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Lemon Bistro

178-180 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9663 3001
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Ranked #1,121 of 3,967 restaurants in Melbourne
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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52% Recommend
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Hobart, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had a great red duck curry and steamed rice. The food here is always good, the staff friendly, helpful and quick. This is a great place for solo diners and I often return here when travelling alone in Melbourne. Good choice of beers and a few good wines by the glass.

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Ballarat, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a late lunch and ordered the mini spring rolls, pad thai with tofu ( not on menu) and the green chicken curry and a couple of singas. The service was fast and friendly. The food was very nice. The establishment was very clean and modern. We forgot to ask them to make it spicy so we got some... More

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The restaurant was crowded so we thought that was a good sign on a Saturday night. Food was just okay. Roti bread was awful, very doughy and the worst I have had. Satay sauce tasted like it was watered down - very bland. Our main meals were very ordinary. Our teenage boys enjoyed their fried rice (but I think they... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We happened to be walking past and found this lovely place! Great food and service as well as being reasonably priced. No complaints, very happy. Special thanks to our lovely waitress :)

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Great thai food, attentive & efficient service, well priced considering food quality. Not fancy but resulted in happy kids & me :)

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Basel, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Great small Thai in Chinatown - we had a really good lunch here. Lots of nice things to choose from on the menu. Definitely can recommend it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We had a decent meal for two here on a busy Saturday night in Chinatown - two tasty curries (my partner enjoyed his slightly kitsch crocodile curry) and sides. The food was nice but nothing special, and the setting is pretty basic. One big plus for me was a well-marked gluten-free menu, as Asian eateries can be a minefield.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Thought we'd give this place a go while taking a walk through the Melbourne streets. Place was pretty basic. Staff were not very attentive. Food was bland and just thrown on the plate. Drinks were ridiculously over priced. Filling enough but felt like we could have done a LOT better for the price we paid. Overall very disappointed. Would NOT... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Loved the Thai green Kangeroo curry and the Tofu and veg red curry, the satay roti was yum too. We felt that this was a reasonably priced bistro compared to some other restaurants we vistited in melbourne and on both occasions that we dined here, we left feeling very satisfied. The decor could do with some modernisation but it was... More

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Geelong, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

For the price, the serves we're incredibly small-especially the entrees. The peanut sauce that went with the tiny roti was bland and lacking any Thai zing. The mains were okay but nothing special. So many better restaurants in the CBD.

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