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AustralianGood for groups

Rubicon Bar Restaurant

Average price $45
7.5/10
62 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $45 Special request

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Ratings & Reviews

7.5/10
based on 62 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :7.7/10
Service :7.7/10
Setting :6.9/10
  1. Frank  P.
    Frank P.
    • 4 reviews
    5/10

    The cokes were flat and they were sent back they had nothing to offer of equal. We needed to request four different times for hot chilli before It come. And one of the meals had to be sent back because It was served with half of what should’ve been on there. That person ended up eating on his own. Food was Of good quality that experience left a sour taste in our mouth never again.

  2. Raylene L.
    Raylene L.
    • one review
    9/10

    Service was excellent, food very good. Very busy restaurant with food arriving to the table in a very timely manner. Highly recommend

  3. Karen G.
    Karen G.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Hopefully I just picked a bad night - albeit it was early but there was an out of control children’s party with toddlers screaming their heads off and disinterested adults- resulting in a very short stay

  4. Robyn W.
    Robyn W.
    • 7 reviews
    5.25/10

    Great restaurant

  5. Melissa B.
    Melissa B.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    We return here time and again as the staff are amazing and the food is fabulous. Great quality drinks too.

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    5.25/10

    Good location

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 280 reviews
    6.5/10

    Diners are subjected to lots of noise from parties and groups.

  8. Mary M.
    Mary M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic Food and Service ... great host and a fun environment !

  9. Stephen G.
    Stephen G.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent service and food

  10. Frank C.
    Frank C.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    Great atmosphere and food and a great place to celebrate Mother’s Day

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    6.75/10

    Food were average, but service was very good

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    8/10

    The food and service was good.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    6.5/10

    Owners should check the drink hoses, soft drinks were flat! Unfortunately on this occasion we were not impressed with our dining experience.

  14. Anastasia F.
    Anastasia F.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    We both enjpyed our meals.

  15. Cinta S.
    Cinta S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service, fabulous food & great atmosphere. A "must go" for locals and visitors alike!

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    6.75/10

    The food was nice but the staff seemed to hover almost take the spoon from our mouths. Constantly rushed to finish the whole night Made it uncomfortable.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 289 reviews
    9/10

    Great selection of food, fantastic service and friendly.

  18. Nancy B.
    Nancy B.
    • one review
    9/10

    Excellent service, staff very friendly and helpful. Can not fault anything..

  19. Maria s.
    Maria s.
    • 11 reviews
    9.25/10

    The food is always delicious at Rubicon, every time I have been to the restaurant I have not been dissapointed

  20. Maria s.
    Maria s.
    • 11 reviews
    9.25/10

    It was my first time at this restaurant, and I was very impressed. The food was delicious, and the staff were friendly and very attentive. I will be going back.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

861 Mt Alexander Rd, 3040, Essendon, Australia

Directions to get there

Essendon, Melbourne North West, Melbourne West

About the restaurant

Ravenous Rubicon

Only a two minute walk from Essendon station, why not get the family together and go on an outing to this little authentic Italian joint for a yummy bite to eat. The stylish and casual elegance of the restaurant makes it the perfect place to throw any kind of party- they conveniently offer a fab and flexible function space! So whether it's your next birthday bash or corporate business event, the team at Rubicon will happily look after you.

Come for dinner and relax over some wood fired garlic focaccia and homemade arancini balls stuffed with ricotta and parmesan. If you’re feeling like seafood, the paprika moreton bay bugs and the fresh prawns that come in a creamy garlic sauce are delicious. With soft brioche bun burgers, plenty of gluten free options and a kiddies menu to please the little ones, this place will make everyone happy!

Best dish: Calabrese wood fired pizza (san marzano tomato, goats cheese, mushrooms, salami, pancetta, kalamata olives and chilli)

Features

Italian

Services

Amex Welcome

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