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Max Bar and Restaurant

54-58 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9600 1697
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Ranked #568 of 4,008 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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158 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We found max bar and restaurant on the internet while trying to organise a work function for overseas and interstate people so we needed a menu to cater for everyone and max offered the best. Everyone was happy with the quality of the food and the variety. The highlight of the night for me was the lamb shanks while I... More

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Woodbridge, Tasmania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There is much competition for diners in Hardware Lane. In the excitement of getting you into their restaurant, some statements were made and not honoured. Some could feel tricked into sitting down. The food was good and the waiter who served us was very good. The atmosphere was also very good in the whole lane.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Theres an old persian saying that goes along the lines of , Never let the tailor tell you the suit is a good fit! We all have done it , seduce dby the promise of a dish from "mamas" secret family recipe , a hark back to our childhood ,a dream of a simpler life and the wish to be... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

After being convinced by the doorman to eat at this restaurant, I was a little concerned as to what the meals were going to be like. I was pleasantly surprised. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food and the service was also great. The chocolate pudding and creme brûlée, were the perfect ending to a superb dinner.

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Noosa, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My partner and I visited Max's on busy Saturday night during a long weekend in Melbourne, we where seated immediately and received out entree and wine very quickly, and our mains soon after our entree was cleared We both had the specials, I enjoyed Beef Ribs w/ Wedges and my partner the Lamb Cutlets w/ Potatoes and Vegetables....both where amazing... More

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Ngatea Nz
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went here for dinner and ordered the half raost duck...... Big mistake! It was served with a steak knife so maybe that was a clue as to what was to come! I could hardly cut it even with the serrated knife! The skin was not crispy or rendered just fatty and the flesh was so tough I couldn't eat it.... More

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Caboolture, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I couldn't find any way to contact TripAdvisor that this listing is a duplicate of Max Bar and Restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

On a family holiday to Melbourne and we stubbled across Max restaurant in hardware lane. Having two young kids, the kids menu made it really easy for us to enjoy our night and make sure the kids enjoyed there food. Great wine list and an extensive menu with something for everyone! Will definitely visit Max every time we are in... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Group of 4 on a sunday at 11am for breakfast. The food was very slow to come out but was nice when it did arrive, Well priced cafe food but service was very lack luster in terms of bringing drinks out and the food time as mentioned

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

the person outside was very charming wanting to get you in. He offered a free drink and a free appetizer. I was pulled in but once you sit you are only offered a house wine or vb. And the free appetizer... garlic bread which wasn't even tasty. The mains were below standard. The waiter was nice but didnt make up... More

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