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Bar, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

Visited Dandenong Pavilion—great atmosphere, attentive staff, and convenient parking. Positive impression on ambiance and service, but the culinary experience fell short. The Chicken Parmigiana, though generously portioned, was disappointingly bland with unsalted chips and tasteless chicken, making the high price unjustified. On a positive note,...the "Return of the Mack" dessert, advertised for 2-4 people, easily satisfied 4-6. It redeemed our dining experience—delicious and light, providing a satisfying end to the meal. In conclusion, while Dandenong Pavilion excels in atmosphere and service, the inconsistency in main course quality questions overall value. Opting for the "Return of the Mack" dessert might salvage your dining experience if you have a sweet tooth.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

You will thank me for sending you to this restaurant. Relaxed in atmosphere, yet so professionally run, you'd think it was one of our premier restaurants. Well done- our party of 6 picked a variety of entrees and mains from an extensive menu. Everyone's food...was delicious- simple as that! Staff can't do enough for you. Hard to fault much. A trye hidden gem.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

We met friends here for lunch and really enjoyed it. Great atmosphere with seating inside and out and the tables are not to close together so it’s not to noisey. We enjoyed the potato croquettes, chicken skewers, lamb cutlets and garlic prawns. Great food and...wine menu - prices are reasonable. Lots of parking available on the day however during busy periods they may struggle.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

We like the Pavilion the reason is simple the food is very good the restaurant is good look good and the waiters they are friendly so far so good no problems at the moment plenty car park so may thing more easy to get there..good...location..More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

OMG!!! Fantastic menu, food was just amazing and the service was IMPECCABLE!!! The staff are all gorgeous people who can't do enough for you!!! Highly recommended!!! Stay for a drink or a meal and leave feeling like you're family xx

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022

The reception is incompetent... we make a reservation... our table was not ready... we were requested to sit in the bar and wait... we saw many people got a table before us... I confronted the receptionist - he acted stupid... the people that were seated...before us were white and I suspect that it was a colour issue.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 November 2022

Friendly wait staff greeted us a t the entrance. The table for 10 was setup nicely in a corner of the restaurant. Extensive selection of meals and drinks in the menu. The food was delivered to our table at the same time, so we can...start enjoying our meals together. Easy parking and easy access from the East Link.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

I came here with friends on a Monday night and this place was packed! Now Monday nights are usually quiet and I think that in itself shows you it must be good! And yes yes it was! I had the risotto and it was beyond...delicious! All my friends were complimenting their meals too! The service was amazing and the atmosphere great! Really enjoyed it!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 April 2022

Firstly staff are fantastic but was disappointed with the meal. Meals are a good proportion due to the large serve of chips. Chicken parmigiana, chicken itself was cooked well but chips were cold. As per the menu only comes with napoli sauce and cheese, would...like ham added.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022 via mobile

Last minute decision to eat out for three family members saw us choose Dandenong Pavilion on a Sunday night …. All the inside tables had been booked but they were able to fit us on a table in the outdoor area. I had calamari with...nice aioli sauce as entree followed by a lovely Thai green chicken curry (plenty of everything) and shared a Pav Lovers dessert of the daily specials menu with my wife. Not feeling like entrees (and I suspect saving space for dessert) my wife had the carbonara penne and my daughter had the mixed skewers then the bananarama for dessert. All the meals were generous portions and very enjoyable. With good food, a little alcohol, we ended up staying a while any having a great chat, and we weren’t alone - a lot of the tables around us were clearly having a good night out. We’d definitely return another time and make certain we book ahead.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

Disgraceful Attitude So we booked - spoke to a male he advised session 5pm must leave by 7:30 - I advised leaving at 7:30 not a problem however we won’t be there by 5 we will be late probably 5:30 but definitely will leave by...7:30. Went all the way there @ 5:25 to be told our booking was cancelled we are late & then accused me of being a liar - they don’t have a 2.5 hour session . Disgusting- you had my number no phone call - have u forgotten what customer service is? I guess this is what u get for trying to support local businesses 🤬🤬More

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

Had an Uber voucher and as first time order a $30 discount. So ordered for 3 adults, Falafel, lemon pepper calamari, fried chicken yummo

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 15 May 2021

A group went here recently for lunch and we all enjoyed it. W3 tried a remanded of dishes and no complaints at all. Nice friendly service and a huge range of dishes to choose from. Dessert was also very good. W3 lingered over coffee and...decided we will return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

Booked the function room for a communion only to find out the day before its a shared room with other peoples funtions. Monica was extremely rude and disrespectful and continually stated its a restaurant not private funtion rooms and was extremely argumentative and told me...i could cancel the booking and take my deposit back. Never have a met such a rude person and would not ever reccomend for a function. She would not even accommodate a sqaure cake table or 2 round tables for the function. Such very unprofessionally service if she had of been nice about the situation i wouldnt of had a problem but she continually tried arguing her point.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 26 February 2021

Had a Saturday night stopover in the Dandenong region and checked reviews on Trip Advisor. This restaurant came up as No 2 so we decided to give it a visit. Booked in for 6pm and the place was really busy. Started with pre dinner drinks...that were delivered cold and fast. Entrees arrived in around 12 minutes and mains followed around 15 minutes from the clearance of our entree plates. Food and beverage service throughout the meal was exceptional and that was surprising in a place that was constantly turning tables for new diners. This restaurant deserved the 5 rating that we gave it. It was great for us as a couple and indeed the staff went out of their way to treat children at the table next to us as special guests.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Yes they cater for pretty much everything plenty of coeliac and gluten free options. from what I remember gluten free wasn't much more. Plenty of light lunch options that cover that as well.
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Dandenong Pavilion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5