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College Lawn Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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36 Greville Street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9810 0074
11:00 - 23:00
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Prahran, Australia
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at College Lawn with my family was a disaster. It's close by so thought we would give them another try, after long wait for meals in the past. The menu must be too big for the kitchen to manage or they just don't have enough kitchen staff. Ordered two steak sandwiches and two fish and chips......waited almost 40 minutes,... More 

Thank Wendy A
AVCCommunityManager, Manager at College Lawn Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Wendy A. Thank you for reviewing our venue. We're very disappointed to hear about your experience. Our goal is to provide high quality food and excellent customer service. If you could contact us at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au with the date and time of your visit, we will investigate this further. More 

Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

After a long day we wanted a nice meal where we didn't have to wait too long. So happy this place was recommended to us. We were not overly hungry so ordered the large parmy and an extra set of cutlery and a plate. These guys were only too happy to accommodate this request. The meal didn't take long and... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had burger and fish and chips, very delicious. All of the food that come out looked good. Staff very friendly and efficient.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Monday night is local night. $13 for a main of hearty pub food. You will not be disappointed by the size of the meal( come hungry) the friendliness of the service staff and the promptness of service. A great quick, hearty , no fuss meal. I followed up with a delightful berry crumble. I will return and I am a... More 

Thank Fay W
Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The beef burger and Corona $20 deal on Wednesday Trivia nights is actually pretty good. This is a lovely pub for a drink and I recommend it as a friendly local. If you are visiting Melbourne and staying nearby, drop in for a drink.

Thank Christopher G
opdcmarketing, Manager at College Lawn Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Christopher More 

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Sunday sessions are fantastic at the college lawn. Johnny Wonderpants play on Sunday Arvos and the atmosphere starts very chilled then ramps up to rockin! The food here is tasty with generous proportions. Friendly staff too. People of all ages frequent this pub so you don't feel too old/ young. I recommend the College Lawn to travellers to experience a... More 

Thank masqmargie
opdcmarketing, Manager at College Lawn Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the terrific feedback! More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The College Lawn run a steak night Tuesday. Choice of steaks at very good prices. I had the Porterhouse ($14) which came with a great slaw and beer chips. Steak was a good piece for the price. Well worth the money. Next time though I'll go for the Rib Eye ($21) that I saw others eating and looked extremely good.... More 

Thank Kai M
opdcmarketing, Manager at College Lawn Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Kai. We hope to see you back again for the Rib Eye soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

On a rainy Thursday night. Best to get in real quick with a cosy fire place to keep myself warmth. A local Thursday night of 6 different chicken Parma. Tonight, it was my third attempts to taste the third Parma selection on the menu. It certainly did not disappoint. One of an Indian twist, it was simply beautiful. Service is... More 

Thank Eddie L
opdcmarketing, Manager at College Lawn Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Eddie. More 

Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Funky little pub. Good atmosphere. We went to watch the rugby. They had great pub grub , definitely worth a visit. A little cold in the outside area but they do have some heaters.

Thank Beached-Taco
opdcmarketing, Manager at College Lawn Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback. We hope to see you at College Lawn again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Not always easy to see live games in Melbourne pubs - AFL dominates. College lawn is a friendly, no pretentious local pub with plenty of big screens, a great selection of craft beers and a decent wine selection. Gets a good crowd in on test nights. Be early if you want a couch. Very easy to get to from Prahran... More 

Thank Caroline C
opdcmarketing, Manager at College Lawn Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Caroline. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$29
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Greville Street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Prahran
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9810 0074
Nestled in the back streets of Prahran you'll find the College Lawn Hotel, a hotel that offers the warmth and welcoming feel of a favourite local.

The hotel consists of a lounge bar, public bar, function room, bottle-shop, two sun drenched courtyards and of course a restaurant where the great meals and inexpensive menu are nicely complemented by the friendly atmosphere.

Pool tables, happy hours, live sport and slab raffles - if it's not your own local, by the time you leave it will feel like it is.

The College Lawn also offers backpacker accommodation and is a favourite for visiting internationals due to both our location and the comfortable, affordable accommodation on offer.

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