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67 Lonsdale Road | Point Lonsdale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Once upn a time this was a great place to eat. Now its a great place to avoid. Overpriced, pretentious and aloof service. Probably all due to a lack of competition Yep the food is ok, no where near as good as it once was. The seafood pasta is good, but not worth $40. Also they burn the espresso, turn... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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272 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Although we were a large party, there were no problems seating us on a busy Sunday morning and our order was taken promptly by the friendly knowledgable waitress. Service was a little slow, although it was busy, but coffees and teas were good and the muffins were fantastic - obviously made in house. The interior of the restaurant is smart,... More 

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Lara, Victoria, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

We were thrilled to eat here for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The food was fantastic and not rushed. The atmosphere was relaxed and the service was friendly but not in our face. I would recommend this place to anyone. We even went back for breakfast the next morning and the food was just as fantastic. It was so nice to... More 

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Thank Kym W
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

This would have to be one of the worst restaurants I have experienced. Its continued existence can only be attributed to the fact that there are few other places around Point Lonsdale, or in the surrounding area. Our party of five should have left when we were ushered to a table for four right in front of the kitchen, not... More 

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2 Thank Pamela1987
Melbourne
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Seriously, I have never known anything like it. We stopped in for brunch at around 11.25 on a Sunday. We were seated at the back table and the waitress runs off and brings back 4 breakfast menus. DH noted the menu said breakfast is served until 11.30 but I thought, hey she gave us it so I assume we would... More 

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Thank howjac
Melbourne
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

I've been to Kelp quite a few times now for breakfast and dinner. On a few occasions the mains have taken perhaps 20-25 min to be served after entrees were finished but I don't mind that! If each course comes out 5 minutes after the previous was finished we would have been in and out in an hour!! I've never... More 

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Thank AnnaOnHolidays
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

I went back to Kelp early January with a party of 6 people. Food was good, BUT when you pay $40-$45 for a main course (top Melbourne prices!!) you EXPECT meals to be served on time. It took well over 20 minutes from the time the 1st plate was served until the last. I had finished my meal before the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Dined at Kelp last night but never again! Bread was stale, wine glasses dirty, calamari undercooked and very loud. We ordered three eye fillet dishes @ $45 each to receive sides with two of them!! We have been to Kelp many times but obviously during the peak season it all gets too much for them to handle. For a restaurant... More 

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Thank SuellenRob
Australia
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Not an extensive menu but a nice little place with good service, extensive drinks list and good coffee. Cakes and slices looked good too.

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Thank chicknlips
Australia
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

We have dined, had breakfast, & coffee many times at Kelp since it opened. It started out as a WOW food establishment, but sorry to say the service & food is much better at the pizza, &/or fish & chip shop down the road. Under staffed, pretty average food & huge prices. Maybe the local weekenders don't mind shelling out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Lonsdale Road | Point Lonsdale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne

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