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“Top Notch! Try and you won't be disappointed!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coda

Coda
141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
613 96503155
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Ranked #11 of 4,181 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $42 - $42
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Top Notch! Try and you won't be disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Hadn’t booked a table for a Saturday night and a mate and I had a couple of glasses of wine before we were seated at the end of the bar. Waiter was very helpful for the menu and we placed our order. He came back and advised they had one serve of the suckling pig left which wasn’t on the menu so we got that instead of the duck curry and weren’t disappointed. Perfect mix between crispy skin, moist meat and good accompaniment in the puree (I think apple and fennel) and not too much fat. Entrees were share plates of crab betel leaves, harissa lamb cutlet, beef rib and sugar cane prawn all of which were delicious with the beef and prawns being the absolute stand out. The sommelier was also very helpful with the wine and again recommended a special “off list” red to accompany our meal which was amazing. Great food, great wine, top service and nice ambience. Highly recommend and will be back for that duck curry.

  • Visited June 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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Tassie
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

My husband and I were on a quick trip to Melbourne and wanted to try this restaurant had gone in a couple of times on the off chance we could get a table, but booked out, so make sure you book in well in advance! We loved all the dishes we tried, and tried a few, the short ribs were awesome, staff lovely, great atmosphere, good wines, will definitely be going back, also tried chin chin the next day, and rated Coda way better!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gold Coast
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Culinary experience in a basement of Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Wow, this was the most wonderful dining experience we had in Melbourne over the weekend and the dining quality in Melbourne is pretty high. The food was incredible, service was fantastic and helpful, ambience was incredible and I it is an experience I will never forget.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My girlfriend and I were lucky to have lunch at this underground Melbourne establishment. Staff managed to strike the balance between friendly professionalism and intimate knowledge of their food. We enjoyed the cured ocean trout, eggplant and tofu delight and fried cauliflower. All superbly done with delicate balance of flavours. We will be back.

  • Visited June 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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Hobart, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delightful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Saturday night in Melbourne, many restaurants all full but at Coda the front of house went to great lengths to accommodate 3 of us at the bar. our wonderful waiter selected dishes for us; a series of taste sensations. The staff were professional but also fun. We laughed together and discussed the qualities of the food with them. A great night out and delightful dining experience: thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited June 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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