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Simply Spanish

116 Cecil Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9682 6100
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood paella” (15 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (9 reviews)
“churros” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
116 Cecil Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Tasty paella but that's where Spanish dining ends and food hall begins. Waitress was not welcoming and care factor 2/10.

Thank Shar D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great place for a social meal with friends or family to share lots of yummy dishes. Great ambience at South Melbourne Market with heaters that allow you to sit outside almost anytime.

1  Thank Jo C C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with family and friends at Simply Spanish at South Melbourne Market. The restaurant was crowded by the time we were seated. Service was poor and having to wait for the food. The seafood Paella was mediocre which the restaurant proudly claimed to be...More

Thank Cheng H
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing Paella 🥘 Like is says best paella outside of Spain Can’t wait to come back here again!!!!!!

2  Thank Benren92
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My friend and I came here on Friday night after the market. We had Tapas for dinner and had the following dishes. Goats Cheese Chicken Cazuela Calamari Garlic Prawns Lamb Cutlets. The goats cheese was by far the best dish. These were lightly crumbed and...More

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Go to Simply Spanish every time I go to Melbourne. The food is so tasty, every flavour just pops. You need to have a small group of diners with you so that you can order every item on the menu to taste all the good...More

1  Thank Beemnz
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We tried the pork belly and regular (chicken) Paella. The pork belly tapa was just scrumptious. Lovely combination of crunchy pork with sweet condiments. The Paella was lovely and easy to see how it won awards. Recommended if at the South Melbourne market. Great lunch!

1  Thank didimckeown
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Am surprised that they won the award for best paella outside Spain as I found the paella mediocre. We had 3 servings for the 4 of us and the seafood bits given were just that - bits. Would have been nicer if they gave us...More

Thank Resortfamilyguy
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

They say its the best paella outside of Spain but beg to differ. It was good but I've had better. The sangria was really good and cheap too. The service was good but we didn't get asked if we want another drink or more food...More

Thank Meegs62
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here for brunch, and he had the regular paella, while I had the mushroom and spinach paella. His was tasty, and cost about $14, whereas mine was bland and pretty flavourless at around $20. It is great to have a...More

Thank Jen R
South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous
market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged
fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens
and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole
neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the
hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays
of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in,
a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 11 - USD 34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Cecil Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9682 6100
  • E-mail
Ever wandered the barrios of madrid, the backstreets of Barcelona or sampled the paellas of Valencia? Simply Spanish was established in 2009 from the South Melbourne Market to offer foodie enthusiasts a taste of Spain without having to wander too far from home. We are proud to welcome to our brand the new location at 10/555 Bourke St CBD with its vibrant charm and charisma, and our Queen Victoria Market location with its bustling energy sure to bring you back for more ....... Simply Spanish "Barriga Llena Corazon Contento"
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