Marquis of Lorne

Drink down on the street, dine at the second floor restaurant or soak up some rays on the rooftop.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on April 01, 2023
Updated on September 11, 2023


Like many a Fitzroy pub, the Marquis of Lorne has been through a few refurbs over the years, finally settling into its current form spread across three levels.

On the ground floor, you'll find your classic public bar with a tele in the corner and all your usual suspects on draught. Head up the stairs to then find the more refined dining room (another staple amongst some of Melbourne's best pubs).

Up here, you'll find your classic pub grub has been given a makeover — think rockling burgers, chicken schnitzel with salsa verde and slaw and fried corn ribs with sweet peppers and labneh. Thankfully, it hasn't gone full fine dining restaurant on us, firmly keeping true to the pub vibes.

We are also glad to see that the wine list has also been given a heap of love. Find some pet nats and really decent proseccos alongside some skin contact vinos and your usual whites and reds — focusing on bottles from Australia and Europe.

Then there's the Marquis of Lorne's almighty rooftop bar — easily one of the best in Melbourne. Head up here on a sunny day to find tables full of spritzes and tinnies. But be sure to arrive somewhat early on a weekend. It fills up fast.


Appears in:

The Best Pubs in Melbourne for 2023


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