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#292 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
European, Australian
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23 Bank Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 1777
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Paris, France
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good, (try the risotto nero - outstanding!), but the waiting time for the main course was extremely long, despite the fact that the restaurant was't very busy. I dread to think what it would have been like if there had been lots of customers! Could do better!!

Thank fud4frends
Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is about 15 years since my previous visit to Syracuse, mostly because I no longer work in the city. When my wife and I were both in town and I heard that Philippa Sibley had taken over I knew that it was time for a return. I was not disappointed. We chose from the express lunch menu ($35), which... More 

Thank LihpRetals
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

As a group of 6 we had the express menu for lunch. The asparagus soup with crab and blood orange was unexpected and delicious. Risotto was tasty, and the pannacotta was silky and the gelato tasty. The rest of the table shared a cheese platter for dessert which looked lovely. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. Lovely place, will... More 

Thank sethanemma
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The food was really good. Phillipa Sibley has done a great job here. The desserts are a highlight. Service was very efficient and friendly. The staff are very welcoming and make you feel at home. The venue is unusual and could do with a bit of a refurb. All in all a greta night.

Thank John K
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The menu was lovely plenty of flavour very much a quality meal. The service was 5star very attentive wouldn't have known they were there. Prices quite reasonable at the higher end but worthwhile with a great wine list to choose from. Good atmosphere plenty of room felt very comfortable.

Thank Rebecca O
Perth, Australia
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

What a great little restaurant. The food was lovely, service brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, even to making my favourite cocktail with my husbands instructions. It was so nice to go somewhere where all the staff knew their product be it food or wine. I would highly recommend Syracuse, we are still talking about the lovely evening.

Thank SuzIan54
Melbourne, Australia
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153 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

A great dining venue with the added bonus of superbly attentive staff. They also have a very extensive wine list. The price listed for a nip of Johnny Walker black was $40 however I felt it was a misprint. The ambience is good although late at night the nightclub next door starts up and the noise filters through. All in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Having eaten at this establishment some years ago and thoroughly enjoying all that it had to offer. I was bitterly disappointed on this occasion in the overall service and food quality esp given the price point. I appreciate that I attended the restaurant at a late time in the evening 9pm and that kitchen was winding down, there should be... More 

Thank Meags M
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195 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I have to admit I am an fan of chef Philippa Sibley, so this is largely why we came along to this stalwart of the Melbourne dining scene. I'd forgotten what a nice space the restaurant offered, with it's French salon style charm. We were not disappointed. We shared several entrees including the chicken liver parfait and accompaniments, plus the... More 

Thank AussieJulesW
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265 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

First time to this restaurant with some friends. The service was excellent with the waiter to be very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Entrees we had soup which is not something I normally order. It was carrot soup and it was stunning. The texture was not thick nor was it a thin runny soup - just perfect. It had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
European, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
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 - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Bank Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 1777
Syracuse offers European-inspired cuisine in a grand and impressive 19th Century atmosphere, located in one of Melbourne’s picturesque, laneways; Bank Place.Syracuse’s menu is produce driven cuisine at its best; meals are prepared using seasonal, Victorian sourced produce delivered fresh daily. Syracuse boasts an extensive list of some 500 wines; featuring wines prominently from Australia and a large variety of internationals from France, Italy and the United States of America.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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