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Cookie

#114 of 4,170 Restaurants in Melbourne
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1/252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9663 7660
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 188
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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Vibrant atmosphere but overpriced

We ate before going to the theatre. Even at 6.00pm the restaurant was full and noisy and we were glad that we had booked. The service was slow and we were a little disappointed with the meals - the portions were small and the salmon in particular (one salmon steak on a spoonful of spinach) was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
gollyoz
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Canberra
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Canberra
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We ate before going to the theatre. Even at 6.00pm the restaurant was full and noisy and we were glad that we had booked. The service was slow and we were a little disappointed with the meals - the portions were small and the salmon in particular (one salmon steak on a spoonful of spinach) was underwhelming. For the price... More 

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Staffordshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant bar in our guide book and didn't think it quite lived up to its billing but it was still a lovely meal out and very good food. It will always be busy so expect slow service. Diners have to order at the bar and at busy times this can take a while leaving your partner sat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Cookie combines a beer hall atmosphere with some amazing thai food. Our group of 8 ordered the banquet meal which comprised a number of common thai dishes (pad thai, spicy beef, prawn curries) and non traditional thai (smoked ribs). Service was extremely friendly and the prices were fair. In spite of it being a very busy night, our large group's... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

From the moment we entered till we departed company, the experince was great. The food was divine, the selection of drinks was amazing and the Staff were top notch, this is a must, but do book in advance it is better that way.

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Went with group of 6 on white night very busy but service impeccable lychee and Lemon grass cocktails to die for. Food great , staff very willing to recommend beers etc. 1st time waste show before strictly ballroom, champagne cocktails and lovely bottle of Chardonnay. Thai fusion food Yum, baked snapper to die for

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have been wanting to try cookie for along time and we were not disappointed at all, the staff friendly and welcoming and were knowledgable of the menu. The food was really lovely and some of the prettiest dumplings I've ever seen. Very reasonably priced. Cannot wait to go again.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Prior to our trip, my husband read about Cookie in a beer magazine. Read up on it in Trip Advisor. Needless to say this got three reviews from both places. The wine list is as long a a book, the beer menu just a few pages less. We had firecracker prawn as an app. Turmeric chicken and yellow curry snapper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have wanted to try cookie for a long time and I was not disappointed in the slightest. The staff are friendly and warm, very knowledgeable about the menu. The food is just beautiful well cooked, nice portion sizes the dumpling are some of the prettiest you will ever see and all very well priced.

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Ate here last week whilst on a short trip to Melbourne. Was recommended by so many people that we couldn't pass it up. We had a reservation at 8:30 and the place was still full! We were served quickly with 3 different drinks list being handed to us - I have never seen so many beers on one list in... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A bar to discover in a side door up some stairs and well, the range of drinks, the knowledable and polite staff, the music - all in all great. It may take a long time for you to decide what to have the menus are separate for red wines / white wines / scothes / gins etc etc. A treat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1/252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9663 7660

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 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?