Mitre Tavern

Mitre Tavern

Mitre TavernMitre Tavern is one of the best pub's in Melbourne, with a massive beer garden, great selection of drinks and a fantastic steak.


The Mitre Taver/n not only loves serving beer but also enjoys making sure you are happy!

Be it Friday afternoon drinks in the Beer Garden or a quiet work conference over lunch or dinner, Mitre Tavern can cater your every whim with brilliant food and quality service.

A historic building in the heart of the city and open Monday to Sunday 11am until late, it is the perfect venue to host your next lunch, dinner, birthday, Christmas party, conference, engagement, the list is endless!

Monday to Friday: 11am to 12am

Saturday: 12PM-12AM

Sunday: 11am to 11pm


The Steakhouse at the Mitre Tavern is dedicated to providing the highest quality beef-steak to our patrons. We use the finest grain-fed, MSA platinum grade beef, properly aged and cooked on our massive char-grill.

We also provide alternatives for those patrons interested in something a little lighter such as a variety of seafood meals.

In addition, our chef can accommodate any special dietary requirements and, believe it or not, all the sauces that we use on our steaks are gluten free!

Monday to Friday: Open for Lunch and Dinner
Saturday-Sunday: Open for Dinner


The oldest building in Melbourne | Also see Oldest Hotel in Melbourne

The great city of Melbourne was founded on August 30 1835, less than two years later one could have stood on the corner of Collins and Queen Streets and, through the gum trees, looked upon the site where the Mitre Tavern now stands.

Sir Charles Ebden, previously an eminent citizen of Sydney attended a land sale in June 1837 and bought allotments 5,6 and 7 of Block 14 which gave him frontage of 3 chains in Collins Street and which embraced the Mitre Tavern site, all this for the princely sum of 136.

Two years later, Sir Charles sold the land. The Bank of Australia bought a part and the rest was subdivided. In that subdivision provision was made for what is now Bank Place.

On one of the lots facing this lane a private home was built, the owner is no longer known but the two-story structure is now called the Mitre Tavern and is (as documented by the Melbourne City Council) the oldest building in Melbourne.

In 1868 Mr Henry Thompson became the first of many publicans at the Mitre Tavern with his successful application for a Liquor License. Under a succession of licensees it has remained a Tavern for nearly 140 years.

The Melbourne Dog Club had its inaugural meeting and many more in later years at the Mitre Tavern. The patronage of hunting, coursing and racing men made a sportsman's rendevous of the Mitre and we find the first Victorian Polo Club, regularly meeting there. Names perpetuated in many Victorian streets and towns were on the membership list - Sir Redmon Barry, Captain Standish, Robert Power, Reginald Bright, Finlay Campbell and Edward Fanning among them.

❊ Address & Contact ❊

Mitre Tavern⊜ 5 Bank Place, Melbourne | Map
5 Bank Place, Melbourne
TAVERN (03) 96705644 STEAKHOUSE (03) 96025611

❊ Web Links ❊

Mitre Tavern 

❊ Also See... ❊

Oldest Hotel in Melbourne

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