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Central Business District
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1/252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this restaurant, food is amazing and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. A must if you are visiting Melbourne. I go every time I visit. Book!

Thank sarcara
Sydney, Australia
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191 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a cool view of the city and the area hanging out on top of the bar! 7 flights of stairs so bring the right shoes, waiting for the elevator is longer than getting a degree!

Thank Josh F
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid a visit here with friends after it had been highly recommended. The food was awesome, I had beef ribs with lychee a combo I'd not had before but they were amazing another must do when in Melbourne. Eat at Cookie then pay a visit to the rooftop bar.

Thank Agynn
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great night at cookie , stop on our way to dinner to check it out. Such a huge variety on tap and massive frozen cocktails! Good service , awesome atmosphere!

Thank Laura B
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my all time favourite Melbourne restaurants. Atmosphere is always bustling and vibrant and food always good. Can't go past the tapioca pickled turnip balls - sound weird but are peanutty balls of deliciousness - and the chilli mince beef has a fabulous smokiness that I've never been able to replicate at home. Don't come here for a quiet,... More 

Thank Amanda B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A genuinely great find, and one that made the visit of an overseas visitor to Melbourne. We stopped by very late, just before the kitchen was due to close. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, even with very restrictive food allergies. The chefs were genuinely creative - as well as lovely - in modifying dishes accordingly while keeping them... More 

Thank Andrew Q
Mui Ne, Vietnam
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here with my wife and they have a very good selection of food and a HUGE selection of wine, cocktails and beer. We had noodles, firecracker shrimp and the curry. All were excellent and it turned out to be too much food for two. The bar man was also excellent and gave us an extra firecracker shrimp as... More 

Thank Dwhits125
Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Catch up with Melbourne family and my family over from England, lovely food and atmosphere. We didn't know how many small/med/large plates to get but the waitress was fab and explained everything.

Thank wanderlustlydia
Portland, OR
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286 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somehow I missed that this restaurant was Asian-Fusion... I met up with my husband and friend whilst visiting Melbourne for a drink on a Friday afternoon. The entrance to Cookie is very unassuming - I definitely wouldn't have gone in and up to the second level had our local friend not recommended. At three on a Friday afternoon, the restaurant... More 

Thank MeAgain8
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77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at Cookie. We tried the betel cocktail (very tasty), the cured trout (unfortunately, quite underwhelming), and the curried soft-shell crab (amazing!). The staff is very attentive and the ambiance quite nice. We didn't have drinks, but the wine and beer menus are massive with plenty of options for all.

Thank Giorgio M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $26
Asian, Thai, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 61396637660

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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.
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