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Slate Restaurant Bar

#218 of 3,170 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Central Business District
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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9 Goldsbrough Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 4311
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 07:00 - 21:00
Wed 07:00 - 22:00
Thu 07:00 - 00:00
Fri 07:00 - 01:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admittedly, our first visit to this restaurant was due to a voucher from the hotel we were staying in. That said, Slate really doesn't need vouchers, as their prices are quite low on average. We were blown away by the service from the moment we walked in. We later found out that our server was actually the owner. He defines... More 

Thank Bsport75
Melbourne, Australia
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436 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch with a few work colleagues and we all enjoyed our meals, burgers and fish and chips very popular with our group at a cost of about $20pp. Large portion sizes and good drinks list to choose from (maybe a little pricey but OK). Service was fairly good with wait staff attentive, great that food came out very quickly... More 

Thank Jason S
Port Macquarie, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner couldn't do enough to satisfy everybody's menu requests. . . Nd his staff were a reflection of him. This is a fantastic place to eat nd drink where you feel welcomed from the front door. Staff are attentive nd helpful but not overbearing. . . Those Italian accents get me every time :-) Serving sizes are good value... More 

Thank Buzzybee736
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122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slate has happy hour Mon to Friday from 4pm til 6pm. On Thursday and Friday's it is only upstairs - no service downstairs. It is great because it starts earlier than most happy hours and it provides free nib lies. Tonight was hot chips - yummy! Drinks are fabulous prices at happy hour only $5 for spirits. I think beer... More 

Thank AALtravelbuddy
Carterton, New Zealand
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place for dinner and or a drink. Had to commend them on meeting a request for some olives, which was not on the menu. Mgr asked chef to come up with something and they didn't disappoint. After a big lunch our visit was only for a snack, and tapas fit the bill here. Great pork dish, and the calamari... More 

Thank Shane D
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I went with the vegetarian, with excellent mushrooms, tomatoes, poached eggs and toast. We were drawn in with a 2 for 1 offer from our hotel, we will gladly return and pay full price next time.

Thank TonyTonto
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We found this restaurant by accident and were delighted that we did. Great atmosphere and buzz in the place. Service was excellent and the food was just as good

Thank SouthCountyBoy
Brisbane Region, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Family a good breakfast at a reasonable price. Eggs and bacon cooked to our liking Great service and location. Would definitely go back.

Thank willy808
Blenheim, New Zealand
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We recently went here for breakfast whilst staying nearby. The service we got was excellent, the breakfast very good and great value. The coffee was also pretty good and a pot of tea is made with tea leaves. Would definitely go back here for a meal when in Melbourne next.

Thank Bewitched11
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Found this great little find, shame we only found it halfway through our stay and not at the start. Great garden bar and atmosphere.

Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Goldsbrough Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 4311

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  • 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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