Golden Gate Hotel
Head to this South Melbourne pub during its $5 happy hour — or for its vegan Sunday roast.
Established in 1853, the Golden Gate Hotel in South Melbourne combines a traditional, friendly pub atmosphere with a contemporary menu offering classic grub with items you'd never expect to find on a pub menu.
You'll find many locals here on a Friday night, and with $5 drinks for happy hour every day we're not surprised. The hotel is also a crowd favourite for its $10 steaks all day, every day, which is possibly the best steak deal going around in the area. Lunch and dinner is served in a stylishly renovated dining room, perfect for intimate occasions or groups.
If you're in the mood for a typical hearty pub meal, grab a chicken parma ($24), pie of the day ($23) or the Great Golden burger ($26). If you're looking for something different, try one of the braised lamb pizzas with a green harissa base ($20), its vegan soba noodle salad with roasted pumpkin, broccolini and edamame beans ($18) or the linguini ($20). It also has some delicious starters like popcorn pork balls dipped in sweet and sour sauce or duck bao buns.
It's a traditional pub with a modern, south Melbourne twist that keeps the people coming back for more.