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Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar

Average price $45
171 reviews

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $45 Special request
Grilled chorizo, romesco sauce, wild mushrooms
Grilled calamari, cucumber & daikon salad, fresh herbs, sauce nero
Mussels, chorizo, tomato broth, served with crusty bread

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Delicious lamb
Blueberry cheesecake with macadamia ice cream
Beef short ribs - yummm

Ratings & Reviews

Very good
based on 171 reviews
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Quality of food :8.4/10
Service :8.1/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Visant R.
    Visant R.
    • 8 reviews

    Nice food and service

  2. Abigail R.
    Abigail R.
    • 8 reviews

    The food was delicious, I think we ordered around five dishes, which was more than plenty between two!

  3. Gena S.
    Gena S.
    • 21 reviews

    The steak was outstanding, cooked just right !!!

  4. John H.
    John H.
    • 2 reviews

    The food was good and the offer made it very affordable. Good service and pleasant surroundings, but the music was a bit loud although it was turned down when we complained.

  5. Eva L.
    Eva L.
    • 20 reviews

    The service was great, attentive...I’d actually dined here before but only realised when I arrived. Would definitely come back again ????

  6. Angie p.
    Angie p.
    • 8 reviews


  7. Lily S.
    Lily S.
    • 6 reviews

    Enjoyed the food, well above average but short of excellent. Rib Eye Steak was well cooked and delicious served on a bed of very tasty mashed potatoes. The top rib was also very well executed and flavorful, also served on mashed potatoes. I had a smaller plate of lamb chops on an interesting salad with leaves and pomegranates. It also incorporated mashed sweet potato which was cold but otherwise good. Waiter was lovely but service was a little slack. Overall would recommend this restaurant.

  8. Gisèle B.
    Gisèle B.
    • 2 reviews

    My meal was cold and my friend's meal was very hot.

  9. Charmaine W.
    Charmaine W.
    • 3 reviews

    Nothing spectacular but enjoyed it. Tey the lychee martini!

  10. Prue P.
    Prue P.
    • 15 reviews

    Great lunch deal on offer. Main mean and a glass of wine, excellent value for money. Very accomodating to those with dietary too! Would recommend for a quick work lunch

  11. Fiona M.
    Fiona M.
    • 3 reviews

    Food was presented creatively and enticing. Service was great friendly and attentive.Menu was well balanced with specials available. Desert was great. Will be back again.

  12. Ted W.
    Ted W.
    • 41 reviews

    food is much better on the new menu

  13. Trish H.
    Trish H.
    • one review

    Really welcoming and friendly people. The service was happy and efficient and the food was great. I highly recommend dining at Spoonbill Restaurant.

  14. Cathy L.
    Cathy L.
    • 11 reviews

    The food and service are good and lovely atmosphere to have dinner.

  15. Angela T.
    Angela T.
    • 5 reviews

    Embarrassing being harassed for a code that didn’t exist

  16. Symone T.
    Symone T.
    • 3 reviews

    Our meals were delicious & were of a good size & presented beautifully. The cauliflower, ribs with mash & Pannacotta with mango and coconut were amazing. We were welcomed by a lovely British waiter who brought a bottle of wine to our table quickly and returned to ask for our meal order. However, the restaurant was very busy for a Wednesday so it was a tad difficult to get the staffs’ attention for additional drinks. Many tennis players are staying in the Olsen hotel so if you’re keen on spotting some players, it’s the place to go. Djokovic and some other players were in the restaurant... We would definitely return.

  17. Isabell F.
    Isabell F.
    • 9 reviews

    Great customer service, great atmosphere and ambience, delicious top notch and excellent quality food, a wonderful dinning experience would return

  18. Ben G.
    Ben G.
    • 3 reviews

    All the food was excellent & very good value. Good service. Definitely recommended & will come again. Only downside is that the menu is not large.

  19. Penny P.
    Penny P.
    • 8 reviews

    Having had walked past this restaurant several times, we had finally decided to give it a try. Boy, not only the dishes were greatly executed, the ambience was top notch. Great selection of drinks too. Will definitely come back to try out the other dishes.

  20. Meredith P.
    Meredith P.
    • 8 reviews

    Waitress struggled to understand our order. She made a couple of errors with food but food was very good. She asked me to prove my booking through the fork but she hadn’t even checked on her system first.

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How to get to the restaurant

637-641 Chapel Street, 3141, South Yarra (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne South East, South Yarra

About the restaurant

Can I get the spoon please? Bill, I mean. Spoonbill restaurant and bar is a unique Aussie gem that fits right in to the fancy Chapel Street milieu. Spoonbill is about cool concepts and intriguing innovations along with scrumptious Aussie tucker. And it’s very arty. Inspired by home-grown artist John Olsen and designed by the famous Grant Amon Architects, you’ll never have guessed that the stunning interior comprises of used materials. The bar glows white and the dining area is moodily lit by hanging lamps and incredible wicker constructions. Amazing right? And we haven’t even told you about the menu yet! At Spoonbill, you won’t have a single uninformed bite. That’s right, the seasonal menu specifies where your food came from and why it’s great. They do modern Australian favourites like braised pork belly and seared duck breast, the usual Italian tenants like spaghetti and risotto, flavourful numbers to share like ribs, oysters and paella, as well as really nice burgers, sandwiches and fries. You’ve really gotta eat this place – oops! - see this place. Best dish: Olsen’s famous paella – a recipe devised by the artist himself




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