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 was established in the 1860s and has been serving the local community ever since. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, our family friendly bistro includes a special Kids Zone and weekly specials, while the Sports Bar offers live sport on the big screens and full TAB facilities.


The Bistro is open Monday to Sunday for lunch 12pm-3:00pm and dinner from 5:30pm-9pm. Call us on 03 9379 7477 to make a reservation or Book online via Open Table.

Wash down a hearty, pub classic in the Sports Bar with our selection of ice-cold, local and imported tap beers, or take your pick from the extended menu in the Bistro and pair with your choice from our extensive wine list.


Suitable for all types of corporate and private events, our three function rooms are located on the second floor of the establishment and cater for groups of up to 200. All rooms have private bars big screens and iPod connectivity and our experienced function staff ensure all needs are accommodated and events are run smoothly from start to finish.

To enquire about booking one of our function rooms, please contact the venue on 03 9379 7477 or fill out the form below and one of our team members will get back to you shortly.

What's on

Exciting events and special offers,
all year-round.

In addition to weekly sport on the big screens and full tab facilities, we offer exciting events and special offers all year-round. Ask our friendly staff how you can sign up to our Member's Rewards to stay in the loop.

$30 Steak Night From 5:30pm

$23 Parma Night From 5:30pm

$23 Burger Night From 5:30pm

Kids Night, $5 Kids Meals With Every Main Meal Plus FREE Kids Entertainment From 6pm