We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Golden Tower

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
145 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 9237
Add hours for Golden Tower and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pot Luck

I have been there twice in the last month for a hamburger and drink. There is a reasonable selection of hamburgers and other foods. The first hamburger I had was fairly bland and looked and tasted like it had been prepared earlier. The second time I went the burger was freshly cooked on a fresh... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Refmanwpba
,
Melbourne, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have been there twice in the last month for a hamburger and drink. There is a reasonable selection of hamburgers and other foods. The first hamburger I had was fairly bland and looked and tasted like it had been prepared earlier. The second time I went the burger was freshly cooked on a fresh roll and was nice to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a horrible place. I purchased a scoopon voucher without knowing what the place was like (as we come from a different state and just over for a weekend) and pretty much forfeited it. Sat in a booth with grubby too low chairs on one side and the other the side was falling appart. Stuffing coming out of the booth,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visited with a voucher. For those that are used to the plastic modern facades that dominate fast food joints, you probably walked straight past this place without even a second glance. Decorated in the 1960's and probably the last time this place saw the bristley end of a paint brush, the inside is more of a place you expect to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I suspect this place has been sold to new owners. Whoever is running it simply has no idea how to run a business, especially a cafe. Inside the cafe itself there are now garish blue and red lights which alternate flashing - red then blue then red then blue etc. running down the centre - major headache creation. If you're... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Along Swanston Street there are two cafe bars that are almost the same in everyway, with the exception of the location of the bar. One of them is the Swanston Walk Cafe, the other is this one. In a way it is difficult to compare the two because they are so alike, at least in my opinion. However, I don't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mudgeeraba, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Found this awesome little diner in Swanston Street, love the service, for quick. The food is super yummy and very reasonably priced for Melbourne.

Was this review helpful? Yes
marin
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Open on a Sunday. Great value. Good coffee for a diner. Excellent bacon, eggs and chorizo. Old style diner that knows what to serve at a fair price

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

After a hard day's shopping, I stumbled across this little diner at 145 Swanston Street. I was looking through the glass counter of some of the food that was on order and I saw the Falafel Wraps and the helpful man behind the counter said everyone raved over them so I decided to try one. I was seated in one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Launceston, Tasmania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We went there twice, and both times we had a great meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and they adult milkshakes. The staff are very friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gisborne, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Went here for a quick meal, the food was basic but very good. The service was excellent, the staff were attentive, friendly and efficient. If you want a simple meal in a hurry this place is perfect.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Golden Tower also viewed

Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria
 

Been to Golden Tower? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9650 9237

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Golden Tower staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?