The George Hotel, South Melbourne
One of our favourite pub lunches for staff leavings (so many!) is across the corner from the office at The George Hotel. In fact, I had my first work lunch here and met some of the guys here (at least at work) for the first time. Paco ordered a burger and ended up a mess. There were jokes. Everyone was laughing. It was the best. The George does competent, pub cuisine although can be known to take some time with big tables. We learned to pre-order and were all the better off for it.
The most recent meal I had was the open chicken sandwich with grilled chicken, pesto, onion, cheese, aioli, served with fries and salad. The salad and fries were pretty good and the sandwich is an easy to eat meal in terms of pub options. We were happy that food came as planned as they’ve also done a good job for catering work functions here.
Pro tip: cheap cocktails Friday and they do a few deals across the week like most pubs