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Rumi

116 Lygon Street | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
03 9388 8255
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Ranked #66 of 4,009 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $18
Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We has the seasonal banquet which consisted of beautiful cured beef, pickled vegetables, roasted Jerusalem artichokes, warm yogurt soup and many other delights I'd never been served in a Melbourne middle eastern restaurant. Authentic but not run of the mill and very tasty.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Rumi did not disappoint on our third visit. Service was impeccable and the food was as good as it has been. Roast lamb shoulder is definitely the signature go-to-dish. Wife ordered the fish stew with rice pilaf ad it was very decent as well. Overall a good night out! Will visit again for sure.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A standout restaurant, with beautiful decor and a great menu. All the options are delicious: fried cauliflower, mushrooms, school prawns, BBQ king prawns, the Persian meatballs, cabbage salad, an lamb shoulder. The cheese cigars is so addictive. Reservations of groups of more than 6 offer only a set banquet of $50 per person.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sunday night, it's cold in Melbourne and I head out for an early dinner. 6-8pm sitting at Rumi. What a wonderful experience. The service was bright, friendly and helpful, the food just flowed out of the kitchen at a pace that did not rush you or make you wait for more! The starter was the smashed olives, then Mains were... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Persian meat balls, the fried cauliflower, the spiced school prawns, the field mushrooms, the roasted capsicum, the Freekeh salad, the cabbage salad...even the Brussels sprouts! You've no idea how good food can taste until you've had Rumi cook it for you. It's my first choice. Paleo friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Many options on the menu that I probably wouldn't normally order as not very adventurous in my meal choices, however I took a risk and definitely paid off. The meatballs and the siglar are a must. I like that is a high quality restaurant without the pretentiousness. On my second visit there was a muck up with my book (possibly... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Went there yesterday. The food was excellent. Ribs and quail, superb! Service was excellent. Dessert was very sweet, but this was pre-warned by the waiter.

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Unlike some other ethnic restaurants Rumi seemed covering most the middle east region by their menu. Like many i had skewered quail which was nice n tastey plus potato wedges with skin.

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

i had a banquet for 2 at rumi, not familiar with the dishes so don't know what to order and thought banquet is the way to go. the food is amazing and very prompt service. definitely worth going back there. and maybe order a la carte next week. The only down side was my mint tea did not taste like... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The food here is fantastic, and probably the best value in Melbourne considering its quality. Consistently great service every time. Love it!

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