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The General Assembly

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80 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

Experience the essence of Melbourne without navigating your way through confusing back streets and alleyways. And if Melbourne’s weather is living up to its reputation, fear not because The General Assembly caters to four seasons in a day.

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.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9682 6007

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    South Wharf

  • Cross Street

    Seafarer's Bridge

  • Parking Details

    Parking available in the DFO car park. Please ask our staff for parking discount vouchers.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.0
4.0 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. E

    Edan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Quality of the food was excellent. I was not expecting such good food from a "pub". We ordered pork belly, chicken schnitzel, calamari, chips and salad... all were excellent.

  2. MB

    MonikaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great pre-show meet, greet & eat place. Saturday night live music was fantastic to suit the lively atmosphere. Fabulous skyline views of South Wharf Melbourne. Highly recommended.

  3. BB

    BeerBear

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Friendly staff and prompt services. Miss some of the old menus such as 2 tiered platter. Nice outdoor setting with river view.

  4. DB

    DanielB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Took over an hr to get 2 entrees out. Beers were good and prompt. The having cashless system and still having a surcharge is abit silly also. Use to be comfy outdoor setting on the river but now is just stools which are very uncomfortable to relax into and try to enjoy the live music. Was one of our fav go to places but unfortunatly may have lost a customer

  5. SH

    SharonH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great atmosphere. Large group was no problem. Thanks to the team for a great night!

  6. VI

    VICKIs

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is fantastic and service is excellent Highly recommend The General Assembly

  7. CK

    CindyK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    We were made to pay via card and then charged a surcharge for doing so. Cash is still legal tender and can not be refused. Our meals come out at really different times compared to our guests. They ordered on the app and we at the bar because we had children’s meals to order. Also a drink ordered at the was forgotten.

  8. GF

    GaryF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    The prawn and calamari was dreadful and I hardly ate it. I made the staff aware but was offered no refund or form of compensation

  9. JH

    JHegs

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Bad schnitzel, no cash, friendly enough staff. It's like big business

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome service and food Entertainment was first class Really awesome vibe

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Food was poor quality for the price of it, the lamb ribs were mostly fat and the mac and cheese bites were cold in the middle. The pork belly skin was uneatable as it was solid.

  12. M

    Monique

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall3food1service4ambience2

    Staff were fantastic & very friendly! Food was very bland. Steak sandwich was not what was on the menu, disappointed with what was received & for the price as well.

  13. KM

    KaylaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue, food and service was great couldn't complain about anything.

    The General AssemblyResponded on 5 March 2020

    That's great to hear Kayla! Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you back again soon :-)

  14. AL

    AndreaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The platters were very overpriced for what you got but the food was nice

    The General AssemblyResponded on 19 February 2020

    Hi Andrea, Thanks for taking the time to review, we appreciate the feedback. I'm sorry to hear you didn't find value in our platters but glad to hear you enjoyed the food! We hope yo welcome you back in again :-) Kind regards, Ilana

  15. LP

    LizP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed the food, the drinks and it was great atmosphere. Our group ranged from 21 year olds to 60 somethings and everyone enjoyed General Assembly.

    The General AssemblyResponded on 1 January 2020

    That's great to hear Liz - thanks for joining us!

  16. AI

    AdrianaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful view, lovely atmosphere, awesome service

    The General AssemblyResponded on 1 January 2020

    Thank you Adrianal!

  17. AH

    AshleeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant venue - such great decor, an incredibly welcoming team and fantastic food/cocktails

    The General AssemblyResponded on 20 December 2019

    Thank you so much Ashlee! I hope you had a fun time and we look forward to welcoming you again :-) Cheers, Ilana

  18. SD

    ShirleyD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent evening with exceptional service, our server went above and beyond and made it a very special night. Great food, good value, good selection of beers and wines, option for share plates, great social gathering venue for individual and group get togethers.

    The General AssemblyResponded on 17 December 2019

    Thank you for the lovely feedback Shirley, that's really great to hear and we can't wait to welcome you back again :-) Best regards, Ilana

  19. KH

    KateH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Did not have my online reservation ?? We were initially given a table for 4 (6 of us), requested a larger table, waited for an extended period & then sourced a bigger table ourselves. Disappointing start but it was very busy. Rest of the experience was excellent

    The General AssemblyResponded on 4 December 2019

    Hi Kate, That does sound like a disappointing start, my sincere apologies we weren't on top of things from the beginning of your visit. Great to hear your experience improved and your feedback has been noted. I hope we can make it up to you another time! Kind regards, Ilana

  20. BJ

    BrendaJ

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food , the staff were polite and friendly Nice atmosphere and entertainment was just right for a Sunday afternoon

    The General AssemblyResponded on 4 November 2019

    Many thanks Brenda!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience1

    Requested a table Yarra side - got put the opposite side.

    The General AssemblyResponded on 4 November 2019

    Hi there, I'm so sorry to hear your booking request wasn't accommodated - I really hope you had a great time and we can make it up to you next time :-) Best regards, Ilana

  22. RW

    RobertW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    The restaurant was understaffed the day I was there. Slow service, 45 mins for meals. No table service for drinks or meals. Food was basic but ok, pretty much what you would expect for a pub. Would not recommend for a business lunch, it’s noisy but is ok for a casual drinks.

  23. CH

    CarlieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very accommodating for our group that was larger than we booked for. Beautiful food.

    The General AssemblyResponded on 14 October 2019

    Great to hear, thanks for joining us Carlie!

  24. SG

    SiobhanG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Terrific night food and drinks were highly enjoyable on a beautiful mild Melbourne night perfect spot to show our lovely city to out of state visitors. Enjoyed by all.

    The General AssemblyResponded on 14 October 2019

    Wonderful to hear! Many thanks Siobhan

  25. MM

    MoniqueM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went on a Sunday afternoon for lunch & drinks and was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. We got a bunch of share plates and they were all delicious. The atmosphere was good with live music. Was a good vibe. Would definitely recommend to a friend and go back again.

    The General AssemblyResponded on 6 October 2019

    Thanks for joining us and taking the time to review Monique! Delighted to hear you enjoyed everything and we look forward to welcoming you back in again soon. Kind regards, Ilana

  26. M

    Mini

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great vibe! Lovely staff who were very courteous. Thank you!

    The General AssemblyResponded on 5 July 2019

    Thanks for the lovely feedback Mini, delighted to hear you had a wonderful time. I'll make sure this gets passed on to the team! Best regards, Ilana

  27. SH

    SaschH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff here are always so lovely and friendly and the food is always delicious!

    The General AssemblyResponded on 3 July 2019

    Many thanks for taking the time to review, much appreciated! Great to hear you were well looked after by the team and we hope to welcome you back in again soon :-) Kind regards, Ilana

  28. WL

    WooLY

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We bloody loved it, it was our 10 year wedding anniversary spot right near the awesome musician who played a lot of requests. food was great & so were the drinks. we will be back.

  29. T

    Takak

    Brisbane

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks! High price but you wanna pay it for the great quality!

  30. LR

    LindaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our only criticism was the noise level of the musician playing. the music was too loud inside for conversation, our lovely wait staff moved us outside and all was good. PS the musician was very good, no complaints there only we couldn’t talk. PS we were all over 50 : )

  31. DC

    DCMC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Cocktails were tiny for the price (even allowing for city prices). Kids meals were more like toddler meals....4 nuggets and a few chips. Staff were friendly and the location is great.

  32. JW

    JonasW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly, quick service with great food. Will come back.

  33. SA

    SamanthaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    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.

  34. L

    Lucinda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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.

  35. SW

    ShannanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    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!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    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.

  37. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    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.

  38. MM

    MoniM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will definitely be back! Quick and friendly service, great atmosphere and live music was wonderful too! :D

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    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.

  40. HW

    HeatherW

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was Delicious and well presented. Loved the Cocktails. Would Definitely visit again.

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The General Assembly is rated 4 stars by 80 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for The General Assembly

29 South Wharf Promenade South Wharf, AU-VIC 3006

  • Cross Street

    Seafarer's Bridge

  • Area

    South Wharf

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking available in the DFO car park. Please ask our staff for parking discount vouchers.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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