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Arabesque Dining & Bar

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1-3 Carre St | Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
(03) 9523 1108
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mother's Day Mayhem

The food saved the day. When booking I was not told that there would be a fixed price fixed menu (3 banquets starting at $50 per head) - dishonest. Some of our friends had already checked out the a la carte menu on the internet but ended up with very little choice. Too late to go elsewhere. Then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Oswald O
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Noosa, Australia
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Noosa, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The food saved the day. When booking I was not told that there would be a fixed price fixed menu (3 banquets starting at $50 per head) - dishonest. Some of our friends had already checked out the a la carte menu on the internet but ended up with very little choice. Too late to go elsewhere. Then when arriving... More 

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Hope Island, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great friendly service, but the hi light was the fantastic range of flavours across the dishes we had. No bulk meals here. Each one was a delight.one of the best Middle eastern meals we have had.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Deja vécue. Last minute booking and as usual a great table,great food,great ambiance. Wonderful service

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is the 3rd or 4th time I've been here and it really is a great restaurant! It never seems to be particularly busy (which I usually find quite concerning) but for every visit the food has been great! Nice size serves and really flavoursome. We've had : dips mezzo, wedges with sage, mushroom vegetarian main, mixed grill, lamb chops... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The banquet was just the right mixed and there was plenty to go around. Moorish and delicious food. The seating plan was a bit tight and a bit noisy. Not a place for a quiet dinner but a great party venue. What can I say...the Pomegranate daiquiris was a very good thirst quencher for the non-alcoholic patrons. Will definitely visit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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174 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The place was jam packed when we arrived as they had a big birthday table. Made for a cosy night but lots of buzz. Despite concerns the service might have been stretched everything went smoothly and there is obviously an emphasis on checking that everyone was happy as we were asked a few times throughout the evening. The menu covers... More 

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Melbourne
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85 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We dined here on a warm night with friends. We had an electric fan near our table so I am uncertain whether Arabesque has air conditioning or not. I don't think I would like to dine here on a very warm night when the dining room is full. Aside from that, we were warmly greeted upon arrival and our young... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The food is excellent and the staff is extremely attentive and friendly. We dine there a few times and we never had a bad experience. We tried quite a few of there dishes and had the banquet with quite a large group of guests and it was excellent value for money. We definitely recommend sharing a few dishes. Our all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I went there with my friends, foods were delicious and excellent customer service. Waitresses were professional and polite.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have been to this restaurant in the past and received excellent service and food. Took some old friends tonight and we decided to have banquet menu at $50 per head. Service was rushed, table far too small for four having a banquet menu and the closeness to other tables ridiculous. Food was fair but all came at same time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-3 Carre St | Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9523 1108

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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