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Panama Dining Room

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Gluten Free Options
231 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9417 7663
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
231 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Had a really great night here with friends, the staff are fantastic, a friendly group and there were smiles, awesome!! Very cool laid back environment, eat, drink, chill out or play a game of pool. The menu had all bases covered, meals were good, unfortunately...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I nearly died after ordering two espresso martinis for $39... they were the smallest cocktail I've had too. Complete waste of moneyMore

Thank Gregg0s
Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Hey Gregg, Sorry to hear that you didn't have a great time here at Panama. We make our espresso martinis' using the industry standard 90ml recipe with a little twist on the flavor, but I can understand the feeling that they look small, as the...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Had a blast at the panama !! Great location food and atmosphere..the band played the decor was great and the food was plentiful.

Thank br0ersm
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Went there with friends, started off with a cocktail which was terrible I could of made better for $22. You have to share plates between 6 people and there wasn't many and were tasteless. Then I waited for desert thinking they can't go wrong there,...More

Thank amante14
Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Hey Amante14, Sorry to hear that you didn't have a great time here in Panama, and that the bone marrow custard was not to your liking. We are constantly pushing ourselves with new flavors, due to this we also change our dishes every few weeks,...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went to the Panama Dining Room for a friend's birthday and we paid $65 for a set menu. I am a vegetarian and there was absolutely no alteration in the menu for me! Staff barely explained what the food being brought out was and...More

Thank Niki V
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Fixed menu . Tiny serves. Unremarkable, bland , unseasoned. Both entrees were raw, one lamb, one kingfish which gave no choice. The service was good. The food was not particularly. Probably rate 5/10. I certainly won't be back. There is much better out there.

Thank 8mayfair
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Came here for the Valentines day set menu/ Very happy with all the food and drinks. Great service. Will be back :)

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I absolutely adored my experience at Panama Dining Room on Saturday Night. The interior New York inspired loft setting with large bay widows overlooking Collingwood rooftops is gorgeous, the atmosphere was alive and buzzing, and the service was welcoming and exceptionally attentive. Everyone on my...More

Thank Christie T
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

8 of us dined here on a Friday night; couldn't fault the food, wine, service or atmosphere. Probably didn't have the best table, along the walkway to the toilets and lift, but will rectify this on our next visit. Staff were exceptional- maybe a little...More

Thank Zilhills
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Such a great restaurant with a good atmosphere and views over Smith St. The service is second to none and the food is exceptional! Will be back for sure. Try the goat!

Thank Ben H
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 28
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9417 7663
  • E-mail
Enter off Smith Street and head up two flights of dimly lit stairs to find an awe-inspiring, loft conversion. 'A killer warehouse space serving edgy modern food' The Age Good Food Guide 2017
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