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Northcote Social Club

4.4
4.4
40 Reviews
$40 and under
Pub

The iconic Northcote Social Club has been a popular live music venue for many years, it has also become a favourite place to dine and enjoy a relaxed drink amongst the bustling High St. Whether you’re catching up for a drink with friends in the front bar, enjoying a meal from our modern pub inspired menu on our fully heated deck or hosting a special event or function in the Old Bottle Shop or newly renovated Treehouse, we have something for everyone. We are open for lunch and dinner throughout the week, with a diverse menu featuring share plates, to the traditional pub options including a classic parmigiana, Angus beef burger or a 250g Rump steak. Be mesmerized by the eclectic interior, warm wooden accents, elegant lighting and an abundance of greenery around the venue with full accessibility. Northcote Social Club is a safe & inclusive space that is perfect if you’re looking for a unique venue with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Booked 86 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9489 3917

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Whether you’re catching up for a drink with friends in the front bar, enjoying a meal from our modern pub inspired menu on our fully heated deck or hosting a special event or function in the Old Bottle Shop or newly renovated Treehouse, we have something for everyone. We are open for lunch and dinner throughout the week, with a diverse menu featuring share plates, plenty of veggie and vegan options and of course the classic parmigiana, Angus beef burger or a 250g Rump steak. Be mesmerized by the eclectic interior, warm wooden accents, elegant lighting and an abundance of greenery around the venue with full accessibility .

  • Area

    Northcote

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

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What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Hot Spot

  • Inner City North

    Hot Spot

  • Inner City North

    Sunday Lunch

  • Inner City North

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inner City North

    Most Booked

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  1. EM

    EmMW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best time! Felt incredibly safe and well cared for. Lovely to be back in the pub and the staff were all so great. Welcome back guys!

  2. BD

    BruceD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Solid pub food, a bit more interesting than most, with some well executed vegetarian options as well as usual pub staples. Super friendly staff, always helpful and as good a vibe as you can get under capacity restrictions. Back dining area is covered but open to the outdoors, with plenty of heaters - pleasant spot for a winter's night.

  3. ML

    MichelleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staff, I love that Northcote social is an inclusive venue, welcoming everyone. Appreciate the non gender toilets. Lovely food. I have been to Northcote social many times, it never disappoints!

  4. SA

    SharonA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    My food was cold. The service at the bar was lovely

  5. C

    Corby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best pubs in Melbs for a reason. Polite and attentive staff, great drink selection, yummy food, sweet beer garden…and the list goes on. Keep up the good work gang!

  6. JC

    JackieC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We thought the price of the Proscecco was way too expensive $52 a bottle. We also received our entrees at the same time as the mains. We asked if we could get vegetables with our burgers instead of chops and salad and we were told that the menu items could not be changed. This was disappointing.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good value and venue.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the vibe, the music, great wine and friendly staff who offered a bottle of water for the table. We had a great time.

  9. C

    Chloe1d

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Tired and dated. The hamburger was barely passable and the meat raw in the middle. I would not return. A lot better options in High street Northcote.

  10. ND

    NicholasD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Had a get together with friends, the staff were wonderful and vibes were off the charts.

  11. JH

    JoeH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Great drinks, but they split our booking into two tables which was a problem.

  12. IC

    IsabellaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff and food , very prompt service and nice music playing in the background

  13. M

    Morgan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Had to wait outside for entry despite having a booking. Both management and staff were arrogant, rude and discriminatory. Venue lacked the warm, fun, friendly atmosphere you want in a pub.

  14. C

    Charas999

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very cosy inside with lots of room out the back. Very relaxed and nice, basic food. Great croquettes.

  15. RK

    RichardK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience4

    I ordered the barramundi panfried. Compare to the photo on the menu I felt like I was robbed ,it was a third the size of the photo. My entree of chicken wings was good.

  16. DJ

    DavidJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The staff were welcoming and engaging. The entrees of humus and deep fried cauliflower were tasty and fresh. I had the red vegetable curry which has a hearty and filling meal. AND of course the drinks options are plentiful with a good cold beer to match the meal.

  17. EC

    EllenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    All the food was fabulous but the Barramundi was divine!

  18. MB

    MichaelB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The team always deliver. Friendly vibe and great atmosphere. Easy with the kids too. Be back again soon.

  19. F

    Felicity

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came for a gig and decided to have dinner beforehand. Excellent idea! The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was great, the heaters in the outside eating space are the BEST. We weren't cold at all and it was a cold night! Such a cool place to come for dinner or entertainment!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The service was speedy and everyone working there is so lovely! The Parma was a little small and a tiny bit dry, but I feel that that would not be a common thing and will definitely be returning. I live very close and I’m hoping to become a regular. The way we were treated and kept up to date with what was going on with our meals (they expected a half hour wait as it was a bit busy but it was nowhere near that long) was refreshing and I felt like a valued person rather than just a customer.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    2 meals were great 2 were not (kids meal and burger) The menu has changed and I think the chef too. Food was not as good as previous. Great local place but if the food doesn’t get back to its previous levels we will have to find another local :(

  22. C

    Cashy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A great few hours as usual. Good value, solid pub grub in my favourite local spot for a beer and a couple wines with friends. Such an easy atmosphere for a chat and a laugh. Love it and I'll be back soon.

  23. A

    Andrew

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Also a great venue for a beer, a great live band and a meal.

  24. JS

    JackS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and bar service. When we got there we were advised that other patrons were on our booked table and therefore we would be in the "tree house" - a little bit too cold! I saw the table with a piece of paper with my name and booking details - we arrived on time, why give away our table?

  25. LE

    LornaE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great venue to see live music. Great food great vibe

  26. BM

    BeMayes

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great night, food was delicious and Sycco was awesome. Margaritas were too pricey though. $20 is just way too much I reckon...

  27. JC

    JacksonC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Beers weren’t great and the parmas were solid very very hard to cut through.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really nice burgers for a quick pre show feed and washed down with a musky sweet moscato. 👍🏽

  29. RJ

    RJN072

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Food was ok, napoli on Parma tasted strongly of tomato paste. Way too many chips on the plate. Service was ok, not overly friendly & took a while to clear plates. I haven’t been here for a while but our experience this time around isn’t reflective of some great experiences previously.

  30. SH

    SamH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    First time and will be back. Great atmosphere, great food and good service

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the new outside sitting

  32. n

    nickname

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience5

    I had a dinner booking, big effort for me because I have disabilities. Was greeted at the door and shown our table. Ordered drinks, then Ordered our food, and when I went to check on where my meal was, I was advised the kitchen had closed. We were told there was nothing they would do, but spot a couple of drinks. NSC... Not what it used to be....

  33. BD

    BruceD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The perfect local pub. Friendly bartenders, solid beer selection, well executed pub staples with a few interesting items like southern fried cauliflower and veggie nachos. Lovely ambiance on the back deck as the sun sets.

  34. W

    Wineman3

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    -Surprised by size of the place which looks small from outside. Warm welcome on entry and shown to table (booth). Small but interesting menu and our dishes were great. Staff were friendly and engagoing. We'll be back. Thanks

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service

  36. CM

    ClaireM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easy to book. Atmosphere was amazing. Everyone was having a great night. Food was enjoyable and service was quick and friendly. Good range of GF menu options.

  37. JS

    JaneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great venue for parties and get together with family and friends, just make sure you book because it gets booked very quickly.

  38. r

    rohanb

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Social Club is great! Loved it, Ove the staff too, great place..

  39. AP

    AshleighP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    The food was mostly good, but the service was not acceptable. When I arrived for my booking I was told the table wasn't quite ready and to sit at the bar where I would be able to have a drink until I was told it was ready. 20 minutes later some of my party had arrived and we were still waiting. Eventually we found that some others in our party had been seated at the table, but no staff member had told me. Service of the food was inconsistent. People who ordered at the same time did not receive their meals at the same time, in fact some received their food 10 minutes after others had finished. We were seated on the undercover, enclosed decking. After the kitchen closed ashtrays were put out and groups sat near us and started smoking. As it was enclosed the smoke was in the air. No staff member came to ask us if we were okay with this. We assumed that, as it is an enclosed space, it was a no smoking area. When we asked a staff member when it changed to a smoking space and asked why we weren't told, the a just kept saying 'yes, you can smoke". At 10:30pm, with no warning, we were asked to leave the premises within 5 minutes, as the staff needed to be home before Melbourne's lockdown kicked in at 11:59pm. Closing early is completely understandable given the circumstances, but some notice from a staff member prior to this point would have been appreciated.

  40. M

    Mars

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great local gem, always nice atmosphere, good people, no attitude.

FAQs

Northcote Social Club is rated 4.4 stars by 40 OpenTable diners

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Booked 86 times today
Google Map for Northcote Social Club

301 High St Northcote, AU-VIC 3070

  • Area

    Northcote

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9489 3917

  • Catering

    Whether you’re catching up for a drink with friends in the front bar, enjoying a meal from our modern pub inspired menu on our fully heated deck or hosting a special event or function in the Old Bottle Shop or newly renovated Treehouse, we have something for everyone. We are open for lunch and dinner throughout the week, with a diverse menu featuring share plates, plenty of veggie and vegan options and of course the classic parmigiana, Angus beef burger or a 250g Rump steak. Be mesmerized by the eclectic interior, warm wooden accents, elegant lighting and an abundance of greenery around the venue with full accessibility .

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