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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 21 May 2017 via mobile

I guess sometimes the company you spend at a restaurant depends on the company you dine with so I think our evening was bound to be fun. Staff were friendly and attentive. Fresh atmosphere, well appointed variety on the menu. Selection of seafood, red meat...More

Thank lost-kiwi-007
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I wasn't that hungry so had several of their small plates - all very tasty. I also managed to try some new wines which is always fun. Relaxed vibe - very enjoyable!

Thank Marion D
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Nice spot for dinner. Bright and open. It was a little noisy but not too bad. Good wine list and food was really nice.

Thank K4kev
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely ambience, good music. Lovely staff. I had a lovely stake and potatoes. My husband had spaghetti & meat ball. He totally enjoyed it. Nice good food. A must try while in Melbourne.

Thank Adenike A
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

For a relatively busy Saturday night dinner I found the service to be very good. Our waitress was also very good when I informed her of my nut allergy! I had pork neck gnocchi which was delicious and finished with the tiramisu which was also...More

1  Thank Meagan D
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to trying the Merchant as having all Guy Grossi cooking books we thought we would indulge in some excellent Italian food. What a disappointment as the food was very plain & boring especially the wet salad which was drenched in salad...More

2  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Nice atmosphere, within the Intercontinental, good service, food is okay, but nothing special. Worth a visit though

Thank itsBG
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went to Merchants to celebrate a special birthday for my husband. Big mistake Ed had calamari could have made a handbag out of it was so tough. I ordered a steak and guess what it was like rubber no sauce only beige chips. No...More

1  Thank Isoble
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I have to be very repetitive here, but that's because Merchant are incredibly consistent. Very good location. Very good food. Very good decor. Very good service. 4 / 5 is very good. You'd love a couple of killer things, and to not be asked if...More

Thank MrOyvind
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for Italian food that is authentic, fresh and uncomplicated this is the place to go. It has all the usual favourites such as pasta, risotto,seafood etc and a few not so common items but you can't go wrong with anything on...More

Thank Neil C
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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