Where to get the best pub meal in your hometown

You really can’t beat a classic pub meal, so here are a few of our favourites from around the country.

Whether it's a traditional menu that gets you going or you lean a bit more toward the gastropub side of things, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to tucking into some pub grub.

We take a look at some of the best spots to grab a bite in your capital city. 


Marble and Grain


Known for its $85 butcher board, this place has nailed proper pub fare.


The Lighthouse


Take in the view across Lake Ginninderra from this waterfront pub – their all-day $15 pizzas on Mondays is worth checking out.


Print Hall

St Georges Terrace

This watering hole sits in what was the headquarters of The West Australian newspaper and offers a fancy twist on the usual pub suspects. Think a wood-fired grilled burger and handmade pasta.


J.B. O’Reilly’s

West Leederville

If you’re after something a bit more traditional, look no further than J.B’s. Their ultimate Sunday roast features not one but four meats, roast potatoes, veggies and Yorkshire pudding and gravy.


Hotel Darwin

Darwin CBD

Grab a taste of the territory from this local haunt. Select from an emu fillet, croc ribs, kangaroo pie or a tasting plate that’s overflowing with a bit of everything.

The Cavenagh

Darwin CBD

Affectionately known as ‘The Cav’, you can’t go past the seared scallops and roasted pork belly from this hot spot.



The Queens Head

North Adelaide

Grab an old favourite from the weekly bar specials menu or treat yourself to something a little bit different like the wood-oven-roasted pulled lamb shoulder.

Arab Steed

Adelaide CBD

A pub would not be quite right without a dish of classic bangers and mash on the menu, and the Arab Steed serves up some killer ones. The chunky pork sausages are cooked confit-style and served on a bed of creamy mash, topped with peas and gravy.



The Morrison Hotel


Although it’s known as the best steak place going, The Morrison also serves up a mean chicken schnitzel complete with a house-made mushroom sauce.

Waterloo Hotel

Fortitude Valley

Drop into this Art Deco landmark for some top notch beer-battered fish and chips or a tasty burger.



Endeavour Tap Rooms

The Rocks

This pub is located in The Rocks within a building that once played home to Sydney’s longest-running colonial hotel, Seaman’s, dating back to the 1800s. The menu is filled with all-Australian, seasonally-harvested ingredients with no preservatives. The smoked meats are extra delicious when paired with their home-made sauces. 


Beach Road Hotel


Great food paired with live music – what could be better? Choose from relaxing in the chilled out cocktail lounge or soaking up live tunes in the two upstairs bar areas, then get your mouth watering with a steak sandwich and a deep fried Golden Gaytime for a sweet finish.



The Builders Arms Hotel


A firm favourite with locals, this pub offers an extensive seasonal menu in both the public bar area and the bistro. Check out the fine fare from the wood-fired rotisserie that’s set up in the courtyard, or when they serve great $19 meals.

The Lincoln


This historic kitchen has been around for years and boasts a whole range of in-house eats from their delicious bread to tangy mustard.



Tom McHugo’s Hobart Hotel

Hobart CBD

A Tassie staple, this traditional pub houses some classic pub fare with a modern take all created with fresh local produce.

The Salty Dog Hotel

Kingston Beach

Tuck into some serious comfort food at this beachside pub in the dog-friendly beer garden or the saloon bar. Who could say no to a crispy duck breast or a classic chicken parmy?


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