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Miss Pearl Bar + Dining, Southbank, AU-VIC

Miss Pearl Bar + Dining

4.5
4.5
430 Reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary Asian
A new concept in Asian dining that brings the vivid flavours of South East Asia to a casual and contemporary setting in the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 7009 5377
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • A la Carte Experience

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a full range of Modern Asian Dishes every Monday & Tuesday. Wednesday to Saturday from 1700 onward. Any large group 6 or more Banquet Menu is required. Groups of 6 or more will incur a 10% service charge.
  • Bar Menu Only

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy the atmosphere with one of our signature cocktails + something from our Miss Pearl Snack offerings. At this time slot we only offer a reduced menu, please check out our website for more information. Bar/Snack menu starts from 9pm. No A la Carte or Banquet Menu after 9pm.
  • Group Dining Set Menu

    Multiple dates available
    To enhance your experience of your night out at the MTC, we at Miss Pearl have exclusively designed set menus for group sizes of 6+. There is the Banquet Menu Option from $65pp to $79pp, everyone must be on the same menu for the booking. Please view the menus on our website for details, also note that this is subject to seasonal produce availability and can be altered to suit most individual dietary requirements. Note: That we allocate 2-2.5hours for this reservation type.

What 430 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • City Centre

    Innovative

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

430 Reviews
  1. AndreaH

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food delivered fast pre concert, charming wait staff

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Professional knowledge and attentive staff. Food was sensational. A fantastic experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  3. 42Bear

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    MISS PEARL BAR AND DINING Pearlicious As we were heading to the Sumner Theatre to see The Almighty Sometimes we decided that it would make sense to dine on-site at Miss Pearl Bar and Dining. We have been wanting to try this spot for a while and finally booked and we were not disappointed. The Asian menu provides plenty of options for everyone. Tonight we decided to keep things simple, taste a variety of dishes and opted for the vegetarian banquet. There are three other banquet options or you can select from the a la carte menu. We began with a delicious betel leaf filled with Enoki mushrooms, coconut cream and kaffir lime. A great starter for the taste buds. The crispy eggplant is just that, crispy and very tasty. It is served with Lao Gan Ma chilli and chives. The Shitake mushroom dumplings served with black vinegar, garlic and shallot were divine and I could have easily settled for a very big serving of them to keep me going all night. However, there was more to enjoy. The Stracciatella topped with tomato sambal and fried basil with banh mi bread was a nice way to freshen up your mouth before mains arrived. The Miso roasted cauliflower with lemongrass sate, crispy soybeans and sesame was perfectly cooked and full of flavour. Accompanied simply with some Jasmine rice we debated if it needed a side of vegetables but after tasting we agreed nothing more was required given the wonderful flavours. The banquet is just the right size for two and left room for dessert where we indulged in a ‘Pulut Hitam’ black sticky rice crème brulee with Pandan sugar and the pavlova with yuzu curd, mascarpone cream and berries. On our next visit I suspect the lemongrass and coconut fish curry and the prawn toast may undergo taste tests. So if you are attending the Southbank Theatre or the Melbourne Recital Centre Miss Pearl is a great place to visit before the show and enjoy some tasty treats.

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  4. CaroleM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent - food, service, cocktails all fabulous

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  5. HelenMF

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pre theatre dinner for four. We all chose from the small plate menu (two each mainly), and food was great. One chose from the special Kahn menu, the tuna, and she was delighted with her choice. Drinks menu getting a little pricey, but overall, we enjoyed the experience. Staff were attentive and pleasant. Great coffee.

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  6. RosieJ

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The banquet was excellent- good portions and great variety of dishes.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat at Miss Pearl regularly, before the theatre about once a month. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. They change the menu reasonably regularly and the food is fabulous - my mother always says she should take a piece of bread with her to mop up the sauces! It's one of the highlights or our visits to the MTC! Highly recommend.

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  8. JulieS

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quick service, lovely food and attentive staff. The place a busy but not too noisy for individual conversation

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is great and the service attentive. The prices are a little high, but I left feeling satisfied.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in a while - in Melbourne or San Francisco! The Asian fusion dishes were so well prepared and the flavors quite wonderful. Especially enjoyed the crispy eggplant and could have dined on that alone. But the tuna tartare and prawn toast were also outstanding. Top notch service with the entire restaurant functioning as a well oiled machine - but never felt rushed. Walking out the door and being just a few steps from the theatre made the experience all the more satisfying! Can’t recommend Miss Pearl Bar + Dining enough!

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  11. MichaelR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. It Wouk be good to gradually rotate the Pr- theatre men choice.

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  12. DiPAlot

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food, Chicken, Cauliflower and Jasmine Rice was delicious. Service was ewxceptional

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  13. Dafni

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food was amazing every single dish had great flavour and was presented nicely.

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  14. Dine4Fun

    Melbourne

    86 reviews

    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love to go pre-theatre as food & service is exceptional. Their pre-theatre offerings are excellent and offer a great tasty variety of dishes. Service is sensational, professional & incredibly attentive. Will continue to go & highly recommend.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super tasty food for sharing, amazing service don’t miss the tiramisu mochi!

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  16. PeterM

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for a pre-theatre dinner, the food was delicious, service was very attentive, god décor and ambience. Not particularly cheap but good value for the quality f the dinner.

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  17. Annie

    Victoria

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Miss Pearl is becoming my pre-theatre dinner favourite. They have a good variety of dishes depending on your appetite, they are updating their menu regularly and the service is fast and friendly. We will be back!

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  18. HelenD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. The staff were very friendly. The service was prompt.

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  19. JennyA

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this Restaurant. Great Food and Service. Have recently changed the Menu. Previous Favourites are still there, but have some interesting New items.

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  20. PennyG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were very accommodating as we needed to leave in time for a concert. Great buzzy atmosphere, lovely food We’ll definitely be back

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You couldn’t mask for a better experience. It set the night for us and it was wonderful.

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  22. Genevieve

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was brilliant. Very atmospheric, excellent food and wonderful customer service. Only criticism is we ordered the market fish for $46 (plus public holiday surcharge) and we were only given two small pieces of fish. Everything else was wonderful.

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  23. PatrickM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly attentive service, with good advice to sample some great menu choices. We were easily able to choose vegan options that were amazing - complex yet balanced, and good portion sizes. Keen to go again.

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  24. Soochee

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food offerings at Miss Pearl are quite interesting, although an assortment of dishes that tend to less pretension and more robust sensibilities would be welcome. Prices are what one can expect, given the location.

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  25. dianed

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best Asain fusion I have ever had. I will be gping back😀

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  26. SusanS

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner before the theatre Pleasant exprrience Staff very accommodating as we are vegetarian

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  27. LibbyM

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our booking gave us an hour to enjoy dinner before the play. We had the choice of seating style and were attended to quickly with menus and drinks . The menu was excellent with the option of a snack, shared food and larger mains . Food options were interesting and catered for dietary needs . Our food came in a timely manner and the service was excellent . After a good food and wine we were relaxed and strolled next door to see a wonderful play .

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  28. JoPee

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I happened upon this little gem, so close Melbourne’s Art precinct, but just far enough away for a quieter, less hectic meal. I cannot rave enough about the eggplant starter or cauliflower main. Those dishes alone will make me run back for more. Duck buns and salt & pepper calamari also very tasty. The cocktail list was very interesting and all sounded delicious but I only had time for one. The Jungle Bird did not disappoint. Overall, my friends and I were thrilled that I accidentally stumbled upon one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.

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  29. JulieS

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very relaxed and casual.Attentive staff and great food with generous portions

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  30. Annie

    Victoria

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dining at Miss Pearl was a pleasant surprise - the menu offers lots of Japanese style dishes, the service was efficient and there were a good selection of wines on the wine list. Recommend the eggplant and kingfish.

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  31. GabrielleB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good. Always great for a pre-show meal.

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  32. EmilyW

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and attentive service. Can't wait to go back!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food, relaxing, stylish environment and lovely staff.

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  34. Vannie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive arrive, went there for being concert dinner. Waiter managed time for us and it helps us to relax into some really fine fusion food. Drinks and desserts!

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  35. CherylF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience. The selections of foods are top notch and the chef is another notch above.

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  36. ColinS

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very prompt service. Four small serves, wine and water all arrived together. The table was barely large enough to accommodate the plates etc. We were in and out in in under 40 minutes. The Restaurant does not have atmosphere. It is rather clinic. The location is perfect if you need a quick light meal before visiting the theatre.

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  37. CraigT

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Consistently high standard.

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  38. LizD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant. Highly recommend. We chose the banquet which was simple but packed full of flavour, and excellent value for money. Service was faultless and i loved my Salty Samurai coxktail.

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  39. LizB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced food and drinks. Alcoholic beverages certainly not value for money. We ordered coffee pre theatre but it did not arrive and we got a bodgey excuse about the venue being busy. Not sure if we will go back.
    Miss Pearl Bar + DiningResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you Liz for your feedback. Just needs to clarify the sparkling wine you order was the standard pour 120ml in hospitality restaurant standard. We are sorry to learn you didnt get the coffee before going to see the show. As where you seated that night, we are slammed with lot of drinks. We want to make sure everyone at least got the drinks before show and evaluated that it will be too rush for guest to drink the hot coffee before show start. As Southbank Theatre not allowed any hot drinks and food inside the theatre.

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  40. ElidaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Miss PearlBar + Dining is a very impressive eatery with ideal proximity to theatres and the Recital Hall. The food is of the highest quality and wine list varied. The ambience is perfect

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Miss Pearl Bar + Dining is rated 4.5 stars by 430 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Miss Pearl Bar + Dining

140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank, AU-VIC 3006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Southbank
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
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    None
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