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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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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Cookie several years ago and was very impressed with the food and ambiance. Not so last week. Unfortunately, the ambiance is still there but the food is now mediocre at best. Apart from one noodle dish the remainder of our order came out cold and the promised flavours were MIA. Cookie needs to up its game.

Thank ProfGranite
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting Melbourne from the UK. A friend highly recommended this bar. Upon arrival, the waitress went to greet us and then suddenly turned her back on us. We shrugged it off and went to the bar. Whilst being served by a friendly bartender, we asked if we could sit outside. He suggested we ask Christine, stating that's her... More 

Thank sezzie31
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been to Cookie 2 years ago for our anniversary and had the most amazing meal so whilst in melbourne we thought we would revisit. Terrible idea! The food was cold, I sent it back and the waiter didn't even have an interest why I was sending it back so it came back cold again! I was told the... More 

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Toffee T, Manager at Cookie, responded to this review

Hi Jerseyone88, Thank you for your feed back. We are sorry to hear about the experience you had. Are you able to provide an e-mail address? We'd love to get in contact with you discuss further and help assist the situation. Thanks, Cookie Team. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I got a headache BEFORE I started drinking. Trying to pick a drink out of those menus, which I'm sure took longer to read than "War and Peace," was a brain-buster in itself. In a good way. My cocktails were great - Pina Dorado and daiquiri (lots of flavours). Food-wise, try to get a big... More 

Thank LaCorka
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be my first choice for a special date in Melbs. The food is always superb and with a lively vibe, friendly and attentive staff. Fav eats are the firecracker prawns, beetle leaf cocktail and we drink our fair share of Lychee and Lemongrass Martinis. If you like sweet drinks.. you HAVE to try those. I'd advise to book... More 

Thank pipperidge
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here when another very popular restaurants that does not take reservations was going to make us wait 90 minutes for a seat. But Cookie certainly is not second best! It was quite full but the waiter immediately found us a table. He explained how you go to the bar to order, and to pick up your drinks, then... More 

Thank chopstickmama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi If you are looking for modern thai food Cookie is the place to go. Wide variety of dishes and the lamd dish is to die for as well as the duck with fat noodles. Very comprehensive international wine list and service with a great smile.

Thank brianbE3865ZY
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came with a few friends for some drinks and a late dinner. There was such a large selection of drinks especially cocktails that we found it difficult to choose. The place has a great atmosphere too!

1 Thank dulicieux
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great find this was. The food leans to the spicier end of town but is well balanced and has great flavor. The wait staff are as good as any in Melbourne and know their stuff. If thirsty...and who isn't...the drinks list and tap beer is off the hook...as thick as a phone book...if we still had them! Menu... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of six were all impressed. The food menu is the size of three regular menus and the drinks list comes in three folders cocktails wine and beer all encyclopaedic in size. This selection on offer is great unfortunately almost impossible to navigate and select from. Luckily our waitress was happy to order for us and we enjoyed everything.

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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
$12 - $27
Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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