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Taxi Dining Room

Level 1, Federation Square, 2 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9654 8808
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Ranked #101 of 3,998 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $52
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went for dinner and loved the fusion food. Candied pork with. Int, grated coconut and sweet chili a winner. Great menu divided up into small medium, large plates. Main was a thin wagyu steak with loads of lemon and a green bed on top. Gnocchi with lamb, mint, peas and feta looked amazing. A bottle of ten minute tractor Pinot... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went here last Friday with a group of five. Service was quick. The food was well presented and menu was varied. Good advice from wait staff. We had a lamb shoulder for sharing which was great except the vegetables were sparse and totally inadequate. Wine menu adequate. The restaurant itself was very noisy and for the older patrons difficult to... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I eat out in Melbourne at good restaurants 2-3 times a week. The view at Taxi is great, the entrees were good but the mains were horrible. Over poked salmon with a black garlic sauce that just did not work either alone or with the salmon. For $39 you'd expect something more refined and with balanced flavours. The lamb gnocchi... More

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Hong Kong, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great service from the waiter and bartender. The menu is interesting and the food was great. Rib eye was excellent.

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Geelong, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Love the food here ,lots of share plates that wont break the bank service is always first class and the view over Melbourne is worth paying a little extra for.Great spot for a lunch time meeting as service can be as quick or slow as you need . The bar up another flight has breathtaking views for a Friday night... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Now called the Taxi Kitchen. Remodelled decor and menu. Still great food, less pricey and shared plates is the new game these days. Still one of the best places to bring visitors and give them the taste and feel of Melbourne. Views of the Southgate and Fed Square area are as memorable as ever. Drinks list is much smaller and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had veneer dined here before as Taxi Dining, as it appeared to be quite expensive. I wouldn't call it cheap, but maybe inexpensive is a better word. Space was pleasant, and although the website notes you can only stay for 2 hours unless a request was made, there was no indication for us to move. As long as you... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a perfect experience. I dined here as a party of two last weekend and what a fabulous experience it was! The restaurant was at capacity when we arrived at 8.00pm without a booking, but we went upstairs to the cocktail bar for a drink until 8.30pm when they were able to fit us in. How glad we were to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I've dined a number of times at the previous incarnation, Taxi Dining Room, but this was my first time to Taxi Kitchen. The food was as good as ever but disappointly, the service was really poor. It was 20 mins after we were seated before the menus were even given to our table. We had to flag down our waiter... More

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melbourne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Have had many great experiences at Taxi so taking guests to the recently re-launched venue was a little daunting. The food mix has changed - modern Australian aka eclectic, with a lot of sharing plates. The linen table clothes are gone but the quality of staff, knowledge and presentation still terrific. When I booked they knew we'd been before and... More

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