"Hourly you meet someone, whom either you have known before, or who is acquainted with … the friends of your friends."

The Dining Hall

A modern take on Gold Rush era hospitality.

Housed within Melbourne’s oldest pub, originally Mac’s Hotel, among high rise apartments and office buildings, Captain Melville is a window into the unique and colourful history of Melbourne. Breathe Architects has collaborated with the National Trust to conduct the refit of the venue.

Decorated with steel tent structures, the large communal dining hall - set just behind the front bar - offers seating for parties of many different sizes.


Dining at Captain Melville

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.