Lamaro's Hotel

4.7
280 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
"Truly a wonderful pub is Lamaro’s, run by experts that embrace hospitality."
Tony Leonard, 3AW
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Broadsheet's Top 5 Gastropubs in Melbourne 2019 & 2020
3AW's Pub Of The Year 2019

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 lovers.

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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Experiences

  • Lounge Bar

    Multiple dates available

    Nestled behind the bar, a relaxed and informal dining space offers the full a la carte menu. (This is the owners favourite place to dine)
  • Dining Room

    Multiple dates available

    The comforting, welcoming, beating heart of the pub. The dining room is the perfect area for any occasion.
  • The Birdcage

    Multiple dates available

    Our enclosed, heated, al fresco area situated on tree lined Cecil Street. Rest assured that whilst outside of the main building at Lamaro's, you are protected from the elements.
What 280 People Are Saying
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4.5
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PaulF
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am sure we had the best seats in the place but it was a brilliant place for lunch ( probably good for dinner as well) and the food was wonderful. I recommend this venue

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 8 August 2021

Thanks for the fantastic review Paul, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. Your support these crazy uncertain times is really appreciated We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Creative Italian inspired food.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 8 August 2021

Thanks for taking the time to review us Alison, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. Your support these crazy, uncertain times is really appreciated We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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LeighM
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnificent! Had a great afternoon, food was beautiful, can’t fault this place, will be back for sure.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 8 August 2021

Thanks for the fantastic review Leigh, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. Your support these crazy uncertain times is really appreciated We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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RegC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great - great food and great wine list. Always love coming back to Lamaro's with friends. Very comfortable setting and nice and warn in winter.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 8 August 2021

Thanks for the fantastic review Reg, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. Your support these crazy, uncertain times is really appreciated We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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TimJ
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great pub and friendly staff. Can't complain about anything.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 4 August 2021

Thanks for the nice review Tim, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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JOHNL
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Warm and friendly on a winter night.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 3 August 2021

Thanks for the lovely review John, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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CameronJ
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Mains came out while we were still eating entree, also we asked for a quiet table and were place next to a large table with young kids

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MaureenH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really love this hotel it ticks all the boxes. Beautiful food. Friendly service. Great ambience. We dine out every weekend and this hotel is absolutely the best we have been to. Love it, love it, love it. Don’t change anything.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thanks for the awesome review Maureen, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great afternoon - food was fantastic as was the service.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thanks for the great review Laura, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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Fiona
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a beautiful lunch - friendly, helpful staff and the venue has a wonderful atmosphere. Delicious food and champagne!

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thanks for the lovely review Fiona, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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DanielleC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get down there and support a great crew ready to provide a fabulous dining experience!

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thanks for the awesome review Danielle, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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LeonieD
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service with helpful and friendly waiters. Food was very good. Tasty and diverse flavours.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 31 July 2021

Thanks for the awesome review Leonie, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food, service and wine. An all time favourite.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 31 July 2021

Thanks for the awesome review Tony, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and wine list. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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JanaeG
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing hospitality! The food was so delicious, and the staff were super attentive. We had such a great night. We will definitely be returning again very soon.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 29 July 2021

Thanks for the awesome review Janae, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Lamaros!

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your support through these tough times.

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Deestar9
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic pre lockdown lunch & couldn’t have picked a better venue. Fantastic waitress ..amazing food and perfect ambience. Always love our times here !

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thanks for the awesome review Dee, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and wine, very efficient pleasant service, music a bit annoying and distance between tables a bit cramped but a great place and meal really pleased we went there, especially with lockdown on the way.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thanks for the review Chris, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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Hedley
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic and the service outstanding. Highly recommend

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 13 July 2021

Thanks for the great review Hedley, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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MandyT
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lamaro's was outstanding on all levels. The service, food, wine and ambience were all brilliant! I even booked a table for next Sunday!

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 13 July 2021

Thanks for the great review Mandy, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again on Sunday!! Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality food and excellent service

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great! Wouldn’t mind a few more entre options though

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 7 July 2021

Thanks for the lovely review and your continued support Jack, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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LiliB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasant surrounding and a cosy fire was perfect for our yearly reunion catch up. We normally visit a different venue each time, however we all decided this will be our pub of choice for future lunches. Food was delicious and the service was great.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 7 July 2021

Thanks for the lovely review and your continued support LiliB, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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GoChap
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

An excellent luncheon for the two of us. The food and service both top class.
Most recommendable!

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 7 July 2021

Thanks for the lovely review and your continued support GoChap, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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JP
JacquiP
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend. Great cosy venue with excellent food and exceptional service.

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MalcolmK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried the new egg nest salad followed by the great Duck Curry with an excellent 1/2 bottle of Yalumba signature. Excellent as always.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 28 June 2021

Thanks for the lovely review and your continued support Malcolm, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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ShannY
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner!
The food was exquisite, and the service impeccable.
The atmosphere was wonderful- it has been a long time since we’ve been in a restaurant buzzing with people eating, drinking and being merry (thanks covid). It was cosy, with a lovely fire in winter, and dimmed lighting. Perfect for date night, or a group celebration.
I’d already decided by the end of entree that we’d be coming back again. The wait staff were so lovely too. Couldn’t fault a thing. We’ll definitely be back.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 28 June 2021

Thanks for the lovely review ShannY, We pride ourselves on our fabulous food, service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's again very soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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MarillaD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing satisfying vegetarian cauliflower dish- Smokey, umami, juicy, pistachios deliciousness! Great waiter, best table by the fire, great wine list, all good (tiny bit too noisy)

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JakiB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good but noise levels were very high - maybe best for lunch.
But this restaurant needs support after all the unnecessary Lockdowns.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 24 June 2021

Thanks for the lovely review and support Jaki, Yes our whole hospitality industry needs community support. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pub in South Melbourne, and I can easily say that the Schnitzel is the best I've ever had. Great staff and service. I highly recommend it!

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 24 June 2021

Thanks for the fabulous review Michael, We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, amazing food (yes the Schnitzel is the absolute best Schnitzel!!) and awesome atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! All meals were delicious!! Fabulous service and a very comfortable atmosphere by a warm fire on a winters day. Will definitely be back!!

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StuartE
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and outstanding service - as always. Great to support a venue that has looked after their staff and the local community.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 23 June 2021

Thanks for the fabulous review Stuart, We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, terrific food and awesome atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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TimW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just so good to be able to stand at a comfortable bar and enjoy a drink before going into the classy well run dinning room for first class food

Good combination

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 23 June 2021

Thanks for the fabulous review Tim, We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, amazing food and awesome atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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SandraF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was definitely amazing. I will be going back to try the other amazing dishes.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 23 June 2021

Thanks for the fabulous review Sandra, We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, amazing food and awesome atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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JimmyD
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy high-end pub meal and extensive wine list. Staff are very friendly and accommodating of requirements

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 21 June 2021

Thanks for the fabulous review Jimmy, We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, terrific food and awesome atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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KylieC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was great the atmosphere was cosy and the restaurant was lovely and warm with the open fire.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, never fails! Great food, great atmosphere, a guaranteed good time out!

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 20 June 2021

Thanks for the fabulous review, We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, terrific food and awesome atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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CerrinH
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch with Friends. Venue and Food was amazing and great service! Highly recommended and I will be back again.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 21 June 2021

Thanks for the fabulous review Cerrin, We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, terrific food and awesome atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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vipSharonY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional fillet steak, great duck curry and excellent pasta. Service was very good.

Lamaro's Hotel
Responded on 19 June 2021

Thanks for the fabulous review Sharon, We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, and terrific food. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lamaro's soon. Warm Regards Paul Dimattina, Geoff Lindsay and the team

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jensth
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

A table opposite the fire was spoilt by the very rowdy patrons watching the footy.

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Frank
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Didn't live up to the hype however will come to try again..

FAQs

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

Lamaro's Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.

Lamaro's Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.lamaroshotel.com.au/gifts/.

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.