19 Victoria Ave, Albert Park
Ph: 03 9696 1386


For bookings of 10 or more guests please call between
9am - 4pm on (03) 9696 1386 or send an enquiry email to info@kamelrestaurant.com 
All email enquires will be answered within 24 hours.


Monday – 8am til late
Sunday – 9am til late
Takeaway – 7 nights from 5.00pm – 9.00pm

Amex, Mastercard, Visa & Eftpos accepted


Kamel restaurant is an oasis nestled in the bayside suburb of Albert Park, serving Middle Eastern and North African inspired mezze dishes.

An intimate space with an ambient atmosphere Kamel makes the perfect choice for any occasion. A long mezze selection of dishes means you can choose any number of combinations every time you visit. Fresh seasonal dishes run alongside Kamel’s signature dishes, enhanced weekly by a specials board using the best produce Melbourne suppliers have to offer.

Kamel’s wine list supports Australia’s fantastic independent winemakers. These are both known and undiscovered gems that will compliment your meal. Many of the wines are available by the glass. You can enjoy a tantalizing cocktail or select a beer from the Australian and imported range.

Lunch in Albert Park is a weekend necessity and Kamel is a long standing institution in both. Professional & friendly staff will supply you with fantastic coffee and the relaxed atmosphere will make you want to stay all day. Laze away your weekend al fresco style by people watching on Victoria Avenue. Otherwise stay tucked away in the calm and cool of the courtyard or get cosy by the fireplace.

If you need to share your experience with friends there are private dining rooms available. Please refer to the functions page or call us directly on 9696 1386.


Our mezze dishes are all designed to share. The size of the dishes can be increased to suit the number of guests. Or simply choose one of the banquet menus (min 4 people) and leave it up to us.

Some of the dishes can be re-worked by the chefs to suit guests with different dietary requirements or contact the restaurant directly for more information. We have many vegetarian options and a Gluten Free menu available.

For groups of 10 or more guests there are 2 menu groups to choose from the Fixed Banquet or Create Your Own menu. These menus are to be confirmed prior to your function.

Please visit our menu page for a complete list of dishes and beverages.

>> Menus




The three private dining rooms at Kamel are specifically designed to cater for all occasions. We welcome special functions from 10-32 guests for a mezze style sit down event.

Our private rooms are ideal for celebrations, corporate events or casual get togethers. Regardless of the occasion our professional and friendly team will ensure you have a memorable event that fits your budget and exceeds your expectations.

Kamel’s food and wine menus can be tailored to your needs. We are happy to fine tune our menus especially for dietary and health requirements.


All group bookings of 10 or more guests select either a fixed banquet or a Create Your Own menu. Menu confirmation and guest numbers are required 7 days in advance (14 days during December). Any deposit required can be discussed with our Event Manager.

We are fully licensed until midnight and do not accept BYO.


At Melbourne's neighbourhood Middle Eastern cafe Kamel, head chef Naveen Kumar teams finely sliced fennel, orange segments, kalamata olives and an orange juice reduction with roasted pork belly and an intense parsley, garlic and fennel seed sauce. ''I love the flavour and crunchy freshness of fennel with pork,'' says co-owner Mindy Dunn. ''It's such a wonderful marriage with the sweetness of the oranges.''
The Age:  Good Food Lift-out 'Hot food with Jill Dupleix (previously The Epicure) - Tuesday 29th April 2014

"the air heady with scents of ground spices…dishes sing with simplicity and spice... a quinoa tabbouleh bright with cucumber, mint & pomegranate cuts through the richness of a sticky beef with molokhia (Egyptian spinach), and lifts a chicken tagine with roasted vegetables. Weekends, Kamel serves breakfast with Turkish bread or macadamia dukkah".
The Age: Good Food Under $30 – 2014

"Kamel's mezze-style plates are designed for sharing but that's easier said than done when the food's this good.  Spoon-tender calamari coils exude heady aromas of green chilli & complex spices... Half serves of most dishes mean you can ward off food envy and not blow the budget, well versed staff help you through the most difficult decisions"
The Age: Good Food Under $30 – 2013 (previously Cheap Eats.)

"You feel you've arrived in the land of plenty here when your food arrives…Kamel serves these Middle-Eastern inspired dishes in luxe surrounds: the wood-lined courtyard has an abundance of cushions, while large ornate brass lamps decorate the interior.  Service is friendly & attentive"
The Age: Cheap Eats 2012 


"This short and sharp list is perfect pitched to Kamel's Middle Eastern food. The eclectic range of wines by the glass set the scene with a number of bright, breezy whites and soft, supple reds. The main list continues the theme with benchmark wines comfortably rubbing shoulders with newwave producers."
2012 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards


"In Arabic mezze means 'to savour in little bites', and Kamel cherry-picks the very best Mediterranean-rim flavours for it's "I'll-have-one-of-everything-please' menu... Chunky fritters of zucchini, corn, feta and chickpea flour are satisfying in the extreme, but the pistachio crumbed goat's cheese served with fig paste and herby Turkish bread is a show-stopper..."
The Age: Cheap Eats Guide 2011

"Vegetarians, you won't be a meal loser at Kamel.  Dolmades, Moroccan pumpkin and spring onion puffs with smoked paprika relish, tabbouleh with pomegranate dressing, fleshy field mushrooms with feta, and more. It's good vego, and plenty of it."
The Age: Cheap Eats Guide 2011
– Inner South & Bayside Lowdown for Vegetarians

“..Group Eats - you have one vegan, two gluten-intolerants, one egg-allergic and a raw foodist. Where do you go? Kamel, offers a broad Middle Eastern vego spread...”
Epicure Tuesday 8th March 2011 "The Vegetarian Issue"

“..if you were thinking of storing away that little something for winter, you can stuff your hump to bursting here and still have coins left over...”
The Age: Cheap Eats Guide 2010


“Sharing a spread from cosy Kamel’s inventive mezze can revive those memories of shifting Sahara sands”
The Age: Cheap Eats Guide 2008

“grazing is the way to go… bring a crowd and eat up big in the snug dining room or head upstairs for a more intimate vibe”
The Age: Cheap Eats Guide 2007

“For early risers, there are loads of great brekkies, some given an Arabian twist, such as Butterbeans with feta and Turkish bread”
The Age: Cheap Eats Guide 2006

“graze on tapas-style dishes in this dimly lit Middle Eastern place… such as the delicious, slow-cooked pork tagine”
The Age: A2 Saturday 30 June 2007

“cheaper than chips and packed full of Middle Eastern and African-influenced fare… sincere intention to please the customer”
John Weldon, The Age: A2 2006

“lamb cutlets were delicious, tender and just cooked…wine list is no-nonesense; they have a good beer list and the coffee is first rate… great value for money”
Graham Pearce, Sunday Herald Sun 10 Feb 2002

“pairing of interesting spices and seasonal local produce is endlessly tasty... a haven for seafood lovers”
Herald Sun: MX 16 Nov 2001



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