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Meatmaiden, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Meatmaiden

4.5
4.5
639 Reviews
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Meatmaiden is one hell of a steakhouse. Bringing you the best barbecue and grill in Melbourne, our large and energetic basement restaurant and bar and down-to-earth staff make us the perfect CBD venue for intimate dinners, work lunches, special occasions or functions.

We're part steakhouse, part smokehouse - with a unique and eclectic mix of premium steaks and smoked meats. We've been fine-tuning that approach for seven years to bring you the best meat around - dry-ageing select local cuts like O'Connor rib eye, tending the fire to smoke Wagyu brisket over ironbark for 20 hours and pairing with signature dishes like our lobster mac cheese.

Our carefully-curated wine list focuses on some great Australian winemakers, with six taps of craft beer and quirky cocktails completing the line up.

You will find Meatmaiden on Little Collins St - walking distance from Flinders St Station and Parliament Station, the MCG and Rod Laver Arena and entertainment venues such as The Princess Theatre.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Barbecue, Meat

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9078 7747

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Tom Johnson

  • Private party facilities

    Our private cocktail bar / dining area is the perfect area for an intimate gathering with friends, special event or work function. The area can accommodate 15 people seated or 40 standing and has its own private bar and facilities

  • Private party contact

    Pete Nemeth: 3907787747

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross Street

    Just down the hill from the corner of Little Collins St and Russell Street

  • Parking Details

    Greenco Council House Car Park at Russell Place until 10pm. Greenco Council House Car Park at 200 Little Collins Street until midnight

  • Public Transit

    Five minutes walk from Flinders Street Station and Parliament Station. Two minutes walk from Collins Street tram stop at Swanston Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Midday Mood

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Lunch is back in the CBD. Thursday & Friday, 12pm to 2pm. Come and enjoy our $45pp Midday Mood sharing set menu 2 Entrees + Steak main + 2 Sides + House Wine or Beer or Soft Drink. Minimum two people. Menu is subject to change. Our Main menu and our $80 Maiden's Mood chef's choice sharing menu will also be available at lunch.
  • MaidensMood - $82 Chefs choice sharing menu

    Multiple dates available
    Best way to dine and try a bit of everything Enjoy our Maidens Mood sharing set menu 3 Entrees + 2 mains + 3 Sides option to upgrade with our signature lobster mac Minimum two people. Menu is subject to change.

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What 639 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • City Centre

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  1. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food will definitely be going back when back in Melbourne
  2. AV

    AbigailV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Perfect steaks, great service, great ambiance, sides were ok, will be back! 👍🏼👍🏼
  3. SB

    SBGGS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I totally enjoyed our time at MM. We had a 9pm reservation and were seated and served immediately. Meals were on a smaller portion but the taste is excellent. We had the chargrilled octopus, prawns, rib eye and the lobster Mac and we finished every morsel on the plate. Love every part of it and we will definitely recommend this place and sure to return again! Thank you MM for making it special for us.
  4. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best service, best food. definitely worth the money! 100% would go back and take more friends
  5. C

    Chloe

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my partner here for his birthday. From when we walked in to when we left the service was amazing. Staff were very welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious !!! We loved the atmosphere and the music. We were overall very impressed and will definitely be back :)
  6. AP

    AlyP

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Oh my goodness, is it a nightclub is it a restaurant?! Whatever it is it was incredible! Food was amazing and service was faultless, definitely for a date night!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Poppy was fabulous. Would 100 percent recommend and return
  8. AM

    AdeleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We loved the food - steak was delish. The bbq octopus was so yummy and we loved watching the food being prepared in the kitchen. The staff looked sad tho. While very professional, courteous and always available, no one seemed to look happy working. The bar stools where also quite small. They maybe ok for a drink while waiting for a table, but not really ok for dining at.
  9. CK

    ChristineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here, so we ordered the tasting menu and loved it. A good selection of starters and the mains (brisket/steak) were sensational. The Maitre D was exceptional, as were the bar and wait staff.
  10. J

    Julz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it, every time. I recommend the restaurant to all my friends.
  11. GW

    GoldenWattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Really nice team. Too many tables…The value wasn’t there. Our steaks came out cold. Really hard to come back from that…
  12. H

    Hilary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My taste buds were having a party! So glad I'm not vegan.
  13. H

    Hangman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    very well cooked , good cuts, great atmosphere. dishes could do help with some balancing

    MeatmaidenResponded 6 days agoHi Hangman, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a lovely review. Come back soon now ya hear

  14. G

    Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was amazing! so perfect. went for my partners birthday and was so incredible. coming back in a few weeks
  15. C

    Calidoscope

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lobster Mac and cheese was hands down the best. The steaks were inconsistent. Some were nice, but some were very chewy.
  16. SJ

    StephJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly & bubbly staff, great for either an intimate dinner or group night out. 10/10 - will definitely be back.
  17. CC

    CamilaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The overall experience was ok. It kind of cool the entrance to the restaurant. Kind of hidden, and then this door opens automatically in front of you. Food is really delicious. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Wait staff could definitely use some training. Probably would give it a second chance. But definitely not in a rush to book again tbh.

    MeatmaidenResponded 6 days agoHi Camila, Thank you for your feedback we have definitely past this on to the relevant managers as we are always looking at improving our systems and service. We look forward to having you dine with us soon

  18. S

    Sp88

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Just ordinary overall, steak too salty, staff need to know how to recommend good food and menu should highlight signature dishes as it’s pretty hard to read and understand. A bit pricey for portion size and food quality.
  19. MV

    MelissaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The Bacon Sour was like a Margarita on crack. Bacon really does make everything taste better. Steak was amazing as always well worth the cost of the food and drinks.

    MeatmaidenResponded 6 days agoHi Melissa, Thank you for your kind words. We have past your feedback onto the chefs and bartenders. Look forward to seeing you at Meatmaiden soon

  20. t

    teddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maiden Mood menu was absolutely phenomenal. Great variety of flavours and textures. Best tartare I’ve ever had. Cocktails were awesome too, presentation of the apple smoked old fashioned was very cool. Service was great, cool vibe, definitely coming back again.

    MeatmaidenResponded 6 days agoHi Teddy, Thank you for your delightful feedback. We absolutely love the tartae as well. We would love to see you back in here real soon

  21. c

    chris

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and the music was on point
  22. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Steak, great cocktails and a very interesting layout. Loved the little coat hangers under the high tables

    MeatmaidenResponded 6 days agoHi Mark, So glad you enjoyed the steak and cocktails. The coat hangers come in pretty handy at the bar aye. Thank you for taking time out of your day to review us. We look forward to seeing you in here soon

  23. SR

    ScottR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, a bit on the pricey side but the food, service and overall experience was fantastic! We will go there again. Thanks to Simon and Meatmaiden.
  24. C

    Cmarie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Service was terrible. Waiters were rushing us to finish so that they could get more people in. Food was nice but overpriced. Seating was too close to other tables but the chairs were too far apart to hear the person I was with so it was easier to hear the people next to us than each other. Overall not an enjoyable experience at all.
  25. J

    Joshua

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was forced to have set menu and wasn’t explained properly Was told food was prepped for night before when it was not
  26. S

    Sonny88

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Somewhere high end without the stuffiness.
  27. RO

    ROJO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Arrived at the designated time as my booking only for no tables to be available and had to wait for a table. The slow unattentive service and the overly salty brisket which was defended by staff was disgusting. The tartare was slimy and horrible. Definite skip this place as they should probably leave meat to restaurants that actually know how to cook it. No apology and they said they’ll make things right but nothing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved how the restaurant catered to my partners and I special day and made sure everything was right for us! Definitely a memorable night at this steakhouse!
  29. CP

    CaitlinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot fault this place, the food, cocktails and service was fantastic
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was a winner
  31. IC

    ICUReview

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  32. C

    Cristina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food & Atmosphere - great cocktail menu. Lobster Mac & Cheese was delicious
  33. CT

    CarissaT

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommend their scallop, pork belly and miso pumpkin pureé. Absolutely delicious.
  34. LB

    LouiseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked in for a birthday date. The food and service did not disappoint. The staff were really lovely and very helpful. The restaurant was clean and well presented plus the staff helped to clean the table between courses which prevented any clothing stains for messy eaters 🥰😂🙏 Overall very impressed and I will definitely go again as the food was just incredible with flavour… the sauces😍OMG We had the maiden meal chef special which was really fun to share and was more than enough food! Thank you for the pleasant experience I am so happy my boyfriend enjoyed his birthday dinner at Meat Maiden. You did good!

    MeatmaidenResponded 6 days agoHi Louise, Thank you so much for your lovely words, especially in these times when the world can be harsh its nice to have encouraging words. Bless you and we look forward to seeing you in Meatmaiden soon. We have passed the review on to our staff

  35. EH

    EtienneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall very good atmosphere. Food and service were great.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Clearly over cooked my steak and got a patronising response that steaks keep cooking after they get off the grill. no acknowledgement that the steak was not just over cooked but shockingly so. I rarely if ever write negative reviews (I think this is the first negative review on open table) but for a steakhouse the basic requirement is you should cook a decent steak. We spent $250 for 2 people and I left hungry and upset. I left more than half the steak on the plate - it was that poorly cooked. Again I can’t recall when that last happened if ever. It’s shocking how bad it was especially for the price at $60 a steak.
  37. AD

    ADAM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was impeccable food was tasty and wine was delicious.
  38. ET

    ElizaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best meat I’ve ever had! Really noisy so had to yell to talk but highly recommend food and service!!!!!!
  39. K

    Karenw880

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow….. the food and service was outstanding. The wagyu steak 🤩. Will be back again

    MeatmaidenResponded 6 days agoThank you for your kind words Karen

  40. EB

    EmmaB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Meatmaiden is rated 4.5 stars by 639 OpenTable diners.

Meatmaiden 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 reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Meatmaiden

195 Little Collins St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Just down the hill from the corner of Little Collins St and Russell Street

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Barbecue, Meat

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Greenco Council House Car Park at Russell Place until 10pm. Greenco Council House Car Park at 200 Little Collins Street until midnight

  • Public Transit

    Five minutes walk from Flinders Street Station and Parliament Station. Two minutes walk from Collins Street tram stop at Swanston Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tom Johnson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9078 7747

  • Private party facilities

    Our private cocktail bar / dining area is the perfect area for an intimate gathering with friends, special event or work function. The area can accommodate 15 people seated or 40 standing and has its own private bar and facilities

  • Private party contact

    Pete Nemeth: 3907787747

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