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Natural History Public Bar

8/10
96 reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8/10
based on 96 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8/10
Service :7.9/10
Setting :8.1/10
  1. Sarah S.
    Sarah S.
    • 9 reviews
    7/10

    Nice food. Quick service.

  2. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews
    8.75/10

    Waitress missed one of the mains but it was fixed quickly.

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and sorry for the mix up with the main. Hope to see you again soon!

  3. Dave J.
    Dave J.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    Great food and service. Love Matt the piano man!

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks Dave, see you next time!

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    10/10

    We shared their half rotisserie chicken on a Wednesday weekly special and ordered their fish of the day which was a salmon with capers and a Kale salad. We also ordered some chips and this was enough for us 3 girls on a work lunch date. Chicken tasted amazing and salmon was cooked to perfection! Slightly translucent on the inside and was delicious. Would definitely visit again! Hopefully next week!

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your dishes and hope to see you again soon!

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    7.75/10

    Good special for lunch

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks for the review, hope to see you again soon!

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    8/10

    Friendly service and good food.

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks for the review, hope to see you again soon!

  7. Kerstyn D.
    Kerstyn D.
    • one review
    7.75/10

    The birthday and return drink voucher offers are awesome.

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks Kerstyn, hope to see you again soon!

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    7.75/10

    The Thursday burger special was great.

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your burger. See you again soon

  9. Kim B.
    Kim B.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    A special birthday lunch for my daughter. Good food, generous servings : very good value for money. Service excellent. Loved the decor (taxidermy displays, and view of stained glass windows next door!) and the overall atmosphere. I also thought it was refreshingly conducive to close conversation (unlike many other popular spots which easily descend into a cacophany!) Highly recommend.

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks Kim, glad we could make your daughters birthday a special day! Hope to see you again soon.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 247 reviews
    7.75/10

    The food and service are better than most. Even though it's not a steakhouse and doesn't have a lot of variety, the steaks are pretty good. A little more flexibility when ordering, like being able to choose between salad, fries, or roast potatoes to go with the steak, would be nice. Minor nitpicks: The seating could be more comfortable. I understand having cheap seats for casual diners, but the seating for 'restaurant service' diners isn't much better. It's easy to spend $100 per person at this place, not counting tips, and at those prices, I expect large, comfortable chairs that I can relax in. The tables are somewhat flimsy and have sharp aluminium-trimmed edges, which makes resting your elbows on them rather uncomfortable.

  11. Susan S.
    Susan S.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the Natural History Public Bar. Food was lovely, service was great and it was so nice to have lunch at a restaurant that wasn't too noisy.

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Susan. hope to see you again soon.

  12. Amy O.
    Amy O.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    Loved this place. Definitely different from any other place I’ve ever been

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks Amy, hope to see you again soon!

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 309 reviews
    3.5/10

    I was really disappointed. Very ordinary food, service was a bit intrusive, checking constantly if everything was ok. Has there been a change since opening? I have been looking forward to coming here, won't be doing it again.

  14. Dana M.
    Dana M.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    our bill was less than suggested in q4 because I had a birthday voucher - what a great idea for repeat business

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    4.25/10

    limited choice of food on menu and service was really slow even when the restaurant was not busy

  16. Sam D.
    Sam D.
    • 9 reviews
    9.5/10

    Bright and airy Good food and service

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks for the review Sam, hope to see you again soon!

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 291 reviews
    9/10

    The cured salmon & ribs were the standouts

    Natural History Public Bar

    Glad you enjoyed your salmon and ribs! Hope to see you again soon.

  18. Harini I.
    Harini I.
    • one review
    9/10

    Food is divine! Service is very good too..

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks Harini, hope to see you again soon.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    10/10

    BEST SERVICE! Friendly and entertaining staff and incredibly knowledgeable in wine and beer! So welcoming, very attentive. More than just a dining experience. Can't wait to go back!

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks so much for the review! Appreciate all your kind words and hope to see you again soon.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews
    7.25/10

    Overall very good. Will be back!

    Natural History Public Bar

    Thanks for the feedback, looking forward to having you back again

More information

How to get to the restaurant

401 Collins Street, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

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