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Looking for Sat lunch venue in Melb

peppermint_crisp Oct 30, 2012 01:21 AM

Hi all.

I will be in Melbourne in a few weeks to see a show a matinee at Her Majesty's (Exhibition St, near Lonsdale St) and I am looking for a place to have lunch before the 2pm performance. I am hoping to eat about 12pm.

I would prefer something a max 10-15mins walk away from the theatre. Cumulus is the old standby but it would be nice to try something different.

I don't want any Asian food.

I need a place where service is not dragged out due to time constraints but I don't want a basic cafe either.

Thanks, pc.

  1. PhilD Oct 31, 2012 03:31 PM

    We found 12:00 noon on a Saturday to be p effect to grab a bar still at Movida. Good for solo dining and snacking - it is also quite quick.

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      mr_gimlet Oct 30, 2012 03:14 PM

      Easy. City Wine Shop on Spring Street. Then just walk down Little Bourke to Exhibition.

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      1. re: mr_gimlet
        peppermint_crisp Oct 30, 2012 03:22 PM

        I had forgotten about this place. Thanks for the reminder.

      2. p
        peppermint_crisp Oct 30, 2012 01:24 AM

        I forgot to add that this is a solo visit in the event it makes a difference to any recommendations.

        I have no problems eating solo and have yet to experience an issue at restaurants, but just in case... :-)

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        1. re: peppermint_crisp
          kersizm Oct 31, 2012 01:10 PM

          You could always do San Telmo ... but steak before a matinee?

          1. re: kersizm
            mr_gimlet Nov 2, 2012 03:04 PM

            They do breakfasty brunchy things. You could have some sweetbreads and a gewurz.

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