The General Assembly
Peruse the delicious menu which offers Melbourne’s latest food trends, while you sample a huge range of drinks and listen to local acoustic artists.
Don’t leave without checking out the street art installations around the venue which mirror Melbourne’s hidden laneways.
Located a stone’s throw from the CBD, next door to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and with impressive city skyline and riverfront views, The General Assembly is an ideal venue to hold your next function.View Private Dining Details
Overall nice place, very relaxing. They had a great musician on. Food was very average and the bartender wouldn’t make cocktails not on the menu normally I would mind but the selection was terrible.
Perfect venue for a relaxing Sunday afternoon in the sunshine. Davy Simony’s tunes were spot on. How good is he?
We scored a table for 5 in a great position outside, and the only annoyance was the dripping mist system. Wouldn’t sit in the outer tables again whilst that’s on unless it was a 30+ day.
Love this place! Have been here twice now, love the live music on a weekend and the food has not dissapointed me yet plus the whole feel & view of the place is great! This has become my go to!
The food at general assembly was nothing short of sensational..we were blown away!
The meals did take a little longer than we hoped..tho we were ravenous! And we felt the ambiance needed a bit of something. But the staff were friendly, and the food to die for.
Great food, disappointing we had to order at the bar with no table service and no one else in the place. A bit quiet for my liking, not sure why we were the only ones in there! The food was delicious and lots of variety though so catered for our large group well.
Will definitely be back! Quick and friendly service, great atmosphere and live music was wonderful too! :D
Everything was great, except for the live music. Found the music to be a little too loud to talk comfortably when we first got there. Maybe just my old ears..... But wouldn’t put off going again, great venue.
Food was Delicious and well presented. Loved the Cocktails. Would Definitely visit again.
It was quite good. The food was OK. Not sure it was fine dining which usually the restaurant express restaurants are. We had to order out food at the bar which I thought was a bit odd. Staff were great, very accommodating, no rush to get rid of us.
Me and my partner booked a table for our anniversary thinking we would celebrate eating some stake. For personal reasons we can’t eat any carbs (which we explained), so we politely asked to swap the only two options that they had with the stake to just some plain salad. This was not possible and the guy at the bar told us we would have to choose between the two options and just not eat the carbs which left us with a tiny piece of lettuce... the other option was to pay extra for a side salad. We felt very disappointed and decided to leave.
We had a great time. The staff were very accommodating especially as we had arrived an hour early for our booking. They explained they were happy to seat us wherever we were comfortable until our table was available. It is a really good spot to meet up with friends, some great music, good menu and lots of drink options. We will definitely be back.
We come here quite regularly. Always amazing food and staff.
Great night, Steak cooked perfect. Could serve more chips. Great drink selection. Kids catered for.
Love this place.
A relaxing spot to eat & have a drink. Friendly staff. Great views too
Great food and service. As there were not many people in the place, we were able to be moved to an outside table, which was really pleasant in the nice weather. The background music was quite loud though and we had to ask for it to be turned down so we could have a conversation. Overall, a lovely lunch and
Thanks for the birthday brownie...was very tasty, but had no candles 😂
Gave us our reserved seat (that someone had sat at)
Quick, friendly, engaging.
Tables for meals should be kept for meals only. We had a large group of people standing around getting drunk and being roudy around us, which really put us off. I wouldn’t recommended going here for anything other than a few drinks and a bar snack.
We were really disappointed with our experience at The General Assembly. The music was really loud, which made it difficult for conversation - group of 8, two families, we wanted to chat.
One families meals came out well after the first family had finished there's. They did provide some free drinks, but it really ruins the experience when there is 20 minutes between orders that were made seconds apart.
The food was overpriced for the size and quality.
My open table booking was not found on their system even though it was in my email but thankfully there was no problem getting a table. Staff were friendly & helpful, food was tasty, overall a pleasant place for lunch with friends.
I really enjoyed the atmosphere at the venue as well as the live music. The menu has something on there for everyone. Staff are very attentive and pleasant. I would definitely go back.
We were a group of 6 there for the AFL grand final. Had a fabulous day our table was right in front of the big screen. The guys loved the footy food , the live musician was great. All in all fun day had by all.
I ignored the advice of 2 friends that had been here before who said the food is ordinary. Unfortunately they were right.
The brisket burger was very dry. But the service was great.
Need waaaaaay more vegan options if you ever wanted our business again.
Get venue, get food. Mid week atmosphere was good. Good friendly service.
Great list of beers on tap combined with a good range of food makes The General Assembly a good go to place for a group looking for a no-nonsense catch up.
I was there for New Year’s Eve had a great time I was down for the hair expo and I wanted my friend to try this venue out. The food was great music makes the atmosphere great and the service was wonderful. The guy with the beard gave me a wonderful service and the young guy who cleaned the tables was very polite. The only negative is when I walked I told the lady that I had a reservation she said take a seat anywhere as we don’t take them. I was abit confused about that
FANTASTIC FOOD, GREAT VENUE AND EXCELLENT SERVICE.
DID NOT EXPECT LIVE MUSIC SO THAT WAS AN ADDED BONUS TO OUR NIGHT
Food and drinks were great. Music very good and the atmosphere was excellent
When we arrived for our booking we were place under an air conditioning vent, on a bar table even though we had requested a normal seated table. The waitress then informed us that due to a problem with the gas in the kitchen the menu was limited to the bar menu (basically dips and bread, cheeses etc). Not great when we had booked a week in advance for dinner and they did have our contact details, so should have informed us of this. Then after we had ordered and eaten some dips and cheese (had to get our own cutlery) we were informed another menu was available. This was again pretty uninspiring being only burgers. Needless to say we paid and left to find another place where we could actually enjoy a good meal and dinner with friends.
Won’t return and will not recommend.
We had a great night, dining with friends. The food and service was great, and the live music was excellent.
The reservation process worked well - no stress. The meals were very tasty but the prices were on the high side for pub/bar fare. It was easy talking with friends until the live music started at about 6:30pm, don't think it's needed as most people seemed to be there for after-work drinks and chatting. Overall not a bad place for a meal and drinks, would go again.
Solid pub food, cold beer, clean glasses, friendly service
We had a great time at a restaurant convenient to the convention centre
Food was beautiful. Service great. Staff friendly. I have been approx 5 times and have never been disappointed.
I ordered the salmon dish, it was cooked very well - just a very small portion (which seems to be normal these days) but it was accompanied by an odd "fried Kale"? and other ingredients including capers which overpowered the salmon completely, maybe time to change the makeup of this dish?
I arranged for a group from work to meet here for a social catch up. The food and service were great and the atmosphere was well suited to what we were looking for. Would go again.
Service was great. Food was average. Kitchen completely inflexible. Couldn't make sweet potato mash without pepper. (Diner has an allergy) Would t allow fries as a substitute. Same for swapping potato chips for fries. A firm no. According to our server "all dishes must leave the kitchen as per the menu and the instructions from head office". We were a table of 12. None of us will return to this venue.
Dishes were interesting and delicious. Portion sizes for entry are small. Great ambience, relaxed and comfortable. Love that there is the option to dine inside or outdoor.
The food was good, the selection of beers was great. The atmosphere was great and we were able to hear each other talk.
We found the heater was blowing really strong in the corner, which made it uncomfortable for a couple of guys at the table.