Mr McCracken Bar & Restaurant

The team behind Mr McCracken is one of Melbourne’s well-known hospitality families who own and operate beachside venues Republica, Captain Baxter and Encore Event Centre located at the St Kilda Sea Baths.

Highly acclaimed Executive Chef and owner, Matt Dawson, creates outstanding cuisine at the new Essendon Fields Bar and Restaurant.

Located adjacent to Hyatt Place and The Australian Events Centre, Mr McCracken has become the place to entertain, enjoy lunch with colleagues, and the venue of choice for your ‘end of year celebrations’.
A major hit with locals, Mr McCracken offers a new dining destination with exceptional drinks and atmosphere.

The bar is the place for ‘after work happy hour’ drinks, 7 days a week, and its contemporary feel is coupled with timeless style features such as the European Chalet styled outdoor fireplace, for those cooler Melbourne nights.

With its modern design and industrial touches, Mr McCracken’s restaurant showcases an ever changing menu using local and artisan produce flown in from King Island, Flinders Island and Merimbula to Essendon Fields Airport on a daily basis.

If you haven’t checked it out, we highly recommend you try ‘The New Fox in the Field’.

  • Sleek and modern restaurant
  • Casual and business event space for small to large groups
  • Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Happy Hour every day from 5-6PM
  • Ethically produced Australian and locally sourced produce
  • Large, spacious outdoor areas include an amazing outdoor rock fireplace


(03) 9379 1812

1A Larkin Boulevard,
Essendon Fields