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“Lunch”
Review of The European

The European
Ranked #56 of 4,249 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 0 - USD 39
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We dropped into The European opposite the Parliament for a late lunch after a very long sightseeing walk. What a gem. In a very European way - I could have been in a Paris brassiere. I had a small raw fish starter which was perfect while my dining partner had a house special crab risotto which was divine ( There are no calories in other people's food! ). I really liked this place. Lovely staff. Nice atmosphere. Great location. Not inexpensive but then nowhere of quality in Melbourne is so maintaining quality and service are key. I returned there two evenings later for a pre dinner glass of wine - lovely venue.

Thank Terry F
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal with excellent service. The spaghetti marinara was excellent with delicious al dente pasta.

Thank Jason A
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

The European seemed to be a convenient restaurant for a catch up with a colleague visiting from overseas who wanted to know more about Melbourne's restaurant scene. The European is a classic restaurant; super friendly, knowledgeable and courteous staff, a delicious menu and an even better set of choices from the specials board made for a couple of hours well spent and with my colleague having a better appreciation of the best that Melbourne has to offer. The European is must visit for locals and visitors alike.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Having enjoyed a number of visits to this restaurant over past years, it was an easy decision to take guests there last weekend. Booking by telephone was great and with confidence we entered the restaurant - no-one welcoming guests, no-one even bothered to look at us, finally made ourselves and our booking known; directed (not taken) to our table. No eye contact made by staff, no welcome, poor service, and arrogance when trying to work out the machinations of their card payment system. Food was satisfactory but unmemorable.

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Thank 1313dp
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

As a long time patron of this venue and tolerant of a reasonable amount of coolness from waiting staff, this last experience was a shocker. Completely unwilling to help. We just wanted a coffee and consider a light snack. The waitress had us out the door before we could even explain we were happy to sit or stand for a coffee for as little as 15 minutes - just to get out of the cold and enjoy the beautiful setting. We won't bother again in future as it had been a long time meeting place but there is so much good quality on offer in the immediate surrounds and a little less cool.

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