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Society

#212 of 3,150 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
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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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Horsham, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Julia M
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I eat at Society regularly. We love the food there. They have a wonderful, creative, delicious, Italian menu which they change at times to include something better. Their service is impeccable - and all the staff are friendly and helpful. It has a lovely romantic ambiance with discreet seating.

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Thank 153lillian
werribee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have moved to country Victoria and really miss the great food in Melbourne , we had to come to Melbourne on business and headed straight to Society for lunch ,in the city of Melbourne there is nothing finer and such great value my Pate followed by Gnocchi was to die for my husband enjoyed his Steak tartar followed by... More 

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Thank dawn R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had squid and burrata for entree, squid was cooked just right, crisp enough outside, soft and chewy inside. Burrata was impressive, as wife and I can be bit selective in cured meat, but it was nicely prepared. I had slow cooked lamb, gamy smell was well controlled to minimum while the meat was tender and easily torn with fork.... More 

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Thank Brian L
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The business lunch offering is just fantastic and the service and staff are great. The menu and quality of food was outstanding. The wine list is good and the options to choose from an excellent express or main menu is well appreciated. The staff are always accomodating and Paul the owner is often on site to oversee. Highly recommend and... More 

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Thank MickShadd
Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All our dishes were delicious. The service was polite and gracious. Quiet atmosphere do you can talk without having to shout at each other. This is a big plus

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?

Staying in Central Business District

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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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