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Max Bar & Restaurant

54 - 58 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
9600 1697
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (87 reviews)
“scallop risotto” (10 reviews)
“surf and turf” (12 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 - 58 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 852 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were planning to try another restaurant but they were fully booked and we were not prepared to wait 90 minutes for a table. So we popped around the corner to Hardware Lane to run the gauntlet of the restaurant 'hustlers'. Having listened to all...More

Thank RG02
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, there is a broad variety available on the menu. The waiter was very friendly, attentive and incredibly funny! Big meal sizes, we were all stuffed to our eyeballs by the end of the meal :) There were 5 of us for...More

Thank KazzM2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a couple of excellent meals at Max's. Staff are awesome starting with Pete. Price is right. Great menu and atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Phillip C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very good dinner here on a cold Melbourne night. The place was warm and comfy. No loud music, so you can have a good chat. Service was very friendly and efficient. Food was really good quality and in large portions. Price was reasonable...More

Thank Mal W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place that you must frequent whenever you are in Melbourne.Great dishes of all types from pizza to a very nice eye fillet steak cooked to perfection.Atmosphere is truly amazing and the service is impressive.

Thank Ray Irene B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch there, $16.50 special with a glass of wine. Plenty to choose from. Kids meals were very generous portion sizes and yummy. Service was friendly and fast. Food was yummy.

Thank bolts82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been frequenting Max Bar & Restaurant for around 2 years on our city visits and every time we have amazing food with exceptional service. Our daughter begs to go there so she can help the pizza chef make her pizza and loves sitting...More

Thank Natalie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful dish with so many flavours, I was so impressed. The addition of dill and lemon was so complimentaryThe service is fantastic!

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner said lets go and have a look at hardware lane as her work mates said there are some great places to eat down this street. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and the menu wow had lots to choose from. The prices...More

Thank marmite59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing service and food. So friendly and nice. They always check if everything’s okay and really care for their customers. Highly recommend. I will be telling friends and family and definitely going back!

Thank tuscanyanne
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
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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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