The Lincolnshire Arms Hotel

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Gastro Pub
The Lincolnshire Arms Hotel, known and affectionately loved as “The Linc” is an iconic Essendon hotel.


We like to think that it offers all things to all with great facilities for entertainment, TAB, great food and a safe and friendly social environment to meet and interact with others.


The Linc food has been satisfying the locals for decades and continues as a strong drawcard for our patrons.
What 47 People Are Saying
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SJ
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great local pub. Great food, friendly service. Good selection on the menu.

PH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really had a great time food and service was excellent.

MB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Meals were very average which is a shame because everything else was really great.

CS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have moved from Perth recently and have had many visitors over & we always take them for a meal here. The bruchetta & lasagne is the best.

BH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great helpful staff and nice food. Highly recommended to all.

NO
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. The staff very professional and friendly. The dining room was warm and inviting and our seating was very good. Would definitely go there again.
Norm

BR
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Recommend venue to others. Good food, excellent service.

GH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We are new to the area and it was our first time at the Lincolnshire Arms. First impression was great, the colour scheme in the bar area along with the copper beer pipes was impressive. The dining area was both cosy and comfortable. To top it off everyone’s food was beautiful. We will be back soon.

CS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have just moved from Perth to Essendon 2 weeks today & we have been back to the Link twice because of the best bruchetta ever & the lasagne is also the yummiest we have tasted in a long time, but really the bruchetta is to die for 💕💕💕

MM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The ambience was great and the staff were attentive. Unfortunately the Parma was average, and not well seasoned. The burger patty desintegrated easily - felt like I was eating more burger mix than actual beef.
The aioli was oily, did not have a creamy consistency. A real shame.

EN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was Valentine's Day. We made a late booking at 6pm with Open Table which was accepted.
When we got there, apparently the place was booked out but the Manager allowed us to dine there making sure to tell us to be out by 7pm. No problem except that every 2 minutes he was checking on us (6.25pm). The food was fine but the service not so much. I'd eat there again, just wouldn't be for the service.

MH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I lunch or have dinner at the Linc at least once a week with family or friends. I am lucky I am in walking distance of the hotel.

JG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently good food and pleasant atmosphere. Convenient location in relation to shops and easy access from surrounding suburbs.

PF
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We booked online without any difficulties.

When we arrived our booking had been recorded.

The food was very tasty and the service was good.

We will certainly return in the future.

JG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. The dining area has a 30's art-deco feel with an interesting curved street window. In spite of having an adjacent busy street and a tram line, noise is absolutely minimal. In fact friends have remarked on the fact that the movement outside is interesting and an advantage rather than a drawback to the dining atmosphere. staff are helpful, informative and very pleasant. Definitely a favourite place to eat.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would have been nice to have some live music since it was a saturday night...acoustic or something...
Meal was fantastic!!! As was our shared entree...all food came at the same time and service was faultless

IG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nicely modernised pub, with reasonable beer and wine choices. Bar menu and dining menu with fair selection of meals and snacks.

GM
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Provides parking, and cosy restaurant area with lots of window space. Meals were easy to order and quickly delivered. ran a tab with drinks which is convenient. My pasta was excellent, my friends veal was nice but a bit small, but my wifes fish was small, dark and tasteless. Also, only sav blanc by the glass was NZ and there were 3 of them, needs an aussie option.

BV
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambience with open fire. Nice staff very pleasant

CM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We go at least twice a year. Once bubs is bigger it'll be more often. The food is always nice, reliable. The staff on this visit were the best we've had! Its very relaxed and great for families and to have a few drinks, you can make noise and not feel guulty... enjoy!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was too oily and expensive

S
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience dining with my family. Great menu choices for all , including vegetarian for me.
Great service and wine/ beer lists. This is fast becoming my 'local'.

SP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pumpkin ravioli and it was amazing. The staff were very friendly and attentive

RW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was terrible! 4 our of 4 people ate under half their meal. The waitress did not ask if everything was ok when clearing the almost full plates of food. We advised it was terrible and she just smiled and said sorry. Would definitely not recommended or return.

RT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The meal was nice. I booked via on line booking at 635 pm to ensure availability for 7 pm. I was told when we got there there was no availability and the man that seats people was a bit cross. He also challenged the time I made the booking. He did however find us a table which was very nice of him however I felt quite awkward when he said they don’t accept bookings after 530. Need a better booking system perhaps

VS
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food, servings where generous and the decor was warm(hadn't been there for a while). Staff attentive.

JC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hotel, close to public transport, plenty of parking close by.
Food was very good and reasonably priced

NK
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good came out quick staff friendly meals were ok no issues with anything

MT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a 7.00pm booking and by the time we finished our dinner and ready for dessert @
9.00 ish the dessert bar was closed. We found this very strange and ended up going over the road to Crème where we had our dessert. This was a little convenient given that we were already at a restaurant. Perhaps you need to stay opened for dessert until at least 10.30 pm.

BD
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easily the nicest pub restaurant in the Nth West. Very good staff.

ML
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very noisey. Kitchen unable to add mashed potatoes to a meal as they only had enough for what was on the menu???

F
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place - go there all the time. Not a fan of the new whiter atmosphere (preferred it the cosy dark colours) but still a great place!

JD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Took elderly people along for dinner - roast dinner seemed like it had been cooked for lunch and then sitting for the afternoon - redeemed by the gravy on top, but only just. I'd hoped to give these people a better "pub" dining experience than other places and I'd been to this establishment in the past. However, very disappointed with what was offered. One person "toyed" with their food and hardly ate anything. No one commented on the quality of the food, probably through embarrassment. Won't be going there again.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had previously been to the Link and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, look forward to going g back

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience5

food was average i had salt& pepper calamari only served it with chips no salad

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always with friendly and efficient staff members.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place was nice, clean, friendly and the waiter were great. Love the beers and drink options. However the food was average, the 2 pizza was soggy in the middle and my salt & pepper calamari had only 3 rocket leaves as part of a salad.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have been to this hotel many times and have always found the service and food very good. The prices are reasonable and the dining area is very cosy. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Linc to my family and friends.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everybody enjoyed their meals. There was a wide range on the menu catering to all tastes and dietary requirements. The meal sizes were very large though.

N
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Staff were friendly and helpful, food was average. Clean and nice ambience.