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“Lovely food in a lovely setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mill, The

Mill, The
Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9600 1454
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Ranked #2,050 of 3,914 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Durham, United Kingdom
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“Lovely food in a lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We hadn't researched this place before we came as we were headed to another restaurant which was closed for a public holiday. Anyway, the lane where the Mill restaurant is situated is absolutely full of restaurants and it's very difficult to make a choice actually as you are harangued by restaurant staff all jostling for trade, so not much chance to compare menus! We chose the Mill restaurant because there were a few people sitting and eating there already and the place had a nice feel to it. We were certainly not disappointed. We chose to sit outside, but there was space inside too. We started with a tray of bread and different dips such as olive tapenade, and then both had pork belly which was absolutely delicious. Generous portion sizes too. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Food is amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Very nice restaurant in hardware lane Melbourne. Service was fantastic along with the food! Drinks were a bit expensive and it was very hot and stuffy in there. Need some ceiling fans or aircon.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice Monday at The Mill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

No better place to take an interstate visitor than the lanes of Melbourne. The Mill was a good dining choice, Monday is quiet in Hardware Lane & less spruiking than normal. We only had 4 mains, Pork belly was exceptional, Wagu beef burger & Chicken got the thumbs up, only complaint was the Risotto, not for flavour, but was on the cold side. Wine price was very reasonable. We did book, so could sit upstairs at the open window. Very much enjoyed & would go again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“What a pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A group of us were looking for somewhere different to give a try and the hotel concierge recommended the Mill, so we thought why not? Situated in Hardware lane we had some trepidation as we find this area a little overrated, but the Mill did not disappoint. The food was very good, the wine list, although not comprehensive, had some gems. At times the service was a little slow and the wait staff not always as attentive as they should be but all in all it was a great night out.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“No Spriukers- just nice dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Just be focussed and dont accept any offers from other sites in hardware lane. The Mill provides a good all rounded dining experience. We had shared entree's , mains (5) and shared desserts(3), martini's and beer (wine was provided by Mill, and not just house white but a NZ sav Blanc.) Meals are a reasonable size, and you will not be hungry afterwards. Service is just as it should be attentive but not intrusive, unlike the spruikers from Pop and some other poor relation. We have been here 4-5 times over 2 years, and service always good. Menu chnages but has consitent feel. I will be back

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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