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Anchovy - Southeast Asian restaurant in Melbourne, Australia

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338 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia


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4.60 (130 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 5:30 to 8PM
  • Friday: 11AM to 2PM, 5:30 to 8PM
  • Saturday: 11AM to 2PM, 5:30 to 8PM
  • Sunday: 11AM to 2PM
  • Monday: Closed


  • 5Rebecca R. 1 year ago

  • 5Herbert F. 1 year ago
    What a great find! The decor is clean, simple and uncluttered. The seasonal menu - a mix of modern Vietnamese/Australian - is very affordable considering the high quality of the food. Staff were friendly and attentive.

  • 5Eliza L. 1 year ago
    Chefs menu was fantastic and quite affordable for what they offered. Great wine list that pairs really well with the food. Nice, intertesing aperitif options. Highly worth a visit

  • 5Ian C. 1 year ago
    Anchovy was amazing, by far the best meal I have had in Australia! Or maybe ever. And they have a bar to eat at! And without pretensions. Anyone would love it. Booked at night but the lunchtime is usually walk in. A young Aussie Vietnamese woman chef. It's sublime and light. No fish sauce or hot ? flavour, just the taste with home fermentation of Kimchi and other foods. Only one coffee to finish which is like a cocktail. The wine selection is perfect. Highly recommended.

  • 5Lachlan B. 1 year ago
    Sensational food/produce execution of dishes, roti rocks thy socks off. Service is stella aswell. Such a quaint little operation is worthy of anyone's time.

  • 5Edwar K. 1 year ago
    Perfect place for special occasions like anniversary or date night. It is a semi-fine dining experience. Food are seasonal and too notch for most of the dishes. Highly recommended the raw Beef and the mussel if it is available. Food - 9 Service - 9 Vibe - 9 Price - $$$$

  • 5Cameron C. 1 year ago
    Brilliant menu, truely seasonal and original, food is executed well and the service is attentive and personal. Wine list pairs with the menu with plenty of affordable tasty options. Highly recommend.

  • 5Nicola D. 1 year ago
    This is a Bridge Road gem. The dishes are always taste fresh and fancy enough without feeling pretentious. Perfect for a date night.

  • 5Hye-Joo W. 1 year ago
    Really delicious! Service was fantastic. Highly recommend.

  • 5Julia H. 1 year ago
    Couldn't recommend more! The food and wine was delicious, staff were attentive and the price was really great value. I recommend the chef's selection and will definitely come again!

  • 5Cass K. 1 year ago
    Delicious! I loved the hand-made roti, the best in Melbourne. Really great staff. The blood sausage was also a highlight.

  • 5oran j. 1 year ago
    A real food experience . genuine and unique. very rare place.

  • 5Chandrapal Singh R. 1 year ago
    Avant garde cuisine with interesting flow of flavours as you move from entrée to main course to desserts. Humble ambience and warm service.

  • 5P. 1 year ago
    Been meaning to try this place for ages. Recommended by some of Melbourne top chefs. I must say, it was one of the best asian fusion restaurant I’ve been so far. Everything was very delicious. We’ve ordered the crab (it’s a must), duck with dry noodle (sauce was so tasty), ox tongues skewers (yummy), Baramundi (good sauce), peanuts, lamb, carpaccio .. they were all so good. The place is small but quite romantic. Perfect for special occasions. The service was 5 stars. Highly recommended

  • 5Kristina M. 1 year ago
    Excellent chilli-infused dishes with lively fresh flavours, great service!

  • 5Alex C. 2 years ago
    Awesome, fresh, original, stylish Vietnamese fusion. So good!

  • 5Lyn C. 2 years ago
    The food is stupendous.The school prawn bar snack is addictive. The pickled mussels is the best interpretation in town. There was an excellent tomato and fig salad dressed in plenty of herbs and a very funk-forward sauce. It was ulam... But with tomatos and figs. Genius. My husband loved the blood sausage lettuce wrap. The chef's choice is fabulous value and a great choice. Small but perfectly formed and interesting drinks list (with reasonable prices!). The staff are also a great asset. Knowledgeable... And just always seem to be hovering nearby the moment you are ready for your next drop/snack.

  • 5Louis H. 2 years ago
    Amazing food!

  • 5Anna P. 2 years ago
    Delicious restaurant. We had the chef's selection and would recommended any day. Loved it

  • 5Lachlan O. 2 years ago
    Great food, staff are fantastic. Really interesting short wine list. Had a fantastic meal/evening

  • 5Timothy C. 2 years ago
    I really enjoyed the food at this small venue. We had very good service and the chef came out to talk about the special dietary requirements of one member of our dinner party.

  • 5Robert S. 8 months ago
    Great Thai food! Really fresh ingredients and an innovative approach.

  • 5Lisa L. 2 years ago
    Definitely go with the chef's choice so that you can get a taste of everything. The roti and the fish with the Asian herbs was definitely my favourite. Having trouble choosing no problems just let the friendly staff there make the recommendation.

  • 5Hubert K. 1 year ago
    Went for dinner with my partner. We got the tasting menu and loved the food, paired with drinks recommended by the very friendly and enthusiastic, not to mention knowledgeable bartender. It’s also reasonably priced, especially for the quality of flavours, so it will definitely become one of our regular spots. The only negative I can think of is that we both thought that it was quite dark inside, and that slightly turning up the lights would have been nice.

  • 5Georgia W. 1 year ago
    Excellent all round. The chefs menu was great value for money. Mushroom custard was great! Salted blueberry...less so. Great service. Would definitely return! Loved it.

  • 5Rhyard S. 2 years ago
    Really amazing food and great staff! This was our second time here and it really didn't disappoint!

  • 5Matthew R. 1 year ago
    Excellent all round. The chefs menu was great value for money. Mushroom custard was great! Salted blueberry...less so. Great service. Would definitely return! Loved it.

  • 5Sebastian D. 1 year ago
    Best meal in Melbourne. Each dish was 10/10, balanced, aromatic, fresh flavours. Great service and lovely aesthetic. Would return to Melbourne from London to eat there again!

  • 5Jasmine H. 1 year ago
    Best meal in Melbourne. Each dish was 10/10, balanced, aromatic, fresh flavours. Great service and lovely aesthetic. Would return to Melbourne from London to eat there again!

  • 5Damian Y. 1 year ago
    Damn Delicious! The small plate treats are unbelievably good. The menu changes regularly, so there is always something new and exciting to try. Well deserved ranking in the Delicious 100.

  • 5Kerian W. R. 11 months ago
    love this place!

  • 5Caitlin K. 1 year ago
    My partner and I dined here for valentines day and were very happy with the experience. We ordered the chefs selection, which they were able to cater to my vegetarian dietaries. The portion and quality of the food was great. Lovely service as well. Modern asian food done tasteful.

  • 5Johanne S. 1 year ago
    Awesome service, awesome food! This should be on everyone's must do list.

  • 5Anna C. 1 year ago
    Seriously fresh, amazing service and combination and balance of flavours. I think this is my new favourite restaurant

  • 5Ben O. 1 year ago
    Very tasty food and nice casual atmosphere

  • 5Paul V. 1 year ago
    We had to try the food at this much talked about establishment. A mix of Southeast Asian food mostly I'd say Vietnamese inspired. The Raw cobia, persimmon, bánh bèo, cincalok was lovely and the Grilled pork, turmeric, lemongrass, bellman were just perfect. We finished off sharing the Caramelised mushroom custard, mandarin, tangelo which was to die for. I would definitely come back.

  • 4Piggy E. 1 year ago
    The food was interesting although a touch expensive for what was offered. The Moreton Bay bug special was nice enough but at forty something dollars I felt it was quite expensive for one bug. Their zucchini was so delish and was a great starter as it’s a bit sour and get your appetite going. The pipis were amazing too! They are so fresh! We ordered cod for mains and a herb garden as a side salad. Cod was cooked w turmeric, garlic, corn and spring onion. The cod was a bit tough, but the flavours were amazing!!! The “herb garden” was fabulous though and goes so well with the fish flavours. So it was such a bit that the cod itself was a bit of a letdown. Dessert was this durian and white chocolate parfait which was surprisingly light, a perfect finish to our night.

  • 4Hien V. 2 years ago
    Great Asian Fusion (mainly Viet & Thai If I remember correctly) restaurant. Quite authentic. We had the Chefs menu and everything was absolutely delicious. Staff were friendly and attentive. We got there at 6PM and it wasn’t so busy, so not sure if it’ll get busier later in the evening.

  • 4Judy K. 1 year ago
    Chef's selection is a good way to be introduced to the restaurant. Noodles with bbq duck was tasty. Be prepared for robust flavours. The staff are helpful to guide in making good choices to enjoy the evening. Love the ambience, it has a restful feel.

  • 4Robin D. 3 years ago
    Outstanding modern Asian cuisine. Wonderful flavours. Small but interesting wine list. Great passionate service. Highly recommended.

  • 4Clive B. 1 year ago
    Great venue for modern Asian with a twist of Australian mixed in. Stand out dish was the scampi with butter mopped up with the ultra flaky and crispy roti bread!

  • 4Two S. 1 year ago
    We thought this was a very fine place. We were here for a birthday celebration and had the feed me menu which was excellent. Dish after dish of lovely interesting and inventive food. The wine list is small but there’s enough on it that demands attention. Service overall was pretty good on the night.

  • 2Phil A. 1 year ago
    Overpriced Vietnamese food. Left still feeling hungry after > $180 bill for two. Decor and ambience is good though.

Last updated: 2020-08-25