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PDCO - Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters

4.7
4.7
98 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

PDCO is a cocktail and oyster bar in the heart of Melbournes theatre precinct. Brought to you by the teams behind The Speakeasy Group venues Eau-de-Vie, Nick & Nora's, Mjolner and Boilermaker House, PDCO specialises in seasonal produce-driven cocktails and the freshest oysters from around Australia.

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Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (03) 7006 5144

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Pearl Diver Cocktail & Oysters hosts events for every occasions. From private dining, oyster and cocktail tastings, larger celebrations, venue exclusives & external events enquire at melbourne@pearldiver.com.au.

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Exhibition Street

  • Parking details

    Secure Parking | 59 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

  • Public transit

    Train: Parliament Station. Exit Parliament Station and head north on Little Bourke Street 100 metres. Tram: Spring Street/ Bourke Street Stop tram lines 11, 86, 96. Exit tram and walk west in Bourke street, turn right on Liverpool street and then left on to Little Bourke Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 98 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Melbourne

    Modern Australian

  • City Centre

    Best Overall

  • City Centre

    Best Service

  • City Centre

    Best Ambiance

  • City Centre

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • City Centre

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • City Centre

    Modern Australian

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  1. BM

    BMelbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Oysters , wine selection and service were wonderful! Would recommend getting your front door fixed, as it is very heavy and my hand slid into it as it closed as there is no stopper.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious, and the staff was so nice! Thank you <3

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was so friendly and nice!! Felt very welcomed!! Good service and amazing food

  4. LM

    LeeanneM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was an incredible experience. I had no expectations, but was blown away by the wonderful staff and the divine food. We were treated so beautifully and it was the best dining experience I have had in a long time. I would highly recommend, and I will absolutely be going back.

  5. KQ

    KatrinaQ

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place. The service is outstanding. Angus in particular (on two occasions) provided us with amazing service when our booking didn't go quite to plan and when the wrong plate of oysters was delivered. All with a smile and professionally remediated. The cocktails are incredible - and I am very fussy! I cannot recommend this place enough.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4

    Generally a good experience though I believe the crew that operated front of house when the place opened was more attentive and had better service.

  7. RB

    RebeccaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Hidden Gem. Great service. Beautiful food and wine

  8. VB

    ValB

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice atmosphere and great service

  9. N

    Nanda

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful friendly staff who had answers to all questions. Delicious food and cocktails.

  10. CS

    CoraS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our experience at PDCO. The oysters were so fresh and beautifully prepared. The staff were very knowledgeable about the food and able to suggest drink pairing options. Will be heading back there.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Outstanding- great concept - high end bar food with top notch cocktails

  12. GT

    GailT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous night with colleagues! We literally ordered EVERYTHING on the menu and it was excellent. Service and cocktails all top notch. Just one very minor hiccup (the mussels in saffron veloute were a bit bland) but I wouldn't let that impact the overall score. 5 out of 5. Well done Pearl Diver team!

  13. M

    Michellev

    Adelaide

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience from the moment we walked in. Excellent waiter and beautiful food and great cocktails.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing time, staff where welcoming and the food + drinks where better than expected

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful ambience Great food Amazing cocktails Excellent service

  16. F

    Foodyummy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were excellent. Ambience lovely. Only downside is that the music is too loud, making it very difficult to have a conversation. Turn the music down a notch and I'd give it 10/10.

  17. HR

    HelenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was impeccable! And the food was so delicious. We will definitely be back.

  18. JB

    JessB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful venue for delicious drinks and oysters. Intimate, modern, and excellent service from start to finish.

  19. JW

    JaclynW

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great cocktails and interesting menu. Will be back

  20. SR

    ShaliniRaj

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food & great service! Lovely deco and good food as well. I’ll be back for sure!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Onion dip is to die for here, definitely don't miss out ordering it.

  22. DM

    DenisM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service, friendly staff, good food and wine. Background noise not VERY background, too loud, difficult to have a conversation.

  23. KK

    KerryK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great food and ambience. The freshly shucked oysters are Devine. The service was impeccable. Will definitely be back.

  24. SA

    SarahA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding, as always

  25. L

    Lize

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely ! Food was amazing although on the $$ side, beautiful ambience and lovely helpful service !

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pre Theatre, off to catch the Harry Potter Stage show, Had a lovely couple of drinks including the Signature “Pearl Diver” and “New Threads”. (We hope this one becomes a staple also) Oysters Natural and Rockefeller with Warrigal greens, were absolutely delicious (even for a non-oyster lover) Must try is the Steak Tartare. Thank you to our lovely host who looked after us. We will return soon.

  27. MS

    MarinaS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The ambience is quite cozy, making you feel as if you are in some sort of ship on the bottom of the ocean, soft lightening and wooden decor as well as pearls like chandeliers make it even more atmospheric. Staff service and drinks are amazing. My boyfriend really enjoyed the sea martini. We haven’t tried the oysters but will come back another time for it !

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Partners birthday

  29. NP

    NinaP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I think it was outstanding as expected just a little noisy next to a large table...only small criticism...

  30. r

    rebeccag

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last minute booking and it delivered, good food ( simple done well) and great cocktails and wine. Kudos to the young bloke (dark hair in a ponytail) that looked after us - service and knowledge of menu and drinks appreciated.

  31. M

    Meggs

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The perfect place to dine. Food and cocktails excellent and the staff outstanding!

  32. SA

    SarahA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful! Great wine selection, some good nibbles, really lovely inside!

  33. CP

    CurlyPeacock

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service fabulous cocktails and oysters, steak tartare and waffle fries a stand out, wine was a bit overrated so that was a bit disappointing, I’d go by the glass next time. Bottomless sparking water essential to wash it all down. Will return.

  34. SH

    SarahH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    So glad I tried this place out! Cocktails were on point and food was very nice. A little on the noisy side for those that prefer a quieter ambience.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing loved it all

  36. AF

    AiddyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous food, cocktails & atmosphere! Highly recommend

  37. RP

    RoxP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff are outstanding, such exceptional service supported by first class cocktails and food. A truely magnificent experience.

  38. J

    Jules1

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for pre theatre drinks and eating. Good range of food choices

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommended, Oyster selection, freshness and taste is on point 👌🏽👌🏽 Great ambience and staff are just great to deal with.

  40. EN

    EmmaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and amazing cocktails. Really helpful service for an inexperienced oyster eater. Would definitely recommend and will be coming back :)

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
  • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters is rated 4.7 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters

56 Little Bourke St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Exhibition Street

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Secure Parking | 59 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

  • Public transit

    Train: Parliament Station. Exit Parliament Station and head north on Little Bourke Street 100 metres. Tram: Spring Street/ Bourke Street Stop tram lines 11, 86, 96. Exit tram and walk west in Bourke street, turn right on Liverpool street and then left on to Little Bourke Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 7006 5144

  • Private party facilities

    Pearl Diver Cocktail & Oysters hosts events for every occasions. From private dining, oyster and cocktail tastings, larger celebrations, venue exclusives & external events enquire at melbourne@pearldiver.com.au.

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