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Jimmy Watson's Wine Bar

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333 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9347 3985
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Dr Rod sits at his usual table with friends and a premium shiraz under the William Dargie portrait of Jimmy Watson

Dr Rod sits at his usual table with friends and a bottle of premium shiraz under the William Dargie... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Greater Melbourne, Australia

It is always a wise idea to visit places you have reviewed in the past to ensure that your memories... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
sam H
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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333 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Lygon Street
+61 3 9347 3985
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Dr Rod sits at his usual table with friends and a bottle of premium shiraz under the William Dargie portrait of Jimmy Watson (replaced by a copy after some unfortunate business), while suits and jackets stand at the bar after a day's work and others...More

Thank JohnFairDobinson
Reviewed 3 March 2017

It is always a wise idea to visit places you have reviewed in the past to ensure that your memories equate to your latest experience...and this is so with the (hate this word) ICONIC Jimmy Watson's Wine bar and Restaurant par excellence. Having spent 50...More

Thank sam H
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We love spending time in the back courtyard where you can feel the serenity after the Lygon St buzz. We enjoyed the good service and professional attitude. The brains special was indeed special and so hard to find nowadays. It was light and very delicious.

Thank DrJanetHall
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited from Sydney and wanted a nice place to catch up with local family members and celebrate a birthday. There were 8 of us and it was a great restaurant in a great location, and the food was varied enough to satisfy a wide...More

Thank Buck5208
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Old school wine bar on Lygon St still keeps on going. Wine/beer on noisy footpath can be fun. Good meeting place to start the night. Dining in is not great but not worst meal around. The rooftop has been the winner on a sunny day....More

Thank ShaneABurke
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have always wanted to visit this iconic establishment in the heart of Carlton as I am a I think a wine connoisseur - after all this is the place where the Jimmy Watson wine awards were born in the early 1960's. As an aside...More

Thank TheosTruthFoodie
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Sampled a recommended Shiraz and the bar man was on the money as we enjoyed more bottles with our meal.The mains were old fashioned but nice and wholesome and our group of eight were happy with their steaks ,shanks and seafood choices.We had a private...More

Thank 246,317
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Appalling behavior from presumed owner berating staff in Wolf Bar within very clear earshot of myself and friends as we enjoyed a final drink and cheese platter after a beautiful day out elsewhere. Not sure if we can ever return to this favored icon. Very...More

1  Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Having reviewed this hallowed wine venue recently, I decided a return visit, purely for altruistic reasons, was a must on a flying visit to Melbourne. When you give a glowing review, it is important to follow up and ensure the white wine is still perfectly...More

1  Thank sam H
Reviewed 27 February 2016

It had been years since visiting Jimmy Watson's, and it was lovely to return this week for dinner. I was on my own and didn't at all stand out, despite it being frantically busy. The people watching within the wine bar was terrific, and the...More

1  Thank purplelea2015
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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9 May 2015|
Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea. I can recommend some wines in Provence, which is where I am now. Perhaps you could call Jimmy Watsons and ask what Italian roses they serve. Good luck.