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Miss Pearl Bar + Dining, Southbank, AU-VIC

Miss Pearl Bar + Dining

4.5
4.5
415 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

7:00 pm


Booked 21 times 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 415 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
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • City Centre

    Innovative

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

415 Reviews
  1. PeterM

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. Annie

    Victoria

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. HelenD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. JennyA

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. JulieS

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. CraigT

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Mario69

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food and service, I never left a Asian restaurant full like that The banquet menu is a must

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  27. JennyH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food amazing. Been here before and always great to return

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  28. Sueitis

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, promptly, politely and efficiently served - loved it! Thank you

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  29. MichelleD

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went here before going to the theatre and it was fabulous! We got a banquet and the food was amazing. The only problem was that we felt a tad rushed (but we needed to) and I felt guilty not eating all of the delicious mains, because I was too full. I don't think I have ever enjoyed eggplant so much and the master stock chicken was divine. We had excellent attentive service as well. I would love to come back to Miss Pearl for a relaxed dinner with no show to attend after.

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  30. AndreaB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good restaurant for pre theatre. Fast delivery and tasty food.

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  31. gillianf

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing. Every course was outstanding but the best was the eggplant and the cauliflower. Could live on the eggplant! Had a show to go to and the staff ensured all our dishes were served so we had plenty of time and didn't feel rushed but still finished within 1 hour and 15 minutes. Can't wait to go back again!

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  32. Grumpy

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    If a dish is chicken-on-the-bone, chopsticks and an Asian spoon is inadequate cutlery, We asked for knives and forks - but should not have had to ask. Finger bowls were not provided. There was a gross disparity in the size of the dishes. We ordered two dishes designated as large dishes - the chicken dish was huge, the pork neck dish had a minimal amount of pork and overall was a much smaller dish. The service overall was good, as it should be in a restaurant whose bread and butter was pre-theatre/concert dining. Both the MTC and Melbourne Recital Centre events commonly start at 7.30. Getting people who arrive at 6.00-6.15 out the door by 7.15 is a must.

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  33. Lulu

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pre theatre meal. Quick, efficient, unobtrusive service. Delicious fish wrapped in some kind of leaf. No time for anything else.

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  34. SuzanneS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cordial welcome and four of us switched to comfy, cushioned curved corner seating with no annoying background music. Large plates of Crispy Chicken and Steamed Fish - perfect to share with Greens, Spiced Cauli and Rice. Attentive and friendly waitress. Good spot for pre-theatre Dinner or Snacks.

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  35. DonaldC

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very noisy Food ok but fairly expensive Service was fine

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  36. AnneG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Banquet was delicious! Great that it could be accommodated for 3 of us before a matinee show next door. Would recommend and hope to come again. Thanks

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  37. HeatherM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and good service. Great location near Melb Recital Centre.

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  38. PreferQuality

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very overpriced for what it was. The sparkling wine was flat, the waiting staff was not focused. The only good thing was the location.

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  39. JWhite

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Girlfriend recommended Miss Pearl, so when we started our 2024 MTC season I thought I would try it. We had a lovely pre play dinner. Food was great - fresh and tasty, the staff and venue also great. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Even if you don't have tickets to Sumner. Also good value for money. We are planning for it to be our regular pre play dinner venue. Thanks

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  40. Laura

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service.

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FAQs

Miss Pearl Bar + Dining is rated 4.5 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 21 times 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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