MeatworksCo Smokehouse Bar and Grill, South Melbourne (VIC)
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MeatworksCo Smokehouse Bar and Grill

28-30 Ross St, 3205 South Melbourne (VIC)
Average price $60

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MeatworksCo Smokehouse Bar and Grill

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Dietary optionsGluten free
The Meatworks Platter
A taste of all our delicious Betsy-smoked meaty treats; Wagyu Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork Shoulder, Chicken Drumsticks, Sticky Pork Ribs, Smoked Sausages and Pork Belly Pastrami.Served with pickled red onions, dill pickles and sauces; in-house BBQ, Alabama & Chilli Nam Jim (doesn't include Beef Ribs)
St. Louis BBQ Pork Ribs (500g)
Lightly rubbed, 6-hour smoked pork ribs brushed with our sticky house BBQ glaze. Served with dill pickles, crunchy slaw and pickled red onions.
Black Angus Beef Ribs (500g)
Grain fed Black Angus beef ribs smoked for 12-hours and brushed with our sticky house BBQ sauce. Marble score of 3+ served with dill pickles and red onions.

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MeatworksCo Smokehouse Bar and Grill, South Melbourne (VIC)
MeatworksCo Smokehouse Bar and Grill, South Melbourne (VIC)
MeatworksCo Smokehouse Bar and Grill, South Melbourne (VIC)
MeatworksCo Smokehouse Bar and Grill, South Melbourne (VIC)
MeatworksCo Smokehouse Bar and Grill, South Melbourne (VIC)
MeatworksCo Smokehouse Bar and Grill, South Melbourne (VIC)



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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • David D.1 review

    2 December 2023


    Food was great. Building had character. Music was a little loud, so hard to talk to people on our table. But definitely come back

  • Ratna K.3 reviews

    26 November 2023


    Really good food. One of the est smokehouse!

  • Ivan N.3 reviews

    20 November 2023


    Love the food and the venue. Look forward to going back many times. The ordering and service system is a bit "hit or miss". Would love to see them just send a waiter to the table.

  • L L.77 reviews

    6 November 2023


    We went to MeatworksCo as it was highly recommended by a few friends. The location provided for easy parking as it was down a side street in South Melbourne. When we entered the building it was unfortunately very warm and I’m not sure if the air conditioning was working. Luckily it wasn’t too warm a day as the kitchen is an open kitchen so the heat from the cooking spreads into the dining area. It would be great in Winter but not so good in summer. Inside the decor is like an old warehouse with long tables and lots of space for all the dishes you will order. We ordered a meat platter ( a mix of sausages, ribs, steak, chicken drumsticks, wafting etc etc), steak frites, Brussel sprouts, Mac and cheese some and chips. Be warned this is not a place for vegetarians! The meat platter contained a generous amount of meat with a small side of coleslaw. Everyone found the meats tasty and very filling (pulled pork, pork ribs and wagyu brisket were the highlights) and the steak frites was a good size enough to fill up almost anyone who is particularly hungry although the cafe de paris butter had melted almost entirely when it arrived and we had to scoop the butter sauce off the plate onto the steak. It comes with a large side of salad and a good serve of chips which were crispy and great to dip into some aioli. The Brussels sprouts were a bit on the small side as was the Mac and cheese for five and diners found the Brussels sprouts a good flavor but the Mac and cheese lacked taste. Maybe a bit more cheese as it wasn’t really smothered in cheese, just a light covering. One of the diners who had been before mentioned that it was much better last time with more sauce and flavor. For desserts they have an affogato, sticky date pudding and a pie - we think it was pistachio? The affogato was ok however the ice cream was very icy indicating it may have been left out and re refrigerated or just not enough cream, the sticky date pudding was doughy in its taste and was deemed as average however the pistachio pie was the highlight and full of flavor and good tasting. The poor waitress that night appeared to be the only one for the whole restaurant and was running from table non stop so it took a bit of time for things to be arranged and for some odd reason people who arrived after us got their dishes (same dishes) before we did. Overall a good place to go when you’re in the mood for some grilled meats. Highly recommended are the pulled pork, wagyu brisket, pork and beef ribs and dessert pie. Pick something else would be the Mac and cheese and desserts with ice cream or find a dessert shop/cake shop nearby or the local supermarket is a few minutes away to get an ice cream.


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  • Brylle F.1 review

    24 October 2023


    I did not get the 30% discount from Fork

  • Michelle Ma43 reviews

    22 October 2023


    We had meat platter. It was really tasty. Pork ribs and pulled pork are Devine. Beef brisket is just ok. The crispy potatoes and veggie are good too. Service is a little slow but not too bad.

  • sarah b.1 review

    4 September 2023


    Michael has service to su was so friendly, fun, impeccable. Food was delicious!!! Loving the meat platter! Definitely we’ll back back soon! Thanks Michael for making this experience so remarkable!

  • Kris Li3 reviews

    3 September 2023


    Visited this place the first time on Father’s Day. Good vibe good service and of course good food. We ordered the oysters and soft buns. Both are good. The stars are the beef ribs and pork ribs. We love them smoky and balanced perfectly with the sticky sauce. 10 out of 10. We didn’t order desserts because we were too full but will visit again (with a bigger group) to try other dishes and desserts.


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  • ANITA B.8 reviews

    24 August 2023


    Absolutely delicious! First time here and were definitely coming back. Hubby is now organising his next "Boys' Night Out" here. Great place.

  • Tomi W.25 reviews

    22 August 2023


    Loved the BBQ & atmosphere. Their BBQ is one of the best I’ve had in Melbourne. The restaurant is in a large converted commercial garage with loads of character down to the music which really set the scene. It was a busy night so it did get a bit loud.

  • Alon C.13 reviews

    20 August 2023


    Great restaurant, fast and friendly service, delicious food, good portion size.


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    Dawid S.3 reviews

    13 August 2023


    They're shifty as. They incentivize to book by offering a 30% discount, which really can't be redeemed. The guy host/cashier sat us down, we were directed to book through the QR code, where only options were to prepay or open the tab. I did that and went to pay at the cashier afterwards but was informed all payment was done and they can't do anything about it, no discount applied. The guy knew exactly what's going on, how bad is it going for this place to do these deceitful practices? Shameful. Food itself was good. Tried the meatworks platter to see where they are across the board. Sausage is chorizo style, pork belly tastes very asian, Good pulled pork and pastrami. Interesting chicken drumsticks. Chips are really stacked as described. Dessert tart dough was raw, however cream and toppings were great. The girl on the floor was very busy but still kind and friendly. In the end won't be returning and will certainly warn others.

  • Saari F.13 reviews

    11 August 2023


    We love this place, for the food, the cocktails, the wine and the friendly staff. It's a regular for us now, highly recommend.

  • Melissa W.1 review

    5 August 2023


    The food was delicious, ambience was spot on but most of all the service was outstanding. Such a wonderful experience.


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  • Mark Z.1 review

    26 July 2023


    A BBQ place in an old auto repair garage? Yes it’s just like that sounds. Rough around the edges, music to set the mood…think Stevie Ray Vaughan. The food matches it perfectly. Meat meat and more meat. Plenty of tasty sides, loved the Brussels sprouts. Definitely coming back.

  • Jeffrey O.44 reviews

    11 July 2023


    The share platter was amazing value. A little of everything and all was perfectly cooked. The side of Mac n cheese was delicious. Service was fast and friendly.


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  • Steph Do10 reviews

    18 June 2023


    Awesome food and drinks. Many interesting options in the menu. Ambience is lovely and unique. Best of all is the service - top notch! We will be back.

  • J.oy C.5 reviews

    16 June 2023


    Food was great! The place looked nice, rustic warehouse setting. Loved their playlist. The cocktails were good. Will be back again. The only reason didnt give 10 was we were seated near the counter and could hear orders being given, cocktails being made etc.

  • Andrew O.23 reviews

    13 June 2023


    Great spot for BBQ and everything meat related. Food was good, no complaints there. Only issue is the venue was freezing cold in the middle of winter

  • Natalie R.

    Natalie R.1 review

    10 June 2023


    This is a go to for a romantic night, family dinner, friend get together or business lunch! Fantastic value for money and the meat platter is exceptional .

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Opening time
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06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Closing time

Hours might differ

How to get to the restaurant

28-30 Ross St, 3205, South Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Public transport

Trams Stop nearby

Additional information

Meatworksco Smoke Crew and Pit Master are lead by an Award-Winning Chef and Restauranteur. The owners have eaten their way around the globe from Brooklyn to Bangkok and saw huge potential in the initial conception of Meatworksco. Since taking on the business, the super duo have brought the idea of a Smokehouse right up to date, putting their signature passion into all areas of the business from the menu to the friendly vibe felt by all those who visit Meatworksco.

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About the restaurant

Whether you’re looking for a casual but mouth-wateringly tasty lunch, a fun dinner with friends or you want to impress potential clients, our contemporary smokehouse offers a wide selection of dishes to delight and tempt everyone. In addition to our traditional smokehouse bbq with its array of perfectly slow-roasted, braised and smoked meats to salads, innovative sides and some delicious seafood options too. If you’re a true meat-guzzler, you’ll find lots to tickle your taste buds on our extensive menu. We also offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options where possible. So, while we may be the best smokehouse Melbourne has available, MEATWORKSco is more than just meat.


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