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Ludlow Bar & Dining Room

$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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6 Riverside Quay, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 1676
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Mechelen, Belgium
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182 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a small steak which was grilled to perfection. With a nice beer at the South Bank water front on a terrace. What more can one expect?

Thank gvodbos
Melbourne, Australia
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242 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The front section at this place was taken up by a group booking but thankfully the security guard at the entrance informed me of this and invited me to check out inside the bar, otherwise I would have thought this place was far too loud for me. It's definitely work Christmas party season! Anyway the bar menu is a bit... More 

Thank robol
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked here for a Christmas catch up with 16 friends. Restaurant not at all busy, and we were served quickly. Food was very average. Calamari was soggy and tasted strange. Other people didn't finish their meals. The real problem started when we were told at 4.00pm they needed the table for 6.30pm and called "last drinks" and bought out the... More 

Thank Familyof4Victoria
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quiet couple of drinks and dinner. Restaurant was packed and great and friendly vibe. Staff friendly and mostly attentive though lost a little during peak times. Other customers generally friendly. I recommend you try their classic pie with peas and mash... Delicious!!! Have eaten here a few times... Doesn't disappoint. Enjoy!

Thank River_City_Chris
Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is expensive. Quite dark and no vibe. We arrived and they found a table for 5 (not an issue; they were basically empty). 2 steak specials, one was lovely, mine was so gristly I left 50% on the plate. No one asked if we were enjoying our food or needed anything else. I had a cosmo it was... More 

Thank CasS687
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a business dinner there not long ago. The setting was average. And the waiters seemed to be very stressed some how. We ordered pork belly. steak. salmon and some pasta on the side. The meals were only for the 4 of us but took them at least an hour and half to bring out our foods. The taste... More 

Thank Gink Y
Moffat Beach
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife went here for lunch and then a group of us went for dinner. Unfortunately we were all disappointed with the quality and presentation of the food. The salt and pepper calamari was way to chilli and my pork chop very over cooked which I couldn't eat (like cardboard). Overall very disappointing

Thank Mark M
New South Wales Country
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Melbourne with a group of 8 work colleagues and decided that we would try the Ludlow. The restaurant was good as far as venue was concerned but the meal was nothing more than average. It was pricey and I would have expected a more memorable taste sensation. While nothing horribly wrong there was limits to the menu... More 

Thank Maurice D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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199 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our party of 4 were seated outside where we ate our wagyu burgers and schnitzel. They tasted fine as did our IPA, ginger beer and shiraz but when the heaters ran out of fuel, nobody bothered to replace the tanks or move us to warmer tables. Great location but missing attention to detail in the dining area.

Thank smrtcar
LudlowBar, Manager at Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback @smrtar. I'm sorry to hear this, a lot of people find our heaters too much, even on a low heat and they are often turned off. If this misunderstanding/miscommunication was not in fact the case i am very sorry you were missed, the river chill isn't nice. I do hope you join us again... More 

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Modern bar and restaurant on the southbank of the river. Wednesday is steak night and we had sirloin steaks with fries and salad with a glass of wine for $20 each. Steak was tender and cooked as requested. Our waitress was smiley and looked after us well.

Thank Col07
LudlowBar, Manager at Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback @Col07, come back sometime and try our Tuesday Beef Ribs night! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Riverside Quay, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 1676

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