First of all, I feel very lucky to live close to the South Melbourne Market. Because, by my appreciation is the best, in the city. That is to say, it has better places to eat than any other market. In fact, even the Queen Victoria Market is not good enough to the spot located 322-326 Coventry Street. Lately, I went to eat a Spanish Paella at the restaurant Simply Spanish. And believe or not, it has been the best paella that I have tried in a long time and definitely in Melbourne.

Image by Simply Spanish

Not to mention that this paella has won at the Concurs International de Paella Valenciana in Sueca, Spain. Besides, Simply Spanish has won the Best Paella Outside of Spain award in 2016 and 2018 and has finished in the top 10 best paellas in the world in 2017 and 2019. In short, pretty impressive that’s why is so good then.

Moreover, also you can watch how is made this beautiful paella. Because, there is a stall outside the Spanish restaurant, where they make fresh every Wednesday to Sunday. But, except Thursday, where is closed.

In addition, there is not a day, once is open that I don’t visit the South Melbourne Market. Due to, there is always delicious food to eat. In other words, I’m not eating just paella all the time. In fact, in other stalls, there are Turkish gozleme, German food, seafood etc. By the way, also good coffee can be found here and fresh orange juice, as well.

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Samurai Gourmet Eating Paella

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Surely, so tasty paella including ingredients such as chicken, pork, squid, mussels and love. Because it’s delicious, indeed this Spanish food made my day that morning when I went to buy my groceries at the South Melbourne market. That is to say, it was sort of breakfast and brunch at the same time for only $15AUD. As a result, if you haven’t tried this paella yet, definitely you must come and I have to eat it again for sure.

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Location, Melbourne Australia

Key Information

Simply Spanish Restaurant

Rate: 4,8/5 Grateful/Excellent

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Price: Average per person $20 AUD

Contact: (03) 9682 6100



Address: 116 Cecil St, South Melbourne VIC 3205


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