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Melba at The Langham Melbourne

1 Southgate Avenue | The Langham, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)
(61) (3) 8696 8888
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Ranked #49 of 3,976 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $100
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Neighborhood: Southbank
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have been eating here every year for the past 15+ years ( sometimes 2-3 times a year) and sadly we would have to say, it is not what it used to be. The variety is not as extensive as it used to be, although the prawns are still of a good quality. The (beetroot, black eyed beans, lentils &... More

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Melbourne
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We were given a voucher for dinner for 2 for a wedding present. What a great gift it was. Food was just wonderful and of the highest quality. The buffet is set up in different stations including seafood, Indian (with freshly cooked pita bread), carvery, salad bar, cheese table, stir frys, sushi table and more. Service is great, very professional.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Went for a business lunch. This place has a rep of being one of the top two buffets in Melbourne (along with the Conservatory), so my standards were pretty high being my first time. The first thing to note is that there is a sashimi counter! This is an absolute winner - I've never seen sashimi at a buffet lunch... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Several times this place almost met expectations but fell short. To start with all was good we were welcomed showed around, seated and offered drinks. This was fine, but after that is started to fall apart. Often the food we went to select had run out, or not restocked yet. The service behind the meat area was hit and miss,... More

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Noosa, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lucky enough with a 2nd visit to Melba - this time a week night which was a good choice as you are not clock watching & worrying about your 'sitting time' change over. My partner & i had a beautiful spot overlooking the river & the passing pedestrian traffic below. It was a little quieter also without the hoards of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The service from the girl on the front desk and the waiter staff was excellent however I'm not sure about mixing al a carte with buffet. It was a bit like putting a food court inside the Rockpool Restaurant. The atmosphere didn't really reflect the expected environs. Possibly felt more so because we stayed in the Langham and had anticipated... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One of melbourne's best buffet's Food selection and quality is amazing :) Awesome views of melbourne's city A little on the pricey side so make sure u can squeeze as much in as possible! Perfect location : you can take a nice walk along south bank after dinner

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I discovered this restaurant few days ago and it is amazing! people are really nice, the place is so amazing with a wonderful view on the City. food are really good, the buffet is really big and you have a lot of choices. Chefs are here to do exactly what you want in direct ! Continental, Indian, Asian chefs, everything... More

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Werribee, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have a special rapport with this place. My daughter first took me there several years ago for a birthday, my second husband proposed to me there and we held a small wedding in this restaurant. We even stayed at Langham's for our wedding night! The food is always terrific and the variety is fantastic. Seafood always a winner, as... More

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I dined here for both the buffet and regular dinner. The food was very well planned out and presentation was beautiful. Portion sizes were good and service was quick. Some items were very expensive but others weren't too bad of a price.

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