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37 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9663 7890
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Ranked #91 of 4,076 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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349 reviews 349 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A dinner for 2 with a lovely Spanish wine was delicious and good value. We had the black paella special and loved the mushroom dish but smashed chorizo was almost like bolognaise and we won't order it again. Fantastic atmosphere but loud. Expect to sit on stools at the bar or a communal table. Fine for 2-3 people but not... More 

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Oz
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We dropped in hoping for dinner at 10.00 and were greeted with smiles, absolutely and waited 5 minutes while they set a table up for us. While we were waiting a drink was offered. The food was excellent, the cocktails were pricey but served in an old fashioned way. Great for a late night, romantic supper.

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Brisbane, Australia
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65 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This bar was next to our hotel. Went here for a quick drink after being out to dinner elsewhere, the bar was packed and the music was loud. The tapas style meals being served around us smelled great and there were no adverse comments. Wine list by the glass was a bit limited but I managed to find a nice... More 

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randwick
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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Both my husband and I visited the above bar/restaurant last night and had a fabulous evening. Being vegetarian there were plenty of choices for us and beautifully presented. There was an exceptional wine list. But like any good restaurant/wine bar the place is only as good as the service and this is where this restaurant excls. We had the most... More 

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Tatura, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Had a fantastic meal last night at this friendly, bustling restaurant. James our waiter/barman/food advisor was wonderful. Friendly, funny and helpful not to mention he mixes a great cocktail as well. The prawn ceviche was to die for a were the oysters just so fresh and gorgeous. The spinach and chickpea dish was a highlight and the churro swell heavenly... More 

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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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Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Address: 37 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9663 7890
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Australian

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