A Boy Named Sue

A Boy Named Sue

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Hours
Sun
9:00 am - 3:00 pm6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
7:00 am - 3:00 pm6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles89 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Sacha P
Melbourne43 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
After hearing several friends recommend A Boy Named Sue we decided to give it a shot. First visit and have to say we were pretty disappointed. Okay, maybe it was the covid-factor, but service was non-existent. We were directed to a table then told to order at the window like a takeaway place. While we waited no one came to visit the table to ask about drinks, etc. Maybe they were short staffed, but it wasn't particularly busy. Meals were delivered, we ate and left. We went here as there were dairy-free and gluten-free pizza options, which were required by our group. Ordered 4 pizzas from the menu - 2 were on gluten free bases with dairy free (vegan) cheese. The gluten free bases were very tasty, but with the vegan cheese looked like someone had just dropped a giant handful in a couple of blobs on the pizza and that was it. While both GF pizzas had different toppings, they both had very little taste. The two normal pizzas that were ordered were also average - good tasting bases, but very scant toppings and little flavour (even for the lamb pizza). While I'm no high end food critic, I appreciate that "traditional" Italian pizzas have much less topping that we traditionally put on. But at almost $20 for a margarita pizza slightly larger than a dinner plate, you would hope for more than 3 blobs of mozzarella and 3 basil leaves, surely? Also, there was no real atmosphere the night we visited. Honestly, we were very underwhelmed and while we really wanted to like it, I can't say that we would go back.
Written 13 January 2022
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NickandLindsay
Whittlesea31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
We've been visiting this restaurant since it first opened several years ago and its always been great, but on our recent visit the customer service and atmosphere was poor. The restaurant has done away with table service and you have to order and pre-pay at a window, which makes the whole experience feel like a food court. We weren't sure about dessert when we ordered mains and then couldn't be bothered to go up to the windows to order more drinks and coffee. Whoever has made this change has no idea of how customer service links to more sales. Nobody visited our table to ask if everything was ok or if we would like more drinks, so we ate our mains and left. The final issue was the lack of atmosphere, we sat outside as they tend to have the bass too loud inside and at the time of booking the staff said they would provide heaters or light the firepits they have dotted around, but they didn't. The diners on the table next to us all returned to their cars to get their jackets and could hear them complaining about the cold. The other thing was the lack of outdoor lighting, whilst it wasn't completely dark at the time, some ambient lighting would helped the atmosphere. Lastly, we were surprised how few diners were there for a Friday evening, maybe that is due to the problems we found? Extremely disappointing as we booked here to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Come on guys, lift your game and bring the experience back up to scratch. Good luck.
Written 19 December 2020
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Hannah R
Denmead57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
Visited with my Uncle and Aunt. Warm welcome and service throughout. Very generous size pizza we had 2 between 3 of us. Margaritas on tap. What's not to love. Finished off with sticky date pudding. Just remember to take a jumper as the door is open so can be breezey on a cool night like when we visited. Although there was a fantastic fire outside too.
Written 15 March 2020
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Geoffhiboz
Montmorency141 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
The food, when it finally showed up was half decent. The mushroom pizza topping was very tasty, nice cheeses good selection of mushrooms. Shame it was served on an , in places, badly burnt base. Thus one arrived first, some 5 minutes before anything else, and a good 15 minutes before everyone had their order. There were only 7 of us and it wasn’t very busy. To be honest we’d watched a snail crawl all the way up the outside of the window, across and back down between order and arrival. Should have known there may be problems when they didn’t do decaf, didn’t do Diet Coke. Didn’t do fast. Or even any pace above glacial. The staff were great though. The other pizzas were ok, but two looked and tasted so similar, they got confused and half eaten before anyone realised. On swapping back, no one could tell. The location means they have a captive audience- which is lucky. Any half good competition would spell big problems.
Written 1 February 2020
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne11945 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
It's not my first visit but first for 2020. A Boy Named Sue has been around for a while and I've always found it a quaint place that blends in with the environment of St. Andrews. It's hippie. It's quirky. It's a nice place to just sit and enjoy a Saturday morning market unfold on a Saturday. From your seat outdoors, you can smell the incense wafting over from the market, the sound of the motorcyclists postering as they come through town, or the click black of the lycra clad cyclists as they madke their way to ABNS for their coffee fix. The menu is good and has something for everyone, particularly vegetarians and vegans are catered for well. I had the breakfast bowl of fruit and home made muesli with natural yoghurt. A good portion size making it a nice healthy start to the day. My daughter had the sour dough with poached eggs and added a site of avocado and feta. Another good portion size, but perhaps a little too much feta. Her friend had the 'Suck Eggs" which consisted of 2 poached eggs in a cup with sour dough soldiers, garlic & chilli oil and goat cheese with maple coated bourcher bacon steak. The goats cheese was amazing but the eggs a little undercooked. Latte, chai latte and iced latte were all good although once again, part of the order was forgotton. Prices are reasonable. Staff are friendly and very helpful even if they did forget something. Apologetic and quick to get it on the table. Did look at the breakfast pizza someone was having on another table and it looked awesome - that's on my hit list for next time. Note: not really wheelchair friendly. Definitely kid friendly. Parking can be a challenge ona market day.
Written 17 January 2020
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Rob & Nicole Clarke
Melbourne4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 family
Last night I had dinner @ A Boy Named Sue with my wife and son. The food was amazing and the beer was cold. Our waitress for the night was Georgia and she was fantastic. Georgia’s service was so fast and friendly it was easy to see she loves her job and has been doing it for a long time.
Written 22 November 2019
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Grind Finder
Brunswick East43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
A Boy Named Sue is a cutesy little pizzeria/cafe in what appears to be a converted barn. It’s brick decor is gorgeous and the surroundings are peaceful enough (though when we were there 50 bikers were at the pub next door so peace and quiet was nil). Still, that’s not Sue’s fault. There’s a number of options for starters such as garlic bruschetta, chips and Arancini balls. The main fare is either a burger (just the one), a number of gourmet pizzas or salad. The pizza range is larger than anything else and anyone can get something I’m sure they’ll like. However the prices are.... steep, to say the least. 27 dollars for a pizza with 9 strips of (albeit, delicious) prosciutto. And it’s a one person pizza if you’re a decent eater. Can’t complain about the taste as it was delicious. The drinks were skilfully made and delicious also and were more moderately priced. One pizza and two drinks ran us 55 dollars. Not the cheapest eat out but worth it for the surroundings (minus the bikers) and the managers service. My one complaint would be; if I enter a cafe, typically I expect some form of hi when three waitresses walk right by me, nada. Nil. Zip. Had to approach the counter to see if we could sit. However the manager (and if he wasn’t the manager he should be) was delightful and welcoming and humorous. Will return!
Written 5 October 2019
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GenkiSudo1
Melbourne1891 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
Have come here about 5times over the past few years. Goodish pizzas but mains are limited to basically just pizza these days and menu doesn't change much at all.
Written 10 August 2019
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Aussie Family Adventures
Melbourne498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 couples
Awesome pizza, delicious broccolini salad and ok beverage selection. The tables inside are quite cramped together which make it almost uncomfortable... and the service is hit and miss depending on who is serving you. However all round great experience.
Written 19 July 2019
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Judy B
Melbourne55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 friends
Well today it was a superb Autumn day in Melbourne...sunny & bright blue sky...so we headed to St Andrews a small bushy country hideaway...only 30 minutes from home in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Well what a treat we were in for. Seated at an outside table overlooking natural bushland we saw kookaburras & kangaroos whilst enjoying probably the best pizza we have ever eaten...and there were 5 or 6 others sounding equally enticing. This place specialises in wood fired pizza but also sounding great were burgers, calamari & many other gourmet dishes...all reasonably priced. This has to be one of the friendliest places we've ever eaten...guests talking to each other & the staff were super friendly & helpful. We were told by other diners that they do great coffee & desserts too. Next door is the little St Andrews Bakery then the local pub. That's St Andrews. We drove there thru bohemian Warrandyte & home via trendy little Eltham...2 fabulous places worth going to alone. Views of the undulating countryside to & from St Andrews were breathtaking. Well worth a trip out of the big smoke on a nice day.
Written 14 April 2019
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David M
Melbourne56 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 family
We had a group booking and the waitress simply pointed to our outdoor table. We had a box of 3x sets of cutlery and no serviettes for a group of 7. The over priced, fancy named pizzas were ok. Mine was covered with a massive jungle of rocket leaves (a food waste) and my partners had a massive dumping of "Coles" sliced deli ham which was written up as ham off the bone from the menu. Our table service was just ok. A little bit more training and direction would improve the service by far. It was a chilly Sat. night sitting outside with several gas heaters sitting in the driveway idle. The kids enjoyed their hamburgers and chips! Also, with St.Andrews being a part of a wine region, there were no local wines available, just expensive imported wines!
Written 6 April 2019
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Amanda C
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 family
We come here often on market days. Lovely atmosphere and pizza. Christmas market tonight so came for an early dinner. No table service, ok. Pizza came in takeaway box to the table, I suppose I can live with that. But no serviettes were provided, water was refused and then was charged $4 for this measly cup of coke that was half filled with ice. Was also refused the rest of the can. Apparently they’re not doing that tonight. Extremely disappointed.
Written 10 December 2018
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Andrew L
Hurstbridge145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 couples
Situated across from the iconic St Andrews market and next to the legendary hotel. Nice mud brick. Rustic ambience. Great, friendly staff from the time you are seated. A good menu with a cafe - restaurant -wood fired oven menu. Pizza is awesome.
Written 12 November 2018
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701David
Fitzroy993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 friends
This a perfect cycling stop out in the hills for a good coffee and home made muffins. On a warm day its nice to sit on the terrace and watch the world cycle by. Worth a visit to revive the body for the ride back to busy Melbourne.
Written 27 October 2018
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dlftraveller
Kangaroo Ground97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 family
Great spot for a casual dinner. Excellent pizzas and the calamari entree was terrific. Very friendly and efficient service in a great atmosphere. Lovely open fire outside. Easy to understand why it’s so popular with the locals. Limited but adequate wine list.
Written 1 October 2018
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