Teatro - Southbank

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503 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mediterranean

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The theatre of food at Teatro is synonymous with a Mediterranean marketplace. From Spanish tapas & paella to Italian wood-fired pizza, Teatro caters for all guests. Whether a quick dinner before a show at the arts centre, a wine or cocktail by the river or a lunch before heading to the art gallery or the gardens of our beautiful city.
A fresh seasonal produce driven menu inspires our ever-changing Mediterranean cuisine with plenty of gluten free options. The theatre itself remains constant, but the food and the menu are constantly evolving. Why not enjoy the stunning views of the Yarra river whilst indulging in some cheese & dessert on Southbank Promenade.

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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.0
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
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Tresjolie
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, Pleasant staff & efficient service. So convenient for a pre- MSO performance. Will be back.

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LorraineM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely food, shared dips and a 'small plate' each and it was a filling meal.
Also shared the mandatory chips which were very, very good!
Wines were a little pricey, with the cheapest just over $60. Would have liked to see a shorter wine list with more at a lower price.
Overall a good meal.

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ZsomborB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and friendly service.
We ate four different pizzas and were very pleased.

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PipS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Staff were rude, food was overpriced for what it was

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Yarraviews
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service and food have fallen away in the last few months, new staff lacked the skills of previous employees.

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TrishS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Have been to Teatro many times, but our last visit was disappointing. Sangria was expensive and just OK, the paella very gluggy and tasted of tomato paste. Minimum seafood.

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KarenG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Booked 11.30am table for pre-show special birthday lunch for my 91 year old father. Arrived 15 minutes early due to train times. Told dad could not sit and wait in restaurant as they 'don't open until 11.30". He waited standing in the sun until my sister asked to speak with manager after seeing people being admitted at 11.25am. Manager said they can't admit people early as they need to be able to set up ready to provide seamless service when people do arrive. Didn't explain how 11.25 was ok. The seamless service consisted of us having to ask for water after waiting for over 5 minutes (remembering that dad had already been standing in the sun before we sat down). We ordered champagne and oysters to start. The waiter returned with the champagne and the message "No oysters". He then had to replace dad's glass which had lipstick on the top!! We ordered scallops replace the oysters, and then pizzas. The first course took ages to arrive so we didn't start eating until 12.15pm. We rushed the second course to allow time for dad to walk to the theatre, and asked for the bill. It didn't have the deduction the manager had offered. When queried she said she was giving us dessert instead. As we hadn't time for dessert even if we had wanted it, she took 10% off the bill with very bad grace. Will definitely not be eating there again as a special day out was ruined. Good service recovery is worth a fortune. Unfortunately, not available here, despite a single glass of red wine costing $21.

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OKBoomer
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Service very offhand. Got bad stomach that evening so thought the fish must have been off.

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JoanneS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food and fantastic setting. Service was a little slow although it was very busy, but there didn’t seem to be enough wait staff for the number of patrons. We were given glasses but no water for the entire night - lucky I had Sangria!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Dinner was amazing, great quality of produce, and great value for money. The only disappointing aspect of the night was the particular waitress allocated to our table, she was very rude, gave us a lot of attitude and was not very pleasant. Every other waiter/staff that came over to the table was lovely though! So good experience overall

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ChrisS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

As with a lot of other customers, we went for pre-theatre food. After only being able to book counter seating online, we were pleasantly surprised to be shown to a table when we arrived.

We ordered four items off the tapas menu and also a pizza to share, along with a lovely bottle of Rioja to wash it all down with

Fortunately our pizza was not put through by the waitress who took our order, as we were stuffed from the other food we received, and therefore we left full and very satisfied.

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RobynM
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

I would recommend the position but the food was average and the service not great. We arrived at 5.50 pm for a 6.00pm booking. Waited 15 minutes for a table to be free in the front section even though we were happy to sit in the back. Entrees came at a reasonable pace but the shared pizza arrived at 7.10pm. We had to ask for the bill when the pizza arrived as we were going to a show at 7.30pm. Too slow!!

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice to have a riverside table and indulge in some people watching. I don’t think I would have enjoyed being inside .....too noisy. Dinner was very tasty

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Brianna
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, delicious and varied menu that is well priced! Topped off with great service!

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Shaz
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Will definitely be going there again.

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Sensational food with beautiful ingredients and great flavours.
Only criticism I have is they bought our main meals while we were still eating our starters.

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PattisonJM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another beautiful meal at Teatro Southbank. Faultless.
(It was a little noisy, but being Valentines Day,it was expected. The joint was jumpin'!)

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JacquieL
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Drink service was very slow and we needed to remind them to bring our drinks several times

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Moysie
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I thought this was a great restaurant, but it was very busy but after 7.30 it gets a lot quieter. We were very happy with the food and service especially if you are going to an event near by. And yes I would recommend to a friend or friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love the ambience of Tearto - add to that great food, good service and location, and you’ve got a place that I’m happy to return to.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food, very busy but good spot to go before seei something at Hamer Hall etc.

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HeatherF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food to share.Good wine list.Excellent place to go before a show Welcoming.

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SusanT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! Great food service ambience! Highly recommended and especially the Rose Sangria!

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BarryJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

The staff were very pleasant but seemed to lack training. Some dishes were poor and some good. Some dishes were of a good size and some were tiny.A tourist restaurant. The service was very fast but all the dishes arrived at once even though we asked for them to arrive one at a time.

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Swan13
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food excellent

One waitress too keen ..We were sharing tapas but she kept coming over& wanting to remove plates etc
We were not lingering &there were heaps of empty tables but we felt we were being rushed.

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Wale52
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service and food Staff were all on the ball even during park times.
Only downside from a senior citizens point of view was the doof doof sound track

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Teatro at Southbank Melbourne has a truly international menu of well-prepared dishes. The ambience outside on the centre-city Yarra riverbank is cheerful and fluid with pedestrians and cyclists vying for space. Best to choose a table with a bit of shade in Melbourne's summer. I was personally disappointed that the restaurant no longer makes a large paella out in the open in Spanish style at weekends but the same excellent dish is available from the menu. Waiter service was attentive without being overwhelming. Prices,especially for a glass of wine, are at the higher end of moderate.

Overall, it was a satisfactory experience and a reasonable price for a popular city centre restaurant in a prime location.

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Darcy
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was very average- seafood wasn’t fresh, mussels smelt off and lamb had no flavour. We sat inside because all full along the riverbank- so loud indoors I could barely hear myself.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great woodfired pizzas and lovely to be there to see the lights of Melbourne

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KarenG
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed the happy hour drinks and it was our waiters first night and she was fantastic. We had a show to get to and it was no problem to have drinks and dinner within the tine we had.

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ArthurP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very attentive starting with seating. The food choices and cocktails were great. The location is superb. In our stay, we ate at Teatro three times. One of the food highlights was the seafood paella. Our vegan friend had several options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always get looked after, food is great and a good wine list

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Donna
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We went for an early dinner when they were not particularly busy. The music was too loud and the service was slow. The food was pretty meaner and overpriced for what was served. Would not go back.

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MarieK
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loce it. Go there a lot. Never disappointed. Thank you to Teatro and the nice people who make it all happen

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DarrylB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food quality very good, great service, considering how busy NY eve day was, would definitely eat there again and recommend to friends and family.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, close to Arts Centre. Great for a pre show dinner. NYE was quite busy but we had good staff looking after us with smiles.

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Mike
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect New year eve
Geschmackvolles Menü mit tollem Weinangebot.
Freundlicher , persönlicher Service!
Gerne wieder

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CarolineW
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great tapas and service was efficient and friendly. Table outside was great as was a nice evening. Would return and recommend.

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

While the food was nice it was overpriced. We sat inside, there were lots of flies every time our food came out. Lots of staff but clearly they needed to be assigned to certain tables/sections as we kept getting asked the same questions. Staff were friendly however.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fortunate to be seated inside on a hot day, we enjoyed our meals and location very much, and easily made the show...

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