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Half Moon

Find six separate (and recently done-up) drinking and dining spaces, split across two levels in this Brighton pub.
By Andrew Zuccala
May 01, 2023
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By Andrew Zuccala
May 01, 2023
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Brighton's Half Moon pub — run by the same group that owns Lucky Coq, Portsea Hotel and The Albert Park Hotel — is huge. Behind the building's original historic façade, lies six separate (and recently done-up) drinking and dining spaces, split across two levels.

Food-wise, expect a glammed-up pub classics menu in the main dining. Here, they've moved beyond the parma, instead serving more sophisticated dishes like steak tartare, octopus carpaccio, crispy pork belly and an enormous braised lamb shoulder that's meant to be shared.

But fear not, you can still get your parma at the front bar and beer garden. That and steak sandwiches, fish and chips, steak, oysters and chicken wings are served up in this more casual part of Half Moon. It's also where you'll tuck into a great $30 roast on Sundays.

If you find yourself in need of something to eat and drink after a day at the beach in Brighton, do consider a jaunt over to Half Moon.

Top image: Simon Shiff

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Appears in:

The Best Pubs in Melbourne for 2023

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