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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%
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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161 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent service Specials were good lunch time portions, not too large. Very tasty Problem was one, concrete floor and hard type ceiling. The noise just bounced off and so made it difficult to hear!! Thus I didn’t give it full marks

Thank johnsteele507
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would have to be the most pretentious over priced restaurant in Melbourne - great atmosphere but full of "want a be" Italian waiters who think that if they add a bit of an accent they will win you over - well never again !. I...More

2  Thank scott670
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined on a Monday night and the food and service as always top notch. We visit The European every time we are in Melbourne and are never disappointed. I would highly recommend eating here, the wine list is always comprehensive and we always find...More

Thank Scah60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great restaurant. The food is just amazing, the place has a beautiful “patina” about it that just exudes comfort and soul and the service is what symmetrical; functional, efficient and straight down the line. Loved it and will go out of my way...More

Thank Grant P
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

The European is steeped in tradition and a noisy, bustling and high energy dining experience awaits. The menu is packed with fine fare and the wine list is first class. On this occasion, the crumbed King George Whiting was excellent and the accompanying salad was...More

Thank Buster2582
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Recently had dinner here on a cold Melbourne night. As soon as you walk in you get this welcoming atmosphere combined with a cozy temperature to get the chill out of your bones. Our waitress, Kylie, sorted us out with drinks 🍸 and menu’s quickly...More

Thank Muddy W
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I visited for the first time with my friend and her parents for breakfast. They are regulars, and I can see why. Yummy coffee, wonderful staff, and delicious meals with generous servings and pricing. I'd like to visit again when i'm back in Melbourne.

Thank Jacquilv
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Nothing beats European food especially on a cold, rainy winters Melbourne day . Located up the top end of the city near Parliament and the Princess Theatre. close to trains, trams and easy to catch an uber or taxi. Parking located in several spots near...More

Thank justalittlebitocd
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We went here at the recommendation of a local and were so pleased that we did. An unpretentious entry opened into a very cosy, narrow, deep restaurant that was full of people and a buzzy atmosphere. We were there at 6.15pm but it was already...More

Thank Ric W
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Went to this restaurant for a quick dinner before seeing Mama Mia at the Process Theatre and as it was next door thought it was an easy location. Had some delicious anchovies on crisp bread and then duck leg, breast and sausage with seasonal vegetables....More

Thank Bella7464
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 0811
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