Time Out Melbourne

The College Lawn is a classic breed of backstreet pub you’re hard pressed to find outside of Fitzroy. You’ll stumble upon it at the leafy, residential end of Greville Street, away from the retail chaos nearer to Chapel. The Lawn’s lawn is actually AstroTurf but its outdoor beer garden is still a great draw card. It is here that you’ll find a full mix of Bright Young Things taking one last shot at love for the weekend at one of Melbourne’s most lively and noisy Sunday sessions. With a bar now installed outside pouring James Boags, James Squire and Little Creatures fruity bight ale on tap, getting a drink is a whole lot easier on busy days. On quiet days, its residential setting lends a sleepy off-the-radar feel. Inside, the front bar and lounge areas are relatively untouched by the standards of other pubs such as Royal Saxon or Prahran Hotel, and retain that charming, slightly daggy old pub feel. They screen the rugby here, and will show any match you request if they can. The kitchen turns out staunch drinking food, leaping internationally from duck spring rolls to big burritos and fried saganaki cheese in a crumb jacket. Feeling thrifty? They do your classics and a chef's special on Monday for $12.


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By Matt Hurst   |  

College Lawn Hotel details

36 Greville St, Prahran 3181

Telephone 9810 0074

Price per person including drinks up to $40.00

Open Mon-Thu noon-11pm; Fri, Sat noon-midnight; Sun 11am-11pm

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