Galah

4.3
83 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
A stones throw from Chapel St, Galah is Windsor freshest watering hole. Championing Australian food, cocktails and low-intervention natural wines.

Experiences

  • Sea You Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Curl up in our velvet lined booths and dig in the ultimate mid week special! With $2 Oysters, $15 Mussel Pots, and $20 Mussel Pots + Glass of House Wine Kitchen open from 5pm-9pm, Bar open til late!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
What 83 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Energetic
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EllaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cosy place, great vibe and great cocktails. Good for a date :)

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JessM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

I visited Galah with 9 other friends for my 21+1 birthday as I missed my 21st last year due to Covid. As we were the first booking, I assumed we would be served first but as more people walked in our order got pushed further behind. We ended up waiting 45 minutes for our drinks and only had a 2 hour booking so we all had time for only 1 drink each. The lady who served us was quite rude, I understand she was low on staff but I don’t think we were looked after at all and felt quite put out.

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CalebS
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and music. Lovely little club hidden in Prahan

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

We did not eat. So can not evaluate that.
The table service was very slow. We had to get up twice to ask for orders. Waitress seemed a little disinterested.
For a chilled Sunday night the music was very loud, especially as the room was far less than half full.

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AdrianaM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

Great atmosphere and space, but I have been twice and both times waited over 40 minutes for a round of cocktails, to be met with justifications from the waitress. They did give us a round of shots to make up for it but it really killed the vibe and in the time they made the shots surely they could just have made our ordered drinks more of a priority.

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Nicb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had an amazing early dinner here Saturday. Among the best kangaroo we've ever had. Drinks delish, service a tad haphazard but very friendly.

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Miazz
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I have never had a man be so straight up rude to my face.
Was really bazar. I really didn’t do anything wrong. Apparently I didn’t say “thank you” “ enthusiastically” enough...
Saying this. It is a loud venue and I have a soft voice, I do always make the effort to at least smile at who ever is waiting on my table.

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BridgetK
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for socialising love the vibe had my birthday celebrations here the staff were the best love their food and wine

Galah
Responded on 23 April 2021

Thanks Bridget! Glad you had a great birthday and thanks for choosing Galah :)

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Dhini
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, cocktails and service. Wonderful ambience. However I found the noise level too high

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved the vibe and service here. The cocktails are to die for! A great date spot, highly recommend.

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MarieS
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The Pav is a must try - the most delicious, refreshing cocktail I’ve ever had. Just yum!

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JessC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

I never usually write reviews and have been a little forgiving about the terrible service here in previous experiences but obviously management don't have any plans to change the poor levels of service any time soon based on other poor reviews i've read. I have never been to this venue without them completely forgetting a drink order which happened on this occasion .. it took over 15 mins to get table service to get a drink (also they took away our menus .. which seemed strange not to leave at least one if we wanted to order more drinks) - we decided to order food at the same time because we didn't like our chances of getting served again. We eventually got our food but still hadn't got drinks took another 10mins to get someone to come over to our table (staff openly avoided eye contact) they had to chase up our order. After our entres we couldn't get any service to order more food or drinks so ended up settling the bill and going to another venue for dinner. Also I don't usually find this an issue and I really liked the dj but it was way too loud - it was impossible to have a conversation, we didn't bother bringing this up with staff at the time because it was hard enough to get them to do the basics.

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Didn’t realise Thursday night was Jazz night! I don’t think the set up was appropriate for the venue our table was less then a meter from the band making it incredibly hard to hear anyone at your table. This also made it hard for the team to get to our table, we ordered some starters to share and didn’t have anyone come back to take any further orders at our table for at least an hour after receiving our food.

Normally this is a great venue but I felt that the band completely takes over no matter where you are sitting so unless you just want sit and watch live music, I would avoid Thursdays!

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Foodeee
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Food, drinks and ambiance were amazing. The service however was pretty poor - one wait staff in particular was not even trying to hide the fact that she was annoyed she had to be serving us. Thankfully her colleague was picking up her slack and mistakes, but the service was pretty average. Come for the food, but keep your expectations on the service experience to a min.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Cocktails are amazing. Food can be a bit hit and miss. Table service is horrendous. Be prepared to wait.

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Sarahw
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

The venue is beautiful and great for drinks with friends or an intimate date.
The service however wasn’t great we had to wait a long time for our order to be taken and this continued throughout the night.
We had a few sharing dishes. The prawns were over cooked and the oysters weren’t very fresh.
Overall slightly disappointing, however I would try again- it could have just been an off night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Booked at peak time, and to be fair outside so less communication with staff but we waited 20 minutes to order our first round, and *30* minutes after we thought we'd placed a second round, been ignored and got up to leave, said second round hadn't been added to our order at all.

Drinks were great, but I'm never going back unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great live music!

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Celine
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

I went with a big group of friends, the service was great. Delicious cocktails, and the venue is gorgeous. Would like a bit more flexibility with the booking so we could’ve stayed longer.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

$2 oysters and $15 mussel pot was a great deal, we also ordered calamari which was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We went for the oysters on a Wednesday and they ran out.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the vibe of the place. Went with girlfriends on a Sunday for $2 oysters and $14 Bloody Mary’s. We ordered two dozen oysters but unfortunately were told that they received a bad batch that day and threw them out. We ordered the prawns, croquettes, chips, mussels, liver pate and cheese platter instead - the prawns and croquettes were a highlight! Will definitely come back for a date night!

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Chad
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, I'll be back but it took about 20 minutes just to get served once we'd sat down and then another 20 for our first drinks to come out.

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience5

I never write reviews but feel this one is necessary. The venue itself has a cool, lofty, intimate, vibe. Definitely not what you expect when you first enter the ‘hole in the wall’ bottle shop on the ground level.
However, venue aside, the service was absolutely appalling. Trying to place an order for drinks and dinner was no easy feat. We were a group of 3 and wanted to order a couple of share plates as well. The waiter told us it would be too much food and talked us out of ordering a couple of dishes (needless to say we left feeling hungry). But I must say, the food was delicious.
We also had to handover a driver license and debit card as we were told there had been a lot of walk outs recently. To be honest, I am not at all surprised due to how understaffed they were.
To make things worse, trying to get my driver license and card back took about 20 minutes. Such a shame as this place has everything going for it except the service. Consequently, I wouldn’t be going back any time soon.

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DarrenH
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for a fun night out
With family and or friends.
Drinks are great at wait staff attentive.
Once the light goes down the night really kicks off with music to settle you in for the cocktails to flow.
Yes they have Sloe gin too!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great vibes and ambience! Well priced for portion sizes, and a special shout out to the two wonderful waitresses on the night, thank you for your amazing service

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SophieT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely cocktails with an Australian theme, beautiful decor and good tunes! Was a little hard to get a waiter’s attention at times but otherwise great

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Michael
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome venue and nice drinks. The wait staff are super friendly and helpful.

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vipMayaC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

We ended up having to leave after being told there was a 20 minute wait for cocktails so to order regular drinks, which we did & then 30 mins later still no drinks! Very poor!!

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Breth98
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Get the calamari and sit outside and just relax. Try a couple of different cocktails and enjoy

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WillC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and very interesting cocktails - highly recommended

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was sensational only let down by the service. Drinks arrived after our meals & we got there early (6.30pm) to enjoy a cocktail pre-dining. Our server was almost disdainful at times & we almost felt like a nuisance. We’d return but try a different time of day & see if that improves service. Awesome food !!

Galah
Responded on 19 February 2021

Hi AlisonC, thanks for your feedback and I cannot apologise enough about the service you received. We have made some staffing changes moving forward and can assure you that that kind of service is not what we value and strive for. Great to hear you loved the food and we hope to see you back again soon to enjoy a greatly improved experience.

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BridgetK
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a really great place and the staff are more than happy to serve well done Galah
Music was fantastic loved the cocktail list and the share food was mouth watering i highly recommend this place

Galah
Responded on 1 February 2021

Thanks Bridget! Glad you enjoyed all of our offerings and we really appreciate the positive feedback regarding our service :) Look forward to seeing you again!

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Alreview
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Nice place. Staff were good apart from a gentleman assigning tables and taking orders at the entry.
We had high table booking and he was suggesting the bar table is the same. Even other staff were coming to us at bar saying “you guys are waiting for a table”
Also he was only interested in providing service to a certain tables and people. He really needs to learn how to have equal respect and level of service for all customers.
Other staff were helpful and nice. Food was pricey but delicious.

Galah
Responded on 1 February 2021

Thanks for visiting and for the great feedback regarding our food. We're sorry you were disappointed with aspects of our service and wish you could have expressed this on the night so we could try to make it right. What was meant by the bar seating being the same is that you still receive full table service at the bar and can order everything from the menu as normal. We apologise for any disappointment and the gentleman at the door did assign you another table as soon as one became available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Came in with a booking, was told it was table service, we were walked past at least 5 times, and 30 mins later we just left.

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Linz
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Funky little set up! Quirky staff made the experience pleasurable. Pricey cocktails but my Ansett Aviation was outstanding! Dj set up was cool! I dont get out much but it was a lovely night out!! Thank you!

Galah
Responded on 31 January 2021

Awesome Linz great feedback! Thanks for coming and hope to see you again :)

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Madeleine
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Poor service, asked for water multiple times, cocktails not worth price point. Wine and beer selection good, actual venue ambience and atmosphere is nice.

Galah
Responded on 1 February 2021

Hey Claire sorry things were not up to standard on this occasion but we'd love to make this right. Feel free to get in touch with us at hello@galah.melbourne so a manager can discuss this further and invite you to come back and enjoy a better experience.

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Hamish
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love galah it’s a perfect vibe for a cosy date. Thanks guys

Galah
Responded on 31 January 2021

Thanks John! Glad you enjoyed the night and hope to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing, we were met by a lovely young guy at the door and got seated right away. He looked after us the whole time and we thoroughly enjoyed the night. The ambiance is perfect for a date - We will certainly be back.

Galah
Responded on 1 February 2021

Thanks for the great feedback!! Glad you enjoyed your night and the guy at the door was able to provide you such fantastic service! We look forward to seeing you next time :)

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made an online booking, which showed up on my email. Galah apparently didn’t receive it. We waiting 20 minutes, no one checked on us. Once eventually seated we waited a further 20 minutes to be served by their elitist and rude staff. Lucky the cocktail was so nice. Won’t be going back or recommending to friends.

FAQs

Galah offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9521 5325.

Galah is rated 4.3 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.