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City Wine Shop

#172 of 4,198 Restaurants in Melbourne
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159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(03) 9654 6657
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This is how a wine bar should be

A fantastically great selection of Australian and international wines, great wines by the glass in a very cozy atmosphere. Must visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Abraham T
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A fantastically great selection of Australian and international wines, great wines by the glass in a very cozy atmosphere. Must visit.

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Auckland
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255 reviews 255 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had lunch here before attending a performance at the Princess Theatre (virtually next door). Wonderful wine selection, and amazing tasty food. We sat outside, as it was a great day, but inside there was seating at the bar and a huge communal table. Highly recommended

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Hampshire, UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We called in here for recuperation after an exhausting morning at the Zoo with our young grandchildren. Some excellent wine (a particularly lovely French white Burgundy) provided the immediate revival, and the some very tasty sharing plates completed the process. Add in great service from lovely, friendly staff, and you have a perfect package for casual refreshment.

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Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is everything I look for and expect from a seriously good wine bar in the city. The wine selection is second to none, the bar itself is rustic in a very urban sort of way and the clientele a wonderfully mixed bunch. Not cheap but something of a hidden haven in a city bursting with über cool drinking establishments.

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Melbourne, Australia
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222 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's great inside. The location itself is on the edge of the city grid with the free Melbourne circle tram running past here. The service was ok rather than fast, but friendly enough. Topped up water etc. The coffee was good but took 15 mins to arrive

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Perth, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place was recommended to me and I went along to try it whilst on holiday in Melbourne.There are many wines to choose from, and so many are available by the glass. Tables can be had on the pavement or inside and the place was full of business types when I went for lunch so I would guess it is... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

we travel overseas and enjoy people watching, but do not do it at home. This Wine shop/restaurant in the centre of Melbournes theatre district, has it all. Grab a table and chair outside sit back, enjoy and relax. There is a great selection of wines,reasonably priced and then also the high ticket items, you choose as per a liquor shop,... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Once we got a table the wine and food was spot on. Little place but brilliant lovwd it. Great food and wine will be back for sure.

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I found this hidden gem 12 months ago and had to come back on our recent trip back to Melbourne. Centrally located, opposite State parliament we found this place did not disappoint. The blackboard menu is simple but of an extremely high standard and an endless supply of wines to choose from. The simple setting gives this place some nice... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had small plates to share, duck terrine, polenta chips and little Spanish cheesy fritters that I forget the name of. These were amazing and I would get them again all to myself! Top off with an amazing chocolate fondant with hazelnut ice-cream. The wine list is extensive and the coffee is great. Service is also great. Love this place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9654 6657

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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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?