The standing that Swan St holds as one of the most coveted food destinations in Melbourne is built off the reputation of a number of iconic venues that have operated on the street for decades.

Of these iconic venues, the Precinct Hotel is certainly near the top of the list. Operating out of the same location since 1852, this building holds a special place in not only the history of Richmond but the history of Melbourne on the whole.

With its close proximity to the MCG, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena and other local sporting venues, the Precinct Hotel is a hub for fans both before and after the game. With its ample supply of big screens and a comfortable environment for viewing, sporting fans also flock to the Hotel during the game to catch the action.

Its location is far from its biggest drawcard, however, with many excellent food and drink options on offer. The Precinct Hotel serves a unique mixture of classic yet contemporary Australian cuisine, with fresh ingredients sourced daily from an array of local suppliers.

The Hotel’s recently redesigned courtyard, featuring chic timber furnishings, a full bar, bamboo screening and outdoor heating provides the ideal spot for a feed, a drink, to catch the big game or all three. It also features a state of the art retractable roof, providing the perfect protection for Melbourne’s unpredictable weather. The courtyard is so highly regarded that if even took home the 2016 award for the ‘Best Outdoor Area’ as voted by the Australian Hotels Association.

A number of meal deals are on offer here on a weekly basis, including $15 steaks every Tuesday night, $15 parma’s every Wednesday night, two for one meals every Monday and many more.
The Precinct Hotel also offers a now famous selection of Happy Hour specials every Friday night from 7-9pm, including wines and schooners of draught and cider for just $5! Their selection of wines, beer and ciders is extensive, featuring a number of the best local and international brews and beverages.

Looking for a great meal, a drink and both a comfortable and relaxed environment to catch the game? The Precinct Hotel is your destination. Whether you are a sports fan or not, with the excellent menu and award winning courtyard, this venue can suit all. It is located at 60 Swan St, just a two minute walk from Richmond Station.