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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
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
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2 reviews so far 5
10.08.2017 05:45

As always we enjoyed a delicious meal and our waitress was very pleasant and helpful with selecting our food choices. The special of wagyu beef was delicious.

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.

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
11.07.2017 12:06

Fabulous food and excellent service. Just a little sad that our two favourite main courses - pilled pork and pulled lamb -have been dropped from the menu

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

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 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!

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
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
06.08.2017 19:51

Friendly service, good food, nice ambiance. Will go back, prices reasonable, desert helpings maybe to small for the pricing but very tasteful. All food very tasty.

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
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

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

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 5
22.05.2017 21:52

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

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.

1 review so far 5
29.04.2017 15:59

The food was very good - as expected from the previous location - and the service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed ourselves and will return.

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
23.07.2017 17:06

Very tasty food, service was excellent, there was a good choice of beers (particularly the beer from Dandenong) and wines - we will definitely come again.

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 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!

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
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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

6 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
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
06.08.2017 11:31

Nice food in a relaxed environment. Upstairs is much better but seek a table instead of the bench tops with tall chairs like bar sools

1 review so far 4
27.07.2017 12:19

We have received much better customer service ..the staff was quite lost and not very helpful in helping us with better seating Nd exploring options with drinks and zero smiles ..

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

5 reviews so far 3
05.03.2017 20:08

Food was good as usual however new venue lacks the atmosphere of the London, ie not as intimate. But service was good and we hope that with time it will be as good as before!! We will be back!

1 review so far 3
12.11.2015 14:21

service a bit all over the shop. Different wait staff asking the same questions, had to constantly wave to get attention 'med-well' steak was med-rare when served Order of sides for main arrived as our plates were being cleared

1 review so far 5
16.04.2016 11:08

Was a last minute decision on a Friday night and found this gem. Great atmosphere, food and friendly staffs. Will definitely return again.

1 review so far 3
29.06.2017 22:08

We were having a lovely meal until our main arrived. We ordered the flank steak, it was very tough. The lamb was lovely , our entres were great but the beef was dreadful and shouldn't have been served.

1 review so far 4
18.12.2015 15:20

The service was not as attentive and professional as we had experienced on previous occasions. The food however was as delicious as ever. We will be back!

1 review so far 4
22.09.2016 13:32

Too much smoke coming out from the fire place. I have gone several time and every time they are fixing it but nothing happens. Food excellent.

1 review so far 4
26.01.2016 19:08

Great food. Service was challenged due to the crowd but food arrived on time. Prawn halo uni fritter was the BEST! Will definitely visit again 😊

1 review so far 4
09.02.2016 13:21

Great tasty, interesting middle eastern food. Good atmosphere overlooking Port Melbourne beaches but high level of noise. A good spot after a day on the waterfront.

2 reviews so far 4
22.01.2016 22:24

Overall a nice evening. Happy staff - who could have been more attentive. Food was great except for the Calamari - that was over cooked........

1 review so far 4
20.01.2017 11:07

The food is very tasty but apart from the pizzas, the portions are very small. Service was quick and efficient. Staff is friendly. Great location.

3 reviews so far 2
23.07.2016 09:32

Given the amount of staff in the venue The service was exceptionally slow. It took 20 minutes to our first drinks order in. At the end of the night the staff mopped the toilet but didn't leave a sign. A member of our group fell and hurt herself

1 review so far 3
23.05.2017 08:04

Food was fabulous as usual. Customer service was really disappointing and the atmosphere was quiet unlike when it was at the London. Part of our food order did not arrive

2 reviews so far 5
09.07.2016 12:20

Delicious food, perfect to share. Staff willing to help when there was a problem with the ordering.

1 review so far 6
25.10.2015 19:48

good food, good atmosphere, friendly staff, well priced, will definitely go there again.

4 reviews so far 3
30.10.2016 07:36

Food was beautiful is always, but we had to wait ages for it. something must have gone really wrong in the kitchen. staff was really apologistic

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 18:00

Excellent as always , perfect for a summer nights out near the beach