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AU$3 - AU$36
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Australian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 29 December 2021

We were inbetween meals so we enjoyed a delightfull afternoon tea here. We were in-house guests so not having to venture out in the rain down the road was great. We were not expecting much, given hotel vrs local restaurant - we know which one...normally wins - but this place suprised us somewhat. Delicious food and great service to top it off.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 18 March 2020 via mobile

From the time you walk in Ben and his staff make you feel very welcomed and are happy to serve you with whatever you want. Everyone is friendly and obliging. Great buffet breakfast. Will definitely return

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

The char grilled rib eye medium rare is perfection.Chef Jose is a gem and waiter/manager Alam is the top of the game for matching wine etc. The Whiskey Bar is also something to experience.These are gems in a hotel which is below par in house...!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

The crazy Melbourne weather caused us to change our dinner plans and eat here in our hotel instead. It was a great decision! We started with a cocktail in the cosy bar...with barman Alan whipping me up a made to order Dark & Stormy...perfect in...the setting :) As a coeliac my dinner options were restricted to one option... the salmon dish...but I needn’t have worried, it was so so good (close your eyes and savour the flavour good). All in all we spent a lovely evening encased in their leather bar chairs (the restaurant was closed so we ate in the bar area), looked after beautifully by the staff. Will definitely stay here again and enjoy another ‘night in’.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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StraitsCafe, supervisor at Straits Cafe Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2020

Dear Guest, Thanks for the review with us! It is always our biggest pleasure to accommodate all the guests' requests and we will keep this going on not only in our bar, but the restaurant and room service as well. We are looking forward to...More

Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with good food and excellent service. Greeted by Alam who was warm and friendly. My waiter James was polite and courteous I had chicken and it was very good so thank you to Michael the chef Would definitely come here...again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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StraitsCafe, supervisor at Straits Cafe Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2019

Hi Julie, Thanks for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the meal and the service at our restaurant and we will make sure our team is always professional for all the guests. Also the kitchen will do their best to serve the best...More

Reviewed 26 November 2019 via mobile

The only slightly negative point in my view is that the restaurant is located in the basement of the rendezvous hotel that does look like the average business place not very romantic ! Otherwise attentive service and very well prepared and presented. The steak beans...and gratin I ordered were all well cooked and tasty. Not forgetting a very good olive bread !More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 16 October 2019

Excellent food and service. Basement location allows initiate chat across the table. Ideal for professional couple catching up with friends

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

Had a tasting platter and a bottle of wine. Nice place to sit and enjoy the view over the newly renovated Scarborough beach. Food was yummy and the staff were great! Ot my 1st visit and I'll be back

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Great food and great staff. Amazing. Excelent service. We had breakfast while staying at Rendezvous Hotel.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 April 2019

I attended a two day summit, with lunch provided at the straits cafe. It was ok, we were a group of ~45! So not a large group. I was disappointed with the meal choice and quality generally. I wouldn’t voluntarily eat there, whilst it did...fill a hole, General thoughts amongst colleagues agreed with my assessment... average, but not offensive. Salads were unsatisfactoryMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 April 2019 via mobile

2 x Food came out cold onion rings and kids chicken nuggets and chips. Asked for pepper sauce on my steak and got red wine jus I asked for it to be changed and I was told that is our pepper sauce which it clearly...was not. Ruined my evening.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Staff were good. Breakfast buffet was alright and not the best. The supervisor was very disappointing, Mr Alam. His service to customers depended on their race and colour. Hope the hotel notices this behaviour and makes some amends to it.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Enjoy a wonder High Tea for a birthday celebration with family today. Staff were friendly and polite. Food was fabulous and well presented. Will be back for another occasion.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

Breakfast - buffet, was very good. I'm not sure if I can do 100 words but they had everyting - full breakfast.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

I treated my son to his first High Tea experience while here on holiday from interstate. He absolutely loved it. Delicious sandwiches - 4 types: cucumber, egg, ham & cheese, tuna. Four scones with jam & cream and 4 mini cupcakes, 2 slices and a...macaroon. Food was delicious and the wait staff were great.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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My experience with Straits Cafe is that lunch is a very casual event and you can just walk in. They usually have a board outside welcoming anyone who wants lunch. It's only the evening meal you should probably book for... More
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Straits Cafe Melbourne is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5