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Gilson, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Gilson

4.3
4.3
616 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Nestled within the Domain Road enclave in South Yarra with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens sits Gilson.

Gilson’s intimate dining room is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week and caters for large groups and private dining events.

Gilson offers an all day menu focusing on Italian cuisine and seasonal flavours.

A neighbourhood favourite due to its relaxed setting, friendly staff, fabulous drinks list and dishes such as the ‘avocado bruschetta’ for breakfast, the ‘Seafood Linguine' for lunch or dinner, and a 'tiramisu' for dessert.

Wood fired pizza is also available for lunch and dinner cooked in the custom built oven.

Gilson's brunch service is available for walk-ins with reservations available from midday.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Breakfast, Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9866 3120
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Andy Lockyear
  • Catering
    Please contact our helpful events team info@gilsonrestaurant.com.au
  • Private party facilities
    Our upstairs light filled private dining room overlooks the tree tops providing the perfect venue for your next seated or standing event.With its own private balcony and open fire place the space lends itself to events all year round. An intimate and flexible space. For details and enquiries visit our website.
  • Private party contact
    info@gilsonrestaurant.com.au: (03) 9866 3120
  • Area
    South Yarra
  • Cross Street
    Park Street and Anderson Street
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available on Domain Road, Birdwood Avenue and Park St. Also available on surrounding streets.
  • Entertainment
    Borrow our bocce set and play in the sunshine on the bocce court across the road.Gilson is located walking distance to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Moonlight Cinemas and the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • $65pp Classics Shared Group Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Bookings of 8+ feast on our favourite dishes from our antipasti, pizza and pasta menu. Reserve your spot now and let the fun begin. TO START - Antipasti & Wood fired flat bread MAIN - Selection of wood fired pizza & pasta SIDES - Iceberg, radicchio & herbs, fries Choose to add shared tiramisu on the day +$5pp Please Note: a 15% service charge is applied on weekends and a 20% service charge is applied on Public Holidays. This offering can be tailored to accomodate all dietary requirements. Please make a note of dietaries at the time of booking.
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  • $85pp Premium Shared Group Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Bookings of 8+ experience a feast of our flavour packed favourites with fun and relaxed dining. TO START - Wood fired flat bread, Antipasti, Calamari fritti MAIN - Cacio e Pepe, Pappardelle w. Lamb Ragu, Dry-aged Porterhouse SIDES - Iceberg, radicchio & herbs, Fries DESSERT - Tiramisu Please Note: a 15% service charge is applied on weekends and a 20% service charge is applied on Public Holidays. This offering can be tailored to accomodate all dietary requirements, please make a note of these at the time of booking.
    $85pp Premium Shared Group Menu photo

What 616 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • Inner City South

    Great for brunch

  • Inner City South

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Inner City South

    Hot spot

  • Inner City South

    Lively

  • Inner City South

    Most Booked

616 Reviews
  1. LisaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had booked a table. When I arrived they didn’t have a table for us so needed to separate us onto 2 round tables next to each other There was no apology and no real engagement from the staff I get it could be hard to find great people to serve but given it’s a service industry I was surprised at the disconnect between the staff and customers

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  2. LouO

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Team...food nice, prices sheepish...will return as is great for groups together..........

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  3. Thomas

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing selection of food and excellent service, and with the food being absolutely superb it’s worth the time and money coming here. Will definitely be coming back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything great : excepting our check out paying bill with someone who was curt and blunt and condescending; if I am told come here to pay sounds like an order and if I can’t see bill clearly and she replies well I can it’s hardly helpful; a downer at the end of a good mother Daughters night. All other staff fab!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and yummy sharing food for group

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  6. Frances

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Way too noisy. Couldn’t hear friends talking sitting opposite me. Need’s soundproofing added to main dining area. Service was very good though.

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  7. GeorginaS

    Gold Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for dinner for a birthday and were served by Ed. It was his first shift and he was amazing. He was so helpful and attentive, extremely friendly and really added to our experience. He deserves to get recognition for his service. The starters were also delicious and whilst it was quite loud, the vibe of the restaurant was great. We will definitely return!

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  8. EreshaM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best experience at Gilson, booked a table for my sister's birthday and went with the set menu. The food and drinks were delicious, can't wait to eat at Gilson again.

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  9. RoyG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic customer service - the food was excellent, really nice place to go on a date.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Been here 3 times, and all 3 times there is issues with staffing. Not enough staff on the floor, clearly overwhelmed and I kept having to get up to ask staff to come to the table and order. Its not the teams fault clearly a management issue. Hope this gets fixed because i keep coming back for that flatbread. Also- i have never seen a burrata look like what was served to us, it was cut open like someone had eaten half of it, literally half of that burrata was gone, I thought they had given us left overs.

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FAQs

Gilson offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9866 3120.

Gilson is rated 4.3 stars by 616 OpenTable diners.

Gilson does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gilson

171 Domain Rd, South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Park Street and Anderson Street
  • Area
    South Yarra
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Breakfast, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available on Domain Road, Birdwood Avenue and Park St. Also available on surrounding streets.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Andy Lockyear
  • Entertainment
    Borrow our bocce set and play in the sunshine on the bocce court across the road.Gilson is located walking distance to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Moonlight Cinemas and the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9866 3120
  • Catering
    Please contact our helpful events team info@gilsonrestaurant.com.au
  • Private party facilities
    Our upstairs light filled private dining room overlooks the tree tops providing the perfect venue for your next seated or standing event.With its own private balcony and open fire place the space lends itself to events all year round. An intimate and flexible space. For details and enquiries visit our website.
  • Private party contact
    info@gilsonrestaurant.com.au: (03) 9866 3120
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