The Budgie Smuggler

4.4
22 reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary Asian
The Budgie Smuggler specializes in your favourite cocktails, ice-cold tap beers, great Australian wines and offers a tasty, Asian fusion hot and cold food menu.
Budgie Bar boasts an industrial style fit-out in a converted warehouse, looking out onto the floor of our classic car showroom. Curated DJ sets will be a regular fixture at your new local, setting the vibe to socialise.
The perfect place to begin your night out, catch up with friends or cap off the working week; The Budgie Smuggler is your new Ringwood nightspot.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.4
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and staff

MM
MicheleM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue , cocktails are amazing and cheese burger spring rolls were the best ,great place to catch up with friends

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NatashaD
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fantastic afternoon's gathering with friends at the Budgie Smuggler.

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Bianca
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great! Only bummer was not being able to pay for drinks separately and having to put on a tab system. Was very messy at the end

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food and amazing cocktails. Would recommend dining here to others.

NM
NicoleM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food is amazing! Love being able to share and order multiple times. The 3 hour time limit is brilliant also.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Delicious cocktails, but average service and no split bills which is very difficult in a big group. Food was also average. A few times they bought our table the incorrect items & these were on the bill at the end so it was messy to sort out.

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JeanS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress we checked us in was very attentive courteous and friendly really appreciated her kindness and time

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Sleepy
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great setup good food and drinks!
And wonderful energetic and polite staff!
Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

10/10 - Would definitely make a habit of visiting more often! Our only criticism would be the wait time from arriving for our 8pm booking to being seated (40mins) BUT in saying that, the staff were just doing their best in what seemed like a topsy turvy night. They went above and beyond in terms of service (super friendly, offered the first round of drinks on the house) and made sure we were well looked after over the course of the night. The food and cocktails were delicious and at a reasonable price point. I love that they implemented a QR code for their menu too!

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Goer2
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was on the slow side (COVID restrictions meant you cannot go to the bar, had to wait for staff and for drinks)
Really disappointed they ran out of prosecco. This has happened before. Clearly they need to stock up more!
Other guests loved the cocktails.
That aside, great venue, music and food

HG
HayleyG
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Was really looking forward to our first dinner out since lockdown and very disappointed to have been seated in the car park.

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Jack
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my in-laws here. We had a delicious dinner and lots of fun cocktails. We are all organising to take more friends and family there again asap. Can not wait to try more of their cocktails!

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VickieP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people were friendly and Harry was a great waiter and was prompt and requests were meet.
Can’t wait to go back when we can mingle a bit more

RS
RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were great and perfect cocktail food.
Service was outstanding.

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ebstu
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails, such an amazing vibe and really lovely servers

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Tayla
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We were sat outside in the alley way. No atmosphere, no lights and no music.

BC
BronwynC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was very slow. The fact we couldn’t split the Bill made paying extremely difficult

NL
NoraL
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous decor, friendly staff and the best place in Ringwood to have some delicious food and cocktails! 10 out of 10!!! If you haven’t been you don’t know what your missing!

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Karina
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time attending, and I don’t think it’ll be my last!
Cocktails were so tasty and smooth :)
Food was delicious.
Music was pumping!

Cool vibe all round xx

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Kimberley03
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible experience coming back into a bit of normality! With a spacious fit out we were able to enjoy a meal & drink with friends feeling safe & hygienic but not sterile. They had a DJ playing & were so kind & tentative :) We'll definitely back!! Oh & those cocktails are to die for - thank you :)

SJ
StaceyJ
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panko prawns
Passion fruit pineapple cocktail
Fired chicken bao

FAQs

The Budgie Smuggler offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0473 351 601.

The Budgie Smuggler is rated 4.4 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

The Budgie Smuggler does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://store.thebudgiesmuggler.com/products/the-budgie-smuggler-store-e-gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.