The Metropolitan Hotel

3.9
25 reviews
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$40 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Since 1853 The Metropolitan Hotel has been a landmark of the Melbourne legal precinct. Extensive refurbishment of the Ground Level space and the appointment of Chef Ben Brosca have breathed new life into the 160 year old pub.

Open from 7.30am, we serve Coffee supplied by Proud Mary and an assortment of Auntie Pegs Pastries, including the best Salted Caramel and Popcorn Doughnut going around! Or stop past on your way home to try one (or all) of our 12 beers and ciders on tap.

Ben's contemporary sharing focused menu will have you wanting to dine with us daily.

For those disinclined to share we have kept the old pub favorites and our authentic wood-fired pizzas.
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4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice food, freindly service and lovely decor

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Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Staff could be more attentive for the door support when arriving and departing with a wheelchair

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Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was great, with really friendly staff and a very welcoming pub vibe. My food (a lamb shoulder dish) was very ordinary and quite disappointing, but everyone else's food in our group looked significantly better. Probably a little pricier than your usual pub (mains in the mid to high $20s) but they have week night pub specials that can be taken advantage of, such as $18 steak nights etc.

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Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Easy and great for a work lunch often!

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Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Must have changed ownership . Ordered a burger for $18 and the bun must have been a good couple of days old. I asked for some mayo to assist said bun being so dry, and was told they don’t have it? But can have some Aoii- providing I pay $2 for it! We asked for some ketchup ( free) and received enough to feed Stuart Little. Won’t be back!

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Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is a good pub and has been for a very long time. Reasonable pub food, great service and a good atmosphere. Good value.

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Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommended with positive booking confirmation experience. Friendly staff, great food menu, overall relaxing vibe.

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Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The day we were there, their chef had walked out that morning (apparently). Nevertheless, they all pulled together and got the job done. It was a restricted menu of simple fare but, hey, it was generous and served with good humour. We still had a good time there. My only real complaint is that the dining room, with all its bare surfaces, is pretty noisy.

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Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In the middle of christmas party madness, the Met crew were fantastic. Everyone super helpful and attentive for our end of year Book Club party. The food was top quality and arrived very promptly. Thank you so much - we will be back!

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Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Couldn't fault the service and our Parma's were as good as any I've had.

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Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Chose the metropolitan hotel for dinner for a family catch up as it was a convenient location. Service was great. My kids enjoyed the pizzas, it was a wednesday night, where they have a steak special., so my husband and I chose that. Unfortunately I left half the steak (medium rare) on the plate as it was too difficult to cut.. maybe with a steak knife but not with the knife I had. I wished I would have ordered something else! My son had the chocolate brownie - that was amazing!

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Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The Metropolitan Hotel was a great place to meet with friends. I underestimated how busy it would be (very) which was great, but can be quite loud too and sometimes the music/radio was a bit overpowering for a pub setting.
We all enjoyed our meals, and the staff were very friendly. It would be great if you could make amendments to your booking via OpenTable too if you book online, and I’d recommend getting the pre-order process online too as that was a bit of a hassle, especially with a group.

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Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Relaxing place, good food and good service.

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Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect :)

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Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food portion was very small and tasteless. Not up to standard compared to other restaurants in the area.
Probably only recommend the pizza.
Pre ordered and food was ready upon arrival. Customer service was good.

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Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Friendly service which was prompt, something quite important for a week day lunch. Food was tasty and portion suzes were good gor a midday meal.

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Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for the first time because I had read great reviews....and I was not let down!!Great service and fantastic food at reasonable prices!Will definently return.

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Dined on 26 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great place to go for a relaxing lunch. Perhaps it was just luck, or that we went mid-week, but it was quiet and a very enjoyable ambience. The food was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the slow cooked pork belly and the chocolate mousse, along with a delicious bottle of cider. The prices were good and affordable, nothing was over-priced, especially for the quality of the food and service.

Will definitely be going back.

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Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, friendly staff

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Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is amazing.
We were returning customers and will return again. The food was so good, MKR quality.
The service was exceptional and the staff were so friendly and went out of their way to please...especially Simon, he was the best!
Loved it!

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Dined on 10 November 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The waitress was very nice, the food was lovely and arrived extremely quickly. unfortunately the table we were at was by the bar and screen for inputting orders and one member on the table was constantly bumped as the staff moved past.
All in all though, a great lunch.

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Dined on 9 November 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

we always enjoy our work lunches where we have limited time to celebrate a birthday, end of exams, a bon voyage to one of us going on a trip, getting engaged, married or whatever the reason we like to come to the Metropolitan to clink glasses for the occasion and have a delicious meal and tete a tete which we can rarely do during busy work hours.

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Dined on 7 September 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Met was great. The food was delicious, the chef made me a special vegan gnocchi with seasonal veges that was not on the menu which I appreciated. My group enjoyed their choices, the house wine was great as was the service.

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Dined on 16 July 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food every time we come but it is noisy on a Friday night.

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Dined on 28 October 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a birthday lunch for 8 people during our one hour lunch break which fit in perfectly. The service was efficient, friendly and food was delicious.

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