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HOT: Temperance Hotel, 426 Chapel St, South Yarra

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The Temperance Hotel is a pub dressed up in stiletto heels, fake tan and disco bling.

In the heart of Chapel Street South Yarra, it’s frequented by sleekly groomed youngsters who all kind of look the same to me, and hence I’ve never given it a second glance. However if you can look past the perfect blonde tresses and Industrie t-shirts you’ll find a multi-room interior which is best described as Victorian pub-meets-mirrorball, a friendly British-manned bar and a reasonably priced menu of wood-fired pizzas and pub classics.

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On the day Poppy (from the blog Poppy Gets a Life) and I went for a casual blog-fuelled dinner, they were offering pizza and a glass of house wine for $12. The pizzas were surprisingly good, with the thin crisp bases still managing to support a generous amount of topping.

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We shared a mushroom, olive, goats cheese and pumpkin pizza ($16) and a Moroccan beef, buffalo mozzarella and basil pizza ($17), both of which came out oozing cheese on individual wooden paddles.

If you’re looking for a casual place to hang out in South Yarra (even if you don’t fit the South Yarra mould), catch up with friends for a drink and munch on some good-value non-confrontational pub grub, then the Temperance Hotel is worth a try.

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12 comments for “HOT: Temperance Hotel, 426 Chapel St, South Yarra”

  1. My partner has dealings with these guys and loves the place. We’ve had a function in there for Freelancer Unplugged which was fab and had pizzas beforehand. They are super yummy indeed and great value!
    .-= Esz´s last blog ..Bugger. =-.

    Posted by Esz
    Twitter: kittysdrawings
    | April 21, 2010, 10:48 am
  2. Thanks for the heads up, Joyce. Will pop in the next time I go shopping in Chapel St. Opened around Jan 2009?Has it really been that long since I’ve been to Chapel St?!

    Posted by TruffleMe | April 22, 2010, 8:57 am
  3. It was good, wasn’t it! And somehow all the staff were English…

    Poppy xox
    .-= Poppy Gets a Life´s last blog ..Lazy Sunday afternoon in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens =-.

    Posted by Poppy Gets a Life
    Twitter: poppygetsalife
    | April 23, 2010, 3:04 pm
  4. Looks like a fabulous place! I’ve always wanted to go to Australia.


    Posted by Danielle | May 22, 2011, 4:39 am
  5. Looks like an awesome place. I love the slanted area in the background on the second picture- what is that?

    Posted by Dave | May 22, 2011, 7:16 pm
  6. I love the pictures….I need to visit that place

    Posted by election news | May 24, 2011, 2:41 am
  7. I will definitely visit the place. I love pizza by the way

    Posted by home based catering | May 24, 2011, 2:42 am
  8. Thanks for letting me know about this place. I hadn’t heard about it before. That picture of the pizza looks very, very tasty.

    Posted by Scott | August 8, 2011, 8:48 pm
  9. I love the worn wood at the bar in the second picture. Looks like a great place to stay and get some pizza.

    Posted by Matt
    Twitter: JeniusMarketing
    | October 30, 2011, 8:07 pm
  10. It might be time to review this “hot” rating!
    The Temperance has really gone downhill in the last 18 months. Bad food, poor service and don’t get me started on the crowd.

    Posted by MissM | March 16, 2012, 1:11 pm
    • I went to the Temperance Hotel for the first time over Queens Birthday Weekend, didn’t eat, but the food looked good.
      Very crowded. Le Soul were great

      Posted by Jane Coxton | June 13, 2012, 4:08 pm

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