Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. City Centre
  5. South Wharf
The General Assembly, South Wharf, AU-VIC

The General Assembly

4.1
4.1
126 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Experience the essence of Melbourne without navigating your way through confusing back streets and alleyways. And if Melbourne’s weather is living up to its reputation, fear not because The General Assembly caters to four seasons in a day.

Peruse the delicious menu which offers Melbourne’s latest food trends, while you sample a huge range of drinks and listen to local acoustic artists.

Don’t leave without checking out the street art installations around the venue which mirror Melbourne’s hidden laneways.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9682 6007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Located a stone’s throw from the CBD, next door to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and with impressive city skyline and riverfront views, The General Assembly is an ideal venue to hold your next function.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (03) 9682 6007

  • Neighborhood

    South Wharf

  • Cross street

    Seafarer's Bridge

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the DFO car park. Please ask our staff for parking discount vouchers.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Disabled Access

  • Melbourne

    Hot Spot

  • Melbourne

    Live Music

  • Melbourne

    Sunday Lunch

  • City Centre

    Hot Spot

  • City Centre

    Great for Lunch

  • City Centre

    Scenic View

  • City Centre

    Sunday Lunch

  • City Centre

    Modern Australian

Sort by

Filters

  1. AS

    AlistairS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The General Assembly is always one of our favorite places to dine.
  2. AW

    AndrewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Superb service. Helped me setup a group tab on the self ordering system which works amazingly for corporate groups. Good yummy. Great beer. Thank you.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good atmosphere
  4. NB

    NicoleB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food (we had many of the share plates and every single one was delicious) and a fun ambience outside but under cover. Staff super engaging. Good wine list.
  5. TP

    TraceyP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Disappointing. Entrees came out after the meal. Ordered then had to wait almost 1 hour for food.
  6. AF

    AndrewF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a nice family lunch. Standard pub fare but done well and food came out quickly. Bit pricy, but no doubt due to the location and the nice view. Service was good and staff helpful.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks, live music was amazing - everyone was enjoying themselves.
  8. SH

    SophieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Would have been nice to have some service instead of QR codes
  9. RB

    RowanB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Food came to the table slow and incorrectly. Some staff were also quite rude. Meals were over priced and was not worth the amount paid. I would not recommend this place if other venues are available
  10. KH

    KatH

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant/bar with beautiful river views and affordable food/drink.
  11. a

    aaaaa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I've been to The General Assembly a few times and it has been consistently good. The food is fabulous, the atmosphere is brilliant, live music, not too loud. Its casual and cool. love it.
  12. GM

    GarryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful venue, with great ambience and very attentive staff. The limited dietary options were a little difficult, but we tried and got there. Excellent value.
  13. LM

    LoudMama

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. We came with a bunch of loud baby and kids but they were super helpful and understanding. We felt comfortable (I’m sure they staff and people around didn’t lol sorry about the crying and whinging from our table) I would highly recommend! Food is good too but quite pricey for what they offer.
  14. a

    aaaaa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The General Assembly is a great place to meet for a drink and something to eat after work, or hang out on the weekend for a casual meal and listen to the live music. The music isn't too loud, it's perfect for the space. The atmosphere is fabulous.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    The food and venue were fantastic but the front of house staff for the most part were hopeless and lacked care (except 1 lady). We had organised a birthday cake to be brought out as a surprise which was spoiled by 3 wait staff on seperate occasions yelling out to our table “are you ready for us to bring out the cake now” - like seriously it’s not hard to work out that these things are a surprise.
  16. AG

    AmandaG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    No service is required. You sit and do everything else on your phone. No one asks how your meal is or if you need anything. Just like ordering uber eats.
  17. T

    Tanjo

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and entertainment. Thanks for making it a great night out for a special occasion.
  18. ML

    MichaelL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My sons 30th birthday. The atmosphere was great, the decor and sitting alongside of the Yarra River was inviting. The service and friendly and attentive staff made for a great evening with family.
  19. BM

    BecM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great great great! The services was amazing and food was great! Will definitely go back .
  20. e

    elishab

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience. Every single interaction was met with warmth and kindness. The music was fabulous, the lovely lady as the host and the chefs food was delicious. Big shout out to Ben who delivered our cocktails. He was one special human. Thanks for making our day so awesome!
  21. RL

    RebeccaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality drinks and food. Good service. Love the music live :)
  22. RM

    RebeccaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It would have been nice to have more than 2 pieces of broccolini and a small tablespoon of cauliflower purée with my $38 steak. Compared to other meal sizes I felt a bit ripped off. The steak was cooked beautifully though and was very tasty.
  23. LY

    LelY

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great live music - good menu and the staff are very welcoming
  24. VA

    VickiA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent post The Lume lunch at The General Assembly. had 4 share plates and each was a good size and very tasty.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was absolutely amazing, I wish I could remember the name of the girl who waited our table because she was fantastic. Food was delicious, cooked really well with nice fresh ingredients. Lovely to sit out looking at the water while we ate.
  26. AB

    AnnieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great waterside place to relax with friends over a leisurely lunch. Complying with all COVID rules and still manged to be attentive and timely with their service. Food was very tasty and good meal sizes and menu. Those with special dietry requirements will be happy to see VEG GF etc. maked clearly
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly staff, tasty food- we had calamari as an entree, it was piping hot and melted in your mouth! Love the live music!
  28. LH

    LHAE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Not as many food options as we would have liked. Location great though. Just a bit noisy with screaming Christmas parties
  29. F

    Fariba

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Great location and interior however the food menue especially in mains is very limited and a bit over priced.
  30. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    It was pleasant indoor/ outdoor dinning. Drinks were good. Menu was more like bar snacks
  31. HH

    HungryHungry

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    It was a beautiful day and a great location on the river. We understand that staffing is hard ATM but the policy of not allowing the purchase of drinks from the bar is hard to fathom. The app for ordering was not working with members of our party having to go to the bar to order/pay. Starters ordered with the app didn't arrive at our table until after the mains were finished. The app shut us out whilst looking at the menu and then we couldn't get back into the app for a while.... The music was loud for a lunch time event making conversation difficult. I realize staff like to have the music loud enough to enjoy, but they're at work. The punters are trying to have a conversation so it should be at the level to suit the punters. The food was ok but nothing to get excited about. Again, I'm sure staffing is a problem, but if Melbourne wants people back in the CBD it's got to get the basics right. Unfortunately I wont be booking at The General Assembly again. I hope these things can be resolved. Because it's a great location for lunch and a bit of Christmas shopping at DFO.
  32. KC

    KarinaC

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our early dinner pre concert, outside under cover, table QR service, yummy food, also a great selection of non alcoholic drinks.
  33. CC

    ColleenC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The salmon was cooked to perfection and I complimented the chef on this . Rather noisy but other than that overall a good dining experience
  34. d

    davem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great Xmas team lunch, staff were very friendly, terrific location, great drinks
  35. JL

    JackieL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken schnitzel was superb Great ambiance Live music was great
  36. FL

    FleurLN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soniya and her team were wonderful. Thank you for making my Birthday special.
  37. AM

    AlexanderM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    2nd visit here. Great vibe and location. We are aware and have sympathy for businesses lacking staff or experienced staff since covid. Our table wasnt cleared after our good meal. We also had to request used glasses to be cleared every time a new round was delivered. Didnt seem to be much initiative in this area.
  38. C

    Cecilia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Nice venue but our experience on this particular night was very disorderly, we ordered and paid for chips that never arrived and when followed up said nothing could be done because the kitchen was closed (didn’t receive a refund either), everyone was waiting 15-30min for their drink to arrive, would’ve made the whole experience easier if we could’ve ordered at the bar
  39. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome venue with amazing staff, great food and live music. Had an absolute blast and will be back for sure!
  40. KR

    KarenR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Once ordering drinks via app allow at least 15 mins to get it. Cocktails were taken off the menu due to too many ordered at one time apparently and last drinks called at 9.40pm which seems very early for a Friday night.

FAQs

The General Assembly is rated 4.1 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The General Assembly

29 South Wharf Promenade South Wharf, AU-VIC 3006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Seafarer's Bridge

  • Neighborhood

    South Wharf

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the DFO car park. Please ask our staff for parking discount vouchers.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9682 6007

  • Private party facilities

    Located a stone’s throw from the CBD, next door to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and with impressive city skyline and riverfront views, The General Assembly is an ideal venue to hold your next function.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (03) 9682 6007

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo