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“Great food, a bit squashy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anada

Anada
197 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
9415 6101
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Ranked #12 of 160 restaurants in Fitzroy
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, a bit squashy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Fantastic food and service. We did the chefs tasting menu and every dish was fantastic. However I would not recommend the restaurant for a romantic dinner. The tables are very close together which is a shame. Great for a small group of 4-6. There is a mix of high and low tables - we were at a regular low table, but I would have been disappointed to be at a high bar stool style table. Would definitely go back for the food!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“better than average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

while i absolutely love the amazing pork belly and seafood paella here, I couldn't t say the same for their other tapas or main. I also find the place abit too small and difficult to dine (shoulder to shoulder rub with other patrons). the waitress service was good and the bill at end was also very reasonable.

might come back here again but not an absolute must try

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Magnificent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Recently had the most incredible meal at Anada. Every mouthful is an experience. Started with four small plates each and then shared three large plates. The pork belly and beef cheeks were a stand out. We were very satisfied but still managed the dessert tasting plate. Fantastic service and great help with the wine list. The Spanish Tempranillo complimented every dish. Can't wait to return!

  • Visited September 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
2 reviews
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“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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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
81 helpful votes 81 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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