Harpur’s of Melbourne
This superb pub with an elegant first-floor restaurant occupies an important position in the historic market town of Melbourne. The beautiful building that houses Harpur’s of Melbourne was built in 1773 as two separate houses. It was combined and extended onto Derby Road in 1853 and existed for many years as the iconic Melbourne Hotel. In 2011 the building underwent an extensive refurbishment, and reopened as the attractive bar and restaurant you see today.
Harpur’s of Melbourne has been awarded two AA rosettes for culinary excellence, and a look at the menu will make it clear why. Using mainly locally sourced ingredients, the chefs cater for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike and the friendly staff are happy to advise about allergies and dietary requirements. To start, choose from a selection of tempting small plates such as honey and lime salmon tacos served with avocado, coriander and tomato. Main courses include the mouth-watering seafood linguine alongside renowned vegetarian dishes like curried cauliflower steak with herb chutney, sprouting broccoli and Bombay potatoes. On select occasions Harpur’s of Melbourne also hosts themed foodie evenings such as steak nights and gourmet nights, and music evenings with performances from talented local artists.