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Bellota Wine bar

Average price $65
81 reviews

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Chef Nicky Riemer
  • Average price $65 Special request
Capunti, braised pork shoulder, anchovy, pecorino romano
Risotto, baby peas, asparagus, taleggio
Fregola, king prawns, broccoli, feta, pangrattato

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Ratings & Reviews

based on 81 reviews
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Quality of food :9.8/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Sue C.
    Sue C.
    • 2 reviews

    Consistently good in every way - the welcome, the attentive but never intrusive service, the food options (grazing, sharing, mainstream) and of course the wine! Did I mention the deserts??

  2. Jurie V.
    Jurie V.
    • one review

    This restaurant is a gem and a favourite of ours. The ingredients are well selected, the dishes are flavoursome and the portion sizes just right. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and made excellent recommendations from the impressive wine list. A memorable experience, thank you.

  3. Stephen D.
    Stephen D.
    • one review

    What an amazing little experience, nestled next to an excellent wine shop you can match excellent wines with brilliant food. Three great areas, outside for a drink, inside for a drink or meal and the. The restaurant. The food was great along with the service and unusually good menu of specials. As we live in a south Melbourne we’ll be back regularly.

  4. Ian D.
    Ian D.
    • 4 reviews

    We arrived and the staff could not have been more helpful and informative. As a result they received a considerable tip. All the food served was praised by our group as being very tasty and all they could hope for. A great night

  5. Sherrill T.
    Sherrill T.
    • 5 reviews

    We have been to BELOTTA approximately 6 occasions over the past 2 months., on each visit the food, service, wines have been absolutely impeccable! We are telling all our friends! Well done BELOTTA!

  6. Veronique F.
    Veronique F.
    • 2 reviews

    Very good choice of wine, great food from the entrees, mains through to the deserts. Professional and friendly service in a nice setting and atmosphere. We will come back.

  7. jennifer b.
    jennifer b.
    • one review

    We were in Australia and Tasmania for 10 days, this was the best meal of the trip by far!

  8. Deborah B.
    Deborah B.
    • one review

    The food and service was terrific. Tiffany provided us with great insight about the menu and we loved being able to go to the Prince Wine Store next door to buy 2 bottles of wine. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would definitely recommend.

  9. Andreja M.
    Andreja M.
    • 5 reviews

    Service is exceptional!

  10. Anna K.
    Anna K.
    • one review

    Superb modern Australian food- especially seafood, well matched with wine. Professional and friendly service and a lovely atmosphere. We will be back!

  11. Greg H.
    Greg H.
    • one review

    The adjacent Prince Wine Store as the restaurant’s walk-through wine list is a winner.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews

    A fantastic local with consistent food and a lovely courtyard

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 254 reviews

    Loved the food and service.

  14. Dino B.
    Dino B.
    • one review

    Always enjoyable.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews

    Fabulous place- always happy to return. Thank you Nicky Reimer

  16. Michael K.
    Michael K.
    • one review

    Although I thought all the dishes my partner and I had were very good with lovely fresh ingredients the King Prawn and Fregola dish was a little over salty. I feel the addition of Fetta cheese unnecessary and would have been better without it. Very reasonably priced.

  17. Lizzie A.
    Lizzie A.
    • one review

    Really delicious . Thank you.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 252 reviews

    Great place .. a melbourne gem

  19. Leigh M.
    Leigh M.
    • 18 reviews

    I have enjoyed dinners here before. This time I thought the sauce with my fish dish was smothered with capers ( detracting from the dish). Wine selection by the glass is excellent and the French white burgundy was delicious. My friend enjoyed her beetroot salad very much. Great bread.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 250 reviews

    The service was first rate.

More information

Opening time

Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am Till 11pm

How to get to the restaurant

181 Bank Street, 3205, South Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Public transport

Tram line 12

Directions to get there

Off street Parking

Melbourne City, Port Phillip, South Melbourne

About the restaurant

Nestled next to Australia’s leading independent wine store, the Prince Wine Store, Bellota makes full use of the massive selection on offer from its sister business. The restaurant brings to fruition a long-held desire to provide a venue that showcases the great wines of the world in a warm and friendly environment alongside beautifully executed food.

Former co-owner and head chef of the iconic Union Dining, Nicky Riemer champions the kitchen with her European cuisine which offers a sense of provenance and brings back flavours that often get lost in modern cooking techniques. This beautiful, honest food lends itself perfectly to the enjoyment of wine.

The casual, friendly atmosphere is at the heart of Bellota. The aim for our knowledgeable staff is simple; try and help you love the wine as much as they do.


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