The Lincoln


About Us

The Lincoln is a grand old Carlton pub built in 1854. Our kitchen works closely with small regional suppliers and is focused on using the highest quality 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 public bar has retained its art-deco features, with 12 taps featuring craft beer, showcasing specialty brewing at its best, and trusty Carlton Draught. With a wine list focused on small interesting producers, there are pleasant surprises to be found if you are keen to try something a little different. Our space lends itself to a variety of areas suitable for groups of any size and at anytime of the day, our warm and professional team will make you feel right at home.

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

Open 7 Days 12pm to late

Lunch & Dinner
Kitchen closes at 10pm
All Day Dining on Weekends

Bottleshop sales available
over the bar at takeaway prices

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The Full Lincoln our choice of 8 dishes     70pp
The Half Lincoln our choice of 5 dishes    50pp

Marinated olives    7   /   Edamame    5
Toasties    12

Oysters, mignonette    3 ea.
Spanner crab, prawn crackers (2pcs)    8
Dr Marty’s crumpet, smoked mackerel paté, cucumber, tobiko (2pcs)    8
Cheddar and mustard croquettes (4pcs)    12
Spicy eggplant dip, croutons    10
Fried chicken, nam jin, garlic, coriander    16
Pork rillette, mustard fruits, cornichons, toast    16
Stracciatella, heirloom tomatoes, shallots, basil, olive    16
Cured meats, local and imported    22

* Lincolnshire sausages, mash, caramelised onions    23
* Tempura blue grenadier, potato salad, aioli    23
* Chicken schnitzel, garlic parsley & crispy skin butter, fries, coleslaw    23
Grass fed beef burger, house bun, bacon jam, cheese, cos, fries    21 (available Fridays)
*Spiced lentil, raita, pumpkin, carrot, hazelnuts, coriander    22
Sea bream, peas, broad beans, bacon, cos, potato emulsion    34
200g Cape Grim sirloin, Café de Paris butter, chips    40
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, saffron poached pears, orange marmalade, cardamom ice cream    13
Eton mess, fresh berries, Chantilly cream, mint    13
Pedro Ximenez ice-cream, raisins    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 Spring/Summer 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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