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The Laurel Hotel

The Laurel Hotel’s probably well-known to those in and around Ascot Vale. As is to be expected; it’s been there, sitting on its corner pub corner position since 1853. For those not in the know, here’s the news: the Laurel Hotel’s a pub, it’s in Ascot Vale, and pretty much constitutes a “neighbourhood institution” by now. The local watering hole known as the Laurel is run by a mother-daughter team, who’s been steadily renovating, doing up and improving the building since 2008. The pub now boasts a rooftop beer garden, a sports bar, and a couple of upstairs function spaces, and the entire space is still proudly sans pokies. The Laurel hosts live music throughout the weekend, offers pub meal specials throughout the week, and resides (oh, convenience) along the 59 tram line. For a meal a little more fancy-pants than the run-of-the-mill pub grub, Bistro 289 sits adjacent to the main pub. The Laurel Hotel is found on the corner of Mt Alexander Road and Middle Street, Ascot Vale. Uh-huh, legit corner pub. Fun fact: that’s along the 59 tram line. It’s also about a fifteen to twenty-minute drive from Melbourne city.

The Laurel Hotel Function Rooms

Rooftop Beer Garden

Rooftop Beer Garden

Rooftop! Balcony! Need more be said? A perfect space to kick back on a sunny morning, afternoon, or evening. With its own bar, you have everything you need. There's even a retractable roof so you don't need to worry about the elements. The...

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Upstairs at The Laurel

Upstairs at The Laurel

The upstairs function space easily accommodates up to 180 guests within its modern surroundings. It features a private bar, striking red walls, and when the weather's good, can be combined with the rooftop. Lends itself to family events, ...

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Atrium and Back of Bistro

Atrium and Back of Bistro

This combines the sunny, bright Atrium private dining space, as well as the back of the Hotel's bistro. Wham-bam-space for 60 guests. It's a popular spot for large, sprawling family dinners, as well as corporate events. back of our Bistro w...

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The Atrium is the hotel's private dining space. It's bright, airy, with sunlight streaming in. It comfortably fits up to 30 guests, so it's a good pick for business meetings, family dinners, and small-scale cocktail events.

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Bistro 289

Bistro 289

The hotel's Bistro 289 is a step above the run-of-the-mill pub dining room - it's elegant and modern, with some top-notch offerings on the menu. Of course, the parma's still there too. Small groups are able to utilize part of the Bistro, or...

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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
BYO Drinks
Coffee / Tea
External Catering
Filtered Water
Inhouse Catering

AV Equipment

Video Conferencing

Basic Amenities

Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music
Flip Chart
Furniture Hire
Natural light
Outdoor Space
Pens & Paper
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Smoking Area