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Soho Restaurant and Bar, Southbank, AU-VIC

Soho Restaurant and Bar

4.2
4.2
272 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian

Authentic Italian food, classic cocktails & live music where the city meets the river.

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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

What 272 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • City Centre

    Hot Spot

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

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  1. MP

    MadelynP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    Was quite disappointed with the poor service, how cramped/crowded and loud the venue was and quality of food for the price we paid. The only saving grace was that the food was delivered quickly.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding vibe

  3. A

    Aria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Some food was brilliant, which as our starter bruschetta. But other items seemed like a waste of money. The side of “roast potatoes” were wedges, and the steak came out over cooked. For a $48 dish, the steak was small. And only came with 2 mushrooms. There were no potatoes or green vegetables. It was quite disappointing. The spatchcock was beautiful, but again could have come with some greens for the price it costs.

  4. NT

    NathanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Soho has a great vibe and atmosphere. The service and food was fantastic.

  5. GC

    GaileC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A favourite on Southbank that we keep coming back to. Good food, friendly service & great vibe!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Nice food and a good menu. Nice ambience, had a lovely meal. Would happily return again.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Food was amazing. Service a little slow and lacking. Drinks menu taken away after ordering and no offer of a second drink when we had finished. I’d still return and give them another chance

  8. M

    Mary

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    The food was fair. Slightly overpriced for what it was. Staff were not very friendly, and when ordering the waiter did not seem to understand the difference between the low gluten option (listed as glo on the menu) and gluten free, I requested the low gluten option as I am not coeliac but follow a low FODMAP diet (meaning you can have some gluten) instead I was given gluten free pasta - not the end of the world but after speaking to him about it for 10 minutes it was rather frustrating as it was not what I had ordered - staff were also rather rude and the ambience was very loud (unpleasantly so), you had to shout to talk to other people on the table. Overall, not a great experience- will not be returning.

  9. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I don’t like the maximum time in there. No mention that when im booking but when we want to order again the staff said close order to my table because someone has to book this table allready

  10. DC

    DomenicaC

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Sorry it was too loud in there, couldn’t hear the waitress or my family. Recommend to lower the music

  11. V

    Vero

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    The food was lukewarm at best and a huge disappointment as it was a cold winter night and we were seated outside after booking a table inside. In terms of value for money this was a big letdown and the staff, apart from one friendly male waiter, were brisk and snobby. Would not revisit unless for the cocktails, which were great.

  12. MM

    MMMM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Very poor service, rude and abrasive staff, rushed you the whole time. Even for a special occasion (18th birthday), upon entry to the venue told we had to be off the table by a certain time and then reminded frequently by the staff throughout the sitting. This made you feel very uncomfortable.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Poor food, took ages to bring out a beer. Unprofessional staff as well

  14. MG

    MichaelG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great food, great vibe and equally great service. Would definitely visit again in our next holiday

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    The food was good, my slow cooked lamb was a little too dry for my liking. Overall experience felt very rushed as 10 minutes after we sat down a reservation sign was placed on our table for the next booking - surely this would have been more appropriate after we had left and the table was cleaned?

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    We we placed outside in 10 degree weather with no heating.

  17. H

    Hayley

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    We booked a table for 8 people and we were sat at 2 tables of 4 that couldn’t be put together! When asked if we could change to a more fitting table for our booking size they said that is what I booked, which was not the case. They were also not empathetic of this situation at all.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    service was absolutely shocking. it was a monday night & not busy at all, yet nobody ever came to take our order. we had to call them over twice, as it had been 45 minutes and nobody had served us. there was staff literally standing around doing nothing, but still didn’t serve us?? very disappointing

  19. HK

    HelenaK82

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Customer service And fantastic vibes. I Highly recommend visiting this place with friends or family. You won’t be disappointed.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    The waiter we had was very rude and began to yell at us as i asked her why our seat has been taken by someone else whilst we went to the bathroom and we were simply just looking for another table. She swore at me and said ‘ for f’s sake ‘ as i told her i didn’t appreciate how she was speaking to us, so I asked to speak to the manager but no one ever came, i love the cocktails here and usually have a great time so this was fairly upsetting.

  21. JE

    JESS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    Super loud and crowded. Was not a very good setting to be able to speak to my friends at dinner. Tables were far to close to other patrons. Food was good though.

  22. FL

    ForbesL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    This visit not as good as previous visit We had to ask for clean cutlery after our entree , were told no burgers and none for a month, actually we had burgers three weeks earlier, however our meals were good. Then we asked for coffees , sorry no coffee today !! We could not believe it, so sorry will not be back .

  23. a

    amberc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    When we arrived the music was so loud you couldn’t hear anything. However staff were quick to turn it down to a reasonable level. Staff were great. Very accommodating. Food was good. Venue in a good spot.

  24. MR

    MR80

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Be warned. They refused to sit us in the dining area for our dinner booking (3people). When we asked can we please be moved they advised us that the dining area was for groups of 4 or more people only (would have been good if this was told upfront) They placed us sitting on hard uncomfortable high metal bar stools at a high tiny table which would normally be used for casual drinks, not dinner plates. It was right by the entrance and constantly getting bumped by people. The food was average. Cocktails were nice. The venue was very loud like a bar/nightclub.. lots of people standing & crowded. I won't return for dinner but maybe just drinks. It was disappointing to see empty dinner tables for our whole reservation duration, I can't understand why they couldn't acknowledge our request & seat us in the dining area as there clearly was availability.

  25. BC

    BCBee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Nothing like sitting in a dark corner at your table for 12 by yourself for 20 minutes and wondering where everyone is then finally discovering the stupid Maitre D has been sending your party through to a different table due to not checking for a booking NAME or COMPANY but a NUMBER OR GUESTS. People from this work function were all men who hadn't bothered to look at how many were coming so when asked 'table for 31 people?' simply shrugged and said 'I guess?'. Seriously. When I finally noticed one of them arrive and be ushered out the back and realised what was going on, then asked what was going on all she could keep saying was 'I asked were they here for a table for 31 people and they said yes!" Um since when is that how one confirms a booking? Try asking for the company name or person who booked the table which they all obviously knew. Luckily someone who knew what they were doing was there with her when I complained and arranged to resend the appetizers which I had come out for the booking time and were going cold, and the rest of the night was reasonable but honestly. That amount of incompetence and lack of apology really put a negative spin on the evening.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    Disappointed with how loud the music was, couldn’t have a conversation while enjoying dinner

  27. JP

    JulieP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The restaurant was beautiful, food, staff and service were excellent. The music was a bit too loud for the over 60’s.

  28. JH

    JasonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food excellent service. The atmosphere was amazing.

  29. s

    sarahm

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Staff are rude, security are truce, food was really nice though

  30. SW

    SueW

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The music volume increased during our lunch and it became more difficult to converse.

  31. SB

    SoniaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place to have a great time. The managers are lovely especially the African man on Friday is a gentleman man..

  32. AB

    AidenB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Maybe seated a little bit further from the Dj and speaker next time, struggles to have a conversation without yelling most of the night

  33. PD

    PiyushD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Absolutely a disappointment, server specially at the gate are uncouth and have no sense of placing guests on the table.

  34. R

    Rkrk

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    Staff were busy but were also too interested in each other rather than the customer. This was not all staff by any means but it still impacted on overall ambience

  35. SK

    SusanaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place for after work drinks/dinner. I took my team for dinner and the service was amazing! Food was yummy and ambiance was fantastic. Will definitely be back

  36. J

    Jess

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location with a relaxing environment, responsive, professional and friendly service, delicious food and reasonably priced, extensive wine list.

  37. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service by all especially Sonia who was lovely and looked after us. All the food and drinks were delicious, will definitely be back for more!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great place, friendly staff, tasty food.

  39. FD

    FrankD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Didn’t like the pasta is was more like noodles and the meals were warm not hot. Staff was great.

  40. P

    Paige

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Need new bouncers as they can’t determine what a real vs fake ID is. Would let my 20 yo friend in with us. Ruined my birthday!

FAQs

Soho Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 272 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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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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