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Melba Restaurant

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1 Southgate Avenue | The Langham, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
(61) (3) 8696 8888
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This restaurant is at The Langham, Melbourne
Today
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 91
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  • 36
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I'm not much of one for buffets, but...

The Melba Restaurant has a very upscale buffet. The number of choices is a bit overwhelming and the quality of the selections is good. I was there with a tour group, so didn't explore if it was possible to order cocktails, as wine was provided for our tour group throughout the meal. The breakfast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Niamb
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Southern New Jersey
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Southern New Jersey
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136 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Melba Restaurant has a very upscale buffet. The number of choices is a bit overwhelming and the quality of the selections is good. I was there with a tour group, so didn't explore if it was possible to order cocktails, as wine was provided for our tour group throughout the meal. The breakfast buffet is all one could ask... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Restaurant with great food and great service. Smorgasbord of excellent quality and variety which included seafood (prawns, oysters muscles and crab), pecking duck, asian cuisine, steak, great deserts etc. etc. etc. Located on Southbank close to Casino in good location. We were seated by the glass windows which provided great views of Yarra River and the city..

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melbourne
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love goingto the Melba for any exceptional anniversary. Part of the Langham hotel, the Melba offers a choice of seafood, european or australian, indian buffet. The place is beautiful too. You just need to take tour time if you want to enjoy some of the choices proposed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Today was my wife's birthday, so we decided to have lunch instead of as we usually do and go out for dinner. Booked into Melba for lunch, and I mentioned at the time that we were celebrating a birthday. Today, when we arrived, the front desk welcomed us with a "happy birthday" greeting, the table had a lovely birthday greeting... More 

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Yass
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here were really lovely when we rang them to say the match we were watching was running seriously over time and that we would be late for our dinner reservation. Not only did they re-book us for later that evening they also put a note on the reservation saying we might be even later if the match went... More 

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Thank Mindy J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Melbourne. Melba has a very wide range of fresh international foods and the buffet is one of the best looking I have ever seen. I love the Indian food and wide selection of foods from across the world. Beautiful looking restaurant and amazing customer service.

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Thank Natasha P
maui, hawaii
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admittedly my review may be a bit prejudiced by the great table we had overlooking the river. With a spectacular view we were off to a great start. Then they had my favorite pear cider, Rekorderlig, so I was in a great mood. That being said, the food was of excellent quality for a buffet and replenished often. The sushi... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Felt very extravagant booking in to pay $40 for a breakfast buffet. Think kids under 12 paid half price but worth checking. After the experience, the only question I have is - when can I do it again ? The food variety and quality was amazing and the service fantastic. From pancakes with the works, including ice-cream and a chocolate... More 

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Thank bibbycat
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the 'Mini Melba' buffet lunch during the school holidays. The kids had a great time especially with the chocolate fountain and other lovely desserts. This restaurant is very child friendly....needed a special request regarding table arrangement and this was met by the friendly staff. Liked the idea of children 9 & under eating free and we are going back... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Melba is a favourite of ours and it's the quality and freshness of the food which draws us back every time. They often have themes and mix up the menu. We loved it once when they had an oyster night but we also love lobsters (on certain nights) and the other seafood. The sashimi and made to order sushi rolls... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Southgate Avenue | The Langham, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (61) (3) 8696 8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 100
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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