Food & Drink – The Olsen, South Yarra

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    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.


  • Location

    637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141
    +61 (3) 9040 1333


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 10:00PM

Saturday - 7:00AM til 10:00PM

Sunday - 7:30AM til 9:00PM

Room Service - As per online order hours


To make a booking, email or click here