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The Mill

#2,527 of 3,451 Restaurants in Melbourne}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Cafe,
71 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9600 1454
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  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, Cafe, Wine Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
71 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviews (122)
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1 - 10 of 119 reviews

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Unfortunately the so-called crispy skin pork belly was anything but crispy; very fatty, un-crispy, and very salty. Those that chose the Seafood platters were happier. However, in their defence, the staff accepted the criticism (as did the chef) and we were provided with a free...More

Thank Simon K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The entrance was half way along the Lane -downstairs was a club -with drinking /dancing /DJ music. The upstairs region was a 2 part restaurant.. The menu was varied and mid priced to high. My meal was risotto which was tasty but sloppy, the pizza...More

Thank Eclectic E
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stopped for a quick lunch break and were happily surprised by the quality of the food served in this quite touristic area. The 1-course + 1 glass of wine formula was then of perfect quality / price ratio. We recommend!

1  Thank mikevdb59
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We have visited Hardware Lane each time we have been to Melbourne recently and The Mill is another of the good places along this lane to have a meal and a couple of drinks. The service we received was very friendly and given freely. The...More

1  Thank Vic P
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Camembert for entree - nice but could've done with a sauce for contrast. Then shared the mini burger and meatballs - both very nice. Dessert: ordered cheesecake and the banana fritters. Banana fritters were very ordinary - didn't have the promised salted caramel sauce and...More

1  Thank KSHIOO
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Needed a quick and light meal on the weekend and decided on Hardware Lane. After a few offers we settled on The Mill. Service was quick and efficient. Drinks came quickly and were quite reasonable. We had the Lamb Ragu and the Gnocchi and both...More

1  Thank bendigoboy
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I went here yesterday evening with my 3 year old son and it was terrible mistake and is a key lesson in never going to a touristy part of melbourne to eat. For one thing as soon as you walk down Hardware Lane you are...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

How great is it for a group of 6 to all experiance great food service and leave feeling relaxed and asatisifed! We all ordered different meaks and allof us were extreemly happy with both the service and quality and quantity of meal. The staff were...More

Thank Blackdavel
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Great setting and ambience the food absolutely brilliant very good service we asked for medium rare and got it

Thank Davesparker
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, very fast service yet not in your face and hurried. Very pleasant spot to observe the World go by

Thank Eric M
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
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 30
Bar, Cafe, Wine Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9600 1454
  • E-mail
Fantastically located in the heart of the famous Hardware Lane, The Mill boasts upper-level dining with Juliet balconies, on-the-street dining, as well as a spectacular hidden-gem basement cocktail bar.
The carefully constructed food menu ensures diners have a wide range of choice; from Tapas to the Grill, Steak to Seafood.The Food menu accommodates for a range of dietary requirements; including Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free & Dairy Free.
A well curated drinks list accompanies the Food menu ensuring no patron is left feeling parched.
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