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Pinchy's, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Pinchy's

4.5
4.5
92 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
Melbourne’s best champagne bar & seafood restaurant. Pinchy’s seafood restaurant and champagne bar is a seaside oasis in the heart of Melbourne. Inviting our guests to experience typically indulgent delectables such as lobster rolls, Champagne and Chablis, we seek to make the finer flavours in life more accessible, encouraging our guests to enjoy shared dishes in a casual style. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling Bourke Street, Pinchy’s boasts one of Melbourne’s favourite balcony bar destinations, with an insta-worthy interior to boot. So if seafood and champagne, cocktails or chablis tickles your fancy, you know where to find us.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    0420 783 719
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Claude Gorjux
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 92 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Innovative

  • City Centre

    Great for creative cocktails

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Great for outdoor dining

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

92 Reviews
  1. 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
    This has become my favourite place to eat food was absolutely amazing and the tastes were something I wanted more of.

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  2. BasriK

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service, friendly staff and atmosphere.

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  3. JohnR

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and a very enjoyable mea - could not ask for more!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such amazing restaurants! The service was so attentive, food was also delicious! Yum, thank you

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  5. LoukiaG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were perfect, and the staff all went out of their way to make it a special occasion for us. I’ll be coming back again as soon as I can! Also, the lobster roll and the madeleines are absolutely amazing. I could eat those every single day for the rest of my life and be a very happy person.

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  6. TracyJ

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some vegan options, food was great, expect small servings. Would go again for a special occasion. Staff friendly and helpful.

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  7. 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
    Amazing quality of food, beautiful flavours and textures, service fantastic and ambience perfect. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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  8. PCHEESE

    San Francisco

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious small plates served on the outdoor, above-street-level balcony. Friendly service without being intrusive or obsequious.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food & attentive staff. Didn't feel like we were rushed to eat so allowed for my group of friends to enjoy a bottle of wine and catch up.

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  10. Grant

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cool place. Delicious food and drinks. Awesome service and nice outside area to take in the buzz of the city

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  11. Raoni

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The staff were friendly, but the food took nearly two hours to arrive, even though the restaurant wasn't busy. We were starving and wouldn't go back there.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went with the vegan set menu and an extra of the fries with truffle oil/etc. To me, this was a very special experience to try out. The food was divine to me. The plating was wonderful to look at. The textures and tastes were delightfully reminiscent of pre-vegan times, without the guilt of course! There was a lovely combination of crunchy crackling textures to smooth. Dont worry, each little course does add up to a full tummy! Some pieces I was glad I used the little fork for a bit before popping the remainder in. It's too easy for them to be gone in the blink of an eye! And being from a rural area, I was glad I savoured as much detail and flavour as I could. It is a bit of money, but considering the thought that went into the courses, the atmosphere and waiting staff... I reckon it was divine! This would be a great experience for something really special, like popping a question, celebrating a significant milestone, or inspiring your own culinary creations! Also, the vegan French fries with the truffle oil and dip (sorry I don't have the proper name on hand) made me realise what the fuss was about truffles. I think I've always had something with a minuscule amount or 'flavouring' of truffle in the past. But this dish made me go, "Wow, that's why truffles are amazing." Fresh, zingy, potent, divine. Try it out if you can! If you're in with a party of others, you won't be at a loss here. Just savour the moment - I reckon you're going to love it.

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  13. SB8822

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dishes, not one thing that came to the table was not wanted to be sampled by all of our party. Never had such good seafood like it.

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  14. Shan

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the vegan tasting menu which was incredible! Every morsel was delicious and the cocktails were excellent. Service was great, our server was friendly and knowledgable about all the food and drinks, particularly the wine.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was delicious

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  16. Jell

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic atmosphere, service was amazing and the food was delicious! Will definitely be back, if not for the spicey margs alone!

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  17. NitramCH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Exclusive selection of great seafood. Helpful and friendly support by engaged staff. Nice seating on the terrace above Bourke St.

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  18. MariaV

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience from the moment we walked in till we left was amazing. The food exceeded our expectations and will definitely go back again. Highly recommended

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  19. Rochelle

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the seafood tasting menu, an absolutely delicious selection! The spicy margarita is fabulous too.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful and friendly. Margaritas were 10/10 and the food was heavenly. We tried so many things and everything was perfection. Will be back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent like always love this place fresh and delicious

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  22. Elizabeth

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food & lovely service! Perfect secluded date night spot!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere with the outdoor setting. Excellent cocktail selection. Outstandingly, our waitress demonstrated grace, patience, kindness and understanding when catering to our gluten-free requirement. I can’t wait to go there again.

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  24. JockT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely great food, great atmosphere on the balcony. Waiters need to learn more about their food that they are serving.

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  25. ClaireJ

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pinchys portions are on the small side but the food is excellent.

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  26. MYRENEK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood tasting menu. Great vegan food, even catered for a vegetarian with specific food intolerances with ease.

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  27. JulieG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful rooftop dining experience. Great food, wine and staff.

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  28. HannahJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food nice staff, definitely sit outside if you can good views

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite spots to eat, love the lobster rolls and the leek croquettes and freshest oysters around

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  30. MargaretT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We chose this restaurant because of its reputation for great lobster rolls and it did not disappoint.

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  31. Candice

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. The food is really, really good, the service is great and a good range of cocktails/drinks. Good music too. Will definitely come back and recommend pinchys to friends.

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  32. Diesel

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the 7 course set menu. Usually there's at least one dish that isn't quite right, or someone doesn't like but all of the courses were bang on for flavour, presentation and variety.

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  33. LisaB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The whole experience was very good - food service and staff wonderful - will come back again

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  34. JimmyL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner booked on the 17/2/2024, time 8.15PM seating. Receipt#: 103387718 0217090818 [T8] 2024-02-17 21:21:44 Served by: Leonard D The made by the sea menu, we order two 7 course tasting menu for $85 each person along with with a magic margarita and one nectar of the night. The 7 course tasting menu was horrible, almost every dish that came out was cold and the warmest and tastiest dish was the Canadian scallop. You advertise as a champagne and lobster bar and when I read spicy “KFC” in the menu that was red flag and we should have left, customers pay so much money and your head chef brings the menu down by copying the flavours of cheap takeaway food? Also the lobster roll was our favourite until last night, we each had huge amounts of shredded cos lettuce inside our lobster roll which we thought brought the quality of the dish down. Things have changed at Pinchy, or maybe you have a new head chef? either way, all round it was a big disappointment.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing, the drink pours are outstanding. Food was super tasty!

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  36. Marg

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We're both vegetarian and it was great to go somewhere with a big vegan menu. Food was delicious and came out really quickly.

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  37. MichelleN

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded expectations - delicious food and drinks and attentive staff. We had the most wonderful relaxing lunch. Can’t wait to go again!

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  38. ZaraL

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a booking for 6:30pm, we arrived about 20 minutes late due to terrible CBD traffic out of our control which was a shame as it started our anniversary & valentine's day dinner on a stressful note but we let the team know we were running late. We were seated shortly after arriving to be given the specials menu and some extra options on top of the set menu, we had over half an hour to mull over our decisions as it seemed no waiters would come & check on our drink order in this time. I hailed someone & we ordered two mocktails and told them we were only having the set menu if it could start. It got to about 7:30pm before we actually got our first of eight dishes... Then we got our second about half an hour later and it seemed as though we were being ignored even though it was very busy, communication with diners of a fine dining establishment doesn't go astray. Every so often we would get a waiter come and fill up our glasses of water but no updates on why our food was so delayed. I got very annoyed when the 3rd dish kingfish ceviche was not being brought out in order where we were given dishes 4-7 before it, taking us to about 9:30pm before we finally got the ceviche which wasn't anything special. The food was rushed, all night we could hear yelling and talking from the kitchen about the poor service and double dishes being handed out to customers and to get it together basically, not a great atmosphere. I asked for a blanket as I was freezing near the open door to the balcony but this wasn't available as the outdoor area was booked out apparently? I wasn't asking to go outside I wanted a blanket or they could have offered for us to move to another table but nothing. The restaurant was supposed to close at 10pm! We had desert at around 10:10pm and left shortly after. It was our anniversary and nobody acknowledged this let alone offered anything. It was a terrible experience and I will not visit Pinchy's for a special occasion again.

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  39. ReillyB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great valentines night. Set menu was to die for. Will recommend to friends and family

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  40. AnnaG

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A fun environment for drinks and dinner before a night out. Good service and great set menus making dining easy ☺️

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FAQs

Pinchy's is rated 4.5 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Pinchy's

L1/200 Bourke St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Claude Gorjux
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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