Mjolner Melbourne

4.7
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Mjølner Melbourne is a sophisticated yet fun whisky bar and restaurant created in Thor’s image. A contemporary interpretation of the Viking feasts and celebrations. Mjølner aims to deliver a unique dining experience offering our guests escapism with the enjoyment of fine food and world class beverages.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The idea is great but the execution was unenthusiastic. The wait staff seemed to have become bored of the whole concept of Viking knives and horns. Drinks service was slow as all the drinks for the whole restaurant were being served downstairs by one bar tender. The food portions were much smaller than described - the steak was good, very well cooked. The vegetables were covered in thick layers of mayo to disguise their lack of taste.

BS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

This was an interesting experience.
First 2 times we went here, we absolutely loved it - the environemnt was amazing, the food tasted beautiful and the staff was very friendly and accomodating. In our minds, we had found the perfect place for meat.

After last night's experience though, I don't think I can reccomend this place to anyone beyond the novelty.

On our most recent visit, we were told our table was not ready and were sent to the bar. After sitting for 25 minutes and not being served, we got taken to our table. The complete disregard from staff continued upstairs. Collectively we spent $600 that night and left very unsatisfied.
My partner got 3 drinks throughout the night (despite ordering them 5-6 times)
We ordered most of the menu and were forced to fit it on a small table due to the staff reserving tables for walk-ins (that never came...)
On multiple occasions we had to stop staff that weren't serving us because we could see our waitress avoiding us

The food is consistently amazing (full credit to the chefs only), but every aspect of the service was unacceptably poor. When a group of people come in with the intention of spending a lot of money, we expected to be served in a way that would allow us to. Instead we left $600 poorer and felt as though we had thrown away our money.

I don't know if we'll be going back here again. No matter how good the restaurants theme and food is, it cant make up for the unsatisfactory service. Melbourne is full of great food, the staff and environment is what keeps people coming.

If this sort of service continues, my best reccomendation would be to introduce a takeaway option; I would take that over my experience last night

NC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I could have left the restaraunt early, without having received my meal, and left happy. The appetizers and drinks alone made this a great experience.
Not that the main meal was subpar, mind you. No, the food was excellent.
The moment you sit down at the table you are swept up with the atmosphere. The staff were great, and so very friendly. The room was not too noisy, and the food came quick, even on a busy saturday night.

JG
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a fantastic place, the food was delicious and everything was themed from decor, staff clothed , food and drinks. A most unforgettable experience.

RC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Great environment. Tables too close together, so very uncomfortable. Took 25 minutes for first drink to arrive. Super loud, hard to converse at the table. It’s OK, but for the $$$, service and comfort need to be better.

SB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here for my husband’s birthday, and had an amazing time. The service was a bit slow, but the staff were awesome, and the drinks were stellar!

MW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant, unique, tasty, theatrical. Just hope the magic isn’t worn off on the waiters through repetition, they are the fulcrum of the experience!!

TP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely superb, I can’t compliment the chefs enough. The wagyu steak was by far the best steak I have ever had and when combined with the garlic butter it just melts in your mouth.
The Scandinavian/Germanic theme is always a delight and pleasant on the eyes. It manages to effectively grab your attention and provide an otherworldly charm whilst not being offensively in your face.

PV
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I celebrated our anniversary here and it was a great spot. There was a good mix of group sizes; solo from out of town, birthday and smaller work groups.

There was a great vibe, theatrics and solid food and drinks to last us through the night. The staff were very attentive and explained anything needed.

Thanks, highly recommended and will be back!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great place for a date, special occasion or girls night out with relaxed atmosphere, and the roasted bone marrow is the dish you must try!

SW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our night was fantastic! The waiter was so attentive and knowledgeable and the overall experience was just brilliant.
Thanks for a standout dining experience!
Would definitely recommend this place.

T
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to Mjolner a few times perfect every time! Food is amazing and the staff are always fantastic!

SH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just enjoyed everything and the knowledge that was shared.

MB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been there 4 times now. Food is amazing, staff and service are great. I'd love to go every time I was in Melbourne

SB
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was pretty good although it was very expensive and portions were on the small size. Service was very friendly and the fit out of the venue was great. Overall it was an ok experience but I won't rush back.

MS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience along with a great meal. Excellent staff that were very helpful for a first time customer.

DH
Omaha
32 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

Is good, but definitely overpriced for what you get. Limited Menu and everything is extra charge.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had heard many a great thing about Mjolner and it certainly did not disappoint. Our meals were amazing, the staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating, and the service was impeccable. We will be heading back for sure!

LM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, great food and service. Would highly recommend.

SC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and service were both excellent. Portion sizes were smallish but filling, average prices toward the higher side for sides (4 pieces of brocollini for $12 a bit steep?!) Awesome cocktails, and a cool interior. Unfortunately we were crammed into a very warm little side area that had us jammed in quite tight for a table of 5. Fun to drink out of a horn and a lovely touch to receive little shot glasses for the birthday girls.. Super weird choice of music Hip hop /rap at full volume was not really allthat relaxing!! Overall a lovely experience.

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant for dinner only. If you are looking for a restaurant for a birthday celebration think before you book. I booked for my friends birthday and I thought it would be fun to get a cake delivered and served. They were very lovely about it, they mentioned a cake fee when confirming the booking. During dinner they helped smuggle me away to decorate the cake. We sang happy birthday and they served it beautiful. I had told the staff to enjoy the rest of the cake as we were going out and could not take it home.
When it came time to pay the cake charge was $25!!!! I only paid$60 for the cake, it was really disappointing but my friend had a good night.

AK
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was brilliant , customer service was helpful but not overbearing , atmosphere was very cool , loved it !

EM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and drinks. The atmosphere is really neat but it's just a bit dark. I understand why with the theme, but when you have bad eye site..it's tough. I'd still highly recommend it.

MC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second trip to Mjolner and it was just as memorable as the first! Great experience, service and of course the food. This will be added to the list of places I’ll take visitors to Melbourne to. Thanks for a fantastic evening - flawless!

S
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a surprise dinner for my boyfriend for his birthday. He is a viking fan. And he absolutely loved the whole experience, the team even gave him a little present. Although, I am a vegetarian and couldn't enjoy the meat, he said it was the best beef he has ever had. The staff was so friendly and welcoming, 10/10 for the customer service.

JF
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing. The only thing that could be improved on was the choice of music. Kind of killed the mood a bit. But overall it was excellent! We had a great time.

JS
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. The Beef Short Rib literally falls apart

AC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best experience ever. Food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Thanks so much. We will be back with friends.

AN
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Highly recommended. Friends loved the food and so the entertainment during serving.

GH
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome spot. Great ambiance, not wankery, Food was amazing, so good in fact we ordered another steak and more ribs. Then the deserts! Apple crumble was knock your socks off great.

Good wine choice from waitress too.

Defo go back here, it’s worth the high reviews.

D
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great restaurant, great atmosphere, and a highly recommended experience. Nick was a fantastic host, and we especially loved the bone marrow dish.

CP
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down, best meal and experience I've had in forever. Thanks so much to all for an awesome evening, with great food and drink combined with interaction and atmosphere. No doubt at all that we'll be back!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food and fantastic ambiance

CS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, drinks, atmosphere & staff!
Everything is done to the highest standard without any ostentation is what keeps me coming back.
Another wonderful Mjolner experience!

TS
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hip hop music didn't really suit the vibe.
Everything else was lovely.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve organised to suprise my partner with dinner and initially the online booking only allowed for a 9pm booking. Upon calling and requesting for an earlier booking Mjolner was able to accommodate use for an 8pm booking.

They also had great food and staff were great! The whole experience was amazing.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I’ve answered no because of the overall experience. Firstly the service from Tom was excellent. He had a great sense of humour and was passionate in his delivery. What was disappointing was 2 of the 4 main meals. The whole snapper was a plate of mush. The fish was tasteless and wasn’t descaled well. Furthermore the bed of green tomatoe was equally tasteless. Hubby ordered the wagyu steak which wasn’t value for money - a thin, unappetising steak.

The female waitress who collected payment asked us what change we expected her to bring back which she didn’t return a cent and we walked away tipping $35 obligingly out of Avoiding embarrassment to ask for the change when we realised she wasn’t going to return it.

I also received a phone call the day before we sinned from a female asking what we were celebrating (2 job promotions and a birthday). None of these were mentioned as I expected the may of. We dined at Mjolner a year ago for hubby’s birthday and left with such a great experience for the simple fact he was given a hand written card wisjing him a great day.

No coffee is also a low given most people associate dessert and coffee together.

Mjolner Melbourne
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hello Christian, First, I would like to say how embarrassed I am about you not receiving your change. I will speak with the staff members responsible and I would be more then happy to refund this for you. I am also sorry you did not receive any extra love for your promotions and birthday. As you know we like to treat people celebrating. Please feel free to email me directly, if you would like to discuss further nick.w@speakeasygroup.c0m.au Regards, Nick Winter - General Manager

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S
Melbourne / VIC
16 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Rollicking good fun. Shots, flames, blades, boats, and hammers. All the ingredients of a great night out.

D
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Absolutely loved the experience Mjølner gave me.

A point I do want to make is that the music was a little off putting most of the time as well as very loud (didn't really vibe with the atmosphere of vikings and norse gods/goddesses, a little too hip for the restairant).

The potato side, as described by the other members of the party, was very mediocre and not very appetizing. It does taste better without the sauce. The oysters were also fairly small and underwhelming for the price paid.

However, the rest of the food was AMAZING. Outstanding quality. Everyone was extremely happy with what they got. We ordered the whole chicken, Wagyu beef, Brussel sprouts, oysters and the potato.

The staff were amazingly accommodating and friendly. I'm lactose free to which they did amazing and were so thoughtful. They put the sauces on the side for me which was so thoughtful so in case I wanted to try them as they said there was dairy in some of the sauce but that they weren't dairy based, just had a smidge for flavour etc. My compliments to the chef and all staff for the amazing experience.

LU
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic! The staff new the menu through and through, they were very pleasant and polite. I have highly recommended that my friends go and try this in Melb