NileGuide Expert Says:
Order the roast of the day, and you won't be disappointed.
406 Napier Street
3065 Fitzroy, Australia
tel: (03) 9417 3626
The quintessential Fitzroy footy pub. When people ask what did Fitzroy used to be like, simply direct them to this absolute backstreet gem. The kitchen, which is open all day, is known for offering incredibly cheap (most meals are around $12) but hearty meals, including a great pork roast though the lambs fry is just as good. Many will fight just to sit outside on the street as the sun begins to fade though when AFL football starts on the TV, the Rose will be packed. It's also the unofficial home to Western Australian supporters living in Melbourne so check the fixture for a guaranteed great night out.