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City Wine Shop

#121 of 3,168 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Wine Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
As featured in Leonie's Melbourne Guide
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159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6657
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Noosa Heads, Australia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for a very delicious meal with super wine and efficient service. Especially loved their gnocchi.

Thank SusieJohn0
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This a fantastic find. The selection of wines is great and having enjoyed the 2010 DOYARD CLOS DE L’ABBAYE BLANC DE BLANCS 1ER CRU before with friends I wanted to send it as a gift to someone for a 'special' birthday. Jeremy couldn't have been more helpful and my friend is truly delighted. Thanks so much!

Thank OSull123
Melbourne, Australia
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124 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Daily specials hard to choose what to select . We often select a couple of small plates to share then have one of the delectable deserts. Blood orange meringue tart with chocolate ice cream yum 😄🍷🥂

Thank Julie K
Paris, France
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197 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place for a diner. The small kitchen offers tasty little dishes for the limited number of guests who can be accommodated either at the bar in the shop or at the big table in the backroom. Or obviously outside. We passed for a glass of wine and added some cheese and followed the recommendation of the... More 

2 Thank Caramellino
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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259 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time for a long time here. Interesting food menu on blackboards and lucky to get seat quite quickly. Big choice of wine which if you buy from wine shop you simply add $20 to drink there. We had cheese and nibbles which were OK without being special.

Thank Peter M
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has it all! Good coffee, Great wine selection, great customer service and awesome food. Will be back again.

Thank Coffeeguy82
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

My tried and proven old faithful place to eat in the city. Love this place, have been many a time and everybody i've ever taken there has been impressed. I've tried most of the items on the menu but always return to the chicken schnitzel with italian coleslaw. It's just great value and a delicious meal. Was too full for... More 

1 Thank Mark A
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxed but very interesting way to while away a few hours this place rocks. My beautiful wife and I headed back for our second visits recently. The staff (in particular Josh) were amazing ...... he is a champers encyclopaedia!!!. We sat at the bar which we find the most fun as u always meet... More 

Thank Damian H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Love that you can't book. Love the big communal table. Steak and chips best in Australia. Just works so well with a glass of whatever they serving. Excellent!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brisbane, Australia
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141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

What can I say? This place is everything you want a great wine bar to be. Perfect atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable (yet not pushy) service, superb range of international wines (though still plenty of exciting local options), simple yet absolutely delicious bar food. The outdoor seating area is perfect for a morning coffee or a cheeky glass of champagne,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Wine Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6657

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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