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4.0 /6 Very Good 15 Reviews

Metropolitan Tap House

North Melbourne International $$$ +100
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About Metropolitan Tap House

Starting out life as a bustling meat market in 1874, the building that is now the Metropolitan Hotel on Courtney Street in North Melbourne has seen much of the city’s history pass through it. That history lends an atmosphere to the Metropolitan Tap House that would be impossible to recreate elsewhere. This alone makes it a unique place to dine, hang out or watch the footy, but the food and their first-class music and comedy events really establish it as a gastropub several rungs above the average in Melbourne. Conscious of their history, perhaps, Metropolitan Tap House still hold meat at the centre of their philosophy, hand-picking the best meat sourced from Australian farmers to create beautiful bar meals that border on fine-dining. Whatever the occasion, calling for a quick drink or a leisurely meal, the Metropolitan Tap House is a time-tested option.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Metropolitan Tap House, Courtney Street 36-42, 3051 Melbourne

Further Information

The Metropolitan Hotel in North Melbourne is etched in history and Melbourne tradition. Operating since 1874, the Metropolitan Tap House within the hotel on Courtney Street is international gastropub dining at its best. What sets this stunning hotel apart from the rest – of which there are a lot in Melbourne – is that it hasn’t done away with the classics in favour of fine dining options, but rather places them side by side to appeal to everyone. Offering craft beer and boutique wine choices, the Metropolitan Tap House is the perfect spot to pop in for a quick drink, long lunch or dinner with friends.

For a classic meal, we recommend going for the metro chicken parma with chips and a garden salad, or for something on the fancy side of life, the lamb 2 ways, double loin ‘barnsley’ lamb chop and lamb shoulder cigar with smashed herb potatoes, dukkah, hung curd, feta and fig with seasoned vegetables for a mouthwatering experience. The Metropolitan Tap House is a North Melbourne institution serving up sensational international dishes. There is a clear reason why this historic gastropub is firmly entrenched into the Melbourne foodscape – be sure to book online to find out why.


15 Reviews

4.0 /6 Very Good 15 Reviews
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
29.06.2017 09:43

The dining room was warm and cosy but large enough if you wanted to have a large group, Food was lovely and wine was excellent. Staff were attentive without being overbearing.

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 07:34

The food was delicious, but what stood out the most was how lovely and helpful our waiter was. I didn't catch his name but he had red hair. Very attentive and even gave samples of beer to try free of charge

1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 07:42

Great food, excellent service and good value pricing. We have been here many times as we live in Morth Melbourne. The food is always great.

1 review so far 6
11.11.2016 08:12

Excellent food and service. Staff courteous and helpful in providing meal suggestions for those of us with more restrictive dietary requirements. The beer was served at an excellent temperature.

1 review so far 3
09.10.2016 17:13

The Metropolitan has a lovely ambience - an old style pub and a large dining room with high ceilings, a lot of space and traditional fittings and fixtures. The menu was varied, from traditional pub fare to interesting mains. One of my friends really loved the corned beef, and the chicken parma was good and not too huge. Unfortunately the service was slow, for both drinks and food orders, but we were kept in the loop - a new waitress had just started - but there was only one other waitress, which was surprising for a busy Saturday night. We were later told that our orders were going to arrive later than usual, and arrived just in time for us to finish our meals before we needed to be at a performance at the Meat Market. I was thankful that I had booked our table two hours before our show started. The other interesting thing was that one of my friends ordered a popular cocktail only to receive a drink that had deviated quite a bit from the recipe! But that was sorted out with good humour. All in all, I would recommend The Metropolitan if you are not in too much of a hurry and stick to the menu....

1 review so far 4
09.10.2016 07:56

This is a beautiful old building right next door to the Meat Market performance space. Service for us was slow this night with new staff, delays in getting a drinks list and an hour wait for the meal. Having said that the staff did inform us of the delay to the meal, were helpful, friendly and we were offered a complimentary drink in relation to the delay. The food was good with the lamb and steak perfectly cooked - gnocchi was a little disappointing as it was a little chewy. As the above I hope we're anomalies for the night we went, I would give this place another go.

1 review so far 5
22.12.2016 08:28

Great food, but service was slow. I didn't mind that as I was on my work Christmas lunch as we ended up taking up our afternoon at the pub. Maybe you can have a extra chef at these busy times, especially for the work colleagues who love to work.

1 review so far 5
23.12.2016 11:28

Food was great and everyone's meals looked great! Staff were very nice. We pre-ordered due to being a busy time and food came out 5 minutes after i had asked it too which was good!

1 review so far 4
17.01.2017 08:26

Food was excellent, service was reasonable but the ambience very ordinary for what I expected. Cost was acceptable. Access to toilets was not real good, in fact dangerous for people who are aged.

1 review so far 5
13.06.2017 16:18

Very nice open fire . Food was really good value . Service was quick and smart. Would recommend anyone go. Would defiantly go again .

1 review so far 4
22.08.2016 18:15

The staff were fantastic, the serves generous and the food was good. Great location for The Meat Market venue. I'd definitely consider going again. Overall very enjoyable.

1 review so far 1
16.12.2016 10:51

The barman was indignant of having to pour a middy size beer into a pint glass for my father, who has Parkinsons, because "it looked bad". Too bad that it's what my father required. Should have left then as it was followed up by the second worst meal I've eaten in my life. Don't go.