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Curve Bar

The Arts Centre | 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #1,807 of 4,009 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian
Most recent review
- Jul 4, 2014
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14 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great place for a pre-show drink and snack. Advertised on menu that food delivered to table 20 - 30 minutes during busy periods, but we got our food much quicker than that and the place was full. Good wine selection. I ordered some sliders and the octopus, which were nice but not amazing (the pulled pork slider was the highlight).... More

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Sorrento, VIC, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Curve Bar is a popular place for a snack before or after the theatre. Their range of "sliders" (Tapas if you will!!) has options for the meat eater or vegetarian. And the wine list is extensive. The friendly staff are responsive and friendly. There is a real buzz in the crowd.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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222 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

At least it is popular after 5 hours of Wagner with members of the cast from stage crew to the walk-on mob and to the famous soloists while the orchestra seems to congregate outside en masse. Food is served up till quite late and the bar features many a good Scotch malt and a reasonable range of Aussie wines and... More

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Bendigo, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Curve Bar is a great place for a drink after a show being right in the Arts Centre. The service is good and cheerful. The food is another matter. The menu states the steak is cooked medium. Well, yes it was but then has been stored ?frozen and then microwaved to warm it up. It was barely warm and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

As a season ticket holder to the Australian Ballet, I have frequented Curve Bar at least 5 times a year over the past 5 years. Needless to say, my previous experiences, prior to my first visit for the 2013 season have always been excellent both in terms of service and food. Come 2013, I'm speechless as to the service that... More

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Daylesford, Australia
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93 restaurant reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great spot for a drink & catch up before a play or concert. However, the kitchen needs to re-visit its menu and think again about simplifying flavours. We had the Blackened King Fish with warm salad - a dish that should focus on the freshness factors but instead mixed ingredients to the extent you were left feeling you had the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had originally intended to catch a pre-dinner bite at the Mezze bar at the Arts Centre but the range of tapas on offering was rather meagre and so we went upstairs to Curve Bar. And were very pleased that we did. We were able to enjoy excellent service from a very attentive female waiter and a lovely share plate... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Last night I went to see an Opera at the Arts Centre and arrived early... my friend was late, so I wandered in to Curve Bar for a glass of wine and something to eat. I walked up to the bar and found a wine list, then began to open it. A bar staff member approached me and snapped "if... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

V+Curve Bar provides excellent pre-show bistro food with well priced wine by the glass & great service. A share platter for two, asparagus side & 2 glasses of wine is around $60 Wait staff are really good & will ensure you meet your deadline

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Senior Contributor
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

A great spot for a bite to eat and a drink after the show. Located under the spire in the Arts Centre, it's well located and easy to find if you are seeing something in the Arts Centre or at Hamer Hall. Friendly staff and good food.

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