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5.2 /6 Excellent 228 Reviews

Mr Lawrence

Port Melbourne Mediterranean $$ +100
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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.


228 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 228 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 21:54

Always consistent - always inspiring and always great. Have been going here for some time, and always love it. Sad its moving, but only down the road;) Highly recommended!

1 review so far 6
10.06.2016 07:37

Awesome service, awesome food!! The Turkish pizzas are spot on. Great view of the water and such a cool vibe instead. Will definitely be back over and over again!

2 reviews so far 6
04.09.2016 20:03

Great food and service. Love the Middle Eastern style food. Very "buzzy" atmosphere. We have been before and have always had a good experience. Suitable for lunch or dinner.

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 07:57

Simply the yummiest food, great location and great service. We had a large group with 8 children and staff went out of their way to ensure all went smoothly.

1 review so far 5
17.01.2016 18:53

Great atmosphere and wonderful food with decent sized portions. There is an extensive menu to keep everyone happy. Meatballs were sublime! All the meals coming out to other tables smelled and looked really good.

1 review so far 5
08.06.2016 14:47

We booked through Quandoo and arrived a bit early and shown to our table . We had a tasty meal for a reasonable price and would go back when we get the chance .

2 reviews so far 6
21.06.2016 18:29

The food is aways amazing and customer service has improved immensely since my last dining experience. Well done team and thank you once again for the great experience.

1 review so far 6
03.01.2016 10:04

Fab location, easy to get to by public transport and car with gorgeous beach view. Staff were very attentive and food is wonderful. Recommend a visit for sure.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 11:42

Great atmosphere. Amazing food. Great service. Highly recommended. Food came out promptly and staff always asked to make sure if we were satisfied with the food and beverages.

1 review so far 6
24.11.2016 19:51

A place with a great view, fantastic food and the best local beer melbourne and Australia can offer. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and accomodating. Thanks for the evening.

1 review so far 5
06.08.2016 16:59

The food was great and the atmosphere was lovely. There is a great selection on the menu of both food and beverages. The pizza is amazing as well! I would definitely go again!

1 review so far 5
11.12.2016 22:35

The service was very good and the food was just what we wanted, sharing and flavoursome. There was a mixup with our table but the staff sorted it in a really professional manner

2 reviews so far 5
06.02.2016 12:48

Really tasty middle eastern style food in a great atmosphere with good service. Also a good wine list which is a plus, although I do recall it being better when it first opened.

2 reviews so far 5
06.05.2016 16:39

The food is always delicious! Service can be a little hit and miss. If you want the food to arrive in any particular order it may help if you specify what you want.

1 review so far 4
05.08.2016 02:15

The food was great. The service very average. We sat and watched our drinks on the bar for 10 minutes. We finally gave up waiting and got them ourselves. The foreign waiter was gruff and he made you feel a pest.

1 review so far 6
03.12.2016 22:45

Excellent food , great atmosphere. Staff were personable without being overbearing. Staff had excellent knowledge of the menu and were able to answer questions thrown at them.

1 review so far 6
21.03.2016 11:56

Delicious food and attentive wait staff, our table was beautifully situated with lovely views of the bay. Very pleasant and enjoyable dining experience. Thank you Mr. Lawrence.

1 review so far 6
19.10.2015 22:11

Great food and variety , tasty pizzas, and shared plates. wine and beer selection was also great. Relaxed atmosphere with very good attentive service. Would highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
10.02.2017 14:26

It is a casual restaurant but the venue, the location and the food was great. We ordered 4 dishes to share and everything we ordered was tasty.

1 review so far 6
12.08.2016 23:06

As always, beautiful fresh food, great service, cosy warm atmosphere, great coffee, great time had by all. Love there new dessert range, fresh and sublime. Highly recommended!

3 reviews so far 6
28.12.2015 20:50

Great location. Friendly service. Turkish Pizzas are awesome. Dessert great. My friend loved our lunch so much she went back again for dinner on the same nite!

1 review so far 6
13.12.2015 07:34

Beautiful food (ordered several Dishes to share and all were great) and lovely service. We were a large group with prams and we were accommodated really well.

1 review so far 5
05.02.2017 16:11

Good food, friendly staff and good views. They are moving down the street though which makes them marginally less convenient but hopefully they will be just as good in their new location.

1 review so far 5
28.11.2016 18:04

Yummy food. Great location. Service a little slow. One meal served was not what was ordered but was provided on a complimentary basis while the correct order was made up. No problem.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2016 11:20

Great food and wine another Melbourne Gem ... can highly recommend a visit. Share plates with lots of flavor with good recommendations from a professional staff

1 review so far 6
09.03.2016 11:57

As always the Best meal ever, great service, views, atmosphere, we just love going there for dinner when we are in Melbourne, highly recommend this place.

1 review so far 6
31.03.2017 21:39

The food was fantastic and the service very efficient and friendly. Great view out over Port Phillip Bay. We will definitely be heading back here soon.

1 review so far 4
23.01.2016 22:27

Food was really good, service not bad and lovely table overlooking the bay. Wasn't desperately impressed when bowl of aoli dropped on floor and had aoli over my boots and jeans 😕 And no way to clean it up..

1 review so far 6
03.02.2016 08:07

Mr.lawrence has a fantastic location overlooking the beach and spirit of Tasmania pier. They have a great selection of food and the service was equally good.

1 review so far 6
03.04.2017 08:55

Saturday night and we had fabulous service in a great environment - the food is excellent and would recommend sharing to enjoy the total experience .

2 reviews so far 6
15.10.2016 20:22

Great place right on the beach. Food is always good and staff are helpful. Good tap beer and have a revolving tap which is always nice

1 review so far 6
02.02.2016 08:09

We had excellent service from the staff and the meals were fantastic, very good value great atmosphere and view of the bay is also very enjoyable

1 review so far 6
04.05.2016 10:11

Great food, nice warm fire ... Must order the Merengue Mess with the fairy floss on top and the slow cooked lamb. Wait staff very attentive

1 review so far 5
31.10.2015 00:21

Good food and service. I would recommend this eating place to anyone who has discerning tastes and enjoys contemporary food that is well prepared and presented. A relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

1 review so far 5
10.12.2015 10:17

The food was great, good flavours well cooked. The service was very friendly, but not so well organised or streamlined. Communication between desk and kitchen could be improved. Setting is lovely.

1 review so far 5
05.12.2015 13:10

Food always excellent with great ambience in the restaurant. The menu changes so there is always very tasty options to try. A fun spot with an appealing view onto Station Pier.

1 review so far 5
18.01.2017 18:11

Food was great. Service was good but an open door had a considerable cold draft blowing on us for some time. Have spotted a cosier looking nook for our next visit.

1 review so far 5
07.07.2016 22:15

A lovely, warm atmosphere with a delicious, varied menu. Make sure you add both the pumpkin and the mushroom pizzas to your order. Outside in Summer would be the ideal location!

1 review so far 4
20.03.2016 21:05

Waiter was a bit over the top. Too bad at socialising with us instead of listening to our orders. Meals were incorrect & some didn't arrive. He was apologetic & they gave us a complimentary bottle of wine!!!

1 review so far 4
27.02.2016 17:14

I was a little disappointed that my favourite lamb kofta and fennel salad was gone from menu. Not sure the menu as good as before but staff as excellent as ever. Will continue to try more menu items.

1 review so far 6
08.07.2016 07:26

I brought my family here and it was very nice- ambience was great, the food was amazing also. Staff were very friendly and helpful also.

2 reviews so far 6
09.04.2017 18:21

The food is always fabulous and the staff are great. Very friendly. I do like the new location too. It's been set up really well.

1 review so far 6
04.07.2016 10:52

Wonderful food-entre's delicious, turkish pizza's sensational and dessert "yum" And all with a great Turkish wine recommended by our fantastic waitress equalled a perfect night.

3 reviews so far 6
13.06.2016 19:03

Great food, plenty of great dishes to share so you get to try a few different things. Some great beers & wine to choose from.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2016 20:49

Fantastic food and atmosphere! Wish there was a bit more lighting to read the menus though. But the tapas style dishes are all very tasty!

3 reviews so far 6
23.09.2016 08:06

Excellent experience, friendly and helpful staff & the pizzas are delicious. Great value for Monday on a Monday night. Good atmosphere, I would highly recommend

2 reviews so far 6
16.11.2015 15:29

This is becoming a favourite of mine. Delicious options for even fussy eaters. The Pinot noir was a wonderful accompaniment to the meal. 5 stars!!

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 11:44

Best Turkish pizzas! Love it in summer to sit outside in the sun and have dinner and a couple of drinks, highly recommend in summer

1 review so far 6
13.02.2017 10:58

We all thought the food was excellent and very tasty and the service was very good. The margaritas and martinis were perfect and well consumed

3 reviews so far 6
02.05.2016 22:14

Everything we are was absolutely delicious. The restaurant was cozy and buzzing on a cold winter's night. Service was friendly and I'd happily go back.