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Nini's Hawthorn, Hawthorn, AU-VIC

Nini's Hawthorn

4.6
4.6
115 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Ninis Hawthorn is Melbournes best rooftop indoor/outdoor dinning experience, the perfect space for long lunches that turn into dinner, amazing cocktails, great wines, coffee and that rooftop top deck is superb for any occasion. Nini’s Hawthorn has all the best flavours and spices from the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0416 061 457
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Nini’s Hawthorn is the perfect spot for all occasions, our team has years of experience playing host to Weddings, Birthdays and Corporate functions.
  • Area
    Hawthorn
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Hawthorn Station, around the corner on Glenferrie rd.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Feed Me

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    65.00 per person – Minimum 2 people sharing plates Single dip plus pita , Saganaki , Calamari, Slow roasted Greek lamb shoulder, Lahanosalata salad
  • Feed Me Delux

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    85.00 per person – Minimum 4 people sharing plates Trio of dip, Saganaki , Calamari, Meat platter , chicken gyro, lamb gyro, soujouk, chicken skewers, soutzoukakia, slow cooked lamb w smashed lemon potatoes, Greek salad & Loukoumades dessert
  • Feed Me Plus

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    69.00 per person – Minimum 4 people sharing plates Dip plus pita , Saganaki , Calamari, Slow roasted Greek lamb shoulder, Middle Eastern Maryland chicken w Fig & Isralian cous cous, Lahanosalata salad

What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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115 Reviews
  1. LorisC

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    went for dinner and delighted with the choice of restaurant. service was excellent and very friendly, wine reasonably priced and food delightful. we shared a number of dishes and thoroughly enjoyed each of them. The prawns and calamari were excellent but the standout was the filo wrapped feta with dressing and as good a dish as we have tried. we then shared a middle eastern chicken large dish and loukoumathas for dessert and enjoyed thoroughly. bookmarked for return visit in very near future as already thinking about some of the other dishes and revisiting filo wrapped feta dish, leaving room to try the lamb which was the local recommendation . well done to the team there for a very enjoyable evening.

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  2. daniw

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and amazing food!! We will be back again!!

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  3. Bunyip

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent, modern 'middle eastern', most enjoyable.

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  4. LizC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! Delicious! Could become my new local favourite !

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service I’ve had in a while and great food. Dying to go back

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem of a place!! Booked for a large group, no problem, had special food requirements, no problem - everything was brilliant, the food was full of flavour, the staff were accommodating, friendly and welcoming. I’ll be going back, so will our group of friends

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  7. ShanthiJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I dined with a group of 12 in late Dec for a work function. I rang up that they had "several other large groups" therefore we needed to order off the set menu min. $65 per person. When booking online the confirmation email said that we could order in advance off the menu, which we decided to do because it was way cheaper. I went and collected all the orders because all the communications with the restaurant made it seem like it was a very busy period for them. When we arrived at the restaurant there were only two-four other small groups. Our food took the usual amount of time to prepare, which is understandable, but slightly annoying because we had gone to all the trouble of preselecting off the menu. It was clearly not as busy as they made it seem and were trying to make more money by trying to force us to order the preset menu. When the food came the portions were small for the price and one of the items was burnt.

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  8. MichaelR

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. Have been a few times. Consistently good food, service and drinks- they have good cocktails, mocktails and wine list.

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  9. Willy

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic local place to have around the corner. Lamb outstanding, salads feed 4 quite happily. Good selection of wine.

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  10. SusanK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great outdoor area , inside had no vibe and very quiet Felt awkward and we were seated under a bright light - decided to go outside . Waiter got a cloth to dry seats off out there which was good . Food pretty average - told us they mainly do functions - it felt that way

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the deluxe feed me option and it was amazing! All the food was delicious, we had more than enough and took some leftovers home too. The wait staff were lovely and very helpful, will definitely return!

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  12. MartinaD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food and lovely service. Although it was very quiet when we went for lunch we could see they were all set up for a major function. The manager had said they were flat out with functions leading up to the festive season so we were quite happy to enjoy our own company. Will definitely be back and please start supporting local businesses we need our normal lives back and without great food venues life would be boring Thank you

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  13. LucyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The owner was incredible, so accommodating with a group of 7 and a toddler. Food was amazing and plenty of space in the restaurant and outside areas. Perfect for big groups doing the feed me menu.

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  14. JackD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was amazing, the staff we absolutely unreal. They accommodated everything for my partners birthday. Of the 26 people that are there 26 people said the food was amazing and they all want to go back.

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  15. PaulA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, not too busy and service was excellent!

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  16. Elinor

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality food with generous servings, and great variety on the menu.

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  17. YasminaT

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was lovely and our waitress was lovely but there was a function at the same time. Very Very noisy and hard to get waitress to pay bill.

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  18. BarbaraM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nini's is fast becoming our go-to restaurant in Hawthorn. Always a warm welcome on entry. The set menu provides surprising value for money - the lamb shoulder to tender and delicious and the food is fresh and tasty. Friendly service. Nini's never disappoints.

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  19. LindaJ

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and venue were great. We just couldn’t stomach $22 for 4 tiny scallops. The pods was beautiful and great value but the cost of the scallop dish left a bit of a sour taste for all of us.
    Nini's HawthornResponded on 7 October 2022
    Hi Linda So sorry the price of the scallops effected your experience, our total restaurant is designed based on valued for money, we make the same profit on all our items, unfortunately I cannot find a supplier that can supply me with quality scallops at a cheaper price for us to reduce the price of them. Thank you for visiting us and hope you will come back again soon.

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  20. JessT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible place to eat! The food was divine and beautifully set out. I would recommend getting a few things and sharing. The waitress we had was super nice and friendly and also listened to my mothers boring stories so you know she’s a trooper!! Overall, a great place!
    Nini's HawthornResponded on 7 October 2022
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback Jess. We love to you both back here again

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  21. Tameka

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food & space. They staff were friendly & fast as was the food. Loved sharing my partners birthday here & will definitely be back!

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  22. ClaireE

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful birthday dinner, such delicious food!

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  23. maridem

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, delicious flavours and presented beautifully. Very good quality. Friendly, efficient service. Great location and nice roof top deck.

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  24. FionaW

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious food and staff were very efficient and friendly. Food came out very quickly. Would next time ask for the food to be spaced out rather than coming all at once. Highly recommend and can’t wait for the next visit.

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  25. MichelleC

    Melbourne

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Caught up some friends midweek at Ninis. Food was yummy and plentiful and service very friendly.

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  26. JacquiH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night - food was delicious and plentiful. Service was friendly and helpful but not intrusive.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Shut very early which we weren’t expecting but was still a nice night out with delicious food and polite staff. Very bright inside for dinner so not great ambience.

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  28. ShaleeG

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nini's was delicious food, good atmosphere, the mocktails were super good for sober people (loads of variety). Nearly died eating their prawns with the orange sauce. Calamari was super soft too. Dips yummy, we also had the meat platter and everything on there was nice except the one of the skewers was a bit tough. But the quality of the lamb shoulder and the potatoes made up for that. Expensive food but worth the price.

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  29. YaldaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious menu, the lamb is mouth watering. Vegetarian Pide, yum. Great cocktails. Friendly service.
    Nini's HawthornResponded on 24 August 2022
    Thank you for your wonderful feed back Yalda. Our team loved looking after you and your friends. We love to see you here soon.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful and the food absolutely delicious, this place is a favourite and I’m never disappointed!
    Nini's HawthornResponded on 24 August 2022
    What an amazing feedback. Thank you so much

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  31. ChloeA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the food and the drinks was delicious. Will definitely come back again 🙂
    Nini's HawthornResponded on 24 August 2022
    Thank you so much for your amazing feedback Chloe. Our team loved looking after you. See you soon

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  32. TashW

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really friendly and warm service and delicious food with big serving sizes! Will definitely come back

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  33. Kate

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great, very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and we all enjoyed our meals. We particularly enjoyed the saganaki, prawns kataifi, calamari, lamb meatballs, pide and chicken skewers! Thanks for a great night.

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  34. NathanK

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have a terrific meal here. Service was great - quick and attentive. Food was delicious. Tasty Med/Greek. Good value. Will definitely be back!
    Nini's HawthornResponded on 5 August 2022
    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Love to see you back again

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  35. AbbeyT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food and Cocktails. Our server was lovely as well.
    Nini's HawthornResponded on 5 August 2022
    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback Abbey. Hope to see you again soon

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  36. Ybahazle

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice place, great food and friendly staff. Definitely recommend
    Nini's HawthornResponded on 5 August 2022
    Thank you so much for visiting us Ybhazle. We loved looking after you

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well presented modern dining area with an authentic and interesting menu. Small plates are varied and enticing. Wine selection limited but good quality at reasonable prices. Overall a very pleasant evening eating and drinking.
    Nini's HawthornResponded on 5 August 2022
    Thank you so much for your feedback. Our team work very hard to ensure our guest are happy with our service. Hope to see you again soon

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  38. MichelleD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, relaxing space and the staff were excellent.

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  39. AndyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most amazing Pide i have ever had, i will definitely return.

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  40. Rajesh

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with great and attentive service. The pides in particular were just awesome. The ambience is great and the variety of dishes extremely varied, especially since we had quite a few vegetarians in our group. A must visit.

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FAQs

Nini's Hawthorn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0416 061 457.

Nini's Hawthorn is rated 4.6 stars by 115 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 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nini's Hawthorn

Level 1, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, AU-VIC 3145

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Hawthorn
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Hawthorn Station, around the corner on Glenferrie rd.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0416 061 457
  • Private party facilities
    Nini’s Hawthorn is the perfect spot for all occasions, our team has years of experience playing host to Weddings, Birthdays and Corporate functions.
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