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The Mill

#1,790 of 3,458 Restaurants in Melbourne}
$$ - $$$, Cafe,
71 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9600 1454
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  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, Cafe, Wine Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
71 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff good vibe. The lane reminds me of the narrow streets of Brussels with lots of pushy restaurants! I went on Tuesday night. Great value pizza and a drink. Just what I wanted for $20

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I went to The Mill for dessert and cocktails. We were served an amazing dessert and the cocktails were just perfect. But that wasnt it. The service was perfect, the drinks were awesome, the staff were friendly and welcoming but the best...More

Thank Melissa N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were both excellent. Would highly recommend. No false promises just good honest food and friendly service. We’ll be back!

Thank helensZ1893RR
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Apart from the spruikers across the pathway grabbing at potential clients for their eateries whilst you enjoyed your own 'Mill" meal. This is a great down to earth place to eat. Food was excellent, Staff Laid back but excellent, No pressure from these guys. You...More

Thank gazzz1
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Unfortunately the so-called crispy skin pork belly was anything but crispy; very fatty, un-crispy, and very salty. Those that chose the Seafood platters were happier. However, in their defence, the staff accepted the criticism (as did the chef) and we were provided with a free...More

Thank Simon K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The entrance was half way along the Lane -downstairs was a club -with drinking /dancing /DJ music. The upstairs region was a 2 part restaurant.. The menu was varied and mid priced to high. My meal was risotto which was tasty but sloppy, the pizza...More

Thank Eclectic E
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stopped for a quick lunch break and were happily surprised by the quality of the food served in this quite touristic area. The 1-course + 1 glass of wine formula was then of perfect quality / price ratio. We recommend!

1  Thank mikevdb59
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We have visited Hardware Lane each time we have been to Melbourne recently and The Mill is another of the good places along this lane to have a meal and a couple of drinks. The service we received was very friendly and given freely. The...More

1  Thank Vic P
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Camembert for entree - nice but could've done with a sauce for contrast. Then shared the mini burger and meatballs - both very nice. Dessert: ordered cheesecake and the banana fritters. Banana fritters were very ordinary - didn't have the promised salted caramel sauce and...More

1  Thank KSHIOO
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Needed a quick and light meal on the weekend and decided on Hardware Lane. After a few offers we settled on The Mill. Service was quick and efficient. Drinks came quickly and were quite reasonable. We had the Lamb Ragu and the Gnocchi and both...More

1  Thank bendigoboy
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$6 - US$29
Bar, Cafe, Wine Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9600 1454
  • E-mail
Fantastically located in the heart of the famous Hardware Lane, The Mill boasts upper-level dining with Juliet balconies, on-the-street dining, as well as a spectacular hidden-gem basement cocktail bar. The carefully constructed food menu ensures diners have a wide range of choice; from Tapas to the Grill, Steak to Seafood.The Food menu accommodates for a range of dietary requirements; including Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free & Dairy Free. A well curated drinks list accompanies the Food menu ensuring no patron is left feeling parched.
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