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Highlander - 11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne 3000

Highlander - 11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne 3000

Nestled in a secluded leafy lane way, between the Rialto and the Aquarium, Highlander is one of Melbourne's best kept secrets. A wee taste of Scotland in the heart of the CBD, we serve contemporary Scottish cuisine from Haggis to Highlander Burgers and a range of Scottish ales, whiskies & cocktails. Our fun and friendly venue is the ideal place for lunch, dinner, drinks or your next function - whatever the occasion may be. 

We love good food, good drinks and good fun and aim to provide you with a comfortable, warm and welcoming space with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly, flexible and genuine staff that know the true meaning of hospitality.  

hos·pi·tal·i·ty (Noun):    
The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers

Other humans are talking about us:

Loved it from the minute I walked in - such a cosy atmosphere. For Scots, there’s Tennents and other Scottish beers, Bucky, haggis, and (to my main excitement) TATTIE SCONES AND IRN BRU. Food was delicious, staff were great and really good chat, and I thought all the prices were pretty reasonable, especially for CBD. New fave bar in Melbourne! I’ll definitely be back!!
— the_elle_dee - Tripadvisor
Traditional Scottish black pudding, haggis, square sausage and potato scones. Staff are very friendly - what you would expect from Scots. Although this is tucked away in Highlander Lane, between Flinders, Kings and Flinders Lane get there early if you want a table.
— Stuart E - Tripadvisor
Tucked away in a lane way, your out of town friends will give you points for this find. Great Scottish vibe that’s less of a theme and more like it’s been transplanted here from the Northern Hemisphere. The burgers are tasty and the fries are cooked perfectly.
— Sue Dagg reviewed highlander – 5 star
Great burgers at great prices! Excellent service and a real taste of home for us Scots! Alcohol is also really reasonable with happy hour prices! Friendly atmosphere and I’ll definitely be back! Highly recommended!
— Donna Anderson reviewed highlander – 5 star
Add Highlander on your “to do list” !! I LOVE IT HERE!! As this place is fun friendly with a beautiful vibe! I have been here on several occasions and I have always felt welcome. The drinks are to die for! I always refer my friends and family to Highlander. Keep up the amazing work! :) I’ll back very soon!
— Helki O - Urbanspoon
We went to Highlander for my husband’s 40th birthday celebrations. It was a terrific night! Kate was great in helping us reserve tables in advance and the bar just had a great vibe. Staff were super helpful and friendly all night and our friends loved tasting the Scottish food!
— Trudi Brunton reviewed highlander – 5 star
Awesome little hideaway! Great food, top staff.
— Luke F - Trip Advisor
Delicious burgers and such a sweet barman! Would definitely recommend the amazing scotch cocktail list even I’m normally not a fan of whiskey. There is something on every night it’s opened and would definitely go again for a night out next time!
— Natalia -Dimmi Customer Review
Excellent drink specials, incredibly welcoming and helpful staff, flexible and helpful - a fantastic venue
— Lewis Beange - Young Insurance Professionals
I would definitely recommend Highlander to any of our friends and family looking to have a function or just a night out. We had such a great time, all of the staff were so friendly, helpful and welcoming to us. They treated all of our guests with the utmost care and I really couldn’t think of anything to improve on. It was the perfect night.
— Lydia Greenwood - Landlocked Apparel
Every time we hold an event at Highlander, it’s an absolute pleasure. Staff and management know how to answer questions and make for a low-stress, yet delightful night. A unique mix of bar, nightclub and lounge, the venue’s interior is perfect for all occasions; the space has warmth and energy.
— Sonia Miles-Khan