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113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 6363
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brussel sprouts” (40 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (48 reviews)
“duck” (38 reviews)
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a wonderful find. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left the service was 5 ☆☆☆☆☆. We arrived early so went upstairs to the bar for a drink, great ombience, staff were friendly and drinks arrived super quick. Once in the restaurant...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Was in an interstate trip when our friends suggested we go to seamstress! We got the $65 banquette with some cocktails. It was sooo amazing. The presentation, the taste, the waiter! Everything about this place was on point and I highly recommend it to anyone

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great waitstaff. Portions fair. Presentation remarkable. Small spot, former commercial sewing operation. Would have good to have some info on the table or menu. $11 for bottle beer- so good we had two. Sharing plates a must. Expect at least $50 pp but worth the...More

Thank jcnmac
Reviewed 1 week ago

A hole in the wall place in Melbourne. I visited 3 years ago. Was good then and is till good now. They don't have Southern Comfort in case you are desperate for that drink. But it does have an extensive cocktail list.

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here several times and just love it. The kooky old stairs always freak me out (I'm scared of heights) but it's such a charming space over several levels with clothing and spools of thread hanging decoratively all over the place. The drinks are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and this time was with my family (and a young infant). They were more than accommodating for all of us and the food was up to its usual standard.. Excellent!. The smoked wiskey cocktail was awesome and...More

Thank kram66
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Friends walked us over from the Marriott and then up the stairs into the main dining area. Thirty others in groups of 2's, 4's and one table of 8 were enjoying themselves immensely - a great sign. Cocktails for starter drinks are a specialty, while...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We visited Seamstress last night. It was busy, which shows something, and we were still waited on with the utmost professionalism and flair. All of the staff made us feel so comfortable and we're so attentive, and the food was the best pan-Asian I think...More

Thank bethw12264
Reviewed 15 January 2018

From the minute we walked in you could feel it was going to be a good night.The service was fantastic, helpful and friendly. The food was perfect. The balance of flavours and subtleties blended well. One of our friends is celiac so she was over...More

1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Researched this on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a go. The surprise starts immediately. You walk up old wooden stairs to the cocktail bar at the top level. Really cool long narrow bar area with comfortable seating, very pleasant service and a great...More

1  Thank JPJN68
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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9 October 2017|
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Response from Koby B | Reviewed this property |
I likes the Brussels sprouts, as well. We also enjoyed the appy with the foam. Very delicate flavours. The fish was also excellent. But then the food is just very good overall!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 6363
  • E-mail
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