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“50th birthday dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of ezard

ezard
187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+613 9639 6811
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Ranked #24 of 4,003 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $44 - $161
Cuisines: Asian, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Warragul, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“50th birthday dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were looked after so well by our sommelier who was able to advise as to the best wines to go with our chosen degustation meal. The food and wines were all superb, it is definitely our first choice for special occasions

Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Melbourne Very Elegant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A superior class restaurant where fine dining is the order of the day.
The courtesy and knowledge of the staff regarding food and wines is execptional.
The surroundings make you feel as if you are dining as a couple alone, not in a restaurant.
The price although expensive is worth everything dollar spent.

A wonderful place for the romantics

  • 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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Wollongong, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Close to perfection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I have been visiting Melbourne regularly for business trips over the last two years. I've eaten in a number of the top end restaurants, being a bit of a foodie. This is my favourite place in Melbourne.

As you descend the steps from the lane way, you enter a cosy, intimate space. A great place for that romantic dinner or special occasion. Or perhaps to close the most important of business deals.

The food is always wonderful. Consistent, interesting, seasonal, well executed and evolving. Always incredible mindfulness of both taste and textures. The plates come out looking like a work of art - a feast for all the senses. I love both familiar and new elements in the tasting menu - each time I eat at Ezard, even the familiar dishes have evolved subtly. They aren't afraid to change and grow.

The service is warm, friendly and knowledgeable. They've remembered me from trip to trip, and now even know the cocktail I order. They are discreet but attentive, always anticipating my needs. The front of house staff work very well together as a team and make the whole experience absolutely exceptional.

In summary, I don't think I've ever had a bad meal or bad experience here. I would highly recommend to anyone who hasn't been - it isn't easy to find as it is in the basement in a lane way, but well worth the effort.

Needless to say, next time I am in Melbourne I will be back. For my gin with no name and the degustation menu!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Lunch only. But so slick.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

i dont think you can truly rate a restaurant on its lunch, but my brief trip made me hungry for more.
the express business lunch is just that, no messing around and 3 courses of slick elegance.
the matching white white was superb and i finished with an 18 yr old macallan rather than dessert.
the service smart, timely and perfect really.
i will be back for their dinner. and their desserts.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Never fails to impress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Walk the few steps down into this long, narrow, impeccably turned out space - all muted tones and low-key luxury - and prepare to be thoroughly indulged. Have dined here (two memorable long lunches included) maybe five times in four years and each experience was exceptional.

Delectable food, beautifully presented. Great wine list. Discreet, unhurried service. Whenever people ask me to name my favourite hometown fine dining restaurant, Ezard comes first to mind.

  • Visited November 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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