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dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

We normally eat in the Melba room once per month. We went to the dining room as Melba was not available. The service was shocking non existant really. The food was very poor you have lost us usually 8 in number. We are off to Rosetta at crown for our next monthly lunch
Hi Margaret, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It's not often we get a negative review from our guests, so when we do we take it very seriously! We sincerely apologise that our food was not up to your standard and can assure you that your comments have been forwarded to our head chef for follow up. On review of your visit we can confirm that we experienced a larger than expected number of patrons in the hotel. Unfortunately this did affect the level of service in Chloe's Lounge area where you were seated. In Chloe's lounge we offer limited table service with our Pub Menu and full table service with our A La Carte menu in our restaurant. I feel that the A La Carte menu in the restaurant may be been better suited for your visit. We take pride in our customer service here at Y&J's and usually receive great feedback from our guests. To hear that your experience was dampened by poor customer service is disappointing. Your comments have been forwarded to our restaurant manager for follow up with the team. We apologise that we fell short of your expectations and hope you will join us again in the future so that we can make it up to you. If you would like to discuss your visit with us further please don't hesitate to contact us on youngandjacksons@alhgroup.com.au Kind Regards.
Restaurant Young and Jacksons responded on Thu, 15 Aug 2019

dined on Wed, 17 Jul 2019

Interesting and enjoyable meals with fast, friendly and efficient service

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Food is always good at Young and Jackson. Great place for a kids. Highly recommend.

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

We keep going back to Y&J's, especially for pre-theatre dinners as it's so convenient to Melbourne's Southbank venues. It is always a lovely start to a night out!

dined on Tue, 2 Jul 2019

Our 'go-to' place for pre-theatre dinners. Attentive service, a small but quality choice on the $34 menu, (which includes a drink and coffee and a small dessert) conveniently located and with terrific ambiance.

dined on Sun, 16 Jun 2019

Our experience was wonderful from the great service to the very reasonably priced menu options. Everyone must enjoy this iconic Melbourne pub

dined on Fri, 24 May 2019

The woman who served us was lovely. She asked us what time we would need to be out to get to the show on time and made sure everything was brought out promptly so that we would get to our show on time. Very pleased 😁 The food was delicious as always and very affordable. This is the second time I've come before a show and won't be the last.

dined on Sat, 13 Apr 2019

I was there for the seafood risotto which I had 3 times already. Sadly it is off the menu and the blue swimmer crab risotto was just awful. I left half of it- too gluggy and no crab meat to be seen. My husband had his 4th kangaroo dinner and loved it thank goodness. Service is always great.
Danielle Carr

dined on Sat, 6 Apr 2019

Salmon was ok, first time I've tried a nicoise salad, can't say I'm a fan them. Wouldn't order this again, unless they swapped out the salad. Creme Brulee was nice, not sure why it was served with lemon sorbet, definitely didn't complement it. The fairy floss with the Apple Strudel was also out of place and didn't get eaten. I booked for 6.30pm, which was very loud and busy with people going to shows. Would recommend booking for maybe 7.30 for a nicer atmosphere.
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About Young and Jacksons

Established in 1861, Young and Jacksons is Melbourne's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored and refurbished it is a comfortable blend of boutique bar and classic pub. Situated on the vibrant corner of Swanston and Flinders street, Y&J's is the perfect place to meet with friends to enjoy a drink and share a meal. Our relaxed 1st floor dining room and lounge offer casual dining overlooking the busy Melbourne streets below. With head chef Lachlan Wyss at the helm we serve newly curated pub and A La Carte menus that deliver modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis placed on fresh local produce.There's something for everyone at Young and Jacksons, the perfect destination for all occasions.

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