Spoonbill Restaurant & Bar – The Olsen

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    Tuck into shredded ham croquettes and goat cheese zucchini flowers.

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    Our new breakfast menu mixes classic morning fare with nutritious ingredients.

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Spoonbill Restaurant & Bar

Nestled into The Olsen hotel on Chapel Street, Spoonbill celebrates Australia’s regional produce.  As our seasons change so too does our menu, ensuring the freshest of fare for flocks and grazers alike. This focus has helped boost Spoonbill to become one of the leading restaurants in South Yarra. 

Whether you’re looking to peck, feed in a group or enjoy a fully-fledged meal, find a perch indoors or out at Spoonbill and settle in. 

Drawing inspiration from John Olsen’s love of all things Australian, Spoonbill’s menu offers a multi-faceted paddock to plate experience. Highlighting the origin, delivery and special characteristics of the food, Spoonbill will leave visitors with an enlightened mind and satisfied belly.

Inspiration gained from Olsen’s Mediterranean travels makes its way into the Spoonbill menu, with his favourite Paella dish making a special appearance.  Olsen first learned to cook Paella in the 1950’s and it’s been a reoccurring theme in his work ever since.  Inspired by the shape and the array of colours in the dish, he compares the traditional Spanish meal to an art masterpiece.

Designed by Grant Amon Architects, Spoonbill is one of the most unique restaurants in South Yarra with its combination of new and recycled pieces.  Enjoy a local brew with tapas at the bar, reserve the private dining room for up to 12 people or enjoy a balmy evening outside on the Daly Street terrace.  Whatever takes your fancy, pull up a pew and make Spoonbill your home away from home.

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Breakfast served: 6:30AM – 11AM weekdays & 6:30AM – 11:30AM Saturday and Sunday

Lunch served: 12PM – 3PM daily

Dinner served: 6PM – 10:30PM daily

Tapas menu served: 12PM – 10:30PM daily 

Spoonbill Restaurant & Bar 6:30 till 1am +61 (3) 9040 1333 +61 (3) 9040 1334