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5.2 /6 Excellent 273 Reviews

Mr Lawrence

Port Melbourne Mediterranean $$$$ +100

About Mr Lawrence

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.

Opening Hours

  • 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
Mr Lawrence, Beach Street 67, 3207 Melbourne

Further Information

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.


273 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 273 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 08:34

It was a totally enjoyable dining experience. Welcomed by the friendly staff, we were seated upstairs. The food was delicious, tasty, spicy but not to hot. Good value for money.

1 review so far 6
10.09.2017 19:07

Enjoyed delicious chicken skewers and a very filling cauliflower, seed and pomegranate salad. Service was friendly and efficient . Overall a pleasant experience. Would definitely return

1 review so far 6
03.09.2017 19:52

This restaurant has always been fabulous. Located overlooking the water, it has great food ... healthy, interesting and delicious. Interesting wines by both the glass and bottle and a good selection of beers. We’re local, and it’s one of our favourites. Highly recommended when you’re in Melbourne.

2 reviews so far 6
26.08.2017 10:54

Excellent restaurant, very pleasant staff, great variety of food! Have been here several times pre and post-move to latest premises. Food remains the same high quality.

1 review so far 3
12.11.2016 15:32

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.

1 review so far 4
10.04.2017 11:32

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.

2 reviews so far 6
21.07.2016 15:00

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!

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 11:57

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.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2016 09:53

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.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 08:45

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.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 10:33

Mr Lawrence was nothing short of a fabulous experience. The flavours and presentation of the food was exemplary. Our waiter Lisa was a pro - the beez kneez. I will be telling all my friends about it and look forward to returning soon with more friends.

2 reviews so far 6
23.04.2017 09:49

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 .

1 review so far 6
22.08.2016 07:06

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!

2 reviews so far 6
03.08.2016 08:57

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.

4 reviews so far 6
27.05.2016 20:30

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.

1 review so far 5
21.03.2016 11:37

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.

1 review so far 6
06.08.2016 20:03

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!

3 reviews so far 4
16.09.2017 12:41

Food was good, as always. Service was a bit lacking. Ordered bread with three people at the table, got two pieces- with hommus. (?) Waited for drink order to be taken... Where not asked if we want dessert or anything else. Had better experiences at Mr Lawrence!

2 reviews so far 4
28.11.2016 21:47

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.

1 review so far 6
02.11.2016 06:47

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.