415 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.1
415 reviews
Recommended
(8.2)
Food
(8.0)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(7.4)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

dined on Sun, 11 Aug 2019

(8)
Beautiful ambience, although the music was a little on the loud side, and the food tasted good. Service was a bit slower than preferred however. Overall enjoyed the food.
Jiayue(crystal) Xu

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

(10)
Thank you the fork 50%off deal
Kiran

dined on Thu, 8 Aug 2019

(8)
Highly recommend the lamb shoulder and the cauliflower heart off the winter menu! The croquette starter was nice but very rich - you can really share one between two for a little taster. Service is good as always but they didn't have my favourite wine. The alternative was good though! We had a 50% off voucher which made it very affordable...

dined on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

(7)
Menu was imaginative but could be executed better eg. ordered the Lamb Shoulder with Feta and Preserved Lemon - the amount of Feta and Lemon was far too little for the amount of lamb, or alternatively could have used a Jus to avoid dryness. Service was passable, atmosphere was fantastic.

dined on Thu, 18 Jul 2019

(8)
food tastes were excellent, but could have added some small things: cherry tomatoes and red onion for salads provided with meals, bread when there where nice sauces eg mussels. would have liked some bread or roll at the start.

dined on Thu, 18 Jul 2019

(8)
Atmosphere and interiors were wonderful! Food was also really good! Enjoyed the drinks. Thank you!
Rachael

dined on Sat, 6 Jul 2019

(9)
This was the perfect place for a romantic dinner. It’s fancy, but not too fancy. The food was amazing, however we did have trouble order some items as they had run out. Their service was friendly and helpful.

dined on Sat, 6 Jul 2019

(6)
The food was great, and very interesting. The service was disappointing though as after the mains, it disappeared. It took ~30 min to get the attention of staff so we could ask for a dessert menu. We we did ask, we were told they didn't have a dessert menu, but he could just tell us the dishes. One of the desserts was "cheesecake", so we asked if it was baked and he just replied that "its baked but cold".
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About Abacus Bar & Kitchen

Abacus Bar and Kitchen stuns on all accounts. Architects EAT turned a Westpac Bank into one of Melbourne’s must-visit institutions on Chapel Street, around the corner from Prahran Market. Putting aside its impressive surrounds, a triage of concrete, timber and marble complemented by potted plants and comfy cushions, you can choose to eat all three square meals here, if you so wish. If you’re looking for a good date spot, it fits the bill perfectly, whatever the time. Under 7.5-metre ceilings, tuck into Australian classics with a twist for brunch. Ex-Top Paddock chef Chris Connolly pairs bread and butter pudding with lemon curd, maple oats and spring berries. No ordinary avo smash here either – instead, you’ll be served pumpkin croquettes alongside avocado wedges. Dinner is a tapas affair with a few mains thrown in for good measure. Try the kangaroo carpaccio or the Werribee tomato fondue with roasted chickpeas. Abacus makes a concerted effort to use the freshest ingredients and it shows in every mouthful. Wines are divided into handy groups, such as light and crisp whites and sparkling, while cocktails are a mix of traditional espresso martinis and the more unusual poached pear rum and strawberry and cognac spritz. Or just head over for a really good brew in the afternoon, book in hand – the restaurant accommodates all moods.

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