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“A little bit of Spain in your evening”
Review of Simply Spanish

Simply Spanish
Ranked #219 of 4,562 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: US$11 - US$33
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
Description: Ever wandered the barrios of madrid, the backstreets of Barcelona or sampled the paellas of Valencia? Simply Spanish was established in 2009 from the South Melbourne Market to offer foodie enthusiasts a taste of Spain without having to wander too far from home. We are proud to welcome to our brand the new location at 10/555 Bourke St CBD with its vibrant charm and charisma, and our Queen Victoria Market location with its bustling energy sure to bring you back for more ....... Simply Spanish "Barriga Llena Corazon Contento"
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Took some interstate friends here for dinner based on some feedback. The service was very good and attentive. After ordering we were pleased to have constant feedback on the timing of our food and we were not disappointed. Fantastic tapas but especially the paella was superb. A great night and highly recommended.

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Thank Grant H
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We dropped in here for lunch and found it to be quite enjoyable. They had big pots of ready to go paella but we opted for a chicken and chorizo paella from the menu. Because it was made to order it took a while to come, and was around $21 for a smallish dish. I wasn't keen on the chicken thigh used but perhaps that's the norm. Glass of sparkling wine was $10, white wine was $9. It was very busy so obviously a bit of a crowd favourite. Worth a try but I would probably go with the already made paella as they were bigger serves as well.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visiting Melbourne, we thought tapas would suit for dinner & had noticed Simply Spanish earlier in the day at the markets. The staff were lovely, and the service prompt and efficient but the food was rather bland & the squid-ink paella mostly rice, not reminiscent of Spain at all. The wine was expensive and very average. A nice atmosphere on the pavement.

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Thank chris57609
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of my favorite places to frequent in Melbourne for Lunch or Dinner. Simply Spanish truly does have the best Paella outside of Spain, with many varieties to pick from.

South Melbourne Market is a hidden gem, and this is a great quiet location for some Paella. Best time to go is on a warm summers night where the other restaurants are open as the market looks beautiful lit up with music.

Can expect a longer wait time for dinner for a Paella but stick around its worth the wait. Also highly recommend the goats cheese tapa and the sangria!

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Thank chl0edavies
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great Spanish restaurant with award winning paella and a good range of tapas, with a wine list to match. Very friendly and efficient staff who ensure excellent service.

Thank CJS011
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