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113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 6363
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (35 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful happy service, the duck and brussels sprouts were delicous. The plates were well presented efficently, they even checked if you were booked in for a theatre event and needed to be gone by a certain time.

Thank hyland2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Seamstress and the food was well below average. Soft shelled crab was nice, followed by bland barramundi, undercooked, chewy chicken that was described as twice cooked, and dull slices of porterhouse. There was a bizarre dessert of pumpkin & coconut custard, cocoa...More

Thank LilibetMelbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the food and the suggestion that the staff made - service was spot on as usual and love the cute decor and the cocktails in the bar on the second level. Will be back!

Thank _sallysmart1983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner booked, never heard of this place. 3 levels in the city, awesome service, the staff are there without being annoying. Food was great, salmon, soft shell crab, pork belly - couldn't fault. Scallops- maybe needed more lemon/salt. Went upstairs for cocktails/more beers afterwards-...More

Thank tiger3108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I were searching for interesting vegetarian options for dinner, cocktails and somewhere with some great ambience. All the boxes were ticked! Great food with excellent service.

Thank Kellie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere and service here just amazing. The history of the late 1800's building oozes appeal and is reflected in the music, decor and style. Cocktails and dessert spot on for a late night drop in. Can converse with ease with music playing. A romantic...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In town for business and found this place on Trip Adviser. Read the reviews & had to give this place a whirl. We had the betel leaf duck, soft shelled crab, the Sichuan chicken accompanied by the wok veggies & Brussel sprouts. If you dislike...More

Thank silverstreak78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently went there with a colleague for a meal while in town for business. Seamstress had been recommended highly by a colleague, it didn't disappoint. The food was beautiful and the waiter helped greatly in ordering the appropriate amount. Good wine list and selection of...More

Thank jonnsymon
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Can't recommend this place enough, everything was spot on from the atmosphere, the quirky and interesting decor and the exceptional service. The food is truly fantastic and the waiter that served us really knew their stuff, recommending wines that would compliment the food perfectly. We...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 13 August 2017

If you enjoy modern Asian fusion food Seamstress is a vibrant and eclectic restaurant that is perfect for a pre-theatre dinner. We visited on a Saturday night with our teenage daughters before going to see Aladdin at Her Majesty's. We arrived at 5.30 pm and...More

Thank Caroline K
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 6363
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