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215 Bell St, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia
+61 3 9485 0088
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06:30 - 23:30
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Melbourne
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164 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Opting for the bar menu we selected the mixed platter and a separate serve of steamed dumplings. At $40 for the share platter we were expecting for the 2 of us to be fed quite well and because we were almost the only ones in either the bar or dining room, we were also confident our food would receive attention... More 

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Thank Rodandi2
brisbane
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying at the Mantra which was great. One night invited friends to dine at Chill. The ambiance is lovely but sadly the service was poor. They took our wine away and forgot to return despite arms flailing - not good when we wanted to concentrate on our conversation. My dish was overcooked, but brought to the table already... More 

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Thank suspet
Aaron G, Food & Beverage Manager at Chill Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Suspet, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at Chill Restaurant and Bar. We have recently launched a new menu and your feedback has come at a great time that I'll pass it onto our team to follow up. I'm glad your friends enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you in the future. More 

Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My previous ' non review ' was walking out after 20 minutes - when I hadn't even managed to place an order Try again - new staff & menu Twice cooked lamb shoulder was average at best The side of steamed greens was ' just above raw ' yellow beans - not topped/ tailed and that's all folks! Service was... More 

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Thank trevorjmc
Aaron G, Food & Beverage Manager at Chill Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Trevorjmc, Firstly thank you for the time you have taken to leave the feedback on your experience. I apologize for the inconsistency that you experienced and I will pass your feedback onto our Executive Chef. We do hope you give us another chance in the future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A very cool, relaxing and friendly restaurant and bar. I highly recommend having dinner or drinks here with the lovely atmosphere, highly attentive service and great food.

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Thank Dennis919
Aaron G, Food & Beverage Manager at Chill Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Dennis, Glad you had a great time and love that the service was a highlight! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Went for a buffet breakfast with the family this morning (7 of us @ $25 each). We had all been before and enjoyed it at $18 per person. The main part of the restaurant was given over to tour groups so we were given the area behind the wine bar. Warm food was actually in casserole dishes on warmers, so... More 

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Thank 464MariaM
Aaron G, Food & Beverage Manager at Chill Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Maria, Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience at chill restaurant and bar. I apologize that our breakfast didn't meet your expectation. We are currently looking at our breakfast offering and the offering. I hope on your next return you will see an improvement. More 

Shepparton, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

nice clean place went to bar to have pre wedding drinks nice atmosphere met up with a lot of family very roomy friendly staff reasonable priced drinks as well

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Thank Rebecca C
Aaron G, Food & Beverage Manager at Chill Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Glad you enjoyed our relaxing atmosphere with some of your closest family and friends. See you again soon! More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered a burger from there and it was exquisite!! It's a must try. I'm happy to go back to Preston just for this burger. Mmmmmmmm....

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Thank Rebecca C
Aaron G, Food & Beverage Manager at Chill Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

WOW Rebecca, We do make a mean burger and the vegemite mayo gives it real kick. See you soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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299 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Not so bad for a hotel restaurant ... Service was rather slow, great set up and food is above average. Probably one of the most enjoyable space for business meeting over lunch in Preston.

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Thank Jeffrie T
Aaron G, Food & Beverage Manager at Chill Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jeffrie, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience here at Chill. I will follow up the slow service with our Restaurant Manager and I'm glad you enjoyed the ambiance of our restaurant. More 

Sydney, Australia
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200 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Attached to the Mantra Bell City hotel, I had both breakfast and dinner here across 2 separate visits in the last fortnight Dinner - Menu is way too narrow a choice and I was pretty disappointing. I had a Salmon dish which I must say was very good given we arrived fairly late. Service was hit and miss Breakfast -... More 

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Thank Greg W
Aaron G, Food & Beverage Manager at Chill Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Greg, Thanks for providing us feedback on your recent experience here at Chill. We are really excited that we will be launching our new dinner menu this week which will address your concerns around variety. I will also share your feedback around the breakfast space with my team. More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Our function ended late and I was starving and the main kitchen had just closed and the Bar food prepared for my gluten free special needs was amazing....tapas al acarte bar food ....

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Thank Deborah I
Aaron G, Food & Beverage Manager at Chill Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Deborah, Thanks for taking the time to share your great experience with us and I am glad you enjoyed your late night meal! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 23:30
Monday
06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:30
Thursday
06:30 - 23:30
Friday
06:30 - 23:30
Saturday
06:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Bell St, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Darebin  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9485 0088
Description
Reflecting his passion and inspiration, Executive Chef Philip Garrod will take you on a journey, with a menu of Modern Australian Cuisine that is simple, elegant, and reflects the seasonality and locality of our produce. From an impressive start diving straight into Qantas Flight Catering at the age of 15 and then onto renowned 5 star hotels at 20, Philip’s culinary ventures span extensively to include both national and global venues. Now with Mantra Bell City, his incredible skills and know-how are a treat for all who visit. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner chill boasts x2 private dining spaces and a bar that offers local Northern Suburb brews and light meals for the fussiest of grazers. We welcome you to come and join us at Chill Restaurant & Bar.

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