Lamaro's Hotel

4.5
108 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
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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BC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb! What a gem. Obviously something of an institution - thanks for brightening up a chilly day in Melbourne. Maître D was amazing - legend.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 10 August 2019

Thanks Ben, Great to hear you enjoyed the experience. The front of house team does a great job. They are a superb team. We look forward to your return visit. Kind Regards Paul Dimattina Owner

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved every moment of our lunch on Sunday. The waiters and waitress were all real characters, real people not just people paid to do a job. They had fun with us which made the whole experience so much more enjoyable. Then there was the food. Delicious. Will definitely making a bee line back to Lamaros Hotel.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 30 July 2019

Thank you for the glowing feedback. We have a wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable, fun and awesome front of house team. They compliment our venue and the terrific food our kitchen team puts together. Look forward to seeing you here again soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina Owner

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a
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent venue for very good food and able to hear oneself speak. Why don't more places have carpet! Good service and everyone was satisfied. My steak was not that wonderful - a little tough - but all others were very happy. Friendly host. Best thing - plenty of car parking.

BM
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great neighbourhood Gastro Pub. We enjoyed the pre-dinner drinks at the bar, the meal and service was all very good and the place had a really good atmosphere. We’ll be back.

RW
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner at the wonderful Lamaro’s bar & restaurant Sat night. Excellent and attentive service and an exceptional menu and presentation of our meals made this really a night to remember.
Well done team Lamaro’s
Rusty & Judy.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thanks for the lovely review Rusty and Judy, We look forward to your next visit here. The entire team prides themselves on the exceptional food and service they provide. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina Owner

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NM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Welcoming staff, beautiful table near the fire, great menu choices and really, really enjoyable food. We had a great night made all the better by the excellent service we received from the staff. We are local and we will be back!

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thanks Natalie, We really do have a wonderful ambient venue here at Lamaro's. Thanks for the glowing words. All our team really pride themselves on the high level of service and food they provide. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Paul Dimattina Owner

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b
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lamaro’s is more fab restaurant than your typical inner city hotel ... great bar and ambience. Then you wander into the dining room and Paul and the staff really look after you. Excellent wine list and a menu created by renowned chef Geoff Lindsay. On the expensive side but totally worth it. We’ve been there many times ... Lamaro’s never disappoints. Berni

JK
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Unfortunately the restaurant was out of 2 of the bottle of wines we wanted. Also out of one of the desserts we wanted. But were kind enough to give us a free dessert. Overall food was superb, ambience lovely & we had a great night. Staff very friendly & accommodating. Will definitely be back.

SA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is fantastic - particularly the steaks which are cooked to perfection. The only downside was the wine list - there are very few offerings below $65 even in white wine which makes the outcome a little more expensive that you might imagine from the reasonably priced (ie great value given the quality for money menu).

CT
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The steak is phenomenal. It has a nice crust and it great. Use the sauce for the chips and just have it with horseradish or mustard.

LP
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always really enjoy Lamaro's. The food is top quality with service to match. It's a terrific atmosphere and you never feel like you're being pushed out the door.

SI
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Mussel dish was outstanding. I really loved it. Thank you

HP
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely evening. Great food and wine with very friendly and helpful staff. Will be back.

RW
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beside outstanding food, service and ambience, the venue is quiet, no loud music. We can actually talk to and hear each other.

TM
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Service was awful. Sommelier was terrible with his highly unprofessional upsell attempt and we were constantly waiting to place our order for drinks and food.

RM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

As always, reliable, tasty food served with a flair. The red duck curry with sweet and sour sauce was really different and the Wiener schnitzel was tender and tasty.

JC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Perfect location for a business luncheon. Great service and ambience.

DR
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seriously one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time.
My friends and i shared a few entrees. They were all outstanding.
Scallops were amazing as was the steak tartare. I had the Scotch fillet for main course and it was cooked to perfection. My guests had the Duck Curry, Veal Schnitzel, Whole Fish and Eye Fillet steak. Everyone commented on how terrific everything was. The service was impeccable, the staff were friendly, effecient and attentive to our needs. The wine list is one of the best i have seen. I dine out at least 3-4 times a week and this place is next level. The surrounds are wonderful, the food impeccable and ther service magnificent. Compared to what i have had elsewhere lately the value for money is exceptional as the quality of the produce is top class. I will be back and spreading the word to all my friends on how good Lamaro's is.
Well done guys

JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, ambience and service. Defiantly would recommend.

DH
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place
Great service
Love it
Recommend to everyone

JM
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and wine list....love you can have a great meal while still enjoying pub bar area.

GW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant food and wine great night with super service

SS
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Duck curries always a winner and my husband loved his steak. Good wine list if a little pricey but a great dinner venue

BG
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I was very disappointed with my visit to Lamaro's for lunch on Easter Sunday. I had the day's entree special .. spanner crab. Much of it was scooped out into the crab's main shell and dressed with various flavours which were completely overshadowed by excessive saltiness in the mixture. For main course , I ordered the whole fish and a rocket salad with pear and parmesan cheese. The fish was well cooked in a reduction and dressed with a few vegetables. It was tasty enough but there was not much of it, all things considered. The salad was not particularly brilliant either. Plenty of rocket but paltry amounts of pear and parmesan. Still hungry and with my first dessert choice not available, I opted for the pavlova and berries with a balsamic sauce. Well, they said it was pavlova but really it was a smallish circular meringue topped with cream and a couple of berries and a pretty average sauce. After coffee and still hungry, I called for the bill .... I wanted to go for coffee and cake somewhere else. For myself and my lunch companion, it totalled $265 (inclusive of a glass of chardonnay each). It also showed that the spanner crab special entree cost us $55 each. This was an absolute shock to me and my companion. At no time in the dining experience were we told the price of this special entree nor did it feature on our printed menus. The entrees on the printed menu cost between $20-$30 and, in choosing the spanner crab entree, I assumed that it would be priced around the same pricing point. So ... not only was I disappointed with the meal, I was floored by the bill. NEVER AGAIN!!

c
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall a great meal, with drinks in the bar first and then a nice lunch. All dishes were good, with shared entress and steak mains, but the mussels were the highlight, being some of the best I've had and everyone else enjoying.

RG
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

A good dining experience in a quiet part of South Melbourne. Well done.

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I have been to this Hotel a few times.
Service was very poor on Saturday the 4/4/2019.
Young French girl who served us was not on the ball.
Had to ask for our drinks twice before she got it right.

SC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, nice ambience, Red duck curry - no words!!!!

SF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful ambience, excellent dishes and extremely professional and courteous staff. Oh and a sensational wine list!

MM
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service thank you. Food delicious too. Nice quiet room.

RP
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Deluxe restaurant and atmosphere. One of Melbournes best.

TM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food passed the hardest of tests - simple dishes cooked and presented exceptionally well.
Good wine list thoughtfully prepared, and great service overall. All we wanted from a good gourmet pub for a special night out.

J
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our recent lunch was excellent and the service friendly and attentive

P
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had my sister’s birthday lunch here with family and we couldn’t have been happier with the venue.
The service was outstanding - thanks Roberta! Food was delicious and hearty. Excellent vegan options. Gorgeous bar area and great front tables on the street. Nice quiet and comfortable restaurant, mature patrons. The website didn’t do it justice. Will definitely be back.

LB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you Lamaros...We were seated in a nice quiet corner for 6 people. Food excellent. Our server terrific. Overall once again up to our expectation. Probably our 8the visit to dine at Lamaroa!
Red duck curry delicious
Shnitzel and steaks also very deliciously cooked.

SH
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very pleasant atmosphere and food. Great choice of wines available.

MD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I usually don't like doing Reviews, but I appreciate their importance and I am happy to tell you that the 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. The food was beautiful, excellent service, nice atmosphere and we will be returning. By the way I have already recommended Lamaro's to 3 people since I visited on Friday. Have a great 2019, Maureen Dillon

TG
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A beautiful old renovated building on a quite street, Lamaro's is a lovely serene place for a lunch with friends or colleagues. The food is great - sophisticated but not too fussy - the noise levels don't interfere with talking and the wine list is very impressive indeed!

SA
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great feed been here 10 times have never been let down great staff location and food to match

J
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great fun and always easy to park outside

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