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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
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: friendly
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47 reviews so far 6
06.05.2016 22:33

Heard a lot of good things about this place so decided to give it a go. Absolutely amazing food in a fantastic location, staff was very attentive! Will be back!

1 review so far 6
23.05.2016 21:53

Always guaranteed fantastic food and service at Mr Lawtence and again they did not disappoint. Highly recommend the pulled lamb shoulder, and the Moroccan Eton mess for dessert was AMAZING!

1 review so far 6
07.04.2017 11:29

The food was excellent and the staff very knowledgeable. Great wine selection and wonderful cocktails available. Fantastic view of the bay from the upstairs balcony. We will definitely be back.

1 review so far 5
29.02.2016 09:52

A busy Saturday night - friendly ambiance and enough space not to feel too crowded. Interesting menu with plenty of new tastes to try. Recommend sharing plates of different goodies rather than going for individual starters/mains.

1 review so far 6
25.02.2016 08:58

Great food, great wine list, great service. So lucky to have such a fabulous friendly local place to eat and drink. A great go to for visitors to Melbourne too!

1 review so far 6
09.05.2017 08:36

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.

1 review so far 6
08.06.2016 09:12

Very warm on a freezing night and with a log fire roaring in the corner Fun place, good vibe, tasty food, though portions not huge - even the "large plates"

1 review so far 6
19.10.2015 20:24

The Middle-eastern food was delicious. We had lamb kofte, fatoush, tagine, and falafel, and all were good. The service was friendly and efficient. We had a table overlooking the bay.

1 review so far 5
23.08.2016 12:27

The Turkish pizzas were magnificent and were on special at $10 each it being Monday night. We chose to eat there before boarding the Spirit of Tasmania, very close to the restaurant, for a Tasmanian holiday.

3 reviews so far 6
15.11.2015 13:41

The food was great with a selection of share plates we all really enjoyed. The smoked trout salad and turkish pizza were a standout. The sevice was warm and attentive.

2 reviews so far 6
07.11.2015 11:24

Delicious food and excellent service. I would highly recommend it for a group as there are plenty of great options for sharing or it's equally enjoyable for a couple.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 11:07

Amazing food... Great atmosphere, beautiful fire place, although service is a little lacking but not the worst. Upstairs had some larger groups that were noisy. But overall great place.

1 review so far 6
11.07.2016 10:33

The service was impeccable. The food was fresh and delicious and the ambience was just right. We only ordered vegetarian entrees and regret not trying out the main dish.

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
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!

2 reviews 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 6
09.06.2017 15:05

Great quality food, friendly staff and quick service. Enjoyed my experience and will definitely be going back. As joint owners of Tenpin, will want to be trying this also.

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 5
10.08.2017 10:54

Very tasty food served too quickly. It just does not have similar or better atmosphere as your last abode. Over all would recomend it to all my freinds if parking was not so expensive.

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 .

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 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 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.

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.

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 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

1 review so far 1
05.06.2017 09:33

Service was quite slow considering it was a very quiet night with only 2 other tables in. My friend had a dairy intolerance, the waitress was good at sorting alternatives. We order 3 dishes, the sharing mezze, a grain salad and meatballs. The mezze was well over priced for the offering, $28 for a very small, dry and fairly tasteless plate of food. They also forgot the bread and dip which should of been part of the mezze and by the time this arrived we had finished everything else. Had the waitress of come and checked on us we would have told her but trying to get her attention was very difficult. The salad and meatballs were ok. Ceratinly not worth the expense. $100 for 3 small plates and 3 drinks. The only thing going for this place is the view. Sadly I will not return, shame considering I live very close by and was very much looking forward to it being a regular spot.

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.

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
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
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
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!

2 reviews so far 6
29.06.2017 20:21

Great food, great service and great location. If you want a modern middle eastern menu with great tap beers and wine list, this is a must visit.

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
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.

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
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 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 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
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 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 .

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
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
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.

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
06.08.2017 20:59

Great service, excellent food that catered, without difficulty, for Gluten Free diner. Certainly would come again and recommend it to others. My guests were also impressed.