Meatmaiden

4.5
205 Reviews
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Meatmaiden brings you the best barbecue and grill in Melbourne. Our basement steakhouse, smokehouse and cocktail bar can accommodate group bookings of all sizes and has a unique mix of premium steaks and smoked meats.

Signature dishes at Meatmaiden include our grass-fed OConnor rib eye. Our 20-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket showcases our wood-burning smoker. And you cannot go past cult favourite lobster mac n cheese. We are always sourcing special cuts for the grill - full-blood Wagyu, Kobe - and dry age in house. We carefully curate our wine list, focus on local, fresh craft beer and quirky cocktails such as our smoked old fashioned.

You will find Meatmaiden in the heart of the CBD on Little Collins Street - walking distance from Flinders Street and Parliament Stations, sporting arenas such as the MCG and Rod Laver Arena and entertainment venues like Princess Theatre.

We are accessible to everyone and open for a casual catch-up, business lunch o

Experiences

  • Midday Mood

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Lunch is back. Thursday & Friday, 12pm to 3pm Come and enjoy our new $45pp Midday Mood sharing set menu 2 Entrees + 1 Smoker Main + 1 Grill Main + 2 Sides + Drink Includes a complimentary snack item Minimum two people / menu changes fortnightly Our MAIN MENU will also be available at lunch
  • Midday Mood

    Multiple dates available

    Lunch is back Thursday + Friday / 12pm - 3pm Come and enjoy our new $45pp Midday Mood shared set menu Menu changes fortnightly and includes 2 entrees / 1 smoker main / 1 grill main / 2 sides / Drink Also includes a complimentary snack item Minimum 2 people

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 205 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thankyou for the evening it was special for our celebration.

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Joan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, good food portion and definitely good for celebrating birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Over priced steaks that dont come with sides. The sides though, we’re all very good! Service was a little full on, when we got in and sat down, the first 10mins of being there 4 different people came to our table and asked us if we had ordered drinks and topped up our water, it was a little full on! We were rushed out and told we couldn’t order a particular dessert because it would take too long to bake and we had to leave. I get it, fresh out of lockdown but all these things amounted to a mediocre night

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Dimasen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great service and ambience always a pleasure to dine here, food is outstanding the lobster Mac and cheese is a must!

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CameronC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mystique walking in, great ambiance, staff were lovely and food was great

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AsjS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time all round. Excellent service, great food and really good wine. Definately will see you again soon.

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DaleL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue and the food and staff were amazing.

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John
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

food great, please include a serve chips with steak, dont make it a side only

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TomV
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice food and decent service, but not verygood value (eg 90 dollars for a tasting menu that amounts to an entree, main and side per person, plus they charged me a 20 dollar fee because one of our party didn't show up). Good meat though, as you'd hope from the name.

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Grace
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Lovely ambience in the restaurant, great date spot. However, the food was mediocre for the price. Steak was nothing amazing and chicken tasted very one dimensional, with way too much leek. Seemed like the waiter was new, he seemed nervous and took away our drinks that we weren't done with, without checking if we were done with them.

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RussellE
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be one of my favorite restaurants.

Perfect food. Perfect Ambience.

RJ
RosieJ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very small entree portion, and mains used to be better from previous visit overall not bad.

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MichelleC
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dining experience here food was delicious cocktails were divine and the service was impeccable although we were running quite late due to traffic we phoned ahead to let them know upon arrival we were seated promptly but not rushed and had ordered our drinks & food within ten minutes again didn’t feel like we were being rushed. Staff had some great food suggestions too. Will definitely be back

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BenK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food atmosphere and good service, Highly recommend it to all

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Meelsy
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibe, amazing atmosphere, sensational food, top service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch experience. The staff were very attentive and the food was delicious.

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AnnaA
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda took great care of us that night. Music was good, food & service was great. It was a memorable night and experience for us.

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was amazing, noise was a little too loud and I struggled to hear the person I was dining with at times.

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Angie
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great night, from the minute we walked in the door and Poppy greeted us we felt more than welcome. All of the staff were lovely and very informative.

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lukeg
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great
And our server Derek was just amazing and helped with great recommendations

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HuyV
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and vibe. Must try the brisket. Would come again!

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Kate
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were attentive, food was great and cocktails were to die for. Highly recommend the sherbet gimlet.

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Tilly was our server and she was absolutely fabulous. Despite being extremely busy at peak hour everything went like clock work and all of our food and drink were impeccable in terms of flavour, variety, freshness and presentation. The beef tartare and the brisket were my most favourite but I couldn't fault any of it if I tried. We had the chef's selection and one drink each which came out to $100 per head which I think should definitely include a dessert; it would be a nice touch to close out the full spectrum of dishes and flavours IMHO.

Having been to Meatmaiden on many occasions it still rates as one of my top restaurants in Melbourne and I love taking friends that have never been.

Looking forward to my next visit already.

Dan

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ZandiM3009
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing. Our waiter was brilliant. We ordered the chef's selection & there was so much food! Definitely didn't leave hungry. The food was delish. The only thing we found was it was a little hard to work out how to get to the restaurant.

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JaneJ
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Definitely not what we had expected from the 'best steak in Melbourne' reviews we had read. My husband rated it as the worst steak he had eaten in a long time. Really disappointing as we had very high expectations. The Burnt Ends were probably the highlight as the wait person had no idea about the food or drinks and had to keep going to his supervisor to ask!!! Overpriced and overrated. Go to the Rockpool if you want the absolute best steak and service - guaranteed!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, but the background noise of people talking was so loud that it was hard to hear people on the other side of the table and you had to speak loudly to be heard, further exacerbating the problem.

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Yummy5
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

VERY loud, almost unbearable. Not for a "date" kind of place, more like go out with you mates. The service is awesome, and the food is yummy!!!

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Bobby
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was so noisy we couldn’t share a conversation, but the food was great.

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Sylvia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Booked a high top seating for 4 which was confirmed ...instead was packed in like sardines joined with other table with no elbow room. Ordered a maidens mood menu. Forgot about out able after serving entrée. Had to ask for mains for them to remember :) :)

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JenT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Quite expensive for just a piece of meat on a plate.

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FayK
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The reason for my low score was, firstly I was facing a wall near the entrance to the toilets the noise level was terrible as there were a number of very large tables. The waiters kept coming in and out around our table to cut a corner.
If I was to go again which I am sure I will, it would be with a group of 4plus people to share the evening and meals. and to ask for a booth.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food with a class Melb vibe. Highly recommend for a top notch meat experience.

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HarleyB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks we have had. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve ever had. Excellent customer service. Definitely coming back soon!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Would not recommend meat maiden. Service provided by Dom was great, 10/10 for service, however good was a big let down. $70 for each steak + sides and entree, well over $200 was spent and was not worth it. We tried the signature lobster Mac and cheese and we did not enjoy it what so ever, extremely fishy (not fresh) and chewy. Steaks chewy and sides not impressive. Music way to loud in there, trying to have a candle lit dinner with music blaring in the backround was not a good experience. Will not be back.

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OwenC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing beer was cold, services really good.

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CharlieH
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best f$&@ing food I hav ever had
Like I can never have a steak the same again it was so good!!!

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CJAY
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best….. scrap that; BEST smoked brisket known to mortals!

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to dine, with fabulous food and service

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carolineK
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic steaks just a bit pricey on the sides .Service was good .wine list very pricey too

FAQs

Meatmaiden is rated 4.5 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.