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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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Wine Bar, Italian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Italian inspired food that is well prepared and served. Loved the Smoked Beef Carpaccio and the Wagyu Skirt Steak

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Lorette B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This was a surprise for us. We dined here on 2 nights and ate different dishes and the food was excellent, we couldn't have been happier. Beautifully cooked pasta, fish, meat. All of us came away satisfied.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank miinoz
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Merchant never disappoints. Truly Italian, simple dishes. Always delicious. great ambiance and decor. Service to match.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank JRo138
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This restaurant has good food and atmosphere. It is a bit noisy and they were tardy in asking if we'd like a drink when we were seated, but that was remedied when we were sipping on their signature cocktail, a Bellini. Also I suggest you...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank chockycb
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place is a bit hidden from Collins Street, and it's got a very cool vibe inside. The service is great and the food is delicious. Highly recommend trying the scrambled eggs - best scrambled eggs in Melbourne!

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I visited this place, and after a hectic day , and it was just superb. The wait staff were excellent and the food was delightful. I noticed the place had a decent mixture of diners from business people to families. I noticed there was a...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank regittiger818
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

As a sole traveller women my age often get ignored. This restaurant was much more professional with the waiters really looking after me and my gluten intolerant needs and so knowledgeable about the menu. Started with the salmon special with puréed cauliflower and dehydrated Parmesan...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank ChristineP857
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Merchant is at the insistence of my guests from Sydney. Every time we visit we always get the bar counter table. Not the easiest place to get a parking if you’re driving in. Our favourite sou chef was at the grill station and he always...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank lanceheng
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Stopped by Merchant to have lunch with my son, who lives in Melbourne whilst I was in the city on business and my first time at Merchant would not be my last. Merchant has an open kitchen and altho quite a big venue and was...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Kenny P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a business lunch, it was a nice Italian meal especially the bread. The place looked great and they displayed biscuits and muffins at the front. The coffee was good to, not bitter in taste.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank JackyAlLee
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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