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,

The first priority of Spoonbill Restaurant & Bar is the absolute safety, security and wellbeing of our guests and staff. As a result, and in accordance with recent Government directives in response to slowing the spread of COVID-19, we will be closed for the foreseeable future.

It is a particularly devastating time for our industry, but nothing is more important than our health. We continue to closely monitor Government and World Health Organization (WHO) updates and will continue to update you on our developments in the hope that we can continue to serve you and provide opportunities for you to safely engage with friends and loved ones, when the time comes.

If you have any questions, we invite you to please contact our team on (03) 9040 1333.

Thank you to all of you for your kind words and support, it is during these times that we must all look after each other. We thank you for your ongoing support of our venue, and the wider hospitality industry.

Take care and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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.

View our latest conversation worthy specials.



Breakfast served: 7:00AM – 10:30AM weekdays & 7:30AM – 11:00AM weekends and public holidays.

Lunch served: 12PM – 3PM Friday & Saturday.

Dinner served: 5:00PM – late Tuesday to Saturday

Bar snacks and drinks: 3:00PM – late Tuesday to Saturday


Either via our online booking system or email us at

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