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Ant's Bistro

#464 of 3,334 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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7 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9639 2908
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner after a show at the comedy festival. Waited SOME time for someone to take our drink order, and when the drinks finally arrived only some of us received our drinks. Food tasted nice however very small serves, and again not all meals come out at the same time. Only reason I am giving 2 stars is for... More 

Thank 2katrina69
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden away asian restaurant not to be missed for the food. Popular from looks as tables were not cleaned quickly from previous guests. I chose to sit upstairs as downstairs was noisy. The service was efficient the decor could do with some more planning or freshening up. Serving sizes very generous and pricing good.

Thank Pamela B
Melbourne, Australia
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157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We seem to end up here every year during the comedy festival. The food is never disappointing. I did find that the prices have gone up a bit more than expected though. The food comes out quite quickly, with decent portion sizes. This time we all enjoyed the flavour of the five spiced lamb (I think that's what it was... More 

Thank Texaroo2
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome food and service ! The barramundi was delicious and the duck Pancakes too! Food is espetacular!

Thank Nathalia B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting little restaurant we all had a banquet...not your usual banquet but because my wife is gluten intolerant...we'll be back to see if it picks up

Thank Jeff W
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Have been dining here for about 3 years. Spring onion cake and dumplings are delicious. Maria and Stephen could not be more helpful with our selection of dishes as one of our party has food allergies. Now each time we arrive we just let them decide which dishes he can eat and we all share. Very well priced and friendly... More 

Thank Satisfied1702
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Great service, wide and varied menu, great value, easy to find, good parking near restaurant, the menu which specialises in Cantonese Cuisine, has a fine range of seafood, meat dishes, vegetarian, great range of rice and noodle dishes, is BYO and fully licensed, the service is first rate, and would highly recommend this fine dining establishment.

Thank Anne W
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We used to come here once a month. Ant is fantastic, and the service was always quick. Then the last couple of times we had an average experience where although they weren't substantially busy, the lady put us upstairs and basically forgot about us. I used to enjoy going there for the service but have been disappointed lately, so probably... More 

Thank whatsabdid
Berkeley Vale, Australia
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Australia Day evening- the most popular restaurant next door was closed, (which normally has a queue 20 metres long and the food was so fresh and delicious), but unfortunately this place did not compare. Food was average, sauces were stodgy and the noodles were nothing to write home about. Over priced. Service was average. First and last visit. Sorry. Needs... More 

Thank Kelly T
Accrington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Had early evening meal here whilst visiting Melbourne and have to say thoroughly enjoyed. Small quaint restaurant off the main Chinese strip food was device, service great and extremely good value for money. Would have gone back if had more time e and if go back to Melbourne will be on my hit list.

Thank MMcA36

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 2908

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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 Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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 up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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