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Cumulus Inc.

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
European, Australian, Gluten Free
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45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 1445
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I was on a business trip to Melbourne recently and since I was just staying nearby , decided to give it a try for breakfast. I arrived early even before the business hour started (7am) and waited for awhile but it was totally worth it. Ordered oat porridge (skip the whisky) and they're just nicely done. Coffee is nice too... More 

Thank Mich_Syee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is a 90/100. The food you just can't fault, from starters to desserts!! Every bite is on point and worth twice what you pay! The staff, second to none!! Never pushy or asking questions when you're half way through a mouthful, but right there when you need them. The only thing that lets them down is the wine... More 

Thank heathvenn
Perth, Australia
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So was in Melbourne with friends about a month ago and we were keen to try this place from reviews and recommendations, we arrived at 11.10 on a Friday morning asking to be seated for breakfast, the attitude was well breakfast finishes at 11.30 ... And ? So what. And lunch starts at 11.30. We just sat down and the... More 

Thank Rosa C
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here based purely on what I`ve read about Andrew McConnell & all the things he does. Cumulus Up is located above Cumulus Inc in a more intimate space. From the moment we were greeted and seated we received nothing but the highest level of service from every staff member we encountered, professional, attentive yet almost invisible at the... More 

Thank Goose568
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've walked past Cumulus many times as it's just around the corner from the also excellent Mercure Treasury Gardens hotel. Cumulus's decor is very funky and open, with currently-in-vogue bar facing an open kitchen. The menu isn't huge but that is in no way a criticism - it just means you get well designed and prepared food. Portion sizes are... More 

Thank Helen C
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, son and I went early Saturday morning. We're from Sydney and we're here for the weekend. Given the rave reviews and ratings we were keen to try it. They don't take bookings so the first time we tried there was no chance. Went 8am on Saturday morning and got a seat as we were probably the 3rd table... More 

Thank Nicole M
Wangaratta, Australia
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is always very busy but the staff are well versed in letting you know that they are focused on seating you. The food has wonderful flavour combinations. We had smoked mackerel on brioche ( we should have had more than 1), tuna tartare with minted peas on a smooth curd ( delicious), boudin noir with smoked tomato and... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sensational dinner from start to finish in this bustling establishment. Seated at the servery pass, there's a great view of a very busy but compact culinary team at work. It was interesting to watch the food being prepared. The slow roasted whole shoulder (to share) was sublime and lived up to its much touted reputation. There were a number of... More 

Thank Jennifer B
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dined here twice and enjoyed both times. The dessert that has the coconut granita is amazing - one of the stand out dishes from our entire time in Melbourne. The atmosphere is great.

Thank SophNZ
Melbourne, Australia
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380 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been trying to get to this joint for years. What a thoroughly enjoyable experience - all round! A tip: Unless you are in a larger dining group (7+) there is a no reservation policy which means you take your luck in a very well patronised restaurant in the CBD (Friday drinks can turn into a meal so early... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $32
European, Australian, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (03) 9650 1445

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

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.