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5.2 /6 Excellent 265 Reviews

Mr Lawrence

Port Melbourne Mediterranean $$$$ +100

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.

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.


265 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 265 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: friendly
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 5
11.01.2016 19:57

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!

1 review so far 5
01.02.2016 11:52

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.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 19:17

The food is fab, the wine list is amazing, but what really shines at Mr. Lawrence - the staff. Just purely, undeniably the best element of a great relaxed place to hang out and have an unpretentious bite, beer and / or glass of wine!

1 review so far 6
08.08.2016 08:36

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.

5 reviews so far 5
04.11.2016 17:42

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.

2 reviews so far 3
13.03.2017 20:05

The staff are all different now that it's moved. The food isn't great and a lot of the stuff in the menu they don't have, the trout and certain beers. I was disappointed as there's only a few things I can eat and there was no offer of helping me, so I was stuck with a salad. Also the pizzas weren't cooked enough and the staff weren't very friendly. I was a mr Lawrence fan at the London but unfortunately I don't think I will be anymore.

1 review so far 5
16.10.2016 11:00

Mr Lawrence is consistently great. Love the food flavours, the Turkish pides are very tasty, my favourite is the lamb one. Service is very good also.

1 review so far 5
21.04.2017 11:57

Great quality ingredients and very friendly service. Nice new location with beautiful views from the second floor. Looking forward to our next visit to Mr Lawrence.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2016 17:05

The food and beverage menus provide a wide variety of choice, and the prices are quite reasonable. Their service was welcoming, friendly and timely. The food was excellent with plenty of flavour. We are returning customers and will certainly be back again.

1 review so far 5
02.05.2017 08:47

As always the food was delicious and the staff very pleasant. I took a guest for her first time visit and she left after the meal stating the food and the facilities were delightful. I'm have no doubt she will be back - and I will continue to bring guests.

1 review so far 5
03.10.2016 09:23

Food was amazing and a great wine list. Service was very good and friendly - only marked down slightly because they forgot water and had to ask a few times for it. Apart from that it was a wonderful experience and would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

1 review so far 5
08.03.2016 15:09

Fantastic food, simple clean venue, pleased to be in the quieter room with air-con as the main bar and dining room was very noisy and hot. Didn't get any useful advice when selecting our wine, but very happy with the selection and pricing. Food was delicious and filling.

1 review so far 6
05.05.2016 07:47

Fantastic food and service, this is one of the best places in Melbourne. We always look forward to going back. The flavours in the food are truely mouthwatering and the beer and wine selections are always very good too.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2016 07:45

We had delicious food, (highly recommend the slow cooked lamb and Moroccan mess for dessert). We shared several meals and that way you get to taste much more of the menu. A lovely atmosphere and the friendliest staff!

1 review so far 6
20.05.2016 02:54

The food was tasty & fresh except the dessert Kunefe. The cheese inside should not have been like a rock but stretchy, warm and melting as on pizza base. Friendly and attentive service. Definitely, I will go back.

1 review so far 5
28.11.2015 21:13

We went for dinner tonight and it was great. The choice of meals was excellent and also the choice of wines by the glass and by the bottle. The food was fresh, with great flavour and I finished it all off with a great Affogato.

2 reviews so far 6
21.11.2016 21:34

Monday night is Pizza night! Half price and full flavour with vegetarian options and a variety which makes me think of coming back ASAP. Book ahead or be disappointed- each table was taken or reserved at 6.15pm!

1 review so far 6
04.08.2017 20:36

We both enjoyed our meal at Mr. Lawrence. Great atmosphere & the falafels were outstanding... Quality food at terrific prices. I would love to return in the summer months so I can experience the upstairs restaurant views....

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 05:42

Great menu with good selection and very friendly staff. My favourite menu items, Falafel, Hummus, Turkish Pizza: Pastrami, chicken and Mushroom. The atmosphere is good but I like more their old location at the London Hotel.

2 reviews so far 6
20.05.2016 04:35

Great food was awesome. Good service and reasonable price. Great selection of menu. There was two of us and we were full with 1 x starter, 1 x main and 1 xsalad to share between us.

1 review so far 6
26.01.2016 16:28

Terrific food menu and great drinks options to cater for everything from quiet session to serious sit-down meal. Friendly staff and upbeat atmosphere make for a great place to spend a few hours. Will be back!

2 reviews so far 6
11.06.2016 16:28

Excellent service, friendly and helpful. A+ food, it's all delicious, especially the lamb zaatar, lamb tagine, seafood tagine. Desserts were amazing, the sticky date and pannacotta were the best I'd ever eaten. Go here and enjoy!

1 review so far 4
19.08.2016 08:36

Always good food at Mr Lawrence. Wine was good as well and service very professional. Our table of 6 all enjoyed their meals. A good night out

2 reviews so far 5
16.07.2017 19:58

Terrific food, great service, lovely views of the bay and the ferry to Tasmania. The staff are more than willing to advise on food options if you have special dietary requirements. We sat next to a lovely wood fire. Such a pleasant evening.

1 review so far 5
21.10.2016 15:52

Delish Food, a little pricey and only problem was bringing the flat bread out after we had the dip so, we paid for somethign we couldnt eat as we ate teh dip assuming hte flat bread with it was all that we got.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 15:23

Good flavours and an interesting menu. We really liked the in house smoked trout. Good wine list and nice ambience- even if a little noisy. Ask for a table at the window... Nice water view!

1 review so far 6
23.03.2016 22:17

Amazing food! Expect Turkish/Middle Eastern/Greek inspired food. Good service. Relaxed atmosphere. Make sure to make a reservation. You can probably get away with no reservations if you're just a couple of people on a weeknight.

1 review so far 5
09.07.2016 22:35

excellent food with a touch of middle eastern influence great staff with attention to your needs good selection of wine and beer and happy for you to sample some of the liquids before you purchase! try before they renovate and rebuild

1 review so far 5
20.03.2016 18:28

Great food, friendly service. I wondered, though, why we couldn't book an outside table and had to hope that one was free, given we did have a reservation. But - a small point in an overwhelming pleasant experience. We'll be back!

1 review so far 6
02.06.2016 23:13

Lovely warm fire on a cold winter night! The service matched the food. We had a group of 10 and we ate many wonderful things. Such a great place. Can't wait to go back.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 18:28

Both the food & service was fantastic! Our waitress was brilliant, she definitely made our lunch relaxing & enjoyable. Unfortunately I can't remember her name...I wish I could as she deserves a thank you!

1 review so far 6
05.01.2016 20:18

Amazing. Fantastic experience. Service was five star thanks PETA. Menu absolutely incredible. Loved loved loved it. Definitely a winner and will be back soon. Highly recommend to all who love great food and wine.

2 reviews so far 4
08.04.2016 12:17

We Love Mr Lawrence, our favourite place for a couple glasses of wine and delicious slice of pizza EVERY single Monday night! Can highly recommend

2 reviews so far 4
13.12.2015 12:16

Metered parking required coins only - bar staff refused to help. However our waiter resolved the problem. Numerous drink orders were incorrect and main food servings were a little on the small side. Waiter couldn't have been more helpful - he saved the evening - otherwise may not have stayed.

1 review so far 4
11.11.2016 08:10

Mr Lawrence is in a great location. The front tables have a great view of Bay. The wine list is quite good. A bit noisy.

3 reviews so far 6
23.11.2015 10:18

Another great meal, with a selection of very tasty share plates. The ambience is lovely as you watch the sunset coupled with beuatiful wine. The Expresso Martini is a favourite to finish with

1 review so far 6
25.07.2016 13:14

Great food , great service ! Would happily become a regular :) The location is beautiful and the favourite would have to be the Moroccan fish cakes. So much more to try though.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 21:51

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

1 review so far 6
14.03.2016 21:56

Lovely. Great service. Delicious food. Good atmosphere. Can not fault our dinner. Booked for a group of 6 & was not too squishy or loud. Booking process easy. Will be going back.

1 review so far 6
04.12.2016 16:30

Always great food, creative, innovative, tasty and enjoyable. Restaurant has never disappointed. Service levels can be variable but never worse than average. Would recommend to anyone seeking a middle eastern food experience.

1 review so far 6
27.04.2016 13:37

Really had a great night great food great espresso martini and staff were fabulous definately will be back x must say the whole vibe of the place and food were excellent x

1 review so far 6
11.12.2015 22:07

The staff are very friendly and attentive. The service was super quick even the place was totally packed! The good beer and wine selections and great variety of food. Will be back!

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 10:49

Brilliant service, beers, and always delicious food. The pizzas with prawn and haloumi are so good! Try a beer paddle if you want to taste a good range of local craft beers.

5 reviews so far 6
22.03.2016 16:03

Always a great place to eat with great service! One of our favourite Friday night haunts! Great to sit outside and watch the ships leave and beautiful views over the bay.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 11:13

Amazing long lunch with friends in town from overseas. Pizzas superb and wine divine... Excellent service from all staff and wonderful food as always :) look forward to my next visit

1 review so far 5
13.04.2017 08:08

Delicious food! Did not have any bad dishes. We ordered the meatballs, Turkish pizza. Lamb kofte, Tagine, and a couple of other things. Everything was amazing. Great view and setting as well. The cheesecake dessert was fantastic!

1 review so far 5
10.05.2016 20:15

Great food and wine with excellent service. Excellent variety of middle eastern food to choose from, making the decision as to what to pick hard. Fabulous location with great views and a very nice ambience. Will return

4 reviews so far 5
01.03.2016 12:56

6 th visit and it is still fantastic. Busy night but lots of staff on so we did not have to wait too long. Drinks came out promptly followed by shared plates . Back again next week!!!!

1 review so far 4
08.04.2016 08:28

We chose to share 3 main dishes and the food was delicious! However the service over the lunch period was slow and after finishing our mains we didn't see a waiter for 30 minutes as we tried to order desserts. Food scores 5 Service scores 3

1 review so far 6
24.11.2016 13:18

Excellent service and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. Our request to be seated near the window also worked out. Can truly recommend this restaurant for a wonderful dining out experience.