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Tyranny of Distance

$$ - $$$
Australian, Contemporary
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147 Union St, Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. Food is great love their breakfasts. Coffee is solid. Also like how it's almost outside dinning when it rains

Thank MelbournePeel
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Always a fantastic vibe at Tryanny. Have been here quite a few times for various occasions and it always suits the environment we are after - great atmosphere, good tunes, easy yum food and always a perfect setting for a social catch up. Always recommend this place for my friends looking for a drink on/just off chapel and will always... More 

Thank Jack N
Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

A very welcoming atmosphere just a little way off the main rush. Interesting selections of craft beer and good coffee. Staff very helpful. A good place to enjoy Australia urban culture.

Thank Christopher D
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75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

After strolling over from a too loud really cramped Union pub, we stumbled upon this little place. Laid back chilled out atmosphere with good music. Great for beers and the cocktails are delicious - although served in really small glasses? Still- super fun night, can still have a chat and hear people at your table whilst enjoying the music!

Thank Gregg0s
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Love Tyranny of Distance since the first time I saw it. Good vibes and an interesting setting. The atmosphere is amazing, and off the main street by a few steps so it is more quiet. Have ordered the Tyranny Benedict and the Tyranny burger multiple times and each time it only gets better. Strong coffee and chai lattes, amazing iced... More 

1 Thank Georgina M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Off the Main Street. Quieter and relaxing. I had Tyranny Benedict and coffee. Excellent start to the day. Great service and quality food

1 Thank Gghhgfhgh
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Food and atmosphere was great - very convenient that you can order and pay separately. Service was very average as all our meals came out very far apart (as much as 20 minutes apart), and we had to constantly ask for more table.water

Thank AnitaM89
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Limited breakfast menu. No fresh juice. No muesli. Everybody was in the enclosed smoking area. Coffee was Ok.

Thank izitulez
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Great music, interesting food, cheap cocktail. Visited for lunch enjoyed calamari, saganaki and wedges. Diverse menu with cocktails and mocktails on offer. Open to the street nice and light. Have enjoyed every visit.

Thank Abi C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Don't get me wrong. Service here is lovely but they can't handle big groups. In which case I think they should be discouraged from accepting them. Food arrived in very slow increments to the point where the last dishes arrived, the first lot of people had eaten and we're now leaving. We did find the food quite tasty and the... More 

Thank jp0069

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Union St, Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: 0395251005
Innovative cocktails and wonderful food in a casual funky environment.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?