Ph: 03 9428 9730

65 Swan Street
Richmond, 3121 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN 12:00pm - 11:00pm
MON 12:00pm - 11:00pm
TUE 12:00pm - 11:00pm
WED 12:00pm - 11:00pm
THU 12:00pm - 11:00pm
FRI 12:00pm - 1:00am
SAT 12:00pm - 1:00am

The Details

  • Thai
  • Vietnamese
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Late Night
In the mood for
  • Beer
  • Cocktails
Need to know
  • Bar Snacks
  • Full Food Menu
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Outdoor Seating

the verdict

Amazing authentic South East Asian flavours are something that Melbourne does well, but nowhere does them quite as well as Richmond restaurant and bar, Botherambo.

The awesome corner venue sits directly across from The Corner Hotel, where it serves up some of the most delicious noodle salads, dumplings, curries, local produce-driven meat dishes and healthy Viet-style lunches in Richmond, making Botherambo one of the best restaurants in Melbourne for getting your fill of Vietnamese and Thai food.

If you’re looking for a quick lunch in Richmond, the Botherambo menu of to-go options has something drool-worthy for everyone. If it’s a light bite you’re after, the rice paper rolls are amazingly fresh and crisp. If hunger’s got you hanging, go for the pork or lobster bahn mi, or pick up a son-in-law marinated tofu bahn mi to take away. Still not satisfied? You can grab some epic noodle salads with coconut chicken, crispy duck leg, pork belly or smoked trout.

Not only will you find some of the most delicious takeaway lunches in Richmond during daylight hours, but at night, the venue transforms into a lively restaurant and drinks hub, serving an amazing menu that includes some of the best papaya salad, crab betel leaf and sticky pork we’ve eaten, as well as mouth-watering cocktails made from house sous-vide flavoured spirits. Looking for a bar in Richmond that really knows how to mix a drink? Botherambo definitely ticks our boxes!

As for the venue itself, the Botherambo restaurant and bar space is designed by Techne Architects—a local architecture studio who are making waves with their cutting-edge designs. On one side, there’s a fantastic cocktail bar area, complete with hanging greenery and an industrial vibe, and on the other, you’ll find a more intimate dining experience, perfect for a dinner date or catching up with friends over some mouth-watering sharing plates.

A fantastic express eatery in the daytime and a killer cocktail and dinner hotspot at night, Botherambo is one of the shining jewels on Richmond’s Swan Street strip. Whether it’s a to-go lunch, a perfectly seasoned meal or a rum cocktail that’ll have you praising the barman’s mastery, this restaurant and bar in Richmond is one not to be missed. Just get there early—it’s walk ins only!

Image credit: Michelle Jarni for The Urban List