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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 #97 of 3,886 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Came to Melbourne to experience the food. My friend was showing me around but had a booking for us both for lunch at taxi kitchen. He had never dined there but wanted to, and I'm glad he waited for today. The food is mind blowing, we tried 12 different plates, oysters, scallops, beef croquettes, rabbit, quail, prawns, veal, tuna, steam... More

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Melbourne
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is one of the better fine dining restaurants in Melbourne. We really enjoyed the dinner here and the variety of food on offer. The portions as you would expect in a place like this, are not big but the flavours, presentation and service more than make up for it. The location of the restaurant is great (above the Transport... More

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Melbourne
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The food is very tasty. The buns with smoked salmon are the absolute highlight and highly recommended along with the bitter chocolate marquise dessert. The pan fried gnocchi with lamb and chargrilled spatchcock are also very good. The dishes are designed to be shared so it's a great way to try lots of dishes. The food is much more reasonably... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I love the location of this restaurant. The views of Southbank, the church, Flinders street and the Yarra, make this Melbourne's most beautiful restaurant. It has large windows to look out and everyone gets a view. The staff are lovely and attentive. Its the third time we have been here for special occasions and the first as the new "Taxi... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Food was quite good, place itself lacked in the decor department and was much like the inside of a McDonalds with more expensive menu items. Not terribly memorable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Just redone and up and running they have gone away from the formal dining to laid back enviroment. The food is fantastic. Starting with small plates, to medium and larger all to share. Great flavours and food and you wont leave feeling unsatisfied. Simon who look after us was great and his suggestions were good. The pork belly, quail and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The service their is like nothing I've experienced in Melbourne.. And good waiters and waitresses are incredibly undervalued.. And the good.. daymn!!!

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Durban, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Firstly they made a special effort to accommodate us at short notice during a very busy lunch sitting! Our table overlooked the beautiful Yarra River, the setting was stunning! Service was impeccable… the sommelier was very knowledgable and our wines were perfectly matched to our courses. The food was delicious! Well worth the price! They made the occasion very special... More

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Wiltshire, UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

How to describe perfection...? We have been eating here since March last year, and have never had a meal that was anything less than perfect. In my opinion, it's one of the best dining experiences in Melbourne. Service is faultless. The staff always have time to chat and their passion for the food and wine is evident. I totally forgive... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We shared several entrees, and they were all good. The stand out was the oysters for sure. Loved the location right at federation square, and we had a wonderful view of the water and city. Really a must do for tourists.

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