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Stalactites Restaurant - Stalactites Restaurant, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Stalactites Restaurant

4.3
4.3
109 Reviews
$40 and under
Greek
We accept booking for groups of 6 and above. Smaller groups can come as a walk in

Experience Stalactites, one of Melbourne's longest established & well known Greek restaurants. Owned and operated by the same Greek family since 1978, Stalactites has long become a Melbourne institution.

Open from 11am-late 7 days a week, Stalactites offers a Greek feast of home made dips, tasty giro souvlaki and chargrilled meats and authentic home made dishes from southern Greece.

Many Gluten Free Options, Vegan and Vegetarian dishes are available including souvlaki, dips and mains.










Reservations accepted for groups above 6 people

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, European

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9663 3316

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dimitra Melios

  • Catering

    Catering available for corporate or home. Please contact manager@stalactites.com.au

  • Private party facilities

    Large group bookings accepted.

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Located on Corner of Lonsdale and Russell Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and 5 multilevel Paid Car Parks available within 2 minute walking distance of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Melbourne Central Station - 5 mins walkParliament Station - 10 mins walkFlinders Street - 20 mins walkClosest tram stop - Swanston Street - 5 mins walk

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Experiences

  • Set Menu - Greek Banquet

    A$60.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Set Banquet Menu served to share between 5 people APPETIZERS MIX DIPS Homemade tzatziki, hommus, tarama & melitzanosalata DOLMADAKIA Homemade herbed rice wrapped in vine leaves, served with homemade tzatziki SAGANAKI Grilled Dodoni Greek kefalograviera cheese HOT SAUSAGES Smoked pork sausages, sliced and grilled WARM FLAT PITA BREAD 5 warm pita MAINS KALAMARI PLATTER Fresh kalamari, sliced, lightly floured and fried GREEK GARDEN SALAD mixed leaf lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, carrot, Greek Feta cheese & kalamata olives sprinkled with oregano & vinaigrette MEAT PLATTER Platter of marinated 5 x chicken fillet skewers, lamb giro from the spit, chicken giro the from the spit, and 5 x homemade Greek rissoles BOWL OF CHIPS

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • City Centre

    Great for brunch

  • City Centre

    Good for groups

  • City Centre

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Was really looking forward to returning to Stalactites but very disappointed with the whole experience. Food was average and quite expensive but mostly the service was just not there - won’t be returning
  2. MS

    MoniqueS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and friendly staff. A bit crowded inside but nice atmosphere. We'll be back.
  3. F

    Fotis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosted about 20 of us and provided an incredible service with amazing food that made everyone's night just that much better. Can't wait for the one!
  4. l

    leahp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food and drink as well as quick service
  5. TM

    TraceyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and wonderful service. Very accommodating to our large group
  6. NB

    NinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking for a delicious Gluten Free Gyros? Look no further, best in Melbourne, hands down. It’s all delicious!!! And the Chips, OMG😱 whatever that herb salt sprinkle is is AMAZING!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great company
  8. ID

    IanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, best chips in Melbourne. Can be a little bit exxy.
  9. JH

    JustineH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I was disappointed with my experience for my birthday dinner. The staff were so busy that they services you like they were serving line. It took almost 20 minutes from being seated to get a menu and that's because we asked. Then another 30 minutes to get someone's attention to even order and another 30 minutes for the food to come. The food itself wasn't spectacular, it was extremely noisy and cramped. Overall a very under whelming experience and there was little character or ambience to make this a place one where I would return to. If I could would choose a different place entirely.
  10. AD

    AnnaD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We really enjoyed our meal - I loved the coeliac friendly gluten free food and the servings were very generous.
  11. WC

    WendyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    it was a work lunch so pre-ordered our meals. Didn't really help as they did not start the order till we had been there 5-10 mins then came to confirm what we had ordered. The meals were lovely except for one in our party that ordered the bean soup, which came out a little after the rest of ours and was not very warm. She did not send it back as it would have taken too long to get it back again.
  12. KA

    KarissaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We look forward with anticipation for our yearly trip to Melbourne to eat here. As a coeliac the options are extensive and they understand about contamination and coeliac which makes it a safe place to eat
  13. FL

    FrancL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We had 2 tables and a group of 18. The food was plentiful and the meat from the spit was magnificent but that’s where the praise ends. The service was atrocious and the attitude that came with every request was as if we were bothering them. Forgot to bring the wine, slow to clear the table of empty beer bottles, we even placed them on the edge of the table where they walked past every minute to just ignore it. Stuffed up the vegetarian orders! Then when it came to settling the bill they forgot to take into account the prepaid booking I made. Been here plenty of times with my wife and all good, maybe because it was a larger group and I was footing the bill my expectations was much greater!!
  14. B

    Bella

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Venue and food was good. Had a table of 9 people. Staff were pushy and rude. A table of 4 received much better service than our table. Quite disappointing actually and wouldn't bother again.
  15. RB

    RobB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service and that’s why I keep coming back 😄
  16. BR

    BarbieR

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had a banquet for 6 people but what did appointed in quantity and wat it came out There was only one piece off cheese to start with for 6 people Then it came with one salad one plate dip with bread and. Calamari But when that was finished they brought out large plate off meat and nothing to go with it. No salad or dip or bread I’m sure most people would like to have something other than eating a plate off meat One salad wasn’t enough for 6 people either dips or chips ir bread We spent just under $450 dollars for that
  17. KL

    KelliL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked an upstairs table online for a birthday celebration, I received a confirmation via email. The night was a huge success. The staff, the service, food and drinks were spot on. We were allowed to bring in a birthday cake, Stalactites were very obliging, provided plates and a cutting knife. Thank you very much for a memorable night.
  18. K

    Kiwi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was exceptionally slow and three main dishes took over an hour to arrive after the first items, which we had wanted to eat with the other dishes. The meat was also very fatty. For the food we ate and very few drinks it was exceptionally expensive and certainly not worth the money. I would not go again.
  19. BD

    BruceD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Very flavoursome food! Prompt service, bill splitting would have been a nice touch to finish but wasn’t available
  20. MN

    MohamedN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stalactites accommodated to all our needs and made us feel as welcomed as possible. Food was delicious and left everyone content.
  21. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, and atmosphere Service was prompt
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lots of it. Could not falter in anyway. They accommodated our large group and excellent service
  23. AG

    AGWAWS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked last moment for 16 people work event, amazing food and plenty of it when doing a banquet.
  24. E

    Elena

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Very difficult to get the attention of anu staff, very dismissive and seemed like they really didn’t want to be there. Food was average, have had better souvlakis at food trucks, not much flavour.
  25. B

    Bridget

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Great food but the service was terrible. Waiter kept forgetting our drinks, impossible to get the waiters attention. I would of liked 4 glasses at wine through our long meal but barely managed to get 2 from the waiter. Drinks came after food very annoying!
  26. JT

    JodyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST lamb cutlets in town! And great service too - thank you.
  27. SR

    SimonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional and prompt service as is food delivery after ordering. We had a table booking of 7 seated, served and out he door in 45 minutes so that we could make it to our Comedy Festival show on time. We all ordered souvlakis which is their specialty to help keep it simple and avoid delays. Fresh, yummy food - you haven't lost your touch in all these years guys, keep up the great work - we will be back!
  28. MR

    MadisonR

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    The food took almost an hour and a half to come out, staff forgot to put our order through and when asked where it was the staff were rude and unapologetic. The staff didn't put the food on the table they stood there and looked at us holding the plates expecting us to take everything. One particular staff member had a rude sour look on her face when she came over. The food was delicious but we ordered starters, dips, platters to share and mains and they all came out at once. My understanding is that starters would come out first.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Was pretty good it was incredibly busy when we went but the staff handled it well
  30. BJ

    BradJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and fast service. Got my order wrong but quickly fixed the problem. Nice waiters upstairs.
  31. DM

    DanielleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, and amazing service gluten free options
  32. JC

    JulianaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best greek restaurant in Melbourne! The people were nice and professional.
  33. DR

    DarrenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite Greek Restaurant, food is always outstanding, especially the mixed meat platter which is a must if visiting here.
  34. D

    Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food has not changed in 20 years still as good as i remember. My kids made the loudest noise, sorry to ither diners!
  35. JP

    JohnP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. Service great. Slightly noisey if your trying to talk to people on a big table. Not a whole lot of room between tables. But food is so good nothing else matters
  36. FO

    FamilyOuting

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Efficient friendly service, lovely food. Would recommend this restuarant highly
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Theres usually a line outside for walk ins for 10 ppl and under. And so whats the use of booking tables when u have to wait outside anyway? We told the waitress walking outside we had a booking and told us to wait in line...and the time we got through the line the Manager said we didnt have a table yet because you were 15 mins late but told her a waitress told us to wait in line? She was apologetic at the end, but come on. And then patrons sitting outside abusing us for pushing in? What is the use of your bookings? Dont bother booking for a table, its a recipe for a stressful night. Just wait in line like other people, not sure why they offer to book you a table when it wont happen. In saying that food was very good, would have been a perfect birthday party without the debacle.
  38. AB

    AngelaB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational food every time! Dining in, going to a theatre show, fast service if in a hurry, good prices! Have been a patron for 25+ years The Mixed Dips & Meat Platter never disappoint! When it comes to Takeaway Souvas they are the best in Melbourne!! Highly Recommend
  39. MR

    MaxineR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good gluten free food
  40. AK

    AmeliaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fantastic food and brilliant that they are Coeliac certified so my 7 year old can eat safely.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • 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

Stalactites Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9663 3316.

Stalactites Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 109 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 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Stalactites Restaurant

177 - 183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located on Corner of Lonsdale and Russell Street

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and 5 multilevel Paid Car Parks available within 2 minute walking distance of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Melbourne Central Station - 5 mins walkParliament Station - 10 mins walkFlinders Street - 20 mins walkClosest tram stop - Swanston Street - 5 mins walk

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dimitra Melios

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9663 3316

  • Catering

    Catering available for corporate or home. Please contact manager@stalactites.com.au

  • Private party facilities

    Large group bookings accepted.

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