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What diners said about this restaurant:
David D. • 1 review
2 December 20238/10
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 202310/10
Really good food. One of the est smokehouse!
Ivan N. • 3 reviews
20 November 20239/10
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 20237/10
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 20236/10
I did not get the 30% discount from Fork
Michelle Ma • 43 reviews
22 October 20238/10
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 202310/10
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 Li • 3 reviews
3 September 202310/10
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 20239/10
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 20239/10
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 202310/10
Great restaurant, fast and friendly service, delicious food, good portion size.
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Dawid S. • 3 reviews
13 August 20236/10
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 202310/10
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 202310/10
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 20239/10
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 202310/10
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 Do • 10 reviews
18 June 202310/10
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 20239/10
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 20239/10
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. • 1 review
10 June 20238.5/10
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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28-30 Ross St, 3205, South Melbourne (VIC), Australia
Trams Stop nearby
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.
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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