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4.7 /6 Excellent 27 Reviews

Meat Me

Oakleigh Greek $$$ +100
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About Meat Me

Dear diners, for groups of more than 10 people, items from the souvlaki bar are unavailable. Only items from the appetisers and mains menu are available. Thank you for understanding.

A lot of people making a restaurant reservation for two or more in the Oakleigh neighbourhood are getting a kick out of telling their friends to meat them at Meat Me, a bold Greek souvlakeri on the corner of Chester Street and the Eaton Mall. With its eye-catching orange and black colour scheme and a clutch of umbrella-shaded tables out front, you can’t miss the place, and should you wander into Meat Me’s orbit you’re bound to be drawn in by the aromatic promise of contemporary Greek-Australian cuisine and a rack full of fantastic wine. Minutes from Oakleigh train station through the suburb’s pleasant, largely pedestrianised retail and restaurant space, Meat Me is a phrase that should be on the lips of everyone in Melbourne.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 01:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:00
Meat Me, Eaton Street 24, 3166 Melbourne

Further Information

We’re entranced by Meat Me’s modern approach to the Greek restaurant in a city filled with Greek restaurants. This souvlakeri stands out from the crowded Melbourne scene with a nuanced menu of Greek dishes, a good selection of beverages with beer and wine from Greece carefully highlighted, and an atmosphere and level of service that surpasses that of many restaurants in Oakleigh. Hopheads should try the Nissos pilsner (there’s also the more common Fix and Mythos), while those wanting to match a meal with a Greek wine will be pleased to know there’s a good handful on offer, including the Mountain Fish, an agioritiko from the Peloponnese.

As is par for the course for any decent Greek restaurant in Melbourne, the menu is designed in such a way as to encourage sharing, sampling and experimenting with a range of dishes spread among family and friends. Whet your appetite with octopus either pickled or char-grilled, the spicy cheesey tirokafteri dip with pita bread, a brace of chargrilled kalamakia skewers, pita bread stuffed with loukaniko sausage from Meat Me’s flagship souvlaki bar, and big open plates piled with meat, sides, dips and sauces. Another popular option for Oakleigh locals who know they can trust Meat Me to deliver when they are looking to book some space at the restaurant’s Eaton Mall premises for a bigger feat is the Meat Me banquet, charged at a fixed price per head. You can also get a smaller mixed grill platter for two or three persons – a great introduction to Meat Me’s interpretation of Greek cuisine.

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CHEF'S CHOICE

27 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 27 Reviews
Noise: average
Quality/Price: great value
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
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1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 21:04

Always go and love the experience, service and most of all the food. Would recommend to others to go and enjoy the same experience that I have when I go

1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 07:28

Food as always was perfect. The only criticism is our waitress never smiled and didn't seem happy. We eat there often and never had a problem.

1 review so far 6
02.04.2017 08:25

I booked a day before on line and I realized the place was all booked up for a weekday night and yet the service was great no waiting hours on end for the food to be served and the dishes were delicious.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 10:40

We booked as a large group of 26 people. The food was delicious, and the service was great. Great value for money. Met Me is a must!

1 review so far 5
14.02.2017 18:51

we were greeted with cool water and ice which was very nice. The meat was delicious, and there was lots of it. The bread was cut small so it was hard to get much meat onto the bread so had a lot of meat but not enough bread. the waitress didn't listen to us properly and didn't get our order right. the food came out very quickly and sadly the chips were cold as they had obviously been prepared earlier and really not nice at all. the overall experience was good. thankyou.

1 review so far 5
29.01.2017 09:08

Excellent tasting food, generous portions for a very reasonable price. Service was very quick and efficient. Vibe in the restaurant and surrounding precinct was electric. Very rewarding experience. Have already recommended to others who have already been to see and taste for themselves. Good online booking system. However we were disappointed that only one card from the Entertainment Book was allowed. As we were a party of four, we brought two cards and were only allowed to use one of them. The EB system is a bit misleading.

1 review so far 1
18.01.2017 08:35

We arrived at Meat Me at 6.30pm. Were seated and served water and given menus. Then we waited and waited and waited to be served. There were at least 5 floor staff, none of which looked in our direction as we tried to get their attention that we were ready to order. Two males stood behind the bar/coffee machine observing the restaurant floor, neither of them looked at all interested in attending to our table or requesting floor staff to attend our table. We finally got someone's attention and said we were ready to order, she acknowledged, went to another table and never came back to ours. We had 4 children under 11 in our group, we were hungry and thirsty. We ended up walking out and going for dinner at another great Greek restaurant up the road, Big thumbs down to Meat Me.

1 review so far 5
20.12.2016 10:25

Great food and prices, backed up by how busy it was on a Monday night. But if a wait for food but well worth it. Noisy but you can hear each other still. Overall, definitely going back again and trying more on their menu.

1 review so far 5
22.12.2016 08:33

GREAT food, but WAY too much of it in the banquet. If we had half the meat that was served it still would have been enough. Lovely staff though, very polite and helpful on a very busy day. Would definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 14:36

Excellent food excellent service for such a busy night you can always count on meat me if you don't have a table booked they will always fit you in will never turn you down

1 review so far 6
03.02.2017 08:51

Awesome souvlakis best in town! We had lamb and hey we're delicious. They use real meat, and fresh ingredients. The pita bread is awesome too. Great food keep it up!!! We are regulars!

1 review so far 4
24.04.2017 07:53

Meat me is perfect for families with young kids. The service is efficient and the food is served FAST. The food is great and reasonabley priced. However it is very loud inside, the music makes it nearly impossible to hold a conversation and this does detract from the experience.

1 review so far 3
18.04.2017 15:03

The food was fabulous as usual! But the staff weren't very friendly. We weren't acknowledged when we arrived having a number off staff just walk straight passed us, we also had to ask several times for our drink and meal orders to be taken. I don't think one staff member ever cracked a smile until the $300 bill was paid.

1 review so far 5
11.04.2017 18:43

The food was absolutely delicious!! Simple, but so full of flavour :) Portion sizes was also very generous! Customer service could be warmer, but was not unfriendly! Overall, would definitely come again :)

2 reviews so far 6
01.01.2017 11:00

Delicious Greek dishes. I can recommend the meat platter and saganaki. However their air conditioning needs to be more efficient. It was incredibly hot in the restaurant.

1 review so far 6
03.01.2017 16:21

Excellent food and service. The servings are huge and delicious. Great to go to an authentic Greek restaurant. Keep up the good work guys & gals.

1 review so far 5
15.03.2017 22:51

The food was good, but the service was slow. Not quite as good as the previous time we went though. Lovely atmosphere, but for Melbourne quite warm, 32oC at 9.00 p.m.

1 review so far 6
28.12.2016 13:43

Best souvlaki and atmosphere in Melbourne. Choice of meats and fillings and drinks list has something for every one. Can sit in doors or outside.

1 review so far 5
06.02.2017 07:47

Food very tasty, excellent service, we will be back it was a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. We enjoyed hearing the waiters sing along with the music.

1 review so far 5
21.04.2017 09:04

The food was very nice, especially the lamb was very juicy. The service was also very fast. We all enjoyed a very good night out.

1 review so far 5
26.01.2017 21:19

waiting staff took our order promptly then left us alone was a very relaxed atmosphere food was good, staff very friendly will be back agin

1 review so far 4
20.01.2017 08:59

Food was delish, however, the surly/no-care attitude of a waitress spoiled our birthday get-together. We decided to have our dessert elsewhere. Disappointing attitude towards guests by this person.

1 review so far 4
13.04.2017 19:42

great alfresco dining with plenty of atmosphere. we were very happy that the kids meals were served up very quickly and pretty good quality. had a great night.

1 review so far 4
21.12.2016 09:27

The food was quite good, however, the service was not up to standard, quite lay back, back ground music too loud we could not hear each other speak

1 review so far 3
15.12.2016 07:53

So So - meat quality ok - not exceptional - service ok - very loud inside almost to a point we cant hear ourselves, over all average.. nothing bad - nothing exceptional

1 review so far 3
11.01.2017 23:00

We had to keep asking for service. It's strange that they have 2 shop fronts. We ordered from one then had to walk across to the other to pay.

1 review so far 3
12.01.2017 10:01

The meat in the souvlaki was cold when it was served to us. It also took about 45 minutes for the main to arrive. Not a fantastic experience.