Thirty Eight Chairs Restaurant/Bar

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6 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Cosy
  • Fun
A modern Italian Pasta Bar with an old school style of service

The name Thirty Eight Chairs comes from the age of Gino Forlano (owner and director) at the time of opening.

Located at 4a Bond Street, South Yarra.
Thirty Eight Chairs South Yarra doubles up as a bar during the daytime serving lunch.

For lunch, we offer our menu along with classic Italian panini and piadine.

In the evening, Thirty Eight Chairs offers the most intimate yet lively dining experience across both venues, where delicious dishes meet excellent service.

The staff, who are mainly Italian, help to make Thirty Eight Chairs more than just a dining venue, but a destination.
"Our staff try and transmit a little bit of their home to the restaurant. Cooking and serving is like most things in life, you get what you put in, and with little effort, we have created something spectacular. Thirty Eight Chairs; normal people with Italian passports!” - Gino Forlano
What 6 People Are Saying
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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there. The restaurant itself has a good feel and the staff were welcoming and friendly. Luca, our waiter, was fantastic and recommended a delicious Italian red wine to go with our meal. The food was incredible, not the usual Italian fare. Definitely recommend it.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb experience for NYE and thank you to all the staff for a great night!

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C
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The food was tasty but way too heavy. We couldn't sleep well and when we did we had nightmares😞😞

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

We were not informed that the reassurance was being renovated and in fact we were seated in a makeshift area off the sister, casual lunch venue down the street. Altogether very disappointing, food not the usual standard, ambience poor and service average. Not what Zi have come to expect from 38 Chairs.

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P
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

On the whole a great experience, I didn't realise they were in the middle of renovations. This ruined the atmosphere, I liked the restaurant the way it was!!

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J
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A liittle bit of Italy in South Yarra. Wonderful ambience, excellent food and fantastic service.

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