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Bar Lourinha

37 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9663 7890
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Ranked #98 of 4,031 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I am not very versed in this style of food, but loved every mouthful here, not overtly garnished and with great flavours and food bursting with care. Loved it.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great cocktails and atmosphere. Very tasty chorizo. Downsides: cured meat too salty, olives dry and too salty. All in all though, I would go back again

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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Right next door to the Sheraton Melbourne, this bar is a gem. Great food, busy vibe, friendly, cool staff and wonderful food and drinks. Loved it so much the first night, we went back the second and tried the dishes we missed the first night! Definitely will be back next time on Melbourne.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I visited this bar a couple of days ago with my parents and boyfriend. We were recommended this bar by some friends and went with quite high expectations. Firstly, it is not spanish as other reviews suggest, Lourinha is actually a place in Portugal. I lived in Spain and I can tell you this is a far cry from a... More

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Western Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visited Melbourne for a quick 2 day break. This was my 3rd time at Bar Lourinha and the first for my ding companions. Everyone was blown away by the outstanding quality of the food, service and atmosphere. Do not leave Melbourne without trying this place.

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Adelaide, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you've been to Spain and have a hankering for Tapas, Raciones and Queso accompanied by friendly service and a trendy ambience, then this bar is the place to be seen. Unlike Spanish tapas bars however, the dishes are not arrayed on the bar in all their glorious varieties, tastes and colours and instead you order from the menu and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Melbourne is riddled with Bars, however few are able to deliver at a high mark the key requirements for them to be considered great: wonderful food and a good mix of drinks served by excellent staff. Bar Lourinda delivers. The Gen Y set are courteous and skilled, and a lot of fun. They can actually engaged with people over 40... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went for dinner here tonight, what a fabulous find. Tapas bar, inconspicuous on Little Collins St, but once there you will find very friendly staff and a great atmosphere. We had a couple of delicious cocktails to start. Then four dishes which was plenty for two of us. Flavours are a mix of Spanish, Portuguese with nod to South America... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have been married for only 23 years but it was at Bar Lourinha that my partner said something that I have never heard her say before: "I could drink this beer!" It would seem that this Tardis-like establishment has expanded its repertoire even further. Please try the Birra Lourinha de Cavalier. Redolent with exquisite citrus aromas, this craft beer... More

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Small bar serving delicious Spanish tapas. No reservations so get in early. Enjoyed every dish. Staff friendly and attentive. Good wine list, mostly Spanish but staff helpful if uncertain what to choose. Would return.

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