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Wayside Inn

446 City Road, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3205, Australia
(03)9682 9119
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Ranked #22 of 103 restaurants in South Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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75% Recommend
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've been to the wayside a couple of times in 2013 and each time had a great lunch with good food & service. I booked for a table of 8 as I had some interstate guests in town from Sydney & Gold Coast and they were staying on city road so thought this would be an easy walk to get... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Amazing. Not sure what the negative posts are about.. Small selection of beers? They have over 12 different beers on tap, and just about everything else bottled. I had the wagyu sher rump steak, and it was incredible. Cooked perfectly, hand-cut chips were delicious. Béarnaise was faultless. My partner had the blue eye special. Again, she could not fault it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The bar has a small selection of beers and is a typical pub venue with sparse decoration and the inevitable TV tuned to a sports channel hanging from the wall. The dining area is at the back of the bar, has a better atmosphere and the tables are reasonably spaced. The main courses don't come with any accompaniments so sides... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I made a reservation for three people and the man that I spoke to was very accommodating ( we were dining with my elderly grandmother). When we arrived the waitress was going to sit us at a table for two in a fairly busy part of the restaurant ( near the bar, a fairly busy thoroughfare and not suitable for... More

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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Quite an inauspicious location. In fact I thought the taxi was taking me out through a very run down area. Anyway the restaurant is located on a street corner just out of town, south of the river. Probably an old pub in the past now done up. Nice atmosphere , friendly staff and steak was great. However, waiting over 30... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My Second Visit in a month and this restaurant has what it takes. The Wayside is the sister restaurant to the Station Hotel in Footscray, a regular haunt of ours. This little sister is upholds its family name. The service, attention to detail and welcoming atmosphere all add to a great experience. Our food was stunning, we started with the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Recently attended a group function in the Wayside Inn's private upstairs room which was coordinated by Nadja. Started with canapés and drinks in a seperate bar and upstairs outdoor area. Dinner started with seafood platters, duck liver parfait & suckling pig terrine - delicious. Mains were a choice of King Salmon, Rotissoire Duck or Gippsland striploin. Desserts were steamed Christmas... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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220 reviews 220 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

This Paul doesn't look like much as you approach it, on the corner of Ferrars st and City rd. Don't judge a book by its cover. The food here is very good, of a quality you would expect from a "hatted" restaurant at much lower prices. We have shared a cold seafood platter for an entree, had main each, dessert... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The people working here are likeable and unpretentious. The food follows suit. Come on a sunny afternoon, sit in the garden, order some oysters (there's a mid-afternoon special) or a seafood platter, a juicy burger. Take a deep breath and a few swigs of decent beer.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I've just dined at the Wayside Inn in South Melbourne. What a rip off. They have quite a list of very impressive sounding steaks. I tried the 200g O'Connor, Gippsland Victoria grass fed Angus. I was assured by the waiter that it would be tender, juicy, tasty and delicious. I've never had such a dry, tasteless piece of meat. Cost... More

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