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Stalactites Restaurant - Stalactites Restaurant, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Stalactites Restaurant

4.4
4.4
91 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

Make a reservation

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    $55.00 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 91 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
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Melbourne

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Lunch

  • City Centre

    Sunday Lunch

  • City Centre

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. BD

    BruceD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Very flavoursome food! Prompt service, bill splitting would have been a nice touch to finish but wasn’t available

  2. MN

    MohamedN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stalactites accommodated to all our needs and made us feel as welcomed as possible. Food was delicious and left everyone content.

  3. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food, and atmosphere Service was prompt

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and lots of it. Could not falter in anyway. They accommodated our large group and excellent service

  5. AG

    AGWAWS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked last moment for 16 people work event, amazing food and plenty of it when doing a banquet.

  6. E

    Elena

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Very difficult to get the attention of anu staff, very dismissive and seemed like they really didn’t want to be there. Food was average, have had better souvlakis at food trucks, not much flavour.

  7. B

    Bridget

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Great food but the service was terrible. Waiter kept forgetting our drinks, impossible to get the waiters attention. I would of liked 4 glasses at wine through our long meal but barely managed to get 2 from the waiter. Drinks came after food very annoying!

  8. JT

    JodyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The BEST lamb cutlets in town! And great service too - thank you.

  9. SR

    SimonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Professional and prompt service as is food delivery after ordering. We had a table booking of 7 seated, served and out he door in 45 minutes so that we could make it to our Comedy Festival show on time. We all ordered souvlakis which is their specialty to help keep it simple and avoid delays. Fresh, yummy food - you haven't lost your touch in all these years guys, keep up the great work - we will be back!

  10. MR

    MadisonR

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    The food took almost an hour and a half to come out, staff forgot to put our order through and when asked where it was the staff were rude and unapologetic. The staff didn't put the food on the table they stood there and looked at us holding the plates expecting us to take everything. One particular staff member had a rude sour look on her face when she came over. The food was delicious but we ordered starters, dips, platters to share and mains and they all came out at once. My understanding is that starters would come out first.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    Was pretty good it was incredibly busy when we went but the staff handled it well

  12. BJ

    BradJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Nice food and fast service. Got my order wrong but quickly fixed the problem. Nice waiters upstairs.

  13. DM

    DanielleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great atmosphere, and amazing service gluten free options

  14. JC

    JulianaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best greek restaurant in Melbourne! The people were nice and professional.

  15. DR

    DarrenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favourite Greek Restaurant, food is always outstanding, especially the mixed meat platter which is a must if visiting here.

  16. D

    Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food has not changed in 20 years still as good as i remember. My kids made the loudest noise, sorry to ither diners!

  17. JP

    JohnP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is amazing. Service great. Slightly noisey if your trying to talk to people on a big table. Not a whole lot of room between tables. But food is so good nothing else matters

  18. FO

    FamilyOuting

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Efficient friendly service, lovely food. Would recommend this restuarant highly

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Theres usually a line outside for walk ins for 10 ppl and under. And so whats the use of booking tables when u have to wait outside anyway? We told the waitress walking outside we had a booking and told us to wait in line...and the time we got through the line the Manager said we didnt have a table yet because you were 15 mins late but told her a waitress told us to wait in line? She was apologetic at the end, but come on. And then patrons sitting outside abusing us for pushing in? What is the use of your bookings? Dont bother booking for a table, its a recipe for a stressful night. Just wait in line like other people, not sure why they offer to book you a table when it wont happen. In saying that food was very good, would have been a perfect birthday party without the debacle.

  20. AB

    AngelaB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sensational food every time! Dining in, going to a theatre show, fast service if in a hurry, good prices! Have been a patron for 25+ years The Mixed Dips & Meat Platter never disappoint! When it comes to Takeaway Souvas they are the best in Melbourne!! Highly Recommend

  21. MR

    MaxineR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Good gluten free food

  22. AK

    AmeliaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic food and brilliant that they are Coeliac certified so my 7 year old can eat safely.

  23. HP

    HayleyP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience1

    Service was not very friendly, seemed like it was a hassle we were for staff at times. Food was lovely though.

  24. FW

    FionaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The sharing platters are awesome and overall great value for money, we will definitely be back for more

  25. KS

    KirstenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food. Generous serving sizes. Fantastic Coeliac friendly food options that were delicious. Would recommend and return.

  26. SJ

    ScottJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Greek food ever eaten. This is second time dining at this restaurant in the past month.

  27. CS

    CarolynS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food at good prices. Service wSs a bit slow but they were very busy on the night with dine in & takeaway

  28. t

    tillyce

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    really good food, very busy, service was a bit slow

  29. JK

    JessicaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant, great ambiance and lovely food!

  30. ST

    SallyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We had a pleasant night, it was a little noisy so we experienced difficulty hearing one another. Food was good.

  31. LS

    LS658

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely service by man upstairs, greeter/another waiter not so friendly. Loud inside, lovely vibrant atmosphere and great food.

  32. TN

    TonyN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    ..........................Thank you very nice place....................

  33. MR

    MichelleR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited with 2 Coeliacs and 2 toddlers. Great experience, good food, confidence in GF, value for money. Fast service. Love the lamb souvalaki. More things on the menu I want to try next time.

  34. JM

    JackM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely experience with excellent service and delicious food! Highly recommend!

  35. B

    Belinda

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Had to order 2nd drinks 3 times, before they came, gyros meat was tasteless, salad under seasoned, dips - gee I get better at the local deli. For such an iconic Greek restaurant that I’ve been too many times before, I have to say I was really disappointed and our bill was offered to us and we weren’t even asked if we’d like dessert. Not sure I’ll be back in a hurry

  36. MG

    MarieG

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Felt squashed in, didn’t feel like social distancing was being followed. Food was completely messed up, entrees were forgotten twice over. Ended up receiving all food at once which was really disappointing as food was delicious and we didn’t get to enjoy it.

  37. TC

    TomC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food was fantastic, great value for money, unfortunately it was busy and although the staff were nice, not once was I asked for a drink, I felt like I was begging for them all night and a real inconvenience to them. Will go back, but probably for take away only.

  38. LR

    LisaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were amazing and extremely helpful. Especially the waitress. And food was amazing

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and amazing food!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    We dined upstairs, far to crowded. We were taken to our table (10people) only to then have to wait for it to be cleaned. If one person wanted to get up from one end of the table, everyone else also had to get up. Chairs from diners behind us were literally touching our chairs. The air was poor and very stuffy. The waiter was not attentive to our group and was rushed. Not a great dining experience, very disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Stalactites Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Stalactites Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9663 3316.

Stalactites Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
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

  • 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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