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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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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
Moved on from fine dining but still very skillful food

Deciding to try a lunchtime special on a whim, we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. This is an amazing spot to sit, particularly at night, when you can enjoy the lights along St Kilda Road and the river/Southgate precinct. The restaurant has moved away from its fine dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Deciding to try a lunchtime special on a whim, we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. This is an amazing spot to sit, particularly at night, when you can enjoy the lights along St Kilda Road and the river/Southgate precinct. The restaurant has moved away from its fine dining heritage but the skill and finesse in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An u usual location but with great roof top bar and central to melbourne a real gem. Food fantastic, view from the roof down the Yarra very special. Would recommend this for a special night out or if you want casual go down stairs and have the pub menu.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Please! Peace and quiet for those enjoying kid-free time... Friendly staff and service, but noise, climbing and mess..... I may have to chance the smoke! A quick drink and quicker departure!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

First time we've been to an asian fusion restaurant and was definitely not disappointed haha. Everything we ordered came out with great taste and portion size. However, didn't manage to get any of the recommended dishes some of our friends mentioned since we wanted to try other dishes. But besides that, the service was great as well as the atmosphere... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant has some of the best service we've ever experienced in Melbourne. We arrived quite early and instead of being snobby (like a few other places) they were very accommodating and took us first to the bar. The food was delicious and we got to eat overlooking Flinder's Street Station. You could not ask for a nicer experience here!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Having been to Melbourne on many occasions, we finally decided to go to Taxi for lunch on our last day in town - and I'm very pleased that we did. This is a fabulous restaurant - great food accompanied by an excellent wine list, wonderful service and a relaxed atmosphere. My partner had the 6 course lunch set, while I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

while waiting to order we asked for bread. got 4 pieces like it its expensive. the food was good. the service not so good. i think the waiters need a bit more training. they were nice but the food also was not that great. i had been here a year ago and everything was much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

@5/6/2015, ordered lunch set with 6 courses, the tuna is a must try! Flavor combination is innovating and working great, if you like modern cuisine Taxi Restaurant is something you will enjoy! Some thoughts, red meat is a bit over loaded for the set as come with 2 full dishes, but if this could fits certain groups appetite just well.... More 

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Nambour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Food was very good, service was friendly and attentive. Surroundings very pleasant. View great for an ex-Melbournian - but like so often on recent trips, the food was inexplicably slow to arrive. 45 minutes at lunch time on straight forward dishes seems excessive to me. However I would highly recommend the establishment if time is not an issue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

this is a cracker! Sometimes restaurants in popular tourist areas are utter rubbish, but this one is wonderful. I ordered the chicken which was one of the better meals I have ever had, but the side of coleslaw was even too hot for the chilli lover amongst our group. We ate with a little person and that wasn't too much... More 

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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 14 - 32

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Restaurant Details

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 14 - 32
  • Price Range: $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions

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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