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113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 6363
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brussel sprouts” (39 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (48 reviews)
“duck” (38 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and this time was with my family (and a young infant). They were more than accommodating for all of us and the food was up to its usual standard.. Excellent!. The smoked wiskey cocktail was awesome and...More

Thank kram66
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Was in an interstate trip when our friends suggested we go to seamstress! We got the $65 banquette with some cocktails. It was sooo amazing. The presentation, the taste, the waiter! Everything about this place was on point and I highly recommend it to anyone

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends walked us over from the Marriott and then up the stairs into the main dining area. Thirty others in groups of 2's, 4's and one table of 8 were enjoying themselves immensely - a great sign. Cocktails for starter drinks are a specialty, while...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Seamstress last night. It was busy, which shows something, and we were still waited on with the utmost professionalism and flair. All of the staff made us feel so comfortable and we're so attentive, and the food was the best pan-Asian I think...More

Thank bethw12264
Reviewed 15 January 2018

From the minute we walked in you could feel it was going to be a good night.The service was fantastic, helpful and friendly. The food was perfect. The balance of flavours and subtleties blended well. One of our friends is celiac so she was over...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Researched this on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a go. The surprise starts immediately. You walk up old wooden stairs to the cocktail bar at the top level. Really cool long narrow bar area with comfortable seating, very pleasant service and a great...More

Thank JPJN68
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Quiet a quirky restaurant being in a old sewing mills . Scattered sewing machines and materials draped from the roof. Service was quiet attentive and a good wine list Was let down by a few of the food dishes some being quiet bland

Thank Adam F
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Converted textile factory location is quirky and fun - entry to the restaurant upstairs is through the wait staff's staging area, all part of the «factory» charm. Staff are knowledgeable, with excellent recommendations on both food and drink. Manager Jade was an absolute charm to...More

Thank Gopal R
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Oh Seamstress, what's happened to your impeccable service and faultless dishes? This was my fourth visit to Seamstress over the last couple of years and it was either a bad night or standards have slipped considerably. We started off in the beautiful upstairs bar with...More

Thank Travelswithmyfriends
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I have written reviews each time I go and this place never disappoints. Melbourne has so many qualities eateries that I try not repeat visits but for seamstress it's worth the effort. Let the team order for you it is all good. Particularly the Brussel...More

Thank Christopher D
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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8 October 2017|
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Response from Koby B | Reviewed this property |
I likes the Brussels sprouts, as well. We also enjoyed the appy with the foam. Very delicate flavours. The fish was also excellent. But then the food is just very good overall!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 6363
  • E-mail
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