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23 Bank Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
0396701777
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Ranked #560 of 4,093 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We booked a Xmas function for our staff. We waited a long time for drinks and had to negotiate with the manager to get a medium rare steak after the only options were medium and well done!! The manager were very rude and no idea about customer service, used excuses like small kitchen etc. Of course when the bill came... More 

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Perth, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Nice setting, the servings are small, easy to do 3 courses, they seem to get a bit too creative with the food, Sambal dressing with Pork Belly??? You dont walk out full but pay a good price for it. It was ok but would look elsewhere

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Sydney Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A nice spring evening and we had drinks outside. Had to run inside a couple of times to order drinks as the staff were busy inside. Decided to stay on for dinner and moved inside. Nice decor due to the old building. We found the shared entre dishes very small and poor value for money. The main course was a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A lovely find in this laneway. We decided to have 2 share plates as entree and then a main each. No desert. The lamb cheek special was very different and quite rich. We enjoyed it and the serving very generous. The calamari so different I couldn't even describe it to you. Just amazing with complex favours. My main was fish... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful space for a restaurant but that's where it ends. The share plates were so tiny and insubstantial we went for pizza after. Which is not good after spending $100! Food try's too hard. Better to do good food with honest servings. Truly disappointed.

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Hobart, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

6 of us went to Syracuse last week for a lunch to celebrate a birthday & the return home from overseas of 2 friends after 4 months of travel. Our experience was great with excellent, good humoured service and wonderful meals; in addition, they provided a great wine list. The timing of the meals was excellent and the staff seemed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I took five friends to Syracuse because the location was convenient to the Convention Centre. We had been bombarded with sound all day & entering the restaurant was like gaining an oasis in a sun burnt desert. The quiet of the space, the mellow, informative staff & the delicious, shareable dishes - with extensive wine list - made for a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We decided to have a late meal here, after 9pm, after I finished some work commitments on a Friday evening. The restaurant is located in Bank Place which is one of Melbourne’s many laneways between the “main” streets, in one of Melbourne’s numerous old inner city buildings. The ambience is an old world (historic building), very spacious (very high ceilings... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Some people would say the food was pretentious. Certainly wouldn't give it marks for value but worth a visit if you want to experience an upmarket place and/or for that special occasion when money doesn't matter. Nice building, tucked away in a lane that is a bit hard to find. Decor is casual but 'olde world' charming. Great wine list... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Tasteless calamari entree, cheap cut of fatty lamb main course. Paid by credit card and was asked to tip the waitress before I had the chance to decide for myself.

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Additional Information about Syracuse

Address: 23 Bank Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 0396701777
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40

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