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.
- 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
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.
Great food, plenty of great dishes to share so you get to try a few different things. Some great beers & wine to choose from.
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
Great service and really good food - and a bargain on Monday nights with pizzas only $10, you can see why the place is packed
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.
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.
Excellent experience, friendly and helpful staff & the pizzas are delicious. Great value for Monday on a Monday night. Good atmosphere, I would highly recommend
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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
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
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.
Mr L always provide great food, good wines and lovely service. It's a great place, lunch or dinner. We are very happy it's our 'local'.
Great food & wine served by friendly staff in a wonderful and exotic environment. Particularly loved the open fire as it was a cold, wet evening. Didn't feel like leaving.
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
Great food love the turkish pizzas and miss the watermelon salad but the cucumber salad was delish as well. Service is always good highly recommend
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
Fantastic food as always, updated menu again! The scallops on the specials were amazing, highly recommended. Really can not fault mr Lawrence
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.
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
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.
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!
Happy pleasant staff and very tasty food enjoyed with a great view of cruise ship lights One of the best locations in Port Melbourne to eat
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
Lovely food, fabulous desserts, & good wine - have been there many times - does not disappoint , the chef (Ohad knows what he is doing)
The food was very good - as expected from the previous location - and the service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed ourselves and will return.
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.
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!