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Seamstress Restaurant

9.2/10
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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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Rice, bettel leaves & beef dish. Amazing flavours.

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.2/10
based on 640 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Matthew R.
    Matthew R.
    • one 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.

  2. Stephen m.
    Stephen m.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Initially staff were slow to offer anything to drink after we sat down, but after that service improved. The crispy pork belly is absolutely delicious. We each got a different dessert and tried each others and would have been happy with any of them they were all great!

  3. Sophie P.
    Sophie P.
    • one review
    8/10

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

  4. Kate C.
    Kate C.
    • 2 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 ????

  5. David M.
    David M.
    • 27 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.

  6. Joshua C.
    Joshua C.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Consistently excellent food.

  7. Alasdair S.
    Alasdair S.
    • one 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++

  8. Kathy B.
    Kathy B.
    • one 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!

  9. David E.
    David E.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    This was a great restaurant which really pleased my very fussy wife!. The staircase to enter the restaurant was the only scary part- steep, but once inside was superb. close to the theatres so will go again.

  10. Mathias O.
    Mathias O.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    The food was amazing as usual. The Seamstress experience is a combination of great food and excellent service. However this time the services was a disaster!!! The waiter brought dishes that we didn't order. We also explicitly asked that dishes for our vegetarian friends should come out with the meat-lovers dishes. Didn't happen. Worst thing: The waiter cleaned a wine spill on the floor and then used the same cloth to wipe our table !?!?! I am so disappointed. I have been a loyal customer for many years now, Get your services right. Happy for management to contact me.

  11. Clair J.
    Clair J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Yummy food (try the Brussels sprouts - don’t make that face - just try them), excellent cocktails and service with a smile that is attentive without being intrusive. It’s my go-to every time I visit Melbourne.

  12. Yashodhi W.
    Yashodhi W.
    • one review
    9/10

    The food and drinks are incredible! The staff is also very nice and friendly. The ambiance was better at the bar than the dining room. The food is definitely the best bit! The trout was to die for

  13. P K.
    P K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food with fantastic service and throw in a little bit of Melbourne’s history. This dining experience was a hit with our family. Seamstress ticks all the boxes.

  14. Marcia J.
    Marcia J.
    • one review
    10/10

    We chose this place for my husbands 60th birthday night out. The staff were super friendly and accomodating. The food was so delicious. We enjoyed every dish on the banquet menu and felt like we were on Masterchef experiencing an awakening of the taste buds. The ambience and quiet atmosphere also added to a great night out. Will definitely be going back again. A perfect night out

  15. Sean S.
    Sean S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Lovely restaurant, great staff and the ambiance was very inviting. Cocktail bar upstairs is a definite must and the bartenders special was on point

  16. Mel O.
    Mel O.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food accompanied by professional service in a lovely space.

  17. Kathie W.
    Kathie W.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    I've been going to Seamstress Restaurant for years both for dinner and lunch with friends and husband. The restaurant decorations in the dining room is great, the food is excellent and the service is friendly and efficient.

  18. Bilal A.
    Bilal A.
    • one review
    9/10

    Awesome

  19. Anna S.
    Anna S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Awesome cocktails, delicious food, and they were great at helping us get out on time for the theatre. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you!

  20. Tina K.
    Tina K.
    • 30 reviews
    10/10

    Coming back.

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More information

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

Brunch, , Lunar New Year

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