Melbourne’s best pubs and restaurants for Christmas Day dining

The Duke of Wellington Melbourne pub

As the Yuletide season approaches, bring out your festive spirit and join in the merriment at some of Melbourne’s finest pubs and restaurants. This Christmas Day, let these culinary destinations do the heavy lifting while you sit back, relax and indulge in a feast fit for a king. The Smith: A Family Affair The Smith, […]

Auburn Hotel unveils $4.3m extension showcases new era of dining

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In the heart of Hawthorn, the iconic Auburn Hotel has been an integral part of the community for 135 years, serving up good times and great memories. Today, the beloved venue reveals a new face to its regulars and newcomers alike with the grand reopening after a $4.3 million extension. The refurbishment sees an expanded […]

Auburn Hotel Melbourne gets a new future


The iconic Auburn Hotel in Hawthorn is set to receive a multi-million-dollar expansion, providing the local community with fresh indoor and outdoor spaces to savor food, drinks, and good times. Since 1888, this historic pub has been a landmark at the corner of Auburn Road and Victoria Street. Now, it’s transforming the adjacent Regan Motors […]

Melbourne pubs and restaurants that are open for visits this Christmas

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Forget Christmas at your place – who needs the cleaning up?! This Christmas in Melbourne, it’s all about pubs and taking those you love on a gastronomic journey around the city at a range of the city’s finest that are open for all sorts this festive season. We’ve gathered some of the details for you… […]

Melbourne’s Hawthorn Hotel is back in 2021

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The Australian Venue Co and Swinburne University of Technology have joined up with the Hawthorn Hotel in Melbourne to bring it back to life. Listen closely enough and you can hear every student of the nearby University cheering! After closing its doors in 2020 due to the impacts of the coronavirus, the 152-year-old venue will […]