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True Blue

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398 Melrose Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3043, Australia
+61 3 9330 2212
06:00 - 00:00
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Echuca, Australia
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309 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food in the bistro is always great, cooked to your liking and served with plenty of chips and salad. I have tried the all you can eat buffet but its not my preferred. Recommend the bistro for a good meal.

Thank Stumpie8
Bairnsdale, Australia
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108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their was four of us and everyone of us had different thoughts on the meals-- when you are staying at the Hotel you don't have a lot of choice-- if I lived locally would I eat here? No I wouldn't-- but as hotel guests I am happy to eat here in preference to going and finding somewhere nearby

Thank Carl_John_Fechner
Gold Coast, Queensland
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288 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Inside Ciloms Airport Lodge this is the only place to eat! An average menu offers average choices at reasonable prices in very average surroundings! When you have no choice then it's just OK

Thank Bennlew
Red Cliffs, Australia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Buffet dinner and breakfast, with option of a la carte. You get what you pay for, but do not look for high quality. Breakfast is served in crowded space.

Thank Michael3496
Wollongong, Australia
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705 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I bypassed a queue of twenty and went to True Blue which was tucked away behind the busy cafe. Was able to get a great coffee at 545am.

Thank Eddie O
Pomonal, Australia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Ordered from bistro as it seem better then buffet! Lasagne was huge and very hot (almost too hot) (microwaved) ..so wasn't left hungry but Ciloms could do so much better! Sisters steak was very tough and overdone. Shame no other options to eat nearby.

Thank Patricia G
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Where else can ya get all the grub you want for just 27 bucks? That includes entre, mains and dessert? Top quality chicken. Top Quality spag bol. Top Quality veges. Top Quality chips and wedges? You reckon you can get better quality somewhere else? You must be out if your mind! This place is amazing! Not only is it great... More 

Thank Tony M
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was an awful experience. We should have looked elsewhere but we were tired and wanted the easy option. The a la carte may have been OK but the buffet was a big disappointment. The rooms have a microwave so better to BYO

1 Thank Julie B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Buffet had all your usual 'cheap buffet' meal options, some looked a bit questionable and the steamed veggies had a weird taste. Nothing on the buffet was exceptionally good except for the roast beef; it was so tender and delicious which is impressive for beef! There was a wide range of food though so for $25 for a quick meal... More 

Thank Tajana S
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This bistro is on the ground floor of Ciloms Airport Lodge - it is the only restaurant in the area within sensible proximity of the motel; as most motel guests appear to be staying only one night before they fly on so there is really no other option. I arrived tired and feeling jetlagged and just wanted a meal, no... More 

1 Thank daydreamer49

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Melrose Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3043, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Tullamarine
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9330 2212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?