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Ginger Olive | Restaurant and Grill, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Ginger Olive | Restaurant and Grill

4.7
4.7
43 Reviews
$41 to $100
Fusion / Eclectic
A TASTE TO REMEMBER
A redefined Casual dining spot in an elegant premium ambiance offering contemporary Australian Fusion and Multi-Cuisine and specializing in BBQ, ribs, steaks and grills with a relaxed, friendly and welcoming environment that promises an amazing and memorable dining experience, value for money accompanied with uncompromising bespoke warm service. Ginger Olive Restaurant and Grill is in the heart of Melbourne Central Business District, located in iconic Flinders Lane Dining District.
Ginger Olive has been awarded Travelers Choice by TripAdvisor. The award celebrates businesses that have received great traveler reviews from around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. Restaurant Guru recommends Ginger Olive as Best BBQ Restaurant in Melbourne.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Barbecue, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0435 889 768
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Pre-Order A La Carte Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Ginger Olive requires group bookings from 10 persons and above to pre-order from our ala carte menu or select a set menu. Menu choice has to be either Set menu or pre-order and cannot be combination. Please enter your pre-order requests in the special requests field, otherwise we will reach out to your prior to your booking. I will be more than happy to make any changes to the Set menus if you will require.
    Pre-Order A La Carte Menu photo
  • 3 - Course Set Menu

    Multiple dates available
    3 Course Set Menu - Choose from one of 3 options - See photos for the full menu description Menu 1 - $85.00 Menu 2 - $88.00 Menu 3 - $105.00
    3 - Course Set Menu photo
  • 2 - Course Set Menu

    Multiple dates available
    2 Course Set Menu - Choose from one of 3 options - See photos for the full menu description Menu 1 - $59.00 Menu 2 - $68.00 Menu 3 - $84.00
    2 - Course Set Menu photo

What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

43 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing thanks, definitely worth going don't miss out!!!

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  2. MarnaC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. We had the shared plate and it was absolutely delicious. The meat was cooked to perfection and the fish was tender and sweet. The service was second to none. Couldn’t fault it. The staff are extremely courteous and friendly and eager to please. What I really liked above all else was the quiet atmosphere. It wasn’t subdued but quiet enough that you can have a pleasant conversation and hear it clearly. Thank you Ginger Olive for a wonderful evening.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food & service. Sure to visit again & recommend to others 👍😊

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Queensland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I thought I was booking a lovely restaurant for a special dinner with my brother but when we turned up it was immediately obvious that this restaurant relies only on passing traffic as it seemed more of a combo cafe/restaurant. It was not the dining experience that I was looking for i.e. Something that represented the high price ticket of their food and offered an intimate relaxing and enjoyable dining experience. This was bright, plastic tables, expensive food and average wine. The steak was about $65 and was no better than a steak out of the counter at Coles. Sadly this was all our family talked about after the evening, which was disappointing.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and my partner and I love the vibes there. Staff were super lovely as well! Would definitely go back!

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  6. JennyW

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was just right. Beautiful food, impeccable service and casual atmosphere. Staff and owner were attentive without being annoying. We loved this restaurant and can't wait to go back and work our way through the menu. Loved that it was 5 star food and service without being pretentious. Highly recommend.

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  7. EmmaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were superb, very welcoming. Part of our order was the meat selection good for 2 and the sad part was on the lamb. The lamb seemed not fresh and so giving a bad taste. The rest of the food was delicious.

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  8. JoannaM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious seafood platter, very attentive and friendly staff

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  9. JulieH

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food,great staff, we will definitely be dining there again soon

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  10. JodyM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good! My husband did not speak to me whilst he savoured every piece of meat he took from the tray. We shared the meat platter that had delectable ribs, meat, cheese kramsky, steak and chicken with a lovely dressed salad. We ordered a side of potato fries that were cooked in fresh oil and the perfect colour and crunch. The service of the staff was amazing, they were attentive and you could tell they enjoyed their customers. Absolutely recommend a visit to this wonderful restaurant you won’t be disappointed. We are planning our next visit soon.

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  11. EmaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, including a delicious vegan dish. Friendly and fast service. We will definitely go back again!

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  12. Caro65

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time here and it is seriously one of the very best experiences we have had the staff are amazing the food is sensational and the drinks wow . Cannot wait to come back. Thank you Ginger Olive for such a lovely dinner 😍

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, attentive service. A great find in the CBD

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  14. Ellen

    Hong Kong

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience. Food is so delicious and the service is prompt and caring. Will definitely come back

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  15. DonG

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a delightful discovery to find Ginger Olive. Laneway charms, a broad menu of Asian and Italian foods, super friendly staff and attractive decor. Our baby back ribs came with a tasty salad.

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  16. KennyD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to Ginger Olive several times now so it was nice to be remembered on arrival. However it was a bit uncanny that the waiter knew our food preferences so well - and even the wine we like! Anyway, the shared platter was excellent, as always, in particular the beef ribs and pork ribs - superb! I thoroughly recommend this restaurant - and we'll be back in 2 or 3 months!

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  17. SarahT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great time at Ginger Olive. The staff were amazing! The cocktails were so delicious and the food great too. Will definitely be back.

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  18. elizabethc

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to finish a long week. Great food with very friendly staff.

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  19. MichelleW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, friendly service. Come in for the perfect margarita!

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  20. RachaelR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to the Ginger Olive on Saturday for lunch, we were extremely impressed with the food and service. We had a lot of banter with the wait staff and they excelled at their jobs going above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, we absolutely loved it and will definitely be returning. Thank you Ginger Olive from “Drax” and his wife 😁

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  21. EdwardW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent four course dining experience. Service was first rate. Great “fusion” experience.

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  22. GlennM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service and food The whole experience was first-class-a hidden Melbourne gem. Looking forward to many return visits!

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  23. KevinS

    South Australia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and attentive staff. The food selection was good and the ribs were awesome

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  24. Pidro

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took friends of ours on our second time at Olive Ginger, and they were as impressed as we were the first time. The food was great and the service excellent -- Ryan was superb (hope got the name right). Highly recommend the Beef Ribs but all the other things we ordered (including desserts) were absolutely yummy.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here pre a show at theatre. Couple of minute walk from restaurant. Service was fantastic. Meals came out quickly and were really great. We shared the grill platter and a crème broule. Would definitely return.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seafood platter was bomb! Every item was perfectly cooked. We will be back!

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  27. DorothyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, during our visit it was busy and the noise level made it difficult to have a quiet conversation with our international friends

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  28. WILMAC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Its my second time. And consistency is a factor. Well Done ! There will definitely be a next time ⭐️

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  29. SueK

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughters and I enjoyed our experience at Ginger Olive immensely, the service was impeccable, our steaks were cooked to perfection, and the atmosphere was great. It was the perfect start to our evening, with just a short walk to the Regent theatre to see Moulin Rouge, what an amazing night!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service from the staff was terrific and the food was delicious

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  31. BenJ

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Amazing service! 11/10. Must try when in Melbourne

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  32. MichelleG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW!!!!! What an amazing place, the food was exceptional, the Service and Staff were fantastic. Can highly recommend this place to anyone.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked for Christmas lunch and it was excellent in all aspects from the service to the sharing platters. Almost too much to eat. One of our party is a vegan and the special menu was excellent. Often vegan options are bland but this was not.

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  34. BertusM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you’re looking for a great restaurant in an alleyway, I can definitely recommend the Ginger Olive. We sat outside where there was some foot traffic, but not too much. Waiters were very attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. Very enjoyable dinner experience.

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  35. AlisonS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience both times we’ve been here. Staff very attentive and friendly, food is delicious. One of our go to places when in Melbourne

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  36. KaranR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated outside at ginger olive. The decent across the board, nothing out of the ordinary. The drinks and the service was a big let down. The server didn't come to take the food order for a very long time. When they were told to repeat a drink, they forgot.

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  37. GeoffreyD

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wife loved her seafoof, not really sure the kitchen knew what a rare steak was :(

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  38. GraceC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious ribs, cheese pasta was good. Nice drinks, fast, friendly, service and close to the Regent theatre for before show dinner.

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  39. KarinaB

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, yummy cocktails and great service. Couldn't ask for much more.

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  40. AndreaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was ready for us on arrival and the staff were very attentive, taking our orders and delivering the food promptly. They were friendly and returned to our table frequently to ensure we had everything we needed. The only problem was with the food. Two of our party had steaks, cooked to perfection. The other three had the signature dishes, the Ginger Olive and the seafood. Both were overcooked, the seafood was so dry it had no flavour. Sad because the selection on both dishes was amazing. We have dined here before but not since they have the new menu, probably won’t dine here again unless we want steak

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FAQs

Ginger Olive | Restaurant and Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 43 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 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ginger Olive | Restaurant and Grill

38 Manchester Ln, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Barbecue, Grill
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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