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Melba Restaurant

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1 Southgate Avenue | The Langham, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
(61) (3) 8696 8888
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This restaurant is at The Langham, Melbourne
Today
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 404
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  • 193
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic long breakfast

My son and I enjoyed the buffet breakfast. I awoke to find he had gone down to breaky, the staff had kindly given him (a13 year old boy) a fantastic seat with a perfect view over the river. He had been eating for 2.5 hours when I arrived. He still talks about it and dreams of going back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Teresa H
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Anglesea
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Anglesea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My son and I enjoyed the buffet breakfast. I awoke to find he had gone down to breaky, the staff had kindly given him (a13 year old boy) a fantastic seat with a perfect view over the river. He had been eating for 2.5 hours when I arrived. He still talks about it and dreams of going back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What an elegant and beautiful array of food the Melba offers. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, Melba's wont let you down. Their staff are just wonderful, very thoughtful and attentive. Melba's is a class act!

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Benalla Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A la carte dinner was excellent. I’m vegetarian, and there were options on the menu to suit. My husband ordered steak and it was cooked to his liking perfectly. We were given the option of the buffet dessert which was very nice. A huge selection of small but beautifully presented cakes, tarts etc., plus ice cream, strawberries and a chocolate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited Melba with a couple of friends on a Thursday night. I had heard great things about the restaurant, but was very disappointed by the experience. Let's start with what I did like - the fresh oysters, the sashimi station and the Wagyu beef cooked to order were delicious. Unfortunately the other parts of the buffet left much to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I booked the evening Buffet for a family treat whilst in Melbourne expecting a wonderfull food experience especially at $99 ahead.The food was average vegetables were hard and cold.The vegetable selection was carrots,broccoli and cauliflower they ran out of broccoli so I was told I had to wait 5 minutes before they were ready,I gave up in the end. I... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good presentation and a fair selection, but the food quality is average! Deserts look wonderful but were largely tasteless. Next to no seafood (except prawns which I suspect were cooked in unsalted water and so also tasteless). The customer service was also very average. My online booking was not confirmed, so I had to call and follow up. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you like buffets this is the restaurant for you: Great views across the Yarra; live cooking stations; fresh sea food; great dessert selections; international and local choices and a friendly, attentive staff. It's always busy and for good reason.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Booked in for the buffett at $110 per head (did not include drinks). The selection of food was huge and of a very high standard. It was nice to do as a 'once off' experience but I think I prefer to be waited on.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were staying at The Langham and decided to dine at Melba's for dinner as the breakfast buffet was so good. The service was very attentive, food delicious, though the portions were on the minimal side, and the dining room had a lovely ambiance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food at the Saturday night buffet is quite good, however buffets are not my favourite. I didn't realise we were going to one, I thought it was al la carte. And so, we had to line up for food, each time we wanted to try something. Line up for entree, then mains, then dessert. Not the way I like... More 

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Additional Information about Melba Restaurant

Address: 1 Southgate Avenue | The Langham, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Phone Number: (61) (3) 8696 8888
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 100

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Southgate Avenue | The Langham, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: (61) (3) 8696 8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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