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Bellota Wine bar

9.5/10
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181 Bank Street, South Melbourne VIC, Australia, 3205 South Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $65

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Chef Nicky Riemer
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 149 reviews
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Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Melissa L.
    Melissa L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fabulous as always!!! Food was quality, specials were truly special, wine was excellent, and the ambience (curbside, lovely evening) comfortable. I always enjoy Bellota.

  2. Paul B.
    Paul B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Outstanding food and service and being able to step into the wine store to grab a bottle to go with dinner adds that extra element - we had a wonderful night thank you all!

  3. Gayle S.
    Gayle S.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a great place. Have eaten here twice this week . Once with a girlfriend and today with my husband. WA scampi, prawn risotto, heirloom tomato salad, cuttlefish. All delicious. Great presentation. Staff are dry attuned and well versed on the menu. Will be back.

  4. Kate D.
    Kate D.
    • one review
    9/10

    Food was divine! fresh and delicious. great option to pop next door and select a wine from (PWS). corkage reasonable at $15, especially when you get to pick your wine! will be back.

  5. Kyle J.
    Kyle J.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic food service and atmosphere .

  6. Sue D.
    Sue D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Absolutely delicious - we shared a number of dishes - highlights were the sweet/sour anchovies and the sausage rolls! Service was spot on - very friendly - so lucky to have this place close to home...

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

    Excellent service, quality food and great range of wine and cocktails. Really like the TBT, it's like a less sweet aperol spritz, great on a hot day. Fresh shucked oysters were beautiful, the cheese/charcuterie is of good range and the prosciutto was melt in the mouth. The specials have been inventive and the first time I went had a really great special. The usual menu items are real classics. The pomme frites are very moreish, hot and salted perfectly. Recommend finishing it off with a truffle and coffee. I've paid more for far less satisfying meals,

  8. Troy E.
    Troy E.
    • 18 reviews
    7.5/10

    The mussels were really flavorsome and nice selection of wines.

  9. Phil H.
    Phil H.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    The best wine. The Food incredible and could not fault a single dish. 6 stars if such a thing existed.mmm.... If you love wine and good food, come here.

  10. IAN R.
    IAN R.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    A good atmosphere, was taken inside , but not offered a choice of tables outside although several vacant.... limited choice of wines by the glass unless you pay $38 a glass. Service is slow but it is xmas. Otherwise food was good on average $40 for mains.

  11. Virginia W.
    Virginia W.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great ambience always at Bellota. The food is yummy and the service is pleasant. Having the wine room next door is a major draw card and I love walking the aisles to choose the perfect bottle

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

    Excellent food and service. Will be back again.

  15. 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.

  16. Manik M.
    Manik M.
    • 7 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.

  17. 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.

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

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

  19. 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????

  20. 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!

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More information

Opening time

Open Tuesday - Saturday Midday Till 11pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

How to get to the restaurant

181 Bank Street, South Melbourne VIC, Australia, 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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