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The Breslin Bar & Grill, Melbourne, AU-VIC

The Breslin Bar & Grill

4.4
4.4
278 Reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary American

The aim of our food is to showcase the amazing produce to be had within a 200 km radius of Melbourne. Taking in the Otway’s, Gippsland, and the Peninsula. Whole carcass usage looks at both our primary cuts such as fillet, sirloin, rump and T-bone as well a secondary cuts and offal. A Mornington Peninsula based produce supplier allows us to change quickly with the seasons to present to you a balanced menu. Dry aging is a technique we use at The Breslin which allows the meat to break down with natural enzymes and removes water content from the cut. This technique presents as a very tender piece of meat with good gamey flavours.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, European

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9686 2110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Southbank

  • Cross street

    Southbank River Promenade, accross Flinders Station

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. JT

    68JT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Sat outside some noise from neighbouring venue, but that didn’t bother us. Scotch fillet steak very skinny and not overly tender…really wasn’t good value. Sliders were tasty, love the sashimi. A big downer from our last visit was the icy reception from the lad at the door. He may have been the shift supervisor and overworked, made us feel a little uncomfortable!

  2. GY

    GabrielleY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Very nice food. Manager's service was great. However the waitress needs more training. She ordered wrong meal for us. That was fine. But She took my cutlery away and did not give me new set. Also, when the gentleman asked for the bill, she read out loudly how much we spent and let our guest know. That was a bit weird for this kind of restaurant. Anyway, we can understand that she may be new and Friday night was busy. We may come back again for the nice food and excellent Manager. But not with guests

  3. W

    Wagashi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely food and romantic vibes! Beautiful decorations. A bit understaff.

  4. CG

    CliffG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

  5. S

    Stuart

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a really nice place to eat, I use it for business dinners quite regurlarly. The food and service is excellent and the ambience is really nice. Really good food at prices that don't break the bank...highly reccomend !

  6. LJ

    LiluJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The ambiance, service and food was really good !!

  7. D

    Damian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service is fantastic here. I have dined here numerous times over the past few years and its always great

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend dining at Breslin.

  9. MB

    MicheleB

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely night, service was excellent and attentive. Food was outstanding especially the Madras Lamb Shoulder. Will definitely visit again soon.

  10. BC

    BenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It is a very warm and welcoming bar. The atmosphere is what you would want for a lovely night out with your partner. The staff were on top of it. Can't wait to return.

  11. SK

    SteveK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food at a fair price. Asked for a warm area and got it. Service was friendly and efficient.

  12. s

    steven

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Staff were amazing. It was very cold inside a tad uncomfortable

  13. SC

    StephenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was very good, received our meals within 15 minutes from ordering. Staff were very nice and accomodating.

  14. DT

    DaveT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is amazing and the staff are professional and friendly. While the prices are up there the experience is well worth it. Highly recommended.

  15. RB

    RachaelB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Service was very slow, food was nice but not worth the money. A $60 steak was chewy, and salad was a handful of parsley. If I’m gonna spend $200 on two mains and 2 drinks, I want to be wowed. Was a serious let down

  16. RA

    RudiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Food will recommend to anyone. Nice atmosphere

  17. JL

    JadeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service for a dinner our with a group of colleagues.

  18. CL

    CalvinL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Heating for outdoor seating could be better. Drinks menu wasn’t provided together with food menu. Food is really good, although the fillet served was more like medium well instead of the medium rare I requested.

  19. SA

    SweetA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A very enjoyable night… Our waitress How was amazing and the food was delicious… How good is a beef Wellington and really well cooked ribs… Second time this year I’ve been there and certainly not the last time. The only thing would be a couple more selections on the wine list but perhaps you could BYO if you wanted something special… Overall definitely recommend Breslin’s

  20. LW

    LauraW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    outstanding service and meals as usual. Always reliable A+ for dinner

  21. DE

    DeanE

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alway happy with their service and food is always yummy

  22. SN

    SteveN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, and very handy location. I would definitely recommend dining here. Service was excellent. Nice, uncomplicated menu, and a good wine ist. Friendly staff

  23. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food! Highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be returning.

  24. d

    donnab

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff very friendly and acomadating. My husband had steak cooked to perfection. I had Greek lamb salad delicious

  25. J

    Jobby

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you so much. Food and services were delicious and excellent. We have wonderful time in the restaurant last night

  26. C

    Carl

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    My steak was over-chooked. I asked for Medium rare. They suggested Medium for that type of steak, it came out well done. It was still nice, but a little dry. My girlfriend's pasta had chunks of lemon rind in it which was bitter. If it wasn't for these things it would be 5-star all around.

  27. MM

    MaryM

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great night at Breslin. Excellent food, lovely cocktails and the staff were just lovely - nothing was a bother and everything was served with a smile and sense of humour. Absolutely recommend!

  28. M

    Mitchell

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Decided to come here for my first Mother’s Day lunch. We were sat in the back corner next to an ugly garden bed with empty pots and a plastic plant wall. My cocktail was forgotten and it was almost one hour before I got a drink and I had to ask a few times before it came. Service was awful, had to continually ask for my water glass to be filled (you could at least provide a bottle on the table if you can’t manage to fill when empty). My partners ribs weren’t great quality. Meals were very expensive for what they were. I understand that it was Mother’s Day and that they might be busy however the inside of the restaurant was empty and there were several empty tables on the deck and more than enough staff. Would have appreciated a table closer to the bustle of south wharf instead of the corner and to have a bit better service. Disappointing for my first Mother’s Day. We won’t be back.

  29. L

    Lachlan

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great express lunch menu. The Portuguese chicken is fantastic.

  30. M

    Mel444

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great feed here with plenty of choices on the menu

  31. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Excellent meal however ambience was ruined a little when the barman would smash bottles into the bin as opposed if he just placed them. It was a little off putting to hear a loud smash of glass every 5 min..............

  32. AM

    AdrianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had been looking forward to dining here for a while and finally got the chance. The evening started a bit frosty with the lady greeting us at the front stand. Maybe she was having a bad day. Once seated the table service was outstanding , food was simple but very well done. Drinks were good value and we didn't have to wait to long. Meals were not shoved in front of you with our waitress kindly asking when we were ready for each service. Can't wait to go back.. Excellent

  33. LG

    LauraG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was perfect. Enjoyed lunch with the family and ambience was very nice.

  34. TC

    TroyC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was amazing. We all love the beef ribs. The service is good. After all, a good restaurant!

  35. d

    dc0112

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was awesome, but service a little lacking. When we asked to split bill, they were happy to do 50/50, but not allowing one person to pay for their portion, with the remainder paid by another (go figure)

  36. R

    Razz

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Service was terrible. Had to ask for service otherwise we’d be forgotten. I can understand if restaurants short staffed then don’t book for max if can’t provide a decent service. Patrons also want a great experience but nights like this leaves a bitter experience.

  37. PT

    PhilT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The pork ribs were the best I’ve ever had - so tender and delicious!

  38. MM

    MonikaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Nice food nice service fast served main .took very long for desert. too noisy and everage in term of price.

  39. Q

    Quin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    Love the food and the view, we had a great dinner together and enjoyed the fantastic food. However the price quite bit too expensive compared to the portion. I will be back at this placeee

  40. ED

    EmileD

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good overall service, the food was good. We had the lunchtime special so was good value.

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The Breslin Bar & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Google Map for The Breslin Bar & Grill

3 Southbank Boulevard Melbourne, AU-VIC 3006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Southbank River Promenade, accross Flinders Station

  • Neighborhood

    Southbank

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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