The Laurel Hotel


The Laurel Hotel has been in existence since 1853 making it one of the oldest Public Bars in Melbourne. We are your Local Corner Hotel with a little bit more. Great food & an atmosphere to match.

Our Hotel comprises of Bistro 289, rooftop beer garden, modern and renovated sports bar withTAB facilities, dedicated spaces for special occasions & new lounge bar.

Enjoy traditional food or modern Australian cuisine, cooked with love by our head chef and her amazing team and served to you by our friendly staff.

We have a range of spaces to suit all styles and budgets, from a birthday party to wedding reception we can cater to all.

Our Spaces

Comfortable & Stylish Bistro 289 with outdoor courtyard // Seats up to 150
Can be booked for private groups.

Private Dining Area The Atrium offers a Dining Space away from the crowds with fireplace and large TV // Seats 24 // Set Menus available

Sports Bar - Pub TAB w/ EBT's // Fox Sports // Sky Racing // Outside heated Courtyard w' TV // Bar Meals // Daily drink & food specials.

Roof Top Beer Garden // Undercover & Heated // Extensive Menu // Fully Equipped Bar Large range of tap & bottled beers & ciders // Live Music featuring Local Talents

Bistro 289 is a comfortable Bistro with a Menu to suit all taste buds. Offering traditional style food as well as an array of other dishes - entrees, mains and housemade desserts. Our Parmagiana, is still our best seller but for something different try our 'Crispy Skin Pork Belly', our delicious and tender 'Seasoned Calamari' or our Regulars Favorite 'Spaghetti Marinara' or 'Amercian Pork Ribs'. Our Head Chef continues to create delectable and modern menu items to suit all seasons.
Children are always welcome and have their own menu at $12.50 which includes a kids main, kids soft drink and kids dessert. We have a monthly colouring competition where kid's can win a $25 Myer or Toys R Us voucher.

Check Pricing & Confirm Availability for Venue Hire via the ‘Contact This Venue’ or 'Book Now' form



Lunch: Tue-Sun 12noon to 3pm


Upstairs @ The LaurelStandingup to 150
Bistro 289Sittingup to 160
Laurel RooftopStandingup to 120
Bistro 289Standingup to 200
Upstairs @ The LaurelSittingup to 50
AtriumSittingup to 24
AtriumStandingup to 30
AquariumSittingup to 30
AquariumStandingup to 30
Entire VenueStandingup to 500
Laurel RooftopSittingup to 85
The Middle Barstandingup to 70