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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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everytime i am in Melbourne I love coming here. They don't take bookings and you never have to wait too long for a table. The food is always amazing and they often change up the menu so there is always something new to try. We have often asked the waiter to select the food for us rather than ordering for... More 

Thank Heather R
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had a late-night dinner reservation at Lucy Lui and decided to grab a few drinks/tapas at MoVida Next Door beforehand. I had never been to Movida and really had no idea what to expect, but was truly impressed with everything the place had to offer! The maitre d' informed us there would be a twenty-thirty minute... More 

Thank Julie L
Adelaide, Australia
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've now been to MoVida Next Door multiple times and it never disappoints. The food is always excellent. Tried the sangria this time - also amazing. A must try in Melbourne.

Thank kassP
Heidelberg, Australia
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269 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here as we couldn't get a spot at the full sized MoVida The food was yum, drinks spot on But just not as good as MoVida or MoVida Aquila. Also there are no toilets, you have to walk next door

Thank Michelle N
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not quite as good as MoVida in my opinion though it was a late night visit. Staff were friendly but hasty in their actions so not as welcoming as their neighbour.

Thank Vicki-Lee Q
Blenheim, New Zealand
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $64
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
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.
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