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Lamaro's Hotel

££ - £££
Steakhouse, Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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273 Cecil St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 3737
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

This was a local favourite ..... Not anymore. The new restaurant was a complete let down and the bar has lost its buzz of locals and professionals. We had a table for four. When the menu arrived we were told the new owners decided on a Spanish theme and dishes were designed to share. The waitress suggested two meat dishes... More 

Thank Jennifer s
Melbourne, Australia
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443 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

A good restaurant needs more than a neon sign. The atmosphere for a start needs a complete rethink. We had an excruciating slow death with the worst music play list ever invented - why the owner thinks playing music that was terrible in the 1980s (who the hell wants to have to be reminded of just how ghastly Howard Jones... More 

1 Thank Webster27
Brighton, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

This was our 'go to' place for many business lunches, dinners and date nights, sadly we were extremely disappointed with the food on our last visit since the renovation. The menu was limited and food was less than ordinary, not even comparable to how it was before. Won't be taking clients here again. The menu definitely needs to be revisited.

Thank Simonate27
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Came to Lamaro's Bodega for a business dinner and I've been well surprised. Food was good and profesional service. Good mediterranean-australian fusion. Overall a great place to get a good meal.

1 Thank Rpoj_2009
Level Contributor
60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Spoke to the maitre d' at Lamaro's Bodega regarding my $800.00 disastrous dinner and basically, he could give a rat's. The old Lamaro's, a South Melbourne icon is gone and based on the service, the limited wine and food menu, the outrageous pricing along with sub-standard food served luke warm, Lemaro's Bodega will be lucky to survive 6 months. The... More 

8 Thank iGuySimpson
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
331 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

My partner & I went back to the revamped Restuarant & were pleasantly surprised @ the new decor. We were given a nice table after a request & then we ordered our meals. My partner had fish which was very nice - whilst I ordered a meal with Acorn Ham to be presented with half a plate of Prosciouto -... More 

1 Thank Carringtonfs
Melbourne, Australia
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162 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Great place, nice decoration, authentic, for a drink or for dinner in South Melbourne. Nice surroundings. Service is good.

Thank XMOS69
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Lamaro's has great reviews.....from its previous incarnation. Now, the much hyped relaunch means basically higher prices and a lesser offering. The positives: being able to book a table at the time I wanted on a Saturday night. Being able to park right in front. Being in a spacious room with a comfortable noise level. Some of the dishes were very... More 

1 Thank Holidaymaker039
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Ok, so I'm sorry, nice young, beautiful couple who have just bought Lamaros, but this used to be my favourite place! Hence booking it for my birthday! No longer!!! Ok, so the renovation is nice, but to be honest Lamaro's decor was ok before. The real issue is the menu... What! Where is the tasting plate, with multitude of tasty... More 

1 Thank Hodkinson101
Hobart, Australia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This wonderful old South Melbourne landmark has been revived in a modern charming way which has kept much of the old while creating a cosy dining space. I tried the Roasted spatchcock "arroz al horno"which was half the bird on a chickpea mash which I found more than enough and quite tasty. This was followed by Chocolate fondant with mint... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$75
Steakhouse, Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273 Cecil St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9690 3737
Welcome to Lamaro's Hotel, South Melbourne's favourite pub. We're all about classic dishes done just right with the best of local produce. Gather your friends and family and come in to see us! We're always glad to see you.

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