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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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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
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Melbourne
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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192 restaurant reviews
456 helpful votes 456 helpful votes
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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32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Melbourne
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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our work Christmas function was lunch at the Wayside. With no expectations we arrived, our table was set outside (as requested ) drinks ordered we enjoyed good company. We had pre ordered our food but unfortunately some items were not available and a few of our party had to re order. Food arrived looking well presented, I ordered the prosciutto... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very extensive menu for both food and drinks. Wait staff know their food. Overall experience was very, very good.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Such a little gem of a place. Sat outside in the courtyard and enjoyed bubbles & mixed starters to share. Everything was just divine.

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?