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Syracuse

#507 of 4,231 Restaurants in Melbourne
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23 Bank Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
0396701777
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Sunday
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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, 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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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Wonderful lunch , great service

Long lunch with old friends, special moment made more memorial by wonderful food and exemplary service. I like to think we are quiet sophisticated but the meal served had us almost licking our plates . Wonderful attentive service in simply charming surroundings of a by gone era. Highly recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Jennifer V
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Long lunch with old friends, special moment made more memorial by wonderful food and exemplary service. I like to think we are quiet sophisticated but the meal served had us almost licking our plates . Wonderful attentive service in simply charming surroundings of a by gone era. Highly recommend , will definitely be back next time we are in Melbourne.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Was in Melbourne for the week. One night decided to go for a walk and find a place to eat. It was freezing cold, with plenty of wind thrown in for good measure. Found this restaurant just off a main street. Walked inside and wow! what an atmosphere. Beautifully detailed decorations, nice and warm, and the lighting was perfect. To... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Have been to Syracuse a couple of times. Love the restaurant decor and atmosphere. Decided to take a few friends there for dinner but was a bit of a hit and miss this time around. The service, whilst friendly, was a bit of a let down given they had trouble understanding English. I ordered the scotch fillet, which was delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went there for anniversary dinner and both had thee course meal. Love the unusual combination of food and flavours. Great selection of entrees. I had steak as main and meat was cooked to perfection to my liking. Very tender. Great selection of wines. Very friendly and swift service. I like the cosy set up inside which was just perfect for... More 

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wales
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Went here for Valentine's Day 2012 but was never much of a TripAdvisor reviewer back then. Had a 7-course menu with champagne on arrival all for around $140. 2 years later and that meal still rates amongst the best for my girlfriend and I. Every course was amazing, excellent service and great ambience. Not sure what it's like now but... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?