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Central Business District
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1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3038
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there on the first night of our weekend. The alley where it's located it's so charming. The restaurant was pretty busy which is normal for a Friday night in Melbourne. The food was beautiful, shares plates with a mix of traditional and modern Spanish food. The wine list was pretty extended with lots of different Spanish wines. It's... More 

Thank GavazziAldo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok food, poor wine, premium price. Not worth it. The bottles of the wines served cost significantly less than than the glass costs here.

Thank Ander O
St Helens, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So I suppose this is a tricky review as Movida is a Melbourne icon and one that we wanted to visit on our 2nd trip to the city from the UK. Have visited lots of top notch Spanish and tapas restaurants all over Europe and they have it just right. Movida was packed out but for a group of 6... More 

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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went with high expectations, Movida has such rave reviews and is one of the places to go in Melbourne. For starters we ordered x2 Spinach & Manchego croquettes they were very tasteless and cold, not at all like the lovely traditional Spanish jamon ones. Next we had whipped goat’s milk cheese wrapped in quince paste & brik pastry, they... More 

Thank sophie w
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely food, friendly staff. Very enjoyable lunch. The change the menu frequently so it is worth going back to try new dishes.

Thank Susie L
Ayr, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We chanced upon this restaurant bar for a late lunch on Saturday and loved it. Casual, informal dining, great staff and really really good food. We tried 5 or 6 dishes and they were all excellent. The stand out was the pork with clams in a white wine sauce. It was superb. Good wine choice, lovely bread and an interesting... More 

Thank Wallacebob
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends having dinner, a yummy dinner!! Liked the choices of tapas on the menu + the specials. Liked the drink list with original and different things. We had cocktails even if they don't have a menu for it. Portions are pretty descent for the one to share (if you have like 3/4 of it for 4 pax) + two of... More 

Thank Bolexa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner with friends before night out. Great tapas we were next door in Modiva Next Door. Fabulous food with a great atmosphere right in Hosier lane.

Thank Heath Smith | 1
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place this is, we ordered grilled octopus, clams, mussels, padron and patatas bravas. Oh so good, like being in Madrid or Barcelona. The Cava was good too. Would definitely go again.

Thank Eileen S
Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cecina dish was delicious. Pimientos de Padròn were not as I expected but the staff were very nice and compensated. It is not a typical Spanish bar but has some nice samples.

Thank mcarmenas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$46
Mediterranean, Spanish, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3038
When we opened the doors to MoVida in Hosier lane, Melbourne in 2003 no one knew what to expect. Here was this little bar on a graffiti covered cobbled lane near the

cathedral serving Spanish tapas and shared plates in a down lit room playing funky tunes.

It's the kind of place you can come in for a beer and a jamon croquetta at the bar and then move across to a table and share a plate of slow

braised lamb, some patatas a lo pobre and down some seriously good Spanish red wine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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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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