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Longrain

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Neighborhood:
Chinatown
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44 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
61396713151
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 350
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful food and great venue

I really enjoy going to long grain . Beautifully done in Melbourne china town and it's a huge venue so big possibility of always getting a table during weekends even without a booking. Love the pumpkin dish being accompanied by my vegetarian wife . Totally Delish jungle curry and egg net... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ricky K
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoy going to long grain . Beautifully done in Melbourne china town and it's a huge venue so big possibility of always getting a table during weekends even without a booking. Love the pumpkin dish being accompanied by my vegetarian wife . Totally Delish jungle curry and egg net . Deserts and equally good . Great value for... More 

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Thank Ricky K
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best Asian restaurant I have been to. Food was fabulous & service & ambience excellent too. Would recommend to anyone.

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Thank Judy C
Williamstown
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I seriously cannot fault this place...we thought it would be good but not this good! Service is amazing! Music is fantastic! Food came out in record time! Then there is those flavors...OMG...incredible and certainly not your average Thai. Sensational.

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Thank Vic820
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently went to Longrain with a biggish group so we ordered the banquet. Overall, it was good but I found that there was more of the 'sweet' element in many of the dishes than sour or salty. The 'hot' element was just right. I wasn't impressed with the 'entrees'. The betel leaf was ok but sickly sweet and a rather... More 

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Thank travelbug666666
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Longrain has been around for a long time hand has a sister restaurant in Sydney. Shared long table seating or you can eat at the bar - be prepared to cue or wait in nearby bars at peak times. The reason it is so busy is the food is very good with menu designed to share several dishes. The betel... More 

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1 Thank Norm R
Heathcote, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted an early dinner before going to the theatre. Our daughter chose Longrain really quite randomly due to it's proximity to the theatre. We got there right on 6 pm so no trouble getting a table. Wow - what a wonderful meal! We loved the egg net salad - a fabulous combination of tastes. Also the duck was excellent... More 

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Thank On_the_Road_Again150
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had visited Sydney restaurant a couple of years ago so was excited to get to Melbourne version. Decor is industrial and welcoming. The service was excellent and staff were helpful with recommendations. The poached chicken and whole fish were amazing! Portions were very generous. The combination of flavours were outstanding. Love love loved all of it. Great choice of... More 

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Thank Kelly K
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly.. the egg net.. is the BEST meal i have EVER eaten. I eat out a lot, but wow this certainly stays in my memory. Might be a little wait to get in here, but they're always polite and professional. Order the egg net! They can make a smaller one too if you want it as an entree. So light... More 

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1 Thank kapowkid
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been waiting to visit Longrain for several years and finally went for dinner when recently in Melbourne. It was worth the wait, loved it! Great food, lovely restaurant, will definitely be back!

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Thank mon_t332
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! We had heard of this signature meal and it certainly didn't disappoint! Overall the food was delicious, the staff were helpful and efficient and the decor I loved 🍴

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 61396713151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.