A classic staple in the CBD food scene, The Duke of Wellington is a must-visit for any proud foodie. The oldest licensed pub in Melbourne, this trusted Duke has been around for quite some time.
Signature classic pub dishes marry with modern foodie favourites, including whole baked camembert (WHOLE BAKED). Oozing with warm, rich, flavoursome cheese, spoon camembert straight onto crusty bread topped with sweet quinces.
Crispy pan-fried saganaki, lasagne croquettes and classic parmas are among The Duke’s other mouth-watering choices. You’ll find all your favourite finger-licking pub food like sweet potato fries with herb aioli and The Duke hot dog loaded with cheese kransky, American cheese, onion rings, dill pickles, jalapenos, sauerkraut, mustard and hot sauce.
A stone’s throw away from Flinders Street station in the heart of the city, The Duke is the ideal whole crew catch-up spot—whether that’s for a quiet mid-week tipple or buzzing Saturday night dinner. Along with an extensive drinks list, classic cocktails including Mojitos, Negronis and Espresso Martini’s are highlights of the bar menu.
A triple-tiered venue (with a new rooftop bar opening on the top floor), the historical Duke of Wellington is anything but old-fashioned. Minimalistic perforated bar benches with polished pale timber, exposed brick walls and an eclectic mismatch of bar stools make this one of the most attractive, laidback pubs in Melbourne.
Leave your diet goals at the door, order your weight’s worth of food, and toast to the most marvellous Duke in Melbourne. It’s the right way to eat.
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