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“Really impressive”
Review of The Mess Hall

The Mess Hall
Ranked #195 of 4,561 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Really impressed with the variety and quality of the food options here.

The entrees were exceptional, some of the best crunchy golden arancini, classic wrapped figs with prosciutto, gorgonzola and a balsamic reduction and a gnocchi alla romana which was everyone's favourite.

Mains were also well above standard. A black & white tagliatelle with scallops and prawns smelt amazing and my braised goat was the sort of dish I would order again and again

We tried the basil pannacotta with raspberry coulis and chocolate flakes and the chocolate tart with honeycomb and salted caramel for desert and while the pannacotta was the favourite it was clear that the tart would wow true chocolate lovers.

Wines were fine, but there were no Australian varietals which will confuse/frustrate some. Outdoor seating was great on a fine Melbourne evening.

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Thank Rakehoe
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Called in here recently for some pre dinner drinks and snacks. Great service and the polenta chips were lovely. Loved the fit out here - uber cool. Good selection of wine and prices average for the locale. I would love to go back for dinner - the menu is enticing.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome dinner - the black & white Tagliatelle was fantastic! Excellent service and a warm comforting ambience.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I enjoyed two delicious museli breakfasts at this cafe as it was close to our hotel. The atmosphere is great and the staff are friendly and helpful, though service was a bit slow one day. There is a good choice of breakfast items. I would definitely recommend visiting this cafe.

Thank Jewlzcee
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Cute narrow restaurant at the top end of Bourke Street. Friendly and helpful staff. Small interesting menu plus daily blackboard specials. The house made pasta dishes were well executed and tasted excellent. Unfortunately the salmon 'special' was over cooked.

Thank Virginia J
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