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177-183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 96633316
07:00 - 06:59
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When I heard Stalactites was a 24/7 restaurant my expectations were low. I was extremely impressed we ate authentic Greek food and wine at a good price the service was good the food was so tasty and we had a lovely evening would recommend!

Thank JuloSyd
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224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were a party of 7. We opted for the banquet which was great. Soooooo much food, all well cooked, and tasty. Salads, dips, dolmades, saganaki, calamari, chicken, beef, chicken...all beautifully cooked and far more than we could eat. Friendly and happy helpful staff. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank Natalie M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I been here 2 time and both times I couldn't finish my meal very big portion. Friendly staff Definitely I will be back.

Thank Anita2012oconnor
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Grate restaurant in the heart of the cbd, very busy and continuously turning over tables, book in advance is probably a good Idea, food was taste serves were fair, will return!

Thank Sally F
Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Asked a friend to recommend a Greek restaurant as I had heard that outside of Greece, Melbourne has the highest % of Greek nationals. Wasn't disappointed by the friendliness of staff and speedy delivery of my food. Would definitely return on my next trip.

Thank HikingPhil
Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are short of time before a show in the City this is a good option. Service is quick, food is tasty and plentiful. Location close to all main theatres.

Thank bhtripadv
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing, we are so glad we found it. Tastiest homemade greek food, every bite of every dish was just incredible. Lamb cooked to perfection, highly recommend cabbage rolls and we also had eggplant dip, absolutely to die for.. A must visit place in Melbourne.

Thank LanaWoo
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So much food, such good food. Good service and open all day for every meal. Try it, you'll like it. The meat platter is to die for and great modus aka, try it all.

Thank Philip E
Moe, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After a night of drinking and partying there is nothing better than a lamb souvlaki from Stalactites. They are the most amazing souvas Ive ever had and will go oit of my way to have one, even when I haven't been partying. You know a place is top notch when you have to line up outside to get in, even... More 

Thank Gayle D
Brasilia, DF
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal, varied menu, well served, great service, well prepared food. Very good! The been soup was very delicious!!!

Thank JuAssreuy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 06:59
07:00 - 06:59
07:00 - 06:59
07:00 - 06:59
07:00 - 06:59
07:00 - 06:59
07:00 - 06:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177-183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 96633316

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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