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About Fitzroy Social

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.

222 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, AU-VIC 3065
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian, Dining Bar, Pub

Hours of operation:
Opening Hours:

Monday- Tuesday: Closed
Wed- Thursday: 5pm – 11pm
Friday- Saturday: 12pm – 1am
Sun: 12pm – 11pm

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 12 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.

Cross street:
Moor Street and small cross section of St David Street

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 9825 8950

Website:
http://fitzroysocial.com.au/

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.

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.

Parking Details:
The closest parking lot is located on Rose St Fitzroy. Off street parking is available in the surrounding streets.

Public Transport:
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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special themed menus for notable holidays such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Private Dining

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!

Fitzroy Social Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.1

Service

4.1

Ambience

4.0

Value

4.3

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (66)
Fun (40)
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Happy Hour (35)
Group Bookings (34)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Comfort Food (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasions (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
People Watching (22)
Outstanding Value (22)
Hot Spot (17)
Great Beer (15)
Neighbourhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Child Friendly (9)
Cosy (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Brunch (8)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Authentic (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Business Meals (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Tapas (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Scenic View (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Live Sports (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romance (4)
Outdoor Eating (3)
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Seasonal (3)
Vegan (2)
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 November 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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Food2
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 November 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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Food5
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·Dined on 8 November 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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Food5
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 October 2017

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

Tags: Vegan
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Food2
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·Dined on 5 October 2017

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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·Dined on 15 September 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
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Service1
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·Dined on 3 September 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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Food4
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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Food5
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Happy Hour
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Food5
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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Food4
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 29 July 2017

great sevice and good size meals the wine was very good

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Comfort Food
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Food5
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

My husband and I went for the second time in 2 months and found the staff attentive, professional and friendly.

Our hostess, the lovely Stephanie made the eve...she offered so much of herself explaining she loved hospitality and wanted to further her career overseas. This staff member should be recognised for excellence in customer service.

The food was of top quality, prepared well. We were communicated with each step of the way.
Thanks for a memorable evening,

Julie Cassandra...

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun
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Food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 23 July 2017

We've been to this place when it used to be Little Creatures Bar and it was always pumping with people then and you had table service. Fitzroy Social was basically empty when we arrived for a Sunday lunch. Only a couple of tables with people on them, so completely different to Little Creatures ambience. We waited at the front of the restaurant for a few minutes waiting to be shown to our table but we were completely ignored. So we walked up to the bar and said we had a reservation! We were then taken to a table right next to another couple (huh? there were heaps of other tables so we could at least have some level of privacy). I immediately asked if we could have one of the booth tables which got the nod.

We had the $59 for 2 people menu which include a shared plate of their 4 entrees, a main course each and a dessert, and also a glass of wine. From then on it was table service which was a relief. It appeared that if you weren't in a booth then you had to order your food and drinks at the bar and collect your own cutlery and salt/pepper from a table next to the bar.

The food was ok especially for the price. Entree was pork belly, arancini balls, 2 pieces of cinnamon calamari and 2 small slices of bread with home made butter. For mains I had the crumbed lamb cutlets and my husband had the eye fillet, both with a couple of sides. Serves were huge and the food was very tasty. And finally for dessert we had the salted caramel panna cotta and the chocolate ganache. And all of this with a glass of wine each and the price was only $59 for both of us. So very good value for money. The only downside was when we wanted another glass of wine and had to queue up at the bar behind other diners ordering their meals.

By the time we left there were quite a few more people dining so the atmosphere was a lot better. Overall a good experience with a few hiccups along the way. Perhaps a sign at the front asking diners to seat themselves would have been handy.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 22 July 2017

Amazing food and amazing value. It was a little loud for dinner with friends. And the dynamic was young.

Tags: Romantic
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Food2
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 July 2017

The first time I went here the food was great but this time it wasn't. The bread for the burger was really dry, chips weren't as good either. Not sure if it was because it was a Saturday night and busy but it was better mid week. Steak was bland and serving sizes small for the cost of the meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food2
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Service1
Value2

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Our Indian waiter was very abrupt. They were busy and don't employ enough staff to cater for the amount of tables hence service suffers. Food was ok, but portion were small

Tags: Fun
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Food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 July 2017

We really enjoyed our evening and would visit again! Also has some great function rooms. Great place if you like busy loud environments, hard to chat to other people unless they are next to you at the table. Loved the look of the plants and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.
The only things they could improve on would be faster serving of meals as they took a long time, shut the front door as it became really cold inside we were needing to put coats on.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun
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Food4
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Friendly service offering good food and wine selection at very reasonable prices.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, People Watching
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 2 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
The food was delicious and the waitress was delightful

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Had a small birthday dinner with some mates, and the food was amazing. The bar staff were super friendly; They let me charge my phone :) Loved the lighting and the scenery is sublime.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual
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Food3
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Service2
Value2

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 June 2017

We have been before but this time the food was cold it came out at different times it was slow and they mixed up the steaks.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 June 2017

OK this place is large -Talon our waiter was great- entrée 6pcs -3 each were great my main was excellent as was my dessert not too sure about the popcorn on the panna cotta-every thing was well paced no waiting for dishs and the cider was yummy-however by 8pm this place was getting noisy and where we sat-the mural wall side- we could smell a lot of cigarette smoke ahhhh

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Perfect. waiter service was exceptional. food was divine and delicious. good size meals. Share menu had variety. great atmosphere

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 June 2017

Outstanding Staff and I loved the burger,enter and desert.The Happy hour looks great value cheers D .J.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Fantastic atmosphere, great tasting food and friendly staff. Enjoyed the entree sharing and the salmon for main was cooked to perfection and my partner had the lamb cutlet which he thoroughly enjoyed. The salted caramel panacotte for dessert was so yummy. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely come back again.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Trying this venue for the first time and it was a very enjoyable experience. Food was creative and delicious, service was very good and the drink selection expansive without being overly expensive. A very good place to catch up with friends for a drink and a meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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Food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 7 June 2017

Loved this place, wait staff were excellent and the food modern and fresh. We lunched from the set menu and all the plates were delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Special Occasion
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Food2
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 4 June 2017

So disappointing! My husband has been there previously and he raved about it. Wow what a disappointment. The food was average (and I'm being very generous). Not sure if it was an "off night".

We thought we'd round the night off with coffees, one being an espresso and the other a macchiato . Clearly your team need to learn the definition of these coffees. After two coffees needing to be returned and the third still not right, we just didn't bother and left it.

Won't be revisiting as there are way to many places in Fitzroy that can cater for our needs.

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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 29 April 2017

Very happy, food was 100%, atmosphere is amazing and staff are friendly 👌

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Organic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Quick Bite, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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Food4
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Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 31 March 2017

great food. .excellent service by our waitress. ..didn't get her name ..but thanks again. ..back ground music could be more varied. thanks again

Tags: Casual
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Food3
Ambience2
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Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 31 March 2017

Music was too loud when you were trying to have a nice meal with friends, couldn't hear one talk above the noise

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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 29 March 2017

Good value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 27 March 2017

Fantastic, delicious food with plenty of it and the service was outstanding. The waiters/waitresses were extremely helpful and very friendly and you couldn't ask for anymore.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 19 March 2017

Fantastic meal, great value, easy to get to and excellent service.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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Food4
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Service4
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Excellent value with a discount voucher. After an initial wait, food and service proved to be very good

Tags: Casual
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 March 2017

We were ding for my wife's birthday. The service was great and the food was magnificent.
We were staying in Victoria parade so it was just two short tram rides to the restaurant.
We have already recommended this restaurant to others.
I cannot remember eating better food than we did on Friday; no fooling.
We live in Colac but we will be going back to Fitzroy Social without a doubt.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 9 March 2017

The food was much better than we expected and will definitely go back. On top of that the staff were very pleasant and welcoming. It was an excellent dinner with great service

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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