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Estivo Restuarant

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330 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 9853 1727
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A slow start waiting to be served but once we got going it was great. Flavours were excellent but the servings a little small for my liking. Ordered extra chips to compensate for small mains. Very tasty but I'd want to see more food on the plate.

Thank KazzyK345
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were a group of 12. The service was ok. The food was not worth the price of the meals (a $250g scotch fillet was $45). Two of us ordered the "crispy pork belly" ($38) dish and it was a soggy mess when it came to the table so we had to order something else, which meant that we ate... More 

Thank ChocBaby
Melbourne, Florida
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This is my second trip to Estivo, and I am yet again delighted! The service is impeccable and the food is absolute quality. I was hoping to try a main meal this time but got consumed in the entrees. The entree list is so amazing and yummy that again we ordered so many of them. I promise next time to... More 

1 Thank TeresaandGary2003
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I was in a group that arrived at 6.30pm, started off well with waitresses bringing our drinks upstairs for us, but went downhill quickly as we waited an unreasonable time for out entrée, our mains arrived at 9.45pm and by the time our deserts arrived we were beyond forgiving. We asked for two bottles of wine to be placed on... More 

1 Thank Lorraine116
Estivo R, Manager at Estivo Restuarant, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine, Only 3 People from your group arrived at 6.30 pm, most of them arrived in between 7 -7.30 pm and some even 8.00 pm. Your group didn't seat down till 8.30 pm and your order was taken by 8.45 pm so to serve entree and main we need to know what you guys were eating , unfortunately we... More 

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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A group of us visited for lunch recently. The service for drinks was attentive and friendly but not intrusive, which was a good start. It all started to go down hill from there. Wrong order for oysters, average risotto and over cooked pasta. Additional bread was a struggle (arrived after we had finished), as was the salad (no dressing) and... More 

1 Thank Cirton
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Estivo is a very nice establishment, pleasant surroundings and a comprehensive menu and wine list. We have been here a number of times in the past (one of our locals) and have always previously found it to be very good. We came on this occasion for a dual-birthday dinner with friends - unfortunately they did not live up to previous... More 

1 Thank Thehappyidiot
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Waiter was friendly, but the food ordinary. The antipasto was pretty ordinary, but the big disappointment was the beef cheek. Supposed to be served on mash as usual, but they "ran out of mash" and served it on chats. Totally the wrong combo and taste and just a lazy uncaring attitude from the kitchen.

1 Thank djcoomes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner for 2 Saturday night, the food was excellent , but the service although friendly was not professional. The ambience was not improved by a crappy sound system with poor background music

Thank Brian M
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Just found this place. What a bargain We had the pork belly with a side of roast beetroot which was delicious. The baramundi beautifully prepared and presented both with a glass of wine. The creme brulee was great and all reasonably priced. Looking forward to going back.

1 Thank RPReid
Melbourne, Australia
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296 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

For once I write a disappointing review based on the food rather than the service.This is a well presented restaurant that was comfortably warm on a cold wet night.Service was quite elegant in fact but the food somewhat disappointing.My Oysters Kilpatrick had too much sauce drowning out the bacon.My wife's scallops were chewy and her double cooked pork also somewhat... More 

1 Thank Brian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9853 1727
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