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Bar Lourinha

#186 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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37 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7890
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Castle Hill
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Good drinks. Limited choices but quality of food is very good. We ordered clams, lamb cutlet, cheese selection and pink verano drink Could be improved but enjoyed the night out here Paid $140 for 4 people

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Thank Avigail W
Melbourne
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156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, helpful staff but was so disappointed with the food (except the cheese which let's face it takes zero prep), not a patch on Movida Hosier Lane where we dined just a few nights ago AND it was more expensive. Crazy to have so few Spanish wines on the list. Sadly will not be returning.

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Thank WineFoodTravel500
Melbourne, Australia
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212 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Have been meaning to go for years, and finally were in the city and needing somewhere for some food at 10pm and it was about two steps away, so we went. Sat at the bar and watched the barman make cocktails. Tapas were excellent, wine list by the glass was definitely excellent, service was there when you wanted it and... More 

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Thank Pointyhead_10
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Such an easy place to enjoy tapas style Melb food that means imagination, tradition and top wine list. Sit at the bar or a table and enjoy a groovy atmosphere and eat a little or a lot

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Thank simonbB7914JY
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is hard to realise that Bar Lourinha has been with us in Melbourne for ten years now, but since they are advertising their tenth anniversary dinners, it must be so! It is a great venue to meet for a civilized drink ( I particularly like the Portuguese white wine currently available by the glass), a quiet lunch a deux,... More 

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Thank ChrisB1949
Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stumbled across Bar Lourinhã while looking for somewhere to have a drink before dinner. Perfect bar - great service, good selection of drinks, some nibbles available, well set up, and a really good friendly atmosphere. Definitely recommended as a bar to go to for a quiet drink, or for drinks and discussions with friends. I'll be calling in here next... More 

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Thank KCiscasey
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Have been a long time patron and haven't visited for 12 months. Dropped in for meal late on a Friday expecting a short wait but found a seat at the immediately finding the food selection limited (should have left). Food arrived ahead of drinks with 2 dishes at the same temperature as the beer and they were roasted. Enquiring if... More 

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Thank mhb413
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We showed up on Saturday night without a reservation and the staff were quick to accomodate us at the communal table at the front. We ordered our first bottle of wine to have something while picking from the menu and people-watch in this trendy neighbourhood. After resorting to lighting the menu with our phones we discovered a wide and diverse... More 

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Thank alxnamly
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious and great serve size for tasting lots. Wine list is very good and great idea that it is the same by glass or half bottle or bottle. No feeling that one needs to get a bottle to make it worthwhile!!! Offered a tasting of the wine before buying, which was very welcome. Atmosphere was good (although sat... More 

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Thank David B
Newcastle, Australia
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191 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This was a great place for an after work chat, some tasting food and a nice glass of wine. Friendly service, interesting menu and eclectic decor.

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Thank Reinhold F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Cuisine
Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7890

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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?

Staying in Central Business District

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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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