"Live for the day
— let tomorrow take care of itself." So said Captain Melville. And it is in such spirit that we invite you to Melbourne's coolest bar.
Eat, drink, relax and revel in style.

Discover the possibilities of modern gastronomy progress.

Think pub food, done well. All food is sourced from ethical and sustainable Victorian farms and producers of the region traversed by the rebel bushranger himself. The menu focuses on communal, casual eating, with shared dishes, steaks, snacks, and of course, the pub classics – all using house-made ingredients where possible. Head chef, Shayne McCallum, who has earned his stripes at many iconic Melbourne establishments clearly presents his mission to create high quality pub food for all.


Suffer no longer from scarcity of choice for we provide pleasing liquor supplies to quench the thirst of each and every passing party.

Victorian wines and beers are showcased alongside iconic Australian and international varieties. Don’t expect to see any Cosmopolitans on the menu; the cocktails are old-fashioned with names paying playful reference to Captain Melville’s era.


Father Day with Captain Melville

Join us this Fathers Day at Captain Melville for our set menu prepared especially for the first boss you will ever have. Our Chef's have put something very special together for Fathers Day at Captain Melville (https://www.facebook.com/CaptainMelville) an off menu set lunch/dinner for $45 a  ..

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Mothers Day with Captain Melville

Spoil your Mum this Mothers Day with our Chef's special selection including a delicious Sunday roast, sharing plates and what would mothers day be without dessert! Menu Specials include.. PRAWN SPAGHETTINI AGLIO OLIO Prawns, Angel hair pasta, garlic, chilli, pars ..

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Captains Melville's Log

Captain Melville

For over 150 years, the bluestone walls of this famed establishment have provided solace and sustenance to Melbournians and visitors alike. Now housing Captain Melville, it has become the destination for accessible dining, imbibing and revelry – all within Melbourne’s oldest public house.

Captain Melville

CAPTAIN MELVILLE was a man with a devilish spirit and a sense of adventure. He was transported from Scotland to Van Diemen's Land at the age of 15 but rehabilitation was not in his nature and he constantly escaped — facing the wrath of the courts each time he was apprehended.

Who was Captain Melville?

34 Franklin Street Melbourne VIC 3000 P: (03) 9663 6855 Open 7 Days Till Late enquiries@captainmelville.com.au

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