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Wayside Inn

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446 City Road, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3205, Australia
(03)9682 9119
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A cut above most pub dining rooms

Having heard good reviews from frequent local diners I had to try this for myself. Ate here on a Friday night - probably the busiest time of the week. The waiters are very professional, the kind that make you think they have made a career in hospitality, and I was very happy to leave a good tip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
CarolineSMelbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Have been going here for a few years now and the food never misses. Very attentive staff, excellent food and wine knowledge. Love this place

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Being a local pub for us, my coworkers and i visit this pub on a regular basis where we have always received decent service. Unfortunately i cant say the same for our visit last night for a couple drinks and dinner. The man who served us behind the bar the whole time may need some training in basic customer service.... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

First visited in March 2014 as family with a young Granddaughter (1 month old) and Staff went out of their way to look after us and 'fuss' over the baby (some places would be turned off by someone turning up with a baby to have lunch). Returned in February 2015 when she was 1 year old and the same service... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Having heard good reviews from frequent local diners I had to try this for myself. Ate here on a Friday night - probably the busiest time of the week. The waiters are very professional, the kind that make you think they have made a career in hospitality, and I was very happy to leave a good tip. And the food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We recently had our wedding lunch function at the Wayside Inn. From the start we couldn’t have been happier. Upon our enquiry we were immediately contacted by Cherie, the functions manager. She was welcoming and friendly, and quickly ascertained what we were wanting for our function. From that first enquiry right up until our function, Cherie was continually attentive to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had a pretty good meal here. Atmosphere looks nice but lacks cosiness. It seemed to lack warmth. There's outdoor seating as well. Toilet wasn't very clean. Prices are competitive - on the higher end.

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Wangaratta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Recently, we had dinner at Wayside Inn, the night after having had a rather disappointing meal at another hotel-based restaurant in Port Melbourne. Both had been recommended and after our first night, we didn’t have the highest expectations, despite the fact that The Wayside Inn had received an award for the best pub grub in Melbourne. Upon entering, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't been to the Wayside for lunch for sometime, and, of course, you wonder if it will be as good as previous visits. As it turned out, just as good excellent service without being intrusive, good explanation of the specials, very good food, well priced and a good choice of wine by the glass. Very pleased.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A dinner for eight of us at this lovely restaurant. The food was lovely.my husband and I shared the terrine for entree.they had gluten free bread ( toasted) for me.it was relish. One couple shared oysters but said they were very ordinary.wouldnt have them again. Various main courses were had by us all.steaks,chicken,lamb.all beautifully cooked as requested. My biggest complaint... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First time at this joint booked by a client who I was dining with. Great menu with a huge range which I'm sure will cater for almost everyone. The guys I was with for lunch smashed down the fish whilst I had the ribeye which was perfectly cooked. The waiters and waitresses were very friendly and their knowledge of the... More 

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Additional Information about Wayside Inn

Address: 446 City Road, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3205, Australia
Phone Number: (03)9682 9119
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 446 City Road, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03)9682 9119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?