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Bar Lourinha

#219 of 3,336 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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37 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7890
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant to go for a night out with friends. The bar staff and table stafff are excellent. My partner cannot eat garlic or capsicum. No problems they picked out dishes on the menu that were okay and even made a variation of a mushroom dish on the menu that we thought was better than the original... More 

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Thank Brian H
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small and intimate. Music good and not loud. Have had beautiful sardines and grilled spicy tongue dishes. Lovely Cava. Crema with a sweet wine Muscatel was delightful too. Go there any time I am in town, hoping to work through the menu.

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Thank Ros C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We showed up 1hr early and they were still able to accommodate us. Staff were awesome & very patient as it took us a little while to order. Loved the ambience of the place. The tapas were quite small but I loved the lamb cutlet...a must order!

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Thank Unaisi L
Melbourne, Australia
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618 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice indeed. Lovely inviting space. Atmosphere always very welcoming here. Stopped off for a last drink with colleagues. A rose which was very fetching. Service was warm and friendly. Wandered off into the night comforted and satisfied.

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Thank TwoSheds57
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I went back after years and the miserly size of the dishes only reinforced the reason why I had not eaten there in a long time. All tasted nicely and the service was friendly and efficient, but, if not for the bread and butter, I would have been starving at the end of the meal. The atmosphere is also nothing... More 

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Thank Vlaner
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We accidentally visited this restaurant for lunch, and it was a delightful surprise. An excellent welcoming waitress. A fantastic aperitif and wonderful fresh food for lunch. Great ambience... small but quaint, quirky and a nice respite from midday shopping.

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Thank westiefans
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We were taken here by our chums on a recent visit to Melbourne. Very busy little place full of city types and tourists alike. Great tapas menu and pretty reasonably priced for Australia. All very tasty and it was only the accent of the locals who gave the game away that it was Down Under and not just off The... More 

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Thank Lynn H
Castle Hill
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Good food. Good drinks. Limited choices but quality of food is very good. We ordered clams, lamb cutlet, cheese selection and pink verano drink Could be improved but enjoyed the night out here Paid $140 for 4 people

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Thank Avigail W
Melbourne
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156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely, helpful staff but was so disappointed with the food (except the cheese which let's face it takes zero prep), not a patch on Movida Hosier Lane where we dined just a few nights ago AND it was more expensive. Crazy to have so few Spanish wines on the list. Sadly will not be returning.

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Thank WineFoodTravel500
Melbourne, Australia
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219 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Have been meaning to go for years, and finally were in the city and needing somewhere for some food at 10pm and it was about two steps away, so we went. Sat at the bar and watched the barman make cocktails. Tapas were excellent, wine list by the glass was definitely excellent, service was there when you wanted it and... 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
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Cuisine
Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7890

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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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