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Seamstress Restaurant

9.1/10
664
113 Lonsdale Street, 3000 Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $65

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Chef Brenda O'Riordan & Ashok Ranabhat
  • Average price $65
Crispy Brussels sprouts, white miso & lemon dressing with togarashi
$9
Asian garden herb salad with nuoc cham dressing
$8
Rocket & broccoli salad with pickled ginger & miso dressing
$7

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mango chocolate brownie
Baked Trout
Duck Salad
Rice, bettel leaves & beef dish. Amazing flavours.

Reviews

9.1/10
Excellent664 reviews
9.1/10

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  • Jason V.

    15 July 20211 review

    10/10

    This is an amazing restaurant to find and one i wish we had known about earlier. The staff were just the best and added to the experience!!! We will be going back again soon.

  • Sue M.

    9 July 20211 review

    10/10

    We loved our dining experience at the Seamstress. The setting and decor are great and sets a tone straight away. We felt that the food and service were terrific.

  • Jane C.

    3 July 20213 reviews

    9/10

    Seemed to be understaffed but drinks and food were delicious and served in a timely manner. Value for money, a cute little restaurant will definitely visit again.

  • Jodie F.

    25 June 20211 review

    10/10

    Food, service, atmosphere was all delightful. Would definitely go again. Highly recommend the ‘feed me’ option. Oh and the Brussel sprouts are well worth giving a try

  • Keith C.

    23 June 20215 reviews

    9.5/10

    Seamstress is a gem of a restaurant. Super share menu selections along with excellent knowledgeable staff. Nice atmosphere reflecting the rag trade background of the venue

  • Justine L.

    18 June 20211 review

    3/10

    Cocktails were great but food was very average and overpriced. Took a very long time to come too! Really nice menu but disappointing in execution

  • Paris C.

    16 June 20211 review

    10/10

    Good service ????????

  • Lesley S.

    22 May 20211 review

    8/10
  • Lauren T.

    15 May 20211 review

    10/10

    Great ambience, service, food, drinks and vibe...Luke the waiter was awesome. Upstairs bar has cosy, comfortable seating and isn’t too noisy. Will definitely be back!

  • Matthew R.

    9 May 20211 review

    10/10

    Our family celebrated Mother’s Day together and we attended on a rare Sunday opening. The ambience was inviting, service friendly and food tasty and interesting . Highly recommended.

  • Stephen m.

    7 May 20212 reviews

    9/10
  • Sophie P.

    7 May 20211 review

    8/10

    Service perfect, ambience excellent, cocktails fantastic! Pork belly and Korean chicken unfortunately dry ????. Will still come back and try other dishes

  • Kate C.

    17 April 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Loved Seamstress, great find, great cocktails, the food was delicious, great wine list, staff were friendly, knowledgeable & funny. Definitely recommend it & we will be back ????

  • David M.

    10 April 202131 reviews

    9/10

    Food was excellent. Great flavours and plenty of interesting choices. Most mains come gluten free. Wines quite expensive, not good value. Service quite good.

  • Joshua C.

    3 April 20212 reviews

    9/10

    Consistently excellent food.

  • Alasdair S.

    26 March 20211 review

    10/10

    Great place, delicious food, super service. A Melbourne gem, we had a great night out. So nice to be back out on the city streets. Online booking was really easy. A++

  • Kathy B.

    18 March 20211 review

    10/10

    Lovely food and service in a gorgeous restaurant - an excellent choice for our wedding anniversary. Really enjoyed all of the dishes. Highly recommended!

  • David E.

    10 March 20212 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Mathias O.

    6 March 20213 reviews

    8/10
  • Clair J.

    5 March 20211 review

    10/10
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How to get to the restaurant

113 Lonsdale Street, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

Things aren’t what they seam

The Seamstress Restaurant lives in a house steeped in history. This is one of Chinatown’s hidden gems. At first it kinda feels like you’re climbing up stairs into a forgotten attic but once you’re there the space is a pleasant surprise. You see, Seamstress restaurant lives in a 120-year-old building that was once a textile factory and even an old Buddhist monastery. Now it’s a jazzy restaurant that does modern Cantonese food with panache. It’s a pretty sight to behold, and a break from the red and gold Chinatown standards. With bare bricks and light polished wood, this restaurant has a fresh and contemporary atmosphere. Here you’ll find a lunching business crew and curious customers after an elegant dinner. Based on the dishes of China, the menu also makes some detours into the flavours of Asian, and each item has a small medium and large so you can build your own delicious course or share the goodness with friends. Forget raucous Chinese restaurants and getting nudged by yum cha trolleys! Come to Seamstress and make the most of Chinatown’s best kept secret.

Best dish: 12-hour braised Berkshire pork belly, jicama salad and kohlrabi kimchi

Features

, Lunar New Year

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