Cuisine: A La Carte, Australian
Ranked: #2 of 22 restaurants in Melbourne

Looking for award-winning, Australian cuisine? Look no further than HQ’s on William, winner of the TAA Victoria all-day-dining Award.

Take a culinary tour of Australia with expertly prepared dishes created with seasonal produce. Start with freshly shucked oysters, smoked barbecue pork ribs and confit king salmon. For your main course, enjoy the likes of king prawn spaghetti with Port Arlington mussels and blue swimmer crab or the exquisite flavours of Australian-raised beef. The menu is changed seasonally to reflect what’s fresh and best right now.

There’s an irresistible dessert menu (make sure you leave room!) and an excellent selection of beer and wine to pair with your meal. The restaurant boasts views of Flagstaff Gardens and is conveniently located in the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens hotel.

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HQ's on William
380 William Street
Melbourne 3000

Open Hours:
Breakfast:
Mon – Fri, 6:30am – 10:30am // Sat – Sun 7am – 11am

Lunch:
Daily 12pm – 3pm

Dinner:
Daily 6pm – 10pm

Phone: 03 9322 8173
Website: www.radisson.com

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Ranked: #2 of 22 restaurants in Melbourne 2
HQ's on William
Location: Melbourne City
Cuisine: A La Carte, Australian

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Rodger Hewitt

A very cosy place, with some great food and service would recommend

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Hanh Chung

The food is fabulous. Everything is perfect. We had steak, roast duck, fish and crab pasta. The service is outstanding. I specially loved a cocktail called “French kiss” which was the best one I ever had. Highly recommended.

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Mark Barnes

Second time we have been. Food was brilliant and the service was second to none. Food was delivered hot and on time. Everything was perfectly cooked. Can’t rate high enough!

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Everything was delicious from entree right through to dessert. Friendly waitstaff and happy hour drinks made for a wonderful evening. Do yourself a favour, this place is great

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Alejandro Suarez

Amazing experience. The food was lovely and the service was just perfect!

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Amanda Hansson

The food and service was really good. We had one of the best apple pies we've ever tasted as well!

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Hao Pham

The duck was a little dry, but all of the other food was fantastic! The marble steak is definitely worth trying. The service is attentive and the cocktails rounded out a wonderful evening.

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Ordered a porterhouse and crispy duck. They were both pretty good. The lady that served us was very polite and nice too!

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Fantastic on all counts. Food was delicious and service the best would thoroughly recommend.

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Jade Rau

The food and service was amazing. I’d highly recommend people who are visiting Melbourne even for a short trip to dine in. The food was so mouthwatering and delicious that I left as a satisfied and full customer. The chefs really go all out on presentation as well. The waitress we had was so sweet and very lovely and I wouldn’t suggest any other place to go to. I most definitely will be coming back here again. All in all my experience with HQ’s on Williams was a 5 star.

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Carpy Carps Dang

Had a great experience. We were a bit late due to traffic however the staff were understanding and still honoured the half price food offer. Lovely steak! Recommend it! Thanks.

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Jo Lee

Food was absolutely delicious (especially the duck!), made even better with warm, friendly service. We had the grilled squid as a starter and can't recommend it enough. Will be back to try their desserts!

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We arrived early and enjoyed 45 minutes of happy hour before moving to the dining area for dinner. We enjoyed the lamb ribs and eye fillet steak, the muscles and the lamb shoulder. I also enjoyed the chocolate pot for dessert. We had a bottle of the Heathcote shiraz which was delicious. The service from our waiter Sri was excellent. First time dining here and will be back. Keep up the great work.

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Mario Frapiccini

Fantastic Experience. Sally and Peter were so nice and they went out of their way to help us. Peter even took the time and came up with a cocktail for us after we just gave him an idea of what we like.

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Bren Lander

The go to place on a Friday night.The sword fish and a beetroot salad were very tasty and beautifully prepared. An added bonus was the live entertainment singing some of our fav tunes. Thanks HQ!

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Ujith Perera

Excellent Service and food was great. Will recomend to anyone.

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Deb Gibson

The food is absolutely amazing, the duck is to die for, you need to keep room for dessert as they are exceptional if you have a sweet tooth. An added bonus it that it is happy hour from 5pm - 7pm, so sit back relax enjoy the atmosphere and the exceptional food and drinks.

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Great food and great service! We've ordered the duck, eye fillet steak, and my daughter has ordered the burger. My son tasted hers and loved it so much that we've ordered another one!. We ended the experience with the apple crumble and the cream burlee
Only thing is that the place wasn't worm enough so I had to leave my coat on the whole time.
Will definitely come back!

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My partner and I were looking forward to our evening out at HQ. They definitley made it a great one with the quality of both the service and food. Both were impeccable and we look forward to going back again! Definitely recommend a visit if you are looking for great food!!

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A lovely restaurant and the food was excellent

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We had a nice dining experience. My partner really enjoyed his food however my Caesar salad was far too salty. Starter and dessert were both good. Friendly staff.

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Yu Ting Tseng

good

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Really nice restaurant, with live music and the food was great. We'll definitely do it again!

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Stewart Ferguson

Modern style restaurant, Reasonable choice of dishes on the menu. This was quite a cold evening in Melbourne and found the restaurant quite cool, so you did not want to linger. Wait staff were excellent, but food came out slowly.

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Great service and food was very good also. Accommodated our 2 year old toddler very well. Would recommend for family group.

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Best food we've had in ages, so good that we couldn't believe it was for 50% off! Best first table we've had. We requested a menu swap and they gave us the trade plus extra for free. Warm atmosphere and the service was awesome, every person we dealt with was super genuine and real friendly. We had the duck and the pot eu feu, so amazing and the portion sizes were really generous. We left wanting to try everything on the menu. We'll be back, couldn't recommend this place more!

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Donna Rosser

Service was excellent! Food was delicious. I had the duck and the assorted sorbet. Would highly recommend and I will be returning before I leave Melbourne for sure! An added bonus.. During the first table booking it was happy hour so we also had $5 house wine and $5 beers!

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Teresa Wan

The waiters were very welcoming and knowledgeable, recommending wines and describing specials with confidence. The atmosphere was nice and calm.

We were sat by the glass windows so occasionally had passers-by staring at us, but we found this quite comical and waved at them. I imagine some people might prefer more privacy though!

For starters we had coconut & carrot soup and the pork bao - both were absolutely delicious and very unique menu items. For mains we tried the lamb shoulder and fish of the day (salmon); both were good but not the best we’ve ever had. For desserts we had the choc pot which was a bit of a let down with an odd plastic taste and too much cream. We also had the lemon meringue that seemed like it was reaching the end of its shelf life as the lemon was coming away from the crust quite easily, and the lining of the crust had become moist and soggy with time. It’s what I would expect from a run-of-the-mill cafe and less from a restaurant.

Overall it was an enjoyable dining experience. Each course was quite paced-out which I liked. We would probably come back if we felt like a glass of wine and a light meal, but we’d give dessert a miss.

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The food and the service was excellent although the Dining room was too busy so we were eating in the reception which was a bit of a mood killer.

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Mark Barnes

Atmosphere, food and service were all excellent. Let down slightly by cold plates. Although the steak I ordered was cooked perfectly and tasted great, the cold plate did draw a lot of warmth from the steak, making it barely warm. I understand steaks need to be rested. But it was practically cold on the lips. Otherwise it was delicious.

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I took my Mum here for an early Mothers' Day dinner. The waiter serving us was absolutely lovely. The menu looked so awesome that it honestly was a struggle to choose, but based on the waiter's recommendations, we settled on the lamb (for Mum) and Porterhouse steak (for me). The lamb was melt-in-your mouth deliciousness and I instantly had food envy when the meals arrived. My Porterhouse was presented beautifully. Unfortunately it was very sinewy and chewy and I really didn't enjoy the steak too much. I think this was made more obvious as I ordered it rare, so maybe if I'd ordered it medium rare it would have been better. The chips on the side were delicious. We had some sorbet for dessert which was absolutely delicious - particularly the vanilla (for me), while Mum loved the lemon flavoured one (for once we weren't arguing over who would get what so that worked out perfectly!!!).

What a lovely restaurant with lovely friendly waiters. Our only slight niggle was that it was extremely loud in the restaurant as there was some sort of wine tasting function with a lot of people - the restaurant and bar are not really separated so as the night got later, the people got even louder and it was a bit of a struggle for Mum to hear me. We would love to come back and try more food on the menu - I will be ordering the lamb or the chicken curry on our next visit. All in all, a really lovely night, thank you to our waiter!

Overall verdict - yum!!!

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Fantastic experience. Had the scallops and cauliflower hummus starters, scotch fillet and duck mains, and choc top and cheeseboard. Everything was delicious! Highly recommend the scallop, steak and choc top in particular!

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Rakhi Lakhwani

We chose HQ’s for our anniversary dinner. The place was great in terms of its ambience and we were seated near the window where we could enjoy a good view. It was a three course meal starting with their scrumptious hummus with bread. It had pomegranate in it which tasted divine. You can see that in my picture too

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娜 孟

In general lovely dinner! Highly recommend

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Our meal was nice and the waiters were friendly and knowledgeable.

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Lovely wait staff, pleasant setting and beautiful food at a very reasonable cost. My daughter commented that the ribs (entree) were the best she's ever had.

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Michelle Allen

A romantic night out on a cold and wet evening in Melbourne. A warm welcome and attentive service started the evening off well. My wife of one month and I decided on the lamb ribs and scallops for starters, both were perfectly cooked,well presented and full of delightful flavours that left us wishing for more.
For mains, we both had the MB4 Scotch fillet. We asked for MediumRare, and both were cooked to perfection, something that we usually find impossible in other restaurants. The waiter recommended some mustards and horseradish to try, which added to our tasting experience. The steak was succulent and flavorsome, accompanied with some fries, bone marrow and green salad, again we could not fault a thing.
Excellent service, food and wine made this an experience we will definitely repeat. Thanks HQ’s, we will return soon.

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Read the reviews and I must say they were all right. The food was out of this world. The lamb dish just fell apart. Took my sister. Who was visiting from UK and my daughter. We had a fab night to remember. And the service was possibly the best I’ve seen and I travel and eat out a lot. Can’t recommend this enough

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Chose this restaurant because the menu sounded tasty and the reviews were good.

We walked in, a bit unsure if correct place at first as it is the restaurant for the hotel however the kind gentleman sat us down and brought us over some menus. He also advised us it was happy hour so we ordered a beer and a gin and tonic.

We searched through the menu and found it really hard what to choose as it all made our mouths water! We chose the Malaysian curry and the burger.

When you've fancied something for so long and finally it's sitting right in front of you, you taste it and your whole senses are satisfied, this is what the Malaysian curry did to me. I honestly could not fault the meal one bit! Perfection! The burger was quickly demolished too!

Thank you so much to the kind waiter for your exceptional service and to the chefs for the outstanding food!

You won't be disappointed here!

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We had a lovely night at HQ. We were greeted at the door by our lovely waiter, who remained attentive all night. So very good at his job. We shared lamb ribs for starters that I wish I had the recipe for and then the eye fillet for the mains. This was cooked to perfection. Only a short tram ride from the middle of the city with the Flagstaff Gardens as your view. We will return.

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The steaks were excellent. I was not sure whether to have medium or medium-rare and the head waiter was able to recommend. Turned out to be one of the best steaks that I have ever had!

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Margaret Sapolu

Excellent service, very attentive. The meals we ordered were delicious in particular the ribs.

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Great food & excellent service.

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Jessie Cheung

excellent food and service

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excellent service, food was delicious!

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This was our best First Table experience in 8 times we used it. We are glad that a top restaurant is member of First Table. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly and the dinner was very tasty. Too bad we can not come back because we are from Holland and vacation is over in one week. We strongly advise this restaurant.

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Cathy Steane

Great food and great service

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He had a great little outing at HQ’s. We opted for an entree of pork ribs. Was tasty. For mains we both went for a porterhouse steak which were cooked perfectly and could tell it was of good quality beef. The staff here were very attentive and polite which was great. Overall a very pleasant experience

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Cathy Steane

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We will definitely be going back

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Karen Law

We had a fantastic meal at HQ's on William. The oysters were delicious and two of us had the steak which was to die for. The other two in our party had the duck which was also excellent. We can't fault the service or the food, would definitely dine here again when we are next in Melbourne!

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