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113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 6363
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brussel sprouts” (37 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (50 reviews)
“duck” (38 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have written reviews each time I go and this place never disappoints. Melbourne has so many qualities eateries that I try not repeat visits but for seamstress it's worth the effort. Let the team order for you it is all good. Particularly the Brussel...More

Thank Christopher D
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Was in an interstate trip when our friends suggested we go to seamstress! We got the $65 banquette with some cocktails. It was sooo amazing. The presentation, the taste, the waiter! Everything about this place was on point and I highly recommend it to anyone

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Only went for a cocktail before the theatre. Head up two flights of steps decades old, past an old sewing machine and into a quaint,vibrant, colorful atmosphere. Comfy chairs, and great service, and yummy espresso martinis. Worth the trip for the enchanting atmosphere. Now want...More

Thank eveash2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed Seamstress, the drinks were well made, wine and beer also available if you preferred something less strong ! The décor was interesting and fun, plenty of comfy seats and some high tables towards the back on the top floor. Did not eat but...More

Thank UncleDom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside Seamstress looks unassuming but upstairs they have a beautiful dining room with a great atmosphere We had the $80 set menu which they were completely happy to amend for 2 of our party with special dietary needs. We had a good variety...More

Thank alisonsoutter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went for an early dinner. We were all looking forward to eating here again . Unfortunately the young lady who was at the entry greeted us with “ what can I do for you” This felt very unwelcoming & I did pass...More

Thank Evelynne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told back home it was worth trying. It took a little bit to find it, (only cause we're not familiar with the city), and when we did find it, we were told it was full. Admittedly it was Saturday night. They offered the...More

Thank Makka10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

morning tea followed bu lunch quirky, fun, vibrant and professional service. great coffee and muffin. back for a grazing lunch. fantastic

Thank Worldwidediner
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went looking for a feed with two other couples after a long day at the races, we were easily accommodated and had a most pleasant meal without any real expectations before arriving. Bar-tender (not waiter!) who served out food was great, as was atmosphere and...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Went for a birthday dinner with friends. I hadn’t tried this place out before but had heard a lot of good things. It didn’t disappoint. The service was fantastic if not a little if the top. Feed was delicious. Pork belly is not as good...More

Thank Rhys25
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
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9 October 2017|
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Response from Koby B | Reviewed this property |
I likes the Brussels sprouts, as well. We also enjoyed the appy with the foam. Very delicate flavours. The fish was also excellent. But then the food is just very good overall!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 6363
  • E-mail
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