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City Wine Shop

#213 of 3,024 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(03) 9654 6657
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

Found this we gem when looking for a late night dine Delicious pasta full of flavour Querky decor and great for watching passing traffic from outside tables Great wine choices

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul M
Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this we gem when looking for a late night dine Delicious pasta full of flavour Querky decor and great for watching passing traffic from outside tables Great wine choices

Thank Paul M
Sydney, Australia
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3,387 reviews
1,929 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,480 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for meeting people after a busy day; a diverse range of quality wines by the glass and enjoyable with a cheese plate or tapas. Well located near the theatre district in the eastern side of the CBD and close to public transport.

Thank RonWamberal
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located on Spring Street across from the Parliament Buildings & next door to the well renowned European Bistro, City Wine Shop has a fantastic array of wines which can be bought for very reasonable prices & enjoyed with their cheeses & other delicacies. Highly recommended for an afternoon or post dinner relaxation.

Thank CUpton1
Paris, France
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a favorite for morning coffee, lunch meals, pre dinner drinks or dinner itself. Fresh food, outstanding quality and quick service make this place a favourite of mine. Not cheap but very good

Thank Jjeurotrip
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We loved standing around the bar and wine wall then moved to the big communal table at the back of the place where we ordered cheeses from their artisan list. Stimulating and exciting for a wine and cheese connoisseur, the atmosphere is great and service exceptional.

Thank Tracey Y
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank Happytraveller1399
Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank RonCathy2013
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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!!

Thank TUPPSVictoria
Redondo Beach, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank liana59

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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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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?