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Merchant

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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CUISINES
Wine Bar, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We took family visiting from interstate and found the restaurant exceeded our expectations. From arrival, all staff were friendly and attentive. We decided to go for the $70.00 p.p option of the four course meal, options chosen by the chef. From the scallops, charcuterie, ravioli,...More

Thank CleoBKK
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Thank you for your feedback regarding Merchant. We are pleased you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 January 2013

Guy Grossi has done a brilliant job recreating a ventian restaurant in Melbourne. The attention to detail makes you forget that you are actually in the middle of Melbourne. The layout, the tables, the finishes all feel authentic. More importantly, food is magnificent, and the...More

1  Thank MurrayBSydney
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2013

Thank you for your feed back regarding merchant. We a\re very pleased you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 22 December 2012

Mr Grossi and his staff have done the Veneto region, which my partner and I come from and which they are portraying, a great service. The food is as good as any of the best osterias in the Veneto, and almost as good as my...More

Thank MarinoInOz
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2012

thank you for your feed back regarding Merchant. We are very pleased you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 22 December 2012

Lovely food but I thought the servings were a bit small. Maybe I'm just too greedy but the fish special (hapuku) while beautifully char-grilled, was only 2 small fillets. You need to order sides on top and this brings the price up - but the...More

Thank 1602Bernadette
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2012

thank you for your feed back regarding Merchant. We value all our clients comments. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 27 November 2012

We found ourselves needing to make a late booking for a group of around 20 people. After checking trip advisor we decided to give merchant a try. From the booking to the follow up call the next day to inquire if we had found everything...More

Thank Peter L
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2012

Thank you for your feed back regarding Merchant. We are pleased you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 23 November 2012

There are a lot of great Italian restaurants in Melbourne, and I am sure it would take a long time to try them all and choose one's favourite, which is an impossible task for a visitor to the city. Merchant is conveniently located in Collins...More

Thank bimdonesia
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review Merchant. We are glad you enjoyed it and spoke of it so highly, albeit, a little expensive. Please feel free to contact me directly for any future bookings. liz@grossi.com.au

Reviewed 21 October 2012

We missed getting in on our last visit to Melbourne so booked early this time. What a delight! The food was just sooo good. As we're both Italian, we related to the type of food they were serving. Very reminiscent to the food we are...More

1  Thank Moschi1
Reviewed 17 October 2012

I stay regularly at the Intercontinental next door and have grown accustomed to having a solo dinner here when I stay. The staff are friendly, the food is tasty and I love the wine options (but I must remember that 500ml is a lot of...More

1  Thank indiga_11
Reviewed 17 October 2012

My husband and I were staying at the Intercontinental and found you could walk through to the Merchant restaurant (and even put the bill on your room tab). This Guy Grossi restaurant, little sister to his signature restaurant is worth going to for a special...More

1  Thank ozallens
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Loved everything about this place! As we walked in we were greeted by the friendly waiting staff. Everything on the menu sounded so tempting but we finally chose our entrees and mains and were not disappointed! Delicious!! Great service too. Highly recommended.

1  Thank BaysideTraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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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