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The Last Jar

#583 of 3,168 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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616 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9348 2957
11:30 - 01:00
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Mon 12:00 - 01:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 01:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided against my better judgement to go to the city and have a Guinness in a traditional atmosphere. Walked in the door to some horrific performance of an Irish song sung by a person playing the bodhran. Surrounded by the usual troop of drunken paddies, most of whom were not of Irish heritage. I didn't bother to order a drink.

Thank Paul0411
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The inside is kind of old and nothing particularly special. We were here for St Patty's Day so it was pretty busy, and there was a line outside despite it not being super busy when finally getting in. The Irish fries were nice though, and beers and other drinks were reasonably priced.

Thank dulicieux
Level Contributor
33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This place has a nice atmosphere and a little beer garden upstairs. When we showed up there was a social group of Irish musicians playing which added to the atmosphere. Unfortunately the food was a big let down. Steak was tough and overlooked, salad drowning in dressing, pickled veggies were crunchy and bitter . . . I don't think anyone... More 

Thank YC B
Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Enjoyed a really nice lunch on the rooftop with friends. There were no other patrons on the roof and very few in the pub itself but food was good and the waitress was lovely. Entrees of stuffed mushrooms and fish croquettes were great and the main courses of calamari and "specials" of fish were all pronounced to be good. Would... More 

Thank Julie C
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Was exhausted and starving, and this Irish Pub was near my hostel. I went around 9pm on a Sunday night and it was pretty quiet. The staff member was pleasant and efficient and the food was good. Wouldn't go out of my way to go back there but for convenience sake it was good

Thank Felicity A
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We walked into the pub on a Wednesday evening to find an Irish Folk Music jam in progress. Musicians would join and and play. In the end a lively group was playing. The selection of beers was decent.

1 Thank qxvxe
Bendigo, Australia
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180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

New management have recently moved into The last Jar, with the change they have brought a new bubbly efficient team, with a wealth of hospitality experience amongst them . Nice to be greeted with a smile a lovely Irish accent.. Lunch specials for $15 served with a pot or house wine great value , plenty of options available Mains provide... More 

2 Thank delishldish
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The staff were not very friendly and when the food was served a few orders were incorrect. They ran out of some ingredients and didn’t say anything until we noticed and asked and then told us. Should have told us when they realised and asked if we wanted to change our order. The place is dirty and has a really... More 

Thank bet280
Busselton, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This small pup has the most amazing food and my husband said the best pint of Guinness. An impromptu group of musicians was just setting up and quietly jamming away. The best Irish music I have heard in a long time and not so intrusive that you could not talk. The best beef cheeks if you want to give them... More 

1 Thank MollyD1953
Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I've been here for lunch. They have good prices for lunch -- something like 10 dollar for a main course. The quality is ok, nothing to die for. Not sure the quantity is the same as if you eat here for dinner -- the fish and chips seems to be more "light" at lunch. The service is basic, but friendly.

Thank Giovanni C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9348 2957
An Irish Pub that feels like your nan's lounge room. The food is wholesome and prepared from scratch on-site from Irish breads and butter, to the black and white pudding.Push your culinary limits with crispy pig's ears, brawn (pig's head) or just settle for a great steak.Great beer, music and friendly staff.

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