Suburban

4.1
115 reviews
$40 and under
Australian
Our unique venue covers three stories and is made up of five distinct spaces.

The casual Public Bar featuring Victorian beers and wines from our friends in the Yarra Valley;

The Dining Room, creating quality food from locally sourced, and seasonal produce;

The Providore & Bottle Shop, a retail space on selling our locally sourced products, small batch Victorian beers and wine;

The Mezzanine Bar, a small boutique bar and function space, focusing on personalised private events.

And finally the Rooftop Garden, an architecturally designed green space, that offers an outdoor bar and pavilion, surrounded by edible kitchen gardens and our massive timber arbour. Our Rooftop garden can be enjoyed all year round, but understandably it’s operation is weather dependant.

We invite you to come and enjoy yourself in what we hope will become your new local.
What 115 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Ordered a share cheese platter and pasta main, was mystified when they arrived at the same time, with no plates to share the cheese platter which was on a curved wooden tray, was given 1 cheese knife, took ages to get staff attention as they were having a lovely chat together, to ask for 2 side plates- cracked pepper would have been good with the pasta. Food was good portion size and tasty staff need to be trained to serve correctly

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PhyllisY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I think they changed the menu. I had been there before the covid-19. And I loved their duck breast dish very much. So it was a bit disappointed that I couldn't have that again. And also I wonder ,if they change the chiefs as well. Anyway we have a lovely evening there.

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FranC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The menu was limited and when we ordered, two of the meals on the menu were not available, the quality was average. When we finished our main course and were ready to order desert, we were informed that the coffee machine had already been turned off, this was at 8.00pm. So you missed out on 6 people ordering desert and coffee approx $120.
Disappointing experience and we won’t be returning in the near future
Fran

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Jewniur
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Well for a first time experience it was really average. Our booking was at 5 so we ordered ciders and I thought they gonna charge me happy hour price but was charged full prices which was annoying and food for quality was very average too but yeah overall I won't be returning to your place. Thanks

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a lovely venue, lovely staff, drinks were great, we enjoyed our time and understood that with Covid-19 restrictions we only had our table for a limited time and they only have limited staff! And they're obviously doing the best they can under the circumstances. The only small feedback would be that they didn't take our order soon/often enough, given the very limited time frame we had at the table. If you're going during the current restrictions I'd recommend knowing what you want for your first order and ordering when they seat you, because it took a while for them to take our orders so we didn't get to order as many drinks in the time frame as we would have wanted.

KJ
KirstenJ
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating here. Great food experience guaranteed every time.

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SonjaF
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place the rooftop bar could serve more cocktails but overall amazing

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CaseyW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been before but will definitely return. Food was amazing, service was attentive, thank you for a great night post COVID

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LizC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was a lovely space on the rooftop. I had tried to book for more than 2 people but was unable to. I noticed while we were there lots of empty tables ? I guess that's because you are limited to numbers in the space. Hoping to book for a small group from work soon. Thankyou.

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CoraliD
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food. Suburban never disappoints!

MC
MaddisonC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely bar, great service and atmosphere. Really yummy chips !!

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Requested rooftop, booked way in advance. Was my birthday and we were chucked out the front with heaps of people waking past and a lot of noise.

Also was any regular drinks for my notre fussy friends. Having some more soft drink to add with straights would be good

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MaryW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere and pleasant table service. Tables well spaced. Delicious sweet potato chips!

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JackieP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch at Suburban with my mum 2 weeks after lockdown finished. The food was delicious, we shared the duck spring rolls, chips, cod fritters & heirloom tomato salad. The service was great & staff very friendly. Would highly recommend

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RochelleL
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friendly kind servers. The food and drinks were DELICIOUS and the atmosphere was so warm and cosy. We also had a pretty private table down the glass hallway which was a nice surprise 🥰
Thanks for a lovely evening

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Yepyepyep1234
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Honestly we were pretty bummed that when we booked ‘outdoor’ it didn’t count as the rooftop we were hoping for. We were seated outside in the courtyard. A bit sucky, and not very clear.

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BernadetteH
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Booked an indoor sitting and they put us outdoor on the rooftop. They let us order the indoor menu though and gave us some nibbles to make up for the mix up. Overall a good experience.

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RubyM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waited a while for waiters to come and ask us if we wanted drinks and food - never came so we had to call them as they took so long

LM
LukeM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Very polite, efficient staff! Followed covid safety perfectly! Recommend 100%

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overall not a great dining experience.  From the online reservation to paying, there was an issue along every step of the way.  The service was poor and most disappointing was the lack of flexibility from the kitchen to accommodate a dietary restriction.  The ambience and decor is good - about the only thing going for it.

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MS43
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

lovely spot to meet with friends, gorgeous environment! menu was a little bit limiting to dietary requirements (i understand you can’t please everyone)
service was ok, just needed to ask wait staff a few times for cutlery, water etc

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KimS
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’ve dined here a number of times and always good however not a great experience the other night , service not great and food below their standard.

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Estelle
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Within the 1.5 hours we were there, we were only asked if we wanted drinks once. Was hard to get the attention of staff and our "truffle fries" which came out with no truffle, took 45 mins. We had to follow up with staff 3 times.

Understanding the ambience was deflated given the announcement of the stage 3 lockdowns, it was a poor experience. We had booked in last minute to support the already struggling local hospitality venues and we're expecting to have one last positive experience at the Suburban, but we got quite the opposite. Our last visit did not leave us excited to return, once the restrictions are lifted again.

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CassF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were amazing, spaghettini was incredible. Stayed for dessert of apple & pear crumble. Staff were friendly, and I was happy to support a local business during this time!

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RichardP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am blessed to live so close to such a good venue. I love everything about this venue from the food the great beer exceptional staff and particularly the happy hour!!

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals, great ambiance and following all covid rules perfectly.. Felt very comfortable.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were absolutely amazing! My friends and I had a great time! I can’t wait until the beer garden reopens ❤️

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Tv2v
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space to be in for food, socialising, drinking.
Food is delicious.

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RichardP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite place to drink and eat especially if I can co-ordinate to be there during their unbelievably great value happy hour. All their beers are supreme quality and ridiculously good value during happy hour. The spicy popcorn chicken is to die for.

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LADS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A modern, stylish venue with great food and great service. Perfect for dinner dates or group outings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding, service was amazing and food just topped it off! Great to be able to get out and have a meal in a perfect venue. Great work guys keep it up.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was nice, Just a bit salty for me. I like the atmosphere at the restaurant, perfect for couple dating. Highly recommended.

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CaraN
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was very slow we waited 15 min before someone took our drink order. The serloin steak was yuck it had absolutely no flavour for $42

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KayM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Was OK. Pretty average, bit disappointed to be honest. Had a booking at 8.30pm, staff didn't seem to be expecting us (check your online bookings!) Seemed annoyed we had showed up as they appeared to be packing up for the night which made the experience all feel rushed. Wouldn't advise putting chairs on tables ect when your not meant to shut until 11pm. Everything we had to eat was ok, nothing outstanding- sounded good on the menu but not blown away, especially for the prices. Disappointed with the arancini, dry and not much flavor unfortunately.

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Stringbean
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great open dining space with a relaxed vibe. Food was excellent. We enjoyed our night and would definitely go again.

AG
AshleyG
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good variety of choices on the menu, great atmosphere, really enjoyed it

RC
RobC71
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great friendly staff that made us feel welcome. Food was fantastic and great value. A bit of a hidden gem at Eastland but definitely worth it!!

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ill be back
Had a great time
Beautiful staff thanks girls

MC
MelanieC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was a returning customer because of the food. It was delicious once again and the wait staff were very attentive.

SB
StephanieB
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Due to the rooftop being closed the restaurant was extremely noisy due to the bistro area of drinkers.

FAQs

Suburban offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8845 9111.

Suburban is rated 4.1 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

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.