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Meatmaiden

4.6
4.6
235 Reviews
$41 to $100
Steakhouse

Meatmaiden is one hell of a steakhouse. Bringing you the best barbecue and grill in Melbourne, our large and energetic basement restaurant and bar and down-to-earth staff make us the perfect CBD venue for intimate dinners, work lunches, special occasions or functions.

We're part steakhouse, part smokehouse - with a unique and eclectic mix of premium steaks and smoked meats. We've been fine-tuning that approach for seven years to bring you the best meat around - dry-ageing select local cuts like O'Connor rib eye, tending the fire to smoke Wagyu brisket over ironbark for 20 hours and pairing with signature dishes like our lobster mac cheese.

Our carefully-curated wine list focuses on some great Australian winemakers, with six taps of craft beer and quirky cocktails completing the line up.

You will find Meatmaiden on Little Collins St - walking distance from Flinders St Station and Parliament Station, the MCG and Rod Laver Arena and entertainment venues such as The Princess Theatre.

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Booked 40 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Barbecue, Meat

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9078 7747

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tom Johnson

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Just down the hill from the corner of Little Collins St and Russell Street

  • Parking details

    Greenco Council House Car Park at Russell Place until 10pm. Greenco Council House Car Park at 200 Little Collins Street until midnight

  • Public transit

    Five minutes walk from Flinders Street Station and Parliament Station. Two minutes walk from Collins Street tram stop at Swanston Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Menu

Entrees

  • Reuben Croquettes

    • Chopped Wagyu Tartare, XO Sauce, Yolk, Crisps

      • Pressed Rib Roll

        Mains

        • 9 + Score Westholme Wagyu Rump, Garlic & Thyme Jus

          • 20-Hour Smoked Brisket, Rum BBQ, Mustard Pickles

            Sides

            • Mac Cheese Gratin

              • Hand-Cut Chips, Confit Garlic Aioli

                • Charred Greens, Provolone, Salsa Verde

                  Last updated: October 18, 2021

                  What 235 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                  4.6
                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                  • 4.6Food
                  • 4.6Service
                  • 4.5Ambience
                  • 4.2Value

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                  1. MM

                    MissM

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 31, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The ambience was great, service good and meal superb!

                  2. EA

                    EatinAround

                    Melbourne

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on July 31, 2021

                    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!

                  3. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Melbourne

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 31, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Food was amazing, as was the service and atmosphere.

                  4. JK

                    JonathanK

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 31, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                  5. ET

                    ElaineT

                    Melbourne

                    5 reviews

                    5.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on July 31, 2021

                    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.

                  6. MD

                    MonDor

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 30, 2021

                    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.

                  7. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 29, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                  8. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    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

                  9. l

                    lawrencev

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 14, 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                  10. L

                    Laura

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    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!

                  11. NS

                    NatashaS

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 10, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                  12. KT

                    KellyT

                    Melbourne

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    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.

                  13. AS

                    AmandaS

                    Melbourne

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    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.

                  14. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Melbourne

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    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!

                  15. AO

                    AliciaO

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 8, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Delicious food and cocktails and lovely wait staff!

                  16. TM

                    TerryM

                    Melbourne

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    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

                  17. J

                    Jcccccc

                    Sydney

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    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.

                  18. F

                    Foodasaurus

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 3, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                  19. TS

                    ThomasS

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    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.

                  20. m

                    miranda

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    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!!

                  21. LK

                    LauraK

                    Melbourne

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on July 2, 2021

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                  22. NZ

                    NadiaZ

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    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 :)

                  23. MT

                    MishT

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    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.

                  24. n

                    noodle

                    Melbourne

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 1, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                  25. T

                    Tahlia

                    Melbourne

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    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.

                  26. TL

                    TomL

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    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

                  27. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    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.

                  28. RK

                    RichardK

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on June 25, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great steaks, great service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

                  29. JB

                    JoshyB

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on June 25, 2021

                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                    Excellent cocktails, delicious steaks and great atmosphere!

                  30. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Melbourne

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on June 19, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Thankyou for the evening it was special for our celebration.

                  31. EO

                    EmilyO

                    Melbourne

                    2 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on June 18, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Always amazing!

                  32. J

                    Joan

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on June 18, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                  33. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Melbourne

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    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

                  34. D

                    Dimasen

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    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!

                  35. CC

                    CameronC

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on June 18, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                  36. AS

                    AsjS

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    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.

                  37. DL

                    DaleL

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on June 18, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Fantastic venue and the food and staff were amazing.

                  38. J

                    John

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on June 15, 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

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

                  39. TV

                    TomV

                    Melbourne

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    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.

                  40. G

                    Grace

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    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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                  Meatmaiden is rated 4.6 stars by 235 OpenTable diners

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                  Booked 40 times today
                  Google Map for Meatmaiden

                  195 Little Collins St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

                  • Cross street

                    Just down the hill from the corner of Little Collins St and Russell Street

                  • Neighborhood

                    Melbourne CBD

                  • Hours of operation

                    Lunch
                    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
                    Dinner
                    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
                    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

                  • Cuisines

                    Steakhouse, Barbecue, Meat

                  • Dining style

                    Casual Elegant

                  • Dress code

                    Smart Casual

                  • Parking details

                    Greenco Council House Car Park at Russell Place until 10pm. Greenco Council House Car Park at 200 Little Collins Street until midnight

                  • Public transit

                    Five minutes walk from Flinders Street Station and Parliament Station. Two minutes walk from Collins Street tram stop at Swanston Street

                  • Payment options

                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                  • Executive chef

                    Tom Johnson

                  • Additional

                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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