Mr McCracken Bar and Restaurant

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90 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Mr McCracken is a stylish and contemporary addition to Essendon Fields. With great service, sensational food crafted from ethical, local, fresh produce, and a beautiful outdoor space complete a spectacular stone fireplace, Mr McCracken ticks all the boxes. Get ready to relax, refuel, and make the most of a daily Happy Hour, $25 weekday express lunches, and live music Thursday to Saturday.
What 90 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SO
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food good noise level extremely loud can’t have a conversation without yelling with the person next to you very disappointing

RV
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food so good to have some this so lovely locally

AG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Noise levels were too loud, food was good, service could be much improved on.

MB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great venue that we don’t have to travel to the city for.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food was beautiful and service was fantastic.
Definitely going again

A
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were overworked but still very attentive. The food was very good and presented well. We had a very pleasant enjoyable evening and would recommend this venue to anyone after good food,

C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service, food and value. The ambiance is lovely and the free 2 hour parking is appreciated

LV
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The place is lovely i have only been once but chicken mushroom could have been much better. Missing flavour. Maybe an addition of asparagus spears and cream far too runny. Pizza was good. Seafood pasta was full of grit from the clams.

LM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our usual business lunch meeting place. As always, the food was perfect and atmosphere perfect for table conversation.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Visiting from the United States. Great atmosphere, good food, a bit noisy, service ok. Just a shame they wouldnt cook the steak to our liking! ( medium).

BH
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was recommended and it was very nice
Good food especially the chocolate desert
Staff service very friendly and knew the menu

OC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the friendly service and the food was delicious!

AM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service is very good. Food is a little overpriced for the serving size. Menu and wine list is limited and could be changed up. Specials are not always available or run out. Waiters should be informed before taking the orders. Very loud if a band is playing in the bar area. Overall, convenient location with a modern vibe.

MC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and place, food was excellent and great value

FL
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been a few times and think perhaps a change to menu or more specials would be great

J
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Bar & Restaurant - yummy food accompanied by the most delicious cocktails!

JO
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely waitress, beautiful setting, delicious food.
Will definitely be back!

RP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Lovely place and good service. Menu is a bit limited but quality was good. Can be very noisy.

MG
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter/esses' were very friendly and prompt with service. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and will be back for sure.

P
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I got FIVE emails in regards to this simple dinner booking. That's 4 emails too many.

RF
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Customer service was exceptional. Mains were good. Entree was okay. Beautiful venue!

RM
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service. Will definitely be back.

SB
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal with friends. Noise level in the restaurant was a little loud especially as the number of guests increased.

M
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service! Great to see someplace in the burbs so busy on a Tuesday night. The rhubarb dessert was especially amazing.

TD
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service and wil be recommending your restaurant to friends.

SB
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyable meal. Will certainly be back. Wait staff very helpful.

R
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fantastic venue, gorgeous fit out.
Service was excellent, personable and prompt. Enjoyed a grazing board, duck risotto and pizza. All were generous servings and high quality. Only issue was that it does get quite loud inside, high ceilings and concrete flooring doesn’t do much to absorb the noise. Will definitely recommend and be returning

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly & efficient, bar staff made us a cocktail we requested which wasn’t on the drinks menu. We had the eye fillet which was outstanding. So tender & tasty & the mash potato was the best mash I’ve ever tasted.
Amazing!!

MM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

limited menu and a bit on the pricey side - $24 for a pizza with hardly any topping.

P
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great value for money experience. Now our favourite eating place. We now have have a dining experience far superior to the usual pub grub.

FG
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and unobtrusive service, have already recommended to friends. Will be returning soon especially to listen to the live music and enjoy the ambience. Great place to rendezvous with friends, so easy to access and for parking .

PD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only criticism would be that it was a little noisy, but overall our experience was top class

LW
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here great food awesome atmosphere service is fast and toilets are clean. And the doors at the entrance are wicked

JH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good spot at Essendon Fields for a casual dinner. A small range of options on the menu, but all well presented. Wine list is in the middle of the pack, not vin ordinaire, but nothing way OTT either.

PC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We were a large group of 12 having dinner on a very busy night. Food was very good, pizzas were excellent. Service was hit and miss with the waitress getting annoyed that we moved the chairs to try and fit properly and then walking off on us as we were ordering drinks - when we called her back she said we had been taking too long. Very noise and the music in the background didn’t help - people are here for a meal and to chat - don’t really need the music .

CH
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant experience. Excellent staff, good meal. A little noisy, but it was lunch time, after all.

CT
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very polite staff, lovely relaxed atmosphere, just a really nice place to get together with friends & lovely food too

BC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple menu but excellently presented and tasty. Delicious cocktails friendly staff. Strange location but

FG
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was cold and dry. We orderd coffee and it was cold also. An espresso was delivered in a mug!

VI
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great ..my fav croquettes..great pizzas..