Cookie

Bar, Thai Restaurant, and Lounge$$$$
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne
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  • Rachelle A.
    "But the 'Pork Belly Red Curry' was definitely worth the wait!"(5 Tips)
    Emily I.
    "perfect to enjoy in the sunshine of balcony seeting."(8 Tips)
    Marina L.
    "Cozy atmosphere, huge beer list, friendly staff."(7 Tips)
    Lauren P.
    "Delicious Thai! Order the drunken noodles for a fiery kick."(4 Tips)
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  • Giuseppe S.
    Giuseppe SpinaFebruary 19, 2015
    Supposedly this is a cliche visit for anyone coming to Melbourne but it's worth it. Great food and tasty cocktails but they're price was nothing to rave about. Lovely dim lighting and great service.
  • Smylee N.
    Smylee NallalaguMarch 10, 2014
    Love this place! The food is beyond perfect and the service extra-ordinary! Some of my favourites are the deep fried whole baby snapper, pork ribs, green curry with dumplings and the stir fried beef.
  • Toby C.
    Toby CornwellFebruary 6, 2011
    Oh my goodness!! Best food!! Had the Pork Belly Red curry, Stir fried sweet potato and egg plant, Thai sausage cucumber and Ginger, green curry with corn dumplings, and Chilli and lime duck salad!!!xx
  • Margaret S.
    Margaret SevenjhaziJuly 10, 2011
    Highlight of Melbourne. Shared deep fried barramundi, soft shell crab, deep fried pork ribs and steamed mussels. I don't even like mussels, these ones were so delicately flavoured and beautiful.
  • Cris P.
    Cris PearsonApril 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for what beer is new on tap. They have your usual brews as well as an ever changing selection of refreshingly obscure beers on tap from all over the globe.
  • Charli R.
    Charli RogersOctober 21, 2012
    Get the staff to recommend their favourite menu items. If you're not sure, then they are bound to inspire you (Thai grilled sausage was amazing).
  • Marina L.
    Marina LissMarch 27
    Best place in the city for drinking beer. Cozy atmosphere, huge beer list, friendly staff.
  • Pema B.
    Pema BhutiaFebruary 21, 2014
    Yellow chicken curry, chilli prawns and soft shell crab roll. Easily the best in town. Even on a busy night, the staff is really great!!
  • Dave H.
    Dave HolmesApril 16, 2014
    Lamb Penang and coconut rice washed down with an amoretto sour - it's a killer combo #delish
  • BenDog F.
    BenDog FitzhardingeDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place in summer, if you can get a window seat. Food is amazing. Don't come here to catch up just for a drink there are a million better places.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MasonNovember 18, 2011
    This place has an excellent selection of beer and wine, but don't forget to eat there. Amazing Thai inspired food (don't forget to order roti).
  • RoomCritic
    RoomCriticFebruary 2, 2014
    Melbourne institution for inspired cocktails, great Thai food, and massive selection of beers. Our Must-do spot in Melbs. Read more
  • Brendan T.
    Brendan TonkinOctober 15, 2011
    Fantastic selection of bottled international beer. If you're in good beer loving company, then it's a great stop on one of the quieter nights.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaMay 16, 2013
    Great drinks and food - one of the bigger bars (ie. not really a hidden pub) but really nice, specially with a bigger group.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LFebruary 10, 2011
    Crazy cocktail and beer menu with thai styled dishes to share. If there's no room at the restaurant, it's the same menu at the bar. Don't forget Rooftop Bar on lvl 4
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SmithJuly 28, 2011
    For a refreshing resplendent beverage try a CV and B. It is a shirt glass with ice, single shot of Cariel Vanilla vodka topped with Bulmers Cider. Nothing better than vodka and apple, simply divine!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BaddeleyApril 23, 2012
    Coffee here is fantastic!! Couple with one of the delicious deserts, while during on the balcony mid afternoon and you have yourself a treat
  • Josh B.
    Josh BartlettMarch 24, 2012
    Make sure you order a bicycle beer with the spicy scallop entree - good combo and the beer puts out the flames in your mouth
  • Soham A.
    Soham AdwaniAugust 17, 2014
    They have little creatures on tap, and of all the places I've tried it in Melbourne, its the best at cookie.
  • Max B.
    Max BentonAugust 3, 2015
    Trendy indie restaurant/ bar that has great Thai food and the best beer selection that I have come across in Australia.
  • Tracey H.
    Tracey HeongDecember 12, 2012
    If you're having dinner. Make a reservation. Or you get treated like a second class citizen on the bar side. I've been waiting for my food for an hour. All my friends have finished
  • Mario T.
    Mario TsangJanuary 2, 2011
    Nice vibe, good service and awesome layout. Very melbourne. Great range of beers/cocktails. Try scoring a balcony spot if you're lucky enough.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJanuary 29, 2014
    No reservation? Tables filled up? Try the bar to the left and around the corner, there are usually seats and you can order from the full menu
  • Jon
    JonOctober 21, 2010
    Excellent food, service and beer. My favourite Melbourne venue. Make sure you book if you want to eat because Cookie is very very awesome and everyone will already be here before you.
  • Seth B.
    Seth BermanAugust 17, 2014
    Get one of the beers on tap. So many to choose from, and they change all the time.
  • Jayme G.
    Jayme GlynnMarch 28, 2010
    Don't wear a suit or look like a tosser, or the bouncer Ali will tell you the venue is closed. Once you're inside, have a gin and tonic with cucumber, or a passionfruit martini. Fantastic flavours.
  • Aram D.
    Aram DulyanJuly 10, 2012
    I've tried pork belly in many different places, but it was only here that the very first bite made me exclaim: oh, that's what it's supposed to taste like!
  • Ed W.
    Ed WrightNovember 5, 2011
    Make the bar staff choose your drinks for you. Much more interesting. Ask for Luke, his beer knowledge is second to none!
  • Electrified Perth
    Electrified PerthMarch 19, 2014
    This place gives and gives. Try the pork belly curry, the duck, the flaming zombie cocktail and then go upstairs to the bar!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenFebruary 24, 2014
    Wow, the pork belly red curry is amazing! Get it!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJanuary 29, 2014
    Hard to find! Look for a door that looks like this and walk up just one flight of stairs. You'll thank me later.
  • L bomb
    L bombFebruary 9, 2013
    Every entree was incredibly spicy. Even the pad Thai which is normally a safe choice burned my mouth.
  • Rachelle A.
    Rachelle AJuly 31, 2011
    Staff are always flustered & appear disorganised. But the 'Pork Belly Red Curry' was definitely worth the wait!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJanuary 29, 2014
    The pumpkin tomato coconut soup is outstanding.
  • Shaine B.
    Shaine BennettOctober 25, 2011
    Nice and fancy marble layout with good service for drinks and food. Juliet balconies are a plus.
  • Cris P.
    Cris PearsonOctober 22, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Order a coffee and sit in one of the balcony booths during the day.
  • Eileen D.
    Eileen DunneFebruary 12, 2012
    If you're with a group, definitely get the banquet! Delicious and good value.
  • Ana G.
    Ana Graf NunesJune 12, 2013
    Loved everything - great atmosphere, great customer service and amazing Thai food!!!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashMay 6, 2014
    Food is superb along with the extensive beer selection. Service couldn't be nicer!
  • Josef H.
    Josef HerbertFebruary 17, 2015
    Green chicken curry is really good, but make sure you ask for less chilli if you can't handle the heat
  • Colin Y.
    Colin YeungSeptember 11, 2011
    A great place to stop around dinner time - there is a Thai restaurant. Fantastic selection of single malt scotches.
  • Fran C.
    Fran CormackJanuary 29
    Massive space on level 1 of Curtin House. Great vibe. And food looked good too
  • Time Out Melbourne
    Time Out MelbourneJanuary 14, 2011
    Try the Bloody Mary, which better resembles a spicy alcoholic soup than the gentle hangover cure of yore. Read more
  • Sam H.
    Sam HughesJanuary 20, 2013
    Get the bloody Mary. Extra spicy. Be prepared to wait a little though.
  • Giuseppe S.
    Giuseppe SpinaFebruary 19, 2015
    If not on the food side and trying to get a drink you'll have to weave between patrons sitting at the bar but your choices will be varied.
  • Ken Y.
    Ken YipMay 11, 2015
    excellent for large range of beers from all over the world
  • Sean S.
    Sean SampayoMay 14, 2015
    Amazing bar, great spicy Thai food and first class service. Thanks for the great night!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJanuary 29, 2014
    No brainier — order anything from the 20 Classic Cocktails and you'll be blown away!
  • Sancha E.
    Sancha EJanuary 8
    Food is decent. Wines are a bit overpriced. Even for the city. Recommend lamb & eggplant Penang curry.
  • Giana Z.
    Giana ZulkafliOctober 15, 2012
    Never a disappointment for amazing drinks and food ! Soft shell crab , completes me .
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