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Panama Dining Room

3/231 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61394177663
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Ranked #74 of 4,030 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: European, French, Bar
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Perth, Australia
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was recommended by some good friends to check out this funky place in Fitzroy, I was very impressed with what was on offer, the service and food quality was great. The food was simple, fresh and very tasty, the service staff did an amazing job looking after us seeing it was so busy, and the bar staff made us... More

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Main Beach, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've heard about this place having some changes so I needed to check it out as I'd previously been before. What a great transition new management have made. Great food, schnitzels the size of mini pizzas, warm mulled wines and ciders to warm you up on those winter days. Us ladies enjoyed our cocktails and bar snacks and the men... More

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Melbourne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I never even knew this place existed until recently. Went there for the first time on Friday and it was going off! I must be the only one in Melbourne who hadn't heard of Panama. Food was simple, yet well presented and delicious. Great cocktails and wine list, all priced well. Pretty keen to check out the Sunday sessions, apparently... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I chose Panama based on the reviews below and was really excited to try it out again. I had been several years earlier and both the food and service were excellent. Understanding Panama has just changed hands I was expecting even better. Sadly, it was barely passable as a restaurant meal. I would even go as far as to say... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very busy place. Bookings for dinner a must. Great food and price. Watch what you order from the Wine list. The vintage is not what is listed on the menu, yet they will charge you the price anyway. Here's a tip don't put the vintage on the menus if you don't have it!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Highly recommended to this restaurant by friends in the hospitality industry who have very particular and high expectations of service, food and beverages. This place exceeded my expectations and it just works! A new management team, a few tweaks and the place is alive again. Sip on a cocktail from their exclusive list hand picked by staff, grab some bar... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Cocktails, bar snacks, cool tunes and a great view. Won't disappoint on any given night or occasion. Check out their new menu, it's insane.

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Coomera, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place has recently changed management and a few tweaks has people raving about it, so had to check it out for myself. I have previously been impressed with, and enjoyed, the new owners' work as Executive Chef of QT Hotels, so knew that his high standard would follow. To our satisfaction, it was as good as the raves and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Brilliant venue for after work drinks. Went with a big group of work mates to celebrate a recent business award. Perfect spot to watch the world go by.. Located on the 3rd floor, great views of Smith st and back over Melbourne. Heaps of boutique beers to choose from, plus smart cocktails and eclectic wine list. We didn't eat but... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I hadn't been here before until some mates suggested we try their new menu and cocktail list as they've changed management. WOW, what a neat little hidden surprise with cracking views of the city, mulled wines, warm ciders and parmies leaving you wanting more. Well done. Thanks, I will be back.

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