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Stalactites Restaurant - Stalactites Restaurant, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Stalactites Restaurant

4.4
4.4
145 Reviews
$40 and under
Greek
We accept booking for groups of 6 and above. Smaller groups can come as a walk in

Experience Stalactites, one of Melbourne's longest established & well known Greek restaurants. Owned and operated by the same Greek family since 1978, Stalactites has long become a Melbourne institution.

Open from 11am-late 7 days a week, Stalactites offers a Greek feast of home made dips, tasty giro souvlaki and chargrilled meats and authentic home made dishes from southern Greece.

Many Gluten Free Options, Vegan and Vegetarian dishes are available including souvlaki, dips and mains.










Reservations accepted for groups above 6 people

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9663 3316
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Dimitra Melios
  • Catering
    Catering available for corporate or home. Please contact manager@stalactites.com.au
  • Private party facilities
    Large group bookings accepted.
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Located on Corner of Lonsdale and Russell Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking and 5 multilevel Paid Car Parks available within 2 minute walking distance of the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    Melbourne Central Station - 5 mins walkParliament Station - 10 mins walkFlinders Street - 20 mins walkClosest tram stop - Swanston Street - 5 mins walk
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine

Experiences

  • Set Menu - Greek Banquet

    $70.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Set Banquet Menu served to share between 5 people APPETIZERS MIX DIPS Homemade tzatziki, hommus, tarama & melitzanosalata DOLMADAKIA Homemade herbed rice wrapped in vine leaves, served with homemade tzatziki SAGANAKI Grilled Dodoni Greek kefalograviera cheese HOT SAUSAGES Smoked pork sausages, sliced and grilled WARM FLAT PITA BREAD 5 warm pita MAINS KALAMARI PLATTER Fresh kalamari, sliced, lightly floured and fried GREEK GARDEN SALAD mixed leaf lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, carrot, Greek Feta cheese & kalamata olives sprinkled with oregano & vinaigrette MEAT PLATTER Platter of marinated 5 x chicken fillet skewers, lamb giro from the spit, chicken giro the from the spit, and 5 x homemade Greek rissoles BOWL OF CHIPS

What 145 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

145 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service on the first floor was great despite the crowds. Food as always was consistent and fabulous.

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  2. DavidD

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We are a food tour company and my 7 clients loved the dessert and look forward to our next visit Regards David Melbourne Secret Food Tours

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  3. JenL

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very noisy, too many tables and got very hot inside which made the dining experience uncomfortable. Would have loved it to have looked more Greek themed. Salad was more a garden Greek salad than a traditional Greek salad which was disappointing. Overall had a nice time for the occasion but probably wouldn’t go back.

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  4. karenf

    South Australia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    booked time day before online which was quite easy to do. They did not have our table for 6 ready when we arrived but did organise one straight away. Food was excellent and was reasonable value which was good. Service was friendly. Would definitely go again when next in Melbourne

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good, basic Greek food! We had a nice evening and appreciated the accomodation of dietary requirements.

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  6. TraceyJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were a party of 7 seated upstairs on a hot January day - air conditioning was not turned on until we asked and tables were so close to the serving area we had to move each time a waiter needed to access the bar - wasn't a relazing experience. Food however was wonderful and if we went again would go with a smaller group and ask for downstairs seating.

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  7. LisaL

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had booked table for 8. Glad we did as line down the road to get in. Had Coeliac with us and the restaurant is so accommodating, brilliant and we will all go back as food is tasty, best we’d been to during our stay in Melbourne.

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  8. NatalieR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great we all enjoyed our meal the only down fall was the service. We were upstairs and were the only table up there the waitress failed to bring our dips and bread before meal so everything came out at once. We also ordered a second round of drinks which she forgot to bring so we cancelled them as we were finished our meals. The food was good and we will come back again hopefully the service will be better.

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  9. Charlie10

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Almost was so good, I think that there a nicest way to say you will need the table. The guy was shouting loudly to the great staff and customers as well

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  10. JenniferM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly & welcoming place. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. And they catered really well for gluten free options. Staff were friendly but really busy so occasionally it was hard to get their attention. It was obviously a very popular place as it was very busy, so it was starting to get quite noisy. It wouldn’t do well for people with hearing loss, I was finding it hard & had to watch my friends mouths to keep track of conversations and I am not deaf!

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  11. SASSY

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal, great setting and good service on a busy day.

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  12. Jaydee

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome restaurant- have been coming here for years. Always great food

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  13. Tracey

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, large portions, suited our coeliac daughter perfectly.

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  14. NarelleM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Banquet is well worth it - lots of food and variety

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  15. GeoffreyH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food,service and atmosphere thank you for a great day.

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  16. DandR

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing and great value for money We were upstairs and noise level was high Seating in the alcove was a little cramped Service was excellent and quick Would Definately go there again

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  17. MarkM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Iv been eating at stalyictytes for more than 30 years I live in Ballarat and still catch the train down to Melbourne for a souva simply the best like a fine bottle of wine it just gets better with age

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  18. MaryanneK

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived a little early and table was waiting. Great friendly staff, food delicious and arrived quickly.

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  19. JohnC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a team lunch upstairs for 14 guests and Stalactites team served us well with great food and friendly service. We'll definitely be back !

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  20. Bock

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, Great Service, Nice Ambiemce. Good Choice!

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  21. ABer

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was cold and dry, and a little over priced for the poor quality.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it, great spot for Greek food! Wish the mains came with the dips for the meat but very nice

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  23. Rhondab

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner for my daughters 21st. The food was absolutely amazing. The best spot in Melbourne to eat

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  24. Andrew88

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    very busy restaurant. Took a while to get our order taken but then the food arrived reasonably quickly and the food was awesome. We were a group of 7 and all had the banquet. It's a huge amount of food but they allowed us to take the leftovers home.

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  25. DougMcQuad

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, accomodating staff, awesome food

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  26. FezE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    While the food and venue were great, the service was not. We were left waiting for waiters to tend to us for extended periods and did not receive a part of our food for a very long time. We often needed to go to the front desk to request assistance and our attempts at trying to receive assistance from where we were was avoided.

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  27. FionaC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and very authentic Greek flavours. The service was attentive and although it was busy it felt very calm and orderly. We were not rushed over our meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  28. Nogard

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing I just felt cramped whilst sitting by the table eating my food the tables need to be a little more apart. Staff were friendly the only thing a few need to consider their personal hygiene.

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  29. Luise

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The place was crowded and noisy, tables are cramped. The food was not that tasty and service wasnt great.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrate Nativity Feast

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  31. DomenicF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place very busy stuffed our order but didn’t charge for it great food a bit pricey big meals plenty of food big meals staff not to good forgot part of the order

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  32. JosiahS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Stalactites is an institution in Melbourne and should be on any meat-eaters list of places to dine. The food is outstanding and worth the wait. The service is ok, but can be overlooked in light of the delicious food and the volumes of customers thronging the restaurant. I will definitely be back next time I'm in Melbourne.

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  33. BecB

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. We were a large group and the questions we asked prior to arrival were answered promptly. The staff were not friendly and the rudeness from the person at the front at the end of the night negatively impacted the experience. A real shame because the food was a stand-up.

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  34. SarahD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The male Manager was fantastic. He seated us quickly and even adjusted tables to provide more space for us without us asking. He intermittently asked if everything was OK and we felt looked after by him. However, there was one waitress who was disengaged, in a world of her own and when asked to order or if we could have serving tongs, it seemed a chore for her. This was the only downside to our experience. We will be back! Thank you

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  35. Lauren

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very rude greeting upon entering - told to wait outside despite having a booking. No assistance given to mount stairs with 3 prams and associated babies etc. Put on a table in the way of everyone and treated like a nuisance despite having booked for 11 people way in advance. One dish was also cold in the middle and had to be returned to be reheated. Won't be returning despite the rest of the food being nice.

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  36. KirstyL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. However when we arrived we got our table and then we’re forgotten about. Took 45 mins to get someone to take out drinks and food order and then our drinks sat on the bar for 30 mins before we went up and got them ourselves because no one was going to bring them over.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Was really looking forward to returning to Stalactites but very disappointed with the whole experience. Food was average and quite expensive but mostly the service was just not there - won’t be returning

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  38. MoniqueS

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and friendly staff. A bit crowded inside but nice atmosphere. We'll be back.

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  39. Fotis

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hosted about 20 of us and provided an incredible service with amazing food that made everyone's night just that much better. Can't wait for the one!

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  40. leahp

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, good food and drink as well as quick service

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FAQs

Stalactites Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9663 3316.

Stalactites Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 145 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 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stalactites Restaurant

177 - 183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located on Corner of Lonsdale and Russell Street
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking and 5 multilevel Paid Car Parks available within 2 minute walking distance of the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    Melbourne Central Station - 5 mins walkParliament Station - 10 mins walkFlinders Street - 20 mins walkClosest tram stop - Swanston Street - 5 mins walk
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Dimitra Melios
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9663 3316
  • Catering
    Catering available for corporate or home. Please contact manager@stalactites.com.au
  • Private party facilities
    Large group bookings accepted.
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