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5.2 /6 Excellent 244 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.


244 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 244 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
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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

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
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
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 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
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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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 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

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

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 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 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
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.

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
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.

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.

1 review 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
15.03.2017 18:00

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

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
25.10.2015 19:48

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

1 review so far 3
29.02.2016 08:56

Found the food bland.Had expected more of a middle east experience... And were freezing everytime the door was opened. Staff were pleasant and service good

2 reviews so far 5
24.05.2016 01:33

There was so much to choose from. Great food, great ambience. Lovely night.

3 reviews so far 5
18.04.2016 19:46

Excellent food & good service. $10.00 Pizza night on Monday is incredible value.

1 review so far 2
30.01.2017 09:45

The venue was dull and uncomfortable. The food and drinks were very expensive and not really enjoyable as the portions were very small. Would not go there again.

1 review so far 2
11.09.2016 08:12

Disappointing. I was really looking forward to this one but food, prices did not match my expectations. Table service by young lady friendly but mine host not outgoing.

1 review so far 1
23.08.2016 13:23

Asked for the cauliflower fritters, they weren't fritters they were cauliflower dipped in a rubbish coating and half cooked. Also the server dipped her finger into our sauce bowl and then proceeded to say sorry but didn't get us a new one. Overpriced for not that great fod and the chairs were so bloody uncomfortable.

2 reviews so far 5
12.09.2016 08:05

Delicious food, and a great atmosphere for Sunday afternoon lunch.

2 reviews so far 5
18.02.2016 11:10

Great food and view of the Bay even at night

2 reviews so far 2
01.07.2016 06:50

Food is consistent. Service shocking! If only restaurants got it right then they would make so much more money. It's local so will go back.

2 reviews so far 1
03.10.2016 08:46

Been going to MrLawrence for year with out a problem. This time had the chicken wings and was sick all night and next morning. Had to be the chicken wings as no one else on the table ear the chicken wings

1 review so far 1
10.07.2016 09:21

Had to wait for a long time and even then one of the meals was late. Didn't order desserts, went to another restaurant which was much better.

1 review so far 1
08.05.2016 09:57

would not go back or recommend it to my friends. The service left a lot to be desired. Overall the experience was not very good.