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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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
Awesome service, the steak was better than I’d hoped for, which is saying a lot as I’d heard their steaks were very good! We come down from Brisbane once a year, and this restaurant will be our “go to” from now on. Very impressed
Scott Dillon
Scott Dillon
09:35 26 Oct 23
THis place is a gem, ABSOLUTELY amazing staff and food wow the slow cooked beef ribs. Amazing
Scott s
Scott s
07:59 18 Oct 23
Amazing food. And our waiter was super friendly. We shared the Ginger Olive platter and my favorite was the barramundi and my husband's was the beef. 100% going back, have discussed taking my parents and also going again with friends.The food comes out pretty quickly so you can easily go before a theater show.
Kirrily Warland
Kirrily Warland
05:22 15 Oct 23
Busy restaurant with lots of friendly staff who are very attentive. Beautiful meal, the beef ribs are excellent!
Nicole McKenzie
Nicole McKenzie
01:00 15 Oct 23
First visit, I was hungry after gym and had no healthy choice around. Staff member welcomed me last minute before kitchen closed and the food was amazing, super fresh and on top of that the super friendly and impeccable service.
Mike Bellworth
Mike Bellworth
12:16 08 Oct 23
Highly recommended.We ordered a few signature platters which were on point and relatively good value however a few of us ordered the pork ribs which was more like an entree rather than a $44 main meal. Very small serve.I'd more accurately give 4.5 stars but happy to give 5 stars rather than 4.Glad to have this amazing bbq restaurant close to home.
Luke Watson
Luke Watson
06:23 08 Oct 23
Would give 10 stars if I could. Corporate dinner with over 18 guests. The staff, food and service was amazing.
susanne mcloughlin
susanne mcloughlin
11:49 07 Oct 23
Sensational service, absolutely amazing food. Special thanks to Richmond and the team for making it an exceptional experience. Looking forward to coming back again
Connor Pinnington
Connor Pinnington
09:48 07 Oct 23
We had dinner last night. Really good experience. The service in particular was terrific. Very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Salmon starter was really good and the rib eye cooked perfectly.
colin cameron
colin cameron
02:51 07 Oct 23
Great food , friendly staff , Ryan waited our table and was very helpful
rob mcdaniel
rob mcdaniel
17:31 04 Oct 23
Literally the best vegetarian gnocchi I’ve eaten in ten years! Well done ginger and olive …. It wasn’t in the menu but boy did they deliver!
Tess
Tess
11:07 30 Sep 23
한국에 가본 적이 있다며 한국어로 인사해준 Richmond씨는 물론이고, 예약없이 주방마감시간이 다되어 방문한 고객에게 가장 편한 자리를 안내해주고 물과 음식을 서빙해준 다른 스탭들과, (아마 다른 리뷰들을 읽어보니 사장님이실것 같은) 겉보기에 조금 무뚝뚝해보이시는 중년의 직원분들까지 모두 얼굴 가득 반가운 미소로 맞아주셨어요. "환대"라는 표현이 이렇게 잘 어울리는 식당이 또 있었나 돌아보게 됩니다.추천받은 플래터와 링귀니를 먹었는데, 플래터는 기대한 것보다 그 이상이었고 와인도 (야라밸리산) 추천은 아니고 그냥 골랐지만ㅋㅋ 잘 어울리고 맛있었어요. 플래터 샐러드에 고수가 있는지?아니면 다른 향채가 있던건지 베트남의 향기가 났던 점, 링귀니는 구글 리뷰 사진 보고 크림인줄 알았는데 스파이시 로제였던점 참고하세요.다 먹고 나니 시내중심부가격임을 나중에 깨달았습니다만, 그래도 좋은 행복한 시간이었습니다. 9시반까지 영업이고, 주방마감은 8시반?이었던 것 같으니 미리 확인해보세요. 실내는 afl직전이어선지 원래그런지 시끌벅적해보여서 밖에 앉았어요.TOTAL RECOMMENDATION!!Let alone with RICHMOND'S TOTAL HOSPITALITY as well as surprises of his visit in Korea previously, EVERY staff truly made us feel welcomed. Hospitality is the thing here and you will feel it once you come here.Platter we ordered exceeded our expectation, especially beef rib which was slowly cooked for 6 hrs. Sadly the second piece of beef rib was a bit overcooked so that a bit dry & chewy, but still it didn't harm the first happy expression I had. I still recommend the platter to whom are seeing this. (Note that salad in platter might feel like a bit coriander-ish or sth, just in case you cannot handle it)Again, thank Richmond and all the other staffs who gave us happy moment in our trip. Hope you also enjoy time here. Try it.
Sng
Sng
15:19 29 Sep 23
Found this place with all the high reviews and it definitely delivered! perfect range of meats,seafood and sides. great spot if your looking for somewhere nice for dinner or lunch! The service was a 10/10 will definitely be coming back again
Star Eagle
Star Eagle
05:15 29 Sep 23
Really lovely food with a nice seating and wonderful service 👌
Evan Klink
Evan Klink
09:49 28 Sep 23
Bruce Constantine
Bruce Constantine
09:28 28 Sep 23
Read the good reviews so headed over to the restaurant on our last night in Melbourne. Was exactly as stated. Lovely welcome at the door, nice table. Quick delicious meals with excellent team service. The Seafood pasta and the BBQ chicken pasta were delicious. Thanks 👍
Roy
Roy
10:16 27 Sep 23
مطعم بالزاويةاخذت ريب اي و بدون صوص الواين طبعاو الباستا نفس الشيء ما قصروا عدلوا الطلب عشان سالفة الواين 🙏 ، واخذت بطاطا حلوة.كل الاطباق لذيذةخدمتهم رائعة و ابتسامتهم و تعاملهم لطيفو يستحق الزيارة مجددا ❤️
A R
A R
09:11 27 Sep 23
EXCELLENT - absolutely excellent.The attentiveness of staff, the friendliness, the ambience, the FOOD! All outstanding.Delicious, melt in your mouth steak cooked to perfection.Cannot recommend highly enough - a hidden gem that needs to be visited.
Soapy_Soap
Soapy_Soap
04:09 25 Sep 23
Great food
mick hunter
mick hunter
00:07 23 Sep 23
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