Leinster Arms


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Established in 1863, the historical Collingwood icon the Leinster Arms Hotel is closing.
Publicans Glen & Pep would like to thank all patrons for their support and friendship over the past 18 years. Come in and enjoy what has become a second home to many, with great food and drinks, one of the cosiest destinations in town.

A new owner will re-open at a later date which is to be advised.

· Since 1863 ·

Enjoy your experience, surrounded by history, with this grand old lady

One of Melbourne's most iconic landmark hotels. Established in 1863, it has an Irish theme and a number of large spectacular leadlight windows. The only single story hotel ever built in that era and steeped in history of bygone eras.

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The Year is 1863...
Queen Victoria is our monarch
The Melbourne Cup has its third run
No Royal Exhibition Buildings or Melbourne Town Hall have been built
Burke & Wills set off on their journey
The American Civil War is raging in Gettysburg Pennsylvania
And 150 years ago, the Leinster Arms opens it's doors

Margaret Gifford receives the hotel’s first licence for the only SINGLE STORY pub in Melbourne at that time.
A stalwart of the Collingwood people up to this day, the pub has a checkered and colourful history.
Melbourne business identity, John Wren, was born within ‘spitting’ distance of the pub in 1871 and lived there until his marriage in 1901.
‘Squizzy’ Taylor was a regular in his day when the pub’s façade was of bluestone and the hotel struck up its long relationship with the ‘Local Football Club’.
The hotel has never been delicensed and with the renovations of 1930, the new red bricks were added, together with new stained glass windows - copied from The Leinster Arms in Ireland - to suit the fashion of the day. A small temporary bar was established to keep the locals happy and well refreshed.
Archbishop Mannix would call in and discuss the faith with the mainly Irish Catholic patrons.
The surrounding area is steeped in history, a history that continues to the present day.
There is a document inside the Hotel showing an old map, “Collingwood’s Pubs”.
Sadly today, because of high land prices, many of these historic buildings have been demolished or made way for development.
But the Leinster Arms Hotel still serves the people of Collingwood and surrounding areas.

· Our Gallery ·

Come and check out the Leinster Arms

· Happy hours ·

Eat, drink, and be merry.




Steak & Chips




PARMA & Chips


Fish & Chips

Wed - Sat

Bar Lunch menu

happy hour

Happy Hours

Tue - Fri  |  4pm - 7pm

Sat - Sun  |  2pm - 5pm
3.50 pots - 7 pints - 5 house wines

Free Pool

Free Pool

Sat - Sun  |  12pm - 5pm

· Our Menu ·

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.

· What's On? ·

Come and see what's cooking at the Leinster

Sunday Jazz

Sunday Jazz 4pm - 8pm

Melbourne Jazz Jammers

Be entertained by our friendly and exciting musicians, while you enjoy our food and drink. The music may be good, bad or bebop, swing, blues, latin or lousy – anything can happen and often does! All are welcome.

Book your next function

2 unique rooms

Book 15 to 100 people

Menus for Either Sit down lunch/dinner or stand up cocktail food

Christmas Party photo

View our function listing on Partystar

· Function Rooms ·

Book a function room for your next party in one of Melbourne's most iconic landmark hotels

Standard Platter - $120
60 Pieces - Pick 6 Items

1. Variety of tortillas filled with beef or chicken
2. Variety of traditional pizzas
3. Salt & pepper squid with tartar sauce
4. Satay marinated chicken skewers
5. Crumbed fish goujons with tartar sauce
6. Beef or lamb mini pies with tomato sauce
7. Vegetarian dim sims with soy sauce

Fancy Platter - $130
60 Pieces - Pick 6 Items

1. Tortillas & salad, smoked salmon & horse raddish sauce
2. Vegetarian Arancini
3. Home made beef or lamb mini pies with tomoto sauce
4. Assorted mini quiches
5. Marinated chicken drummets with satay sauce
6. Panko crumbed calamari with tartar sauce
7. Vegetarian curry puffs with cucumber & yogurt sauce
8. Chocolate or strawberry mousse cups

Deluxe Platter - $150
60 Pieces - Pick 6 Items

1. Chicken Kiev garlic balls
2. Beef skewers with satay sauce
3. Goya prawns with soy sauce
4. Morocman lanb pie with tomato chutney
5. Flame grilled meatballs with American BBQ or mustard sauce
6. Scallop, ginger & prawn twisters with lime mayonnaise
7. Mini spinach ricotta pastizzi
8. Oysters Kilpatrick
9. Chocolate / strawberry mousse cups or Orange & almond gluten free mini cake pieces

Super Deluxe Platter - $170
50 Pieces per platter

1. NZ half mussels with lemon & lime sauce
2. Prawn skewers with mango & sweet chili dressing
3. Beef or chicken Wellington slices, cooked medium
4. Vegetarian shashliks & seasonal vegetables with lemon & olive oil dressing
5. Fruit Skewers - seasonal fruit
6. Duck drummets, mainated with orange, honey & soy sauce - oven baked

Gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options available

Function Room, Hire

The Atrium Garden Room

With a capacity of up to 100 people for stand-up cocktail food and 50 for sit down lunch or dinner.
Two rear glass doors open on to our open garden area for dinners and smokers.
Access to audio visual can be supplied if required.

The George Langly Room

The capacity of up to 40 for stand-up cocktail food and 30 for sit down lunch or dinner.
Great room for smaller intimate gatherings.
Access to audio visual via cable and WIFI, and a projector with dropdown screen.
We are also able to supply DVD video equipment and sound systems for all corporate and private functions.

Function Room, Parties