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495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9614 7688
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Wine Bar, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a surprise for us. We dined here on 2 nights and ate different dishes and the food was excellent, we couldn't have been happier. Beautifully cooked pasta, fish, meat. All of us came away satisfied.

Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

Merchant never disappoints. Truly Italian, simple dishes. Always delicious. great ambiance and decor. Service to match.

Thank JRo138
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has good food and atmosphere. It is a bit noisy and they were tardy in asking if we'd like a drink when we were seated, but that was remedied when we were sipping on their signature cocktail, a Bellini. Also I suggest you...More

Thank clairebrown92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a bit hidden from Collins Street, and it's got a very cool vibe inside. The service is great and the food is delicious. Highly recommend trying the scrambled eggs - best scrambled eggs in Melbourne!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place, and after a hectic day , and it was just superb. The wait staff were excellent and the food was delightful. I noticed the place had a decent mixture of diners from business people to families. I noticed there was a...More

Thank regittiger818
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a sole traveller women my age often get ignored. This restaurant was much more professional with the waiters really looking after me and my gluten intolerant needs and so knowledgeable about the menu. Started with the salmon special with puréed cauliflower and dehydrated Parmesan...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Merchant is at the insistence of my guests from Sydney. Every time we visit we always get the bar counter table. Not the easiest place to get a parking if you’re driving in. Our favourite sou chef was at the grill station and he always...More

Thank lanceheng
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Stopped by Merchant to have lunch with my son, who lives in Melbourne whilst I was in the city on business and my first time at Merchant would not be my last. Merchant has an open kitchen and altho quite a big venue and was...More

Thank Kenny P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a business lunch, it was a nice Italian meal especially the bread. The place looked great and they displayed biscuits and muffins at the front. The coffee was good to, not bitter in taste.

Thank alanshu
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Catching up with a friend at this Grossi eatery is always great. Service food and atmosphere is all AAA BEEN THER NANY TIMES AND WILL BE BACKK

Thank Oliver A
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9614 7688
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