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“Best underground Melbourne B&G”

Harley House Bar and Grill
Ranked #93 of 5,307 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Harley House is preparing food we know and love. A menu designed with sharing and progressive grazing in mind, we pay homage to the immigrants from Spain, Japan, Africa, Italy & China over the last 500 years in Peru. Descend the stairs into a space reminiscent of a New York style basement, with its exposed brick walls and pillars, light seeping in from the streets above. An ocean-blue tiled bar, the cavernous space is a mix of booth seating, couches with coffee tables, stools and dining tables, evoking an intimate space lit by crystal lamps and candle light.
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

First time in Melbourne and of course we were going to get lost. A little hungry and very curious, we were invited into this tiny ally with Harley House on the side building. Descending some stairs into what feels like a possible rave and you are warmly welcomed into the best Peruvian bar and grill we've ever experienced.
Authenticly new Peruvian style food was brought forth by Amanda and Head
Chef Jack, plate after plate until we couldn't fit any more! And not to mention the magnificent bartender - Lewis (I'm sorry if I spelt it wrong)- amazing!! Pisco sour, their renouned cocktail and a passionfruit version went down nicely with the party we were having in our magnificent booth.
Thank you all so much for your amazing service, mind blowing food and the overall experience that made our Melbourne trip one to remember

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank JaydeyH22
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K926EOamandac, Manager at Harley House Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us JaydeyH22.

Glad that you chose us to explore.and enjoyed your time with us. It was lovely talking to you both and hearing about what you were doing up with the food scene in Hunter Valley. We'll all do a bus tour up to your venue!

How good are Pisco Sours! Remember that its just a protein shake....so you CAN have it for breakfast.

Good luck Patrick in your new role.
We look forward to seeing you both again on your return visit to Melbourne



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Reviewed March 11, 2019

Having good bar staff makes the difference for us and here we found excellent bar staff who took the time to talk and make sure that out visit was an experience. They were very flexible even changing one of the ingredients in one of the cocktails just for us. Great atmosphere and nice art work.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank Tahla
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K926EOamandac, Manager at Harley House Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Tahla,

We are very proud of our staff. They know their product and love making our guests happy.
Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed March 5, 2019

As you walk along the streets of Melbourne a lot of people do not realise, the glass bricks in the pavement are actually skylights for an underground establishment. Sometimes it may be an office or perhaps an apartment or in this fabulous instance, a gorgeous New York style bar and what a bar it is.
The food here is fabulous, perfect small plates for those enjoying a few drinks or there is much more to choose from should you be wanting more. Harley House Bar and Grill is famous for their fabulous Pisco Sours.
This is always a great experience for family and friends, especially those who are discovering it for the first time with me.
I love this place.

Date of visit: February 2019
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1  Thank GinaDonazzan
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K926EOamandac, Manager at Harley House Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Seeeee
now I have the soundtrack to Bonanza! stuck in my head. A good thing, I think. Going to concur Collins St today!

We love this review. It is perfect with its overview. Many thanks for taking the time to write.
Glad that you always have a great time with us and we thank you for being a return guest and bringing your friends
Thanks for the love!

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Reviewed February 25, 2019

We were introduced to this place via a drinking history tour, and I am so glad we were. The food was delicious- the fish ceviche and the steak were stand out dishes. I had a Pisco sour, which was soooo good. Staff were also wonderful, as was the artwork in the restaurant. A member on the tour had an unusual food allergy which was fully catered for.

We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2019
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1  Thank lewis353
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K926EOamandac, Manager at Harley House Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2019

Thank Lewis353!

Glad that you enjoyed your stay as part of the walking tour.
Ben does a great job of hosting and educating his tours and it is always a wonderful party of guests. Many thanks for joining him and us.

Ceviche is such a great dish. Super fresh fish, doused in lime juice, jalepenos + fish stock. Zing!
Our steak is Marble score 4+ so just like butter. Yum!
Vincent Fantauzzo is part owner of the bar, so we are blessed with his artwork plus some additional cool pieces. Lots of amazing laneway art too, so make sure you venture all the way to the end.

Thanks for taking the time to write the review. Being a hidden bar, we rely on word of mouth and reviews, so appreciate you giving us a perfect score....
See you again soon

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Reviewed February 14, 2019

Caught up with 2 friends on a Tuesday night and had the best time. Drinks and food were just fab and the waiting staff were so quick, helpful and friendly.

Being early in the week it was pleasantly full of diners but not too full as to be too loud so it was easy to talk yet had atmosphere.

Food is always delicious and my friends, who hadn't experienced Harley House before, were loving the food and atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank HappyWanderer713
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K926EOamandac, Manager at Harley House Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

That is a lovely review!

Many thanks HappyWanderer713 for bringing your friends in.

Agree that earlier in the week is better if you prefer a quieter venue, although it is always fun + buzzy later in the week, so it has its own appeal, throughout the week.

Thank you for taking the time to write.
Being a hidden bar, we rely on word of mouth and wonderful reviews like this!
Hope to see you and your friends again soon


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