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Hairy Canary

212 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 2471
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (25 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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212 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviews (140)
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stumbled on this great little bar by accident on Friday night and lucked into their awesome happy hour special - beers $5 and glass of bubbles $5! They also had $10 espresso martinis and if you're a fan of those you know what a...More

2  Thank SurfnPics
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

look up and there are the stairs leading to the hairy canary. A cosy restaurant for casual drinks tapas wood fired pizza or pasta before a show. Service was a little slow but we were there early. pizzas are good to share for girls or...More

1  Thank lyn l
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Two colleagues based in Town Hall suggested we have a lunch meeting here at midday. No body did their research! Standing outside they opened right at midday, with just one delightful young waitress. this is not a meeting venue, the lighting is dim and they...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Booked at 5:30 for dinner before a show. We were made to feel like a total inconvenience by the waitress. Food was ok. We won't be back.

Thank NatandBazza
Reviewed 8 September 2016

A nice little restaurant in the heart of Melbourne with good food and drinks at reasonable prices. Service and food was good. A little funky in the atmosphere.

Thank LC1950
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Popped in here for dinner before the theatre, and loved it. There were 3 of us and we shared a mix of tapas which included scallops, patatas bravas, eggplant chips and saganaki. Delicious. Great standard menu with lots of specials on the board. Staff were...More

1  Thank Chookybirdy
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

What a hidden gem. Easy to book. Easy to find. Great service and great food. Good value for money. Pizza was perfect. Wine list extensive and cocktails list just right. Helpful and informative staff.

Thank Debbie-Ann M
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A bit pricey, having said that I have always enjoyed the food, drinks and overall experience. Great place to go if you are visiting Melbourne and want a quiet night.

1  Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I just stumbled across this little gem. I had walked past and thought it was just a bar. How wrong was I. They do a fabulous breakfast, great coffee and the staff couldn't do enough to help.

Thank Elsie W
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Started here before attending a function with friends.. On a cold, miserable evening starting here for a cocktail and tapas was perfect.. Service was great, food was great.. We will be back!!

Thank Bennykearon
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
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
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 2471
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