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Central Business District
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1/252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Belmont, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't let the entry/stairs put you off, this is an excellent restaurant in all areas. We couldn't fault the food, the attentiveness and knowledge of the staff or the drinks. Will definitely return... well done guys!!!

Thank Deck56
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Popped in today after a family member who lived here in Melb for 3 yrs recommended it. Slightly challenging to find but that's part of the charm. Accessed by dark sets of stairs. As a solo - was offered a space at the bar- which I personally prefer. Food menu... sounded delicious. Could have ordered one of everything. Cocktail menu... More 

Thank honestreviewer999
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy Thai food you must go here for dinner.Locals recommended it & honestly we wouldn't have found it let alone gone in if we hadn't known about it.The entrance is unobtrusive & looks unappealing.You walk in & have to go up a dingy stair well to get up to the restaurant but when you do it's so worth... More 

Thank Pam J
North Ryde, Australia
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221 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was stunning as is this unique and special place in the heart of Melbourne. Enjoyed dumplings and spring roles for starters. Magnificent flavours. Mains shared amounts 5 included seafood curry with unpicked green peppercorns. Nice touch. Calamari. Deep friend duck and a host of other flavour filled Thai dishes.

Thank Mark U
Newcastle, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to book online for Saturday night during the week and it said all tables were reserved throughout the night but I didn't want to take no for an answer so showed up anyway! We were fit out on the balcony so it was really romantic just the two of us and minimal noise. The staff are all wonderful and... More 

Thank bridgetanne89
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555 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for drinks and to check the place out. Amazing beer list, not cheap but its there if you want it. Had bar snack and beer that was on tap. Food had some different twists on normal bar food and was excellent. Definately worth a look.

Thank emelian
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cookie is a bar/restaurant with a wide selection of beverages and cocktails. On the first level and off the street its not noisy and quite cosy. Service is ok, but was surprised and disappointed by the price of drinks. There is nothing remarkable about this bar that warrants the price of their drinks. I would have rated this bar higher... More 

Thank Giulio C
Brisbane, Australia
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place delivered in every respect! Whilst apparently a bit of a Melbourne institution, I visited without any preconceptions and was blown away. The food was exciting and delicious, the service friendly and attentive, and the whole experience first rate. It's not a silver service type place, but for exceptional variety and an experience to remember, this is the place.

Thank Alan A
Casterton, Australia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here a while back but was very impressed with Cookie. (Went on Shannon Bennett's recommendation). Special place. Very good Thai food, fun atmosphere but big place and loud, be warned. Full of the Cool Poloi. Long to go again, next city trip. Bar upstairs on the roof is worth investigating too.

Thank rosytripping
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Denied entry at the door because we were too well dressed. Excuse given "we don't want patrons who have been to Melbourne Cup". End of story!!! You can jam it!!!

Thank buzzie1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 26
Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 61396637660

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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