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Society

#222 of 3,204 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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23 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 2544
Today
10:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:30
Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Society for dinner last week, love the atmosphere and the pasta dishes were very delicious, would definitely go back there for meals next time when we are in Melbourne and will love to recommend it to anyone else that love Italian food ^^

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Thank FoodieElla
Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tables are a little close. The service though is good - arrived 30 min before reservation by mistake but we were served to a nice table by the window looking out to the street. There are huge windows that open (but it was too cold when we were there) and street tables too (too cold & windy any sane... More 

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Thank susan1819
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the Prawn Agnoletti which was tasty but the pasta was undercooked and tough to eat. The Lemon Tart served with raspberries was 3 half pastry tart shells filled with a minimal bland lemon filling and a small dab of a pale puree. My companions enjoyed their gnocchi and the chocolate pudding but felt that the tiramisu was dry.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined as a couple for our wedding anniversary. This service at this place is first class. The food is brilliant. The atmosphere is great whether you are looking for a romantic dinner or a special occasion for a bigger group. Will definitely be back again.

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Thank Sadlad65
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great interesting food, great service, perfect timing, lovely table setting, not too noisy - and at an appropriate cost.

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Thank manders_steve
Horsham, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We each took something from the lunch time specials, two courses with a glass of wine.First rate and very attractive price. I first ate here 40 years ago and despite the ownership changes it never fails to please. Thank you Society for bringing us all together.

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Thank jononeau
Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We just love this place and it never fails to deliver, whether for a romantic dinner, special occasion, catching up with old friends, pre theatre etc. This occasion was my wife and I meeting up with friends from Canada who were in Melbourne for the first time. We were kindly given a window seat and were able to watch all... More 

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Thank Peter R
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great food fabulous service all leads to a great experience for our recent visit to Society. We have a regular catch up at multiple venues around Melbourne and this will be a repeat option. Highly recommend

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Thank MelbourneAl
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Absolutely beautiful food at a recent visit (snapper fillet and coconut panna cotta). Paul and his team are fantastic. Let down ever so slightly by a waitress who didn't seem interested in describing what the snapper was served with - 'salad'. Actually it wasn't salad but glad I ordered it because it was fantastic. The express lunch menu has had... More 

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Thank Louise M
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My husband and I have eaten here twice in the past two months. Both times we had a wonderful time. It is an original Art Deco room, and we had the window seat. The atmosphere is from a bygone era. The food is excellent homemade pasta as well as other authentic Italian dishes. The service was very good. We highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 2544

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

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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