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Soho Restaurant and Bar, Southbank, AU-VIC

Soho Restaurant and Bar

4.0
4
372 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Authentic Italian food, classic cocktails & live music where the city meets the river.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:45 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9682 4299

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Dinner @ Soho

    Multiple dates available
    Want to dine with us? 2 hour seating applicable Seating allocation at the discretion of management
  • Drinks @ Soho

    Multiple dates available
    Want to join us for a drink? All groups of more than four patrons for drinks on friday & saturday nights are on a walk in basis. 2 hour seating applicable Seating allocation is at the discretion of management
  • Christmas Day @ Soho

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Join us for Christmas Day! A la carte menu for groups under 10 guests. 10+ guests must be on a set menu please contact our reservations team.

What 372 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for outdoor dining

  • City Centre

    Lively

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  1. l

    lunchalot

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Extremely limited menu. Owner would not put the shade blind down even though all guests didn't want the sun. Very arrogant.
  2. QD

    QuietDiner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    This place has a menu full of Italian food, which was quite good, but we could not get a cup of coffee at lunch time after our meal - sorry, no coffee machine. The music was also very, very loud and had a constant boom, boom sound which made conversation very difficult. I would not go back there.
  3. EE

    EvrimE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single dish we tried was very tasty . Prices are a little bit higher than similar restaurants. A bit too loud when there is live music . If you choose to chat over a meal maybe try to choose a time when there is no live music.
  4. BF

    BiaF

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very good food and drinks! But very noisy and hard to hear the person across from you.
  5. RM

    RosemaryM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Food was good but music was extremely loud. Great place for a drink but converstion when dining was impossible. Maybe put a warning on the description so customers understand what they are booking. We are from out of town, unfamiliar with the restaurant and did not realise it had nightclub volume music. Would not recmmend for dining. Great for an upbeat drink.
  6. J

    Jess

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Good food and location BUT FAAAAAAR too loud couldn’t even hear my mates who were right next to me. Please turn the dj beats down next time as that ruined the ambience. Thanks though.
  7. GS

    GregS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good, but it is consistently good. First time I’ve had the $28 lunch special and my guest and I agreed it was incredible value for such good food and wine
  8. R

    Redd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Cocktails were great, but the staff were very stuck-up. Would it kill them to smile?
  9. EB

    EmmaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Fantastic cocktails Very loud. Very busy. Some of the staff were not friendly
  10. H

    Harry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Music was way too loud to have dinner. Service and food was great! Only complaint i would have was the music being too loud
  11. SP

    SophieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious and the scene was wonderful. Made my boyfriends birthday very enjoyable. not much interaction from the staff but understandable considering how busy it was. 10/10
  12. l

    lewi

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and drinks were lovely, reasonably priced and tasted great! Atmosphere was nice and the yarra was a nice back drop to lunch. Only thing to fault from our lunch experience was that we felt that staff were rushing us, from the moment we got there we were told we needed to leave by 5:45, even though our lunch was at 2:15 and we were unlikely to be there that long. And then we were told we had to settle our bill at 4pm and rushed by the waitress to pay although we were still getting food and drinks at that time. Other people sitting around us who had been there since before we arrived were not being rushed by staff. Other then that, we thoroughly enjoyed time at Soho, and would definitely go again!
  13. LM

    LynM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Music was way too loud & completely unnecessary..... even the staff couldn't hear what you were saying and agreed with us it was too loud even for them. Could recommend for the food but not for the noise. Recommend turning the music down. We were so glad when we finished our meal so we could head to the pub to be able to hear ourselves talk. Would have stayed for more drinks except for the noise.
  14. L

    Lorna

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very nice, thank you. Staff were all very attentive & pleasant to deal with. Overall it was a lovely evening. Thank you
  15. KR

    KristieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was awesome!! Steak however was way over priced at $67 not including any sides, asked for medium and it was very well done. Soho pizza ace👌
  16. EL

    ELIZABETH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Soho was so-so. The food was average. The salad was over priced for just a bowl of rocket and a couple of thin slices of pear. The pizza was okay, very oily. Didn’t feel it was great value for money.
  17. DM

    DaniM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Music way too loud, I couldn’t even hear my partner sitting right next to me. Crammed in like sardines. Staff rude and always in a rush and the food was terrible. Will definitely not be coming back or recommending this venue to anyone in the future.
  18. M

    Maddie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had to leave and move to another restaurant because our table was at the front, right near the large speakers and the music was so loud we couldn’t hear each other speak. At 6pm we thought this was unnecessary and no other restaurants along that area were playing music that loud. Disappointing.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catching up with friends
  20. AK

    AlexandrosK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommend Soho. Friendly staff, food was amazing, excellent vibe. Was on a date with my partner and we had a blast. Will be back for another date night for sure.
  21. E

    Ellw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Was good just waited a very long time for our food
  22. M

    Monique

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Honestly, I would have had a much nicer time if the music weren't so loud. I was sitting at a table with 3 friends and we couldn't hear each other without yelling, and even then it was difficult. Really disappointing when you are trying to catch up with each other. It really killed the dinner for us. I feel sorry for the staff, that level of noise surely has to be an occupational hazard for them. I was only there for 2 hours and could definitely feel hearing damage had been done. Please guys, it's okay to have loud music, but that's just unnecessary. Will not be back.
  23. MB

    MichyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time for my b’day. Would have been nice to be treated to a drink.
  24. K

    Kristina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere and ambiance. Friendly and outgoing staff. Will definitely come back. The only thing they didn't have was high chairs (understandable) but enough room to bring pram in and maneuver around. I let them know in advance and they accommodated a table with space for pram.
  25. KD

    KaceyD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Cool venue along side the river , however we booked for nine people and the girl sat us at a table for 8. The table was very cramped and not a lot of space !! And the music was very loud so it was hard to hear each other. The Food was good we enjoyed the entrees a lot more than the actual main dishes
  26. u

    unknown

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Overall this was very good the only downfall the staff are not very nice
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting friends from interstate.
  28. a

    anon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    food was over cooked and service was poor, has a 15 minute grace period but gave our table away (we were 5 minutes late)
  29. RB

    RhondaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The main problem is that the music was far too loud for an eating establishment where people like to eat and chat. Could barely hear each other speak. Food was great, service was great and overall venue was great. Music just toooooo loud.
  30. KD

    KetanD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Very Noisy restaurant No one attended to take our food and drink order for 20 minutes and we had to request one of the waitresses who was serving on the next table Very poor service Not at all recommended
  31. JC

    JoeC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Waitstaff very accommodating and attentive. Live music way too loud. Otherwise okay experience.
  32. D

    Dania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great! Staff were all friendly and happy to be there. Only downside was the positioning of our table, we were by the walkway so many people walking past and we had speakers right above our head which was really loud and hard to hear each other. Definitely will be back
  33. GT

    GenniT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent restaurant, also in terms of location, food and excellent quality, courteous and kind staff! Really to try and a stop to do if you are in Melbourne!
  34. C

    Ceee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab & varied meals ordered by our table of 9 from amazing barramundi to pizza. Incredibly attentive & great staff! Very welcoming including to our children. Great atmosphere & location.
  35. YA

    YewandeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it. Great ambiance and food. Very friendly staff. And the food is delicious with good portions.
  36. a

    anon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    servings expensive and small very loud long wait times
  37. RC

    RufaroC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was really good, the drinks and food were amazing. Only downside was we were charged for water when we didn’t request it, it was offered to us.
  38. AD

    ArshD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The food and drinks were really good. However the floor manager was quite rude. We had a birthday cake with us and a staff member offered us to store it in fridge for us. Later when we were celebrating and cutting the cake the manager came and stopped is in the middle just to say there's an extra charge for the cake. The charge is okay but should be informed at the beginning instead of interrupting a person cutting the cake surrounded by people. The behavior of the lady was quite disappointing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed the music like shakira and loved the lively and fun vibe. Pornstar martini is so yummy- loved the pineapple juice
  40. KC

    KylieC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow just wow. I am left breathless but the astounding experience. The food, amazing, service, amazing, the ambience… you guessed it! Amazing.

FAQs

Soho Restaurant and Bar is rated 4 stars by 372 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Soho Restaurant and Bar

2/4 Riverside Quay, Southbank, AU-VIC 3006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southbank

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:45 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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