Ginger Olive Restaurant & Grill

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Ginger Olive Restaurant & Grill

RESTAURANT / CAFÉ / EVENTS / BAR

located at the heart of Melbourne CBD

The best restaurant and grill in Melbourne CBD, according to us. Ginger Olive Bistro & Bar 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 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.

About Us

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 Bistro & Bar 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”.

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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 Bistro & Bar. 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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We found this little gem down an alley of Flinders lane. WOW the mixed grill plate was amazing. The service from the young man followed up by the owners was exceptional. When in fabulous Melbourne this is a must do.
Wayne Jansen
Wayne Jansen
10:34 01 Aug 22
Excellent service & really delicious food. Had the beef & reef & omg so good. Meat was tender & melted in your mouth, prawns cooked to perfection & barramundi the same. Cosy atmosphere. The owner was very attentive & ensured we had a great experience. Definitely going back
Mary Tancredi
Mary Tancredi
00:10 31 Jul 22
Junyoung Mun
Junyoung Mun
09:47 23 Jul 22
Highly recommend this place. Great good and good service. We ordered the Ginger Olive platter and Slow Cooked Beef Ribs and they were absolutely delicious.
Jay L
Jay L
06:46 23 Jul 22
Top quality! Loved the meat and dessert platters for the whole family. Very tasty, will come again. Staff were very friendly, accommodating and explained every dish.
Sarah B
Sarah B
00:45 23 Jul 22
The Platters were absolutely delicious! Well worth the money
Jessica Cheng
Jessica Cheng
06:24 20 Jul 22
Tonight we had a booking of 6 including baby and the food a experience was amazing. I would give you guys 10/10! All the staff were super friendly and passionate about there jobs and service to customers. The head chef really knows how to cook.The carbonara, Ceasar salad with BBQ and the platter of meats was perfect! Everything was tasty, seasoned and good portions. I would definitely come back and highly recommend for a nice dinner with family 😁 well done!!
Alex
Alex
11:38 09 Jul 22
Great ribs and pasta
Michael Burgun
Michael Burgun
10:07 09 Jul 22
Food and service were amazing. Highly recommend!
Erica
Erica
10:11 07 Jul 22
Great service - well priced - and very tasty food - had the bbq platter
Nik adam
Nik adam
10:34 06 Jul 22
The best alleyway restaurant in MelbourneThe food was incredible, and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend Ginger OliveWe will be back
Samuel Benjamin
Samuel Benjamin
04:26 28 Jun 22
Andre Vitti
Andre Vitti
11:21 25 Jun 22
This is place to recommend, service amazing, food fantastic and place really nice and cozy.
Katherine Hill
Katherine Hill
20:49 24 Jun 22
Second time for me in this little restaurant and I would go again with my eyes closed! The service is impeccable, the food is stunning, they have a large choice of drinks including beautiful mocktails, the desserts are superbe. Really love it!
Aude Dorison
Aude Dorison
11:44 24 Jun 22
Highly recommend restaurant in Melbourne!
Glenn Nicolas
Glenn Nicolas
00:35 23 Jun 22
The platter 2 was so delicious, we love how the slow cooked beef was done and the taste of grilled chicken was great. Excellent service for all the staff members, made an extra effort to check on us on a busy saturday dinner night. I will definitely bring my family here on their holiday in Melbourne.
Clyte Serrano
Clyte Serrano
06:10 21 Jun 22
Fantastic! The food was amazing so was the service, we had the Ginger Olive Platter, ❤️❤️❤️ great flavours, and the Coconut and Pandan Creme Brulee was beautiful. Highly recommend! 10/5
Ryan Rogers
Ryan Rogers
08:39 18 Jun 22
Ginger olive is the best place to eat in Melbourne the food was fantastic the taste was excellent I will recommend you to order that slow cooked beff omg that was awesome taste.it’s actually my time to been to that restaurant, very clean all the staff are friendly definitely will back there again , cheers
Karisma Ora
Karisma Ora
02:28 16 Jun 22
Great service and food is delicious
Paul Flanigan
Paul Flanigan
14:53 11 Jun 22
Very nice place with good ambience! Staff are extremely polite and pleasant. Food was amazing too especially their beef ribs!
Benjamin Wu
Benjamin Wu
05:18 11 Jun 22
Fabulous service, fantastic food, beautiful family business!
Chris Ozkoch
Chris Ozkoch
08:39 10 Jun 22
Great food and fantastic friendly service. Staff were very accommodating of our 2 year old and stroller. Will be back 👍
Mark Wagstaff
Mark Wagstaff
09:50 02 Jun 22
👍👍👍
sweet. swat
sweet. swat
08:46 31 May 22
Michael Doyle
Michael Doyle
08:31 30 May 22
Richmond Fajardo
Richmond Fajardo
13:01 29 May 22
Enjoyed an amazing meal at Ginger Olive in the city (Shop 2/38 Manchester Ln, Melbourne). The food was amazing, the service was spot on and it had a lovely intimate vibe. We ordered one of the signature platters “Ginger Olive Platter for 2”, every bite was perfect. If you’re looking for a wonderful dining experience, give this a go!
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
07:03 29 May 22
Good food & excellent service
Sophia Uyking
Sophia Uyking
06:10 29 May 22
Amazing food combinations
Kris Vandenbroucke
Kris Vandenbroucke
23:57 28 May 22
Always have such great service and delicious food here! Especially the seafood linguini!! 🤤 definitely one of my most favourite restaurant in the city!!!
MarkLester Love
MarkLester Love
11:39 28 May 22
My daughter and I enjoyed a delicious dinner accompanied by a wine. It was mild enough to sit outside and the staff were friendly and very competent. Would dine there again
Rosie Hunt
Rosie Hunt
08:39 28 May 22
Karlo Pleša
Karlo Pleša
06:05 28 May 22
Very good food and friendly staff!
Ryan Fajardo
Ryan Fajardo
06:00 28 May 22
Hera Janica Buenviaje
Hera Janica Buenviaje
05:57 28 May 22
Yelena Knežević
Yelena Knežević
05:57 28 May 22
Great food. Best customer service.
Romulae Gadaoni
Romulae Gadaoni
04:35 26 May 22
Siamak Barzegar
Siamak Barzegar
00:37 12 May 22
Zoe Hordern
Zoe Hordern
21:31 01 May 22
Delicious city based laneway restaurant with an excellent meat and vegetable grill, sharing plate options and nice wine. Friendly and efficient customer service, and reasonably priced 👍😋
Peter Behrendorff
Peter Behrendorff
23:15 29 Apr 22
Ate here after a random stroll from Flinders .. Snag platter was a plate of tender and wholesome cuts of meats .. great service to boot !!!!
James Huang
James Huang
11:28 28 Apr 22
I am a visitor to the city, and GingerOlive Rest. was just beautiful.Would recommend.
Karen Sigley
Karen Sigley
11:43 21 Apr 22
Great food and service
Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
09:21 21 Apr 22
So delicious. The meat was well cooked and the service was great. Truly enjoyed our meal!
Niesyl Arcilla
Niesyl Arcilla
11:28 19 Apr 22
Great service, not to mention perfectly cooked dishes.
Denis Orlov
Denis Orlov
08:14 19 Apr 22
Found another hidden gem in Melbourne CBD! We were looking for a place to have dinner and glad we came here. We ordered the signature platter dish (the ginger olive platter), and it was so worth it. Great place and good service. Definitely recommended 😀
Linda Sumartono
Linda Sumartono
11:14 16 Apr 22
Marie R
Marie R
04:50 06 Apr 22
Delicious food and amazing service.
Rodolfo Perez Villada
Rodolfo Perez Villada
07:09 03 Apr 22
Delicious food. Had the ginger signature platter for 2. Got a second helping of slow cooked beef ribs because it was so good. Would recommend and would come back
Graeme Walker
Graeme Walker
09:37 02 Apr 22
Excellent service and delicious foods. Menus have a great variety of choices and presentation was exquisite. Will be coming back again very soon. Thank you Ginger Olive for our wonderful dinner. We really enjoyed dining in your Resto.
Gela Abcede
Gela Abcede
06:23 01 Apr 22
Michael Romaniuk
Michael Romaniuk
08:31 25 Mar 22
The ribs platter was amazing, and the seafood pasta too, the yam parfait was sooo delicious
Sylvia Lin
Sylvia Lin
07:54 25 Mar 22
Amazing restaurant tucked into a small laneway. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful with the owner also coming out to see if everything was going well. I had the ribeye and it was the best steak I've had. Ever. The menu is reasonably priced and has something for everyone - the cocktails were tasty and really well priced. Overall great experience.
Jimmy Windle
Jimmy Windle
05:55 24 Mar 22
We really enjoyed our dinner tonight! Great service and fantastic food, and thank you so much to friendly staff giving me space with my baby and Pram
Raquel Gamazon
Raquel Gamazon
10:05 15 Mar 22
Brianna Rose
Brianna Rose
11:33 26 Feb 22
Amazing food (their signature platter is highly recommended!). Also exceptionally good service and nice atmosphere. Been there 4 times, every time food was amazing and waiters extremely polite and helpful. Highly recommend this place!
Anna Aristova
Anna Aristova
00:57 23 Feb 22
Very high quality food, fantastic flavours…. I got the Trio of Ribs and they all fell off the bone! The service was friendly and attentive. A surprise find as I was walking past, so glad I stopped by and gave it a chance…. Will be back for sure!
Ryan Clarke
Ryan Clarke
09:56 22 Feb 22
Excellent service, the staff are so attentive. Delicious food and good portions. Will definitely come back again.
Rowena Alvarez
Rowena Alvarez
04:07 19 Feb 22
We visited with our family and Wow what fantastic food wine and service. Amazing flavours, most tender ribs and best fluffy wedges I’ve ever experienced. Gorgeous Heatcote wine, and all reasonably priced. Thank you for quality all round
Samantha Morton
Samantha Morton
07:30 12 Feb 22
alexander banting
alexander banting
05:59 12 Feb 22
Great food, very cool location, kind and friendly service
Cayman Deely
Cayman Deely
12:31 05 Feb 22
Straight forward cuisine, no fuss, delicious and filling. Great host who takes the time to greet and talk to all. Highly recommended 👌
Paul
Paul
11:14 05 Feb 22
10/10. Food, vibe, and service!
Kareen Ann
Kareen Ann
03:05 01 Feb 22
My partner and i ate here last Saturday night before a comedy show, we found this close by on the internet.Cosy and intimate, we ate early (530pm) so only a few other tables came in after us. The gentleman serving us was very hospitable and helpful with questions. The mocktails were delicious, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the flavour combinations were super tasty, would definatly recommend and return. Thank you
Kylie M
Kylie M
02:55 20 Jan 22
Wouldn't have expected a restaurant like Ginger Olive in this lane. Stands out in the quality of food and friendliness of services provided. Also excellent price - value ratio. If you wish to experience great food (manly meat, but also vegetarian options) in a very friendly atmosphere, Ginger Olive is a choice not to be missed.
Frank Hermesdorf
Frank Hermesdorf
22:37 01 Jan 22
Deborah Stenning
Deborah Stenning
06:21 21 Dec 21
Went here for our work pre-Christmas celebration. Cannot believe I did not know about this place sooner. Fantastic communication prior to our booking. Staff were really efficient and attentive. Food was amazing. Everyone in my group agreed that they will definitely come back for more.
H Du
H Du
05:33 20 Dec 21
Can't recommend this restaurant enough! Food and staff were amazing! Very accommodating for us with our one year old. Also a great range of food. Being one vegan, a vegetarian and a meat eater it's hard to find places where we can all enjoy the food but I highly recommend the vegan pasta and Udon noodles and my partner loved the rib eyeWe will definitely be back when we stay in the city next ☺️
Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
20:10 18 Dec 21
Surprising how good their service was, attended to all customers really well. Food was great and will come again very soon!
Phoebe Lay
Phoebe Lay
08:47 16 Dec 21
One of the best restaurants that I have been in Melbourne. Just amazing about everything (waiting, staff, food, environment)!
Tamara de Oliveira
Tamara de Oliveira
06:10 14 Dec 21
Great food, nice staff, cosy ambience.
Ash Khondkar
Ash Khondkar
10:30 09 Dec 21
My wife had to take me to this restaurant Ginger Olive, oh wow the Ginger Olive Platter was awesome for two people, tasty tender and well presented and highly recommended at a very reasonable price. Thank you so much guys, thoroughly enjoyed the food.
Darren Andrews
Darren Andrews
09:21 30 Nov 21
Absolutely amazing amazing food. My wife and I had the platter for 2 and we enjoyed every bit of it. It is definitely a must try. The beef rib was the highlight of the platter, slow cooked just right with great sauce.
Samuel F
Samuel F
09:03 28 Nov 21
Great customer service. Delicious foodWill definitely be back
Kirti Singh
Kirti Singh
07:23 14 Nov 21
Best BBQ in the CBD ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Noemi Towe
Noemi Towe
06:15 14 Nov 21
Jerry de Leon
Jerry de Leon
02:19 09 Nov 21
The family and I had a wonderful time and experience at the Ginger Olive this evening. We shared two lots of the platters and they were delicious and beautifully presented. Thank you for the great service and great food.
A dining experience cant get much better. Amazing food, great and friendly service. Loyal customers for life.
Kevin Tuffan
Kevin Tuffan
13:20 23 Oct 21
Julie Wang
Julie Wang
06:32 09 Aug 21
We dined before the VIC lockdown 5.0. This restaurant in Melbourne is located in the middle of CBD. The food was so yummy and delish especially the BBQ. The sweet potato was also yummers. The service is great! The only downside is small space and no Rice!
Crissy NOT CRAZY
Crissy NOT CRAZY
09:28 01 Aug 21
Amazing food , excellent service One of the best restaurants in Melbourne .
Juan camilo Lopez
Juan camilo Lopez
09:57 31 Jul 21
Ginger Olive is a hidden gem. Restaurant is small and cozy! Staff are very friendly and attentive. Food is delicious and platers have a great size. Truly recommend the ginger olive share platers and the beef bbq. Great value for money! I will come back.
Alessandra Bandeira
Alessandra Bandeira
08:27 15 Jul 21
Amazing service and food. The lunch menu has a great variety of options and always comes out fresh and well seasoned.
Sulna van Wyk
Sulna van Wyk
02:48 15 Jul 21
Stumbled upon this gem. The food is sooo good and has great service too. Would def come back ☺️
Alianna Morada
Alianna Morada
07:39 09 Jul 21
Great food and accommodating staff...
Mary Carbonilla
Mary Carbonilla
04:48 01 Jul 21
Nicole Fergusson
Nicole Fergusson
14:34 26 Jun 21
Walked past lucky enough to get a table on a Friday night. Meat platters were amazing more so the service received. This is our new favourite place.
Alex Ting
Alex Ting
01:56 26 Jun 21
First time dining, 2 of us. Good choice to order Ginger Olive platter to share and taste different food, plenty of meats, tasty and tender. Reasonable price, friendly service, cosy and clean. Will be back for sure.
Cilla Rayner
Cilla Rayner
09:55 23 Jun 21
Great lunch deal, was perfect for a work lunch!
Mandy Nuttall
Mandy Nuttall
04:52 23 Jun 21
Kyle Griffith
Kyle Griffith
03:55 22 Jun 21
Wondered in after being tempted by their lunch specials and I was not disappointed the BBQ chicken salad hit the spot tasty from first to last bite flavors perfectly balanced. I will be back.
Sharon Neale
Sharon Neale
04:20 16 Jun 21
Loved the food and the staff were so accommodating. Would definitely, bring my family and friends to this restaurant.
Cristina Catris
Cristina Catris
04:46 09 Jun 21
Good food and great atmosphere.
Lennon Woodall
Lennon Woodall
10:48 29 May 21
Amazing food, amazing staff! xD Highly recommend to anyone travelling from interstate or locals. Will return here next time I'm down from Queensland for sure.
Ford Shortland
Ford Shortland
12:44 22 May 21
Incredible service, delicious food and great vibes. Will definitely be eating here again! Also great drinks!
AshaLeah14
AshaLeah14
08:22 22 May 21
The best meal I have had in 2 years. Would recommend to everyone. Staff friendly and answer all questions about the food.Great cocktails 🍸. Great atmosphere. Great service. 100%
Laurence Dodsworth
Laurence Dodsworth
13:51 21 May 21
Babak Mortazi
Babak Mortazi
01:13 14 May 21
My sister and I came for dinner tonight. Had the seafood Linguini and Beef Ribs. Very reasonable priced. The service was exceptional. Highly recommend
A B
A B
09:40 06 May 21
Greeted at the door like VIPs! Staff were so attentive to our needs just beautiful service so polite and friendly. Food was lovely and very delicious.
Emily Nelson
Emily Nelson
09:59 02 May 21
Really impressive food.. Shame they were in a real rush to have me leave because I hadn't made a booking and needed me out by 7 giving me 45 mins to have my meal.
Nathaniel Baker
Nathaniel Baker
08:36 29 Apr 21
Great food and very helpful staff! Lovely little place that made sure we were looked after all through dinner
Emma Forder
Emma Forder
22:01 28 Apr 21
Had a lovely dinner. Will definitely go back.
David MacLeod
David MacLeod
20:27 27 Apr 21
The food was amazing
Nickita Knight
Nickita Knight
09:35 27 Apr 21
Stopped in for a weekday lunch. Service was excellent and food came out in a reasonable time. I had the slow cooked pork ribs - excellent! My friends really enjoyed their meals too, looking forward to returning. Definitely worth checking out!
Sarah Wiggs
Sarah Wiggs
10:03 24 Apr 21
Food was so delicious and the service was fantastic. A great little find. We will definitely be back. Also suggest you try the Brûlée and Mango Crepe.
Joanne Lardner
Joanne Lardner
07:44 24 Apr 21
Fantastic food at a good price. Will definitely return.
Kathy Lloyd
Kathy Lloyd
05:26 23 Apr 21
Beautiful food and amazing service.
Tania De Bortoli
Tania De Bortoli
06:31 22 Apr 21
Alison Cheney
Alison Cheney
01:13 21 Apr 21
lovely food and service 🌟
Jacob Feenstra
Jacob Feenstra
23:19 17 Apr 21
We stumbled across this little restaurant & we are so glad we did! The service was exceptional & the food was so delicious. So many options available!! Great environment & atmosphere. Really well priced. Overall we thought this was an excellent little find
kate jordison
kate jordison
10:59 15 Apr 21
Leena H
Leena H
20:52 09 Apr 21
David Joram Mendoza
David Joram Mendoza
03:22 08 Apr 21
We spent five days in Melbourne and on the last day booked lunch here. The food was beautiful, and the staff were the most polite we encountered during our stay, from the booking through to leaving a really nice experience, thanks guys we'll be back
Dave Fagan
Dave Fagan
08:00 05 Apr 21
Great food and really attentive service. Thanks guys for a good night.
George Bito
George Bito
23:36 04 Apr 21
What a fined. We were looking for something quite and with good taste food to finish off out Easter weekend. And we found it. Good service and food at a reasonable price.
Tony Wilsmore
Tony Wilsmore
09:45 03 Apr 21
Good food and exceptional service. Menu has a wide range of choices for every taste.
Leah Morris
Leah Morris
08:46 31 Mar 21
What a great meal and the service was fantastic. I couldn't decide between the beef or lamb ribs, so they made me a combo of the two. The ribs were perfectly cooked - tasty and tender, and it came with a nice green salad. My wife's boneless chicken was also a memorable dish. The portion size was generous and the price reasonable. The meal came out relatively quickly which was nice as we were going to the theater. The service was attentive but not overbearing. I had an enjoyable chat to Eddie the owner and the rest of the team were also very friendly. I highly recommend having a meal here.
Ken Trac Bladwell
Ken Trac Bladwell
07:03 28 Mar 21
Patrick Azzopardi
Patrick Azzopardi
10:02 22 Mar 21
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