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Simply Spanish

116 Cecil St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9682 6100
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (84 reviews)
“tapas” (33 reviews)
“chorizo” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
116 Cecil St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Always be wary of signs saying the ‘best whatever’, it can be misleading. We have Spanish friends who make a fantastic paella and I think they do a better job. Having said that, when you are cooking for 100s of people, it is not as...More

Thank RussCanberra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to South Melbourne markets - but Simply Spanish was a pre-determined lunch venue - based on reputation. It was lunchtime and we chose to sit outside so we could watch the Paella cooking in the big pan. The wait for a table...More

2  Thank Menmycomments
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot for Paella! They have been awarded the 2016 Best Paella outside of Spain. We have been many times!,, Did think my dish was a little light on seafood but the flavour was still there. The accompanying glass of sangria is...More

2  Thank TeTLOW8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the seafood paella Staff was friendly food was Worth the money but would like to give it a nather try

Thank Damian D
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We had never been to the south Melbourne markets, but were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. We happened to be there on the 150 yr anniversary celebration. The place was packed! Simply Spanish limited their choice of dishes served which was a brilliant idea....More

1  Thank worldtravellers1995
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Food and people was very good even if they were very busy they took time to be very kind with us and with our puppy. Food was very good with lots of flavour. Price was more than affordable. We recommanded for all curious who wants...More

1  Thank Carlina_Bricourt
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the selection of tapas, quick service, friendly staff. Paella was also fresh and tasty, good range. Market atmosphere adds to it.

1  Thank fivefergusons
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

We decided to try a variety of tapas and would be back for that as it was amazing. The pork belly was magnificent.

Thank David C
Reviewed April 9, 2017

It's hard to walk by this place without wanting to go in. The huge paella pans out the front send wonderful aromas into the air and when you eat it you're never disappointed

Thank almago6
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This place came up on my search engine when I was looking for Spanish cooking ingredients in South Melbourne and reading about it, we thought we should try it. We went on a Wednesday at lunchtime and it was totally packed. However the extremely efficient...More

1  Thank RickandTatiana
Nearby
South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous
market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged
fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens
and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole
neighborhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the
hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays
of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in,
a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$11 - $34
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Cecil St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighborhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9682 6100
  • E-mail
Description
Ever wandered the barrios of madrid, the backstreets of Barcelona or sampled the paellas of Valencia? Simply Spanish was established in 2009 from the South Melbourne Market to offer foodie enthusiasts a taste of Spain without having to wander too far from home. We are proud to welcome to our brand the new location at 10/555 Bourke St CBD with its vibrant charm and charisma, and our Queen Victoria Market location with its bustling energy sure to bring you back for more ....... Simply Spanish "Barriga Llena Corazon Contento"
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