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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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Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Wine Bar, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Service was spot on. Food was fantastic. Only fault was service was too quick, would have liked more time between each course.

Thank Travel_Addicts97
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Joe always finds a table for us, the new aperitivo is delicious, the braised ribs were to die for, the wine list just a good break from the usual and the Italian waitresses are very hospitable! It's a fun restaurant to go to - we...More

1  Thank JTB66
Reviewed 20 April 2012

I've now eaten here twice for business lunches and once for a boardroom lunch in the private room. FOOD Predictable, unexciting and not up to the standard that I produce in my own kitchen. Underwhelming flavors, textures and offering. WINE I am now taking a...More

1  Thank adventuregirl1968
Reviewed 6 April 2012

This casual eatery is the real thing; authentic Venetian dishes in a buzzy, casual environment. The staff really know their game. Book ahead!

Thank PaulV019
Reviewed 31 March 2012

I visited this restaurant based on good feedback from a friend and was not disappointed. It is situated back from the street but from the moment we stepped into the restaurant we were welcomed with a smile. Every staff member was friendly from the waitress...More

Thank Allyss80
Reviewed 24 March 2012

I had dinner with a business associate at the Merchant after it was recommended by the Hotel concierge. I like the idea that you can write on the walls of this restaurant, not so much because I wanted too but more because it makes good...More

Thank Sunsunshine
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We stumbled across Merchant on our first night in Melbourne and thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The restaurant had a great buzz to it when we walked in and was quite busy when we arrived but we were served quickly. We were able to order...More

1  Thank NZTraveller20
Reviewed 15 March 2012

The food was okay but the artwork and surroundings were interesting.

Thank Maureen L
Reviewed 13 March 2012

I went for dinner at The Merchant on last week with friends and being this place managed by Grossi property I had great expectations about the quality of food. This restaurant has a bistro and casual atmosphere and serves Italian food from Veneto region. The...More

Thank Luxuryaddicted
Reviewed 10 March 2012

We had dinner at this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Staff enthusiastic and friendly. We shared two entrees - pate which was lovely and arancini - risotto balks which were okay but needed more sauce. I had risotto for main and my husband had pasta...More

Thank mozartandmonty
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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