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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
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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2 reviews so far 6
17.10.2016 21:46

Great service and really good food - and a bargain on Monday nights with pizzas only $10, you can see why the place is packed

1 review so far 5
25.04.2016 10:10

It has a nice vibe, industrial look. They were very busy and did forget one of our orders but overall the staff were really friendly and the food was good

1 review so far 6
26.08.2016 23:59

A cosy restaurant with great food and great customer service. I love the tapas style entree dishes. Easy walk from the Port Melbourne tram 109.

4 reviews so far 6
26.11.2016 23:14

Great service. Really nice food and ambience. Had Randang curry that had great depth of flavours. Would order it again. Booking on line was efficient.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2016 18:09

Fantastic food ...cool place ...great view ...good service ...and great friends....all you want in a lunch day out....highly recommend it! I'm going back for sure

1 review so far 5
21.11.2016 14:24

Food is delicious, service is good, location is great. The staff are terrific with handling special dietary requirements, without making you feel like a nuisance. All round, a winner.

1 review so far 5
27.04.2016 14:57

It was a nice experience with prompt service. THE food was really good and we will be definitely back at this place to try the rest of the menu.

2 reviews so far 5
14.02.2016 09:19

Lovely food and great views however the decor needs updating and the price is definitely inflated due to the location. Overall service was good. The Turkish pizzas are great!

2 reviews so far 5
10.04.2016 18:31

Brilliant location on beach road with sea views, Options to sit inside or outside. $10 pizza's on a mondays, wide range of local and international beers on tap. Recomended

2 reviews so far 5
11.04.2016 22:17

Great food as always. The $10 pizza deal is brilliant. Only down side is that we always get seated in the rear of the restaurant when we book online.

1 review so far 4
02.10.2015 22:54

Great food and reasonable wine list. The lamb shoulder was a stand out dish for us. Make sure you get a table in the front room or outside as the back room is a little sterile.

2 reviews so far 4
09.05.2016 13:53

Enjoyable food and drinks. Pizzas only $10 on a Monday, warm and cosy. Was only less enjoyable because my baby was running around, it's not really child friendly in that sense but the staff didn't mind.

4 reviews so far 5
21.02.2016 23:51

Dinner for 4. Fantastic service once again. Booked for 6.30 but changed at late notice to 7 pm. No drama.Great food , look forward to returning again soon.

1 review so far 5
07.02.2017 08:22

WE had a Friday evening booking and it could not have been more enjoyable. Fabulous food and friendly staff. Great cold beer on tap and a great view.

1 review so far 5
25.03.2016 22:51

Been there many times... the food and service is always great with casual atmoshphere. Would suggest to come here as a big group in the day or night.

1 review so far 5
23.07.2016 18:13

Lovely environment, beautiful food and attentive staff. $135 for dinner for two sharing, including 2 entrees, 1 main, 2 desserts and a bottle of wine. Will be back.

2 reviews so far 5
15.10.2016 00:52

Fantastic food great ambience and service. Had a very good bottle of wine and found the prices to be reasonable. Will be back for sure and with friends.

4 reviews so far 5
14.11.2015 10:08

A great venue in a top location. The food is excellent and staff are friendly. I've been a patron on several occasions and always have a lovely experience.

1 review so far 4
15.08.2016 09:18

the food is always amazing! this time the service wasn't great but that was very unusual and I have never experienced that before. The atmosphere is always great and has an extensive drinks menu.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 11:52

Food, service and ambience excellent. It was a very successful evening. Will definately be back with a different group of friends I can highly recommend this venue.

2 reviews so far 5
03.02.2016 21:07

Fresh tasting middle eastern food that is great value and scrumptious. Service was attentive, value is great and the food is unique. We will definitely be back

4 reviews so far 5
08.09.2016 23:08

Great food and service. The mojiti however was lacking alcohol and lime. Waiting staff was polite and attentive. Food was served very quickly. Overall a good experience.

1 review so far 5
13.03.2016 09:18

Great restaurant. Friendly service and wonderful food variety. Also convenient and a bonus for us as the meat is Halal. The port side view is great too!

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 11:16

Great atmosphere with excellent share plates. Turkish pizza was a stand out. Pricing is reasonable and service good with a comprehensive wine list also at reasonable prices.

1 review so far 5
13.12.2016 12:15

Delicious savoury dishes, best Turkish pizzas! The desserts were a bit hit and miss. What about something simple like medjool sticky date pudding or fresh Turkish delight?

1 review so far 5
19.01.2016 10:18

Was a great night - Monday is busy as it is $10 pizza but the atmosphere was great and service friendly. Food was yummy and good portions.

1 review so far 4
23.01.2016 23:59

Surprising mix of understated cool and tasty Middle Eastern treats with some interesting food combinations - concrete floor means it's a tad noisy but I'd definitely make a return visit. Good casual dining.

1 review so far 6
04.12.2016 10:55

Fantastic food as always, updated menu again! The scallops on the specials were amazing, highly recommended. Really can not fault mr Lawrence

4 reviews so far 5
17.01.2016 14:26

Good service, great menu. One of our party was lactose intolerant and was therefore given a different menu to chose from. Look forward to returning soon.

2 reviews so far 5
24.01.2016 16:06

The staff were very efficient a seat by the window as requested food was delicious and reasonably priced, good variety on the menu. I would recommend

1 review so far 5
02.07.2016 07:22

The food and atmosphere were really special. The fire was certainly very welcoming on such a cold night. The mushroom pizza is a must. Such flavour!

1 review so far 5
30.10.2016 18:05

Lovely food, great view, attentive wait staff. we would certainly consider coming again and recommending this restaurant to friends. We had a lovely day, thank you

2 reviews so far 5
07.02.2017 22:40

Back again for another great feed. Variety of food and a diverse wine list with good service in a lovely old building right by the bay.

4 reviews so far 5
10.06.2016 16:19

Beautiful food, great menu and good service. Fireplace makes it very enjoyable in this cold weather. Tables could be bit bigger for the food sharing experience

1 review so far 5
08.02.2016 08:46

great food, we had a great night, would definitely go again good idea to book though as it was really busy as it was a Friday

2 reviews so far 5
11.11.2015 14:11

Although we didn't end up eating that much, it was a great atmosphere, catching up over drinks, turkish breads and dips. Wonderful setting and great staff!

1 review so far 5
15.08.2016 13:58

Lovely food, fabulous desserts, & good wine - have been there many times - does not disappoint , the chef (Ohad knows what he is doing)

1 review so far 5
09.08.2016 06:22

everything we ate was very enjoyable. all 4 dishes were flavoursome, tender and we wanted to try more. excellent 'modern' middle eastern food. everyone must go!

1 review so far 5
14.07.2016 09:36

Great food. Plenty of variety and full of flavour! Especially liked the vegetable stew and the orange and kalamata salad! Lovely warm place, with helpful staff.

1 review so far 4
20.04.2016 07:24

I came as a group of 8. Food was good, atmosphere was quite good. Staff were friendly and helpful. Was nice to be able to actually here other in a big group.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2016 21:02

Great food at the London. Love $10 Turkish pizza Monday's! Make sure you make a reservation though, it is always busy!

1 review so far 5
29.10.2016 20:33

The food was delicious and the pimp was nice. We ordered varieties of small and larger plates for sharing and they all tasted so good.

4 reviews so far 5
04.02.2017 19:23

A great time had by all... as usual, the food and atmosphere were perfect for a Sat afternoon lunch by the water. Relaing and comfortable.

1 review so far 5
16.03.2016 20:40

Incredible food, service a little slow but the food was so good it didn't matter!!! Falafel, meatballs squid, lamb shoulder was THE best. Interesting cheesecake!

4 reviews so far 5
28.01.2016 23:10

Loved the watermelon salad and the lamb pizza was sensational.as were the scallops and calamari .casual atmosphere and great service. Thoroughly recommend this great venue.

1 review so far 5
05.09.2016 20:13

The pizzas are a definite fav on a Monday night. Always a good vibe in the restaurant and great service. Would recommend the lamb pizza.

1 review so far 5
27.10.2016 20:56

Great food, great service. We had a combination of the entree's and two main courses which were all prepared beautifully and tasted just as good.

1 review so far 5
15.05.2016 12:51

Great food, wine and service. Have been many times and never disappoints. Always spot on with flavours. The slow cooked lamb I could eat everyday.

2 reviews so far 5
13.10.2016 07:42

Always great food and great service, fantastic value especially on $10 pizza night. Do not miss out on the hummus. The meatballs are great too.

1 review so far 4
08.02.2016 09:53

The food is always fantastic but the service could improve, it's not as sharp as it could, or should be. If they get that right it would top it off perfectly