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Syracuse

#454 of 2,900 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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23 Bank Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
0396701777
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Syracuse offers European-inspired cuisine in a grand and impressive 19th...
Syracuse offers European-inspired cuisine in a grand and impressive 19th Century atmosphere, located in one of Melbourne’s picturesque, laneways; Bank Place.Syracuse’s menu is produce driven cuisine at its best; meals are prepared using seasonal, Victorian sourced produce delivered fresh daily. Syracuse boasts an extensive list of some 500 wines; featuring wines prominently from Australia and a large variety of internationals from France, Italy and the United States of America.
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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cosy surroundings and friendly staff

We had noticed there was a $2 coffee between 7am and 9am and decided to try it. We were a little after 9am but the delightful waiter said no problem.we could still have the coffee for $2. We also had a Hot Chocolate $4.50 which was excellent and shared a Whipped Avocado $14. Had we had more time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Trish M
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Queensland, Australia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing inside and not expected when you enter off the lane way. We ordered 4 courses here and you have a great food experience. The food is great. The place is busy at lunch time during the week and they did seem to forget our treats at the end of the meal as we had a very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had noticed there was a $2 coffee between 7am and 9am and decided to try it. We were a little after 9am but the delightful waiter said no problem.we could still have the coffee for $2. We also had a Hot Chocolate $4.50 which was excellent and shared a Whipped Avocado $14. Had we had more time in Melbourne... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Made a booking online for our party of 4, made a specific table request and it was clearly noted and waiting for us when we arrived. Friendly, welcoming staff! Wine selection was great and the meals, wow! I had the pork belly, was the best I've ever tasted! My husband had the brisket and was just as equally impressed -... More 

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Perth
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a wine and cheese afternoon. Chees was good but the first glass of wine was oxidised, asked for a replacement and this was given with grace but a quick sniff test could have averted the situation. The room is beautiful and very period.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

10 of us went for a Tuesday lunch and whilst the food was of a good standard we felt that the waiter staff lacked any sort of professionalism albeit that the food did all arrive at the same time which for a large group was appreciated. I'm not sure that we'd return as I feel that there's a lot of... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The service was friendly. it's quiet and easy to talk. I enjoyed Chickpea and cauliflower Curry with a nutty rice which is a new dish. The pork belly was to die for and the chocolate parfait very different but very nice. It is positioned a little off the road in Bank Pl. Prices were reasonable and the staff very helpful... More 

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Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Syracuse is a lovely place in Melbourne that when I visited it, made me feel as if I was back Southern Europe, yet it is a very Melbournian place. The food was very good and the list of wine and drinks was fine, however, it was not excellent. Overall, we had a great time there and we left very satisfied.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Quaint high ceiling room with chandeliers that had too many bulbs not working! Great space for tables of 10 or 12. The wine list is organised by grape variety with many overseas wines but for Australians a few gems with reasonable age. Slightly pricey on the wine but try the white Rousanne ($81) and a particulary good red blend of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Lovely Italian restaurant. Loved the anchovies with bread and the service is excellent. Check out pictures of this place - it's like a 'cosy, little nook' with curtained entrance etc. Downside of nooky, quaintness - the toilets lack privacy and could do with some attention.

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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89 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stopped in for lunch and were not dissappointed. Old school feel to the restaurant that seems popular with business types. Service was friendly and efficient. Interesting menu and very tastey good quality meals. Good wine list and all at reasonable price. Worth a try if you are in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Bank Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 0396701777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40

Description

Syracuse offers European-inspired cuisine in a grand and impressive 19th Century atmosphere, located in one of Melbourne’s picturesque, laneways; Bank Place.Syracuse’s menu is produce driven cuisine at its best; meals are prepared using seasonal, Victorian sourced produce delivered fresh daily. Syracuse boasts an extensive list of some 500 wines; featuring wines prominently from Australia and a large variety of internationals from France, Italy and the United States of America.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?