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Jimmy Watson's Wine Bar

333 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9347 3985
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A Different Lygon St Experience

This is an excellent spot for dinner when you want a break from fine dining and have little... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Must be best in Lygon Street

We booked ahead for the 10 of us and we were given a great table in the courtyard.Service was good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron L
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333 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Lygon Street
+61 3 9347 3985
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an excellent spot for dinner when you want a break from fine dining and have little appetite for the tired Lygon St restaurants. The food menu changes offering a good range of well executed meals. There is also more wines on offer by...More

Thank bolarj
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked ahead for the 10 of us and we were given a great table in the courtyard.Service was good, not fantastic. The food was very good. we all ordered different things. the entree's were great,pizza,Calamari, Oysters, and more nibbles for everyone.we should have left...More

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We can't fault our experience. From the minute we walked in and were greeted warmly, given the table in the window and provided with water & a wine list. The meals were exceptional and the wine list overwhelmingly good. This is an old favourite at...More

1  Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We celebrated my brothers birthday and spent afternoon in the garden. Food was delicious and wine top of the world! Mr Watson junior is attentive and warm.. a unique menu and lovely sweets to top it off! Thank you for a wonderful lunch

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Dr Rod sits at his usual table with friends and a bottle of premium shiraz under the William Dargie portrait of Jimmy Watson (replaced by a copy after some unfortunate business), while suits and jackets stand at the bar after a day's work and others...More

1  Thank JohnFairDobinson
Reviewed 3 March 2017

It is always a wise idea to visit places you have reviewed in the past to ensure that your memories equate to your latest experience...and this is so with the (hate this word) ICONIC Jimmy Watson's Wine bar and Restaurant par excellence. Having spent 50...More

1  Thank sam H
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We love spending time in the back courtyard where you can feel the serenity after the Lygon St buzz. We enjoyed the good service and professional attitude. The brains special was indeed special and so hard to find nowadays. It was light and very delicious.

1  Thank DrJanetHall
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited from Sydney and wanted a nice place to catch up with local family members and celebrate a birthday. There were 8 of us and it was a great restaurant in a great location, and the food was varied enough to satisfy a wide...More

Thank Buck5208
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Old school wine bar on Lygon St still keeps on going. Wine/beer on noisy footpath can be fun. Good meeting place to start the night. Dining in is not great but not worst meal around. The rooftop has been the winner on a sunny day....More

Thank ShaneABurke
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have always wanted to visit this iconic establishment in the heart of Carlton as I am a I think a wine connoisseur - after all this is the place where the Jimmy Watson wine awards were born in the early 1960's. As an aside...More

Thank TheosTruthFoodie
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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Questions & Answers
9 May 2015|
Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea. I can recommend some wines in Provence, which is where I am now. Perhaps you could call Jimmy Watsons and ask what Italian roses they serve. Good luck.