About Mr Lawrence
Dear diners, if you’d like to book a table for Mother’s Day (Sunday the 8th of May), please contact the restaurant directly.
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.
- Monday 12:00 - 20:00
- Tuesday 12:00 - 20:00
- Wednesday 12:00 - 20:00
- Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
- Friday 12:00 - 20:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 20:00
- Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
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.
The food was delicious, the table very comfortable and the service was excellent, they gave us time to enjoy our conversation without interrupting and brought everything spot on. If anything it was a pity that some of the entrees only brought 3 items instead of 4, but we loved it overall.
Great food love the turkish pizzas and miss the watermelon salad but the cucumber salad was delish as well. Service is always good highly recommend
Great food and great service, we come here at least 3 times a month. They have recently also changed the menu , some new things to try but all great.
I just love this place Food is so incredibly tasty The minced lamb pizza is to die for Service is great Really nice to share plates with friends It's just the best ever
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.
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.
I am a regular at Mr Lawrence and always enjoy dining there. This was my first time at the new venue and it was light, fresh and comfortable. The service is friendly and not obtrusive. The menu was delicious as always. My girlfriends and I thoroughly enjoyed our night.
Great ambience love the decoration at the new home of Mr Lawrence Food is great menu still the same one of my absolute favourites is the Vegetable Tagine with Zucchini fritters . We are regular visitors to this wonderful place with its beautiful view .
We had a lovely girls catch up. Initially, We were missing our fav summer menu dishes, but thoroughly enjoyed cauliflower fritters, Moroccan fish cakes, pork belly and the pumpkin dip was amazing. Very friendly service. Love that Mr Lawrence is a local for us!
After very short notice Mr Lawrence accommodated our group of 13 adults and four children. The service and food was great. We left it to the kitchen to provide our group with a selection of sharing plates and everyone loved their choices.
Mr Lawrence is always a great night the atmosphere, the buzz, great service and the food is superb just when you think that's it with a good meal the temptation to eat their amazing desserts is just too much to deny.
We enjoyed a great family dinner together at Mr Lawrence recently. There's a great range on the menu with added daily specials to choose from. Service was quick and very attentive (a bit overly so at times). Loved the cauliflower fritters and pizza the best.
We visited for Saturday lunch with a group of friends and had a lovely time. Delicious food and outstanding service. We all decided we will definitely return. Mr Lawrence is a winner!
Food was good. Service was slow and we felt a little like we were left constantly waiting to order. Not sure if it was because we were sat in the back room, but wasn't up to the usual standard we are use to at Mr Lawrence.
Mr Lawrence never lets us down. We went for rubber on our wedding anniversary and as always there was great service and food. One of our favourite restaurants in Melbourne.
Authentic food with wide variety to choose from. Very generous portions of lip smacking awesomeness. I had the pulled pork and lamb shoulder, they were simply amazing. Plenty of tap beers to choose from. Food Price is well set, the view is amazing esp in summer and very courteous service staff. Definitely coming back to further explore other delicacies.
We loved this place. The food, ambience and staff were all great. Well done Mr Lawrence! It was our first time here and we look forward to going back!
Fantastic venue & delicious food. We are regulars at Mr Lawrence as we always know we will have a good time. Great to go with a group of friends
The new location is great - more spacious and the views of the bay are better too. We ordered three dishes and the waiter/kitchen (we were not asked) assumed it was all to share; it wasn't all to share - just the salad. The food was enjoyable - especially the feta and water melon salad. Overall, it was a good experience and we will continue to dine there.
Mr Lawrence is a fabulous restaurant with wonderful and delicious food. There are so many great items and a wonderful wine list too. The service is excellent too.
We had a fantastic lunch at Mr Lawrence, beautiful view and the pizza's were excellent. Best Sticky Date I have had for a very long time and coffee just how I like it.....strong!
Fabulous food and even better service. The recommended shared dishes were spot on. Mr Lawrence never fails to disappoint and would recommend eating here in a heartbeat.
Mr Lawrence has excellent food, good and attentive staff. The views are gorgeous . The Monday pizza ten dollar deal must be the best casual meal around.
Beautiful food and atmosphere at Mr Lawrence. The service was also top notch. There is nothing better than looking out over the Tasmanian Ferry at Station Pier.
The food at Mr Lawrence is very good. Highly recommend the squid and the meatballs. Prices for wine are on the high side but there is a nice selection to choose from.
Great atmosphere, exciting food and amazing staff! If you're looking for sonething just a little different, but easy and very inviting..you can't go past Mr Lawrence
Excellence food and service. Not a scrap left on any plate. Excellent for sharing. Great night had by all. Well done to all at Mr Lawrence.
As always we had a pleasant visit with lovely food at Mr Lawrence. Friendly waiter again. Monday cheap pizza night a favourite with all of us.
Always love going to Mr Lawrence, their food is relaxed and friendly. My only feedback was the staff seemed less friendly than normal. Am sure this was just a blip as not experienced before and will be back.
Nice bright new premises - we sat upstairs and the open balcony with bay views was great! Food is always excellent at Mr Lawrence, no matter where they are sited!
The food at Mr Lawrence is fantastic every time I've been! Would definitely go back and probably will in the near future. Highly recommend it.
Hello! Myself and 4 girls from work enjoyed a lovely meal at lunch. The service was good and the food was amazing, generous servings and packed with middle eastern flavor. I highly recommend going here for a Turkish Feast! I look forward to another meal at Mr. Lawrence soon! :)
We had a big group of 11 people for dinner; and as always at Mr Lawrence the food was delicious and staff were very attentive
Mr Lawrence's food is fantastic, but tonight, being a Monday was supposed to be $10 pizzas. Three were charged at $10 and one at $19 something - which was a disappointing end to an otherwise great evening.
Delicious selection of Middle Eastern dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. The staff go out of their way to make ordering easy and adjusting dishes to suit diners wiith special requests. Port Melbourne residents are lucky to have this restaurant on their doorstep with such great views of the sea.
I had dinner at the restaurant on NYE. The food was delicious, I particularly enjoyed the pork belly special, and it came out very quickly. The service was very good and it was all reasonably priced. I am definitely going back and have already recommended it to my friends.
Hi there, you guys were not busy today when we dined with you, we asked for our meals to come out together, but I had mine a full 10 minutes before my Partner did very dissapointing, Also I think Salt and Pepper should be offered if you are not going to put them on the table. We did both enjoy our meals just would have been nice to eat at the same time.
Sometimes good, sometimes average - this time very average. Food is getting more expensive and the chicken wings were deep fried and terrible. Service was just ok. Mr Lawrence could make a lot more money for drinks if they actually asked if the customer would like a drink.
The atmosphere is good, the food and wine was great, one waitress was very friendly and helpful the other had a couldn't care less attitude. When I'm trying to bring my work collegues to a new venue which was great last week, I need upbeat service with a happiness attitude, so I can bring them back. Thanks
As always, we go to Mr Lawrence on a Monday evening. Always busy, but the service is always great - meals come fairly quickly and staff are friendly.
The food was light but with exciting flavours from North Africa and Middle East. The dishes worked well for sharing. We had 2 pizzas, 2 smalls, 2 mains and flat bread - plenty for 6. The Turkish pizzas were great. We couldn't resist sweets - just a taste was all that we needed. Would highly recommend.
Food was fantastic, ambience was fantastic, the staff were genial, prompt and enthusiastic. Really couldn't fault the place at all. Don't feel weird if you find yourself loitering around the toilets analysing the airport maps, the best wallpaper I've seen. Great place, am certain to return.
The ambiance and view is amazing, the menu simple to understand and the ordering quick. Food arrived quickly and was very good, there was not a disappointing dish! however the service of our table was a bit of a let down, not enough to stop us coming back, but a glitch in a perfect evening
Love Mr. Lawrence..we had my husband's memorial upstairs. Food great... staff were kind and caring. Peter and I had many delicious meals over the years at Mr. Lawrence which is why we chose to celebrate his life looking out at the view of the water.
We had a great family pizza meal at the very popular & busy Mr Lawrence on Monday night. You need to book with Quandoo as it's easy!
The service was outstanding! We had hoped to sit outside but due to an enormous downpour we ended up inside. Still had a view of the bay through the windows, enjoyed the poppy seed cheesecake and the prawn and halloumi fritters so much! The pizzas looked great and we plan to go back soon.
Always a great place to eat. Great staff, lovely food and has a good atmosphere! Being coming to Mr Lawrence for over two years and never dissapointed.