The Lincoln


About Us

Voted ‘Pub of the Year’ by Time Out Melbourne for 2017, The Lincoln is a historic Carlton pub established 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 120 guests, whether for a sit-down meal or casual drinks event, and at anytime of the day, our friendly and professional team will make you and your guests feel right at home.

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

Winter trading hours
Mon-Sat: 12pm to late
Sun: 12pm to 6pm

Bottleshop sales available
over the bar at takeaway prices

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The Full Lincoln chef’s choice of 8 dishes     70pp
The Half Lincoln chef’s choice of 5 dishes    50pp

Marinated olives    7   /   Edamame    5
Toasties    12

Oysters, mignonette    3 ea.
Spanner crab, prawn crackers (2pcs)    9
Cheddar and mustard croquettes (4pcs)    12
Dr Marty’s crumpet, cured kingfish, celery, cucumber, apple, horseradish (2pcs)    8
Spicy eggplant dip, croutons    10
Fried chicken, honey, soy, ginger, spring onion    16
Pork rillette, mustard fruits, cornichons, toast    16
Stracciatella, burnt Tropea onion, capers, parsley    16
Cured meats, local and imported    22

* Lincolnshire sausages, mash, caramelised onions    23
* Tempura blue grenadier, potato salad, aioli    23
*Chickpea panisse, salt baked vegetables, pepper chutney, pecorino    22
Grass fed beef burger, house bun, bacon jam, cheese, cos, fries    21 (available Fridays)
Chicken schnitzel, garlic parsley & crispy skin butter, fries, coleslaw    23
Striped trumpeter, carrots, coriander, hazelnuts, vadouvan    34
200g Cape Grim sirloin, Café de Paris butter, chips    40 ($35 WITH GLASS OF RED ON SATURDAYS)
Salt grass lamb shoulder, mash, fennel & zucchini    80

Glazed eggplant, ricotta, pomegranate, dukkah    15
Red cabbage slaw, apple, currants, pine nuts, mint, aged merlot    10  
Cos hearts, radish, onion, tomato, cucumber, salad cream    12   /   Triple cooked chips    10

Frangipane, autumn fruits, creme anglaise, white chocolate    13
Banoffee cheesecake    13
Vanilla ice-cream, honeycomb, Mars Bar sauce    6
Cheese by Harper & Blohm, condiments    14/22/30

*Enjoy these $18 counter lunches between 12pm-3pm everyday.
Groups of 12 people or more must order one of our set menus.


Enjoy $8 pints and $15 jugs of selected beers & ciders before 6pm everyday
2 for $20 Margaritas every Monday
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 Autumn/Winter 2018 Functions Pack.


Contact Us

The Lincoln
91 Cardigan Street, Carlton VIC 3053
(03) 9347 4666
Open 7 Days 12pm to late

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On-street parking is available nearby, and there is a multi-storey carpark at 96 Grattan Street (entrance on Cardigan Street) a few minutes walk away, with $8 flat rate on weekends.

In terms of 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.

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