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Meet the Chef

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Andrew Beddoes

Head chef Beddoes started his cooking career in London working in several Michelin starred restaurants. He decided to make the move to Australia in 2010 to Melbourne. His first job was alongside Gary Mehigan at Fenix Restaurant and worked on two of the MasterChef series. He found his way to the Grand through his love of Italian food in 2016. His passion with food began when cooking alongside his grandmother on weekends in her kitchen as a young boy.

1096 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.9
1096 reviews
Recommended
(9.2)
Food
(9.0)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(8.5)
Atmosphere
(8.7)

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

(8)
The building looks like it's falling apart on the out4but once inside, the Restaurant looks quite nice. The waiting staff were keen to serve but not well trained. The food (a la carte) was quite nice.
Leanne Ball

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(10)
Lovely atmosphere, but once the front door opened a very cold breeze spread throughout the dining room.

dined on Sat, 22 Jun 2019

(6)
Not my first time but very disappointed with the service level this time.

dined on Wed, 15 May 2019

(8)
Have been here a number of times , Food and atmosphere very good , service can be average

dined on Wed, 3 Apr 2019

(9)
Great service and food. My hubby and I go there few times a year
Matt McDonald

dined on Sat, 14 Sep 2019

(9)
Still benchmark after all these years. Larger than usual portions at every price point. Wine list still fascinating. A respite from the world.

dined on Tue, 27 Aug 2019

(8)
Pastas are delicious!

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

(10)
The food was great, scallops cooked to perfection! Overall the atmosphere is one of a friendly 'local' good restaurant, yet is more than a 'local'. The food is fantastic, a good selection of Italian fare with an extensive wine list to match. Waiters are thoughtful and attentive. Overall a most enjoyable experience.
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About The Grand Dining Room

This institution in the heart of Richmond in the beautiful Grand Hotel serves fine dining, award winning Italian cuisine. Try their filleto manzo with a bone marrow butter, delicious rabbit pappardelle, or stunning anatra arrosto - roasted duck with semolina gnocchi and orange and juniper berry sauce. Crisp linen adorns the wooden fine furnishings and subtle artworks are a feature in the room. This is a place that has won many awards including restaurant of the year (Trip Advisor) and is a beautiful place to bestow a gift voucher to a loved one for that perfect gift. If you don’t feel like the full dining experience but would rather a cocktail or an elegant glass of wine, catch up with friends in the very chic lounge bar with its amazing beer garden, boasted to be the best in Melbourne, and listen to well-known local DJs on the weekends. Monday night is Italian night, or if you fancy sampling the duck then Wednesday’s is Duck & Pinot night in the public bar. Make sure you book so as to not miss out! Best dish: The Grand signature house made potato gnocchi with brown butter & sage

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