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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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london
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank laurenoneill
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank TwilightBob
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Travelforever1966
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank ehender
Essendon, Australia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank GBRM
Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank OutofAfrica46
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The hospitality of this restaurant right from the moment you walk in sets the bar to a high standard which did not fail throughout the entire evening. I dined at Esca for my mothers surprise 60th birthday and boy was she surprised. It's all about the company and of corse....the food. As we were in the private dining room we... More 

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2 Thank Marina P
Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy going dining at Escagril. The best seafood, plus other varieties. We live near by, so whenever we would like a nice seafood meal, we gather around at Escagril. Beautiful atmosphere even tho it can get busy and sometimes noisy, but still a nice restaurant to dine in. I recommend it 👍🏼

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Thank Yosra E
Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Never ever heard of this place till a few weeks ago as I never like to visit outside the cod for a restaurant much. But I was super impressed and will certainly give some of the bigger name venues a real run for there money. This is what a restaurant should be!

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Sydney, Australia
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We visited this restaurant for a business dinner, 9 people. The service was excellent, food was excellent. With 9 people we had a cross-section of entrees, main & desserts as you can imagine - every single person commented how their meal was excellent. For reference I had gnocchi with lamb shoulder for entree, eye fillet main & pear & almond... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Contemporary, Australian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups
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?