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Pretty Little, Balaclava, AU-VIC

Pretty Little

4.9
4.9
92 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian

Google Review
*****
This place is an absolute gem. A very intimate experience, the owner Mike and Chefs Mikey and Laurent are gifted people who make you feel at home. Food is absolutely incredible, so much flavour with seasonal ingredients. Amazing local wine pairings. Cannot speak highly enough of this place!


features include:
Open plan kitchen with food prepared directly in front of our guests.
Warm and cozy lounge with fireplace for winter.
Secluded, rear private courtyard.
Engaging and vibrant dinner party setting.
Seasonal set menu.
Wine and beverage pairings.
Private dinners available.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9525 8730
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mike Harrison
  • Private party facilities
    The dining space is available for private bookings for up to 21 guests from Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Private events at Pretty Little are like having your own private dinner party with chefs who cook and serve a set menu right in front of you along with your own private waiting crew.
  • Neighborhood
    Balaclava
  • Cross street
    Chapel Street and Carlisle Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Balaclava Train Station directly across the road. Tram routes 3 & 16 directly at doorstep.
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Pretty Little Dining

    Multiple dates available
    Dining at Pretty Little is based on a seasonal menu. Earlier booking times before 6:30pm have a maximum seating time of 2 hours. Later booking times after 7:30pm have a maximum seating time of 3 hours. Online bookings are for a maximum of 6 people, if you have a larger group booking please click on the relevant link on restaurant site.
    Pretty Little Dining Photo
  • Pretty Little Dining 6+

    A$110.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We accept group bookings up to 13 guests at the table. Groups of 6 or more are required to dine on our 4 course menu at $110 per person. Earlier booking times before 6:30pm have a maximum seating time of 2 hours. Later booking times after 7:30pm have a maximum seating time of 3 hours.
    Pretty Little Dining 6+ Photo

What 92 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

92 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing meal! Food, ambiance, service, everything was fantastic.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous. Intimate place with amazing food. We loved it and already planning on going back

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  3. SebS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular food, really great service and ambience - and reasonable too. We will definitely be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, the butter on the steak was amazing. Interesting Victorian wine list and recommend asking to taste a few things to confirm which one you like

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  5. GeorgeA

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a really great evening at Pretty Little. We really enjoyed the menu, which changes seasonally based on local produce. The service was friendly and knowledgeable, and we can't wait to return in the future to see the menu change.

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  6. GloriaR

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, fresh produce, subtle flavours Wonderful ambience

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  7. MANUEL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and both chef were great explaining what ingredients were on every dish.

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  8. JarrMC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I just found this place pretty meh… The service was pretty ordinary. We went for dinner tonight for Valentine’s Day. The female server was fine, but the male server… was like it was his first night ever being a waiter. Incredibly ordinary. The entree wasn’t bad. The trout was good, but the mushroom dish with corn was pretty bland. The scallop add on was only average. It was in a broth that just didn’t hit the mark. It needed to be reduced more. The whole thing was like scallops sitting in a sort of soup with some wilted greens and cashews. Duck was quite good and dessert was good too. But on the whole it’s really not a place I’d rush back to.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely wonderful time here. The food was delicious and the service amazing. So glad we had a recommendation to come. I can’t wait to eat here again.

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  10. MarkL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing ! The team led by Mike delivered a truly unforgettable evening . Menu courses were expertly designed & perfectly executed, giving a layered & elegant taste. Service was excellent - knowledgable & friendly. The cherry on the top are guests you meet the 1st time yet enjoying their company.

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FAQs

Pretty Little is rated 4.9 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pretty Little

296 Carlisle St, Balaclava, AU-VIC 3183

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Chapel Street and Carlisle Street
  • Neighborhood
    Balaclava
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Balaclava Train Station directly across the road. Tram routes 3 & 16 directly at doorstep.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mike Harrison
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9525 8730
  • Private party facilities
    The dining space is available for private bookings for up to 21 guests from Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Private events at Pretty Little are like having your own private dinner party with chefs who cook and serve a set menu right in front of you along with your own private waiting crew.
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