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Side with Amex Melbourne | American Express x Time Out

Collect instant rewards by ordering the meals you love, thanks to Side with Amex

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What's better than a main meal? One with sides. Pay with your American Express card at these leading restaurants, and you'll be rewarded with a complimentary side for your first main meal ordered. Want to know more? Check out our Side with Amex FAQ. For more great offerings, return to the American Express casual dining guide.

 

 

What is Side with Amex?

What is 'Side with Amex'?
Restaurants

What is 'Side with Amex'?

Here are all the details of the Side with Amex program, for American Express card users, and venues.

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Side with Amex: New this week

Bar Lourinhã
Restaurants

Bar Lourinhã

Receive a complimentary side of spiced chickpeas with spinach. Available between noon and 3pm. 

Massi
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Massi

Receive a complimentary side with your main – check with the venue for details.

Book online
Collins Quarter

Collins Quarter

Receive a complimentary side with your main – check with the venue for details.

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Merchant Restaurant
Restaurants

Merchant Restaurant

Receive a complimentary chopped green salad or farro salad.

Side with Amex: Critics' picks

Bar Lourinhã
Restaurants

Bar Lourinhã

Receive a complimentary side of spiced chickpeas with spinach. Available between noon and 3pm. 

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Mister Bianco
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Mister Bianco

Receive a complimentary side with your main – check with the venue for details.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Book online
Stomping Ground
Bars

Stomping Ground

Receive a complimentary side with your main – check with the venue for details.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Taxi Kitchen
Restaurants

Taxi Kitchen

Eleven years. That’s how long ago Paul Mathis opened Taxi, the glamourpuss restaurant at Transport Hotel, the social hub of Fed Square. In dog years that makes it around 100, so there’s little wonder the owners – now a corporate entity – took a step back last year to reassess where they’re going. And thus Taxi Kitchen was born. It doesn’t look dramatically different, although that crazy Sputnik is sadly gone, replaced by some copper pipes with light buds suspended in from the ceiling. No need to mess too much with the best dining room views in Melbourne. The glowing Arts Centre spire; the dark slash of the Yarra river; the endless stream of commuters being fined by Myki inspectors over at Flinders Street Station. It’s what passes for dinner and a show in these parts. Executive chef Tony Twitchett worked for years under Michael Lambie, the chef who took Taxi Dining Room to its highest heights, and it makes a lot of sense that he’s guiding the good ship Taxi in its latest incarnation. Gone is the high-end restaurant with one foot in Japan. It’s not too difficult to discern that Twitchett’s more into the high-octane flavours of south-east Asia, its roiling mix of sweet, salt, sour and bitter. He’ll even head into territory that might be called fusion (Balmain bug ravioli with tomato and chilli sambal, anyone?). Anyway, the short message is that it’s more approachable without being dumbed down. Scallops and chilli mayo on the shell in a birds’ nest of kaitifi pastry can be ord

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars

Side with Amex: All Side with Amex venues

1806
Bars

1806

Receive a complimentary side of antipasto with any main purchased.

29th Apartment
Bars

29th Apartment

Receive a complimentary side of fries and aioli – check with the venue for details. 

Bar Lourinhã
Restaurants

Bar Lourinhã

Receive a complimentary side of spiced chickpeas with spinach. Available between noon and 3pm. 

Benny Burger
Restaurants

Benny Burger

Receive a complimentary side with your main – check with the venue for details.

The Botanical
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The Botanical

Receive a complimentary side of French fries, leaf salad or cauliflower gratin. 

Book online
Burma Lane
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Burma Lane

Receive a complimentary cocktail when ordering off the set menu.

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Book online
Carlton BrewHouse
Bars

Carlton BrewHouse

Receive a complimentary side of chicken wings with your choice of sauce.

Carlton Club
Bars

Carlton Club

Receive a complimentary side with your main – check with the venue for details.

Users say
1 out of 5 stars
Chaplain's Office
Restaurants

Chaplain's Office

Receive a complimentary side with your main – check with the venue for details.

Collins Quarter

Collins Quarter

Receive a complimentary side with your main – check with the venue for details.

Book online
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