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Bellota Wine bar

9.5/10
112

Average price $65

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Chef Nicky Riemer
  • Average price $65
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Capunti, braised pork shoulder, anchovy, pecorino romano
$21
Risotto, baby peas, asparagus, taleggio
$23
Fregola, king prawns, broccoli, feta, pangrattato
$24
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 112 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Tiffany W.
    Tiffany W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Food delicious. Staff great. We were tucked in the back near the kitchen so it wasn’t as ambient as the front or outside, but it was fine. Great to be back to support local business.

  2. Barbara E.
    Barbara E.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food , excellent service and pleasant ambiance. Will certainly come again.. so handy to the best wine store in Melbourne. Convenient and also adequate parking.

  3. Abby L.
    Abby L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food and service. Will be back again.

  4. Michael M.
    Michael M.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Normally we love this restaurant but yesterday's lunch for me was disappointing. Firstly the wrong dishes arrived for two of us and my ravioli was not al dente, it was under cooked and the pork shoulder needed glasses to find the flecks of pork. Sent it back and didn't want to try another dish. Normally the food is excellent, but yesterday's was disappointing.

  5. Manik M.
    Manik M.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The service is excellent here, the ambience is very cool and trendy. The meals are well portioned and very tasty. The wine shop attached to the restaurant (a large cavern of wine treats, from afar and local), which you can browse before being seated and from which you can purchase your bottle for dinner, is an unique attraction to the meal experience.

  6. Julian F.
    Julian F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Hard to get better in Melbourne, the quality of the food, the wine and the atmosphere are always superb, the ability to pick a bottle of wine from Prince's next store is an added bonus.

  7. Gloria R.
    Gloria R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Our favourite restaurant . Always great food, great service and great company

  8. Veronique F.
    Veronique F.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding food: quality of ingredients and inventive cuisine. A great selection of wines compliments the beautiful food. We loved the service and atmosphere. Best of all: everything at Bellota is consistently good. It's the fourth time we come for dinner and we will be back????

  9. Cherlyn C.
    Cherlyn C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Julia who served us was wonderful and really attentive. The back door where we were seated would close with a huge bang when swung open but Julia took care to open and close the door carefully. The food was fresh and paired well with the accompaniments. Will definitely be back!

  10. Carmel R.
    Carmel R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    First time at Bellota Wine Bar: lunch. Such a great find. The menu was interesting and provided variety of choices. Option to purchase wine in wine store was brilliant. I’m not vegetarian but my choices took me that way but there were other good choices. Highly recommend. Lovely staff. Great experience.

  11. Justin B.
    Justin B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Had an amazing experience and staff was so friendly.

  12. Sue C.
    Sue C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    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??

  13. Jurie V.
    Jurie V.
    • one review
    10/10

    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.

  14. Stephen D.
    Stephen D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    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.

  15. Ian D.
    Ian D.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    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

  16. Sherrill T.
    Sherrill T.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    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!

  17. Veronique F.
    Veronique F.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    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.

  18. jennifer b.
    jennifer b.
    • one review
    9.5/10

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

  19. Deborah B.
    Deborah B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    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.

  20. Andreja M.
    Andreja M.
    • 5 reviews
    8.5/10

    Service is exceptional!

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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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