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Simply Spanish

116 Cecil St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9682 6100
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (81 reviews)
“tapas” (33 reviews)
“chorizo” (10 reviews)
All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Cecil St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had never been to the south Melbourne markets, but were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. We happened to be there on the 150 yr anniversary celebration. The place was packed! Simply Spanish limited their choice of dishes served which was a brilliant idea....More

Thank worldtravellers1995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and people was very good even if they were very busy they took time to be very kind with us and with our puppy. Food was very good with lots of flavour. Price was more than affordable. We recommanded for all curious who wants...More

Thank Carlina_Bricourt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the selection of tapas, quick service, friendly staff. Paella was also fresh and tasty, good range. Market atmosphere adds to it.

Thank fivefergusons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try a variety of tapas and would be back for that as it was amazing. The pork belly was magnificent.

Thank David C
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It's hard to walk by this place without wanting to go in. The huge paella pans out the front send wonderful aromas into the air and when you eat it you're never disappointed

Thank almago6
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This place came up on my search engine when I was looking for Spanish cooking ingredients in South Melbourne and reading about it, we thought we should try it. We went on a Wednesday at lunchtime and it was totally packed. However the extremely efficient...More

Thank RickandTatiana
Reviewed 6 April 2017

How can you resist a restaurant billed as the World's Best Paella outside Spain with a with a 2016 trophy to back it up! I went to the location at the South Melbourne Market in the early evening to beat the rush. Wasn't anything fancy...More

Thank Sammy P
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I waited to write this review after visiting both the QVM and Cecil St sites. Staff were excellent and the food and beverage top class. However we tried the famous paella as a shared at Cecil St and agreed the rice seemed a bit grainy...More

Thank G M
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We entered this cafe without any high expectation for our late breakfast (almost brunch). I ordered french toast with fruits and my friend ordered salmon and egg ( we forget the name of our meals on menu) with tea and cappucino as our drink. And...More

Thank Mercy R
Reviewed 26 March 2017

When friends come to visit - who can be bothered to cook when there is a restaurant like this one within a 3 minute walk. A firm favourite with everyone I 've brought here - young, old, vegetarian, etc. Writing about it makes me want...More

Thank lozzie3205
South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous
market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged
fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens
and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole
neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the
hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays
of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in,
a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Cecil St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9682 6100
  • E-mail
Ever wandered the barrios of madrid, the backstreets of Barcelona or sampled the paellas of Valencia? Simply Spanish was established in 2009 from the South Melbourne Market to offer foodie enthusiasts a taste of Spain without having to wander too far from home. We are proud to welcome to our brand the new location at 10/555 Bourke St CBD with its vibrant charm and charisma, and our Queen Victoria Market location with its bustling energy sure to bring you back for more ....... Simply Spanish "Barriga Llena Corazon Contento"