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Taxi Kitchen

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Level 1, Federation Square, Flinders Street | Transport Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 8808
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For a 180 degree view of Melbourne's city skyline, Yarra River and Arts...
For a 180 degree view of Melbourne's city skyline, Yarra River and Arts Precinct, journey to Taxi Kitchen in Federation Square's Transport Hotel. Hosting cocktail events, a la carte dining, pre-show drinks and boasting three private function dining rooms, Taxi Kitchen dazzles guests with views through floor to ceiling glass windows complemented by earthy tones, indoor greenery and natural light for a clean, semi-alfresco feel. Playful menu items provoke a certain inquisitiveness of guests, charmingly presented on a bed of black pebbles, rustic wooden boards or in colourful, textured dishes. Delight in any or all six courses from seared scallops with red radish, smoked chilli mayo and katiafi to Wagyu porterhouse with creamed potato and jus gras - just be sure to leave room for dessert
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  • 38
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  • 15
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food is good but service was terrible

I'm not quite sure how to rate this. The service was so slow it almost made me give them a 3 despite excellent menu and delicious food. We arrived in a group at 7pm. Our drinks and food order were eventually taken at 7.35 and our main meals delivered at 9.10pm. We all opted not to have dessert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Dianna C
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Visited early on a Tuesday evening when there were only a limited number of diners. Service was efficient, friendly and professional. We enjoyed the tempura prawns and the pork belly for starters. Both excellent. The shared main of slow cooked lamb fell off the bone with a spoon and was superb. For me the dinner highlight was the black current... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I'm not quite sure how to rate this. The service was so slow it almost made me give them a 3 despite excellent menu and delicious food. We arrived in a group at 7pm. Our drinks and food order were eventually taken at 7.35 and our main meals delivered at 9.10pm. We all opted not to have dessert because we... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A great pre-theatre meal - great service, awesome view of Flinders St and Fed Square, and to top it off, delicious food (candied pork belly, kingfish sashimi, crispy snapper with clams in XO, and the special, wagyu rump cap) along with a great choice of cocktails and wine. Will definitely be going back, perhaps with a visit to the cocktail... More 

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Popped in here today for lunch and luckily, because there wasn't a match, there was a table for us. Chose a steak sandwich and chicken burger, both of which came with skinny fries which were really tasty (as a Pom, I struggle with the taste of fries in some restaurants here). Together with a pale ale and bundi & coke... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you get past the dreary downstairs sports bar here and head upstairs, you are in for a real treat. Upstairs, this place has a warm ambience and welcoming staff who know their stuff. However, it is the food that makes this place stand out. Who thought to place a lightly smoked oyster on a thin crisp wafer with south-east... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I went with my wife and a friend and we really had a good time there. The music and the environment is cool. The attention was very good. What I like the most was the location. It is located in front of a tram and train station. Also, if you go to the terrace you could have a great view... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We dine out a lot in Melbourne but had been rather deterred from Taxi Kitchen because of the noise from the bar on the ground floor. However, up on the first floor you can't hear anything from below. What you have is a single large room with picture windows on three sides giving views across the centre of the City,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our visit to Taxi Kitchen was an impromptu one. Luckily we were able to get a table and we ended up having a wonderful lunch! The service was fantastic, the views are excellent, and the food was delicious. We had a few of the starters (highly recommend the oysters) and then shared the lamb feast. And what a feast it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Seriously good enough to revisit. Location is awesome and central (we are visitors to Melbourne). The food is Asian fusion and quite true to that style and their quality is consistent. We will go back but have to say, if you read my other restaurant reviews, it is not now the most special place for us. Sorry Taxi but there... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Good food. Service could have been better. When ordering wine the waitress didn't have a clue and waited half an hour to order food and it wasn't busy but nice atmosphere and view.

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Additional Information about Taxi Kitchen

Address: Level 1, Federation Square, Flinders Street | Transport Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9654 8808
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 31

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Level 1, Federation Square, Flinders Street | Transport Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 8808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 31
  • Price Range: $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

For a 180 degree view of Melbourne's city skyline, Yarra River and Arts Precinct, journey to Taxi Kitchen in Federation Square's Transport Hotel. Hosting cocktail events, a la carte dining, pre-show drinks and boasting three private function dining rooms, Taxi Kitchen dazzles guests with views through floor to ceiling glass windows complemented by earthy tones, indoor greenery and natural light for a clean, semi-alfresco feel. Playful menu items provoke a certain inquisitiveness of guests, charmingly presented on a bed of black pebbles, rustic wooden boards or in colourful, textured dishes. Delight in any or all six courses from seared scallops with red radish, smoked chilli mayo and katiafi to Wagyu porterhouse with creamed potato and jus gras - just be sure to leave room for dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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