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Australian Romantic

Abacus Bar & Kitchen

383 Chapel Street, 3141 South Yarra (VIC)See map

Average price $45

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  • Danica N.
    Danica N.

    7 June 20203 reviews

    10/10
  • Thea N.

    21 February 20201 review

    10/10
  • Hiba M.

    15 February 20201 review

    5/10
  • Sally K.

    25 January 20201 review

    9/10
  • A A.

    26 October 2019270 reviews

    9.5/10

    fabulous place for breakfast, serving all day breakfast and lunch menu!

  • Edan T.
    Edan T.

    10 October 201919 reviews

    7.5/10

    I’ve had very good steak from Abacus before but on the last occasion it was just ok. The prawns in the pasta were however exceptional.

  • A A.

    14 September 2019256 reviews

    7.8/10

    Great place with a good vibe. Will definitely return for another visit.

  • A A.

    13 September 2019255 reviews

    6/10
  • A A.

    13 September 2019281 reviews

    5/10
  • A A.

    29 August 2019260 reviews

    8.5/10

    Amazing food and beautiful atmosphere!

  • A A.

    10 August 2019301 reviews

    8/10

    Food is delicious but I would appreciate more varieties.

  • A A.

    10 August 2019252 reviews

    8/10

    The pasta was great though the sauce was a little salty. Overall, worth a try!

  • Jiayue Xu

    9 August 20191 review

    10/10

    Thank you the fork 50%off deal

  • A A.

    9 August 2019287 reviews

    8.8/10
  • A A.

    9 August 2019265 reviews

    8.5/10

    Good food, nice atmosphere! Would recommend the pasta for the main.

  • A A.

    9 August 2019299 reviews

    7.8/10
  • A A.

    8 August 2019246 reviews

    8/10

    I always enjoy dining here whether it be for brunch or dinner Good food and wine. However this time I felt that the portions were a tad small.

  • Kiran H.

    7 August 201935 reviews

    8/10
  • A A.

    6 August 2019288 reviews

    8.3/10

    Food very well presented. Taste fresh too! Service needs improvement

  • A A.

    6 August 2019264 reviews

    8/10

    Classy & spacious fine dining restaurant. Grilled market fish & prawns are delicious! Food is a bit slow to come though.

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How to get to the restaurant

383 Chapel Street, 3141, South Yarra (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne South East, South Yarra

About the restaurant

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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