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“Surprise 30th”
Review of West Village

West Village
Ranked #2,892 of 4,484 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I booked this venue for my daughters surprise 30th birthday, from first contact Ben was helpful and accommodating, we had a great afternoon. I would recommend West Village as a function venue or just somewhere to stop by and have a few beverages.

Thank Carolyn M
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Last night we hosted a fabulous 21st birthday party for our daughter at West Village. Ben, Tanya, Emily, Bianca and the team were nothing but professional, friendly and welcoming to our guests. The venue is large and open with various spaces incorporating a dance floor, comfortable areas to sit at bar benches inside and out, couches, a pool table and also a terrific space behind the bar with tables for those wanting to escape the hype of the party! Ben allowed us to decorate and set the scene for a themed (Harry Potter) event. Ben even created 'Butterbeer' for the occasion! The venue itself has a cool decor with a large area for dancing, a dj set up for music, a P.A. system for speeches and tv screens to run slideshows. Ben organised a food truck, 'Snagga's', who provided delicious gourmet burgers, sausages and rosemary fries and also allowed us to use a dj on his equipment. I cannot recommend West Village more highly for an event and many guests complimented us on our choice of venue. Thank you for a great night!!

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Thank CurrajongHill
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped her for a drink mid afternoon. We were the only customers. We ordered a beer and a gin drink and the bartender said " good, that's about all I know how to make " this is a big open space without much character. This is suppose to be a New York style bar. We're from New York and there's nothing " New York" about it. Ok but much better place nearby.

1  Thank William S
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Ben R, Owner at West Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thanks for calling in. We are under new ownership and are moving away from the NY theme. Bartenders are all being refreshed as well. Cheers for the review, though I hope your experience will be different if you visit again.

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

We popped in for a quick burger at about 7pm on a Saturday before a show at the plenary. Only about 6 other people in there. They only have 2 burgers on their menu: and had "sold out" of cheeseburgers. We ordered 2 of their vegie burgers which were okay, but the fries we ordered never arrived. When we asked about them they told us they were busy (they weren't). The place is really badly run but could be much better. The female bar attendant, while friendly, had no idea about working behind a bar. Toilets were filthy (door smashed in, cigarette butts on the floor, paper everywhere) and there was a mop bucket stopping people walking into the dining area. It appeared that they have no idea how to run a bar, or just don't care. Other bars were very busy when we were there which should have been a dign to not enter. The "workers" were having fun though: chatting outside to each other, one (who I guess was the manager) having his staff meal. I would give them a few months before they realise that someone else could do a much better job with this place.

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Thank EuanMelbourne
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Ben R, Owner at West Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thanks for the review Euan. Under new ownership and all taken on board.

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Food would of been average if it was hot! Everything seemed an effort for the server! Minimal staff on sight! Don't be drawn in by cheap booze or the "american" food! Far better burgers for the same price!
Also waited ages for the food!

Thank Sumnall94
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