12:00pm - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 12:00am
195 Little Collins Street Melbourne 3000
(03) 9078 7747

Meatmaiden (younger sister to Richmond barbeque restaurant Meatmother) is in the basement of the Georges Building on Little Collins Street, which previously housed grill house Little Hunter.

Save for an axe here and an Andy Hatton print there, the space has largely stayed the same – but owners Neil Hamblen and Nick Johnston amped up the food.

The menu, created by consulting chef Justin Wise (formerly of The Point and Press Club), is a stylish step up from its Richmond sibling. It also has a broader barbeque offering, with a couple of limited options for pescatarians and vegetarians.

Wise has taken advantage of Meatmaiden’s extra space (as compared with the Richmond set up), adding a new grill section to the kitchen to complement the meat smoker. The 20-hour Rangers Valley Wagyu brisket is a standout, but if you’re in it solely for the comfort food, just go straight for the lobster mac’n’cheese.

Alongside a serious bourbon fixation, there’s a six-tap system set up at the bar with rotating local and American craft beer and a concise wine list, too.

Meatmaiden is now hiring. Find out more on Scout, Broadsheet's new employment website.



  • dine at the bar
  • American
  • Barbeque