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Vons Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$Italian, European,
78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“garlic bread” (17 reviews)
“surf turf” (3 reviews)
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Italian, European, Australian, International, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the most disappointing meal I’ve had in Melbourne this year. I had been here before and the meal was good. This time embarrassing and badly cooked and served food. The steak, lamb and kangaroo was requested as medium rare and all the meat...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good deal pushy family run restaurant Had a pasta it was Ok nothing special Good for people watching !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in for a quick lunch today. I ordered the Thai Beef Salad, my wife the calamari. The meals were a good size, and I tasted my wifes calamari it was good. I was disappointed with my Thai Beef salad. The dressing was not the...More

Thank A2535ATjohnw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you’ve not done your research, conventional wisdom says you go to the restaurant that has the most people in it as it must be good. Having done my research, I still chose to sit at a restaurant that hardly had anyone in it...and it...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some good specials, service was good though meal was pretty standard average, especially the salt and pepper calamari. There are numerous other places to try in this lane.

Thank stefano523
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They really know how to talk but that's about it, once we sat down the service was shocking and the food wasn't as good as the sweet talking. 10/10 don't recommend

Thank tah92
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good but food was average. Probably wouldn’t go back. There are better options in Hardware Lane

Thank helensZ1893RR
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

They may lure you in with free drinks. But the food isn't worth even the cheap price. No flavour, no heart and non-italians cooking italian food. Wouldnt return for free.

Thank erin_jasminee
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The only reason I gave it a very good and not excellent is because we ordered wine as soon as we were seated and it wasn’t served until well into our meal - and we asked twice. We both had the $10 lunch special. I...More

Thank RitaR902
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered Vons Benedict, it was cold! Heard staff talking about their weekend, not once did they approach to ask how our meal was.

Thank Helen B
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 6196001042
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