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Taxi Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Asian, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Level 1, Federation Square, Flinders Street | Transport Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 8808
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Wodonga, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunch with friend from USA. Pleasant views of Federation Square and the river. Young waitress provided very good service. You order food and drinks at the bar. Beer could have been a little colder. Meals were really tasty, freshly prepared and with great ingredients. My chicken burger was crispy but moist and lovely coleslaw flavours. Would certainly go back.

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Melbourne
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Taxi is a very good restaurant, it would be a stretch to call it fine dining, but the food is very good. Highlights for me were the great location overlooking Federation Square, the river and Flinders St Station, along with the excellent french somellier who was genuinely engaging and relaxed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited here multiple times and I have never been let down. Such a great place to take out of towners as they really easily impressed and you know your in for a good night. Service is always fast and one of the only places I am never looking around for a waiter or waitress for a drink!! The bread... More 

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Newcastle
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night dinner - had to talk a friend into going to Taxi as had heard very mixed reports about it. Unfortunately his hesitance was justified. Menu was too "try hard" with no really straight forward dishes on offer. The entree dumplings were nice & tasty however the mains were a let down. The porterhouse steak was almost a mass... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four gourmand couples, from the "eating industry" decided to celebrate a birthday at the Taxi Kitchen. From the outset the staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. That, for me, is always a great start. The range of drinks is extensive but for openers I had a beer which is made in Reservoir, just down the road from here. The Hawkers... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here for lunch on a lovely summer's day during the Australian Open. The dishes were tantalizing with the various ingredients of each dish being perfectly matched and allowing the true essence of the flavours to come through. The service staff were very attentive, and very helpful in explaining the menu as it was difficult to decide. I ended... More 

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice experience here. The restaurant is pretty and views are nice. Food was well prepared and tasty.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of five escaping heavy rain in Melbourne. Our waiter who was of European background was so helpful in recommending dishes' ingredients. We began with veal carpaccio followed by spicy duck and salmon with spicy garlic. The heavy rain on the roof was a good distraction after today's hot weather.

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Thank Marie N
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Utterly professional and utterly delicious, a real gem in a modern, funky, upstairs location flooded with light. Knowledgable and friendly staff and gorgeous food. Reviews tend to indicate an adult restaurant, but we've been there for an early dinner with our 9 year old daughter, and she loved it. The kitchen is happy to provide children's meals or adapt a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Remember when Taxi was one of the finest eating establishments in Melbourne? Remember the steak rendered in duck fat with wasabi glaze? Remember the solemnity of the waiters as they looked over every detail? I remember. Taxi Kitchen is a different place. It's a busier, more bustling place. Adding the word 'kitchen' to the name is apt to impart a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 32
Cuisine
Asian, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Level 1, Federation Square, Flinders Street | Transport Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 8808
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

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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