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Golden Monkey

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389 Lonsdale St | enter via Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9602 2055
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
9 Mar 2017
“Cool atmosphere..Fun venue”
27 Jul 2017
“Fun night out with great Dim Sum”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
389 Lonsdale St | enter via Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

What a great bar for a night out. By the time we got to the Golden Monkey we needed food ! We ordered a selection of Dim Sum off the menu and they didn't disappoint. There was so much food, good quality and really reasonable...More

Thank karenalloyd
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Downstairs modern bar with a magnificent temple style feel. Friendly staff serving up great cocktails and drinks. Food available and the dumplings looked good! Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The decor is really cool and as soon as you walk in you know it's going to be fun. Dim lighting and an intimate atmosphere. Great staff who really make an effort to ensure you have a great time. Cocktails are well made and good...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years and will continue to do so, always quality music, the band on Thursday night is amazing. Free entry and top notch service and seriously quality cocktails. Can't go wrong here

Thank Brendon R
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Worst most over rated cocktail bar in Melbourne. Bad service and worse drinks; go somewhere else!!! Needs a drinks review...

Thank KaiksJimmy
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Called in here for a pre dinner drink on a Friday night but were still able to get a table out on Hardware Lane. Service was quick and friendly and the music was a great mix of new and old. Drinks are a little expensive...More

Thank Ktsnowowl
Reviewed 13 October 2015

You head down the stairs into a red dimly lit Chinese themed restaurant. There were a lot of tables of women here who seemed to be enjoying the selection of cocktails. I found the lamb ribs very tough and fatty but most of the other...More

Thank Tomas G
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Easily one of my favourite bars in melbourne and has been for a number of years. Firstly the bartenders are top notch, in all my years i have never been served a bad cocktail and i have had plenty, their service is also top notch....More

Thank Brendon R
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Great cocktails and interesting bar with great ambiance and service. Managed to catch a live jazz show on Tuesday night. Overall great experience. Food looked overpriced so we didn't bother.

Thank Vannessa F
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I love this place. The moment you walk downstairs you are immediately thrown onto the set of big trouble in little China! It's dark and moody and there was a jazz singer. Our server was lovely. The tea infused cocktails are STRONG but amazing. Great...More

Thank Stagmouth
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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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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  • Address: 389 Lonsdale St | enter via Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9602 2055
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