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The European

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, , Vegetarian Friendly
161 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 0811
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (30 reviews)
“pepper steak” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
161 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As 20 years plus residents of CBD Melbourne, we have been very frequent patrons on this once fabulous and must be seen at venue for breakfast meetings, brunches, dinners and casual weekend drinks. Unfortunately the most recent visit removed any doubt that the once iconic...More

1  Thank Lynden K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I have dined at The European many times when we visit Melbourne. It can get a bit crammed so I do recommend to book, however they will try their best to seat you if you walk in. The restaurant itself is very...More

1  Thank PenelopeG123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were accommodated on Sunday even though we didn’t have a booking. They serve breakfast through to 4pm and also offer a lunch menu and additional choices from the specials board. Our group had buttermilk pancakes, arancini balls, seafood marinara and crumbed king George whiting...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by someone who had been there before and i can understand why! The food was amazing and service was very prompt! Very friendly and polite staff.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place for a quick breakfast while staying in Melbourne. It’s a little dark inside in the back so try and sit up front near window. Coffee was rich and dark. Bread was very good. My eggs Benedict was also very good...More

Thank Jack V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had five dinners in Melbourne and two of them were at The European. We walked to The European from the Windsor Hotel for a late dinner without reservations after a long day at the Australian Open. They welcomed us to their lovely restaurant and...More

Thank ReviewFromTheHood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a European bistro/restau style atmosphere, French and Italian specialities are deliciously cooked abd served. The staff is very welcoming, we had a fabulous Chateaubriand perfectly cooked with great side dishes. Not the less expensive restaurant in Melbourne though...

Thank jcntrip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Late Wednesday evening after the very Nice theater - Beautiful - Carole King story. Hungry. Need a late dinner. Kitchen closed at all restaurangs but two block away we found the European. Even if we are from Europé and mainly looking for asia food I...More

Thank Mats C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate at the european tonight and was disappointed with the signature pepper steak i ordered, Extremely salty to the point of discomfort. My wifes spaghetti marinara was dry and uneventful too. I complained to the waiter who looks like Johnny Depp about my steak...More

1  Thank Gingertwig13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was located close to our hotel, and had a free table for three so we decided to try it and we were not disappointed. While the place may not look spectacular from the outside, the menu is quite ambitious - oysters, foie gras...More

Thank Frisk7
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Questions & Answers
9 October 2017|
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Response from Jason A | Reviewed this property |
Not really a beer place. They have some bottled beer.
5 August 2017|
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Response from Shelly J | Reviewed this property |
You will need to email or call The European direct to get this answer.
10 February 2015|
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Response from Kerrie K | Reviewed this property |
Definitey not the right restaurant for you. There are many others far more suited to children
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 39
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 0811
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