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dined on Sat, 14 Jul 2018

Service was very slow and we waited an hour for the food although the restaurant wasn’t crowded

dined on Wed, 11 Jul 2018

Excellent food and service, definitely back for family dinner again.

dined on Wed, 11 Jul 2018

The staff were friendly but there was some inconsistency with how they approached the table. After ordering, we were told multiple times that certain items weren't available and had to reorder. This was okay, but different waiters would come up and be confused as to what was going on which resulted in us having to explain the situation again and again. The charcuterie board, cheese and wine were amazing as well as the salmon but the lamb tasted a little burnt. The cheesecake we ordered did not specify it had nuts, however it did. Slightly careless on my part not to ask but I'm allergic to nuts and it caused discomfort. The waitress was apologetic and removed the wine from the bill which was nice, but certain things about this experience make me sceptical about returning.

dined on Mon, 9 Jul 2018

First time dining there. Sorry to see the short of floor staff running around forgetting orders! No free bread rolls & butter with main course we had to pay for it. We ordered bread rolls & butter for $4 together with entrees and we finished our entrees and our bread hasn’t arrived! We had to ask twice to remind the waitress as she kept forgetting. Eventually the bread arrived which consist of 2 tiny mini round rolls & one se be of butter & that’s $4! After main we asked for desert menu, some warm water which the waitress kindly obliged, however nothing to be seen & we had to keep chasing them & remind them to bring the desert menu, after ordering desert, waited almost 30min but nothing arrived, we asked another waiter who told us the desert wasn’t put thru yet! Again aked for a share cutlery for the desert but never arrive, I had to go personally to help myself with the cutlery, get my own bill. Nice restaurant & beatifully decorates but pity the service is lacking as everyone works under the pump & only 2 chefs cooking everything for the entire restaurant! If the boss is hoping to save some $$ from labour the service level is going to be compromised unfortunately! Will I be back? Absolutely NO!!

dined on Sun, 8 Jul 2018

food - small serving atmosphere - very good

dined on Sat, 7 Jul 2018

If not for the 50% off food special would have been even more disappointed. Having the oysters to start - awesome...as were the other entrees. The "common" calamari one of the best I've had. Sadly the fish was the nicest of the Meat. I asked twice if I ordered my $65 500gm porterhouse medium rare, it would be medium rare...they even spend half a page in the menu explaining the cooking temperature. Guess what - it was closer to medium well. No offer to replace. Sadly, just another eatery along this expensive SouthBank/Wharf area that cant get an expensive steak cooked right. Better stick to the suburbs where parking is free.

dined on Wed, 4 Jul 2018

Very enjoyable meal, the ribs were outstanding

dined on Wed, 4 Jul 2018

need to improve service otherwise steaks are great

dined on Tue, 3 Jul 2018

We are regulars in The Meat Market and food is always great, meat cuts are lovely and nicely cooked. Major disappointment last night though. Service was a major let down, for a restaurant where the steak starts at $60 you cannot afford the waiter to: try to substitute the wine you ordered for a cheaper version, forget you ordered two different mains, not once come round to check whether you need anything or whether everything is fine. Also it is not acceptable to wait 30 minutes for a steak. I know they employ a lot of working visa holiday makers but surely at these prices they should be able to be more selective in their staff choice.

dined on Mon, 2 Jul 2018

Attentive and friendly service. Steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. Desserts were also a highlight. Would definitely return.
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LUNCH RIVERSIDE available Monday to Friday, 12 - 3PM One Course $20 | Two Courses $29 includes a glass of house wine, pot of beer, cider or soft drink
16 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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About South Wharf Meat Market

Dedicated to the flavours of an open flame grill, Meat Market is the ideal spot to sample the best meats Victoria has to offer. Meat Market offers pasture fed beef and lamb from some of Australia’s best ethical producers, as well as locally sourced chicken and seafood. The open kitchen means guests can get up close to the culinary action before enjoying some of the best steak in Melbourne.

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