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Taxi Kitchen

#187 of 2,900 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Level 1, Federation Square, Flinders Street | Transport Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 8808
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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  • 197
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  • 136
    Very good
  • 39
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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
Great food, brilliant outlook

The view out over the beautiful Flinders St Train station and the Yarra is gorgeous. Went to a set 3 course business dinner with limited choices. Despite all being served pretty much at same time, service was superb. I had pork, duck and black current soufflé and all was excellent. The wine list... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
mjedavis
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went there on a weeknight so it wasn't too busy. The vibe wasn't right though, ate a lot of different dishes, most were absolutely amazing. We kind of felt like we were annoying the front of house staff, which was a shame.

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Rye, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing! I come here every chance I get.The food is amazing and I always have a great time. Will be back next time I get a chance to go into the city

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Grovedale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

So many restaurants in my entertainment book but settled on this one. Chose the 6 course degustation menu and oh my gosh. Ten out of Ten!!! Flavour, presentation, variety, just very special. I didn't expect the quality to be so good, it exceeded my expectations. Plus the service was so attentive, discreet, but always efficient. I am still dreaming of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A great spot to people watch in the streets below, as well as many land marks in view. The restaurant is nicely furnished, bright and modern. The menu is very good, but can be pricey. All the food was well cooked and all six of us enjoyed what we had ordered. Some portions are small, so ask if extras are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great atmosphere - restaurant right in Federation Square. Food was so good! Great staff, ambience and overall great experience. I would thoroughly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went on Valentine’s day and had the special 6 course $90 menu. What a stunning meal! This was serious gastronomic food, beautifully cooked and presented. Rather than going through the menu, course by course, it is fair to say that from Oysters to Crème Brulee, via tuna and wagyu beef, every course was innovative and extremely tasty. Portions were... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A wonderful place to eat. My husband and I had a lovely special dinner. Oysters and pork buns for entree and then eye fuller and wagyu porterhouse as main with a delicious side of greens. We had a bottle red. Everything was absolutely delicious! Service was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The view out over the beautiful Flinders St Train station and the Yarra is gorgeous. Went to a set 3 course business dinner with limited choices. Despite all being served pretty much at same time, service was superb. I had pork, duck and black current soufflé and all was excellent. The wine list was very good.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have been to Taxi Kitchen a few occasions in the past 12 months. It is one of my fav places for a beautiful high end meal. It leaves you with such a good 'fuzzy feeling'! You can't beat the quality of food and the service is second to none. Totally love it here. You must try it if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We came to this restaurant basically because of master chef.. And it was good! Good appetiser and mains! But took a very long time for them to bake the soufflé and unfortunately it was undercooked.. But overall it's good.. And very good service too.

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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 13 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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