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City Wine Shop

#159 of 2,847 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
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Superb wine matching & great on street dining

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
bennis91
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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82 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Sitting out on the footpath with a glass or two of wine in the late summer is one of life's pleasures. As well as having a medium-sized wine list, you also have the option of selecting a bottle from the wine cellar and having it opened for a quiet drink. A range of food options is also available,so you can... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Dropped in here for a drink after work. Lots of patrons with the same idea. Nice ambiance and the food looked genuinely nice ( although we didn't actually eat) Service a little slow but they are quite busy. Give it a go. It is next door to 'The Grocer' and just up from the corner of Spring and Bourke streets.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

One thing about City wine shop that got my attention was the expansive selection of wine to drink or take home. The display wall is quirky with prices written in chalk with no rhyme or reason or how they came up with the prices which seem a random set of numbers.i.e 42, 73, 51 etc. plenty of interesting food to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wandering around looking for a place to eat and it looked interesting.A very lucky choice.Fascinating array of wines from all over the world at very reasonable prices. Terrific food ranging from tapas style to main courses. The staff are very knowledgeable and make excellent suggestions within the price parameters. Eating is either at the bar or on as shared long... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Another visit to a great place. The wine is nice and the staff know what they are talking about. Friday nights are always busy so our group met last Thursday for 'Bon voyage' drinks. Had dinner there as well; delicious meals and as usual a friendly atmosphere. Never disappointed!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

There is a good selection of beer and wine to be had here. You can enjoy some cheese and bar food or dig into the wholesome food they have to offer. Every dish I've had here has been great and the deserts are good as well. Would recommend for a date, family, or out of town folk (business or friends).

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The name suggests is a simple wine bar but nothing could be further from the truth. The Wine Bar does everything exceptionally well, a great daily list of wines by the glass, an amazing selection of wines for sale or to drink in house, quality food list and great staff who know their wine and how to look after you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about City Wine Shop

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

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