Ginger Olive Restaurant and Grill

38 Manchester Ln, Melbourne 3000
$$$ Bar-B-Q

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 38 Manchester Ln, Melbourne 3000
  • Cross Street: .
  • Cuisine: Asian | Australian | Bar-B-Q | Desserts | Hamburger | Pasta | Seafood | Steak | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 435889768
  • Features: Late Dining, Organic Ingredients, Winning Wine List,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Lunch - Indoor 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch - Outdoor 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Indoor 5:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dinner - Outdoor 5:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Lunch - Indoor 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch - Outdoor 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Indoor 5:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dinner - Outdoor 5:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
Lunch - Indoor 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch - Outdoor 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Indoor 5:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dinner - Outdoor 5:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
Lunch - Indoor 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch - Outdoor 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Indoor 5:15 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Dinner - Outdoor 5:15 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Lunch - Indoor 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch - Outdoor 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Indoor 5:15 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Dinner - Outdoor 5:15 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.74 out of 5 stars based on 438 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 21, 2022
JOY R.
I have dined here 3 times. Each time the food and service are impeccable. Couldnt recommend this restaurant high enough. Amazing food, amazing service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 16, 2022
Allen T.
So glad that we now have a quality, good value food option so close to Flinders Street station, will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2022
Julie M.
A hidden gem. Lovely food and service and really close to the theatre. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2022
Kerrie A.
Amazing food and service! Would definitely visit again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 09, 2022
Deb S.
Loved everything about Ginger Olive. Fabulous service, sensational food and drinks, beautiful cosy ambience. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 06, 2022
Jade D.
Food was fantastic and amazing cocktails.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 04, 2022
NICOLE C.
Lovely restaurant, the food was absolutely delicious and great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 29, 2022
Lynn O.
What a great place. Food absolutely delicious and staff are wonderful.

Overall: 10/10
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May 19, 2022
Jason H.
Amazing food service was spot on and great spot

Overall: 10/10
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May 07, 2022
Madonna S.
My fourth and still exceeded my expectations! I would still come back for more in the future! Great food! Great ambiance! Great experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 16, 2022
Damien C.
Food was fantastic and staff were friendly! Food served in great time, will definitely come back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 07, 2022
Dianne L.
Wonderful friendly Staff.. Delicious food.. Will definitely dine again

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2022
Kristy B.
Absolutely amazing food yet again, highly recommended for anyone.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2022
Sally F.
Great food , attentive staff and good atmosphere. Food was delivered quickly. We had the BBQ rib platter for two which was good value and tasty. Would definitely recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2022
Joy d.
Great food. Great service. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
Kathy W.
Great food and fantastic service. Will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 17, 2022
Christopher L.
Great food and location. Friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 14, 2022
Maree O.
We had a great night, the food was terrific and the service was also terrific. I would definitely come back

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 12, 2022
Nathan C.
Wow, this place did not disappoint. Food was exceptional and the service was just as good. Will definitely be going back.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 25, 2022
Nikola C.
We loved everything! Such good food! Service was wonderful too!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 25, 2022
Stephen P.
Fantastic food Great service

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 19, 2022
Stephanie T.
Ginger Olive is small and quaint, the staff go above and beyond customer service, and the food is Devine. I highly recommend!!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 18, 2022
angela s.
Fabulous food snd great service will definitely go again

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 04, 2022
Richard F.
Service was friendly and fast. Great place to eat before heading to a show. The food was delicious. The Ginger Olive Platter was plenty of food for 2 and the flavours were amazing. Thank you for a great customer experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 01, 2022
Olivia R.
My partner had the steak and it was absolutely delicious, I had the chicken and mushroom pasta and it was so good. Definitely will be coming back and recommending!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 31, 2022
Alicia R.
Amazing food. The staff were so lovely and friendly. Would highly recommend to family and friends.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 30, 2022
Debbie O.
Super fast & friendly service! Delicious food & cocktails, great value for money

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 19, 2022
Siamak A.
Welcoming, clean, accommodating and delicious food. Couldn’t ask for more.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 25, 2021
Deni C.
Can't wait to go back again - Great experience all round!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 24, 2021
Michelle L.
It was our first time at this restaurant. We were a group of 5 work colleagues celebrating with a year-end lunch. The food was amazing - we got the Ginger Olive platters and the dessert platter. Service was attentive and courteous - amazing really. The coffee was excellent quality - high praise from someone who lives in Melbourne! I ordered a bottle of local Pinot Noir which I thought was just okay. The ambience of the restaurant is elegant and charming on the inside. There is also an outdoor eating area covered by a canopy, but we chose to be inside side Melbourne weather can be unpredictable. Overall I thought the meal was good value equally A$55 per person and that included a bottle of red wine, mains, desserts, plus barista-quality coffee. For Christmas time, this is very good value in Melbourne.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 20, 2021
Hung D.
Service, communication and food was perfect in every way. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2021
Corinne R.
The service was wonderful & the food was really good. The meat was so tender. I have already made another booking for pre theater this weekend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2021
Joanne P.
Very nice meal and staff.. Definitely will be back again..

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2021
Ahmed H.
Delicious food and cocktails

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 07, 2021
Jan K.
They were very understanding that we would be late because of Metro delays. We enjoyed the share platter but would like more salad. Service was prompt knowing we were going to the theatre. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2021
Nicole G.
A perfect Melbourne laneway dining experience. Food was excellent and the staff could not have been more accommodating and friendly. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 30, 2021
Jeff M.
Great food and great service. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2021
Jessie Y.
A very personalised service by owner

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 16, 2021
Chris W.
Terrific food and service - thank you.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2022
Sam C.
Great restaurant and amazing food. Loved it

Overall: 9/10
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May 28, 2022
Suzanne C.
The pork dish quite tough but otherwise all excellent. Service was very professional and attentive and fast. Thankyou!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 23, 2022
Rebecca K.
Can’t fault the service and the taste of the food. Just thought for the price, could have had a little more meat on the plate. But. I would go back!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 24, 2022
Jodie B.
Lovely atmosphere, lovely service and lovely food. We were a party of 4 and all of us really enjoyed our experience at Ginger Olive.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 22, 2022
Joy C.
Great service, food was great, prices are reasonable.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 06, 2022
Graham D.
Our first visit but not out last. The lunch-time specials are amazing value and delicious as well! Service was very professional and coffee first rate. My only suggestion is that the wine list needs some more work. A few more choices would help. Five stars.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 04, 2022
Graham C.
Lovely little restaurant, lovely food, quick and pleasurable service. Will go again when we visit the city

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 19, 2021
Gretchen G.
Great food, loved the service. A little loud inside - I would sit outside next time. Definitely going back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 06, 2021
Kerrie C.
Lovely little restaurant in the heart of the city with great food and excellent service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 18, 2022
Allan R.
I would prefer that the public holiday surcharge be factored into the pricing for items over the whole year, so that it's not a bill annoyance when you get your bill. I find it unfair that I pay so much more on a public holiday than on other times of the year. It's a business cost so cost your business accordingly. It's seems businesses are taking advantage of the extra customers generated on public holidays to get a little extra cash. On the plus side the food was fantastic. We had a platter for 2; Great taste, texture and flavours. Will definitely consider eating there again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 06, 2022
Jessica A.
Nice selection of meat on the platters. A little more on the pricey side but a nice restaurant.