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Hell of the North, Fitzroy, AU-VIC

Hell of the North

4.5
4.5
451 Reviews
$41 to $100
French
Hell of the North is a modern French inspired dining room. We are a little old fashioned, yet embrace modernity, and in places we deviate from purely French cuisine. A great love of wine is a cornerstone of our work here, you can look forward to an eclectic selection of classical wine from anywhere that good wine is made. Bookings of up to six can be made online, for anything larger call the restaurant directly. You can contact Mark for functions and alternate times for large groups. 0403 907 476.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    French, European, Modern Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9417 6660
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Simon Martensz
  • Private party facilities
    We can host all array of functions, from sit down banquets to stand up cocktail parties for groups from 10 to 120 people.We have had great success with birthdays, engagements, baby showers, corporate events & weddings. Please call Mark to discuss your function. 0403 907 476
  • Private party contact
    Mark Grixti: 0403 907 476
  • Neighborhood
    Fitzroy
  • Cross street
    Smith Street
  • Parking details
    Limited street parking with some restrictions. The rooftop carpark at Woolworths is a good option with 2 hours free. Please note that Greeves St is one way, no entry off Smith St.
  • Public transit
    From the city catch tram 86 from Bourke St. and get off at Woolworths.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 451 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

451 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Hi I wouldn’t recommend booking online right now. Several weeks out I needed to change the booking date and the restaurant was uncontactable through OpenTable and just said try again later for weeks, I rang number of restaurant listed on open table and number was disconnected, found email of restaurant and emailed them no reply, spent an hour on chat help with open table and they couldn’t reach them either. This took a lot of time and was stressful as booking on open table was held with my credit card. I can’t rate the restaurant as we didn’t go but I wasn’t happy with this booking experience obviously - and open table was the booking app linked on their website I think so not like I was using a dodgy third party.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The place had closed down when we rocked up. Apparently, according to the restaurant next door HOTN just shut up shop without telling anyone. They had lots of other people coming in to ask the same question. Shame, I was really looking forward to eating here. Hopefully they pick themselves back up and start a new venture in the future.

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  3. JamesC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant closed a week before the booking and was not notified.

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  4. HelenM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great food and atmosphere. Disappointed that they are closing though, as we would have definitely returned! We went on a Saturday where there is a set menu and they bring you a selection of courses, everything was delicious!

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  5. Mack

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food even better service! Will definitely be returning.

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  6. MizW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Great ambience. Would be back here in a heartbeat if only we lived closer!

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  7. AndreasB

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night, the service and food were just stellar. Staff were friendly and attentive without being in your face. We were probably rowdy cause two of our group were a little amped up and everyone was still nice. The food was fantastic and the brulee a perfect end to the night! Thanks you, a long overdue visit. Will be back much sooner next time.

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  8. BbA27

    Victoria

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food! Loved that we never saw a menu and every course was an amazing surprise

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  9. NickC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the idea of share plate. Will definitely go back.

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  10. Stephenr

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food under difficult times ...................

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  11. TraceyW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific great good service ambience

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and setting. We did the set menu and it was sensational.

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  13. SeeJaySki

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable dining experience. Nice atmosphere. Service attentive. Good wine list. Will return.

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  14. JacquiC

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hidden gem. Great food service and wine. Fab wine knowledge. Will be back.

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  15. ChristineW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hell of the North lived up to expectations yet again! Ít has been more than a year since my last visit, but it was as good as ever! Great food, service and ambience.

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  16. jamesrawhite

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a fixed menu, but the wait staff did allow some flexibility within that, which was good. Wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable, food was awesome, great wine list. The noise level certainly built up over the evening, but not unbearable.

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  17. Bdawg

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent bistro/French cuisine with great ambience. The "feed me" is the right amount of food. The beef tartare was excellent.

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  18. Markus

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hell of the North nailed it, absolutely lovely food, service and ambiente

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  19. JadeC

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything about this place but especially the menus-food, cocktails and wine that aren’t found on most other Melbourne restaurants

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  20. Localone

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food , seriously good . If you have never been it a must visit venue

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  21. Nina

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! Service went for a lot longer than we were expecting and way more food than we were expecting as well. Waiters were lovely and very attentive. I stayed non-alcoholic and would definitely recommend the Green Out. Absolutely bursting with flavour

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  22. SarahM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cannot fault Hell for food, drinks and service. Truly awesome. Dishes sublime and the cocktails were divine. Only bummer was the obnoxious group sitting at the end of the table from us (we were seated in the private dining room with another group of four diners at the opposite end of the long table). They absolutely killed the vibe for us; complaining about dishes that were outstanding, inhaling drinks and yabbering on at beyond full-volume, plus taking photos of themselves as if there was no-one else in the room!?. Not the restaurants fault they were idiots, but next time we dine there (which we definitely will) we will specify not to be seated in the private room unless we have it to ourselves.

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  23. Melinda

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For top quality dining in the inner north you cannot go past this restaurant. Their 4 course set menus on Fridays and Saturdays are excellent value for fine dining. The service is immaculate and the owner talked to us a couple of times in person. They have a huge range of wine to choose from and the descriptions in the book of special cellar stock are very enticing. If you want one of the best wines around to accompany your meal then this is the place to go.

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  24. Bauch

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food. great service, staff were more than willing to accommodate a slight switch in the set menu we requested. cocktails were great too. ambience was great for a quiet and relaxing dinner out. highly recommend.

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  25. GlenysC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience here. Food was delicious!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our second time dining here. We had high expectations as our last experience was very pleasant and included one of the nicest dishes we have had at any restaurant. Unfortunately this time the food was a bit underwhelming . Two dishes we were served were actually served with burnt components and it felt as if there was a lot lower care factor with the food. One burnt dish was the Murray cod: the fish itself was cooked well but the cabbage accompaniment was undeniably burnt. Then the crisps served with the steak tartare were a few seconds away from charcoal. The tartare tasted okay but it came without the usual egg on top which was disappointing. On the more positive side the cream brûlée was done very well. All in all the obligatory Friday/Saturday night “feed me” experience was not great or great value.

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  27. Thommo

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We worked our way through the entrees and shared one main (Bavette). Every item was full of flavour and very well presented. Wine markup was a bit steep (well over 100% of discount bottle shops), but this seems not far off the norm for licensed restaurants. Strongly recommended

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  28. Livvy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant service I've ever received in Melbourne. Cannot recommend enough - the staff and food are so incredible!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Went there for a birthday dinner and it was extremely underwhelming. The food wasn’t French at all - very asian? Sweet sauce, miso, etc. One of the courses was Pork Loin and sweet sauce?? I’ve been to Hell of the North many times before (always on my birthday) but the standard has really dropped. My partner even called in advance to ask if they could put a candle on the dessert for me (so sweet of him LOL) but when they dessert came - they waitress told us no one mentioned it and they “forgot”. Oh well 🤷🏻‍♀️ It was just really pricey too for the quality of food. Other tables got two desserts for the same Feed Me menu and we just had to share one small puff! Honestly just not worth the near $300 🥲 I rather go somewhere else… which is such a pity because Hell used to be one of my favourite restaurants!

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  30. MarkV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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  31. Pablo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent choice for lunch and dinner. Superb food to share, nice ambiance and attentive service including expertise with wine selections within desired budget. Recommend

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  32. HeidiR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never fails to please. The food is exceptional, service is fabulous and wine selection is great. Owner is a doll and his staff are amazing. Best kept secret but I hope everyone starts to embrace this restaurant. Great for friend get togethers and date night.

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  33. NadijaP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    food, drinks and ambience were exceptional. Only criticism is that the level of service was lacking. No upselling or follow up. Was hard to get the waiter's attention to order additional drinks

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  34. AlexandraL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has got to be the most underrated restaurant in Melbourne. The staff were impeccable, the food was out of this world and it was extremely affordable. The owner was so friendly and made the restaurant feel extremely comfortable and personally ensured everyone was well looked after! the set menu is a must, couldn't fault the food in any way! Amazing job

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  35. Julie

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you for accommodating 2 with a Fodmap adjusted menu.Having a medically diagnosed condition can be very difficult to manage & make dining out with friends & family a challenge (unlike a non-coeliac, gluten-free lifestyle choice). The dinner was lovely & all 4 of us had a great time. Interesting, unusual dishes & welcoming staff. Merry Christmas

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  36. Ruby

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was outstanding. Highly recommended.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing dining experience with such warm and inviting staff. Both the food and the service was truly fantastic and we will be returning soon!

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  38. MichaelW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended. This was an annual dinner we hold among close friends where we want a very special evening. We were not disappointed. Sophisticated modern French menu, served in 4 course degustation, share plates for our group of 6. I love this modern format - more casual, but also more engaged. The food was daring, fresh combinations, and light but filling. The wine list was excellent - as a former sommelier I am picky - we were served by the owner Matt in the most expert, and engaging way. He recommended three wonderful wines (all French as was my request) that showed consummate pairing with the food, but also fitted into what we wanted by style and price (high end by not most expensive). The wines were actually very good value, due in the main to Matt's wine list selection and building relationships over years with small, premium makers. Finally, the ambience was exceptional - set in an old bluestone double story building down a side street in Fiztroy. This was a revelation. Melbourne at its best. Inside, the place was buzzing, we were shown to a special shared room on the side, more like a wine cellar. Great atmosphere, but again, with modern design touches. The photos on the internet do not do this place justice. It had every element of an emerging top restaurant in full flight. Book soon and book early - I expect there will be longer waiting lists in future. We will definitely be back.

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  39. TraceyH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking forward to our night out and our expectations were exceeded! The staff were incredibly attentive and friendly. We were asked about our dietary requirements and from there we were presented with exquisite food, each course seemed to be better than the one before. Loved it; can’t wait to go back!!

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  40. NobleK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience I've ever had in Melbourne. Food, drinks, service, atmosphere, everything was exceptional. 10/10!

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135 Greeves Street, Fitzroy, AU-VIC 3065

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Smith Street
  • Neighborhood
    Fitzroy
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    French, European, Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Limited street parking with some restrictions. The rooftop carpark at Woolworths is a good option with 2 hours free. Please note that Greeves St is one way, no entry off Smith St.
  • Public transit
    From the city catch tram 86 from Bourke St. and get off at Woolworths.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Simon Martensz
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9417 6660
  • Private party facilities
    We can host all array of functions, from sit down banquets to stand up cocktail parties for groups from 10 to 120 people.We have had great success with birthdays, engagements, baby showers, corporate events & weddings. Please call Mark to discuss your function. 0403 907 476
  • Private party contact
    Mark Grixti: 0403 907 476
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