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Spensley's, Clifton Hill, AU-VIC

Spensley's

4.8
4.8
187 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Spensley's is a home to all. A neighbourhood wine bar in the back streets of leafy Clifton Hill, Melbourne.

Working with the seasons we offer a simple and delicious euro influenced menu to enjoy with our ever changing wine list. Join us for a quick drink and snack or let our team look after you and bring you our favourite dishes in our cozy dining room.

We are more than happy to accommodate any dietaries and would love if you would please advise us when booking. No need to book for drinks + snacks, please simply pop on in! We will always find you a spot to enjoy.

We look forward to welcoming you soon x

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 7015 0852
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Dirk Rödig
  • Private party facilities
    We are more than happy to cater for your private function. Email us on eat@spensleys.com.au for more information.
  • Area
    Clifton Hill
  • Cross Street
    Berry Street
  • Parking Details
    There is ample street parking with a 4 hour limit and no limits on Sundays.
  • Public Transit
    Getting to us is easy! We are 3 minute walk from the Clifton Hill train station or 10 minutes from the Clifton Hill Interchange.
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • FEED ME

    $72.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Let us choose you some of our favourite dishes! Designed to share and enjoyed over a good glass of wine! Groups of 5 or more we ask to dine on FEED ME menu. We are happy to cater for all dietaries when advised on booking (Please add in the SPECIAL REQUESTS section). Looking forward to welcoming you soon! x

What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Melbourne

    Modern Australian

  • Inner City North

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Inner City North

    Great for fine wines

187 Reviews
  1. TheSavouredLife

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely meal and the new fish main was absolutely delicious

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  2. BeeMak

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a lovely relaxed place. Excellent food and fabulous service. Always enjoyable

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  3. RobS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoughtful, helpful service. Fabulous food. Tuna tartare excellent; try it!

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  4. TheSavouredLife

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and efficient service, delicious well priced food and an excellent wine list. The perfect neighbourhood restaurant.

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  5. SusanW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crossed town to eat here on the recommendation of a friend. The food was delicious with nice, balanced flavours and the guy looking after our table was next level friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute very reasonably priced great atmosphere

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the little local at Spensley’s. Thank you for accommodating us on the central round table. Food was amazing as usual.

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  8. John

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Pretentious rubbish. $38 for a tiny tiny piece of whiting with a prawn so overcooked it was tough as rubber. Drowns in a sauce devoid of flavour. An extra $14 for deep fried potato (chips) with more salt than potato and the chips again massively overcooked. Only 3 white wines by the glass, and 4 reds - none appealing. Noisy and self important, but a regrettable dining experience. We skipped the very small dessert option, and went and got dinner elsewhere.

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  9. FoodLover

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely local restaurant with community feel offering high quality food and drinks. Very welcoming vibe

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  10. GeoB

    Tasmania

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous venue! I Will definitely be coming back.

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FAQs

Spensley's is rated 4.8 stars by 187 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Spensley's

43 Spensley St, Clifton Hill, AU-VIC 3068

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Berry Street
  • Area
    Clifton Hill
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There is ample street parking with a 4 hour limit and no limits on Sundays.
  • Public Transit
    Getting to us is easy! We are 3 minute walk from the Clifton Hill train station or 10 minutes from the Clifton Hill Interchange.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Dirk Rödig
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 7015 0852
  • Private party facilities
    We are more than happy to cater for your private function. Email us on eat@spensleys.com.au for more information.
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