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Bar Lourinha

#188 of 3,038 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Central Business District
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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37 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9663 7890
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Wangaratta, Australia
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit but it won't be our last. We shared brussel sprouts with spicy meat pieces; roast cauliflower croquettes that were really tasty; grilled sardines with a currant salad topping and revueltos ( creamy scrambled egg with pimentos and capsicum. The wine choices were good and represented an interesting Victorian selection.

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Thank KERRYN T
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is fantastic service if great! I had Tassy oysters, pumpkin croquette and crab salad are just amazing! I'll go back!

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Thank gumtree M
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a family get together at Bar Lourinha and it was a great choice. The team and food was amazing and the venue were more than happy to arrange things for me with the shortest amount of notice. It was a great day, great food and great team, I would most certainly recommend this place for wine, nibbles or... More 

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Thank Sam C
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 NEW

This place is casually elegant. Safe place for drinks with colleagues after work. We had a staff function upstairs a while back so I've put it into the work category.

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Thank lauralovett2016
Australian
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold winter night, this bar has a wonderful atmosphere. It was really alive with everyone enjoying themselves. We had tapas with our wines and the food was great. Fresh oysters, octopus and the tongue was yum. We shared a dessert of panne cotta with pomegranate and pistachio praline and it was perfect. It was really full the night... More 

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Thank theaussierocks
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good range of wines by the glass,accompanied by excellent tapas,this pleasant and cosy wine bar is a great retreat on a cold Melbourne day

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Thank Peter M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a winter eve, Bar Lourinha offered the perfect combination of comfort and adventure. Our Negroni Blanco set the mood and stole our hearts. Service was discreetly available. The decor is ornately intriguing with warmth and intimacy. I can't wait to return.

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Thank Tania C
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent spot for a nice glass of wine with tapas. Good service and great Melbourne style ambiance.

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Thank Ron H
Manly, Australia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding from the beginning to end. Service was fabulous, cocktails tasty, food truly scrumptious and a perfect atmosphere for a chilly Friday evening. Worth the wait for a table. Highly recommend the specials... the Dory was yummy! Although we didn't tuck into the mushrooms and ribs our neighbours did and they had smiles ear to ear. The smell was enough... More 

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Thank LouDrew_88
Australia
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

So you wait to get in, then you wait at the back for a table, then they throw you into the melee on a share table & make you drink great wines while munching on some spectacular olives & charcuterie while talking to your new mates at the end of your table. Whats not to like? Go after 10pm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $15
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (03) 9663 7890

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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.