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The General Assembly

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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
$10 - $35
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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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
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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

Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

They serve a few selected menus but very tasty. Their preparation of dishes with lot of spices and herbs.price is about 25 to 30 dollars per head. Convenient place facing the river.

Date of visit: January 2019
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IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thanks for your review Shirleymahendra! We hope to welcome you back in again soon. Best, Ilana

Reviewed December 26, 2018

Stopped off at the General Assembly for a drink and to listen to the two musicians who were playing in the afternoon on Sunday. Great price for drinks. great place close to the Yarra and a well set out venue. Whilst we didn't eat there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2019

Thanks for joining us for a relaxing Sunday! We hope to see you back in again :-) Best, Ilana

Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

We went in for a quick snack and a drink and ordered lamb sliders and king prawn entree dishes. I was expecting around 6 prawns but only received 3 for $17, and were a bit over cooked and dry. The sliders were ok but would...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thanks for the feedback b-cal@ but I think you may have the wrong venue! We don't have either of those items on our menu - you can check out our menu here: http://www.thegeneralassembly.com.au/food-and-drink/ Hope to see you in South Wharf soon! Cheers, Ilana

Reviewed December 10, 2018

We came here for drinks a few times while we were staying nearby. We stuck to beers which were cold and wet (as you would expect). We had a seafood platter for 2 one night which was good as a large snack. One night there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Hey Pete, Thanks for joining us and taking the time to review - detailed feedback is great! Delighted to hear you enjoyed and we hope to welcome you back next time you're in South Wharf :-) Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed December 2, 2018

Nice atmosphere on the river. Broad menu (focus on steaks maybe). Good standard pub grub - nothing extra special (and a little pricey maybe for some of the steaks). Pre pay at the bar, but food delivered to table. Went with a group and service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Hi there, Thanks for joining us and taking the time to review! Appreciated the feedback and we hope to see you back in soon :-) Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed November 30, 2018

great meals and friendly service. So handy to the accommodation and a great place to hang out. I would recommend this place for a drink or food as it is so convenient and they make you feel so welcome

Date of visit: November 2018
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IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Hey there, Many thanks for joining us and taking the time to review! Much appreciated. So glad you had a lovely visit with us and we hope to welcome you back in another time soon. Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed November 8, 2018

It was a gret place for a girls catchup left to have drinks and nibbles without pressure, some lovely nibbles to have with drinks too and watch the boats go by on a sunny day. Friendly bar staff

Date of visit: October 2018
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IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thanks for choosing us to have your girls day! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and a sunny day along the river. We hope to see you back in soon. Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed October 24, 2018

I had a quiet Monday lunch here after shopping at DFO. I ordered crisp-skin salmon and leaf salad, which comes with nasturtium flowers in earl grey dressing. This was the first time I ate nasturtium flowers. They were tasty in earl grey dressing. Highly recommended!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hi Arthur, Thanks for joining us for lunch, lovely to hear you enjoyed your salmon and learnt something new too! We look forward to welcoming you back in soon. Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We were there for a convention and just wanted to find somewhere to get a steak. They were the only place that had steak and it was good. I had brisket burger and was happy with that too

Date of visit: October 2018
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IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at The General Assembly, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Cheers Adam, great to hear! Hopefully we'll see you next time you're in the area :-) Best regards, Ilana

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