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Rumi

116 Lygon Street | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
03 9388 8255
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Ranked #61 of 3,991 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
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Senior Contributor
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
1 review
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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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We went to Rumi last week end as we could not be bothered cooking and were reminded of how great this place was. The food was excellent, service great and we came away feeling very contented.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Came here for a night out with the girls. Wonderful menu and great for sharing. Hope to be back in the future.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Rumi is a terrific restaurant. Seriously good food. It's hard to pick out individual dishes as we had so many highlights on this night. Best I can say is see the photos. I can't wait to return here.

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