Food & Drink – The Olsen, South Yarra

  • Sample our seasonal fare 

    Saunter in for a small bite or unwind and dine with friends, family or colleagues.

  • Whet your whistle

    Pull up a stump and enjoy our drinks of the hour.

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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.


To our dear and valued guests,

It is with much delight that we announce Spoonbill Bar & Restaurant re-open for service, following the recent lockdown in Metro Melbourne, with some temporary changes to our operating hours.

The first priority of Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar is the absolute safety, security and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

In accordance with recent Government directives and Public Health Orders all patrons seeking to dine in any Food & Beverage outlet;

MUST be fully vaccinated (double dosed) or hold an approved exemption and
MUST register check-in upon entry via the ‘Service Victoria’ QR code and app (or alternative method and
Must show proof of vaccination when checking-in with presentation of ‘COVID-19 (digital) Certificate

Additionally, all Food & Beverage staff providing service in any capacity MUST (and will be) fully vaccinated (double dosed).

Thank You for your understanding and support. We also request guests to make a prior booking to ensure we have a table available for you whilst Public Health Orders and patron capacity limits remain enforced. Click here to make a booking 

Alternatively, if you have any questions, we invite you to contact our team on (03) 9040 1333 or

 We look forward to welcoming in you back.

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.



Monday - Friday – 6:30AM til LATE

Saturday - 7:30AM til LATE

Sunday - 7:30AM til 11:30AM

Room Service - As per above hours


To make a booking, email or click here