Seamstress Restaurant & Bar opened in 2007 in Melbourne’s historic Chinatown district, housed in a 120yr-old former textile factory, warehouse and one-time buddhist monastery.

Climb the rickety stairs escaping the bustle of the city street to our 50 seater dining room celebrating the merging of traditional pan-asian ingredients with modern kitchen techniques. Our menu is all about shared dining enjoyed in a lively but casual social setting.

Trek up the stairs further to discover our multi-award winning cocktail bar. Inspired by the clubs of yesteryear with a soundtrack of jazz & blues, soft lighting and friendly, knowledgable waiter service. Seamstress is still one of the best places in Australia for a Dry Martini and seasonal cocktails, with a light dinner menu available late in to the evening with treats such as spiced roast nuts, crispy polenta chips, smoked Kingfish croquettes and Malay corn fritters.

We regularly host a range of business and private functions, including exclusive events. Our dining room is open from 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday nights to cater for pre-theatre diners visiting Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Melbourne Comedy Theatre, located literally 30 seconds walk away.