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Young and Jackson's Hotel

Central Business District
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Address: Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9650 3884
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00

Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored...

Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored and refurbished it is a comfortable blend of boutique bar and classic pub, a perfect destination for all occasions.

Situated on the vibrant corner of Swanston and Flinders street Y&J's is the perfect place to meet with friends, watch sports on our big screens, enjoy a drink or share a meal.

Our ground floor bars feature a range of over 30 taps with a focus on a wide variety of Australian Craft beer and Cider, Complemented by mainstream local classics.

Chloe's Rooms on the first floor offer a relaxed destination. With comfortable couches, boutique beers, fine wine, unique cocktails and unrivalled views of Melbourne's most iconic sights. This is the home of the famous 'Chloe' who has graced the bar walls of Young and Jackson for over a century.

On our rooftop is the unique and quirky Cider Bar. With 8 ciders on tap and a massive selection of local and imported ciders in bottle, this is the ideal bar to settle in for a refreshing bevie. In winter, mulled cider will keep you warm on a cold winters' eve.

Food is available on all levels of the hotel with classic pub fare available in our downstairs bistro and bars and in our rooftop cider bar. Tapas and a la carte dining are available upstairs.

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Great service and beer

Sensational beers and restaurant!!!! Such a hidden gem in Melbourne!! Would recommend it to anyone who visits there

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Victor Harbor, Australia
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Victor Harbor, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sensational beers and restaurant!!!! Such a hidden gem in Melbourne!! Would recommend it to anyone who visits there

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I popped in for dinner with my kids after a big day in the city. We went upstairs and had a good meal. There are several options for meals - classic pub fare or something a bit more fancy. We shared a couple of chicken parmas and they were good. The staff were pleasant and more than happy to help.... More 

Thank Birt1964
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this oub quite a few tomes but this was first time I had eaten here and I am glad I did. The prices are quite pricy for pub fayre but it is in a great location and also the food is worth the price as it is better quality than other pubs I have been to. My... More 

Thank NeilR74
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by the food at this iconic pub. A group of us met there for a quick dinner before a show. Staff were friendly with a good sense of humour. Half of us picked the prawn & calamari salad special & were not disappointed. The rest had burgers which were nicely presented on boards with a side of fries... More 

Thank Virginia J
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for an early lunch last year of 28th of December, we ordered four Bacon and Eggs, its not busy that day only a few tables. We placed the order, 20 mins has passed still no sign of our order, we decided to call the waitress to follow up our order, let me tell you this waitress that they have... More 

Thank Marge G
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst a piece of Melbourne history - go for the beer. Not the food. Thé seafood linguini was far from impressive and the parmas were overcooked. The beer was lovely !

Thank nicholasc889
Kingsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were invited to meet a group for lunch, thought it was more a watering hole, but was very pleasantly surprised with the food. Good serves and very tasty food. We had a variety of food between us and everyone enjoyed their meals. We had a chefs tasting plate which was quite large and I think around $35 enough to... More 

Thank John W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a friend visiting from the Gold Coast and one of the things she wanted to see was Melbourne's famous culture. So after a few hours of exploring the National Gallery it was time to find some food. We decided on one of Melbourne's oldest pubs in Young & Jackson's. There are multiple dining options and on this occasion... More 

Thank Rauy
Torrevieja, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit excellent, waitress was lovely food very good hot and well prepared. Came back today and food was cold and undercooked. Waitress explanation we hadn't specified we wanted bacon brown! Hadn't the previous day. We then asked for it to be redone but it would have to go all the way back upstairs.

Thank Claire B
Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is always our first stop in Melbourne. It is a handsome pub opposite Flinders St Station in the heart of Melbourne. It has a long history and the famous portrait of Cloe graces one of its first floor bars. The place is beautifully decorated , maintained and cleaned, and serves snacks , bar meals and restaurant meals in a... More 

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