Spensley's

4.9
25 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Spensley's is a neighbourhood restaurant and Bar in Clifton Hill, Melbourne.
We are dedicated to showcasing the best produce Victoria has to offer with a ever changing menu created by head chef Jake McWilliams.
Pop in for a drink and snack in our outdoor area or join us for a chefs menu from Wednesday to Sunday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 25 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.9
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicoleD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The venue had a great vibe and the staff were excellent. The food was beautifully presented, incredibly tasty and perfectly proportioned. We will definitely be back.

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MarleeV
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service and yummy drinks. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great night!

JB
JordanB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Evening was excellent from start to finish. Food superb and wait staff very warm.

RC
RadicalCliff
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dinner. Twice as good as many nearby one hat restaurants and literally half the price. Short, but well selected wine list

SE
SalE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, wonderful service. We will definitely come back again.

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Caity
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff, exceptional wind and beautiful food! Loved everything about the experience.

MB
MelB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything except the music which was too loud.

DS
DiscoStu
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Lovely drink selection. Ambience spot on. Would highly recommend.

SG
StephanieG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is fabulous, service attentive and professional, wine options good and advice spot on.

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at Spensley's (our first) and really loved it. The waiters are polished and friendly. The chef's menu was delicious, every mouthful was enjoyable and beautifully put together and the pace was comfortable. Spensley's is our great discovery from the COVID19 lockdown neighbourhood walks but it was easy to see it was a firm favourite of everyone else there already!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, atmosphere and service as always

KN
KNelso007
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a ripper of a local! A perfect spot for classy Friday night catch ups with friends.

SH
StevenH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good local place with fantastic food, service and ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Absolutely adore this neighbourhood wine bar with excellent fare and warm service.

GP
GP13
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent set menu, helpful and attentive waitstaff, happy to cater to dietary needs

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Stoff
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a real gem ...beautiful, fresh produce delivered in exciting combinations ...a real taste sensation from the first bite ...

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CatherineR
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an excellent local restaurant. Full points!

SD
SamuelD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent wine, delicious food and the perfect relaxing backstreet location. We love it here!

AL
AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food wine and friendly / helpful staff. Will be back !

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fabulous food, wine and atmosphere AND it’s local.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love, love, love! Amazing food, great atmosphere, superb staff!!

MB
MichaelB
Sweden
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Willow was such a wonderful host, and we enjoyed our dinner at Spensley’s so much. We will definitely be back!

MM
MattM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the set menu and it was fantastic, great service and wine too! Would highly recommend.

CC
CourtneyC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just what the neighbourhood needed - a local restaurant that's a notch above the pub, without fussiness and serving food in that elusive combination of simple and interesting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly staff

FAQs

Spensley's is rated 4.9 stars by 25 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 reservations at the moment.