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Why you'll love The General Assembly

  • Diverse indoor/outdoor versatile function spaces with a unique backdrop for any occasion, river and city views.
  • Live entertainments and other fun activities in the venue.
  • Great selection of food and drinks.

Experience the essence of Melbourne without navigating your way through confusing back streets and alleyways at The General Assembly. If Melbourne’s weather is living up to its reputation, fear not because The General Assembly caters to four seasons in a day.

Peruse the delicious menu which offers Melbourne’s latest food trends, while you sample a huge range of drinks and listen to local acoustic artists. Don’t leave without checking out the street art installations around the venue which mirror Melbourne’s hidden laneways.

With live acoustic music on the weekends, street art adorning the walls and walls that open up wide in the summer months to let the fresh air in, this venue is a good choice for your next Friday night out.

Positioned on South Wharf Promenade, neighbouring the Pan Pacific Hotel and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The General Assembly is a 5-minute walk from the Crown/Southbank precinct and provides easy access to the DFO shopping centre.

The General Assembly Function Rooms

Bridge Terrace

Bridge Terrace

Offering a purely private and relaxed indoor / outdoor atmosphere with stunning river and city views, Bridge Terrace is perfect for year round entertainment. This versatile space caters to both stand-up or sit-down events, featuring exclusi...

From $1,650
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Green House

Green House

With lush greenery, city skyline views and a feature wall overlooking the historic Polly Woodside sailing ship, this secluded indoor section and outdoor deck is the perfect space for intimate cocktail events. The overhead heaters and awning...

From $1,650
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Half Venue Hire

Half Venue Hire

Located a stone’s throw from the CBD, next door to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and with impressive city skyline and riverfront views. We have a mix of indoor and sheltered outdoor areas that can accommodate a variety of d...

From $8,800
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 Exclusive Hire

Exclusive Hire

A warm, inviting indoor and outdoor beer house right on the Yarra River with views flowing to the city skyline. Specialising in heritage, premium CUB and guest beers, there's an extensive variety of 17 draught beers on tap and is also one o...

From $16,500
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Chandelier Bar

Chandelier Bar

Featuring a vertical 4 x 4 metre beer bottle chandelier, this diverse indoor/outdoor function space transforms perfectly for year round events. Boasting the perfect unique backdrop for any occasion with river and city views. Chandelier Bar ...

From $1,100
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An intimate, relaxed indoor atmosphere showcasing our Melbourne laneway inspired street art with beautiful hanging Edison lights and wood panelled walls. Offering both seated and stand up functions, this versatile space has flexible furnitu...

From $550
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Riverside Terrace

Riverside Terrace

Offering a purely private and relaxed indoor / outdoor atmosphere with stunning river and city views, Riverside is perfect for year round entertainment. This versatile space caters to both stand-up or sit-down events, featuring its very own...

From $550
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Jodel Tan

May 5, 2024

First time there and yet pleasantly surprised with this General steak burger! beef is tender, bread is soft, fries are cripsy and, nicely seasoned! Really a very nice lunch! Highly recommended!

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Keven Luan

April 15, 2024

Solid pub food at typical pub prices. Got the chicken schnitzel and it was quite scrumptious with a salad to nicely balance it out. The mushroom sauce was great. They sometimes have live music and I thought it was piercingly loud when I had to switch seats to move away from it hurting my ears. Expect to spend ~$30-35 for a meal here. They have weekend surcharge.

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March 17, 2024

4.5/5. Delicious juicy schnitzel with a side of pepper and mushroom gravy. Chips are crispy. Portion size is good. Loads of seating inside and out. The indoor terrace spots are lovely to sit and watch life on the Yarra. On the more pricey side - $40 for a schnitzel with gravy and a large coke. But delicious.

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Matthew Edmunds

February 17, 2024

Great place for a drink but wouldn’t ever eat here again. A 20 minute wait for food turned into an hour on a lunch service. Food bad quality even when paying for extras (bacon/cheese). Bread on the stale side, lumps of burger cheese on a steak sanga after forgetting cheese first time round. Bar Staff where helpful in the forgetting of the cheese. This is bottom end quality of food and would not return. Feel sorry for the bar staff having to deal with the issues as can clearly see other complaining.

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December 29, 2023

Had to wait 30 minutes for the food and the restaurant was not even that full. The vegan steak burger was charred and burnt, had to pick out the charred parts to eat it (see picture). Also ordered Tuesday special Chicken Parma but was bland and tasteless. Chicken burger also had no sauce and was served cold. One star for the fries. Not worth the price.

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