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AU$16 - AU$59
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Steakhouse, Grill, Fusion, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, super atmosphere and great with the kids. Highly recommend to come here. Great selection of food to choose from.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed to be honest I ordered udon noodle stir fry with upgrade prawns and calamari. Flavour was ok but nothing out of this world. 2 small prawns and 1 piece of calamari? but Udon noodles were run of the mill egg noodles NOT UDON. Hubby...ordered reef and beef 2 breaded prawns a small bit of short rib and a small piece of barimundi with a salad. We had high expectations of Melbourne feel we’ve wasted 1 of our 2 nights here. ( We’ve been in Aus over a month now)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Ginger Olive, Owner at Ginger Olive Restaurant and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Triggerfish,44, thank you for your comment and sincerely sorry that your experience was not to the standard we consistently endeavor to deliver.. We take customer feedback very seriously and we have gone back to the portioning and product we are using and take corrective...More

Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

They have confirmed our booking for 6 and said it was all good that we cancelled the 2 people who did not come to dine with us. Table was moved so that the 2 seats can be used by other guests which was occupied by...a couple. We were in full trust that we are just charged for 6 as confirmed many times while we were dining. Until we came home and realised that we were charged for 8 people. We sent an email for this to be rectified but they just wouldn’t and there’s nothing on their booking stating no cancellations. It’s a miss on their staff who’s confirmed that it’s all good and this needs to be fixed. Food was not even great. Not worth going to if you’re looking for a good restaurant. You don’t want to eat at a restaurant you cannot trust. They have ripped us off big time. You don’t want the same to happen to you.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

5 of us on a golf trip went for dinner as I had seen the great reviews. 4 of us had steaks and one Pasta - sensational!! It was so good we returned the following night and 10 out of our group had dinner that...night. 6 of us shared 3 of the Signature Rib Platters - could not recommend highly enough - they were superb. Thanks Eddie and staff for 2 nights of fantastic food and excellent service.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

What a lovely place. The food, the staff and the overall experience was fantastic. The staff couldn’t have been more caring and helpful, constantly checking if all was ok. We meet the owner who was so humble about his staff, it was like going to...a family home for a meal. We had the seafood platter which was perfect, we couldn’t recommend this place enough. Well done everyone at Ginger Olive. Can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

We went to Ginger Olive for dinner with another couple and while the food was amazing (the beef short ribs and creme brulee stood out), but the service was really what made it a night to remember, the 'Doctor' especially was brilliant. He had us...in stitches all night even if he got us good with the blue cocktail. Thanks Ginger Olive, we will be back :)More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

We ate beautiful food, drank lovely wine, enjoyed amazing service. Our waiter had us in stitches. He didn't charge for that! All round great night.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

Amazing food and the service was excellent. The price was unbelievable for the quality and the cocktails were to die for. Ryan was amazing. If your in Melbourne don’t miss this experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

First time to Melbourne for my husband and me. We would have liked to sit at an outdoor restaurant but the weather was terrible so we looked for somewhere near our hotel and found this one. It’s very small and we were lucky to get...in. Our server was very friendly and made it fun. He helped us decide what to eat from an interesting BBQ/Asian fusion menu and our platter of food was absolutely delicious. It was a nice change from pub food. We definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

This place looked great. Unfortunately it was NOT. We ordered meat platters. The different meats all tasted boiled and the beef rib was such a strong boiled flavour that all 4 people gagged on it. All the meats were covered in the same ? honey...soy sauce which was also poured heavily over the salad (which was only lettuce and coriander). The whole platter was very,very DISSAPOINTING. Heads up,the artisan sausage was a beef and cheese kransky!!!! I approached the front counter to discuss our dissatisfaction with the food and the woman was not interested in hearing feedback. There was a man standing behind me who stated his platter was inedible also. We were truly hungry and we're not 'fussy' but this was inedible and VERY DISSAPOINTING. NEVER returning to this place. If the woman had been hospitable I might be inclined to give a second chance but she was outright rude. I let it go and paid. I hate speaking up but I have truly never had such an awful experience in a restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

We had a lovely meal here (once we found the restaurant - no thanks to Google maps!). Staff were very friendly. The food was absolutely delicious, well presented, perfectly cooked and it was really nice to have it served with a properly crispy salad. We...would definitely come back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely food Caterers for requirements No disabled toilets - steps only Great friendly service Restuarant good not stunning quite basic but staff made up for it Lovely meals I had seafood my friend steak

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

Nice food, friendly and good service and nice ambient!! Give it a try is worth it!! The ribs are good and well done! The fish was also good!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

We had a sharing platter which was absolutely delicious. The meat was perfectly cooked with tasty marinades and very tender. Unusually the salad served with it was also really good - crispy, fresh, and with a good variety of different lettuces. With a side of...crunchy on the outside, fluffy in the middle chips, we were not disappointed. The service was interested and friendly, but unobtrusive. We would definitely recommend. The cocktails were nice too.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

I love this place to eat, the food is lovely, don't love you only have 2 hours, the staff were like aerodromes over us every 5 mins, picking up our glasses and dinner plates and asking if we had finished yet, at one time the...drink was 3/4 full and they took it and we had to ask for it back, it was so oblivious they wanted us to leave for people who hadn't bothered to book and came in of the street.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Eduardo Jalijali, Owner at Ginger Olive Restaurant and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2023

Dear B6185VWlizm, thank you for providing us the review and rating. We are very glad that you love the food. We appreciate your comment and please accept our apology for feeling being rushed, it is not the intention and the staff may have tried too...More

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Ginger Olive Restaurant and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5