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

Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters

4.7
4.7
137 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

What 137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Melbourne

    Romantic

  • Melbourne

    Modern Australian

  • City Centre

    Best Overall

  • City Centre

    Best Food

  • City Centre

    Best Service

  • City Centre

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • City Centre

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Romantic

  • City Centre

    Special Occasion

  • City Centre

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • City Centre

    Modern Australian

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  1. C

    Clayton

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious oysters and absolutely wonderful cocktails.
  2. A

    Alice

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice and chill vibe, amazing food and impeccable service! Will definitely return
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience, very friendly staff. Busy service and even under staffed they killed it. A bit of wait, but nothing dramatic, food and cocktails were delicious and the last recommendation of the fried oyster sandwich perfect to end he night! Will be back for sure!
  4. KW

    KarlW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered we were looked after from drinks to the amazing oysters and cocktails Everything was perfect
  5. G

    Ghill

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    The food was pricey but excellent. However when we went to pay we realised they charged $10 per person for some sparking water that they brought to the table. I don't even drink carbonated water so I didnt touch it. I was surprised given how expensive everything else was, that they would gouge us on water. Not sure if I would go back simply because of this.
  6. TH

    ToniH

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Olly was fantastic, was very chatty and made us feel welcome for our fist time at Pearl Diver. The food and cocktails were absolutely wonderful - very worth a visit. Thank you Olly!
  7. JF

    JFMwords

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great experience all round with great tasting food, matching beverages and very good service. The tasting menu was amazing
  8. G

    Gette

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best oysters we've ever had.
  9. F

    Fliss

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful bar, excellent team and delicious cocktails with very thoughtful "little extra's" to everything they offer. Looking forward to going back again very soon!
  10. DB

    DrBJD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Served at the bar seating by superb Team, with a great attitude. Great atmosphere. Delish oysters, great cocktails ( Negroni and martini). We will return.
  11. EO

    EbonyO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bloody Mary is THE best you will find! Love the relaxed yet funky vibe and knowledgable, friendly staff!
  12. GM

    GenevieveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the start of our birthday night at the Pearl Diver.
  13. BD

    BrionyDG

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dropped in late night for a cocktail and oysters, it was lovely. Really great staff, can’t wait to go again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant, great place to dine
  15. LG

    LukeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome venue. Great vibe and attentive staff. Food was amazing and wine to die for! Definitely recommend this venue
  16. WO

    WilO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails. Great staff. Great food. Great experience!
  17. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing feel. Amazing food and drinks. Amazing staff, very friendly and passionate
  18. F

    Foggie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great cocktails. Oysters were small and underwhelming.
  19. ML

    MaxL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were outstanding in their service from beginning to end, even waiting by the door to thank us and hoping to see us again soon. The food was amazing and We will definitely be back!
  20. VC

    VickiC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was an absolutely beautiful experience with beautiful food and the ambience was just perfect. A little expensive . I think I was slightly annoyed that we ordered oysters and waffle fries as pictured in the instagram page so that we could eat these together. For some reason the waiter thought fries on their own would be served after the oysters. My bad for not mentioning all together but staff should recognise fries is an accompaniment not a meal. Otherwise brilliant!!
  21. CM

    ChadM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Attentive staff, good fresh food, however two items we tried to order from the menu were not available. Was quite loud, and rather dark, we struggled to read the menu. Besides this it was a nice venue and really great service.
  22. ND

    NabilaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. Only wish I could eat more of their delicious food!!!!
  23. AP

    AlPK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Beautiful oysters and great service
  24. AS

    AngeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with my fiancé on the night I proposed to her and the staff were fantastic. We asked for 18x of their most unique oysters and they over delivered. Cocktails were really delicious too! Can’t wait to come back 🦪
  25. RD

    RachelD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food and comfortable ambience.
  26. SG

    SusanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious unusual cocktails. Great value with the tasting menu.
  27. AF

    AiddyF

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were delectable! Cocktails superb! Service impeccable! Atmosphere delightful!
  28. TS

    TheStig

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Way overpriced for what it is. Extremely limited menu. The strangest version of oyster servings not to mention the smallest oysters I have ever seen. If you like no value for money this is it. So loud you can't have a conversation with the person next to you.
  29. D

    Devyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Two words… flavours and tastes! Try the Martini’s!
  30. CD

    ChrisD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing addition to the city, the food was outstanding! The venue is super nice with a great vibe. We asked to sit in a different location after we were seated, and the staff were most helpful and accommodating. The steak tartare -- wow! Can't wait to return.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Oysters were really lovely and fresh. Cocktails and wine seemed quite overpriced, as did the food in terms of value for money. I think they were short staffed, so service was practically non-existent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Amazing! Delicious food and amazing service. Such a nice place to dine out.
  33. GW

    GabsW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff are absolutely lovely, very warm but casual. They make you feel like you are party of a family. The food was delicious. Cocktails were some of the best in the city. It is expensive though so be prepared for that. It was a quite dark as well, very hard to read the menu but think that's intended to be part of the ambience. Definitely would recommend for a pre/post theatre adventure.
  34. M

    Mikey

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place and bartenders are super knowledgeable. They know there stuff.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful cocktail and service was amazing !
  36. JS

    JamesS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you enjoy oysters, this is the place to be. Chef’s menu was delicious, the croquettes and the beef cheek were excellent! Cocktails were fantastic, and the service was wonderful and prompt.
  37. OW

    OlenaW

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The venue is beautiful. However, the wait time was too long. Apparently, it takes 45 min to cook raw fish. Everyone from a group of my friends had to wait for their food to arrive for approximately 45 min, except for bread. A glass of wine with a beer also took more than I was expecting, approximately 15 - 20 min.
  38. TH

    TraceyH

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a cocktail and snacks before a theatre show. We stopped by before Hamilton and had a couple cocktail, some natural oysters and other small dishes. Loved the steak tartare and octopus. Will be returning to try the kingfish.
  39. BM

    BMelbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, and the staff was so nice! Thank you <3

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

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Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters is rated 4.7 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Exhibition Street

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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