Meatmaiden

4.6
235 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

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 235 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MissM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was great, service good and meal superb!

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EatinAround
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Can't say enough great things about the team at Meatmaiden. Accidentally made my booking for the wrong date and turned up on a busy Saturday night like a total idiot! Big props to Poppy and the other front of house staff who got us an awesome seat at the bar/kitchen within the hour. Enjoyed delicious steak, sides and drinks while bopping along to disco tunes and watching the grill spit fire.

Thank you a million for going the extra mile after my dumb mistake!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, as was the service and atmosphere.

JK
JonathanK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at meat maiden. Staff welcoming and service excellent. Food also great.

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ElaineT
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered, we were greeted with friendly faces. Customer service was faultless. We had Meatmaiden mood set, leaving it in the hands of the Chef. My husband doesn't eat oysters and anything raw and it was really good that they accommodated our food preferences and changed our entrees to suit. Tastes were exploding in our mouths. Our favourite was the burnt ends. Steak was amazing and beef brisket was really melt in the mouth. Told the team before end it was my husband's birthday and they organised the dessert to celebrate. Thank you team, you made it a special night.

MD
MonDor
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I'd been really looking forward to getting back to Meat Maiden. As always the food was amazing but I don't know what happened to the service! Layoffs? Waited 25 minutes to order our first drinks, server wasn't sure which was which when they were brought over. This happened with twice. Also a long wait to order meals.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Simon was a delight and exceptionally helpful! Food was great as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, service was fantastic, especially Evelyn, ambience is really chill. Overall great place, would come back again

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lawrencev
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice food although old menu had
more variety. A coffee machine would be a good investment

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Laura
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place, the venue was cool .. very romantic. The octopus entree was incredible… loved the steak and Mac & cheese dish. Our waiter Dom was fantastic. We will be back!

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NatashaS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, food was delicious and service was lovely. Definitely coming back!

KT
KellyT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The lobster mac and cheese was next level, an absolute must! The service was wonderful too.

AS
AmandaS
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food and especially the midday menu are great value and really tasty but it could be a little lighter so you can read menus. Aside from that it was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. We ordered an 800g steak to share after having burnt ends(?) as an appetiser. We had a side of cauliflower and chips. We could’ve gone without the chips. It didn’t add anything special to the meal. Plenty of food for three people, and we didn’t need it but should’ve gone with another veggie side. I was disappointed they didn’t have a dark beer but the beer I ended up getting was delicious!

AO
AliciaO
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails and lovely wait staff!

TM
TerryM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server/waiter (red hair, beautiful skin) was excellent. Very friendly and personable.
We had a brilliant evening here.
Looking forward to returning

J
Jcccccc
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, we had the squid and dry aged steak 800 g with roasted cauliflower. The steak was cooked very well and balanced and has a good meaty taste. The squid melts in your mouth.

The overall ambience had a nice vibe but was a bit crowded and hard to walk pass tables without thinking you will knock over a glass or candle.

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Foodasaurus
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing value, delicious food and even better service!!!!

TS
ThomasS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. very friendly staff, and a great range of drinks. the food is fantastic, and ranges from the reasonable price to those of extreme decadence. 9/10 will go again.

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miranda
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in Melbs! Highly recommend, especially the lobster mac and cheese!!

LK
LauraK
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for a quick date night. Would recommend to friends and family

NZ
NadiaZ
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what an experience. From the ambience to the friendly staff and the outstanding food! Cannot wait to go back :)

MT
MishT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful treat for the family. Restaurant was flexible enough to allow us to order al la carte for the kids while adults had the set menu. Food was absolutely devine and we rolled home happy.

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noodle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, staff was very accommodating even tho I was very late

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Tahlia
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and cocktails. The menu isn't huge but they executed everything very well. I would recommend it to family and friends and I will be returning again sometime.

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TomL
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was all fantastic, as were the cocktails we had at the start of our night. The only downside was we found it difficult to get drinks. Our first round of cocktails arrived after our first course, then we were unable to get the attention of any wait staff to order more drinks. Ended up having a glass of red later on, however we probably would have had a couple more drinks if it wasn’t so difficult to get service. The wait staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable but perhaps was understaffed that night.

The food was absolutely amazing, the brisket was delicious as well as the Lobster Mac & Cheese.

Despite there being room for improvement on the service side, would definitely like to come back

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious tasting menu. Cocktails really different and delicious. Great music and atmosphere. Slightly pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

RK
RichardK
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks, great service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

JB
JoshyB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent cocktails, delicious steaks and great atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thankyou for the evening it was special for our celebration.

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vipEmilyO
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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Joan
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
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 on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

CC
CameronC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AsjS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DL
DaleL
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue and the food and staff were amazing.

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John
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

TV
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.

FAQs

Meatmaiden is rated 4.6 stars by 235 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.