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The European

) #38 of 3,375 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ European, , Vegetarian Friendly
161 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 0811
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (26 reviews)
“turkish eggs” (9 reviews)
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
161 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 719 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived late into Melbourne and this restaurant was right near our hotel. We popped in and they fitted us in straight away. The service worked like clock work. The knowledge of the staff was only surpassed by the incredible food served. The wine menu...More

Thank karlg146
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a simple breakfast but really delicious eggs Benedict and great coffee. Service was excellent and friendly.

Thank 7September
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wow! this place is awesome. There was a reason why it was so busy. I had eggs with truffle and something else. It was so delectable I wanted to eat another round. My friend was happy too. I'll definitely be back. The service was impeccable.

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat out on the side walk while I waited for the business meeting to begin. What a place to spend some time. The staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating. I just had a coffee which wasn't an issue and watched the world go by for...More

Thank 655Denis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a couple of times and is a nice atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and attentive. Ordered the eggs Florentine both times (proves around $22), really delicious. Not huge portions but I kind of prefer this.

Thank Elyse D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love coming to The European for breakfast. I have been here for lunch and dinner but breakfast here has always been my favourite. Not sure if its the coffee, which is always consistently great, the breakfast (more often than not I have something with...More

Thank Mike_Amor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on its location to Princess Theatre (right next to it) and it was an excellent place. The staff had panache, the food was flavoursome and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. Highly recommended and we will be going back again.

1  Thank Gavin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here after seeing a musical at the Princess Theatre. Service was prompt and friendly. We ordered dishes to share, the risotto was excellent. Hand cut French fries were excellent as was the halloumi dish. A perfect stop after seeing a show.

Thank DebsF3195
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location and accessible by city circle tram. Went there as a precursor to the show at the Princess Theatre. Partner thought it good enough to go back to the next day. I had the pancakes which were more the size if pikelets but still...More

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for lunch. I arrived at 11am and was told lunch will not be served until noon. Left and went to the treasury building for an hour and come back. I have the foie gras and moreton bay bug salad. Foie Gras is great....More

Thank Owen L
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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Nearby Attractions
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10 February 2015|
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Response from Kerrie K | Reviewed this property |
Definitey not the right restaurant for you. There are many others far more suited to children
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 0811
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