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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” (30 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
Wine Bar, Italian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and colleague suggested this restaurant whilst I’m in town on business. He knows the Head Chef so we were lucky enough to get his selection. Ahhhhhmazing. Cuttlefish, bugs, prosciutto, tortellini, steak (with fabulous roasters) and tiramisu. Served by a friendly and knowledgeable waiter....More

Thank Kate14478
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Yet another fabulous meal with professional, friendly service at our favourite Italian restaurant . Have had the pleasure of dining at Merchant several times now, both with friends and as a couple, and have yet to be disappointed. Can't fault the service or food, and...More

Thank TravelTwo2
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night, and after finding someone to ask about a table were directed to one. Getting someone to order drinks or food was difficult. The odd part was it appeared that a staff member had their family next to us, and...More

Thank SNOlsson
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Four of us popped in for a dinner on Friday night – no booking but we were immediately ushered to a table – restaurant was half-empty. We sat in a booth, surrounded by graffitied-walls – a bit claustrophic and I felt like I was dining...More

2  Thank aussieshorty
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A business lunch gave opportunity to sample this convenient and popular restaurant. We are risottos; they were excellent, succulent and well flavoured, one based around scallops and lemon, the other around mushrooms. Service was good and our outdoor table was great for people watching and...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Had a meal here whilst staying in the hotel, nothing to rush back to, quality of food for the price in my opinion was very underwhelming. Ordered Prawns at $38.00 and got 3 Prawns full stop.

Thank Macca1961
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This restaurant has an awesome menu and is worth visiting. Well laid out and is convenient if you are staying at the Intercontinental Rialto.

Thank BlueAnto
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Been to this restaurant a few times, and time and time again the service is impeccable, food consistent, and filling. Went here with my family, just the three of us, as we were staying in town decided to go a bottle of wine for the...More

Thank Constant_Traveller04
Reviewed 4 June 2018 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 1 June 2018 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 ZeHaoW2
Central Business District
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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