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

Marinated olives    7   /   Soy glazed edamame    6
Toasties    13

Spanner crab, prawn crackers (2pcs)    9
Cheddar and mustard croquettes (4pcs)    13
Dr Marty’s crumpet, blue cheese, pear, port (2pcs)    8
Spicy eggplant dip, croutons    12
Fried chicken, honey, soy, ginger, spring onion    17
Pork rillette, mustard fruits, cornichons, toast    18
Stracciatella, burnt Tropea onion, capers, parsley    18
Cured meats, local and imported    24

* Lincolnshire sausages, mash, caramelised onions    24
* Tempura blue grenadier, potato salad, aioli    24
* Chickpea panisse, salt baked vegetables, pepper chutney, pecorino    24
Grass fed beef burger, house bun, jalapeños, cheese, cos, fries    22 (available Fridays only)
Chicken schnitzel, garlic parsley & crispy skin butter, fries, coleslaw    24
Market fish, kale, swiss brown mushrooms, chestnuts, white beans    36
200g Cape Grim sirloin, Café de Paris butter, chips    42 ($35 with a glass of red on Saturdays)
Salt grass lamb shoulder, mash, carrots, rosemary (serves 3 to 4)    85

Rocket, celeriac, apple, hazelnut, honey mustard    12
Red cabbage slaw, apple, currants, pine nuts, mint, aged merlot    12  
Brussel sprouts, bacon, pickled walnut, maple    14  
Triple cooked chips    11   /   Fries    10

Frangipane, autumn fruits, creme anglaise, white chocolate    14
Sticky date pudding, butterscotch, vanilla ice cream    14
Vanilla ice cream, honeycomb, Mars Bar sauce    6
Cheese by Harper & Blohm, condiments    15/24/32

*Enjoy these $18 counter lunches between 12pm-3pm everyday.
Try our famous Sunday Roast noon to 5pm every week
We welcome large groups!


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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