Ginger Olive Restaurant & Grill

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Ginger Olive Restaurant & Grill

RESTAURANT / CAFÉ / EVENTS / BAR

located at the heart of Melbourne CBD

Ginger Olive Restaurant & Grill is a Contemporary Australian Fusion and Multi-Cuisine restaurant & grill renowned for BBQ, ribs, steaks and grills. Bursting with flavour using the best and freshest local produce and ingredients Victoria has to offer, Ginger Olive is simply the best restaurant and grill in Melbourne CBD. Ginger Olive Restaurant & Grill is a redefined Casual dining spot in an elegant premium ambiance with a relaxed, friendly and welcoming environment that promises an amazing and memorable dining experience, value for money accompanied with uncompromising bespoke warm service.

Ginger Olive Restaurant & Grill is the ideal place for Group bookings, Social & Intimate Private Events, Corporate Meeting and Functions. Up-market offsite catering for exclusive and discerning events offering flexible, personalised menus that suit every preference and requirement.

Ginger Olive Restaurant & Grill Menu

Ginger Olive Restaurant and Grill offers an amazing menu selection ranging from classic and contemporary entrees and salads, bao buns, burgers, traditional pasta and stir-fried noodles, BBQ, Ribs, steaks and our very popular Sharing Signature Platters and weekend Brunch specialties. Ginger Olive Restaurant and Grill also has great Promotional offers; Weekdays Irresistible Value Lunch Offers, Early Dinner Sommelier Select wine deal and Weekend Family and Group Offers. Ginger Olive Restaurant & Grill extensive beverage menu ranging from classic and popular cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, specialty coffee and teas and on-premise wines that can only be enjoyed from our restaurant. So Ginger Olive Restaurant and Grill invites you to come in and experience “A Taste and Experience To Remember”.

Meet The Chef

Multi-Award Winning Eduardo Jalijali. Eduardo has been in the culinary as Executive Chef and hospitality industry as Director of Food and Beverage for over 43 years. Working in various luxury and 5-star hotels in Australia and overseas, Eduardo has brought all of his talents, experience, knowledge, passion and love of food into Ginger Olive Restaurant & Grill. Eduardo loves incorporating different flavours and fresh ingredients in order to create amazing food bursting with flavour. Eduardo and his team at Ginger Olive Restaurant and Grill promises a fantastic and memorable dining experience accompanied with uncompromising bespoke warm service.

Experience a taste to remember at Melbourne's best restaurant

Exquisite and amazing food, bespoke and personalised service for a Memorable Dining Experience at Ginger Olive Restaurant and Grill, Melbourne CBD.
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I really love the food there, especially the reef and beef, I haven’t ate such good food in Sydney before, so this trip and the food in this restaurant give me new experiences! I hope one day l’ll come and enter food again! And the staff Diane is very nice and friendly to serve us !
shhs raoeuuhan
shhs raoeuuhan
01:48 23 Apr 24
Ma family and I went for my grandmother’s birthday and we’ve been granted we a delightful lunch as well as an excellent service from Ryan and Andrea! The restaurant is beautiful, we got recommended with some platters and we weren’t disappointed at all ! I’m not even gonna start with the desserts, so much flavours and colours (and the happy birthday song on top of that 🙌🏽)Thank you for everything and making this moment special and memorable.We’d recommend to people to go there eyes closed.
Fao Ana
Fao Ana
02:22 17 Apr 24
Beautiful food, fantastic service. We were lucky to find this lovely restaurant - you took great care of us and on a super busy night, the food was amazing and came out quickly. Highly recommend.
Elizabeth Jefferies
Elizabeth Jefferies
10:30 13 Apr 24
We had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant for a work function with overseas visitors. We had a large group of 13 people and could not have been more pleased with the food, atmosphere and service. Will definitely be back and was also great to meet the owner who went out of his way to ensure everything was perfect. Shout out to Ryan Andrea for his detail to service and ease of booking
Nigel Thompson
Nigel Thompson
23:46 10 Apr 24
An unexpected find after work. No wait...awesome and friendly service and scrumptious food that met our taste palate. Bonus ...singing happy birthday.
Maria Cox
Maria Cox
09:30 10 Apr 24
Some of the best ribs I’ve had during my time in Melbourne. Melts off the bone. Great service always from Ryan, Kyle, Betty, Sophia and Diane. Highly recommend.
Daniel H
Daniel H
01:31 30 Mar 24
One of the best places to explore amazing flavours of food. Do not miss their eggplant.
Nidhi Walia
Nidhi Walia
08:22 28 Mar 24
Highly recommend the steak and pork rib here. The taste was unbelievably impressive. The service was fabulous and really enjoyed talking with Diane here.
Pan Pang KWONG
Pan Pang KWONG
08:39 27 Mar 24
A friendly welcome, delicious food in modern surroundings. Broad menu with mixed plates and a al carte. We ate baby short ribs with salad, barramundi and prawns. The Pandan crème brulé dessert was light and tasty.
Don GREGG
Don GREGG
07:01 27 Mar 24
We cannot recommend this lovely restaurant enough, our family celebrated my husband's birthday and the staff went out of their way to make it extra special. As for the food, it was amazing, we loved it! A special thank you to Ryan and all the team who looked after us. Oh, and the dessert platter was just the best!
Susan Martello
Susan Martello
06:50 26 Mar 24
We had such an amazing, memorable time here. Staff were lovely, cocktails were delicious and the food was to die for. Highly recommend the ribs, pasta, steak and espresso martinis. Can’t fault a single thing.
Arden Lovis
Arden Lovis
13:05 24 Mar 24
helene fisher
helene fisher
10:34 24 Mar 24
A great feed and tremendous service. It’s not cheap but for inner city Melbourne it’s on par. Thanks to the staff for our experience, they we’re excellent
The food the service and the atmosphere are all perfect! Definitely be back!
ruby gabot
ruby gabot
13:21 16 Mar 24
Excellent food and customer service! Best grilled calamari and vegetarian eggplant and mushroom dish. Diana and Ryan thanks for taking care of us. Hats off to the chef especially since they were catering for a group of 30, we still managed to get our dinner in a timely manner.
Shabina N
Shabina N
10:51 16 Mar 24
Beautiful food impeccable service by lovely waitress Diane would highly recommend Ginger Olive will definitely come back - from New Zealsnd
Angie Palmer
Angie Palmer
10:25 15 Mar 24
Food was amazing and fresh, the sides complimented the main dishes so well and the wagyu was delicious! The waiter Ryan is so welcoming, friendly and accomodating, well done to him!
alexandra rudinas
alexandra rudinas
02:13 09 Mar 24
I recently dined at this place and it was an exceptional experience from start to finish. The moment I walked in, I was greeted warmly and promptly seated. The service was incredibly fast; our order was taken promptly, and our food arrived within minutes.The cleanliness of the restaurant was impeccable. Tables were spotless, and the kitchen area was visible and well-maintained. It's always reassuring to see a clean kitchen in action.Now, let's talk about the star of the show: the beef ribs. Oh my goodness, they were absolutely divine! Tender, juicy, and packed with flavor, each bite was a culinary delight. The meat practically fell off the bone, and the BBQ sauce was the perfect balance of tangy and sweet.Overall, Ginger Olive exceeded my expectations in every way. Fast service, spotless cleanliness, and mouthwatering beef ribs make this place a must-visit for any BBQ enthusiast
Abdul Majid Diamla
Abdul Majid Diamla
02:20 08 Mar 24
We had a large gathering at Ginger Olive in February and thoroughly enjoyed it. They were amazing team to work with to set it up remotely from Sydney, then our team had such a great night. Great food, great value for money and loved the restaurant. Thank you to Ryan, Sophia, Diane, Nikki and Kyle!
Sonia Kudatov
Sonia Kudatov
22:00 07 Mar 24
Incredible food with the BEST service I've experienced at any restaurant. The staff are so nice, welcoming, helpful and a special thank you to the server who made my favorite drink for me dispite not being offered on their menu.My husband and I recommend the BBQ meats platter for two, we changed the sausages for chicken which was much appreciated as on our first visit we didn't know this was an option.We will be back again!!
Hailey Manny
Hailey Manny
12:52 02 Mar 24
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and decided on this gem. Service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. We had the Ginger Olive share platter and chips. Each bite was amazing. Staff sang happy Birthday to 2 of their customers. They were welcoming and attentive. Would definitely recommend.
Jani Willis
Jani Willis
10:51 02 Mar 24
Great meal, super waiting staff and a pleasant vibe to the place. The 9 hour slow cooked beef rib just fell off the bone and was delicious.
Steve Moore
Steve Moore
10:18 01 Mar 24
Our server Ryan was very friendly and food was great.
Skye Wexelman
Skye Wexelman
07:28 29 Feb 24
We walked in unaware we were going to have the best meal. The service was great the staff were very friendly and polite. We ordered the seafood plater wow the best I've ever had. Dessert was nice. Best meal I've ever had in Melbourne. Can't recommend higher.
Gary WEBSTER
Gary WEBSTER
08:07 24 Feb 24
The food was delicious. The BBQ meat dishes for 2 was mouth watering! The staff and friendly, genuine and attentive . Highly recommend the place! Try the margaritas!!
michelle white
michelle white
23:34 23 Feb 24
Service was exceptional, food was amazing & all the staff were so very helpful. Would recommend & return to this restaurant.
Michelle Helion
Michelle Helion
23:28 23 Feb 24
Nice steaks
Dung La Tien
Dung La Tien
10:47 23 Feb 24
Fantastic service and even better food. Will be returning whenever I am in Melbourne
John Helion
John Helion
08:35 23 Feb 24
Amazing place and great service! Especially from Ryan, he looked after us all night and was fantastic!
Fraser Dodds
Fraser Dodds
08:04 23 Feb 24
Sat outside and enjoyed the most delicious mushroom fricassee with truffle that I have ever had in my life. The salad with bits of watermelon was inspired. The staff were attentive and welcoming and I'll definitely be going back.
Rusalka Rubio Perez
Rusalka Rubio Perez
21:48 21 Feb 24
My girlfriend and I went for a late lunch and ordered the BBQ platter to share and it was amazing. We can highly recommend this place. The food was very good and it came quickly. The service was well done by Ryan and Sophia. They made sure we got everything we wanted.
Sander van Leeuwen
Sander van Leeuwen
18:24 21 Feb 24
Awesome meal great service 👌 😋
Rhys Hortle
Rhys Hortle
03:30 16 Feb 24
Went there by chance.Service was very friendly and professional.Dish ordered was very nicely done!Good portion, good quality meat with the right tenderness, and gotta love those secret sauce they used 😻Paired nicely with a glass of Tokar Estate Tempranillo.Would love to try their dessert next time 👍Ginger Olive Platter (for 2)Slow cooked beef rib, artisan sausage, Bba chicken and pork, crumbed prawns, seared barramundi, side signature saladAnd a side order of garlic bread 😸
Andrew Purnama
Andrew Purnama
03:47 10 Feb 24
Excellent eatery, Great service, Delicious food and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Will be back again.
My wife and I have never had a better dining experience. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Brian was a fantastic server. The owner/Chef Eddie frequented our table. This made our night and entire vacation from the states.
mark kramer
mark kramer
10:03 08 Feb 24
Marie Mårtensson
Marie Mårtensson
17:28 04 Feb 24
The food was great. We had the meat platter, generous portion. The pasta Napoletana was also delicious. Had halo-halo for dessert perfect ending to our lunch. Ryan and Kyle were also very attentive and friendly. Overall it was a great dining experience.
Diwata Galura
Diwata Galura
21:34 03 Feb 24
Staff were very welcoming, attentive and friendly! Had the seafood linguine while my partner had the grilled barramundi. The seafood in both dishes were cooked perfectly and my pasta was also rich and perfectly al dente. Would definitely recommend!
Alice Gee
Alice Gee
10:25 03 Feb 24
Beautiful Resteraunt tucked into a little alley, staff are very attenative and friendly, the dessert here is AMAZING! large menu with heaps of options and service and presentation is great.cocktails were also veeeery delicious!i can't say enough about this place it was a very pleasant accidental find!
Lola ,
Lola ,
06:20 03 Feb 24
Loved the food
Vimbai Nyakudya
Vimbai Nyakudya
15:09 31 Jan 24
Maggie Yu
Maggie Yu
00:52 28 Jan 24
We had our Daughters wedding reception here, the staff and service was exceptional. Thankyou
Danny D
Danny D
22:35 27 Jan 24
Had a booking of 40 people, and the team did not dissapoint!Food was great, and accommodating to those with dietary restrictions, the margaritas 👌 on point and probably one of the best I've had in a long time.And the customer service was excellent and will definitely be back with just the 2 of us instead. Thank you for having us all and being spectacular.
Ashley Dilger
Ashley Dilger
08:29 27 Jan 24
Great food, excellent service … 👍Excellent sitting options inside and outside.
Frank Schuermann
Frank Schuermann
19:01 26 Jan 24
A fantastic find... One of those Melbourne ally way wonders. From the moment we where seated we felt at home.The food was amazing and service was how it should be. The waiters actually showed they cared.
Jordan Karagiannidis
Jordan Karagiannidis
02:20 25 Jan 24
It's my favorite restaurant when I come to Melbourne.
Spencer Torpy
Spencer Torpy
08:37 23 Jan 24
Josemaria Hernandez
Josemaria Hernandez
10:56 20 Jan 24
We have been to this restaurant twice already and will be back again! Not only is the environment a classy but relaxing vibe in itself but the food is absolutely mouth-watering. My boyfriend and I shared a beautiful seafood platter which we demolished in seconds and have also tried the ribeye and tenderloin steaks which were delicious. I am always on the search for a good piña colada and Ginger Olive did not disappoint. Even though it was not specifically on their drinks menu, the staff went out of their way to make little adjustments to an already existing cocktail to give me the piña colada that I have been longing for. The customer service was second to none. A special mention to Kyle, Ryan and Sophia. It was the friendliness and excellent customer service that made our experience that so much better! Thank you so much! 👏
Christine Granero
Christine Granero
22:48 19 Jan 24
Great spot. Very efficient but friendly staff. We were in a hurry (yes not the best way to enjoy a dinner!) heading for a show.They were amazing,advised on quickest dishes and served up delicious food in no time. Look forward to a more leisurely return.
Richard Frost
Richard Frost
13:51 19 Jan 24
The Ginger Olive is a fantastic restaurant with excellent food and service, very rare nowadays. The whole experience was great. The staff were so attentive and friendly. I thoroughly recommend the Ginger Olive.
Steven Blackburn
Steven Blackburn
04:16 14 Jan 24
We enjoyed their set menu on New Years Eve and it was fanastic, the staff could not do enough for us, we will be back
Malcolm Wren
Malcolm Wren
06:29 01 Jan 24
Great bbq and other dishes as well
Arsh S
Arsh S
06:17 30 Dec 23
Came here for my first Christmas in Melbourne. The food was amazing! I’m a vegan and everything was delicious. The amount of food we got for the price was such good value for money. All of the staff were fantastic. It was a great day out and would definitely go there again.
Pippa Dennis
Pippa Dennis
13:36 25 Dec 23
If you’re looking for a great restaurant in an alleyway, I can definitely recommend the Ginger Olive. We sat outside where there was some foot traffic, but not too much. Waiters were very attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. Very enjoyable dinner experience.
Bertus Malan
Bertus Malan
23:22 23 Dec 23
My first experience was pretty good. Enough seating, the person who attended us was quite nice. The food was also well cooked and quite savoury, would definitely recommend going there if you are around Flinders.
Roni Joseph
Roni Joseph
03:31 23 Dec 23
Amazing food and drinks
Casey Marie
Casey Marie
03:15 22 Dec 23
Fun staff who made a great meal enjoyable. Was busy and yet attentive service. Food was delicious.
Andrew Best
Andrew Best
22:37 20 Dec 23
We had dinner before our show at the Regent theatre and wow everything was amazing the service from the moment we walked in to when we left was first class and so friendly and then the food wow it was sensational and the cocktails were delicious , we can not wait to go back ! Thank you to everyone for such a wonderful experience 😍
Carolyn Gorman
Carolyn Gorman
06:15 16 Dec 23
A hidden gem in the alleyway of Scott Alley, Melbourne. The best meal I’ve had served with plenty of smiles, friendliness and best of all taste. Please support a family business with great food and great staff
Mona Metlege
Mona Metlege
09:06 15 Dec 23
Stellar food and great drinks, went with a group of 15 and the service was fast and everything all came out at once. Highly recommend
Dinki D
Dinki D
06:16 10 Dec 23
Mark Woodhouse
Mark Woodhouse
21:15 09 Dec 23
This is the only restaurant i visited twice during my 7 days holiday in Melbourne. The owner and staff are very friendly.The 1st time we ordered Seafood Linguine, Chicken, mushroom & Pancetta Luguine, BBQ free range chicken and BBQ baby black pork ribs for dinner.The ribs are very good. the children love the cheesy chicken mushroom linguine. the sea food linguine serving is generous.The 2nd time we went for luch and tried seafood Linguine in olive oil based and the original cream based, salmon and barramundi. Also got the sweet ending platter.Both the fish is very good, there is no smell at all. Simply put it, i dont need to use the lemon. the dessert platter is fanastic (just look at the foto. i highly revoomend it.
chen vijra
chen vijra
13:23 05 Dec 23
Ryan, Kyle, Van, Niki, Diane were absolutely lovely! Excellent food and service! Will surely come back!
kyza
kyza
10:07 01 Dec 23
hu jintao
hu jintao
04:01 01 Dec 23
Dan Shea
Dan Shea
23:19 29 Nov 23
Great little nouveau Filipino cuisine in a sunlit laneway between Flinders lane and Collins St. Classy ambience and great service.
Kris
Kris
22:37 28 Nov 23
What a lovely place. The food, the staff and the overall experience was fantastic. The staff couldn’t have been more caring and helpful, constantly checking if all was ok. We meet the owner who was so humble about his staff, it was like going to a family home for a meal. We had the seafood platter which was perfect, we couldn’t recommend this place enough. Well done everyone at Ginger Olive. Can’t wait to go back.
Mark Fenton
Mark Fenton
21:21 25 Nov 23
Would recommend this restaurant .Steak was impeccable.!Burramundi also amazing!Recommend Dark Choc & Hazelnut Torte.
Lorraine Hyslop
Lorraine Hyslop
10:25 23 Nov 23
Such gorgeous service and delicious food. We loved every moment of our evening. Make sure you leave time to savour each dish as the flavours are divine 🤩
Kerryn Howell
Kerryn Howell
10:36 22 Nov 23
Very good food (we had the BBQ platter), reasonable prices, nice atmosphere and location, and wonderful service from Ryan, Richmond, Sophia, Kyle and Van - thanks, salamat!
Kevin McFarland
Kevin McFarland
15:15 21 Nov 23
Book to dine. No parking area in the vicinity. Great food! Excellent service the dine in area is a little bit congested but still okay. A must visit for tourists but not for those who are on a budget. Highly recommended.
Ryan Ives Austria
Ryan Ives Austria
12:48 18 Nov 23
Nette W
Nette W
09:47 15 Nov 23
Family owned restaurant in the heart of Melbourne. Food was exceptional, service second to none. Thank you to Ryan and Sophie for looking after us so well.
Jen Phillips
Jen Phillips
04:20 10 Nov 23
George Edward K
George Edward K
08:05 09 Nov 23
Amazing food and service!
Kim Caffell
Kim Caffell
07:34 09 Nov 23
Lucille Hargrave
Lucille Hargrave
03:39 09 Nov 23
amazing service
monita nou
monita nou
04:54 06 Nov 23
Great ambiance and delicious food
Mickael Savari
Mickael Savari
11:00 30 Oct 23
Jerry Y
Jerry Y
03:38 30 Oct 23
Excellent food and friendly waiters
Bruno Guigas
Bruno Guigas
13:12 29 Oct 23
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