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Melba Restaurant

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1 Southgate Ave | The Langham, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 8696 8888
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Melba in the past and have come back. Food is excellent - although a little work is needed on the duck crape station - he makes them far too thick. View is great if you are by the window. Kids definitely loved the desert station and I thought the seafood excellent. Downside - the table staff.... More 

Thank Geoff G
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate at Melba's restaurant New Year's Day (evening) It's a buffet style restaurant and not cheap, but the food is excellent. I suppose with a buffet it's all relevant to how much you can eat! With fresh sushi and sashimi, peking duck prepared in front of you, along with a good variety of roast, curries and other beautiful meals it... More 

Thank Biff59
Geelong, Australia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a favourite restaurant for us. Service is always done with a smile. The choice of food is amazing. There is everything from cereals to omelettes and even ice cream with a chocolate fountain.The selection of food that is on offer for breakfast is amazing. Something for everyone. My sister has coeliac diease so we travel 80 kms just... More 

Thank Anniem422
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Melba restaurant has a very broad range of food for buffet, from Japanese Sashimi, Fresh Seafood (no oyster for lunch), Cheese and bread, Chinese (wok style and dumpling, peking duck) and also Pasta, Indian, Roast and vegetables, mini cakes for dessert and ice cream + chocolate fondue. Great food quality and I recommend highly that this place is easily one... More 

Thank Jane B
Melbourne, Australia
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329 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Melba's was a great place and it was one of our family's go to places for birthday celebrations etc. BUT now it is terrible. Not knowing where to start with this review I will list my observations. 1) A pungent smell of seafood as you arrive - either it is not fresh or the area is poorly cleaned 2) Stained... More 

Thank Birt1964
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with my mother. The price was $99 pp. This is a big rip off as the food is disgusting. The worst part of the buffet is the raw seafood. All the raw food were smelly and tasted foul. Even the fruits were not fresh! The food had no variety and the quality is not worth the money.... More 

Thank V886centauri
Perth, Australia
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

elegant buffet with sumptuous and variety of food. a variety of japanese, indian, chinese food plus western like roast, salad, etc. What i just noticed is lack of bread varieties and butter. Desserts are yum but would be better if ice cream cone was included as an option for kids.

Thank annematt143
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have been to the buffet here couple of times and throughout the service levels and the quality of food have been top notch.

1 Thank Jonathan A
Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a buffet lunch at Melba restaurant during our recent Victorian holiday and were left a little disappointed.We're not big fans of buffets but expected this one to be an exception. Sadly it wasn't as the food was good but certainly not great by any means. The service however from our waiter Maurice was absolutely first... More 

Thank ray f
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we had the Christmas dinner buffet last night in this restaurant. we had a little bit of everything: Indian,Japanese, Chinese, western and seafood. when I woke up this morning my tongue was thick and white. there was too much MSG in the food. my wife felt the same, not just me. it spoiled everything , a famous restaurant like Melba.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$100
Italian, Indian, Seafood, Asian, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Southgate Ave | The Langham, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 8696 8888
  • This restaurant is at The Langham, Melbourne

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?