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Panama Dining Room

) #91 of 219 Restaurants in Fitzroy €€ - €€€ , Gluten Free Options
231 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9417 7663
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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17:00 - 23:00All hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
231 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Had a blast at the panama !! Great location food and atmosphere..the band played the decor was great and the food was plentiful.

Thank br0ersm
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Went there with friends, started off with a cocktail which was terrible I could of made better for $22. You have to share plates between 6 people and there wasn't many and were tasteless. Then I waited for desert thinking they can't go wrong there,...More

Thank amante14
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We went to the Panama Dining Room for a friend's birthday and we paid $65 for a set menu. I am a vegetarian and there was absolutely no alteration in the menu for me! Staff barely explained what the food being brought out was and...More

Thank Niki V
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Fixed menu . Tiny serves. Unremarkable, bland , unseasoned. Both entrees were raw, one lamb, one kingfish which gave no choice. The service was good. The food was not particularly. Probably rate 5/10. I certainly won't be back. There is much better out there.

Thank 8mayfair
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Came here for the Valentines day set menu/ Very happy with all the food and drinks. Great service. Will be back :)

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I absolutely adored my experience at Panama Dining Room on Saturday Night. The interior New York inspired loft setting with large bay widows overlooking Collingwood rooftops is gorgeous, the atmosphere was alive and buzzing, and the service was welcoming and exceptionally attentive. Everyone on my...More

Thank Christie T
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

8 of us dined here on a Friday night; couldn't fault the food, wine, service or atmosphere. Probably didn't have the best table, along the walkway to the toilets and lift, but will rectify this on our next visit. Staff were exceptional- maybe a little...More

Thank Zilhills
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Such a great restaurant with a good atmosphere and views over Smith St. The service is second to none and the food is exceptional! Will be back for sure. Try the goat!

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I went here for a work function, and whilst the place has a nice atmosphere and would be described as trendy, it is one of two restaurants that I have eaten at in Melbourne where the meal was $50+ and I left feeling hungry. We...More

1  Thank 13RD4
Reviewed 19 October 2016

From the many sets of steps leading up to this grand Restaurant I felt transported to a different age. Beautifully decked out. Excellent but non intrusive wait staff. As a non meat eater sometimes I struggle with menus ,however I had interesting and great alternatives...More

1  Thank 13cassie13
Management response:Responded 24 October 2016

Awesome!! we are so happy your enjoyed your time at Panama. Our new spring cocktail list is out next week, stay tuned!

Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$28
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Smith St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9417 7663
  • E-mail
Enter off Smith Street and head up two flights of dimly lit stairs to find an awe-inspiring, loft conversion. 'A killer warehouse space serving edgy modern food' The Age Good Food Guide 2017
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