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Esca Grill

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Contemporary, Australian
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650 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3039, Australia
(03) 9370 1101
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably the worst restaurant I've been to in 20 years. We had booked a table and found it was given away to a walk in. Eventually seated after 30 minutes, waited 45 minutes for an entrée and another 1 1/2 hours for very very average mains. Over priced and poor quality. I hadn't had an experienced a restaurant like this... More 

Thank Peter M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service, decor, ambience, food and wine was all five star. There were four of us there for dinner on a Saturday night and it was a memorable occasion. Our waiter was very knowledgable and quite humorous, he certainly contributed to our wonderful evening. Ask for a booth if you are a four or five, very special. At around $430... More 

Thank SharynGreedy
Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

After being invited to dinner with my boyfriend and his family to Esca Grill, i hardly expected much. After arriving we ordered and for starters we decided the tasting entree would be an interesting choice. It had a grilled prawn, a prawn stuffed with calamari and a scollop. The prawn stuffed with calamari was to die for, i could have... More 

Thank ebonyhearn
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at this lovely restaurant with friends , it was the first time we had eaten here . The steaks were amazing, melt in your mouth , I could have cut my steak with a fork it was so tender, beautiful tasty jus. We had a side of vegetables, salad and thick cut chips all beautiful. Entrée of prawns,... More 

1 Thank RodandKaren
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We have had a lovely anniversary dinner at escagrill. I had the fish of the day which was so tasty, good size and perfectly cooked. My husband had the steak which he loved and said way better than squires loft. And the service was wonderful. We will be back.

Thank laurenoneill
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This was only our third time to Esca Grill but Anthony made us feel like old friends! Such excellent, friendly, warm service - it's worth coming here just to see how brilliant table service can be! So, excellent staff aside, the food is also amazing - we had the Lamb Shoulder (for 2) and couldn't eat it all despite it... More 

Thank TwilightBob
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Our seafood chowder was great and our fish platter, which we shared was just average (and expensive especially for one person). The restaurant was a too noisy to be able to have a nice conversation and the service was just ok. We were not overly impressed but the restaurant seemed very busy and maybe we should have chosen a different... More 

Thank Travelforever1966
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I made a booking for 7.30pm on Saturday night for a birthday dinner. We arrived and got asked to stand up and wait in a corner. We initially were told by the waitress that our table would be ready in 5 - 10 mins. We didn't get offered a drink and had to ask for a drinks menu. We ordered... More 

1 Thank ehender
Essendon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Had dinner here on a Tuesday night with family. We sat in one of the booths which is always a great experience. This is a local restaurant for us and the service, food, wine list and service are always excellent. The only small criticism would be that as we are local and eat there fairly regular it would be good... More 

Thank GBRM
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Once again Escagrill ticked all the boxes for our sons 21st birthday family dinner. After the warmest of greeting things only got better with excellent service and excellent menu choices including a newish addition to the menu of the Slicer Plate (straight from the original Red Italian made meat slicer). Other favourites included the Hervey Bay Scallop entree, the Lamb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Contemporary, Australian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 650 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3039, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moonee Valley  >  Moonee Ponds
  • Phone Number: (03) 9370 1101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?