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Freyja, Southbank, AU-VIC

Freyja

4.7
4.7
27 Reviews
$41 to $100
Scandinavian
A contemporary, ‘New Nordic’ approach to Australian dining, led by Michelin Star and award winning Executive Chef Jae Bang.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Scandinavian, Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 8688 7141

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jae Bang

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross Street

    477 Collins Street, between King Street and Williams Street

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    5 minute walk from Southern Cross Station - 1 minute walk from Tram Stop 3

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's "Taste of Freyja" Menu

    $180.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sit back and enjoy a 2.5 hour dining experience that captures the best of seasonal produce and utilises Nordic techniques to create a new approach to Australian dining. Over 8 courses, you will enjoy a taste of Chef's selection of dishes, attentively served by our incredible culinary team. Seated at the Chef's counter, looking right into the kitchen, you will see every detail that goes into each dish, many of which will touch the open flames.
  • Large Group Set Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For Groups of 7 - 10, we require your whole party to dine on a $125 set-menu which will be a selection of our best dishes. Share starters Choice entree Choice Main Dessert

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • City Centre

    Best Service

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  1. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a semi-regular visitor to Melbourne, I am always looking for dining places, close by my accommodation. I travel alone and often feel the odd person out when I dine alone. Freya delivered the exact opposite. I was welcomed like a regular, then passed over to Tuesday to look after my drinks & food. I simply cannot say how good everything was and I left feeling well fed and not stuffed like a goose. I sat at a counter overlooking the kitchen, which was a delight in itself, and I had the most marvellous experience. Thank you Freya I will be back
  2. A

    Anonymous

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing concept and food, love the inclusion of Australian native foods into traditional Nordic dishes. Beyond the stunning and delicious food, the beer options that included Nordic craft beer (hello, Omnipollo!) was an absolute treat. Staff and service were fantastic, great information provided on the menu items and background concept. Balanced the “ask how things are vs don’t impose on the experience” ratio beautifully. -1 star based on relatively high prices, although given the current state of inflation it’s not beyond what other fine dining restaurants are charging. 10/10 would go again.
  3. WS

    WesleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has instantly become one of our top favourite restaurants in Melbourne. The service was most notably exquisite. We will be back!
  4. SY

    SeanY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It will be the first place when I visit Melbourne again to dine in. Such an incredible experience with an impeccable food and atmosphere
  5. MV

    MartinV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails, food and service, thank you so much!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable evening very compact but user friendly wine list Only comment about value is that we thought the steak dish at $195 although delicious was quite expensive Overall very good and we will be back
  7. M

    Maxx

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having made the usually fatal mistake of forgetting to book an expensive restaurant for my girlfriend's birthday until last minute... I wasn't expecting to smash dinner out of the proverbial park, but smash it Freyja did. At time of writing, the restaurant has only been open 9 weeks, which explains why we were able to get a booking with relative ease. Don't expect this to continue. Freyja is - in a word - spectacular. The food is heartwarming and homely yet sophisticated and imaginative. It's a perfect addition to the Melbourne dining scene, bringing the preservative-rich recipes of Scandinavia to the antipodes. Everything we ate was delicious, but particular standouts include the outrageously delicious lamb and the remarkably umami squid and bacon pot. Book while you still can.
  8. JZ

    JZF33

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and helpful staff. Great wine selection. Interesting and delicious food! Would recommend.
  9. MJ

    MelindaJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly and super attentive - possibility as we dined really early. Will highly recommend to others for special occasions
  10. Y

    Yuki

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely new addition to Melbournes fine dining scene without the stuffiness. Food was lovely with focus on seafood. The cocktails were quite different and delicious too. Service was top notch and non intrusive. Price I thought was fair and competitive given caliber of food. Only complaint was that I had no idea when I booked the table that there were two separate areas in the restaurant of which only one catered for the tasting menu - something which our table wanted but couldn’t get. We ended up getting most of it by ordering a La carte but this could perhaps been a bit more obvious when booking. Wasn’t a biggy but worth noting.
  11. a

    alan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Long on style and well prepared and presented food
  12. VA

    VictoriaA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    absolutely loved the vibes here! The staff were very sweet, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in how our night was going! We loved looking at the old architecture and gothic details. The smoked oysters in buttermilk were unusual but incredibly delicious, and the lamb and duck were highlights for us! The noise level was a bit loud and we had to raise our voice is quite a bit to hear each other around the table so next time we come here I'd love to see some soft furnishings or curtains placed around the dining area to soak up the sound. Overall amazing experience and amazing service!
  13. D

    Dino

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single dish was delicious. The service was great!
  14. SP

    SophieP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous restaurant, delicious food, not too noisy which is a plus as most places now are super noisy. It is regrettable however that they do not have proper champagne flutes, champagne was served in a wine glass, a big shame as everything else was fantastic.

    FreyjaResponded on 11 July 2022Hi Sophie, Thank you for your review and great to hear you enjoyed your experience. All our wine, sparkling and champagne is served in Riedel glassware. Our Sommelier and management team trialed a vast array of glassware and felt the white/sparkling/champagne glass chosen, was versatile and functional. However, we do take your feedback and will have a further discussion around this when it comes to champagne, specifically. We do look forward to you joining us again Patrick

  15. MF

    MariaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    food and chef amazing. Service needs to find it feet - multiple mistakes made, s
  16. SC

    SallyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff who were attentive and provided excellent advice and recommendations. Wonderful dishes and flavours that were guite exceptional. Already planning a repeat visit
  17. LF

    LuciaF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the 10 courses, great choice for our first time there. Food was amazing, foh very nice and professional
  18. RA

    RossA

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We ordered a la carte and were disappointed with the duck dish while the fish dish was outstanding. Maybe this was due to teething problems as the restaurant is still fairly new.
  19. SB

    SvetlanaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fresh and innovative menu - can’t wait to go again
  20. EB

    EliB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cosy, modern, elegant - one may not expect contemporary Australian to work so well with Nordic influences but this combination is actually so well suited. Lovely food and caring service.
  21. BM

    BradM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Non descript menu and food. Ambience is good furniture furnishings good. Food ambivalent

    FreyjaResponded on 15 June 2022Hi Brad, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. We chose to lean toward a nondescript menu and utilise our front of house team to fill in the gaps and stimulate conversation around the dishes. We will certainly continue to monitor how that's received and, as a new venue, make adjustments where needed. We look forward to having you back, if or when you choose to. Patrick

  22. SJ

    SJC1

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each mouthful was poetry for the palate. Exquisite flavours and textures. We’ll be back for sure. Also loved the beautiful setting with great art. Wait staff out us at ease and were solicitous without getting in the way.
  23. D

    Dinnertime

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Over hyped and didn't really deliver for us. Having to leave a credit card to book is the ultimate slap in the face too. Hospitality really needs to look up the dictionary meaning of hospitality cause it's becoming less and less.
  24. F

    Freya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience, a few new staff, but a great selection of wines and outstanding food. The food came out quickly and is perfect for sharing.

    FreyjaResponded on 16 June 2022Hi Freya, Thank you for your review and your understanding around our new team. Delighted to hear you had a positive time nonetheless. And may I just say, what a great name!

  25. LW

    LinleyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really loved our experience at Freya. Superb food and wine in a brilliant spot in Melbourne. Not the best to go with a larger group unless you're willing to spend a bit more so you get more of everything. Best for two people or at most four. Beef Tartare was incredible - a must get. Looking forward to returning to Freja!
  26. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service and food, only one issue which is the lack of cocktails. Understandable given Valhalla bar is located just downstairs, but being able to order a cocktail at the restaurant itself would've made the experience much more pleasurable.
  27. SP

    ScottyP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute delight. Nordic themed, but with a strong Aussie twist. The Eggplant dish is to die for, as is the air-cured King Fish. But for me, the highlight, besides the excellent service, was the fermented potatoes served with a perfectly cooked duck breast. Save room for desserts - especially the pavlova. Total yummy! This restaurant is going to become a firm Melbourne favourite for me.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Freyja is rated 4.7 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Freyja

477 Collins St, Southbank, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    477 Collins Street, between King Street and Williams Street

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Scandinavian, Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    5 minute walk from Southern Cross Station - 1 minute walk from Tram Stop 3

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jae Bang

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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