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Arabesque Dining & Bar

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1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
(03) 9523 1108
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Service and Food

Great food, friendly, warm service. Not a restaurant you should expect to get in and out within an hour though.. more a sit back, have a few wines and eat yourself silly kind of restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Mandylea85
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great food, friendly, warm service. Not a restaurant you should expect to get in and out within an hour though.. more a sit back, have a few wines and eat yourself silly kind of restaurant.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A weekend in Melbourne and meeting friends for dinner with a mutual love of Turkish food. We still had to wait 20 minutes outside in the cold, even though we booked in advance. Inside was like the proverbial sardine can, overpacked and very slow service. The food was enjoyable but the order was incomplete. At one stage a waiter tried... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We head here regularly as a group and get the banquet. It's great value for money and the food is delicious. One of the best restaurants in Elsternwick. The Turkish delight with tea at the end if the banquet is delicious!

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Oyster Cove, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The food saved the day. When booking I was not told that there would be a fixed price fixed menu (3 banquets starting at $50 per head) - dishonest. Some of our friends had already checked out the a la carte menu on the internet but ended up with very little choice. Too late to go elsewhere. Then when arriving... More 

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Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great friendly service, but the hi light was the fantastic range of flavours across the dishes we had. No bulk meals here. Each one was a delight.one of the best Middle eastern meals we have had.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Deja vécue. Last minute booking and as usual a great table,great food,great ambiance. Wonderful service

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is the 3rd or 4th time I've been here and it really is a great restaurant! It never seems to be particularly busy (which I usually find quite concerning) but for every visit the food has been great! Nice size serves and really flavoursome. We've had : dips mezzo, wedges with sage, mushroom vegetarian main, mixed grill, lamb chops... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The banquet was just the right mixed and there was plenty to go around. Moorish and delicious food. The seating plan was a bit tight and a bit noisy. Not a place for a quiet dinner but a great party venue. What can I say...the Pomegranate daiquiris was a very good thirst quencher for the non-alcoholic patrons. Will definitely visit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The place was jam packed when we arrived as they had a big birthday table. Made for a cosy night but lots of buzz. Despite concerns the service might have been stretched everything went smoothly and there is obviously an emphasis on checking that everyone was happy as we were asked a few times throughout the evening. The menu covers... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We dined here on a warm night with friends. We had an electric fan near our table so I am uncertain whether Arabesque has air conditioning or not. I don't think I would like to dine here on a very warm night when the dining room is full. Aside from that, we were warmly greeted upon arrival and our young... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Glen Eira  >  Elsternwick
  • Phone Number: (03) 9523 1108

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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