Lamaro's Hotel

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152 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
"Definite contender for pub of the year"
Tony Leonard, 3AW
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Lamaro's Hotel is an iconic Gastro-pub located in leafy Cecil Street in South Melbourne.

Let one of Melbourne's favourite chefs, Geoff Lindsay (Dandelion/Pearl) take you on a gourmet journey with his creative modern Australian menu. Either dine in the opulent surrounds of our restaurant or relax in our old world bar.

With a boutique extensive wine list and 12 craft beers on tap there is something to please every taste and palate.

Private dining rooms available and functions welcome.

A must visit venue for any food, wine and beer lover.

We're close to Albert Park Lake and just 100m stroll from Bridport Street light rail (Tram no. 96) and South Melbourne's bustling Clarendon Street.
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4.5
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4.4
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DebraK
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Went for the All You Can Eat Mussels. Broadsheet had written about it and said it included a glass of wine. They were wrong but the Manager graciously gave us each a glass of wine - that’s good service.

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Responded on 19 March 2020

Thanks for the fabulous feedback and review Debra, Mussel Monday is a fabulous all you can eat extravaganza, glad you joined us. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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Simon
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best steak I have eaten in a long time. Solid wine list

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Responded on 15 March 2020

Thanks for the fabulous feedback and review Simon, Our steaks cooked on our wood-fire grill certainly are amazing. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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SarahH
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

$30 all you can eat Mussel Monday - food was yum. Appetiser included was delicious and thai mussels were the best. Service was under par. Maybe overwhelmed tho it wasn't crazy busy. Expected more. Friend waited almost 1/2 hr for a glass of wine and had to ask for it several times and there were a few examples of similar lack of attention during lunch. Read a glass of wine was included but not sure - we ordered bottles and weren't told or offered anything as part of the monday deal. Wouldnt not go back. Expect service was just an off day.

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taylorj
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Very noisy/rowdy, especially particular tables... slow inattentive service, atmosphere ruined what was meant to be a nice out with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Went there for the duck curry and it didn’t disappoint! Very happy with the rest of the meal as well. Very friendly and helpful staff. The venue could do with a reno - the food deserves a slightly fresher feel to the room! Strangely a light above us kept going from dim to bright which was a bit annoying. But overall very good and we will be back.

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AlliciaC
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food was OK but it is overpriced and dining room appeared tired and even dirty in areas

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william
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was Very Good but limited choice especially if you dont eat seadood

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samanthan
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The mussels never disappoint. Service is alway of the highest standard. Also love Wednesday for $5 Rose all day

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Thanks for the fabulous feedback and review Samantha, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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TerryN
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great spot for a Sunday Lunch, professional and friendly service and they took time to take interest in a small baby

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Responded on 25 February 2020

Thanks for the fabulous feedback and review Terry, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. Adam our restaurant manager does a fantastic job. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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Melbourneboy
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We love Lamaros having been their multiple times over the years. It was again a comfortable relatively quiet place for a slow Sunday lunch with friends.

Food was enjoyable, wine list interesting and reasonably priced and service friendly and efficient.

The dining room gives you plenty of separation so you can have a good chat without straining to hear (important for us ageing warriors!), seating is comfortable, and access is easy and parking normally pretty good if you’re driving.

One of our favourites even though we don’t live nearby anymore.

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Thanks for the fabulous feedback and review, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We do have a wonderful team and a wonderful venue with some genuine old world charm. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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RUSSELLW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner - 2 amazing courses each. My steak was cooked to perfection. Good service and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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Responded on 16 February 2020

Thanks for the fabulous feedback and review Russell, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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DavidR
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply brilliant yet again.
Food was outstanding the new Tuna main course an absolute winner. Great friendly staff always make it a fun and memorable occasion.

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Responded on 12 February 2020

Thanks for the fabulous feedback and review David, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Would highly recommend Lamaro's for a lovely night out.
Fantastic staff and service.

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Responded on 10 February 2020

Thanks for the fabulous feedback and review Lisa, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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AnnP
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely love going to Lamaros. The food is amazing and the drinks menu is never ending! There could be some better vegetarian or more chicken options on the menu but overall just lovely! The wait staff could also manage to smile a bit more. Will definitely be going back though!

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Responded on 27 January 2020

Thanks for the feedback and review Ann, Appreciate you taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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Steprenf
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

What a fabulous lunch we had. I was the first time the whole office had been out together for years, and the experience was absolutely wonderful. Super friendly wait staff, awesome food, a terrific and interesting wine list navigated by someone who knew what they were doing. It was bloody near perfect!

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Responded on 28 January 2020

Thanks for the fabulous feedback and review, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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CraigM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The published menu was not what was on offer for lunch. Considering it was a birthday celebration & we were so looking forward to the Rib Eye on the bone, oh & don't forget thee vegan choices (2 listed on the web menu but only 1 salad in house it was a little disappointing.

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Bigsmithy
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food, atmosphere and Tom at the bar was great for a few beers before we went in for lunch.

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CraigF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great wine list good food and Great service . Enjoyed the experience

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sergiob
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Noise is the only issue . Everything else is great. Probably better when smAller tables of four and not settings of 8 plus

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TOBYE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, the staff and food are top notch. Best pub in Melbourne.

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Responded on 13 December 2019

Thanks for the great feedback and review, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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WayneJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Both myself and my Customer both ordered steak. One was medium and one was medium to well done. Orders were mixed up and by the time we realised it was too late. Also venue was very noisy and difficult to hear each other speak

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JimR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks again to the team at Lamaro's! This restaurant never lets you down. The food, service and atmosphere are of the highest standard. I've never had a bad meal at Lamaro's and look forward to returning soon.

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Responded on 13 December 2019

Thanks for the great feedback and review Jim, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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Will33
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic, food was amazing, I would certainly recommend Lamaro's to everyone I know and we will definitely return for our next function.

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Responded on 12 December 2019

Thanks for the great feedback and review Will, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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CliveB
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The menu could do with some additions. EG mushroom risotto, plus another pasta dish & fish & chips where the fish tastes like fish and the chips are more delicate in size.
The oysters were miserable in size. Get them fromCoffin Bay .

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JacquiP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Friendly accommodating staff and great food and wine list.

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Responded on 9 December 2019

Thanks for the great feedback Jacqui, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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GregH
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and wine in an enjoyable atmosphere . Staff were professional, knowledgeable and attentive.

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Responded on 2 December 2019

Thanks for the fabulous feedback Greg, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My guest looks forward to bringing his family & friends,great lunch in a relaxed atmosphere‼️👍👏🥂

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Responded on 25 November 2019

Thanks for the fabulous feedback Michael, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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GhislaineC
Perth / WA
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Second time there ! Love the place ! Service is excellent , attentive and caring without being overtly in your face .
Food is fantastic !
Say no more go yourself !

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HeleneHagemans
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This week we had dinner at Lamaro’s two nights in a row and both evenings did not disappoint. The atmosphere in the dining room is calm and elegant, while the bar area is buzzing. The food is always great, especially their signature dish, the duck curry.
Staff is attentive, knowledgeable and very friendly.

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Responded on 23 November 2019

We appreciate the fabulous feedback Helene, Thanks for having your family celebration with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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PeterV
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, delicious food, nice atmosphere! Can only recommend!

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Responded on 19 November 2019

Thanks for the fabulous feedback Peter, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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RachelA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good, genuine and friendly service. Lovely ambiance. Look forward to going again!

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Responded on 18 November 2019

Thanks for the fabulous feedback Rachel, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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Evie
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

food absolutely delicious, great service and nice quiet location in South Melbourne. Never leave disappointed.

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Responded on 18 November 2019

Thanks for the fabulous feedback Evie, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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DavidR
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yet again another superb lunch at Lamaro's.
Came in with the family this time. Normally bring clients but had a Sunday family get together.
Food, service all amazing as usual.
Staff so good and really do a fantastic job.
I ordered a few new dishes as there was a slight menu change since my last visit. The lamb cutlets are new on the menu and simply brilliant. My father in law loved his steak (and he is very fussy). Kids all raved about the Schnitzel.
Thanks again

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DiMc
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food, a lovely atmosphere and outstanding service. Our server was very knowledgeable about wine matches

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Responded on 28 October 2019

Thanks for the fabulous feedback, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again soon.

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Miffy
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Would recommend Lamaro's. The food in both the bar and the dining room is very good, plenty to tempt you. The bar can get a little noisy, but if you want a quieter area to eat choose the dining room. Service is always very good.

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AnnaS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, friendly service and great value on steak night. Tasty steak and fries and we got a yum rocket salad. Good drinks offers every night, and a lovely location with wide tree-lined street. Wish I had a local pub like this!

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Responded on 26 October 2019

Thanks for the fabulous feedback Anna, We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again soon.

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BobMac
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent pub restaurant- highly recommend. Friendly staff and good service.

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vipVivienS
Melbourne / VIC
25 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Interesting menu served by friendly and amiable staff who do what they do well. Nice ambience in the dining room area, with an open fire place for cooler days. Nice beverage list to accompany the dishes.

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DavidR
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bought some interstate business clients here and they could not have been more impressed.
Everyone raved about the Schnitzel being the best they have ever had. My steak was cooked to perfection. Service was outstanding. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.
Amazing wine list.
Thanks team Lamaro's for a fabulous experience.
We have already booked our return visit!!!

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Ricebags
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The Veal Schnitzel (real veal!!!) was once again outstanding and the accompanying slaw, although a little unusual with the use of fennel, proved to be very tasty. Having prior knowledge of the size of servings at this establishment this was all the food we could manage. A lovely meal.

FAQs

Lamaro's Hotel offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9690 3737.

Lamaro's Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

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