Welcome to the

Cross Keys Hotel



03 9379 7477

Mon-Tues: 7AM-1:00AM
Wed-Sat: 7AM-3:00AM
Sun: 10AM-1:00AM

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A Local Favourite for Over 150 Years!

Located in the heart of Essendon, The Cross Keys Hotel is the perfect spot to bring the family. The Cross Keys boasts an impressive bistro serving up tasty meals Monday through Sunday, a fun kids room, a lively sports bar showing all the must see games on the big screens, a modern TAB facility and two spacious event rooms. With weekly specials and all your favourite pub classics, what isn't too love? See you at The Keys!


The Cross Keys Bistro is open Monday through Sunday, serving up all your favourite dishes. Lunch service runs from 12.00 PM until 3.00 PM and Dinner service runs from 5.30 PM untill 9.00 PM. Call us on (03) 9379 7477 to make a reservation or book online via Opentable.

Wash down a hearty pub classic in the Cross Keys Sports Bar with our selection of ice-cold local and imported tap beers. For the wine enthusiasts, browse our extensive wine list and find the perfect pairing for your meal. Enjoy one of our many liqueurs and spirits, there is a nip for every taste.


Suitable for all types of corporate and private functions, our two event spaces are located on the second floor of the establishment. Catering for groups as large as 200 people, The Cross Keys takes the hassle out of party planning. Each event space has a full bar, with multiple tap beers available to enjoy. With iPod connectivity, you can play your favorite songs with ease. Display your treasured photos on monitors and televisions throughout the room or utilise our projector for business meetings. Our experienced and friendly function staff work to make sure your all needs are accommodated, ensuring a smooth function from start to finish.

To enquire about booking your next function: Call us on (03) 9379 7477 Email functions@crosskeyshotel.com.au Or click the link below to fill out an enquiry form. Our friendly Functions Manager will be in touch shortly.

What's on

What's On at The Cross Keys.

In addition to weekly sport on the big screens and full TAB facilities, we offer exciting events and special offers all year-round!

Trivia is held every Tuesday from 7PM onwards in the Sports Bar.
Live Music is held from 3PM-6PM in the Sports Bar on the last Sunday of every month.
Kids Entertainment every Thursday Night from 6PM onwards in the Bistro.
Seniors Menu available seven days a week.


$25 Parma and Pot in The Sports Bar, Lunch and Dinner.

$25 Pasta Night From 5:30PM.

Trivia Night in the Cross Keys Sports Bar from 7.30 PM.

$25 Parma and Pot in The Sports Bar, Lunch and Dinner.

$25 Parma Night From 5:30PM. Your Choice of Four Delicious Parma Variations.

$25 Parma and Pot in The Sports Bar, Lunch and Dinner.

$25 Burger Night From 5:30PM.

Cross Keys Kids Night!
$5 Kids Meals with Every Main Meal Purchased Plus FREE Kids Entertainment From 6PM!