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Vons Restaurant & Bar

78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“garlic bread” (18 reviews)
“surf turf” (3 reviews)
“lobster tail” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, International, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We dined in several steak restaurants during our 1 week stay in Melbourne. The steaks in Vons were the worst of all. We just wondered where Vons purchased these low quality steaks. When we visited the Victoria Market, the steaks sold there were amazingly good...More

Thank simfung
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

If I could give a 0 I would. Do not get fooled by the free drink and $7 entrees/desserts. Menu said steak came with mushroom sauce but came out with a different sauce. When questioned they bring out a drop of mushroom sauce saying that's...More

Thank Brody O
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Sitting in Hardware Lane was a meal time highlight with good atmosphere and music in the background. The meal was good without being spectacular. I would have no hesitation to have a meal here again.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

There are some great places to eat in Hardware Lane.....Vons is NOT one of them. Many promises touted to you to entice you in, but the food was very, very ordinary. While other places were buzzing, Vons was relatively quiet, we should have read the...More

Thank townsendcalling
Reviewed 20 February 2018

They coaxed us in with a menu that looked ok and "FREE first drinks" that was the last drink we had offered, which in our case is stupid as we like a drink or 3 and there is money to be made. I had a...More

Thank grassrootsman
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Reasonably priced Italian with good service. We visited on Valentine’s Day and had no problem getting a table. Warmly greeted and free drink to start with.

Thank M6452ZBalanb
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Like many others we were hooked in by the owner's promise of the best prices in the alley and complimentary garlic bread glasses of wine. The garlic bread was four small pieces that were warm but not toasted and not particularly good. The wine was...More

Thank djax0n
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Stumbled into this restaurant in a myriad of italian restaurants in hardware lane. The boss seemed friendly and definitely pushy to get customers like any italian restauranteur in Italy. Got a free glass of wine and $7 entre. I got the fettuccine marinara. It was...More

Thank paulcP3788PA
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The food was cheap and small serves. The prices were very expensive for the quality. The worst thing is the waiters did not have sufficient English to explain the menu. They also handled the cutlery by the tynes (bit you put in your mouth )....More

Thank David F
Nina F, Manager at Vons Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry for your experience. We would like to know more details. If you like to contact us, please send to this email info@vonsrestaurant.com.au which would be helpful. We would like to improve and fix the situation. Thanks!!

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We each had pasta for dinner, the pasta was under cooked and the sauces runny and tasteless. The free drinks and cheap entreè and desert kind of helped lessen the disappointment. The Egiptian spruiker micro-managing the waitresses was awkward. We actually asked if he was...More

1  Thank jedimullet2002
Nina F, Manager at Vons Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for the feedback, we are sorry for your experience. Could you please contact us via this email info@vonsrestaurant.com.au? so we can discuss your experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 6196001042
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