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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is the apitom of fine dining. From a good cocktail selection to a smart food menu that doesn't give you scores of choices. The soft shell crab was flavoursome and delicate. The eye fillet was cooked perfectly "rare" with delicate truffle butter. Tagliatelli...with smoked salmon and prawns may have had a hint too much tarragon but was enjoyable. This is a great restaurant for couples.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 18 November 2021 via mobile

Had dinner at Vivaldi's last evening and would recommend them to anyone wishing to experience first class Itialian crusine. The mahgaretia was magnificent, the aracini balls were awesome and the rosti was ripped. Adrian and the team went out of their way to serve us...above and beyond. Viva la Italian.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

We were only coming for desert and decided to try a couple of entrees as well. We had gone to another restaurant to have desert but they weren’t at all welcoming. The staff at Vivaldi were so warm and welcoming and treated us so warmly....The food was lovely and the crepe brûlée we were searching for was lovely with flames and allMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2021

We hosted my mums 50th at Vivaldis, what a special evening it was. The 3-course meals were so delicious, everything cooked literally to perfection. 😍 canapés and drinks also brilliant. Thank you to William and the team for their extremely lovely service. Also to Thomas...for helping to organise the night! Would highly recommend this place to anyone, we couldn’t fault it! Collage Picture credit to jacintalouisephotography Balloon garland credit: thecelebrationstation 50 number: letters2UMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

We hired the entire venue. OMG ! Wow ! From the moment we arrived it was pure magic it was spectacular !!! Decor was immaculate. Thank you. It really felt so special. Food was superb. Absolutely loved all dishes. What a superb Menu !! Food...was delicious, compliments to our Chef’s. Try the Eggplant !!!! Perfect !!!! Nothing was too much trouble. Staff were gorgeous. Definitely would have an event again or a romantic dinner ! Perfection !! Absolutely memorable ! Thank You 🙏More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 31 August 2021 via mobile

A bar and restaurant inside the Mantra Esplanade. Beautiful menu with fine dishes and professional service. Set on a terrace it made the ambience extra special. Top restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

After having read the reviews we were aware this was either going to be a hit or a miss. This was a complete miss. As a group we were trying to come up with a one word descriptive analogy for our evening and we decided...upon offensive. This was supposed to be a four course meal of which it was in some fashion. And overcooked scallop on top of pumpkin baby food with absolutely no flavour followed by a dried out piece of old puff pastry topped with canned beetroot and cheese followed by one of the most hot pasta dishes I have Being served. Very dry. With way too much Japanese pickled ginger ticked in to try and give it some form of flavour was just worsen din the experience by 10. The beef cheek was the star dish of the evening but the heavily garlic orange vegetable beneath it just set it over the top. And the Icing on the cake was almost a fluorescent green pan dam Pana Cotta Which was simply an abomination. Several members of our group Are not well.I wish every small business the best of luck but when you are paying top dollar for a meal expect the food to at least be somewhat a little decent. We won’t be going backMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021

The atmosphere, service and food were all brilliant. We had the steak with truffle butter and triple cooked potatoes, and it was even better than it sounds :) you could cut the steak with butter knife. Would highly recommend Vivaldi's for a perfect night out.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 July 2021 via mobile

Having arrived late due to flight changes we needed to amend our booking time. Given the current Covid issues this was not a problem. Pleasant greeting upon arrival and outdoor seating which was great. The menu was short (current times we live in) however everything...we had was excellent. The food came out quickly and cooked perfectly. We had Bao buns and coconut shrimp to start mains were risotto and fillet steak. My steak cooked rare was cooked perfectly so often a rare steak is anything but or if it is it’s cold in the middle. Nothing wrong here at all. One small thing and this is restaurants in general the kids menu was nuggets or fish and chips. I wish we could see alternatives to encourage kids to eat better. It always seems perverse that the adults can eat so well yet our children don’t have that option. The above will not detract that this is a lovely restaurant in a great setting ie not in the main hustle and bustle. Thanks for a great timeMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 23 June 2021 via mobile

We were a party of 11 and all commented on how wonderful the food was. Thomas looked after us so well and was very accommodating. Venue was central and easy to find. Food and wine commendable

Date of visit: June 2021
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19 January 2019|
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Response from vivaldisrestaurant | Property representative |
yes children are welcome and we do provide a childrens menu
11 November 2018|
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Response from vivaldisrestaurant | Property representative |
Hello, Could you please e-mail or message us on TripAdvisor. I will then be able to send you all the canapes & finger food menus and a cocktail list. We looking forward to it. Regards
24 November 2017|
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Response from Vivaldis R | Property representative |
Sorry, We would love to, but our maximum capacity for Dinner is 60, we can do stand up cocktail party up to 120. Kind Regards
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Vivaldis Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5