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The Long Room

Central Business District
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162-168 Collins street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9663 7226
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4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Very good tapas

This is our third visit to The Long Room. This time we made reservations which gave us better seating rather than just turning up and hoping for the best. It was a Thursday night so a little quieter than our previous visits but still a good atmosphere. $34- per head for all you can eat tapas. Order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Julia H
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our third visit to The Long Room. This time we made reservations which gave us better seating rather than just turning up and hoping for the best. It was a Thursday night so a little quieter than our previous visits but still a good atmosphere. $34- per head for all you can eat tapas. Order two dishes at... More 

Thank Julia H
Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting concept. We paid $35 per head and the waiter took our individual orders for tapas style dishes, two at a time. ie. you order two dishes per person, eat these, the waiter returns for your next order of two dishes, you eat these and the waiter returns to see if you want to order another two... More 

Thank CatherineDefina
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely space and great concept of $35 for 4 tasting plates. Variety to choose from, but have had better tapas. Wine selection is limited, as it's more about the cocktails. The place needs lighting as many were using their phones to read the menu. It serves the purpose of quick dining if required without fuss. Please light the place so... More 

Thank Greta C
Mount Lawley, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met here with business collegues as it was "the happening place". When I arrived I was the only person in the place and when my colleagues arrived we were still the only people in the place. Staff were good as were the drinks but there was no vibe and the bar counters were still sticky from the previous night.

Thank Peter B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We had our Xmas party here for about 25 people. Great service and terrific tapas/bar food that come evenly paced for over 2 hours. Lovely ambience in our own small function room. A bonus is the cool interior of an old Collins st icon.

Thank sbg62015
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

If you are looking for good Spanish food at an interesting location, this is it. The Long Room is just that with private rooms along each side. Décor is dark but trendy, with a very friendly atmosphere. Service extremely good. Great place to go.

Thank Gary E
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

A group of 13 work colleagues had a great dinner in the heart of Melbourne CBD. It is located in the basement, adorns a classy deco with subdued lighting especially suited for dinner. One colleague familiar with the restaurant ordered for the whole group - one variety of every tapas on the menu for everyone in the group. There was... More 

Thank Kaz27C
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I have dined at this restaurant several times over the last few years and have always enjoyed it, yet the 2 times I have gone this year have really put me off. I always have the tapas, the price of which increases every time we go, and the food just is not up to standard any more, for example, the... More 

Thank micaela595
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92 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

I somehow managed to end up here, as you do, after quite a nice night out. Your typical dodgy, sleazy bar with solo men on the prowl, as well as not-at-all classy ladies wearing not much and also out for a free drink or to pick up. Go at your own peril. Or go for a few laughs and wonder... More 

Thank intrepid_pixie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Went to The Long Room for the first time Friday night after 8.30 pm. Booth for dinner. Promptly arrived Peking Duck followed by freshly professionally made sushi. Bar staff very prompt. Excellent service. Efficient. Fantastic cocktails. Can't stop at one. After eating we danced to excellent DJ set. Really top venue. New chef Dave lovely to meet and wish him... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 162-168 Collins street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 03 9663 7226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 18
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Mediterranean, Sushi, Spanish, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 3:00 am

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

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
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.