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The Urchin Bar

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424 Hampton St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9598 1453
09:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely, relaxed atmosphere, nice garden seating out the back. Dog friendly. Happy to make hot coffee if you ask. They bring water to the table without having to ask. Friendly, cheerful staff. All good.

Thank Karen S
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We wandered in on a Saturday morning looking for an opportunity for linger over breakfast (or brunch!). We had delicious, freshly cooked food (I can highly recommend the vegetarian breakfast) and wonderful coffee to sustain us over a couple of hours of catching up. The staff were both attentive and left us to our chatting in exactly the right measure... More 

Thank Kym H
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We strolled along Hampton Street one balmy night, intending to eat out - no booking in place. The restaurant we had in mind seemed noisy, with a bunch of party goers enjoying drinks in the foyer. So we opted to keep walking and see what took our fancy further along. We stopped at the Urchin Bar, which was quite and... More 

Thank LisaMS-4
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Warm friendly service. Staff was very helpful and went out of their way for my friend and I .Food was good too. We had a smoked salmon focaccia with salad, a glass of wine and a late delicious. Definitely would recommend .

Thank Carmen A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We always enjoy weekend Brunch here, courtyard is pleasant, they are down to earth staff,dearest brunch is $19. and husband has not been able to eat it all yet! I always ask Chef for a smaller omelette because I get too full with 3 eggs or scrambled eggs, he is obliging but always 'sorry'! We usually go at least once... More 

Thank lyndaclarke25
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited a few weeks ago. Beautifully decorated cafe. Food spot on . Staff very friendly with the advice very prompt. Laid back atmosphere of the place is great.

Thank Perry T
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We found quite by accident that Urchin Bar restaurant in Hampton has a "Neighbourhood Night" every Tuesday. For only $20 pp you can devour a nourishing main course from a choice of just three, (one vego), plus a glass of wine. So for neighbours who want a "local" this is a GREAT idea. The food is Turko-Greco I guess and... More 

Thank GeeBeeOzzy
Melbourne, Australia
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163 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Looking for a central place for a group of friends to catch up for dinner during the week, we decided to give this place a try since they have live Greek style music on Thursday nights. We went for a banquet menu to share and had more than enough to eat. They happily packaged up the left overs for us... More 

Thank Fionainparis
Melbourne, Australia
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168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

As locals we have been here off and on over some years. There however has been an improvement in the sophistication of the food. These days as well as mains a tapas menu is available. This is of good quality and reasonably priced. The wine list is good and would cater for most tastes. We enjoyed our night and and... More 

Thank Henryadams1
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363 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours here on a Saturday afternoon sipping on a nice house Chardonnay. Nice bar, simple menu list, relaxed atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Hampton St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9598 1453

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