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Golden Monkey

#1,128 of 3,563 Restaurants in Melbourne
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian
Basement, 389 Lonsdale Street | (Enter via Hardware Lane), Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9602 2055
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
2 weeks ago
“Great cocktails and atmosphere ”
27 Jan 2018
“The best bar!!!”
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Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Basement, 389 Lonsdale Street | (Enter via Hardware Lane), Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Return visit on a Saturday night did not disappoint. Appealing cocktail menu and the drinks were expertly prepared. Spacious setting so good for groups and a fantastic playlist. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We started a night out here and the food and service were both amazing!!!! We all had dumplings which were delicious and ordered several drinks of different varieties, each of which were exciting and up to expectations. The staff were incredible, the bar tenders were...More

Thank mckenziem797
Reviewed 28 July 2017

What a great bar for a night out. By the time we got to the Golden Monkey we needed food ! We ordered a selection of Dim Sum off the menu and they didn't disappoint. There was so much food, good quality and really reasonable...More

Thank karenalloyd
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Downstairs modern bar with a magnificent temple style feel. Friendly staff serving up great cocktails and drinks. Food available and the dumplings looked good! Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The decor is really cool and as soon as you walk in you know it's going to be fun. Dim lighting and an intimate atmosphere. Great staff who really make an effort to ensure you have a great time. Cocktails are well made and good...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years and will continue to do so, always quality music, the band on Thursday night is amazing. Free entry and top notch service and seriously quality cocktails. Can't go wrong here

Thank Brendon R
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Worst most over rated cocktail bar in Melbourne. Bad service and worse drinks; go somewhere else!!! Needs a drinks review...

Thank KaiksJimmy
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Called in here for a pre dinner drink on a Friday night but were still able to get a table out on Hardware Lane. Service was quick and friendly and the music was a great mix of new and old. Drinks are a little expensive...More

Thank Ktsnowowl
Reviewed 13 October 2015

You head down the stairs into a red dimly lit Chinese themed restaurant. There were a lot of tables of women here who seemed to be enjoying the selection of cocktails. I found the lamb ribs very tough and fatty but most of the other...More

Thank Tomas G
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Easily one of my favourite bars in melbourne and has been for a number of years. Firstly the bartenders are top notch, in all my years i have never been served a bad cocktail and i have had plenty, their service is also top notch....More

Thank Brendon R
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tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basement, 389 Lonsdale Street | (Enter via Hardware Lane), Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9602 2055
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“Follow the Path of Infinite Divinity, Down the Staircase of Hanging Suns, Through the Valley of Crimson Velvet, Into the Heart of the Golden Monkey” Walk down the stairs from East China Trading Company and pass through the velvet curtains and you are transported into the romance, mystery and decadence of the new look Golden Monkey. Part opium den, part Shanghai 1920s nightspot, Golden Monkey provides the ultimate hedonistic escape for those wanting to party with style.
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