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Melbourne Public, South Wharf, AU-VIC

Melbourne Public

4.7
4.7
128 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

Set in and around the lovingly restored heritage cargo sheds on the Yarra’s edge, Melbourne Public an be found on the banks of Melbourne’s newest drinking and dining secret – South Wharf. With live music at the weekend, oyster & drinks specials on a Friday night, and a beautiful outdoor terrace - Melbourne Public is a destination for any occasion.

Boasting interiors inspired by 1920s industrial flair of polished brass, exposed beams and heritage features, Melbourne Public celebrates the best of Melbourne’s past and present, in true Australian pub style.

Positioned a leisurely stroll away to the CBD, Docklands, Southbank, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and Etihad Stadium, this is a superb venue for a lunch or dinner, any day of the week.

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Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Beer Garden, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9268 7600 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Gourmet dishes taking inspiration from the world. Think everything from Japanese fried chicken to chicken parmigianas, to delicious canapes & more.

  • Private party facilities

    There is always a reason for a celebration, and we want to help you make it a memorable event. We have spaces available for every type of social gathering, from birthdays to engagements parties & private dinners.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (03) 9268 7600

  • Neighborhood

    South Wharf

  • Cross street

    Rona Walk

  • Parking details

    Parking: Available at DFO South Wharf. Parking discounts available, just ask the staff at the bar.

  • Public transit

    TRAM: <br />Take the 96/109/12 Tram to the Melbourne Convention Center, walk away 250m in the opposite direction to crown.

  • Entertainment

    FRIDAYS: $1 Oysters from 4-7pm & $10 espresso Martinis from 7-9pmDJ Scott Thompson from 5pm, The Sam & Sam Duo from 9pmSATURDAYS:Live music from 9pm with Jason Singh & Adam Surance, along with DJ ScottySUNDAYS:Tim Rizzoli bring a relaxed acoustic Sunday session from 2pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Sunday Shout - free parmas!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    When you buy one of our famous Chicken Parmigianas, your mate gets one free! All day, every Sunday. That's one parma valued at $25 - free.

What 128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Good for Groups

  • Melbourne

    Live Sports

  • City Centre

    Good for Groups

  • City Centre

    Modern Australian

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  1. s

    sandrac

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Staff were lovely, husband ordered Fish and Chips which were inedable due to fish having very strong ammonia smell and chips were very dry. Value for money poor. Very disapointed!

  2. w

    wendyh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxing Dining, welcoming staff, terrific ambiance scrumptious food

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Staff amazing Food normal pub food

  4. m

    maxineh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went for an early dinner before a show. Service was exceptional. Table service was unexpected and we were seated inside dining area which was quiet enough to talk. We could still see the football on the screen from where we were seated. I will definitely book again due to the friendly service we received

    Melbourne PublicResponded on May 26, 2022

    We are so glad to hear you liked it! Please come back any time.

  5. ST

    SharonT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, really tasty food, service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

    Melbourne PublicResponded on May 26, 2022

    Thank you so much Sharon, can't wait to have you back!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were welcomed by staff My wife received a Mother’s Day gift which was unexpected but very well received. So thank you MP The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Even a four day employee pouring beers did a magic job, just shows the training of employees is done on a professional level. Service and food was great. Definitely heading back when we are in town again.

    Melbourne PublicResponded on May 26, 2022

    Thank you so much! We are glad to hear she liked it. Come back any time!

  7. M

    Marg66

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, drink, service and great place to catch up with friends

  8. MG

    MichelleG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch and drinks before heading to the football on ANZAC day. Food was awesome especially the salt and pepper calamari so tender. Sat in the outdoor terrace on a lovely sunny day watching the footy on the big TV. Staff really friendly and helpful. Definitely will visit again.

    Melbourne PublicResponded on May 26, 2022

    Thanks so much Michelle! We can't wait to have you back.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great modern atmosphere, great pub food options

    Melbourne PublicResponded on April 13, 2022

    Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back again.

  10. TC

    TanyaC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great atmosphere and great service thanks so much

  11. HH

    HannahH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely evening, good & cocktails. We enjoyed our experience at your establishment. Thanks for having us.

  12. P

    Pebels

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to catch up with people food is great and lots of choices of good food! Service was great and didn’t take to long with anything but made aware of delay in food at the busy time still fantastic

  13. HM

    HectorM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were very attentive. Food was great. First time eating at MR. Definately be back again. Great place

    Melbourne PublicResponded on February 1, 2022

    Thank you for your review! We hope to see you back soon, Hector!

  14. TD

    TonyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went and took advantage of the $10 drink specials, great gin and espresso martini’s! The $2 oysters are back and where awesome as well-we stopped at a dozen but could’ve easily had more!!

  15. M

    Melza

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was pretty good and decently priced. Busy times there is a little wait on food. Can get a little noisy, but the venue is designed for a place to grab a drink and feed. Staff are pretty friendly and prompt.

    Melbourne PublicResponded on December 30, 2021

    Thank you for your review Melza, we hope to see you again soon!

  16. C

    Claire

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue! Kind and attentive staff were great at handling the energetic Christmas party crowds. Small, simple food menu done well.

    Melbourne PublicResponded on December 21, 2021

    Thank you so much for your lovely review Claire! We hope to see you back soon.

  17. SM

    ShannonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Huge thank you to your MD who made a table for us so we could be on the main floor, then shifted us to the dining room for a beautiful meal afterwards. We had a great dance and loved our event!

    Melbourne PublicResponded on December 13, 2021

    Hi Shannon, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we hope you had an amazing time and can't wait to welcome you back!

  18. TH

    TheresaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All staff were very friendly and genuine without being false and fake. I enjoyed chatting to them and they appeared to really like their job

    Melbourne PublicResponded on December 2, 2021

    Thank you so much, we are so happy you had a great time! We can't wait to have you back.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Next time you decide to hire bar tenders make sure they dont knock rasberry all over someone and then walk off like nothing happened…

  20. FS

    FrancisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best bar in Melbourne. My friends and I had a great time

  21. AT

    AnthonyT

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  22. NT

    NathanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyable dining, good pub grub and an easy location to get to on South Wharf.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff and great atmosphere

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic night! Good food,service and a great live band. I highly recommend it!

  25. LW

    LaureeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night at a fantastic bar. Food was amazing, drinks flowing. Jordan was a fantastic host

    Melbourne PublicResponded on August 5, 2021

    He will be thrilled to hear that. We can't wait to have you back!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe and an awesome happy hour!

    Melbourne PublicResponded on August 5, 2021

    Thank you! We are so glad you had a good time - we look forward to seeing you again!

  27. C

    Cass

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible vibe and atmosphere, caters for all people with live music, good food, drinks and sports on the tv.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    We love Melbourne Public & the feel of the place. We had a table up in the back section along the wall behind the bar & cash register….feel there could be a way to block out that noise to make it bearable to talk at your table. Other than that I will be back

    Melbourne PublicResponded on August 5, 2021

    Thank you for letting us know about your experience, we are glad you like our venue! We'll look into making the noise levels more suitable in the future.

  29. M

    Muzza

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Service and atmosphere are really good. The food was excellent except for the sticky date pudding, which had just come from the microwave and was rock-hard in the middle. The staff apologised, and replaced it straight away with another which was still not fresh. This was the only disappointing part of the experience.

    Melbourne PublicResponded on August 5, 2021

    Hi, thank you for the review. We are very glad to hear you had a good experience sans the sticky date - we have spoken to the kitchen about this to make sure this does not happen again. Looking forward to your next visit!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    Great atmosphere

  31. L

    Lily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great environment and friendly staff, food was delicious too!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Poor service. Food undercooked

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere and tasty food. Enjoyed the band and the footy on the TV

  34. ST

    SueT

    Tasmania

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Melbourne Public is a beautiful venue with great service and really good food. Also bonus live music acoustic Sunday 12-5.

  35. MD

    MikelaD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Must try the Pink Vodka and Tonic cocktail, amazing, strong and refreshing. The solo artist that sang and played guitar on Sunday was excellent. He was joined by a second guy who also sang and played guitar. Would return again just to hear these guys sing their Sunday tunes. It's a lovely venue and atmosphere to relax on a Sunday afternoon.

  36. JS

    JustinS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue, great service. Always very helpful staff and a great location

  37. R

    Rezz

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience1

    I guess good place for young people to get drunk.Food is meh. Staff were nice.

  38. RF

    RobynF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great atmosphere & helpful staff. Food was fabulous and plenty of choice on the wine list. Also dropped my purse & staff found and safeguarded it till I was able to return. Extra points for just being good guys! Highly recommend.

  39. MS

    MervS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We had a great family meal here. Would recommend a visit

  40. PN

    PeterN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    We sat in the dining area, felt like a cage! Stuck behind the bar, no ambience, no view of front area. Won’t do that again. The added surprise was that seated two tables to us was a young group of gents, taking shots and unfortunately not handling it very well 🤮. We will certainly book the front bar area next time.

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

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Melbourne Public offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9268 7600 ext. 1.

Melbourne Public is rated 4.7 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Melbourne Public

11 Dukes Walk South Wharf, AU-VIC 3006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rona Walk

  • Neighborhood

    South Wharf

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Beer Garden, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking: Available at DFO South Wharf. Parking discounts available, just ask the staff at the bar.

  • Public transit

    TRAM: Take the 96/109/12 Tram to the Melbourne Convention Center, walk away 250m in the opposite direction to crown.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    FRIDAYS: $1 Oysters from 4-7pm & $10 espresso Martinis from 7-9pmDJ Scott Thompson from 5pm, The Sam & Sam Duo from 9pmSATURDAYS:Live music from 9pm with Jason Singh & Adam Surance, along with DJ ScottySUNDAYS:Tim Rizzoli bring a relaxed acoustic Sunday session from 2pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9268 7600 ext. 1

  • Catering

    Gourmet dishes taking inspiration from the world. Think everything from Japanese fried chicken to chicken parmigianas, to delicious canapes &amp; more.

  • Private party facilities

    There is always a reason for a celebration, and we want to help you make it a memorable event. We have spaces available for every type of social gathering, from birthdays to engagements parties & private dinners.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (03) 9268 7600

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