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268 reviews
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dined on Wed, 12 Dec 2018

Delicious food, fast friendly service and nice open environment. Will definitely return

dined on Sun, 2 Dec 2018

Great happy hour and really nice bread and home made hummus!! Was back the next day :)

dined on Sun, 25 Nov 2018

Food was great! Love the environment! Definitely going back

dined on Thu, 22 Nov 2018

The staff were really friendly and the food was amazing. It is a modern Australian take on tapas, but with generous servings. The atmosphere and setting is awesome with a great feel to the place. We really enjoyed our dinner here an would come back again.
Anthony Haikal

dined on Wed, 21 Nov 2018

Service and atmosphere were amazing but very limited options for food! The beef cheek was delicious but chorizo dish had barely any meat

dined on Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Will definitely come back. No doubt. Food and service are tango together.... Top notch.. Like an eagle in golf.

dined on Thu, 8 Nov 2018

Usually good, but some changes to the menu didn't work out. Some food was overly salty and inedible and as tasty as it was, the lamb was just a dry chunk of meat. That menu needs more work. Still missing the ox tongue croquettes.
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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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