Fitzroy Social

4.3
156 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Located just outside of the Melbourne CBD at 222 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, you will find an eclectic and impressive venue in Fitzroy Social. Housed in a former warehouse and featuring artwork throughout by renowned artist David Bromley, Fitzroy Social has fast become one of Brunswick Street's most popular bar and restaurants. Featuring $20 Lunch Menu, A La Carte Menu, $5 Pizza specials, Set Menus, Kids Menus, as well as dedicated Gluten Free and Vegan Menus. Daily deals, every day happy hour and rotating drink specials make Fitzroy Social the ideal venue when catching up with friends and family. Only a short walking distance to public transport on Bell Street. Off-street parking is available in neighboring streets.

With an overall venue capacity of 400 people it is perfect for large sit down lunches or dinners in the main room, casual drinks and canapes in our front rooms, or events seeking privacy in our upstairs function room.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Pub, Dining Bar
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Hours of Operation
Monday- Tuesday: Closed
Wed- Thursday: 5pm - 11pm
Friday- Saturday: 12pm – 1am
Sun: 12pm – 11pm

Kitchen hours:
Wednesday - Sunday: Noon -10pm

PLEASE NOTE – We only take reservations for lunch or dinner in our dining room. We do not take reservations for drinks in the bar area. To be seated in the dining room, at least 1 main meal per person must be ordered.

For bookings over 10 we require a credit card to secure the booking. We only charge your card in an instance where your group was a no show then we would charge $10 p/p to the card provided.
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Phone number
(03) 9825 8950
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
With spaces to accommodate everything from group dining, birthday drinks, stand out corporate events to incredible, unique weddings – we have the perfect spot for you!
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Private Party Contact
our team: (03) 9825 8950
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Catering
Fitzroy Social has multiple spaces suitable for birthday's, engagements, christening celebrations or corporate events. A booking with Fitzroy Social means you can sit back and relax as our staff provide full food and beverage service to you and your guests.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Moor Street and small cross section of St David Street
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Parking Details
The closest parking lot is located on Rose St Fitzroy. Off street parking is available in the surrounding streets.
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Public Transit
The number 11 Tram stops at the intersection of Brunswick Street and Bell Street, only a short stroll from Fitzroy Social. For those who would like to take a walk through the street of Fitzroy, take the train to Parliament Station - it's a 15-20 minute walk to the venue.
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Entertainment
Fitzroy Social features a large projector inside the venue which shows LIVE sporting events. Themed menus for special holidays such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, New Years Eve.
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Special Events & Promotions
Special themed menus for notable holidays such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 156 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.3
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great, loud, fun!!

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KH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Great Happy Hour and Service, but found the food pretty disappointing. Needs a bit more care and love put into it.

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JM
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

Second time here, unfortunately on this occasion 2 main dishes were a let down, we had the crusted lamb cutlets which were off. I would recommend that the restaurant manager talk to the chefs in question to report this incident. Other than that the venue is atmospheric and very friendly, it would be nice to have management redeem themselves with an offer given the result of the evening.....

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j
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Hi,

I celebrated my birthday with tons of my friends. Fitzroy social is my favourite restaurant in Melbourne since I moved here 2 years ago. The decor is fabulous, the staff was fantastic on my birthday, the food is great and I love it! Was my first time staying that long though and was literally impossible to have a conversation after a little while. I am a dance teacher and Inlove dancing and music. I think the music got too loud too fast as my guests were loosing their voice over the diner. The rest was impeccable and the staff was very sweet for my birthday and looked happy to work. I did recommend this special place to tons of people.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Got together for a friendly catch up with work mates. All of us 40+

The crowd and stuff were very young, and we were made to feel very welcome.

We had an amazing time, dinner, drinks and dancing.

We only left because the lights were turned on and the music was stopped.

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JM
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic ambience and food, I highly recommend for social gatherings. I will definitely return again and again.....

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SF
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place and music to celebrate! The staff was very helpful and nice, I would def recommend this place

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DW
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Fitzroy Social. We had a set menu and every dish that came out from entrees to mains, sides and dessert was delicious and unique. Fantastic beer and vibes as well! Would completely and utterly recommend.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Food was great, the service good.
Only issue was the terrible music selection by DJ. Very repetitive and not right vibe.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very happy with our meals, exceptional value for money and great night out! Highly recommend and we will be back.

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S
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a Saturday lunch .. the food was outstanding, and the service was exceptional.

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M
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!! Stop thinking about it and just do it!! Staff were friendly and food omg!! Delish!! Entres were amazing lamb cutlets were cooked to perfection and the Nutella caramel tart I can’t even! The only downside was my husbands steak was chewy! But for $59 I’m not complaining. I’m a bit eater and so is my husband and we had leftovers

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DF
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We were waiting to be seated and a lady walked right past into the dining area and talked to the service guy and she got seated straight away.
I found that rude on her part unprofessional on the guys part.
We followed what the sign said and he served her first.
We ordered our food ;Chicken parma with Gravy and Honey Marinated Hamburger.
It took 1 hr for the food to come out. Way way too long.
We were starving.
My meat pattie was so dry but luckly it had flavour .
My friends Chicken Parma was basically a piece of Chicken Schnitzel drizzled with gravy and very basic not appealing looking colelaw.
It didn't look appetizing at all.
The vibe and music was awesome.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service, great ambience and a creative delicious menu

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MP
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great, fun restaurant. Food was great and we loved the décor and the music. Only issue was that the tables were too close together so that no one could move around between the chairs.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive service and overall a great value restaurant. Staff to be commended in their diligence.

Regards,

Stuart

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Staff gorgeous and apologetic. Long wait for food. Food was cold too many menus on the night. Ambiance okay, decor great tables crammed in to close to one another table and a seating arrangements not a good set up for the night, Like a heard of cattle waiting for the truck all tightly fitted in one spot
Over all happy with our menu and price, good variety, just a pitty on the wait and cold food.

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LN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time at Fitzroy Social and we were celebrating Valentine's day. We loved the decor and art work as well as the plants all along the ceiling. The service was fantastic and food was delicious! Highly recommended and we'll definitely be back for Happy Hour some good deals and drinks!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Good Glutenfree menu with choice. Enjoyed the food, but atmosphere most likely not aimed at my age group (over 50). Music slightly loud for conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly.

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had a great time. The food and service was excellent. Definitely we’ll go back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and great service. Food very average

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

Was amazing but the place was uncomfortably hot, would recommend to others

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience and decor. Varied options on menu for everyone in our group including gluten free. Lunch special for $20 including drink is fantastic value

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O
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Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The only thing I can fault and that is probably a deal breaker for my friends and I is that the stench from the toilets was so overpowering and off putting. We were sitting close to the toilets and could keep on smelling the odour very much like a urinal soap bar not unlike a public toilet smell in the middle of the freeway. Once you entered the toilets the smell was so strong your eyes would water and it was engrained in your nose.

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k
36 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Only went here as it was a local bar that I had used about 4 years ago when last in Melbourne. Used to be Little Creatures, but had since changed. Was not as good and was quite empty. The food and beer that we had was ok, but not as good as I remembered.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

There wasn’t many items on the menu for vegetarians or vegans, epecially for a restruant in Fitzroy.

The only reason I ate there was for the ambience and cocktails.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

cool, wesome place to take teenagers or older for dinner. Perfect thanks

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Fun place to go on a Fri/Sat night, nice large serves of wine (always makes me happy), cheap drinks during happy hour. Only thing was the food was pretty average but i did order the salad, perhaps the more fried food is the way to go there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The friendliest and nicest staff I have experienced for a long time. Food is always lovely.

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E
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the decor! A warm and cosy environment for such a large space. Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We thought it was very good. We will come back. Food was good. Service was good. It was good value.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Waiter was nice but the food was cold when it arrived at the table. He brought it over straight away so the chef was at fault. Not impressed given how few people were there.

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B
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Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Second visit, first visit came for a saturday lunch and was spoilt with amazing table service and quick food service, this visit I came for my birthday, and although I still loved the prices, drinks, and vibes, i was really disappointed with the service and food. My meal came out (beef poutine) literally freezing and soggy (everyone elses was warm and fresh) and staff seemed too busy to care. Noone greeted me or my group and we didnt know where to order and the staff were a bit rude. Will still come back for drinks or maybe for food not on a busy friday but never again for a group dinner or for my bday again. Hope this is constructive feedback guys love the cocktails and such reasonable pricing / great vibes just a few hiccups on our friday booking

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We were very disappointed with the service. We sat in a booth but as we were on the other side of the rope we had to go to the bar to order (very odd)!!!! It was not clear what we had to do. Service was indecisive and unclear. The meal was very nice and good value for money. We ordered the burgers which my children said were delicious, one being a gluten free bun. Table service at a table would have made for a more relaxed and pleasant experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This venue is amazing and the service was good. Food was standard American style however, it was dead. A real shame. The food quality could go up a knotch and the bathrooms could do with a little nicer smell rather than the blue tablet smell. Overall, okay. Could be so much better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really cool place, id definitely go again! Just a little thing, I hate complaining but we came at about 730 for food and the music was a Bit loud that I had to shout across the table haha

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant venue for my sons 18th birthday dinner. Great food at reasonable prices. Service was prompt and courteous. Lived the music, decor and general vibe. Have already recommended to friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Went for lunch using a voucher that basically offered 241. Great variety of food. And the amount of food was more than enough for two. Food was delicious, especially the crumbed lamb cutlets. The caramel and nutella tart, also good but needed some cream or ice cream to reduce the richness. My only complaint was that the building was very cold, my husband had to go back to the car to get our coats.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Way too long wait time just to order. The food and drinks were really nice and the theme of the restaurant was great.
I dont mind the idea of ordering at the bar instead of table service, however the lack of staff at the bar was ridiculous. It is a big venue and a lot of people are let in, but obviously to save money on wages it is extremely understaffed at the bar- we had to wait over half an hour each time we went to order which is insane. The bar staff were great but it's not fair to put the pressure on them of trying to serve so many people with so few staff. Bad management there.

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