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Pei Modern

#109 of 3,040 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Contemporary, European, French, Gluten Free
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Collins Place | 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 8545
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Carnegie, Australia
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here recently. It's a good option for business diners as there are lots of tables not too close together. The food was good. There was a set menu type option that was pretty good value but we chose off the menu, so it was a little expensive. Yummy chips though! Service was very good as well.

Thank Feeber
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick sophisticated service. Excellent uncomplicated food perfectly cooked and well presented, easy choice.

Thank lauralovett2016
Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a delicious meal in comfortable surroundings. The food was excellent. I had the Kingfish sashimi, followed by the pasta with chicken dumplings. Both were interesting and really enjoyed. The dumplings had a few surprising ingredients which were genius. The wine list was a bit pricey but the waitress came up with affordable suggestions. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank LeethalLeeM
Wellington, New Zealand
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346 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had high expectations of this restaurant as it came highly recommended by friends who love dining out! It was also close walking distance to my hotel. I had belly pork for an entrée and steak for the main course but actually enjoyed the entrée more than the main course! The belly pork was crisp and cooked to perfection and... More 

Thank RayC888
Hoi An, Vietnam
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had seen Pei Modern on MasterChef & was inspired to dine. Didn't disappoint, staff were professional & discreet. Credits to Anthony t Chef & his team as t meal was delicious, tried very hard to fit in dessert but couldn't do it. Great memory to add to our collection.

Thank 31markl62
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious an I had an excellent lunch of a piquant beetroot salad, grilled swordfish and a delicious light and crispy pear tart

Thank MauzLS
Melbourne, Australia
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198 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So it was time to try "Eat Pei Quick" & it was super........very, very good wine list.....2 courses $39 & 3 courses $49 including coffee. The Beets with Mozzarella was rather yummy.......the steak also good.......interesting thing as when the entree plates were cleared the waiter scraped the knives & placed them back on the table (thought they should have been... More 

Thank Declanj51
Grafton, Australia
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We were on a time limit one morning during a recent visit to Melbourne and Cumulus Inc was chock a block. Pei Modern is very close and in contrast there were a number of tables available. Three of us had breakfast and coffee and the plates that came out were very good indeed. My poached eggs served on hot smoked... More 

Thank GraftonRiverguide
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals we have ever had. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend

Thank Debbie G
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

A very friendly atmosphere and staff, the food was very well presented and very tasty, we eat off the al a Carte menu, but they do have a set lunch menu for 30 / 40 dollars depending on how many courses you have. The chicken liver parfait doughnuts are great, the whipped fish roe on crispy seaweed are amazing if... More 

Thank George H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Contemporary, European, French, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Collins Place | 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 8545
A contemporary Bistro by Mark Best, delivering quality, value and food with heart. Located adjacent to the Sofitel forecourt off Collins Street in the Paris End of Melbourne's CBD with easy access to high end fashion boutiques, luxury hotels, theatres and the MCG.

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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.