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Saving Grace, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Saving Grace

4.6
4.6
22 Reviews
$40 and under
American
Nestled in the site of the former Saint James cathedral, Saving Grace is the perfect place to unwind and escape the rush of Melbourne CBD. Come down for lunch, dinner, an after-work drink or a sneaky lunch time pint.

Saving Grace boasts a vast selection of Bourbon, Scotch & Japanese whiskies and 6 taps serving local craft beers. We also curate a selection of seasonal cocktails and local wines.

Burger Boys have taken over the kitchen on a permanent basis, forming an integral part of the local burger scene.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 8597 8452
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 22 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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22 Reviews
  1. zessshhh

    Melbourne

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Saving Grace. The food is brilliant, top beers and alcohol, the vibe is great and the staff are amazing.

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    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    They were horrible. We booked a high top and when we got there, they would only seat us at a bar. To add insult to injury, when we said no thank you, we are leaving, they booked us in anyway which blocked our ability to book another restaurant. I would NEVER go there again!

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  3. Gius

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had beers, burgers and the fried chicken. Very very delicious. A little crowded inside, but still comfortable seating. Highly recommended.

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  4. DanielY

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked a table through their website expecting to get a table if I had a resetvatio. The venue wasnt even open. If they cant organise their opening hours, I have no hope for how they actually run.

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  5. JustinB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good! Still an unknown dive bar which makes this cool for those that don’t know about it or your friends from out of town. For me, it’s my go to burger bar.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was busy but managed well. drinks prices are what you would expect in Melb. Food from burger boys was 10/10. Fantastic little mid week spot for a drink or two with friends

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  7. DavidP

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great beers, great food and awesome staff. Couldn’t ask for more!

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  8. PeterT

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quaint pub in Church Lane in Melbourne. Friendly staff great burger menu and excellent drink choices.

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  9. Peter

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing

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  10. Mauve

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All-round, a great place to grab a drink and a burger after work :) it's definitely an after-work crowd, but has great ambience for a casual date after work as well
    Saving GraceResponded on 16 February 2023
    Thanks for the review! We aim to be an oasis from the busy schedule of our working patrons. Later in the evening the vibe becomes a lot more mellow. Look forward to serving you again soon

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  11. JustinB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crew at @burgerboys NEVER miss. Best quality burgers served in a speakeasy bar harking back to Williamsburg in New York! Great beer and cocktail selection.
    Saving GraceResponded on 16 February 2023
    Thanks for the kind words! It's great to be appreciated by our customers. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks can’t wait to go back ❤️
    Saving GraceResponded on 16 February 2023
    Thanks for the kind words! We can't wait to serve you again soon!

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  13. Kingy

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I used to attend this venue regularly in the past (pre covid) and enjoyed the space. On this day the service was horrendous, trying to get any form of service was impossible. Making direct eye contact wasn't enough to get a drink. When you actually get service one of the servers made it seem like we were a major inconvenience asking for 2 beers. Food was incredible when we eventually got the chance to order it.

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  14. 1707

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Old fashioned style bar with good variety of beers & wines. Burgers good value.
    Saving GraceResponded on 16 February 2023
    Thanks for stopping by! We're glad you enjoyed the vibe

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  15. 1707

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue for casual dining and affordable menu.

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  16. KatM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great little place for a bite to eat, very friendly staff and the burgers were cooked to perfection and full of flavour. Do yourself a favour, you won’t regret it. A great burger at a great price.
    Saving GraceResponded on 16 February 2023
    Thanks very much for the kind words! We appreciate the review and we can't wait to serve you again soon!

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  17. Bevo

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice burgers but poor service. You order at the bar (card only, no cash), however people stand at the bar & are not moved away after receiving drinks. Makes it difficult to order. Food & drinks paid for before receiving & then they discovered they don't have the drinks you ordered. Substitute drinks provided at lower cost & no offer of refund or discount on next drinks. Very tasty burgers to eat with your hands but no sign of napkins anywhere. A few small things that need fixing.
    Saving GraceResponded on 16 February 2023
    Hi Bevo, thanks for your feedback. Post covid we had a surge in popularity and it took some effort to improve our service. We have worked hard to streamline the experience, and we implore you to give us another try. You won't be disappointed

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  18. 33241

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We reserved a table for 2 but there was no table for us. And all the staffs were in the bar no service.

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  19. AdamS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The SG team helped us to an appropriate table after our numbers had shifted from our initial booking. Great variety on the drinks menu and their chips (regular and sweet potato) were excellent.
    Saving GraceResponded on 16 February 2023
    Thanks for your review! With such a small space we have to work hard to ensure everyone is comfortable. We're glad you had a good experience and look forward to serving you again soon!

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  20. EsotericArctos

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decent food and a good atmosphere for casual dining
    Saving GraceResponded on 16 February 2023
    Thanks for the review! We're glad you like the food, we think it's our strong point

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Drinks took ages to be made and then we were told they didn’t have a range of ingredients for said drinks. They didn’t have any buns for the burgers either so had to serve them on lettuce.

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  22. JustinB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would argue that Burger Boys do the best burgers at Saving Grace. Served in an old style diner that just hums the menu has everything covered. Beef, Chicken and Veggie. Not to mention the side of Onion Rings, crispy, not soggy, Popcorn chicken that pops and a nice cold beer or Dr Pepper to wash it down. Like most, I've tried a few burger establishments, 8Bit, Royal Bothers, Royal Stacks, The Tuck Shop, but they just fall short in comparison.

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FAQs

Saving Grace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8597 8452.

Saving Grace is rated 4.6 stars by 22 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Saving Grace

32 Church Ln, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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