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44 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9653 1600
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
44 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

About the only problem with Melbourne having so many fantastic restaurants to try is that you are away from your favourite, and the best, for too long. It was so good to get back to Longrain last night before taking in the Wizard of Oz....More

1  Thank Boris S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I just love this restaurant, been there several times. Superb menu, everything is just so tasty and well presented. Service is also impeccable.

Thank AntDav2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit with the same work group. 7 people and we all had the banquet. Just under $70 per head, under $100 for dinner and a few drinks. We had one GF diner who was accomodated perfectly with only one dish he could not try...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a sort of sharing plates kind of thing, which is quite trendy right now, and in danger of being boring. However, I really can't complain as the food, wine and service were all excellent. There's a big choice in Melbourne, but I liked it...More

Thank david h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Longrain oozes class; the simplicity of a well run restaurant with the complexity contained in the fragrant flavours of the food which is beautifully presented. Dining solo is a good experience here, and good for couples and groups. Attentive professional staff. The pork, prawns, and...More

Thank Diana J
Longrain, Guest Relations Manager at Longrain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you very much for your wonderful review, Diana. It was an absolute pleasure reading about your recent experience with us. Our staff do love their jobs and we are very proud to have them all on board and we are very glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for work function, food was excellent, very good service, totally felt in love with this place. Couldn't decide whether I prefer this place or Ginger boy, I liked atmosphere of this place a bit more, definitely going back

Thank Silvie T
Longrain, Manager at Longrain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review Silvie, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, great service. A highlight of this Melbourne trip. The salmon was perfect, the wine list is great.

Thank foodlover4552
Longrain, Guest Relations Manager at Longrain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you kindly for your review- so glad to read that we 'never disappoint!' See you next time you're in Melbourne.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Longrain is all about the food, and it is first rate. It is a large restaurant, and the Saturday night we were there it was full. It didn't impair the service, which was consistently timely and friendly. However, the noise level was such that it...More

Thank greenstOat24
Longrain, Guest Relations Manager at Longrain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your review. It is wonderful to read that you found our service to be consistent and friendly. We are a very busy and noisy restaurant, especially on Saturday nights- thanks for the feedback. We hope to welcome you again some...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We regularly dine at this restaurant when in Melbourne. The restaurant does not accept bookings for small numbers. On the last two occasions, despite advising , we were happy to wait for a table, if one is not readily available, Staff have persisted in trying...More

Thank 5-star-traveller77
Longrain, Manager at Longrain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and we are glad to hear that our food is worth waiting for. We are sorry that you felt we had pushed you towards our bar dining. As we do not take bookings, we are aware that guests would like...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ended up at Longrain for dinner after a show. There was a 35 min wait for a table but we were able to grab a drink upstairs at Longsong and then received an SMS when our table was ready. We were...More

Thank madmotherwhoscraps
Longrain, Manager at Longrain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Longsong and Longrain. Our staff adhere to very strict health regulations and would not use their fingers to stir a drink. Our staff do use blue bandaids that are required for any food or drink prepartion. When...More

Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Questions & Answers
5 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Longrain | Property representative |
Thanks for the enquiry- we are open for dinner every evening. We do lunches for some special occasions such as Mother's Day and during December. We hope to welcome you some time.
Lesley J
17 March 2017|
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Response from Longrain | Property representative |
Hi Lesley, Yes, we are open. Dinner from 6pm on Monday night.
19 February 2017|
Response from Longrain | Property representative |
Hello, unfortunately our meat is not halal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$61
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9653 1600
  • E-mail
Welcome to Longrain, Melbourne. Our menu brings together South East Asian influences with the best Victorian produce. Inspired by the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table, our menu is made up of dishes created for sharing. Large servings and communal tables encourage the spirit of eating together, so you can try each dish as part of a full tasting experience, just as it was intended. The wine and cocktail list is created to work in harmony with the menu's intense and aromatic flavours.
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