Melbourne’s Newest Pub, Morris House, opens its doors

Morris House Melbourne

Melbourne CBD will welcome an exciting addition to the pub scene with the opening of Morris House on Monday, July 10th, following a $4 million renovation. Designed by architect Red Design, Morris House boasts four revitalised levels with a stunning light exterior and a variety of entertainment options to suit all tastes.

The Basement Comedy Club is a neon-lit space inspired by the great comedy clubs of New York. Hosting local and headline comedy acts every Friday and Saturday night in collaboration with Melbourne Comedy, including a residency from Arj Barker from July 18th.

On the ground floor, the revamped Dining Room features cosy, plush leather booths and a new marble bar that is conveniently positioned off the busy city sidewalk, making it the perfect spot for a mid-week lunch or post-work drink. The Level One Bar & Terrace showcases comfortable booth seating and a sunny terrace overlooking Exhibition Street, hosting weekly live music and available for both corporate and social events. The rooftop, perched on the fourth level, offers an inner-city, leafy-green oasis ideal for social get-togethers, with a retractable roof for year-round comfort.

Morris House accommodates 550 guests across the four revitalised levels, with the spacious rooftop allowing for 180 guests. A new menu from Executive Chef Christian Abbott and Head Chef Andrzej Urbanik offers loaded bagels, fresh salads, top-quality cured meats, house-made focaccia, tasty share plates and reimagined pub classics. The carefully curated cocktail menu features a signature Agave section that will delight patrons.

Morris House Venue Manager Dylan Hewlett said that the renovation is a new era for the old building and is an exciting addition to the Melbourne pub scene. “We’re bringing all the best parts of Melbourne together in one place which means there will always be something to come and enjoy,” he said.

Gathering with friends at the end of a weekend will quickly become a new ritual with the Sunday Long Lunch, offering grazing smallgoods, house-made focaccia, classic Beef Wellington served with red wine jus and a feast of sides, all served with a glass of wine.

Morris House is now open to the public, and bookings are available via This pub is sure to become a new favourite for locals and visitors alike, with its variety of entertainment options, diverse menu, and carefully curated cocktail list.

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