Wilson & Market

4.2
128 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast:
Thursday to Saturday: 8am-12pm
Sunday: 9am - 12pm

Lunch:
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm - 4pm

Happy Hour:
Tuesday to Sunday: 4pm-6pm

Dinner:
Tuesday - Sunday: 6pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(03) 9804 7530
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
We have 2 specific areas for events:


Option 1: Our wine store private dining room accommodates 20-30 guests seated & 60 standing up, complete with private bar & separate entrance. It’s an excellent option for a range of private or corporate events.


Option 2: The terrace bar is an ideal space & ambiance for a fun cocktail event for up to 80 guests. This indoor & outdoor atrium complete with retractable roof has a luxe Mediterranean vibe, private sound system & late liquor licences making this the hottest party ticket in town.
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Private Party Contact
info@wilsonandmarket.com.au: (03) 9804 7530
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Chapel St
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Parking Details
Coles carpark, Prahran carpark and Woolsworths carpark
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Public Transit
Tram route 72, stop 30.
South Yarra Train Station: 10 minute walk.
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Special Events & Promotions
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Express Lunch: 2 course $50; 3 course $60

Our Express lunch offers the perfect glimpse into our delicious spring menu. Enjoy 2 courses for just $50, or 3 courses for $60.

Terms and Conditions: Available during lunch only

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 14 September 2018

Ends: 14 March 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-16:00

What 128 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BW
6 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.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 29 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

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SF
1 review
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.

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OT
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.

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OT
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!

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FL
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.

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J
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.

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

Barramundi sensational. soft and fluffy. kingfish well plated.

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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

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DH
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely relaxing Sunday Brunch. Great food and friendly staff

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N
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”.

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t
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!

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PM
1 review
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.

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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.

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

Disappointing overall. Food choices limited and average.

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TD
1 review
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.

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RT
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.

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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.

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e
1 review
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.

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LC
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

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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.

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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.

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GM
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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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A
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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FG
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.

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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

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GH
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.

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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 !

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SC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

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AH
2 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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YK
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The expected outdoor eating experience was not available
The service was poor; water not replenished
Very little calamari in the dish of that name; parsley salad was tough ; overall dish too spicy

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AB
8 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy a visit to Wilson & Market. Great food, excellent wines and fantastic service.
Especially loved sitting in the bench seat area - not as noisy as other parts of the restaurant.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first visit to Wilson and Market, although my friends raved about it, and I was not disappointed. The service was exemplary - polished by unpretentious. We had a shared meal - I'm a food lover and the flavours and presentation was fantastic. We met for a drink at the front lounge area before dinner which had a great casual vibe.

I will definitely be back - actually going to go there soon with my husband and would definitely feel comfortable recommending it to friends.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful service and nice eatery while visiting the market. Only downside was the calamari was quite rubbery.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amaaaaazing! Portions weren't huge but just means you get to taste more ;)

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