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Soho Restaurant and Bar

4.4
4.4
136 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian

Authentic Italian food, classic cocktails & live music where the city meets the river.

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Booked 76 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:45 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9682 4299

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • SET MENU $75P/P

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    All groups of 14+ people require to be on a set menu. This is a two course menu of Entree & Main or Main & Dessert. Please write choice in notes while booking. To request a copy of current set menu or for large drink bookings please email: reservations@sohomelbourne.com.au.

Menu

Monday to Friday 12pm-3pm, served with a beer or house wine. $20 Option with A Schooner of Furphy or House Wine

Homemade Pasta

  • Risotto*

    with sundried tomatoes pesto, baked ricotta and chilli oil

    • Gnocchi***

      baked gnocchi with sage and creamy parmesan and smoked scamorza sauce

      • Spaghetti***

        with mussels, tomato, garlic and chilli sauce

        • Lasagna

          traditional with bolognese and bechamel

          Pizza

          • Margherita

            san marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, EVO oil and fresh basil

            • Diavola

              san marzano tomatoes, mozzarella and hot salami

              • Soho**

                mozzarella, pumpkin cream, caramelised onion, rocket and goat cheese

                • Capricciosa

                  san marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, leg ham, mushroom, artichokes, olives and oregano

                  • Salsiccia

                    mozzarella, Italian sausage, friarielli and chilli oil

                    • Prawn

                      san marzano tomato, prawns, mozzarella, fresh chilli

                      • Tartufata**

                        mozzarella, mushroom cream, porcini mushroom, rocket, parmesan and truffle oil

                        Main

                        $25 Option with A Schooner of Furphy or House Wine

                        • Classic Beef Burger

                          beef, cheese, iceberg lettuce, pickles, special sauce in a brioche bun

                          • Southern Fried Chicken Burger

                            spiced butter milk chicken, iceberg lettuce, pickles, sriracha mayo in a brioche bun

                            • 200grm Salmon Fillet**

                              pan fried crispy skin salmon fillet with flan of zucchini and lemon butter sauce

                              • Ox Cheek**

                                slow cooked for 12 hours served on sweet mashed potato

                                • 250grm Beef Scotch Fillet**

                                  served with baked potato and red wine jus

                                  • Chicken Salad**

                                    corriander and ginger sous vide chicken thigh fillet with spinach, baked pumpkin, cauliflower, goat cheese and balsamic dressing

                                    Sides

                                    • Fries$11.00

                                      • Rucola* **$13.00

                                        rocket, caramelised red wine pears, walnuts and parmesan glazed with truffled honey

                                        Last updated: 6 August 2021

                                        What 136 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                        4.4
                                        4.4 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.4Food
                                        • 4.3Service
                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                        • 4.1Value

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                                        1. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined today

                                          overall1food4service3ambience1

                                          I’m really sad because it was my friends birthday and we had a terrible time. It was raining and our table was completely WET. We asked several times if we could be moved, and they said that it was not possible. The table was next to the speaker and we could not hear each other talk, the music was WAY TOO LOUD. Even the waitress said that it happens all the time and that there was nothing she could do. We had to sit in a table that was completely wet, terribly positioned and could not even chat because it was frustrating how loud the music was. The worst part was always getting the same answers from the waiters and even the manager “sorry I can’t do anything about it”. Well, you shouldn’t overbook the place and have no other table to accommodate guests that are clearly having a terrible time. Honestly I don’t plan on going there anymore. Such a terrible experience on such a special day.

                                        2. DP

                                          DanielleP

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          Everything was great just the music and was a little too loud to hold a conversation

                                        3. KM

                                          KMac

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          A lovely lively eatery with fantastic classic cocktails to enjoy on a hot summer's day. The pizza's are to die for although sad to see a favourite salad (asparagus/avo...) has been taken off the menu. Staff are always friendly and helpful.

                                        4. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Melbourne

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and service!

                                        5. SM

                                          SimoneM

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always a great time at SOHO. The staff are all so lovely and the food and cocktails were delicious.

                                        6. EG

                                          EllieG

                                          Victoria

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Nice lunch with a vibe. It was 32 degrees and it was very hot in the outdoor area so just be prepared for that on a hot day

                                        7. AJ

                                          AllisonJ

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall2food1service1ambience3

                                          Terrible service , waited 45 min for someone to come and order drinks. Decided not to eat there, as we would have waited hours for food.

                                        8. x

                                          xxxxxx

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                                          Placeholder characters to complete survey and get on with my day.

                                        9. SO

                                          SteveO

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall2food3service1ambience1

                                          Had to go to bar to get drinks , when I went to the bar the waitter went to the table and asked my date for her credit card Incase we did a runner ??? How disrespectful

                                        10. TK

                                          TiffanyK

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great place for perfect combination of pizza and cocktails! Friendly staff and great service! We'll be coming back next time we are in Melbourne!

                                        11. MR

                                          MargaretR

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 19 January 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great ambiance and setting. Courteous and friendly service. Music a bit noisy for our demographic

                                        12. MG

                                          MelissaG

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 16 January 2022

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          Beautiful food great atmosphere. The only negative was the live music was too loud.You had to shout to have a conversation. Overall great place would go again.

                                        13. TA

                                          TaAa

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 16 January 2022

                                          overall3food2service4ambience5

                                          Great location and ambiance. Food was pretty average, nothing great...

                                        14. DS

                                          DashmeshS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 15 January 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It's a lovely place to enjoy food and service is great 👍

                                        15. LS

                                          LivS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 15 January 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Absolutely loved this place. The staff were amazing, the food was amazing and my friend and I had an amazing time. Amazing. Will be coming back.

                                        16. OA

                                          OliviaA

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 14 January 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          was so hot in there i couldn’t breathe but overall very good food + service :)

                                        17. L

                                          Lorrainec

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 12 January 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Cocktails by the jug were excellent. Pizzas great and tasty

                                        18. C

                                          Cesar

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 11 January 2022

                                          overall4food5service2ambience5

                                          The black waiter has a very bad attitude, like it he doesn't want to help you at all. The girl and the armenian ones were very nice.

                                        19. K

                                          K1980

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 10 January 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                          Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Unfortunately far too hot inside. We had to leave after entree as it was unbearable

                                        20. KE

                                          KerrieE

                                          Melbourne

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 10 January 2022

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Loved the relaxed vibe at SOHO. Will be back. Only negative would be the stools get uncomfortable after a while.

                                        21. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 8 January 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Staff are amazing and food was so so yum!

                                        22. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Victoria

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 7 January 2022

                                          overall1food2service4ambience2

                                          Booked as a last minute dinner and we were happy to get a table last minute. Unfortunately our overall experience was not very good. Music was far too loud As i could not hear my partner across the table to me. Tables were so close together. Food was average at best as the vegetables tasted like they were 4 days old. My partner had a hair in his meal and we initially understood that it can be an accident, however we then realised that none of the chefs had on hair nets or masks neither did any of waitresses and waiters which we found confronting in the current climate. Our waitress however was diligent and very lovely and had only been there a week. However we will not be recommending to friends and family. Would say it’s only the place for drinks would not recommend for a dinner.

                                        23. RB

                                          ReneeB

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 4 January 2022

                                          overall3food3service2ambience2

                                          Had a late dinner on a Tuesday night. Restaurant was very busy, not many staff where wearing masks (which you had to at the time). Food and drink were ok, mains didn't come out all together (3 of us dining). Service was ok. Overall was an average dinner.

                                        24. PD

                                          PiyushD

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 4 January 2022

                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                          Asked for something special for my Daughter upon booking the table , they did nothing

                                        25. TK

                                          TerryK

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 4 January 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great service, great atmosphere and the cocktails are really good!! Will definitely be visiting again soon.

                                        26. L

                                          Leeh

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 3 January 2022

                                          overall1food1service1ambience2

                                          Waited 90mins for main meal. Seafood pasta was missing 3 out of 5 ingredients. Very little care factor.

                                        27. MF

                                          MananF

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 3 January 2022

                                          overall3food1service4ambience3

                                          We loved the venue and the vibe! The staff were lovely and the drinks and cocktails great. Unfortunately the food missed the mark, after looking forward to home made pasta, mine was bland and my partners was extremely salty. Having said that, I would return to give it another try after enjoying the atmosphere so much.

                                        28. AS

                                          AnaS

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 30 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                          Excellent food and service

                                        29. TN

                                          TamekaN

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 29 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Incredible service, food and atmosphere. Definitely recommend

                                        30. LN

                                          LinaN

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 28 December 2021

                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                          Food and cocktail was awesome. A bit too loud couldn’t really have a proper conversation and way too rushed- 2 hr limit is not good enough when catching up with friends you haven’t seen for a long time - we only had entrees and 1 drink!

                                        31. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 28 December 2021

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Lovely staff and so helpful Replaced my spilt drink at no extra cost

                                        32. A

                                          Annhrb

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 28 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                          Everything was a great atmosphere, food, service, and drinks.

                                        33. SJ

                                          SarahJ

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 28 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great service, well dressed and helpful wait staff. The Siciliana pizza was fantastic, not too oily, and just the right amount of basil. The steak was perfect, pretty small meal for the price but the quality of it could not be improved. I had a Pink Gin lemonade & Prosecco Spritz which is now my favourite. My only complaint is the stools aren’t very comfortable for large bums. Make sure you book, don’t just turn up. 5 stars!

                                        34. GS

                                          GregS

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 28 December 2021

                                          overall3food4service2ambience3

                                          Too noisy for the size of the space, and service not as good as it use to be, as it was always friendly and helpful but this team are aloof and missing the live

                                        35. JS

                                          JohnS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 25 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very good value and good service is sensational would definitely recommend Bit loud at times but service and quality of food made up for it

                                        36. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 25 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great service and delicious food. Will definitely go back.

                                        37. DH

                                          DebbieH

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 25 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had a fabulous Christmas Day lunch! Everything was perfect 🤩 Even the weather! 🥳

                                        38. J

                                          Jatin

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 24 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Awesome ambiance, great service. Would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family.

                                        39. S

                                          Sophie

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 23 December 2021

                                          overall3food4service4ambience4

                                          Was excellent, quick service and all the staff were lovely! Only thing that really concerned me was that none of the staff were wearing a mask. Not even carrying one on them. Just took me off guard in the current climate… probs will only go back after the world goes back to normal.

                                        40. f

                                          foodiegirl

                                          Denver

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on 23 December 2021

                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                          Hip place, young crowd. Mango cayenne margarita is insanely good!

                                        FAQs

                                        Soho Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                        Booked 76 times today
                                        Experiences are available.
                                        Google Map for Soho Restaurant and Bar

                                        2/4 Riverside Quay Southbank, AU-VIC 3006

                                        • Area

                                          Southbank

                                        • Hours of Operation

                                          Daily 11:45 am–1:00 am

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Italian

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress Code

                                          Casual Dress

                                        • Parking Details

                                          None

                                        • Payment Options

                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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