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“Great atmosphere”

The George Melbourne Wine Room
Ranked #2,659 of 4,053 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Waitstaff
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Dining options: Reservations, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Absolutely buzzing place, with drinks and great for socialising

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Impressive, yet a little pricey”
Reviewed 13 June 2011

With a group of 12 friends, we chose the $90 degustation lunch. It was quite imptressive, particularly the starters. There ws a problem with the main courses though (a rib-eye steak dish and a roasted pork dish). Some of the steak was very sinu-ey. And there was very little pork served up (most of us got just a very small taste). At $90 I thought they were robbing us a little by serving up such small amounts for the "main courses". The deserts were very well rated by those who like deserts. Harry our waiter was very good and helped us select good wines from the low-price end of their very extensive wine list. All up it cost us $180/head.

  • Visited June 2011
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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The Best Melbourne has”
Reviewed 4 February 2011

Wow. The food here is outstanding and exceptional value for what you get. Have been in twice for dinner this year already because it was so good. Karen Martini knows her stuff.

The quality of produce is great. The waiters know their wines and know the menu well should you have any questions. The wine list is impressive and if you are unsure you can ask for a taste tester of any wines by the glass. The wait staff are professional, polished and unobtrusive.

The venue has a main bar (you can eat in there too) with a more formal and elegant dining room to the side. The outside building is beautiful and the decor and ambience typically Melbourne so a must-see for any visitor to this city. When we visited there were locals, international guests and a few famous people thrown in the mix. I'll definitely be bringing our overseas friends here when they arrive in March, a good excuse to visit this wonderful place again!

  • Visited January 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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“Hugely disappointing - should have closed over holiday period.”
Reviewed 12 January 2011

A post Christmas booking but nevertheless standards should not have dropped so low. For reputation they should have given the restaurant a break. At booking was not advised the main restaurant would not be functioning so arrived to a corner cafe setup in the main wine bar. Waiters were completely disinterested and seemed to resent having to work. Wine experience was a farce. Waiter forgot we'd ordered and main cellar expert not working. Initial bottle (($300+ French reisling) was undrinkable and accepted back. Replacement order could not be found and confusion about whereabouts in cellar of subsequent orders. Fifteen minutes after ordering first course, advised two selections not available. Suckling pig main was ordinary tough roast pork. Other mains undistinguished. Grateful for a free desert wine offered by the one caring waiter. Obviously never again and would not recommend on our experience (four people).

  • Visited December 2010
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“Great memories and great...”
Reviewed 10 February 2008

Great memories and great wine list.

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