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Crossley St Cantina, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Crossley St Cantina

4.6
4.6
410 Reviews
$40 and under
Spanish
Crossley St Cantina is a late night laneway restaurant and bar located at the top end of town. Grab an intimate booth, dine at the low serving bar top or get secluded with a large group of friends in the private dining room and feast upon modern Spanish cuisine for dinner or the charcuterie menu late night, all while sipping wines, gins, fortifieds and cocktails.

Open Wed-Sun from 5pm til 1am including a $65 Bottomless Brunch every Sat and Sun from 12pm - 5pm!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Dining Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9193 4555
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jose Miguel Lontoc
  • Catering
    Modern Spanish, late night dining, moody, bottomless brunch
  • Private party facilities
    Crossley St Cantina's intimate private dining room caters up to 32 guests
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Parliament Train Station, 86 and 96 trams
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 'THE CLASSICS' Feed Me Menu - $79pp

    Multiple dates available
    Dine on our Chef's Feed Me menu - 'THE CLASSICS'. It includes a selection of individual and shared pinxtos, small and large tapas, and dessert. Please note: 8 guests or more dining between 5pm and 9:30pm must dine on a set menu. Gluten free & vegan friendly options available.
    'THE CLASSICS' Feed Me Menu - $79pp photo
  • 'THE FEAST' Chef's Feed Me Menu - $99pp

    Multiple dates available
    'THE FEAST' Feed Me menu, feast on a premium selection of cured meats and cheeses, individual and shared pinxtos, small and large tapas, and dessert. Please note: 8 guests or more dining between 5pm and 9:30pm must dine on a feed me menu. Gluten free & vegan friendly options available.
    'THE FEAST' Chef's Feed Me Menu - $99pp photo
  • Late night booking

    Multiple dates available
    Please note: Currently the kitchen closes at 10:30pm Mon - Thurs and 11pm Fri - Sun, food orders can be ordered until this time.
    Late night booking photo

What 410 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

410 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Have been there before and it was great. Last night was rather disappointing.

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  2. HelenW

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were really pleasant and helpful. Loved the setting and presentation. We were going to a show and they had no problem accommodating us. Food was delicious. It was a bit tricky deciding how much food to order for a table of 5. Each serving was a different size. Would go back again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a lovely Sunday bottomless brunch. The staff were attentive. We loved our food and all our various dietary requirements were easily catered to. The food was generous and tasty as were the free flowing drinks. I have already recommended Crossley St Cantina to several friends. We will most definitely be back.

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  4. Loki

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and helpful service, albeit my experience was that my order was mixed up; sincere apologies when the error was realised by wait staff. Food was good.

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  5. PeterS

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very personal and good service. Excellent food and nice selection of wines. A great place to eat before going to the theatre.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service from a friendly and welcoming team. Great advice on dishes to try and the Valencia shared cocktail was refreshing. Tapas portions were just the right size and make sure to save room for the cheesecake. Worthy finish to a great meal.

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  7. AlisonR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the mix of tapas and pinxtos from the different regions of Spain. We went on a busy Saturday night but despite that we had charming service.

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  8. PeterJ

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable. Great, authentic flavours. Menu nicely balanced between small and large plates. We chose all smaller plates to enjoy more of their dishes. Good selection of wines including Malbec and Carménère by the glass. I like their late opening hours which while optimistic by Melbourne standards reflects typical late night Spanish eating.

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  9. GrahamT

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time at Crossley street,the food wasn’t as good,the staff are helpful and courteous,hopefully it was an off night,good prices and serve however,lovely place to visit though

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  10. L123

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Crossley St Cantina is amazing- the staff are attentive and helpful and the food is delicious. One member of my party had a food intolerance that was tricky to accommodate and the staff went above and beyond to make sure they were able to have an equal dining experience to the rest of our party. We got the chef’s set menu and it was fantastic, the Brussel sprouts are a must! This is the second visit to Crossley St Cantina I’ve had and I will definitely be returning :)

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  11. LynnK

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food at good prices, quick delivery before a theatre show. Food is really delicious, good value and a very good pre theatre dining option too. Looking fwd to my next visit back here ! Yum !

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  12. EbonyP

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious. Small portions but definately delicious. The beef sandwich and the croquettes were the best

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  13. AnnaM

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and service for a pre-show dinner. Ambiance fantastic and the food was gluten free. No worries for anyone at my table.

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  14. Marz

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe of the restaurant was so cosy and felt so comfortable, the food was of high quality and the staff and waitresses that served us were extremely charismatic and welcoming.

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  15. MerilynS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An enjoyable Dinner with my two Granddaughters before going to Grease the Musical. Excellent service, the staff were very helpful with choice of food. I would recommend this Spanish Restaurant, and definitely would dine there again.

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  16. ChrisM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food drinks and service were all top notch. The 4 of us probably ordered way too much food but there was so much to try, and in the end the bill inc drinks was really reasonable. Would definitely come back, even just to have the seared tuna again!

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  17. KrisztinaE

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time. Great food. Friendly staff. We will come again.

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  18. ClaireV

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took out-of-town friends here although having never tried it before. We were very happily entertained with the feed-me platter for $79 a head. There was plenty of food, more than we could eat and it was delicious. The brussel sprouts were a highlight, and I don't normally like them. Staff provided us with great service and were happy to assist with anything we requested. We will definitely return again.

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  19. LJFH

    London

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Authentic cosy decor and a few lovely dishes. Unfortunately let down by a few not so good dishes, and service that was too intrusive.

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  20. EmilyM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. We had a group of 15, and the service was fantastic. We had the chef’s choice menu, and all the food was lovely, with dietary requirements well catered for.

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  21. BrettA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Spanish style tapas. Food is amazing. It's not cheap, but it's worth it. Always a good night out.

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  22. Radhikajay

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little spot for some delicious Tapas ! Great selection of drinks and wonderful staff ! such a fun lively vibe… will definitely be back !

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  23. Cg12

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It's nice, but I found the food underwhelming. Staff were polite and attentive and the ambience was good. I probably won't come back. It was good, just not great, and Melbourne has got a lot of great restaurants to try. The beef main was delicious though. And the brussel sprouts were good.

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  24. AndrewH

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. Staff amazingly helpful. Maybe the volume of the great music could be reduced a bit to give a more mellow atmosphere.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the bottomless brunch. The food was very average & the service matched.

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  26. GavinW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We left things a bit late for New Year's Eve revelry, but luckily there was a table spare at Crossley St Cantina according to OpenTable. We are now very happy we took this up, as we experienced great food amongst a very eclectic and easy-going crowd, served by very genuinely engaged and lovely staff. Cocktails were great - loved the Roja Sour especially and also the Siesta G&T. It's in one of Melbourne's foodie lanes near Little Chinatown - across the lane is Gingerboy and Becco. The space was intimate - we were on a shared high table for multiple couples - but that was perfect for the NYE vibe.

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  27. CassandraF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding friendly and accommodating for our particular tastes. We went for New Years and really enjoyed the variety, presentation and super tasty food. The drinks menu was fresh and really enjoyed. We will certainly be back.

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  28. ClaudiaP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the BEST time. We purchased the 99 package and man did we eat. It was incredible. The only disappointing think about the night was that no drinks were part of that 99 package. At least some Sangria and some.Mocktails for the kids. We spent 400 for the food and then another 136 for drinks and that was only mocktails and 2 savings of Sangria. That for me was a little steep. All in all, great food, great service and a great night. Thank you guys.

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  29. StephanieG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so good. Some of it was modernised for the authentic taste, but in general it was all outstanding.

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  30. MelanieM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A group of four 49-64 year Olds had an absolute hoot!! Service was great food absolutely delicious and the drinks!!!!! Very VERY enjoyable. It was noisy but that's all about having a great time. Will definitely recommend and return ourselves!!!

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  31. LianneL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and attentive service. Drinks were very good too.

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  32. LukeS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and drinks in a great venue! Well looked after by staff.

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  33. CameronJ

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food and friendly sincere service. Ate outside/kerbside which was OK, as inside was quite loud. Slightly on the costly side for what it was, but I would recommend it.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We ordered the chef’s experience for $99. The sangria tasted like juice, not even close to the original sangria. Our designated waiter was rude, and we felt like there was a time limit to finish every round. The waiter was constantly walking behind the table, and as soon as we paused, he would pick up all the plates and rush to bring the next round. We were very disappointed when they took our mains without asking. Definitely, we are not going back.

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  35. ElisaN

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The banquet was a very generous feast of outstanding food!

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  36. KMAC

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere-exceptional service. Very loud but don't let that dissuade you. We had best brussel sprouts ever-charred and caramelized and toasted garbanzos on top-yum! Patatas brava-to live for! And a lovely fish with tasty veggie puree. Great tapas and drinks-fun atmosphere-highly recommend.

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  37. RhondaG

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were extremely impressed that arrangements were made to accommodate dietary requirements. Nothing was too hard. All the food was absolutely upto expectation. Staff are all fantastic. Been there before and most definitely will return again.

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  38. Learnhowtocookspanish

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Mmm.... No, it's not authentic Spanish. But just an imitation of it. And not even a good one. Do not buy tinto De Verano as it's not even remotely whet tinto De Verano is supposed to be. Great service though. But that's all.

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  39. PhilK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great pre-theater dinner on a Sunday night. The food was just what we wanted for the occasion, the wine was great and the service could not be faulted. We have decided that Crossley St Cantina is our "go to" place in that part of town.

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  40. NickB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous gem in the heart of Melbourne. The food is exquisite, and plentiful. A cheerful wine list also adds to the flair. Highly recommended.

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FAQs

Crossley St Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Crossley St Cantina

30-32 Crossley St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Dining Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Parliament Train Station, 86 and 96 trams
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jose Miguel Lontoc
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9193 4555
  • Catering
    Modern Spanish, late night dining, moody, bottomless brunch
  • Private party facilities
    Crossley St Cantina's intimate private dining room caters up to 32 guests
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