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“Dropping the ball” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Anada

Anada
197 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
9415 6101
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Ranked #15 of 160 restaurants in Fitzroy
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Dropping the ball”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This was our second and probably last visit to Anada. Everything was going quite nicely until the manager (we presume) felt the need to kick us out as they were fast approaching their 2nd sitting. Now we were aware of the 2nd sitting however after being up-sold dessert, and then offered coffees, or port, or espresso martinis (which we finished with) at around 8.00-8.05pm, we don't think we should be rushed to finish and leave! Even a polite would you mind shifting to the bar, or perhaps ask the incoming guests if they are happy to have a drink at the bar first.... but no... instead this particular individual decides he's right and should just continue to ask us to leave. Well we did, minus the tip (sorry to the waitress as she did a great job all night) and because of your attitude alone, we won't be back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is our second visit and the food and service we experienced suggests this is a reliably consistent restaurant in terms of quality, friendliness and general ambience. Pork Belly, Quail and Beef Cheeks were stand out items and the wine list contains plenty of choice from Spain and Australia without having to pay over the top prices. Highly recommended. Do book at least at weekends, it gets very busy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Went for Lunch Saturday - staff couldn't have been more helpful. Food Fantastic. Better than Movida. MUST EAT, Quail, Croqueta, Lamb ribs, Pork Belly and the Beef cheeks.

Will come here everytime we visit Melbourne

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Ole Anada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Our family have just spent a lovely sunday afternoon enjoying some beautiful tapas and raciones
and wonderful spanish wine to sip on
The food was just delectable, aubergine with labne, quail with pomegranate salad, king prawns,lamb ribs, flat head tails, seafood paella, beetroot walnut and apple salad and the list goes on
great little plates to share with just first class contemporary spanish food and every morsel just delicious.
Our food and beverage manager and waitress Lisa gave us wonderful attention and service so we will be back again to share this special food , we also loved the sweets sharing plate which gave us all the opportunity to enjoy a variety and taste of all the beautiful sweets on the menu.
The traditional sangria
was also a great way to begin a perfect meal and sunday
thank you to all at Anada for a great afternoon of wonderful food and service

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great Tapas and great atmosphere ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

If you like tapas and a funky atmosphere then you will like this little place in Gertude St, Collingwood, but I suggest you book rather than expecting a seat from walking in! Thoroughly recommend trying the delicious variety of reasonably priced tapas and if you like Paella, then leave some room to share a dish. The wine list was good and can also recommend the Alhambra Negra (Dark Ale) to go with the chorizo and/or meat dishes.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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