Earn Points from Every $1 Spent at Your Local – Find out more


Whether it’s the front bar, public bar or rooftop bar, the Duke of Wellington raises the bar as Melbourne’s premium and premier local pub.

First opened in 1853, the Duke of Wellington remains first choice for discerning pub goers.

Renowned for its Melbourne CBD location, all the latest and greatest live music, live sporting action on screen in the sports bar and beer garden designed to make the good times flow — it feels like happy hour all day, every day, at the Duke of Wellington.

Drop by the Duke when you’re next in the city and you’ll soon discover why the Duke of Wellington is the best pub in Melbourne, bar none.

Why is Duke of Wellington the best pub in Melbourne?

Pub goers and city residents or workers are spoilt for choice at the Duke of Wellington. The ground floor sports bar, level one dining and entertainment venue and sprawling rooftop bar with city views and a range of foods, drinks and private event options are designed to suit relaxed, atmospheric and elegant special events, party groups and intimate dinners for two at The Duke.

Extended opening hours, a range of live music, entertainment and leisure options and an easily accessible Melbourne CBD location are enhanced by excellent service and a selection of contemporary food and drinks menus.

The enticing pub-style cuisine, craft brews from the local taphouse, wine bars that feature wine varieties from Australia and internationally, and seasonal cocktail menu invite informal entertaining, birthday parties, corporate functions and special events to remember.

What drinks and meals are featured on the menu?

The drinks and meals selections on the Duke of Wellington pub menus are designed to tempt taste buds of every age and match all budgets for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and supper.

With an extensive range of menus, including share plates, bar bites, grazing menu, classic selections, sides, desserts, and more, diners can choose from the Duke’s legendary Parma with crinkle-cut chips and slaw, the 300gm Darling Downs scotch fillet with chips and house-made aioli or the 1853 classic cheeseburger with Victorian beef, cheddar, burger sauce, pickles, lettuce and tomato. If you’re feeling peckish, the share plates designed for mates feature lamb koftas, shepherd’s pie nibblers and Lygon Street-style lasagne croquettes.

Quench your thirst with the range of craft beers on tap, bottled beers and ciders and an extensive wine list, featuring sparkling, white, red, rose and dessert wines from Australia and internationally. The taste-tempting seasonal cocktail menu includes classic selections such as the French martini, espresso martini and Cosmopolitan.

Can you watch live sports at The Duke of Wellington pub?

Watching live sports is a cultural pastime at the Duke of Wellington pub. The ground floor sports bar features a range of big screens that showcase all the live sporting action of the latest and greatest championship-level games and sports events from Australia and around the world.

How can you book a table at the Duke of Wellington pub?

You can easily book online with The Duke of Wellington to reserve your table at the ground floor, level one dining room or your perch at the rooftop bar.

You can book a table for two or reserve a VIP lounge or rooftop booth for large or small party groups at the Duke of Wellington pub on the preferred level, dining style and timing of your choice.

What are the opening hours of the Duke of Wellington pub?

The Duke of Wellington is open seven days for your dining and entertainment pleasure and convenience.

The ground floor is open from 11am every day, closing at midnight Monday and Tuesday, 1am Wednesday to Saturday, and 11pm Sunday.

Level one is open from midday to 9:30pm Tuesday to Thursday, midday to midnight Friday, and 4pm to midnight Saturday.

The rooftop bar, with its electric party spirit and sparkling city views, is open from midday to 10pm Sunday to Wednesday, midday to 11pm Thursday, and midday to midnight Friday and Saturday.