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The Charles Dickens Tavern

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290 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 1821
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Quaint English themed sports bar

Good choice of beers including a weekly special (cheap by Melbourne prices). Plenty people eating... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile

We are from the UK & wanting food without the usual chips having been out touring Australia for... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Bedford, United Kingdom
via mobile
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3 weeks ago
“Quaint English themed sports bar”
4 Aug 2017
“Interesting location downstairs”
290 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9654 1821
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good choice of beers including a weekly special (cheap by Melbourne prices). Plenty people eating though we didn't, staff very good.

Thank JonathanCT
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We are from the UK & wanting food without the usual chips having been out touring Australia for over a month, we were recommended this bar & staying nearby. On our first visit we had sausages & mash & baked beans which we enjoyed. As...More

Thank Traveller444_13
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I don't generally give bad reviews but I was unfortunately very disappointed. We stopped in for an evening drink. It was about 7.30pm and the place was empty. And I mean empty....we were the ONLY two people in there. That's ok though as I prefer...More

Thank NeilUK71
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Tucked away in a downstairs location is a taste of England. Great range of drinks, excellent meals and ever so helpful manager and staff. Well worth the visit. Thanks

Thank greatstayforweekend
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

What a little hidden treasure! Beautiful meal, courteous and friendly staff. Highly recommend. Will definately access this tavern when in Melbourne next time.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A reasonable selection of different beers and fairly popular spot even on a Thursday night. Probably wouldn't have gone in if we hadn't been with a local friend.

Thank plspoon
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Tramping around Melbourne on a Monday evening, I saw a tiny staircase at the back of an arcade with a sign, and my curiousity led me down. I enjoyed a pint of Guinness, & decided to stay for their 450g aged Porterhouse steak. Forced to...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This tavern has a unique location and the concept is appealing. Our visit, however, lasted less than 5 minutes, as the reception was so rude. There was one other person in the premises at the time, but apparently giving us a civil reception was beyond...More

1  Thank happytraveller5360
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Fantastic pub. English style food and good beers and ciders on tap. Food could not fault. Quite big portion size and service excellent. Great atmosphere. Football and other sports available on the various tv's in the bar. Lots of football memorabilia decorates the walls. Must...More

Thank 400manda
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The Charles Dickens is a great little pub. Really friendly and warm, great for sports fans. Very nice food. Quite reasonably priced for an inner pub. Worth a visit.

Thank Josh O
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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