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5.4 /6 Excellent 23 Reviews

House of Lulu White

South Yarra Australian $$$ +100
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About House of Lulu White

Short time or long time, it’s always a good time – this is the mantra behind iconic Melbourne spot, House of Lulu White. While the space has undergone some serious transformations over the years – from house of disrepute, Paradise Girls, to Sth Central Social & Dining – House of Lulu White’s rich and colourful history has made it what it is today. This is one of Melbourne’s most chic and stylish places to eat and drink, with a blend of Australian and Asian influences gracing its enticing menu. So, whether you’re naughty or nice (as the menu suggests) you’ll be in for a wild ride at this South Yarra spot. Open for brunch, lunch and cocktails, House of Lulu White on Yarra Street is an experience you won’t forget! Just ensure you book ahead, because reservations are essential.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 07:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday 07:00 - 16:00
  • Friday 07:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 16:00
House of Lulu White, Yarra Street 4, 3141 Melbourne

Further Information

The story goes, that sitting atop the South Yarra train station, young schoolboys would applaud the gentlemen leaving the rooms of the Paradise Girls, a house of disrepute. And, while a lot has changed over the years, the fascination with this iconic Melbourne space has remained the same. Nowadays however, this red brick factory has taken the name of the former madame, and it has been transformed into one of Melbourne’s best and brightest foodie spots. Splashed with powder pink paint, neon signs of plump lips and distressed leather banquette seating, House of Lulu White is taking interior design to a whole new level.

But what about the menu? While it's definitely got an Australian twist to it, you won’t find any run of the mill smashed avo or scrambled eggs at the House of Lulu White. Instead, if you’re feeling naughty for brunch, sample the buttermilk chicken and waffles with maple nahm prik and coriander or smoky bacon breakfast ramen with an egg, crispy pork belly, soba noodles and wasabi oil. For later in the day, we can’t get enough of House of Lulu White’s pan-fried gnocchi with smoked salmon tartare, pickled beetroot, lemon and poached egg, or the flat iron steak baguette with roast onion, cavelo nero and whited smoked cheddar. Whether it’s for coffee and brunch or for a night of revelry with endless espresso martini’s, House of Lulu White is one spot that definitely requires a visit. Located on Yarra Street in South Yarra, this is one Melbourne spot where discretion is (not) required.


23 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 23 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
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47 reviews so far 6
14.08.2017 11:51

Great brunch spot in South Yarra, always got something a little bit different on the menu. Service is amazing! Highly recommend brunch on Saturdays

1 review so far 6
07.06.2017 07:56

Great friendly service and the food was amazing with variety on the menu. Very reasonably priced and we had a great night out in a warm friendly atmosphere.

1 review so far 6
28.05.2017 20:29

That staff are Veryy attentive and knowledgeable, perfect location, the food was amazing! Will definitely be back! Thank you so much for a Fantastic day! Highly recommend

1 review so far 6
25.05.2017 10:31

Great food, great service, fantastic cocktails all you can drink cocktails (for $30!!! bargain). I had the smashed avo, which was delicious. In fact, I'm going back this Saturday to try the breakfast gnocchi!

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 19:42

What a top little spot hidden up alongside the railway line. Relaxed funky atmosphere, delightful staff who are attentive and conversational but not intrusive and the food is fantastic - not a foot wrong across a couple of starters and mains. Had never heard of the place previously but would certainly recommend it now.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 10:40

We had a great time. The food was yummy and the staff very welcoming. Also Kudos to the bartender on the night. I asked for a smokey old-fashioned, unfortunately they didn't have any heavily peated whiskeys on hand but they improvised with a young Tasmanian whiskey and a smoke gun. :D

1 review so far 5
20.03.2017 09:13

Amazing food, and great service. Really good value for a Sunday morning brunch, and will definitely be coming back. The Bottomless Breakfast Cocktails are a nice concept (that I miss from many American brunch restaurants). And the food is steps above normal cafes, with not costing much more.

1 review so far 5
12.05.2017 14:54

The ambience of this restaurant is brilliant (considering they're located across the road from the train station). Great food, cooked to perfection with professional staff. The only downside- their dessert menu was a little slim on options for those of us who don't partake in alcohol

2 reviews so far 2
11.06.2017 14:09

Food ok but when you're freezing cold (seriously, get some proper heating system), sitting with a thick winter jacket, it's quite hard to enjoy the experience. Half empty restaurant and they couldn't manage the two groups of six that came just as we were eating our main. Having a hassle on both sides on what was meant to be our romantic once-in-a-year-dinner-out is not exactly what you want. Waitress did not really know what the dishes were about. Also, the drink menu leaves nothing for those wanting a nonalcoholic drink. Big disappointment overall and we we left without the dessert to avoid any further inconvenience.

1 review so far 6
01.05.2017 09:51

South Central is not only a beautiful dining experience with delicious food - but the service is 10/10! Leigh is a star and made sure we were well looked after. Couldn't recommend South Central more!

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 12:58

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Sth Central. Very relaxed, welcoming and the food delicious. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. We will be back.

2 reviews so far 6
19.03.2017 08:20

Sensational food. Great ambience. Attentive staff. Quality all the way. Reasonable prices. Top shelf! Do yourselves a huge favor and give this place a try. Highly recommended indeed.

1 review so far 6
10.03.2017 11:04

Wow what a place. Food was delicious and the service attentive. Would definitely go back. The king fish entree and barramundi main are a must have. Enjoy!!!

11 reviews so far 6
20.03.2017 11:43

We went there fore a team breakfast. The location is very conveniently located. The food was good and service was fast and efficient. Will gladly go back.

11 reviews so far 6
09.05.2017 19:04

Tried out the lunch menu. We had chicken salad, Gnocci and some fries. All tasted fantastic. We will be back soon to try their dinner!

1 review so far 6
13.05.2017 11:02

We had heard good reviews. The food was sensational and even better than we expected. The service was impeccable and we will definitely be back

1 review so far 5
16.02.2017 12:40

Great Location, nice Ambiance. Excellent service from the lovely Lianna and a overall good experience. The blue cheese is actually very nice, steaks are good, Fish is excellent!

2 reviews so far 5
26.03.2017 18:39

Friendly, attentive and excellent service. Food was great too. We mixed and matched the meal. The vegetable side dishes were a highlight. We would definitely dine there again.

1 review so far 5
31.12.2016 07:36

Good service and great food. Salted rib eye was our favourite. Feels like a local gem. Worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood of South YarrA.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 16:24

Lovely restaurant with great food and attentive staff, but a relaxed atmosphere. Went for dinner, but would be keen to try it for breakfast too.