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Mid-price restaurant in CBD for dinner

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Mid-price restaurant in CBD for dinner

Hi,

I am organising a dinner for a group of women in their 30s for a Saturday night in August. Some are travelling from interstate and staying in the CBD so we want to eat somewhere in the CBD. There will be about 10 people.

No specific preference for quisine as long as there is vegetarian and non red meat options.

Looking for something with meals under $25 and that takes bookings. I haven't eaten dinner in the city for years so am not familiar with restaurants and don't want to book somewhere that will be disappointing.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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1. Re: Mid-price restaurant in CBD for dinner

Hi,

There are plenty of options in that price range. A couple I've enjoyed lately, are the Portland hotel in Russell Street, good food in a boutique brewery often with live background music, or the Blue Train on Southbank. If you book ask for a table overlooking the yarra with views across to Flinders Street station and the city.

I'm sure you will get plenty of other advice.

Enjoy

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2. Re: Mid-price restaurant in CBD for dinner

I'd suggest Fed Square- quite a few different restaurants there- mainly mid range and would cover your dietary requirements.

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3. Re: Mid-price restaurant in CBD for dinner

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Edited: 10:42 pm, July 14, 2013
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4. Re: Mid-price restaurant in CBD for dinner

Spaghetti Tree in Bourke Street, between Exhibition and Spring Streets, would be ideal.

But, having said that, there are countless eating options in Melbourne; enjoy!

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5. Re: Mid-price restaurant in CBD for dinner

I thought Blue Train didn't take reservations.

And last time I was in Melbourne, I found it difficult to find restaurants in the CBD that were not $35 for a main. I will be interested in any other suggestions.

The pre-theater option at Florentino Grill might be good if you can eat early. $40 for two courses, a glass of wine and coffee.

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6. Re: Mid-price restaurant in CBD for dinner

Thanks for your suggestions, I have been to a few of those places but not for many years so its good to know they are still recommended.

According to the Blue Train website they now take bookings for groups of 5 or more. But some of the reviews suggest it is in the process of moving floors so not fully functional. I will check that out before booking too.

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7. Re: Mid-price restaurant in CBD for dinner

You could try Movida or Red Spice Road - get a few dishes to share so you have a variety and the the average cost might still meet your budget. I think the reviews for these two on Trip Advisor are good.

Fed Square restaurants like TimeOut or Feddish are mid-priced option but you also get mid-quality meals. Still the location is central and Fed Square would be lively place.

Edited: 9:41 pm, July 17, 2013
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