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Slate Restaurant Bar

#245 of 3,336 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Australian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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9 Goldsbrough Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 4311
07:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Tue 07:00 - 21:00
Wed 07:00 - 22:00
Thu 07:00 - 00:00
Fri 07:00 - 01:00
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Victoria, Australia
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203 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff here were very friendly and the food was delicious. The only disappointing thing was that there was no children's menu, it wasn't really child friendly.

Thank NellyC76
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place is our regular haunt for lunch. The food is good. The burgers, fish and chips and other regular "pub" fare are all worth ordering but it is in the more adventurous dishes where Slate really shines. The lamb salad is delicious, the pumpkin and walnut ravioli is utterly yum (don't be alarmed by the seemingly small size of... More 

Thank DT-Vic
Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The staff are very friendly and Slate and look after you while you dine here. I was accidentally forgotten about when I ordered my breakfast, but staff were quick to rectify the situation and I still received my meal. The Scandinavian choice I picked was delicious and was definitely worth the wait!

Thank StephLegend01
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Admittedly, our first visit to this restaurant was due to a voucher from the hotel we were staying in. That said, Slate really doesn't need vouchers, as their prices are quite low on average. We were blown away by the service from the moment we walked in. We later found out that our server was actually the owner. He defines... More 

Thank Bsport75
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
441 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had lunch with a few work colleagues and we all enjoyed our meals, burgers and fish and chips very popular with our group at a cost of about $20pp. Large portion sizes and good drinks list to choose from (maybe a little pricey but OK). Service was fairly good with wait staff attentive, great that food came out very quickly... More 

Thank Jason S
Port Macquarie, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The owner couldn't do enough to satisfy everybody's menu requests. . . Nd his staff were a reflection of him. This is a fantastic place to eat nd drink where you feel welcomed from the front door. Staff are attentive nd helpful but not overbearing. . . Those Italian accents get me every time :-) Serving sizes are good value... More 

Thank Buzzybee736
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Slate has happy hour Mon to Friday from 4pm til 6pm. On Thursday and Friday's it is only upstairs - no service downstairs. It is great because it starts earlier than most happy hours and it provides free nib lies. Tonight was hot chips - yummy! Drinks are fabulous prices at happy hour only $5 for spirits. I think beer... More 

Thank AALtravelbuddy
Carterton, New Zealand
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great place for dinner and or a drink. Had to commend them on meeting a request for some olives, which was not on the menu. Mgr asked chef to come up with something and they didn't disappoint. After a big lunch our visit was only for a snack, and tapas fit the bill here. Great pork dish, and the calamari... More 

Thank Shane D
Level Contributor
76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I went with the vegetarian, with excellent mushrooms, tomatoes, poached eggs and toast. We were drawn in with a 2 for 1 offer from our hotel, we will gladly return and pay full price next time.

Thank TonyTonto
Level Contributor
99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We found this restaurant by accident and were delighted that we did. Great atmosphere and buzz in the place. Service was excellent and the food was just as good

Thank SouthCountyBoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Goldsbrough Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 4311

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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?

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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.
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