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“excellent service great food”

Cheltenham Moorabbin Rsl
Ranked #11 of 80 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

staff were great and very helpful and the food was excellent.
We had a group of 30 who all went away happy and content

Thank tomandgwen
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Great menu. Moderate prices. Need to book a few days ahead if you want a table by the window.
There is a separate function room to seat 30 snd is excellent value. Staff are very good and well organised.

Seniors menu as well.

Thank Trev0r_777
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great atmosphere, friendly efficient staff and the food is terrific. Overall look is fantastic now that it has been done up. The outlook onto the Memorial Gardens is lovely.
Always look forward to choking back for a meal.

Thank Megsz05
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

50 Acres Restaurant & Bistro, Cheltenham-Moorabin RSL, Centre Dandenong Road, Cheltenham

Australia Day and Melbourne was celebrating the holiday w/e with high ambient temperatures (>40 degC); read the papers next day and you’ll see that the majority people were sharing BBQs, beaches and parks with family and friends. Lots of formal events available too.

The 50 Acres Restaurant in the local RSL seemed a good place to share a family meal. It’s just across Centre Dandenong Road from the DFO shopping centre (recently renamed ‘Kingston Plaza’ – sophisticated name, of course, and larger - reflecting the soon-to-be-completed extension of new shops and more parking space). Not for nothing is casual shopping #1 pastime/activity for many Melburnians.

The ’50 Acres’ is well-placed to take advantage of new retail investments that are rapidly redefining Moorabbin Airport. It was first time there for us – pleasantly surprised at the recent renovation/remodelling of the restaurant and surrounds - open, airy, light and welcoming. Everything looked new. Green parklands sparkled through the windows. The place was refreshingly cool that day.

Seating for >100 people at 2x, 4x & 6x tables and separated into two parts with an open room divider. There was an adjacent seating area, which led to/from the entrance foyer. The receptionist in the foyer requested driving licenses with which to check us in – running them through an e-screen - identifiers, temporary ‘club membership’, advertising? She didn’t say.

There was a miniscule ‘children’s room’ with wall-mounted television showing kid’s cartoons. Our two were the only takers that early evening, but then this is not your typical pub eatery – more like a comfortable hotel. Compare the relative quietness, elegance, space and general ambiance of the dining room with eating at your local pub – the noise, over-flow from the betting/pokies area and the large number of families/kids, groups of young people & couples around – the boisterousness of it all. This evening by contrast we were, it seemed, in the land of the grey brigade - taking in the majority diners – quiet-spoken, well-dressed, mature, greeting each other.

Interesting to take this comparison further; in the RSL car park there were >50 cars; mainly European & Korean - large modern sedans. There were probably only half-dozen SUVs (and we had come in two of them). Last year for the first time, SUVs comprised >50% of all new registrations country-wide. So, mature couples/non-family diners continue to buy those large traditional sedans then.

Whatever, the quietness was, perhaps, one small part of the pleasure of eating at the RSL Cheltenham. There were around 30 diners seated when we were directed to a table for six beneath the large television screen (showing cricket) at one end of the dining room – sitting backwards so as not to see the moving pictures. There was, however, a deep resonate booming around the table (like a distant bass guitar in a rock band – air pressure effects) and we asked to move. The friendly woman – said it was the external air/con - and whisked us away to another table; she shifted our drinks and glasses and cleared the original table of cutlery.

From the extensive menu – mains, dolce, seniors & kids – we ordered three mains - chicken parmigiana, Vietnamese shredded salad & chicken/spinach ricotta; one seniors - fish (barramundi)/chips/salad; two kids meals – chicken nuggets/chips/salad and spaghetti bolognese. Cider, white wine & fruit juice complemented the meals. Water was already on the table. The plates were attractive; the food delicious. Everyone sampled the shredded salad. We paid A$113 for the table; kids meals around A$7, seniors A$14+ and mains A$20-25 (and more for those serious red meat eaters). Quantity of food reflected in choice of menu.

Service was good – easy to attract, attentive and prepared to walk long-distance for that special request: ‘Could you get me the vinegar, please’. It came in a small plastic cup.

We look forward to our next visit – to explore the menu further but also the photos, stories and other memorabilia that we could see on display - typical of the RSL and its members.

Peter Steele
29 January 2018

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

I went for the cheaper "Bangers and mash" my partner tried the curry. What a pleasant surprise, beautifully presented and great staff. We tried a glass of Red and it was also nop knotch.

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Thank WarrickM52
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