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#515 of 3,200 Restaurants in Melbourne
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131 Smith Street | Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9419 5101
12:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The burgers were OK. BUT watch out for the fries. Got caught with the "massive " for $10, lucky to be the equivalent of 2 potatoes

Thank seagull38
Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Came here as a group of four and really enjoyed ordering a variety of dishes from the menu so we could each try a few bites of as much as possible. Thoroughly enjoyed everything and loved sitting at the bar and watching the food get prepped. Loved each dish we ate, but can't say enough about the pavlova.

Thank jambster
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

A recent visit highlight that not everything is at seems at Huxtables. Many of the g rated items were not 100% gluten free. This means the menu is much more limited than you would expect. Very disappointing and even more so, an email asking the team to update the menu more accurately has not been responded. POOR ExPERIENCE frown emoticon

Thank Michael G
Melbourne, Australia
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Also this great place closes it's doors in a few days. We had to go one last time for "the last supper". It did not disappoint. We had beautiful scallops, an amazing lamb curry, chicken wings to die for. So goodbye and thanks for all the great food

Thank Smith-Rashleigh
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

My partner and I have visited Huxtable on several occasions and were sad to hear that it is closing so that the owners can focus on their highly successful Huxtaburger business. So, we felt that we just had to visit one last time and yet again, it did not disappoint. We ordered the Chef's Selection, which at $60pp is excellent... More 

Thank Aaron D
Epping, Australia
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We went for lunch and had the tasting menu we were very happy, delicious pork sliders, all food presented very well, service and atmosphere very relaxed

Thank 178richard
Melbourne Australia
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336 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Hearing of the news that Huxtable was to close at the end of February meant and urgent return visit to one of our very favourite eateries. Yep even with the shutters about to come down the fare was up to the usual excellent standard... Pleased to learn the staff have new positions lined-up but that should have been no great... More 

Thank Billabongshade
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I went last night for the 9pm seating and was treated to a tasting wonderland. We had the most amazing delights as we ordered the tasting menu at $60 each and I can not say enough as to how good it truely was. Tasty morsel after more exotic tasty morsel arrived one by one allowing each experience the time to... More 

Thank Heather M
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Food at Huxtable was excellent, inventive, tasty and beautifully plated. Courses were brought out in quick succession, probably to do with the two sitting dining arrangement they have. It was my birthday dinner so would have appreciated a touch more time. Next time will book s later sitting

Thank Paola B
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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255 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Interesting tasty food with concept of shared plates and bite size plates. All tasty. Wine by the glass was good but not cheap.

Thank Peter M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Smith Street | Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9419 5101
The restaurant is new, perhaps six months ago and we went because of a tip off from a friend. Melbourne isn't the cheapest place on the planet to eat out but this was 5star food and 3star prices with great service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fitzroy

Neighbourhood Profile
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 cuisine and art galleries, but if you want to buy an old-fashioned snooker table, there is a shop for that too. Small pubs still exist, tucked away on the corners of suburban side streets that serve up traditional Sunday roasts. Live music abounds, and the street performers play so hard you worry to tip them would ruin their concentration. Venture to the Spanish quarter on Johnston Street and you may even find street dancing. It is all happening amidst off-beat street murals and the shuffle of a very funky neighbourhood that embraces both old and new.
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