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“Very nice, lacks atmosphere” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Alluvial

Alluvial
495 Collins Street | Address Address: InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8627 1567
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Ranked #1,471 of 3,914 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: International, Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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“Very nice, lacks atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

...not because of the setting, just because nobody eats there.

Food was good, not outstanding. Service was not what I'd expect at this level - slow, they seem understaffed - or there is a problem because the waiting staff are also manning the next-door bar.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Beautiful food and service nice booths to sit in..Food was excellant staff were very proffessional and attentive ate there 3 times while in Melbourne while staying at Rialto

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“Great Service, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The service at the hotel's restaurant was flawless - our waitress was not only attentive, but knowledgeable and a lot of fun. We'll be back...

Visited March 2013
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Sydney,Australia
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“Excellent food, Service lets it down”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We ate in the Alluvial restaurant for dinner twice during our stay. The food was excellent. However the menu was quite limited. More like a coffee shop menu in a five star hotel than the main restaurant. The service was casual to match. We actually wondered whether we were in the coffee shop and not the main restaurant.

For example, we ordered a bottle of wine, was poured a glass and the wine was taken away. We weren't offered another glass of wine until after our dessert arrived. The salt and pepper shakers were empty.

We ate in the restaurant for breakfast as well, and the tables weren't cleared after other guests left and were still uncleared by the time we had eaten and left as well.

We have eaten in similar hotel restaurants and just found the service wasn't sharp enough and the staff were not attentive to detail.

Visited January 2013
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“Splendid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The menu was great. Dishes ranged from fancy to simple. We had a salad and chicken and It was tasty. Great selection of wine. Friendly and interested staff. Good, relaxing and ah special atmosphere. Would go again and recommend to friends. Not the best deserts on offer, yet still refreshing. Get what you pay for. Not good if you are in a rush. Best if you got a moment to relax. No bustle, so good for family, group or one on one dining.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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