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Max Bar & Restaurant

54 - 58 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
9600 1697
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
54 - 58 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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1 - 10 of 813 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The service was excellent as was the meal, we went there twice in 3 days. Ismael (izzi) our waiter was great with customer service.

Thank sjelsmore
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was really good, we started off with arancini balls which were really tasty and came with a lovely fresh salad. Then for our mains my hubby had the beef burger and I had the chicken Parma with chips and salad. Both dishes...More

1  Thank Louise B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Simply wonderful we loved it fast service, nice ppl, good wine, good food, kind to kids just, wonderful

Thank Juliana N
Reviewed 1 week ago

came to hardware lane for dinner with a couple of friends, we did not leave disappointed. Our waiter had a great sense of humour and the service was divine. The food was delicious (definitely try the chicken max). Loved the atmosphere in the lane will...More

Thank saraa4a
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered oysters killpatrick that tasted like rotten baked beans. Gnocchi was terrible. Garlic prawns over cooked.Very disappointing.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon Max's while ambling along Hardware street. It is one of a number of sidewalk cafes but the one you should stop at. Excellent, hustling service with a great menu. I had the lamb risotto and my wife had the goat cheese spaghetti....More

Thank William L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we went to maxs this weekend. With family been here many times. And everytime is great. Staff is very attentive and welcoming . And food is great always. Keep up the great work guys.

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stumbled upon hardware lane at lunch time and decided to eat at Max. I ordered a basic pasta (Vine Ripened Tomato, Napoli Sauce, Fresh Basil, Garlic And Baby Spinach - was the description). I ordered with gluten free pasta which was...More

Thank MiaaCal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for lunch with our teenage children and were pleasantly surprised. We loved the vibe of Hardware Lane and the choice of eateries. We decided on Max's and weren't disappointed. We all enjoyed our meals and look forward to coming back.

Thank Lydz1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't even attempt to go into this restaurant as we were harrased to try and come in and then when we said we only wanted a pizza to share and some wines we were refused a table as we are not ordering "enough" for their...More

3  Thank Matt C
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$15 - $26
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 - 58 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9600 1697
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