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Micawber's signature dishes, roast duck leg with scalloped potatoes, prawn and chorizo linguine with preserved lemon, chilli and fresh cherry tomatoes and roasted wild mushrooms.

About Micawber Tavern

For gastro pub fare bringing the best of traditional British classics to Belgrave, local foodies head to Micawber Tavern on Monbulk Road. Recently renovated and nestled within the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, this is not your average country pub; think a beer garden surrounded by ferns with a creek running through it, a log fire indoors for chilly months and live sport on TV in the bar. Expect authentic dishes such as steaks and parmas, alongside starters like scallops, black pudding, cauliflower purée, apple and curry oil; followed by beef cheek stew, potato and parsnip gratin, roast parsnip and crispy bacon. Seafood lovers may opt for prawn linguine, chorizo, preserved lemon, anchovies, chilli, rocket and pangrattato; or crispy calamari, fennel and rocket salad, chips and lime mayo.

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A few words from Micawber Tavern

Belgrave's iconic Micawber Tavern is the best place to be when visiting Belgrave and the Dandenong Ranges. In it's 100th year the Micawber Tavern is renown for its destination set on the edge of the majestic Sherbrooke Forest and gateway to the Dandenong Ranges making it the perfect destination for lunch and dinner whether you're local, planning a day trip or discovering Belgrave and surrounds.

Open six days - The Micawber Tavern offers a contemporary seasonal menu that you can enjoy in the Bistro, on 'The Deck' or around the charming bar which serves up the best Guinness pints, local and international brews including bespoke gins and whiskeys from around the world.

Micawber Tavern is an ideal venue for functions - celebrate in style - Micawber Tavern offers unique spaces and offers an extensive function menu for catering.

Bring the family or catch up with friends - explore the much-loved beer garden shaded by giant fern trees, discover the beautiful Clematis Creek weaving its way through the seasonal garden. Once inside warm up by the cosy log fire, play pool, sit around the chess table and enjoy everything the Micawber has to offer.

Experience casual dining on ‘The Deck' - dance to music on Fridays and Saturdays including Sunday Sessions on weekends. For Seasonal outdoor events and weekend fun head down to Slowey's Outdoor Bar and Patio in the beer garden.

Discover the Micawber Tavern - a short distance from the township of Belgrave and less than an hour from Melbourne - The Micawber Tavern - it's the best place to be!

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Location & Map

65-71 Monbulk Road, Belgrave 3160 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  3:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Tue  Closed
Wed  3:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 1:00:AM
Sat  11:00:AM - 1:00:AM
Sun  11:00:AM - 10:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Micawber offers unique spaces and settings for events, functions, celebrations including small and large group bookings. Options include the newly renovated Front Room, The Deck, Slowey's Outdoor Bar and Patio, The Bar, Bistro and The Micawber Park for large outdoor events. Micawber offers catering options from Canape's, Grazing stations, set menus and finger food options. Email - to enquire for your upcoming event or celebration.

  • Up to 70 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (4)


Fun Catch Up
Got the family together - fun day out at Micawber Tavern. Beer Garden is glorious and inside a games room with pool table and games for the kids. Food was great with best parmas with fresh salad with everyone loving the buffalo chicken wings and fresh cob loaves and olives. Will come again


Great day out!
We finally had a meet up with friends and family after years of not being able too. This place did not disappoint! We have heard great things about this place since new owners! The food was the best quality pub food any of us have ever tasted, the service was great! Staff was super friendly and helpful, interacted with our kids and made it easy for us to sit here all afternoon whilst the kids were having fun playing in the huge garden on the trees and in the creek. Will definitely make this our new local! 10/10.


Great Tavern in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges
Came up for the day from Windsor and enjoyed a wonderful lunch in the Bistro - the wood fire is great including the service. I enjoyed the roasted duck leg paired with the Coombe Pinot Noir my friend had Porterhouse medium rare and came out perfect. There's lots see at the Micawber Tavern, Pool Table, games room and the beer garden and creek is stunning.


Best Pub in the Dandenong's - Great Stop for Day Trip
Best day ever, the creek runs through the beer garden and the kids had a magic day paddling their feet and exploring the gardens. I enjoyed the seafood linguine and Hubby was the Parma, the kids enjoyed iced lemonades and the best kids cheeseburgers - yum. Ordered the gluten free stout and there is a good range of ciders which are perfect to enjoy on a sunny day in the beer garden. Will definitely come back to the Micawber Tavern