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Blue's Bar & Grill

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Australian, Bar, Grill, Pub
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701 Swanston St | Rydges on Swanston, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 7811
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Alice Springs, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best meal in town it was so yummy and decadent, staff where supper friendly and helpful for out of towners.

Thank heatherwils0n
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed at Rydges hotel and they suggested to go here for buffet breakfast. we mainly ate the hot food - bacon, eggs, sautéed mushrooms, tomatoes, sausages, potato gems, hash browns. it was all so very flavorsome. they also offer basic toasts, cereal, yoghurt, free juice, quality coffee, bakery items etc. the chef also checked how we liked the food... More 

Thank LorynT23
Wodonga, Australia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Friendly staff, good food, really yummy poached eggs. Coffee from a machine but I didn't ask if you could order so you may be able to.

Thank mrchumleywarner
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

While staying at the Ridges Hotel, a group of seven of us thought we would try the in house Blues Bar and grill, we ordered our meal and waited for some time, we were getting a little concerned as the time was going by and we were close to biting the tables cnrs off, But just as i was about... More 

Thank espressobrown
Dunedin, New Zealand
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The food was good, usual bar standard food. Well presented, and very good quantity of it, quality good as well. Excellent service from staff. We only ate in the bar, not in the restaurant, but would recommend it.

Thank Denise S
Darwin, Australia
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200 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

5/5 for Dinner. The steak and entree that I had here for Dinner was so good and we recieved service to match, I would definately recommend having a meal here! 3/5 for breakfast. This is just average, not bad, not good but for the price maybe consider walking down Swanston St. If you are fussy about your morning coffee forget... More 

Thank Daz G
Adelaide, Australia
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257 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We stayed at the hotel and "ate in" on the first night. A good experience: nice choice on the menu for food and wine, we had nice food (adequate serves) and good service (attentive and friendly) with what we considered were very reasonable prices. On-street parking makes for easy access.

Thank Matthew L
Pinjarra, Australia
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice hotel restaurant. The atmosphere is hotel like and efficient. The meal is good. Very good. I loved the pork belly entre and the wine selection is nice and served at the right temperature. Unfortunately they have to compete with the myriads of awesome restaurants a few blocks away on lygon st. But if you are tired... More 

Thank kiaorabro1
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It's a very relaxing restaurant and a pretty comfortable bar. The food is very good with huge variety of dishes on the menu. We enjoyed it a lot. Our compliments to the chef.

Thank B3998TUhelenk
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner using a Groupon voucher and were really looking forward to it, having travelled quite a distance to get there. While the service of the staff was attentive and friendly, the meal left much to be desired. The "crispy skinned" barramundi was chewy and had an unsuitable pairing with puy lentils, shaved fennel and pickled onion. It would... More 

Thank Sue C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Bar, Grill, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Swanston St | Rydges on Swanston, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 7811
  • This restaurant is at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

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