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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 #528 of 4,004 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $26
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Mount tambourine queensland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

70 thousand of came to Melbourne recently for our convention of our 6 nights we ate at maxs3 nights Alan and the staff are great and make you feel special the food is great it will always be a favorite of ours when in melbourne thanks again for your wonderfull service. Oh and thanks for the free choc pud Alan... More

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Gold Coast
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The food and service were very good and they were packed at the time. I had the lamb shanks and my mum the chicken skewers and could have easily shared just one of them.

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South Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We picked this restaurant at random while wandering the streets of the CBD. A nice gentleman outside explained parts of the menu while we considered. To say the staff were great is an understatement. Timing of food and drinks was spot on, we did not wait unnecessarily. The staff seemed to be enjoying themselves and serving people. The food though...... More

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Came here for a quick dinner after a horrendous flight in from Adelaide. The waitress was very lovely and helpful, she was able to provide helpful (not pushy) recommendations for wine with food. The food was ok, ingredients were fresh, but paella was a bit too watery. It still tasted good, just the consistency wasn't quite right. They certainly didn't... More

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Tazzie
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Shared a dining experience with 10 friends here on the weekend. The place was pretty full, but we did not have to wait for long for our meals and the staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. None of us could fault the food which was fresh, tender and nicely presented. We would recommend the Warm Lamb... More

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Victoria, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was not our first visit to Max Bar and Restaurant. We were looking for a late(ish) dinner on a Saturday night and were fortunate enough to find a table here. The service was excellent and the food was delicious as usual. We sat outside, which is always more exciting in Hardware lane as you get a lot more atmosphere... More

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Richmond, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Another fantastic night - love the new re-vamp - great decor. Prawn salad - Yummmm! The staff very attentive Will be going back for sure!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We parked our car up for he night and went for a walk around the lanes, we stumbled across Max Bar & Restaurant which was absolutely fantastic. It was a chilly night but we sat outside and the waitress moved an outside heater beside us. The food was amazing and service was quick love love this place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Got dragged in from the street for a complimentary glass of wine, which sounded not a bad idea on a miserable rainy cold night. Long story short - avoid this place at all costs! Pasta was swimming in oil, wine was filthy, service was ok. The only thing liked by everyone (5 of us) was their garlic bread. Sorry for... More

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RTP, NC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Dined here one night on business trip. The guy at the menu board was really nice and not too aggressive getting you to dine. Food quality was good. They have a wide selection of options. Great atmosphere if you done outside.

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