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Vons Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:30
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Poor quality food........microwaved or boil in the bag from frozen I suspect. Deters us from trying other eateries in Hardware Lane.

Thank mbc722014
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The owner stood outside of his already pretty crowded restaurant and tried to convince guests by saying them drinks for free to every main dish. Thats how we got convinced too, which isnt bad at all he's really friendly. Food was pretty much average, not especially good. Bruschetta bread wasnt crispy and so was the garlic bread. Main dishes were... More 

Thank Nathan W
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there recently with a small group of friends for dinner and we were all impressed with the quality of food and overall service. Serving sizes weren't huge , but they were huge on taste. The only negative was that we all ordered apple crumble for dessert but were told they were all out. Highyly reccommend this place and... More 

Thank Frank T
Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lane way is great for dinners, has an awesome range of Italian/Mediterranean cuisines. The Egyptian fellow that people keep mentioning, normally stands out front trying to get people in with deals of main meals with a glass of wine (which most restaurants on this strip do this). However, we also got a free garlic bread at this one. The... More 

Thank amaree22
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the streets and stumbled onto this little gem for breakfast. Eggs Benedict and extra mushrooms were perfectly cooked. We would love to try the Canadian breakfast next time.

Thank Aimee C
Salamander Bay
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not being locals we were not sure where to eat while in Melbourne. We were recommended to try Hardware Lane and came across the friendly Egyptian male who introduced himself and welcomed us to his restaurant. So sorry but we cant remember his name. Anyway, we had a totally amazing delicious meal. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Friendly wonderful... More 

Thank Anita M
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71 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Place we had hoped to go for brunch was closed (new years day) so we popped in here instead, as it was on the same street, open and we liked the look of the menu. Didn't disappoint, food was great and staff friendly, would recommend.

Thank Louise S
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Whilst I can't say anything bad about this restaurant I could not find anything different or special either. The food was ok but lacked taste. Atmosphere inside is average. With so much on offer in this busy laneway restaurants really need to try harder. Average will not cut it.

Thank johnshelleyb
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We needed somewhere quick to eat after our favourite cafe on Hardware St was too busy. My expectation was that Vons wouldn't be anything special, and it wasn't. My omelette was cooked nicely but the filling had no flavour. Everything just had a plain, forgettable taste. The spruiker out front was annoying and the wait staff had no spark. Unless... More 

Thank Marianne B
Burpengary, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I had heard good reviews of Hardware Lane in Melbourne's CBD. We went there on our first night of our week long visit to Melbourne. Stopped at the first place - a big mistake. I always order linguine Marinara when I see it on the menu as a gauge of the worth of the offering. I have followed this practice... More 

Thank Tom C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 6196001042

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

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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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