Nini's Hawthorn

4.7
22 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Ninis Hawthorn is Melbournes best rooftop indoor/outdoor dinning experience, the perfect space for long lunches that turn into dinner, amazing cocktails, great wines, coffee and that rooftop top deck is superb for any occasion. Nini’s Hawthorn has all the best flavours and spices from the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 22 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
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DavidH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and in good serving sizes. The pides were awesome. Definitely great value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!! Hidden gem!

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sharonH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently discovered Nini's and it has fast become a regular 'go to' for us.
Delicious food options with a middle eastern twist and the staff are professional and welcoming.
It has got great options also for functions which we have recommended for a friends birthday celebrations.

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LizC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu variety. Excellent food! Really good service and quick! Might just be my new "go to" restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, genuine interest in people, great food. We shared four small plates - saganaki, scallops, zucchini fritters and arancini - and ordered some broccolini. All were cooked well and very tasty. Extensive wine list.

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HawthornFoodie
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Zucchini fritters were so overcooked they were like dust.
We were the only table in the restaurant for most of the night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails! The saganaki, moussaka and pides are a must! We’ll definitely go back soon.

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chams
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, generous portions and lovely service! My favorite is the slow cooked pork belly but everything in the menu is delicious. Desserts to die for!

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Nasser
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, tastes and service, can't wait to go again

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MarieA
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the Liquorice Allsorts cocktail was absolutely delicious. Very extensive menu wasn’t impressed with chicken skewers, they lacked flavour. Will definitely be back to try other things on the menu. Parking around this restaurant is near impossible.

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JaneL
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, lovely decor, friendly staff and delicious food, perfect for sharing. Nice cocktails. too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably amazing food and the passionate owner made our night! Thank you

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Marlz
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Is very casual in the main dining room and brightly lit. Feels like your eating in a canteen room. Not a problem just pointing that out. Can be quite noisy. The service was fine, the food was fabulous and a little different as it combines Greek and Middle Eastern. Not a cheap it, although the wine list was very fairly priced. Dinner for two was $172.00.

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JustineR
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is AMAZING
Staff so friendly
Excellent location

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CameronW
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The small sharing plates were perfect for our group and incredibly tasty!

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SorrenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good place. Went on a super quiet night so our food came out almost immediatly

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BarbaraM
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First went to Nini's in March for my birthday and then again for Mother's Day last Sunday - and the owner remembered us and once again helped choose the menu to suit the vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian and carnivore in our party - and always with a smile. We sat outside in the sunshine so noise-level was fine. Will definitely return for the food and the friendly staff.

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ElizaM
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was average, was obviously just reheated, wasn’t fresh. Service was also very average. Wouldn’t go again

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CameronW
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Nini’s was absolutely outstanding. Perfect for a large group of people with a great variety of delicious sharing plates. Definitely a place to go for great food and friendly service!

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AnitaL
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Music was too loud, people started coming for dinner at 8pm and limited choices on the menu.

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SueB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nini’s is terrific. Great food and service and nice to be able to sit outside. Great value for money too

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EloiseT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so so thrilled with our experience at Ninis. Went for my partners birthday and wants a share food experience. We were not disappointed. The calamari was to die for and not one dish disappointed. Christina was a lovely waitress also who went above and beyond to make our time enjoyable.

FAQs

Nini's Hawthorn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9819 2200.

Nini's Hawthorn is rated 4.7 stars by 22 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.