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“You have to try the quail”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Taxi Kitchen

Taxi Kitchen
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Ranked #66 of 4,060 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$31
Cuisines: Asian, Contemporary, Australian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: For a 180 degree view of Melbourne's city skyline, Yarra River and Arts Precinct, journey to Taxi Kitchen in Federation Square's Transport Hotel. Hosting cocktail events, a la carte dining, pre-show drinks and boasting three private function dining rooms, Taxi Kitchen dazzles guests with views through floor to ceiling glass windows complemented by earthy tones, indoor greenery and natural light for a clean, semi-alfresco feel. Playful menu items provoke a certain inquisitiveness of guests, charmingly presented on a bed of black pebbles, rustic wooden boards or in colourful, textured dishes. Delight in any or all six courses from seared scallops with red radish, smoked chilli mayo and katiafi to Wagyu porterhouse with creamed potato and jus gras - just be sure to leave room for dessert
Perth, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You have to try the quail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We opted for the a la carte menu rather than the set menu and were glad we did so. Our meal was only just more expensive and we preferred our choices to what those on the table next door who ate from the set menu had.
You have to try the salt and pepper quail. It is exquisite.
The only downside was our server. He was disinterested and not willing to offer suggestions. He did however get the wine guy for us when we pushed for recommendations.
The wine guy was awesome. He was knowledgable and made perfect recommendations for mostly non drinker me and my wine buff friend.
The view is stunning.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank CammieElise
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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful food served with a smile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Been here twice now for special occasions and both times we were not let down! The restaurant is comfortable with huge windows looking out onto the river. It was so nice to be able to watch the sun set during our meal. Service was impeccable and the food is so beautifully presented and delicious. We feel very looked after here.

Visited January 2014
Thank LushieT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Oh my god”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Came to Melbourne to experience the food. My friend was showing me around but had a booking for us both for lunch at taxi kitchen. He had never dined there but wanted to, and I'm glad he waited for today. The food is mind blowing, we tried 12 different plates, oysters, scallops, beef croquettes, rabbit, quail, prawns, veal, tuna, steam bun, candied pork, cheese plate and donuts. Drinks were great from wine to cocktails, our lunch spanned over 3 hrs and the waiters were cool with us taking our time and enjoying our journey through the menu... I'm gonna home to qld a happy girl knowing that the candied pork and beef croquettes were to die for, thanks guys for a job well done.... go there and check it out....

Thank lissy73
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A very enjoyable dinner experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

This is one of the better fine dining restaurants in Melbourne. We really enjoyed the dinner here and the variety of food on offer. The portions as you would expect in a place like this, are not big but the flavours, presentation and service more than make up for it. The location of the restaurant is great (above the Transport bar) in Federation square, it has views of the Yarra, Flinders street, South bank and the arts centre. Will happily come back again.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Roamingspirit
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Delicious food, lovely view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

The food is very tasty. The buns with smoked salmon are the absolute highlight and highly recommended along with the bitter chocolate marquise dessert. The pan fried gnocchi with lamb and chargrilled spatchcock are also very good. The dishes are designed to be shared so it's a great way to try lots of dishes. The food is much more reasonably priced compared to the previous Taxi Dining Room. Bit of a wait between some of the courses but overall a great place for dinner.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank CC1976
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