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Union Dining

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$$ - $$$
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270 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9428 2988
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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is consistently good. Every time I visit I wonder why I don't go there more often. The food is very good. The service also and the ambiance is relaxing and comfortable. Yesterday I had oysters and pork filleted for lunch with champagne. My guest had an Abruzzo style lamb dish which was excellent in flavour and presentation. A... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Here for work meeting last week. The decor like a french bistro. Service was fine. For entree I had Spring salad of Roquefort, lentils, leaves, walnuts, roast pear, sherry vinaigrette, solid but not a highlight. For main I had a special which was a lamb tagine, good size serving, taste wise nothing to write home about. I did enjoy the... More 

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Box Hill, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointed with food very very noisey as well. Exorbitantly priced both food and drinks for what you got. Much better restaurants around. We will not go back, suggest you give it a miss as well..

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Collingwood, Australia
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406 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we booked for the special event arabian feast and were totally bowled over by the quality of food served. we were impressed by flatbread with za atar, hummus, picked zucchini, roast beets, radishes; mashed duck leg baked in phillo pastry; lamb shoulder with dates, chickpeas, harissa and honey; cous cous with pickled pear, pomegranate & walnuts; rosewater ice cream wtih... More 

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Thank 1mightymouse
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group had a wonderful lunch at Union Dining with An Arabian Feast set menu as part of The Age Good Food Month. Wow! Nicky and the team have created a wonderful menu with dishes jam packed with Middle Eastern Flavours. The 5 course menu was a true feast and was very reasonably priced. We could not possibly finish all... More 

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Melbourne
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192 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit, I attended a business function upstairs. The room is light and bright and welcoming. Table service was professional, attentive & friendly. Our two course meal was light consisting of local seasonal produce. cooked to perfection.

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Thank travellingfoodie53
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place was ok. Certainly not bad, but just didn't excite us that much. I found the wine list a little strange in that it only seemed to have Victorian wines or imported wines and nothing from other regions of Australia. The food was nice, but again nothing special. Service was attentive. It isn't that we wouldn't return, we just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was a visit about three years after the last one - when we had an outstanding duck main course. This time, the first courses were acceptable (albeit a prawn risotto course was quite salty and containing more sauce than expected). But we were both waiting for the confit of duck main course, based on our previous visit. This time... More 

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Thank Walaust
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Union dining is an awesome place to go for a great meal Staff very friendly Award winning food great wine selection Fantastic service

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Thank Jayne D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Entrees and mains were fine without being overly special, but given the prices, I would have expected more. The service was really disappointing, I had to wave down the waitress and ask her if our wine bottle was empty, she answered no...then I had to ask her to fill our glasses, really. We were also advised 30 minutes after we... 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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9428 2988

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