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Meatmaiden, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Meatmaiden

4.5
4.5
568 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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Booked 47 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.

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What 568 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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  1. M

    Monyb

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an awesome night. Sides seemed a tinny bit overpriced but everything else was amazing. Every dish we had was delicious.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a meal… only available seat was at the bar which at first we were apprehensive about. But weren’t we mistaken. What a dining experience. Watching the chefs work away creating the amazing plates was as good to watch as the delicious foods we had. Thank you so much.

  3. J

    James

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was great. The banquet was well portioned and the cocktails (particularly the sherbet gimlet and the Smokey old fashioned) were wonderful.

  4. JL

    JeffL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As the slogan for Nike says - ‘just do it’. We had the maidens mood and was more than enough for 2 people. The only issue was not having a stomach big enough to finish all the deliciousness. Not a bad problem to have I spose.

  5. H

    Hayd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were amazing. Just a little loud down there.

  6. FZ

    FrankaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing food experience, from the service to the food 10/10 experience.

  7. MI

    MichelleI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, we had the perfect dining experience. Awesome food, service, atmosphere. Went for Hubbies 50th as a group of 8 - more than enough food

  8. OG

    OmtaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing food, every dish was spectacular. The service is was wonderful, made us feel very special.

  9. EM

    ElizaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The meat was tender and tasty. The staff were attentive and friendly. The restaurant had a wonderful feel to it.

  10. ME

    MEATLOVER

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was first visit there for my partner's birthday. The service was great and food was beyond. If it is your first visit in Meamaiden or you unsure what food to go for?highly recommend "Maiden's mood" that comes with 8 dishes. It is worth to spend extra $10/pp upgrading a Lobster Mac and cheese! Will definitely come back!

  11. MM

    MemoryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Worth every cent, everything was just great great great!! Highly recommend.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    The service was excellent, but the food was underwhelming for the price. My ribeye was super dry - maybe because the chef recommended it be cooked medium - as was the side of mac cheese. And the restaurant was so warm we had to leave not long after we’d finished our meals.

  13. AS

    AnnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, excellent service. Just a little too noisy!

  14. SB

    SalB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. We shared an entree, one steak and three sides between three of us and it was just the right amount of food. Everything was delicious - I will be coming back!

  15. EN

    EileenN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hearty meals. Lobster Mac and cheese is super yum. Aged steaks are super goof

  16. PR

    PhilR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were friendly, attentive and so helpful. Simon was our waiter and was very personable. The food is outstanding. Book now!

  17. DB

    DrewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent staff this time. Our waiter was excellent. Food was excellent and vibe was great - Been here three times before and this was the best. Definitely recommend the Lobster Mac and Cheese!

  18. AS

    AkiraS

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The ambiance of the restaurant is really nice. Music was good and the service was excellent. We ordered the teriyaki prawns to start and a steak and the lobster mac and cheese with bisque to share for 2 people, as well as a dessert. The prawn starter was very nice and the prawns were massive. The steak was the 400g rib eye off the bone, it was large enough for two people to share. The waitress said the chef recommended this cut to be cooked medium so we went with that. We found it quite chewy and the ends of the steak weren't edible because they were so hard. The mac and cheese was amazing and a huge portion. We had the creme caramel for dessert. It was a little grainy and nothing special.

    MeatmaidenResponded on 14 June 2022

    Hi Akira, Thank you for taking time out of your day to give us such feedback. We really appreciate it as we always strive to take the good with the bad. We have passed on the relevant feedback on to the kitchen. We look forward to seeing you in Meatmaiden soon

  19. AL

    AdamL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably my favourite lunch spot in Melbourne. Perfect setting for chatting with friends whilst enjoying delicious food.

  20. KB

    KittyBowers

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just fantastic, would recommend to everyone they should eat there at least twice!

  21. ZA

    ZeynepA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dining experience from start to finish was fantastic!

  22. KR

    KimberleyR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrived early but was shown to my table and my coat checked. Waiter appeared soon after my guest’s arrival and took drink and food orders. We chose the Chef’s Surprise and were delighted with the variety delivered as well as the short explanations for each course. Checkout was similarly friendly and efficient. Great ambience and food cooked to perfection.

  23. PS

    PiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb! Food and service were second to none. Highly recommended.

  24. MP

    MattP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my 40th birthday here on the 4th of June, a great night from the friendly waiter I forgot his name, selected the Maiden Mood menu beautiful good, great service an evening to remember thanks

  25. EL

    ErinL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible service from when we arrived at the venue. We had a booth seating and it was comfy as well as had the perfect amount of lighting! Yummy cocktails to suit anyones taste as well as a huge range of wines and beers. Staff had great knowledge of pairing wines with our steaks as well. Entrees was the perfect size, not too small but just enough to pass you on till your mains came out. All the meat was cooked to our wants and was nice and juicey. There sides were sensational! Mac n cheese and lobster Mac n cheese, big YES! Perfect for a special occasion and you won’t be disappointed

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding, we can’t wait to come back

  27. SC

    SamanthaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Service was good but a little too fast, felt like we were being rushed.

  28. TP

    TaylorP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such an amazing time! I came a few years back and took my friends last night to celebrate my birthday and all of us highly enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We had the $80 per head menu and at first with entrees I was concerned we may not have enough food but after mains we were stuffed! Highly recommend!

  29. K

    Kyri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Energetic and friendly staff, great quality food and extensive drinks list. No complaints

  30. AT

    AdinaT

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful visit from start to finish with attentive and knowledgeable service, vibey ambience and delicious food! Everything was well seasoned and tasty however some stand out dishes were the burnt ends, half chicken and grilled oysters.

  31. MD

    MelD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic food, pork belly and scallops was a highlight! Top customer service. Was very noisy and was difficult to have conversation. The group of young men carrying on like they were at the Footy sitting next to us didn't help. Will be back though and would recommend.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely amazing! Servers were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and pairings, and everything came out in a timely fashion. Very highly recommend.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and vibe, absolutely recommended !!!

  34. IJ

    IngridJ

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    The first girl taking drink order was quite rude, making really sarcastic comment about one of the customer’s dietary requirements. It was really awkward and embarrassing experience for a work lunch (I made the comment while making booking and was told it will be looked after).

  35. S

    Stevie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Our party asked for our steak to come out medium (at the request of our waiter), but it came out somewhere between rare and medium rare. There are much better value meateries in Melbourne, with a cool ambience, such as Meatworks in South Melbourne.

  36. DA

    DAVIDE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best place to go for a steak. Made a birthday weekend trip to Melbourne from Sydney with my kids just to do it again. A table at the bar overlooking the kitchen and entre prep station. Best seats in the house.

    MeatmaidenResponded on 1 June 2022

    Hi Davide, We really enjoyed having you here too. The bar spot can be quite entertaining. Glad you think they are the best seats in the house. Please swing by soon, next time you are down from Sydney. We'll make sure we save you the O'Connor Rib monster for you Have a great day

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants we’ve been to! Service was outstanding (thank you Simon), ambience was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the octopus and Wagyu rump.

    MeatmaidenResponded on 1 June 2022

    Hi there, Thank you!!! we really appreciate all the love so glad you found the food absolutely delicious. Simon is such an integral part of the team. We have passed on this lovely feedback to him. Look forward to seeing you back here soon

  38. f

    france

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food, the music was great and the vibe was on point as always! Good service and good ambiance Would recommend to anyone

    MeatmaidenResponded on 1 June 2022

    Hi France, Thanks for taking the time out of your day to write such nice words. We do love to work with good tunes so we appreciate that you enjoyed it. See you soon and have a lovely day

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING food. Couldn’t recommend better!!!

    MeatmaidenResponded on 1 June 2022

    Thank you for recommending us. Glad you enjoyed the food so much. have a great day

  40. JB

    JoanneB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time at meatmaiden but it won’t be our last! The food was amazing. We had scallop and pork belly entree then porter house on the bone and fillet steak. The chips were proper hand cut. Great. The service was fantastic also. Shout out to Poppy, thanks for the laughs and the recommendations :)

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

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Meatmaiden is rated 4.5 stars by 568 OpenTable diners.

Meatmaiden does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 47 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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