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“Excellent dining”

Ten Minutes by Tractor Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Main Ridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$70 - US$118
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neutral Bay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Excellent dining”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Ok so it is not in the CBD or the burbs but worth taking the trip down the Mornington Pen. and experience this restaurant. It was a cold rainy night and the restaurant was warm and inviting. The staff cared about us and we did have some 'special diet' requirements, all family members. The winelist is extensive and you can spend serious money on some really good wines. But it is the food we went for and it did not dissapoint both in presentation, flavour and quantity, enabling us come away happy. My beef was the best.

  • Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Can't understand what all the hype is about”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I had been wanting to try TMBT for some time however left feeling quite disappointed.The illusion of being a fantastic hatted dining venue created by a small amount of food on the plate surrounded by a few streaks of celeriac or balsamic vinegar never ceases to amaze me. Yes, apparently this is a 2 hatted restaurant. It is completely overrated in my experience. The day we ate there we had a choice of 2 or 3 courses both of which were grossly expensive. The prices are large but the plates are tiny. We were going to go with the 3 course option but after 2 disappointing courses we opted for a cafe' for coffee and cake. You'll also be staggered by the size & pricing of the wine list. Imagine a leather bound book as large as a huge photo album. What I can say is that the list is extensive !

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Incredible desserts”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We went to TMBT with Australian friends and family from France. We had been there before for a wine tasting so we knew that the wines were great, but this time we decided to try the restaurant out...The wines were superbly matched to delicious mains (with a few interesting sauces/accompaniments). But the best were surprisingly the desserts: they were all beautiful, original and huge! I should also mention that we were incredibly late (nearly 1 hour)...and they had kept our table with a view on the vineyard. We really appreciated this very nice gesture. A beautiful finish to a day on the Mornington Peninsula.

  • Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Exceptional dining”
Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

We did the 8 course degustation over a Saturday lunch and as I was driving we had the sommelier recommend wine by the glass instead of matching with every course.

The food was fantastic, the service excellent and the sommelier was terrific. We had the most divine sticky (a red actually) from Uraguay with dessert - it was actually better than dessert with superb chocolate overtones and a well rounded, smooth spicy sweetness. Gorgeous!

The view is lovely too but as you would Expect for premium food, wine, service and location it doesn't come cheap. Expect to pay a few hundred each for the full degustation and drinks.

Can't wait to go back.

Visited May 2013
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“Good food and good service”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

We live in Mornington and are used to being served by school children. The service at TMBT was professional from start to finish. We ate the 8 course degustation menu and were very impressed with presentation and most of the flavours and textures. The only downfalls for me were the final two savoury dishes. The duck was nothing special ,although the confit croquet was lovely, and the wallaby was a bit tough. The custard, blueberry and cream flute was the best custard I can remember eating. My favourite savoury was the hapuka closely followed by the quail. We will go back.

  • Visited April 2013
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