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13 Bligh Place, off Flinders Lane,
Melbourne City VIC

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Middle Eastern Street Food and Creative Cocktails
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Souk Overview

Middle Eastern flavour meets Melbourne laneway chic at Souk on Bligh Place. Upon entering, diners are transported into an Arabian experience, with neon colours and wall art depicting the style of this restaurant and bar. The concept of writing backwards is embraced in Souk’s logo and décor, with mirrors and reflections offering a glimpse of Arabic style in an interior divided into two levels - a bar downstairs and dining space upstairs. Guests may peruse a menu full of small and medium plates to share and salivate over crispy calamari with a zesty zhoug dressing topped with pomegranate and shallot salad, or try the lamb meatballs and fennel labneh. Then delve into Moroccan seafood cooked in spicy tomato and capsicum sauce, topped with crispy rice pastry and served with herb salad and lime.

Best Known For

Smokey grilled quail, served with fragrant parsley and freeka salad, salted grapes, smoked almonds and a rose scented grape and quince molasses glaze.

Souk Chef

Cansu Caglayan

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Souk Opening Hours


Seasonal variations may occur.

Souk Features & Facilities

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Other Awards & Media

  • Souk – A Taste of the Middle East in Melbourne’s Alleyways, By HungryCookie

    Merhaba, welcome to Souk! Let the fluorescent signage of Bligh Pl, guide you to North Africa, Anatolia and Middle East. Owners Ergun Elmas (Arabesque) and Vlad Kovacevic, have converted The Deanery, into a contemporary space. The Middle Eastern influence, flows onto the drinks menu. Sultry eyes, watch on, with clinks of Turkish Coffee martinis. ‘Aladdin’s mistress’ flutters her rum soaked eyelashes. To read the full article by Hungry Cookie, click for more...

    Souk – A Taste of the Middle East in Melbourne’s Alleyways, By HungryCookie
  • Souk opens in Melbourne by DaniB@EATMYSTREET.NET

    This week saw the opening of a new exciting restaurant in Bligh place, just off Flinders Lane, Serving fresh, modern flavours from North Africa, Anatolia and the Middle East. To read the full story by DaniB@EATMYSTREET.NET...........

    Souk opens in Melbourne by DaniB@EATMYSTREET.NET
  • Souk, Melbourne CBD by Benny

    Glance down Bligh Place (just off Flinders Lane) and a large, cryptic neon sign catches your eye, drawing you irresistibly to the end of one of Melbourne’s iconic laneways. Congratulations, you have found Souk. Just a short stroll from Flinders Street railway station, Read the full article from Eat and be messy.......

    Souk, Melbourne CBD by Benny