In addition to impeccable interior design that has created a simply stunning dining space, Mr Lawrence offers exceptional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine right on the waterfront. You really can’t beat the views at this Melbourne establishment, and that’s one of the reasons why Mr Lawrence has become such a popular date-night destination and celebration spot. Found on Beach Street overlooking Hobsons Bay, Lawrence is a stunning locale for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Featuring breathtaking views over Hobsons Bay, Mr Lawrence has to be one of Melbourne’s most romantic casual restaurants. Situated along the stunning coastline of Beach Street, the restaurant provides cuisine influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours, and with chef Ashley Richey behind the scenes, you can be certain that you’ll be indulging in Port Melbourne’s highest quality dishes. Frugal diners will be pleased to know that the restaurant offers affordable specials too, like $10 Turkish pizzas on Mondays topped with gourmet ingredients such as pumpkin, spinach, beef sujuk sausage, dukkah, goats cheese, spiced minced lamb and zaatar.
An extensive menu of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes of varying sizes awaits eager diners at Port Melbourne’s Mr Lawrence. From smaller plates including warm marinated olives, pork ribs in an orange and honey glaze with fennel salad, and Persian lamb meatballs with labne, to larger plates like Scotch fillet with autumn roasted vegetables, chicken tagine with dates, toasted hazelnut and sesame and pulled lamb shoulder, the cuisine on offer is nourishing and wholesome. Don’t forget about dessert – the pistachio baklava and sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce are not to be missed. Reservations are a must for this waterfront establishment on Melbourne’s Beach Street.
We had a great night on Monday at the trivia night. The food was as usual very good. We will recommend it to our friends.
The staff are exceptionally friendly and attentive, the food is scrumptious. Great choices for vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Brilliant setting and lovely spot on a sunny afternoon to look over the bay.
The food is great. Lots of good, strong flavours. The view if the bay is really nice. The wait staff are friendly. And the beers on tap are good
Food and service was spot on! My new local and I couldn't be happier :) Great view and perfect to go for a beach stroll to digest the beautiful cuisine.
The food was amazing. Every dish was delicious and fresh. Unfortunately the service was terrible until I believe the manager took over. We were a party of 3. We sat at our table for 25 minutes till we had to ask for menus and water ( all other tables we given them straight away) We ordered drinks to start. We had to wave the waiter down 20 minutes later to place our order. He repeated the order, so all good. The food started arriving but our drinks we ordered prior hadn't arrived. Flagged down the waiter to follow up. They were sitting on the bar waiting to be delivered ( I assume had been there quite a while ) We finished the first 3 dishes . . where are the other 2 ?? which were a salad and fries so shouldn't take 20 minutes longer than the other hot dishes we already had. Flag down the waiter again . . . .I think I forgot to order them was his response !! We flagged down a different waiter to order an addition dish. We expressed our disappointment with the service so far and he replied that he was not responsible for the area we are seated in. . .So, the manager I believe came and took over. She was great, full of personality, energy, checking on us, see if we wanted anything else. It was a great experience from there on . . I suppose, I'm disappointed there was no apology, no offer of service recovery not a free drink or a free dish was offered. Especially when 60% of the evening we endured careless and unorganised service. I think we were unluckly. . I would still highly recommend this venue for the great food and location if nothing else.
The new location for Mr Lawrence is great, with an amazingly large dining room with beautiful views over the bay. The food too is just as good as it's ever been however the service needs some attention. Staff were not observant when we needed attention, busy talking amongst themselves and not providing the right advice when we ordered. This lead us to order side dishes we didn't need when the mains we ordered already included very similar ingredients and lead us not to even touch these items. Better training for the staff on their menu knowledge, sales skills and on how to assist guests to order would improve the overall experience considerably.
As always, good food, great staff in a relaxing environment. The food is always freshly cooked and generous in serve. Mr Lawrence makes great Turkish pizza, meatballs and the best flat bread. The staff are friendly and efficient and keep an eye out for the needs of the diners. The room is warm and cosy with the wood fire and the views are so beautifully Melbourne Ports!
We love Mr Lawrence at the London, and we're lucky to live locally. The food is very authentic and reminds us of holidays in Turkey! We love the specials board, and there's always something new to try - and it's always great! Would recommend this is a good place for an informal meal.
The Valentines dinner at Mr Lawrence could not be faulted. The food was delicious especially the grilled prawns with chermoula and the amazing Moroccan inspired eton mess, the chocolate truffles to finish off, were deliciously decadent. It was the perfect amount of food and good value at $140 for 5 courses.
We had a Birthday party. We were in a big group and there was a little trouble with ordering, service was great, food was beautiful and we had a wonderful night. We all had such a good night. Thank you Mr Lawrence and we hope to see you again soon.