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Rumi

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Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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116 Lygon Street | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
03 9388 8255
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very disappointing!

Our table for three faced the wall, in fact it faced a cupboard - very grim. The food is bland for Lebanese. The sigara borecki was ok, lamb dry, barramundi unspectacular as was the pilaf. Service was ordinary. There are much better middle eastern restaurants in Melbourne.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
HofH999
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Our table for three faced the wall, in fact it faced a cupboard - very grim. The food is bland for Lebanese. The sigara borecki was ok, lamb dry, barramundi unspectacular as was the pilaf. Service was ordinary. There are much better middle eastern restaurants in Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We traveled 2hours to get here and it was worth every minute. The menu was explained very well, thus encouraging us to order several dishes to share, all as delicious as the next. They were more than accommodating for our 2 young children, who both loved it as equally! Great wait staff and menu was very modestly priced! Thanks for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Everything is absolutely delicious! Get the banquet and you won't regret it. Service is wonderful. Also the gin & tonic with pomegranate is amazing!

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Murwillumbah
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a top quality restaurant. Beautifully appointed, attentive service and lovely food. Three of us shared five dishes (a perfect place for sharing a range of plates) and with a Lebanese craft beer each it came to around $35 a head. A great range of vegetarian options and the lamb on the bone dish was succulent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have dined here with a bunch of friends on a very busy Friday night . The service of the waiting staff is excellent . They were very helpful with explaining to us about best option for all of us . So we could enjoy their specialities and our budget . Great place for Halal diners

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Melbourne
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We recently went in a group. We had the set menu which gave us lots of interesting dishes to try. I am a return diner and on a previous occasion we tried some of the Arak. The staff are helpful and give good advice. I love it!

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Cranbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Always look forward to a great meal at this restaurant and it never fails to give great pleasure and leaving lasting memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Recommended this restaurant by a friend over 6 months ago and finally got there. Wish I had gone sooner. All dishes were superb, particularly the cauliflower dish. Decent value for money compared to other nearby places. The Lebanese beer was also nice. The service was also excellent.

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Brisbane, Australia
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362 reviews 362 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Best way to more or less to sample everything on the menu. The 4 course menu is everything (but dessert) and the 5 course includes dessert but I have no idea how anyone would have any room for it. There were 6 of us and everybody very much enjoyed the food and as a previous reviewer pointed out, the lamb... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Came with 4 friends and went for the banquet. Menu was well balanced and food was amazing. The lamb, in particular, was the star of the meal. I do not think i have had lamb as good as this, and I have eaten a lot of lamb dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Lygon Street | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03 9388 8255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 18
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?