The city’s second oldest pub, The Grace Darling Hotel is a building with lots of history. A trendy Collingwood local with stylish decor and a cosy ambience, this pub also serves up classic Australian pub food alongside a hefty selection of locally-brewed craft beers and cocktails. You’ll find The Grace Darling Hotel on Smith Street, and with regular gigs and events taking place and tonnes of fashionable appeal it’s the regular haunt of many a Melbourne hip young thing.
With maritime themed decor, a homage to the pub’s namesake, a heroic lightkeeper's daughter who saved sailors from a shipwreck, The Grace Darling Hotel in Melbourne’s Collingwood is both historical and hip. Candlelit and filled with plants with exposed brick walls, the cosy restaurant area is the perfect location for a romantic date, while the upstairs area plays host to live music events. Serving up pub food, all made from locally-sourced produce, the menu has an array of delicious options, whether you are looking for a meal or some snacks to go alongside your drinks.
Share an antipasti board with cured meats, cheeses, pickles and seasonal veggies with condiments and homemade bread, chow down on a juicy burger or go for a classic Australian main. We love the Buxton rainbow trout fillet, pan-cooked with capers, dill, lemon and butter and served alongside a fennel and herb salad. Attracting crowds of trendy Collingwood locals, Melbourne's The Grace Darling Hotel can get packed. To score one of the best seats at this beloved boozer on Smith Street, book in advance!