, after all.

CT
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very polite staff, lovely relaxed atmosphere, just a really nice place to get together with friends & lovely food too

BC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simple menu but excellently presented and tasty. Delicious cocktails friendly staff. Strange location but

FG
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The food was cold and dry. We orderd coffee and it was cold also. An espresso was delivered in a mug!

VI
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great ..my fav croquettes..great pizzas..

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