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Slate Restaurant Bar

#312 of 3,056 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Australian, Bar, Pub
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9 Goldsbrough Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this Restaurant by chance , whilst staying close by in William Street. We booked for dinner, the pasta and burger were fantastic but the service both us and the other customers received was exceptional. We were so impressed with Slate we returned the following day for breakfast, it did not disappoint. Highly recommend this Restaurant whist staying in... More 

Thank thesambos
Tuart Hill, Australia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While in Melbourne your time will be well spent when you frequent the Slate Restaurant Bar located in Goldsborough Lane near the intersection of William and Little Bourke Streets. A great two level venue. Downstairs is a quieter area with an adjacent discreet little outdoor area. Upstairs reveals a fabulous undercover bar overlooking Goldsborough Lane with an interconnecting interior bar... More 

Thank Donald C
Moe, Australia
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a top restaurant. Food magnificent, service impeccable and so attentive and friendly. We will certainly return to this restaurant as they have a good variety even for vegetarians. The prices are reasonable and the food is fantastic. They are so attentive and check up everything is fine, pour wines and water when getting low and are extremely friendly and... More 

Thank Sadunne
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207 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast at this very well run modern restaurant. The staff are extremely efficient and friendly. The pricing is mid range and the food absolutely superb.

Thank Clinton C
Queensland, Australia
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst staying at a Hotel in William Street near Little Bourke we found the Slate Restaurant bar on our way back to the hotel, they have a happy hour , enjoyed some drinks then saw the evening menu . We returned after dropping off items at the Hotel. The food we ordered was most enjoyable plus reasonably priced, the service... More 

Thank Peter B
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for breakfast - excellent service and delicious food Clear that staff have been well trained and service is a key factor. pleasant surroundings and attentive positive experience

Thank ddiment1
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this restaurant close to our hotel for an early Friday dinner. It was very busy and noisy with after work drinks. We managed to get a table but had to ask to move as was too close to the door leading out to the smoking area so kept getting smoke. Our meals came reasonably quickly. My husband enjoyed... More 

Thank Sharon W
Bunbury, Australia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We came for lunch and we were both happy with what we got served and the staff were super friendly, would recommend to family and friends

Thank VegasDreams83
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Slate is quite popular for breakfast, with the usual selection of items and good coffee. The staff are very friendly and make sure you ares served quickly.

Thank WJ2450
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

How not to run a business.. a) deliver 2 meals to your table, both of which are essentially stone cold b) complain to the waiter and have this response "i am just the waiter" c) ask him to take the meals back to have them heated up in a microwave d) have a new meal delivered to your table with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Australian, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Goldsbrough Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 0396704311

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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.