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The General Assembly

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options

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About
Experience the essence of Melbourne without navigating your way through confusing back streets and alleyways. And if Melbourne’s weather is living up to its reputation, fear not because The General Assembly caters to four seasons in a day. Peruse the delicious menu which offers Melbourne’s latest food trends, while you sample a huge range of drinks and listen to local acoustic artists. Don’t leave without checking out the street art installations around the venue which mirror Melbourne’s hidden laneways.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $36
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews steak chicken bread south wharf beers on tap great place for a drink quick bite late lunch nice atmosphere yarra river tasty food saturday night dfo heaps sides southbank function
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service. Very nice atmosphere with beautiful city views. Will definitely be back..

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Dijana S
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That's so wonderful to hear, many thanks Dijana! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon. Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wide array of drink available means that there is something for everyone available. The food choice was very good and excellently prepared.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Homezee
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us Homezee! Appreciate you taking the time to review and delighted to hear you enjoyed. We hope to see you in again soon. Cheers, Ilana

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great value, efficient and friendly staff, what more can I say. We’ve been for a couple of nice casual afternoon lunches when in Melbourne and it never fails to please. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Tarnz
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us Tarnz! Delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in soon. Many thanks for taking the time to review :-) Kind regards, Ilana

Reviewed March 10, 2019

Really inventive and tasty bar snacks. Super friendly and efficient staff. Food and drink prices are very reasonable. Grab a stool on the outside tables overlooking the water and the wharf to watch people and boats go by. Lots of couples of all ages as...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Christine M
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Many thanks for the lovely review Christine! Great to hear you enjoyed what we do :-) Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

I always pre judge places that are in these type of areas as places that don’t need to do anything exceptionally well due to relying on non repeat customers. It’s a touristy area partly because it is in a lovely spot on the river, can’t...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sheila1969
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Hi Sheila, Thank you for taking the time to review, much appreciated. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in soon. Kind regards, Ilana

Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

What a lovely place to sit by the Yarra and have dinner. We were out in the terrace area, warm night, nibbles first, good wine and a great menu! Service was also great with a lovely couple of staff looking after our party! Well worth...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lee337337
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2019

Hi Lee, Many thanks for your lovely review! Delighted to hear you had a lovely time - the terrace is such a good spot on a summer's night :-) We look forward to welcoming you back in again. Cheers, Ilana

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Good service, nice view, nice drinks. Really liked the eggplant chips. Very friendly staff At times there is a smell of Asian swerage I don’t think it’s coming from the stablishment

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank vivianavm
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Spoilt for choice in this area I’m glad we landed here! Overlooking the water, this spacious ‘beer hall’ style restaurant has a broad menu, all 12 of us were happy with our mix of vego and meat friendly lunches and the handling of a simple...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gib101
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Hi Gib101, Many thanks for joining us and taking the time to review, much appreciated. I'm so pleased to hear you had a great experience and the team looked after you - I'll make sure the feedback is passed on. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed January 27, 2019

Staying in Melbourne, on our 2nd night went to this restaurant/bar, on arrival, found a table, went to the bar, did not want chips with my meal and assisted me in getting exactly what I wanted. Food arrived in a timely manner, well presented and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank geofft259
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

Hi Geoff, Many thanks for the multiple visits! Great to hear you enjoyed and we hope to welcome you back on your next Melbourne holiday. Kind regards, Ilana

Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Had lunch after some shopping at DFO. Nothing to rave about. Nice ambience. Order at bar. Meals were just average. Drinks cold.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ree_Views1
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Thanks for the feedback and taking the time to review Ree_Views1 - glad to hear you enjoyed a cold drink after some shopping :-) Cheers, Ilana

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