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495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9614 7688
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto” (26 reviews)
“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
“rabbit” (7 reviews)
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7:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Wine Bar, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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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

2  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
Reviewed 21 January 2017

These restaurants are well used because their many staff do a fantastic service job. The cooks are mainly Asian people and know the best ways to prepare meals.

Thank paw100550
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Have been here quite a few times for lunch. It is always very busy which is a good sign! Food has always been very good, the prawn risotto is amazing. Everybody agreed that all of the food was delicious and I would highly recommend to...More

Thank melb74
Reviewed 17 January 2017

need to meet up with friends, and enjoy your weekend? come to this cozy place and enjoy your meals. take public transport or taxi.

Thank jacana69
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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