Ph: 03 9041 5727

28-30 Ross Street
South Melbourne, 3205 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN 11:30am - 4:00pm
MON closed
TUE 11:30am - 4:00pm
WED 11:30am - 11:00pm
THU 11:30am - 11:00pm
FRI 11:30am - 11:00pm
SAT 11:30am - 11:00pm

The Details

  • American
  • Modern Australian
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night


The Verdict

If you're a lover of casual dining with great food to boot, Meatworks is the place for you. The industrial fitout feels breezy and fresh, adapted from a turn-of-the-century mechanic shopfront in the back streets of South Melbourne - but if anything, it seems like this old building has finally found its groove after all these years.

Long sharing tables suit the ethos of an easygoing canteen experience - although this is far from your usual fare. The smoked meat platter is the centrepiece here: 10 hour smoked brisket and pulled pork lies beside sticky ribs and super-soft baked potato. The accompanying chili sauce is a firm winner in my books.

Try the sweet smoked salmon and pomegranate salad, or the slow braised sticky beef shin in a powerful broth that packs a punch. This place is all about flavour - with a bit of laid back fun on the side.

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