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MoVida Next Door

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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164 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were unhelpful, food limited and gluten free options you need to eat a lot of seafood which I don't. Serves are tiny so a lot required. Food passable. I expected more and left regretting going. Do not recommend.

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

The food was only moderate, I don't think it's worth what they're charging but to be fair I didn't try anything I'd order again. Very boring menu but the drinks were nice.

Thank Kassey77
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you walk across the busy road from Federation Square, and head into Flinders Lane to look at the artwork (grafitti to some), Stop! Because you'll walk right past Movida Next Door, one of the earlier Movida eateries in Melbourne. On this first visit I might suggest it was the best experience yet!, having tried both the Original and Movida... More 

Thank ozjohn_traveller
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always wanted to go there and was happy to get a table for 4 straight away. Service was good, but the dishes are so expensive, to charge a single grilled prawn $9 is mad. We had some friends from Germany and it was for them to swallow this. The black pudding was very good, the croquette nice and price... More 

Thank Christine H
Melbourne, Australia
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40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Sensational Spanish food, always reliable and absolutely delicious. Its a walk in, no-book type of place full to the brim. Mid range in terms of expense and excellent value for money. One or two glasses of wine and food usually costs $60-$80 each depending on how hungry you are. International wine list with a focus on Spanish wines. Perfect for... More 

Thank Elizabeth H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Pleasant having dinner here. Waitress helpful as I was not familiar with Spanish wines and got a dry wine that was great. Food was nice but expensive as portion sizes very small. Felt silly cutting a little portion into 3's, perhaps that should have been mentioned at the time of ordering?? Pleasant place but not for me.

Thank Joanna B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect spot for delicious authentic Spanish Tapas on the way home from Tennis Centre. Small, intimate and casual.

Thank Jane W
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Walked in to lunch at Movida Next Door. Weren't aware of the arrangements with Movida and had the 'rustic charm of MoVida Next Door' explained to us, and compared to the fine dining experience of Movida which was up the alley a small way. We were seated at the counter and had a lively and fun conversation with our eating... More 

Thank Pete M
Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were all dissapointed after our dinner at Movida Next Door. The «Spanish»-tapas consept did not work at all. First we noted that it was pricey, then we saw the small portions, and when we tasted the food it was not even good. Afterwards we went to have another dinner at another restaurant.

Thank Krbj55
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Lived up to the hype with food and wine that was a pleasure to pay for. We went at 9pm, short wait, but they got us in and provided excellent service. Attentive and not in your face - 5 stars all day long, get there!

Thank Jimef

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$64
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 96633038

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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