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495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9614 7688
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto” (29 reviews)
“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (3 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
7:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Wine Bar, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Merchant and this time we felt that the service was lacking and the restaurant lacked the overall atmosphere we had felt on our first visit a few years ago. We started with shared entrees of prawn special and Crab...More

Thank madmotherwhoscraps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a dinner of 8 people, the staff Dom gave really good service and also great recommendation on the food and the wine. We had a pleasant evening and the service provide by Dom was excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Ze Hao W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently stayed at the intercontinental and found the restaurant conveniently located. I enjoyed the local cuttlefish and scallop risotto. Very good quality, very tasty and well priced. Would recommend particularly if staying at the hotel

Thank davedom
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Very good menu, and daily specials. Well thought out wine list. Food was simply superb. Would go here again. Highly recommended.

Thank drtgfnz
Reviewed 24 March 2018

I get used to being a second class citizen in restaurants since I'm gluten and dairy intolerant. That was NOT the case here. I received GF bread when my friends received their bread and enjoyed a beautiful meal. The first time I actually enjoyed being...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My husband and I visited Melbourne to celebrate his birthday. The restaurant is in a quiet end of Collins Street - in the evening at least. The service was excellent and the menu would suit most diners. The quality of the food was most enjoyable...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Great food and great service. Very classy and high end. However prices are very steep considering not provided with much food on plate. Pumpkin tortellini is scrumptious.

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Weve stayed at the Intercontinental hotel for 10 years and didnt know about this Italian restaurant,which is connected to the hotel. we asked the day before if they could do a veal chop for us, its not on the menu and they said yes. the...More

Thank lordcave
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We have been dining here for many years, we go to Melbourne for the tennis and always eat here. We dined here 3 times and all the food was perfect. I have tried many dishes and all beautiful fresh ingredients. Not your normal italian dishes...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here copule of times already and the service is fast and attentive and food is great!! Will definitely be back!

Thank Mattia S
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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