The Auburn Hotel: Old world charm in Hawthorn East

The Auburn Hotel is an iconic institution in Melbourne’s inner suburb Hawthorn and a firm favourite with locals and new clientele alike.

A multi-award winning establishment, this popular destination is not only a pub but a restaurant with a number of versatile function spaces, all steeped in history since its opening in 1888.

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Set within a beautiful heritage-style building the venue underwent careful renovations to transform the historic pub into a modern destination whilst keeping the striking interiors of the buildings ornate Victorian décor intact.

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Step into the venue and you will be greeted by the impressive front bar, built from slabs of native hardwood, it is here on any day you will likely to find a bar full of locals enjoying a post-work beer, so enjoy a flutter on the TAB as you catch some live sport or local live music.

The sign of a good pub is the ability to walk in solo, pull up a chair, order a drink and strike up a conversation with anyone. The Auburn is one of these places.

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Embracing the modern–day style of most Melbourne pubs, The Auburn boasts a contemporary Wine Room in what was previously the main dining room. Featuring a moderately priced and well-curated wine list sourced from various regions throughout Australia and New Zealand, The Wine Room is a versatile function space and a luxe haven away from the ground floor bustle.

Of course, you cannot forget the refurbed outdoor area, the huge trendy courtyard complete with a retractable roof is the perfect seasonal space for an afternoon relaxing and enjoying a few dishes off the bar menu. Nothing says Sunday afternoons more than sharing a plate of nachos, some crispy fried chicken wings and some pork scratching with friends. Come rain or shine the Beer Garden makes for an ideal catch up area.


With a menu of mouth-watering meals, the team at The Auburn have found the perfect combination of contemporary dining meets pub classics. With a proud and popular emphasis on the menu for premium quality meat straight from the grill, think 450-day grain fed wagyu rump steaks and a 300g Porterhouse.

But most can’t see far past the infamous Auburn three animal burger, a carnivore’s dream, fried chicken, beef patty and crispy bacon topped off with cheese and slaw.

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Feel like a local but drink and eat like a king or queen with The Auburn’s incredible menu and a vast selection of beverages. This versatile venue is the ideal destination for your next function whether you are putting together an informal dinner or are in charge of your next work event. The Auburn has all bases covered.

Contact us for more information on booking and reservations.