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City Wine Shop

#190 of 2,907 Restaurants in Melbourne
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159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(03) 9654 6657
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9:00 am - 11:30 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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Great location but be prepared to pay for it

Al fresco setting with indoor options. We stoped here for a drink on Saturday afternoon and light snack. A pleasant place to watch the world go buy at the 'Paris end' of Melbourne in the theatre district. Nice service, good wine but top end prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Happytraveller1399
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Al fresco setting with indoor options. We stoped here for a drink on Saturday afternoon and light snack. A pleasant place to watch the world go buy at the 'Paris end' of Melbourne in the theatre district. Nice service, good wine but top end prices.

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife and I stopped in here in the late morning for a bite to eat. We arrived before the lunch menu kicked in but we still had the breakfast menu and a number of snacks to choose from. We each ordered a toasted sandwich which comprised quality ingredients and made with the largest two pieces of bread I've ever... More 

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VICTORIA
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful bar with amazing food especially the cheese platter, you can choose the cheese you want from a choice of 5! Wine list and take away is amazing! Great place to go after lunch or before dinner Or just stay there all day!!

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Redondo Beach, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Amazing gnocchi (almost took an order to go as well). Melted in my mouth. very friendly service, delicious wines. Didn't have one bad sip. Quaint atmosphere, but just Lively enough so it is not too sleepy . Was hoping to find a few bottles from McLaren Vale there but to no avail. Large communal table in back or seats at... More 

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Perth Austalia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Lovely early lunch on a cold wet Saturday Small and cosy with above average food, amazing wine list, staff to help you choose if needed and good service. All in all a great visit.

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Perth, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

So here's how it goes, I travel to Melbourne very often and city wine bar was my " go to" place for a long time however circumstances dictated that for the past year I stayed on the other side of town well now I'm back on the city wine shop side I feel like I'm home! It's the rustic and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We arrived on a Monday night around 8pm, we had a bottle Morgon bouteille, it went well with the oysters. But wouldn't carry the mains that we ordered. It would good if the wine person has a better knowledge of the wines. The food was very good and we went up to siglo and bought some cigar and a bottle... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of my most memorable and favourite wine bars in Melbourne. This wine bar has an eclectic international wine list. I have to say the service is absolutely shocking. I arrived and the staff were disinterested and bored. They seemed to be more interested in cleaning the bar and the wine glasses. Customers were not a priority!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went to a great wine tasting upstairs in a hidden room. What great staff and the wine was fabulous. We will be back.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was a fantastic experience. I went here with my grandpa who is an avid wine drinker. He could not fault the waiters experience with wine and specifically matching the correct wine to our food (thankfully otherwise the name would be a bit wrong). The food came out fairly quickly and was really good. We usually sit outside on the... More 

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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?