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266 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East, Melbourne, Victoria 3109, Australia
(03)98423466
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Ranked #423 of 4,054 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As a vegetarian, there was only one thing on the menu that I could eat. Luckily it was the BEST thing on the menu. I had the pan fried gnocchi and a side of green beans. Both were delicious. Husband is a dead set carnivore and had the steak, but after having my left overs, said that it was better... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is the place to go for a long, slow, delicious night out. Not my area of town, but was there at the recommendation from a local. On a Tuesday evening it was more than half full, so the locals clearly love it. Food was delicious. Service is attentive and informed, if a bit over-keen to sell you more wine.... More

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Hobart, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The food is good but way overpriced as is the wine. Service was really without heart just a surface appearance of giving a damn. Wine is boy early in the week but not on weekends. Shows how poor the value is when they need to do that on weekdays and then screw you with quite ridiculous prices when they know... More

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Donvale, Victoria, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a very pleasant looong lunch with business associates recently. The five course degustation menu that Chris put together was really good. A bit on the pricey side when compared to other restaurants in the area but also a step above when it comes quality & class. Worth considering if you are wanting something a bit more special than the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal with a group on a busy night. The service is good and the food reasonable but not exceptional. A comprehensive wine list is present. On our experience not a five star place but worth another visit.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Real fine dining in Templestowe. Try the Pork Belly to start with and follow with the Spatchcock. Just yummy. Cheeseboard is really nice, too. A bit pricey though and you can't BYO on some nights (due to, they claim, licence restrictions). Can be crowded and you may need to wait a bit for food, but you don't want to be... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Everything about this experince was wonderful. Staff attentive, helpful and professional. Atmosphere was inviting. Menu and wine list beautifully thought out. Our meals were fine dining, filled with flavor and care.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Atmosphere was relaxed and yet very enjoyable. Food quality and presentation very high, service great and wine selection extremely good.

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Melbourne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife was told about Tender Trap by a friend so we decided to try it for ourselves for an anniversary dinner. Made the booking a day before and being for a Saturday night were pleased to be able to get a table. As per another reviewer we shared the tapas platter for our entrée and it was excellent. For... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We were lucky enough to be taken to lunch by some friends to their favourite restaurant Tender Trap, what a great experience!! The food was very well presented and absolutely delicious. The wine list was exceptional. This may be a suburban restaurant but they could compete with any restaurant anywhere. Highly recommended.

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Address: 266 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East, Melbourne, Victoria 3109, Australia
Phone Number: (03)98423466
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Cuisine: Australian

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