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Total Score

8.2
203 reviews
Recommended
(8.7)
Food
(7.9)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(8.6)

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

(10)
Authentic Spanish tapas and paella which was apparently chef’s Mum’s recipe. Welcoming and attentive service by Spanish wait staff. Intimate setting with relaxed atmosphere and the flamenco guitar and dance show was stunning....absolutely beautiful. I will return whenever I host friends in Melbourne
Matt Downes

dined on Fri, 26 Apr 2019

(9)
We booked a table for 9 and had to order the set menu for $60 each, which consisted of a few green salads, standard tapas and three huge paella dishes. We also ordered three bottles of a lovely rioja for everyone plus a few drinks each. The highlight of the evening was the Flamenco show, which was spectacular.

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(9)
Flamenco performers were some of the best in this country. Amazing

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(6)
Lovely staff, nice food. I was eager to enjoy the flamenco dance performance, however, we were thoroughly disappointed with its short duration. It began after 10pm and ended before 10.30pm.

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

(9)
The Flamenco show was great a very authentic experience . Have been a few times and never disappointed

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

(10)
Easily the best restaurant I have ever been to. Magnificent food, great range of drinks including cocktails and Spanish beers. Even Coronas with a dash of tequila! Fantastic friendly, quick service by beautiful waitresses. The flamenco dancing was spectacular. This place is unbelievable. Expensive but worth every cent. It will become our regular every time we visit Melbourne.

dined on Thu, 25 Jul 2019

(10)
Have been going here for eight years, always good. Have taken friends and has become a favorite of theirs too.

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

(9)
Overall very good. Will surely come back with friends and family. The flamenco performance was amazing. A little difficult to see if you're seated near the back.

dined on Sat, 29 Jun 2019

(1)
Last visit to this restaurant and will not be recommending anyone venture my experience. The food (entrées and mains) came out cold, when this was brought to the waiters attention the reply was that there was nothing they could do because we weren't ready to eat the main course when prepared and made ready by the chef, mind you we were still eating our entrées. Extremely poor customer service and unprofessional manner to satisfying clients who's have come to enjoy the food experience and atmosphere.
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Specials

Set Menu

Tables of 8 or more are required to dine from our Set Menu. $60 per person includes a banquet of tapas to share alongside salads, olives & bread. Followed by the main, Paella. Flameco show by Arte Kanela included.
Min. people
8
When
19 Dec 2016 - 21 Oct 2020
Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Dinner and Flamenco Show

Join us for Dinner & a Flamenco performance by some of the country's most renowned flamenco artists. Please note, this will incur an added show charge of $18 per person. Please note credit card details are required to secure this reservation. We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up without at least 24 hours notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $18 per person.
Max. people
8
When
19 Dec 2016 - 21 Oct 2020
Fri, Sat 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
When
14 Dec 2017
Thu 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
When
21 Dec 2017
Thu 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
When
14 Feb 2018
Wed 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
When
12 May 2019
Sun 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Dinner Only

Join us for dinner only (missing out on the Flamenco show), dining from our A La Carte menu. Table to be vacated by 8:15pm.
When
19 Dec 2016 - 21 Nov 2020
Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
When
14 Feb 2018
Wed 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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About Kanela Tapas Bar

Attention Matadors! Fitzroy’s Kanela Tapas Bar is one for the books! This place plates up delicious tapas, all to the joyous performance of Flamenco dancers. That’s right, sit with your fried potato and salsa and watch as the graceful entrancing dancers take you away. Be careful not to drop any food on your lapel – the performance will take your eyes off the task at hand. Except for the great big bull’s head stuck behind the bar that will also grab your attention. Better not flash anything red! This place is actually owned by the family of Johnny and Richard Tedesco, two of Spain’s most well-known Flamenco dancers. And there’s a dancing study upstairs. Aside from the tapas, there are also excellent paellas to share. We recommend the seafood paella with its scrumptious prawns and slurpy mussels. This place is as popular with the expat crowd as it is with curious Melbournians, so you know you’re getting something truly Spanish when you come to Kanela. Whether you’ve never seen Flamenco or are coming back for more, Kanela will make this an experience to remember. Best dish: seafood paella

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