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MoVida Next Door

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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164 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended for food and service. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. The food preparation area is in full view, and the chefs work flat out to create a memorable dining experience.

Thank Kiwijock
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

YUM! Don't be put off by the simple sounding food. The tuna in the tin with pickled garlic was so delicious for how simple it looked. Great for a drop in drink or snack before dinner or the theatre etc. want to try the whole menu!

Thank Jasmine L
Gold Coast
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly & atmosphere was great. Some of our dishes were superb such as the beef ribs but the scallop was small & disappointing.

Thank Jenny P
Perth, Australia
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121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told Movida was the place to go and it really lived up to the hype. Originally we wanted to go to the original Movida and thought we were "settling" for MoVida next door but nothing could be further from the truth. We had snails from the specials, sardines, a vegetable dish and the tortilla and every mouthful was... More 

Thank clem3-16
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

fantastic food, wine by the glass and great ambience. Crowded, noisy but wonderful atmosphere. Only down-side is often having to queue. No so bad if yo get a spot near the bar

Thank Chinny223
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I love MoVida Next Door as one of my favourite places, they have changed the chorizo pickle sandwich from a juicy made to order bun with lots of sauce and thick piece of chorizo and pickle to a factory line manufactured pancake made in bulk. My tip is to Movida - focus on having the same great quality as you... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

$250 for four of us with only one bottle of wine and 6 tapas dishes between us was a little pricey since we all left feeling hungry! The service was excellent and the food tasty but $30 for 4 tiny scallops was a rip off and definitely not worth a return visit.

Thank Steve265
Guildford, United Kingdom
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123 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Made a point of coming back the next time I was in Melbourne, still great tapas. Staff friendlier this time. Some of the tapas was superb, some bits I found a bit lazy, however it was still a lovely meal. Squeeze in when you can!

1 Thank Likeshisf00d
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place for a drink and people watch. Good selection of drinks and great blackboard tapas menu. Lovely waitress who was very knowledgeable about all the daily special dishes. Food was delicious. The sign outside isn't enticing but the food and atmosphere was hip and had a terrific vibe. Will definitely be back for more on our next visit.

1 Thank Janet M
Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Little brother to the amazing Movida's, "Next door" certainly holds its own. It has an assortment of tapas available with extra daily specials on the board. Highly recommend the bomba "chorizo potato bomb" and the scallops (daily special). It was luxury to sit for a couple of hours, snacking on the one plate after the next with a glass of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $64
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 96633038

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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 Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.