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23 Bank Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #156 of 3,976 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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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87% Recommend
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English first
Perth, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had been wanting to go here for quite a while. It's a beautiful building and the restaurant itself is warm and welcoming with a very impressive wine list. The waitress for the night was exceptional but our food was a bit of a miss. We tried the 5 share plates which you get to choose. One thing I found... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Staff very friendly, waiter suggested we share entrees, so we ordered one each, they came out one at a time so we could enjoy each one, each one just as good as the next. Main was just as delicious. Great place to catch up for drinks after work too as many were doing. Didn't have time for dessert, had a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Popped in to Syracuse with a colleague. Menu was great, food excellent. On previous visits I have enjoyed the wine list - huge range including half bottles. Ambience impressed the colleague, the experience made up for the red eye flight to get to Melbourne.

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Bendigo, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Syracuse is loud with a crowd but you soon stop noticing. Its in a stylish building and the décor suits that. The greeting is always prompt and you immediately feel relaxed. It’s the epitome of service, responsive but not obtrusive. The wine list is incredible and daunting but wines by glass are varied with all tastes catered for. The staff... More

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Penshurst, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

As I reviewed one other time - brilliant. I love this place, the ambience, the food, the wine - pity this time that the Staff were a bit withdrawn and uninterested, this does not detract from the overall feel of this Restaurant though as the positives far outweigh.

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was quite a find this place. Happened to stumble across it after looking for a while and was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was perfect with velvet curtains, antique furniture and a quiet and warm ambience. The service was outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. Time was spent explaining how the menu worked and what the options were according to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My friend had had a long day from work and as she lives in Docklands, thought I'd book somewhere close for us to meet in the city. We use the Entertainment Book quite a lot and I'd noticed Syracuse and decided to book that to make it a cheaper night out. We had a couple of glasses of wine and... More

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the nicest dining rooms in Melbourne, the menu a lovely mix of smaller share plates and larger dishes and a wine list that's not afraid to be adventurous. The roast chicken (brined before roasting) was phenomenal, definitely the best I've ever had, every piece was succulent and flavourful, not sure the shaved spanish truffles added too much though,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went to dinner @ Syracuse last night & it was quite good. Service was good ,food portions were reasonable albeit table areas for food sharing were quite small. Syracuse was very busy,yet thankfully it was not too noisy. We shared 5 dishes plus we started with an excellent Pita Bread. 4 courses were really good,with the nightly special being... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Small, intimate restaurant very suitable for a business lunch. Food and wine were excellent. The noise level allowed a business discussion to be held quietly across a table.

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