The Lincoln



The Lincoln is a historic Carlton pub first opened in 1854. Our kitchen is focused on using the highest quality regional, sustainable and seasonal produce, with as much as possible made in-house, from our bread, mustard and pickles to curing own free-range bacon. Our art deco bar has 12 taps featuring a rotating list of Australian and New Zealand craft beers (and ol’ mate Carlton Draught!), as well as a curated wine list showcasing small interesting producers, including some of Australia’s most progressive winemakers. Our space is suitable for groups of up to 80 guests, whether for a sit-down meal or casual drinks event, and at any time of the day, our friendly and professional team will make you and your guests feel right at home.

Pub of the Year – Time Out Melbourne Pub Awards 2017
Pub of the Year – Australian Bartender Magazine Awards 2018
Hotel of the Year – Australian Liquor Industry Awards 2018
Best Metropolitan Pub Bar & Restaurant Finalist – Australian Hotel Association (VIC) Awards 2018
Pub of the Year – Australian Bartender Magazine Awards 2019
The Age Good Food Guide 2019 – 14/20
Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2019 – 2 glasses
Australia’s Burger of the Year 2019 – Food Service Magazine
Melbourne’s Best Sunday Roasts – Time Out Melbourne



The Lincoln
91 Cardigan Street, Carlton VIC 3053
(03) 9347 4666

Mon-Sat: 12pm to late
Sun: 12pm to 6pm

Bottleshop sales available
over the bar at takeaway prices


On-street parking is available nearby,
with multi-storey carparks at
204 Lygon Street, 15 Pelham Street
or 96 Grattan Street a few minutes walk away.

For public transport, the closest train
station is Melbourne Central and
trams 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72
stop on the corner of Swanston and Queensberry
Streets, a couple of minutes walk away.


The Full Lincoln chef’s choice of 8 dishes     75pp
The Half Lincoln chef’s choice of 5 dishes    55pp

Marinated olives    7   /   Soy glazed edamame    6
Ham and cheddar toast    13 / Triple cheese toastie    13
Nardin tin of anchovies, toast, lemon    30

Blue swimmer crab, prawn crackers (2pcs)    9
Dr Marty’s crumpet, smoked salmon, fromage blanc, cucumber, Yarra Valley caviar (2pcs)    9
Baby leeks, smoked bernaise, guindillas    15
Parmigiano Reggiano beignet, mustard, black pepper (4pcs)   10
Whipped smoked barramundi, house pickles, lavosh    12
Stracciatella, heirloom zucchini, lemon    17
Fried chicken, nam jim, crisp garlic    17
Duck parfait tart, hazelnuts, mustard fruits    19
Cured meats, local and imported    24

** Lincolnshire sausages, mash, caramelised onions    24
** Tempura fish, potato salad, aioli    24
** Roasted cauliflower, garlic cream, rainbow chard, walnuts, pecorino    24
Grass fed beef burger, house bun, bacon, jalapeños, cheese, cos, fries    22 (available Fridays only)
Chicken schnitzel, garlic parsley & crispy skin butter, fries, coleslaw    24
Market fish, cannellini beans, baby fennel, herb salad, salsa verde    37
200g Cape Grim sirloin, Café de Paris butter, rocket, chips    43 ($35 with a glass of red on Saturdays)
500g dry-aged T-bone, iceberg, radish, béarnaise, lemon (serves 2)    60
Slow cooked lamb shoulder, carrots, redcurrants, rosemary, mash (serves 3 to 4)    85

Baby carrots, sherry vinegar glaze, almonds   12  
Iceberg lettuce, pickled shallot, radish, olive oil    8  
Corn, tarragon butter, queso blanco    12  
Triple cooked chips    11   /   Fries    10   /   Mash potato    10

Apricot cheesecake, white chocolate, pepitas    13
Burnt custard tart, Pedro Ximenez ice cream    14
Negroni sorbet, custard, blood orange    14
Cheese by Harper & Blohm, condiments    15/24/32

We can cater for any dietary requirements, including gluten-free.
**Enjoy these $18 counter lunches between 12pm-3pm everyday.
Try our $30 Sunday Roast 12 to 5pm every week.
We welcome large groups!


Enjoy $8 pints and $15 jugs of selected beers & ciders before 6pm everyday
Click below to explore our wine list (subject to change based on availability), and to access our up-to-date tap and bottled beer list.


Reminiscent of the traditional corner English pub, The Lincoln has a variety of areas suitable for groups of any size, whether a sit-down meal in the dining room, or standing canapés in the front bar. We’ll make planning any function easy for you! Click below for our Functions Pack.



The Lincoln
91 Cardigan Street, Carlton VIC 3053
(03) 9347 4666
Open 7 Days
Mon-Sat 12pm-late
Sun 12pm-6pm

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