Wilson & Market

4.2
119 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
Acclaimed urban Australian bistro, café & bar.
Amazing steak, seafood, great value cocktails, wine store, craft beers on tap.
Close to the city, shopping & accommodation. Situated at Melbourne’s popular Prahran Market on Commercial Rd, South Yarra.

Open for breakfast Thursday -Sunday.
Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday.
Bar open 12-till late, diverse functions spaces for 12 - 120 guests.

All day dining 12-10pm in our Terrace Bar.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast:
Thursday to Saturday: 8am-12pm
Sunday: 9am - 12pm

Lunch:
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm - 4pm

Happy Hour:
Tuesday to Sunday: 4pm-6pm

Dinner:
Tuesday - Sunday: 6pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(03) 9804 7530
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
We have 2 specific areas for events:


Option 1: Our wine store private dining room accommodates 20-30 guests seated & 60 standing up, complete with private bar & separate entrance. It’s an excellent option for a range of private or corporate events.


Option 2: The terrace bar is an ideal space & ambiance for a fun cocktail event for up to 80 guests. This indoor & outdoor atrium complete with retractable roof has a luxe Mediterranean vibe, private sound system & late liquor licences making this the hottest party ticket in town.
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Private Party Contact
info@wilsonandmarket.com.au: (03) 9804 7530
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Cross Street
Chapel St
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Parking Details
Coles carpark, Prahran carpark and Woolsworths carpark
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Public Transit
Tram route 72, stop 30.
South Yarra Train Station: 10 minute walk.
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Special Events & Promotions


Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 119 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.1
service
4.0
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3.8
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Lovely relaxing Sunday Brunch. Great food and friendly staff

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3.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Very loud indeed. Proper acoustics should be essential. My duck with cumquats main course was of minuscule proportions. More cumquats than duck. I left hungry.
When I visit a new restaurant my simple judgement is “Would I visit again?” Sadly in this case “No”.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Had a fantastic experience. Service was amazing - the staff went out of their way to accomodate my dietary needs and did so with a smile. The food was absolutely delicious - that steak!! Yum!!! Highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Limited menu made worse by them running out of their signature dish by 7:30pm on a quiet Saturday night. Variable service and overpriced. A very fatty and ordinary slow cooked lamb shoulder at $80. Other dishes also lacklustre.

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1.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Really disappointed.
The fit out is modern and the service was good, however the food was completely lack lustre. Did not help that one of the few mains was not available (at 6.30/7.00pm?).
The Banoffee Pie was a modern version that completely missed the mark also-terrible. We were left feeling like we wasted our money.
Sadly we will not be returning- too many other fabulous places to dine at in Melbourne.

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1.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Disappointing overall. Food choices limited and average.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

We booked a special family dinner based on a friends recommendation, so happy we did!
The decor, staff, enticing cocktail, wine and food menus all contributed to an outstanding occasion.
The lamb shoulder and chicken were mouthwatering, the staff knowledgeable and helpful without smothering us.
I would definitely recommend Wilson & Market and will return to sample more from the menu and cocktail list.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Quality food, thoughtfully presented. A true representation of paddock to plate dining . Our waiter was personalable, great with our kids and totally knew his product. When I came unstuck at the overwhelming choice of gin & gin cocktails the bar staff were there in a flash to make recommendations. Overall it was an exceptional dining experience.

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4.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Would get 5 stars but the service is definitely lacking. Drinks and food are excellent....worth the wait. And be prepared to wait. Service is slow and poorly organized. Food carries this place.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

For us a fantastic new find! Food, Service & Atmosphere were great. I can personally recommend the Twice baked Jerusalem artichoke & Roquefort cheese souffle with hazelnuts, wood grilled figs & truffle honey & the Wood-fired Roast chicken with biodynamic gem salad, garlic croutons, pancetta, sweetcorn & tarragon. The Dessert tasting plate was also to die for. The food was superbly cooked and the taste was divine. Service was excellent. For us, it was a fantastic experience and we will return again and again. Thank you to all the staff for great service and great tasting food.

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Had the farm to table menu for a dinner with colleagues
Delicious food and really good value
Plenty of food and service was great

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4.0Dined on 24 June 2018

New favorite restaurant. Great food, service, and aesthetic. Only obvious improvement could be the play list.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Delicious dinner. The set 2 or 3 course meals are great value. The parsnip hummus dish was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

We had the $40 express lunch menu which included 2 courses and a glass of wine.
Value doesn't quite cover it ........there was far too much food!


I had the lamp balls with humous followed by a remarkable pork and fennel risotto which was delicious albeit extremely rich.
My wife a a fish cake which was almost the size of her open hand and 3 cms thick followed by the burger.

Neither of us could finish the food. In future we will only order the one course.

There is a nearby French establishment that does a prix fixe lunch for $35 and the food is the same as the normal menu only smaller portions.It just makes more sense.
As mentioned the portions at W & M were simply too large for a 2 course lunch....and I consider myself a large eater.

Service was generally good and we will definitely put the venue on our list as we are locals and there is a dearth of quality eateries in the area.

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Really enjoyed my first visit to this restaurant. My friend and I went for lunch and found the ambience very pleasant. The "Express" 2 courses with a glass of wine was good value at $40. The menu had many tempting choices and the wine was excellent. The baked spiced cauliflower was amazing and the duck dish, although a tad salty, was delicious. The staff were attentive and friendly and explained the menu as needed. Overall, the experience was impressive.
This restaurant was recommended to me and I shall certainly come back again. Thank you.
Desi

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Great food some of the serves were generous and some small. Good wine list. Staff were good but service was very slow. My fish was a little overdone and cold. Still delicious Ambience is nice but acoustics are terrible and noise is a problem

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

The initial staff person that greeted up was not friendly. I needed to ask if our coats could be hung up.

We order drinks and then we waited 30+ minutes for our first round of drinks - 3 G&Ts and 1 bloody Mary. Not a great way to kick off a meal. A staff person did come and apologise after about 15 - 20 minutes for the delay.

Food was good and came promptly as did the wine that we subsequently ordered.

We ordered dessert and once again a staff member came to apologise for the delay as it seems our order had not been placed or some such thing. Another delay - not a problem as we had been well fed and were drinking wine!

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3.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Food was not that great. The chicken was good. The lamb was a bit dry. The waiter was okay but could have been better.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Second visit, again great friendly service, nice menu and great atmosphere. Will be back again.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

fantastic food, ambiance, service. we will be back, for dinner next time.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Wonderful night out. Wilson and market is our new go to local dining option when we are after something special.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The service was excellent- couldn’t do enough for you - friendly and relaxed

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

The staff were wonderful. The food was authentic, original and very tasty. We are looking forward to going again.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

W&M does food in a way that makes you savour the experience of eating. From the crockery to the service and of course the food, there's a level of care that's often missing from dining experiences. Staff are attentive and conversant in all aspects of the menu, theyre humble and supportive in you ordering what's best for you. I love it here !

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Group of eight staff fantastic at suggesting food and wine ... great night

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Delightful and delicious Good Friday lunch. Great food, music and ambience. Only downside was the moody waitress - having a bad day..

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3.0Dined on 30 March 2018

The expected outdoor eating experience was not available
The service was poor; water not replenished
Very little calamari in the dish of that name; parsley salad was tough ; overall dish too spicy

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Always enjoy a visit to Wilson & Market. Great food, excellent wines and fantastic service.
Especially loved sitting in the bench seat area - not as noisy as other parts of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

It was my first visit to Wilson and Market, although my friends raved about it, and I was not disappointed. The service was exemplary - polished by unpretentious. We had a shared meal - I'm a food lover and the flavours and presentation was fantastic. We met for a drink at the front lounge area before dinner which had a great casual vibe.

I will definitely be back - actually going to go there soon with my husband and would definitely feel comfortable recommending it to friends.

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Wonderful service and nice eatery while visiting the market. Only downside was the calamari was quite rubbery.

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Amaaaaazing! Portions weren't huge but just means you get to taste more ;)

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Food is of high quality, service great. Just lacks a little ambience- perhaps too quiet?

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Went with a group of friends. Half the group were vegetarian. The menu catered beautifully for all. The food was delicious

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Delicious food that looks great but is also satisfying. Generous portions. You definitely don't leave hungry from this restaurant. Service was spot on. Menu structure is a little confusing would be my only gripe. Seemed a bit hard to work out how to plan the meal. The truffled egg polenta was the standout dish for me. Delucious! Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

We went to Wilson & Market for my birthday.
Everyone loved their meal. The chicken, steak, polenta, fish etc...
I think we tried everything on the menu.
A great night. Attentive, knowledgeable and helpful staff.
You can actually hear everyone talking. Fantastic !!
A must visit restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

The 5 course seafood dinner set menu was outstanding, as was the professional service and restaurant design. Loved this place.

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Very enjoyable,professional, high quality.. the right amount of attentive service and discreet observation from a distance.. our first dinner at The brasserie

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2.0Dined on 2 March 2018

12.30 lunch, roast chicken—not ready. Biscotti accompanying coffee— still baking.
Steak sandwich flavours— conflicting flavours from mayo and pickles(too sour) and beef (too salty).
Summer salad of poached tuna— tuna was chewy and dry. Either poach or smoke, not both. Result was almost like canned tuna,only without the tinny or smoked smell.
Woodfired squid salad was delicious, but at $28 for a large, it was quite small.
Highlight was the seaweed butter that came with the sourdough, which was also quite good.
Overall, I wouldn’t recommend. Needs to get their act together before opening for the day, as it does not look good to not have signature dishes available to order.
Otherwise, at least state that pre-order is required, or not available for lunch.

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4.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Wilson & Market had been on my must do list for a while & I was reminded by a friend's positive review.
My husband & I were not disappointed. It delivered on all fronts - friendly professional service, great drinks & wine service, interesting delicious food & presentation not based solely on 'Instagram worthiness'!
We will definitely recommend it to our friends & hope to return to taste more options 😊

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

All excellent but the place is a little noisy as I am finding with the decor of many new fit-outs.

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