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 into the evening with treats such as crispy Brussels sprouts with white miso dressing & togarashi spices, Malay corn fritters and soft shell crab sliders with green mango & papaya salad.

Conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne’s theatre district, Seamstress is the perfect venue for pre-theatre dinner. Whether joining us in the dining room or a quick bite from our light dinner menu in the cocktail bar. Join us for a relaxed evening and we’ll be sure to get you to your show on time. Our dining room is open from 5.30pm Monday to Saturday to cater for pre-theatre diners visiting Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Melbourne Comedy Theatre, located literally 30 seconds walk away.