Wilson & Market

3.8
133 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Acclaimed urban Australian restaurant & bar.
Amazing steak, seafood, great value cocktails, wine store, craft beers on tap.
Close to the city, shopping & accommodation. Situated at Melbourne’s popular Prahran Market on Commercial Rd, South Yarra.

Open for breakfast Thursday -Sunday.
Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday.
Bar open 12-till late, diverse functions spaces for 12 - 120 guests.

What 133 People Are Saying
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3.8
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3.3
Ambience
3.6
Value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This place is closed down so why are you still taking reservations??????

JO
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We went for lunch on a weekday - the place was only about a third full, but the service was pretty slow. Food good, loved the barramundi with fennel and the orange creme brûlée.

EW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good, serving were in the small side. Dining room was very noisy.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, service and decor, poor acoustics. Overall well worth visiting.

NM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for dinner with my partner and we had an amazing experience. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, delicious food, and yum cocktails. Will be going again!

BW
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I really enjoyed the ambience of the cafe setting, inside and outside. Although the service was a little slow, it made for a relaxing brunch. The food was very tasty.

RB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Overpriced food and drink. Not great service. With the door to outside open, the restaurant area was cold and not a great place to sit

SF
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

A very enjoyable quality alternative to the many food places around the area. Food done well with excellent ingredients and delivered by professional and courteous staff. Highly recommended.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Although they offer late night dining, the experience can be a bit bleak (only table at 9pm on a Friday). Better earlier.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our dining experience at Wilson and Market was divine. We had a wonderful meal filled with flavour and food cooked to perfection. We will be back!

FL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The noise of the band was off-putting - the choice of entertainment is hard to please everyone - but the volume is controllable.

J
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

We went on a cold Tuesday night.
The restaurant had a curtained off area where a talk with a microphone was being given, but the noise came through.
There was one other table of young women who were extraordinarily noisy.
There is no attempt to mitigate noise in the design of the restaurant.
The restaurant was very empty and without atmosphere. This was mitigated by the quality of the service, food and knowledge of the waiter.

s
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Barramundi sensational. soft and fluffy. kingfish well plated.

PS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Service was good
Meagre portion sizes. Almost laughable
We left hungry and felt we had not had value for money
What a pity - ambience of the place is so appealing

DH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely relaxing Sunday Brunch. Great food and friendly staff

N
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Very loud indeed. Proper acoustics should be essential. My duck with cumquats main course was of minuscule proportions. More cumquats than duck. I left hungry.
When I visit a new restaurant my simple judgement is “Would I visit again?” Sadly in this case “No”.

t
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a fantastic experience. Service was amazing - the staff went out of their way to accomodate my dietary needs and did so with a smile. The food was absolutely delicious - that steak!! Yum!!! Highly recommend!

PM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Limited menu made worse by them running out of their signature dish by 7:30pm on a quiet Saturday night. Variable service and overpriced. A very fatty and ordinary slow cooked lamb shoulder at $80. Other dishes also lacklustre.

SB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Really disappointed.
The fit out is modern and the service was good, however the food was completely lack lustre. Did not help that one of the few mains was not available (at 6.30/7.00pm?).
The Banoffee Pie was a modern version that completely missed the mark also-terrible. We were left feeling like we wasted our money.
Sadly we will not be returning- too many other fabulous places to dine at in Melbourne.

HG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Disappointing overall. Food choices limited and average.

TD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked a special family dinner based on a friends recommendation, so happy we did!
The decor, staff, enticing cocktail, wine and food menus all contributed to an outstanding occasion.
The lamb shoulder and chicken were mouthwatering, the staff knowledgeable and helpful without smothering us.
I would definitely recommend Wilson & Market and will return to sample more from the menu and cocktail list.

RT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality food, thoughtfully presented. A true representation of paddock to plate dining . Our waiter was personalable, great with our kids and totally knew his product. When I came unstuck at the overwhelming choice of gin & gin cocktails the bar staff were there in a flash to make recommendations. Overall it was an exceptional dining experience.

M
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Would get 5 stars but the service is definitely lacking. Drinks and food are excellent....worth the wait. And be prepared to wait. Service is slow and poorly organized. Food carries this place.

e
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For us a fantastic new find! Food, Service & Atmosphere were great. I can personally recommend the Twice baked Jerusalem artichoke & Roquefort cheese souffle with hazelnuts, wood grilled figs & truffle honey & the Wood-fired Roast chicken with biodynamic gem salad, garlic croutons, pancetta, sweetcorn & tarragon. The Dessert tasting plate was also to die for. The food was superbly cooked and the taste was divine. Service was excellent. For us, it was a fantastic experience and we will return again and again. Thank you to all the staff for great service and great tasting food.

LC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the farm to table menu for a dinner with colleagues
Delicious food and really good value
Plenty of food and service was great

JW
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

New favorite restaurant. Great food, service, and aesthetic. Only obvious improvement could be the play list.

JD
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious dinner. The set 2 or 3 course meals are great value. The parsnip hummus dish was outstanding.

GM
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had the $40 express lunch menu which included 2 courses and a glass of wine.
Value doesn't quite cover it ........there was far too much food!


I had the lamp balls with humous followed by a remarkable pork and fennel risotto which was delicious albeit extremely rich.
My wife a a fish cake which was almost the size of her open hand and 3 cms thick followed by the burger.

Neither of us could finish the food. In future we will only order the one course.

There is a nearby French establishment that does a prix fixe lunch for $35 and the food is the same as the normal menu only smaller portions.It just makes more sense.
As mentioned the portions at W & M were simply too large for a 2 course lunch....and I consider myself a large eater.

Service was generally good and we will definitely put the venue on our list as we are locals and there is a dearth of quality eateries in the area.

D
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed my first visit to this restaurant. My friend and I went for lunch and found the ambience very pleasant. The "Express" 2 courses with a glass of wine was good value at $40. The menu had many tempting choices and the wine was excellent. The baked spiced cauliflower was amazing and the duck dish, although a tad salty, was delicious. The staff were attentive and friendly and explained the menu as needed. Overall, the experience was impressive.
This restaurant was recommended to me and I shall certainly come back again. Thank you.
Desi

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great food some of the serves were generous and some small. Good wine list. Staff were good but service was very slow. My fish was a little overdone and cold. Still delicious Ambience is nice but acoustics are terrible and noise is a problem

KS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The initial staff person that greeted up was not friendly. I needed to ask if our coats could be hung up.

We order drinks and then we waited 30+ minutes for our first round of drinks - 3 G&Ts and 1 bloody Mary. Not a great way to kick off a meal. A staff person did come and apologise after about 15 - 20 minutes for the delay.

Food was good and came promptly as did the wine that we subsequently ordered.

We ordered dessert and once again a staff member came to apologise for the delay as it seems our order had not been placed or some such thing. Another delay - not a problem as we had been well fed and were drinking wine!

RL
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food was not that great. The chicken was good. The lamb was a bit dry. The waiter was okay but could have been better.

KH
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second visit, again great friendly service, nice menu and great atmosphere. Will be back again.

A
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fantastic food, ambiance, service. we will be back, for dinner next time.

FG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful night out. Wilson and market is our new go to local dining option when we are after something special.

SG
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent- couldn’t do enough for you - friendly and relaxed

GH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were wonderful. The food was authentic, original and very tasty. We are looking forward to going again.

RQ
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

W&M does food in a way that makes you savour the experience of eating. From the crockery to the service and of course the food, there's a level of care that's often missing from dining experiences. Staff are attentive and conversant in all aspects of the menu, theyre humble and supportive in you ordering what's best for you. I love it here !

SC
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Group of eight staff fantastic at suggesting food and wine ... great night

AH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Delightful and delicious Good Friday lunch. Great food, music and ambience. Only downside was the moody waitress - having a bad day..

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