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“rude wait staff” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Oriental Restaurant - CLOSED

The Oriental Restaurant
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“rude wait staff”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We waited at the door of the restaurant for 8 minutes prior to being noticed. (We had made a booking the day before) The girl who seated us was rude and unpleasant, she actually huffed at us!

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
5 Thank Sam M
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43 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
    Food
    Service
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane
Level Contributor
89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“try eating outside in the garden, very private”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

A great menu and service. Ate at table for two in middle of garden near restaurant. A beautiful way to spend an evening . Hayman is known for food and this place keeps with that tradition.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank FromBrisbane
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Campbelltown, Australia
Level Contributor
146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff best part”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Another strange menu from the Hayman clan, but still better than the Italian place. With the captive clientel, it's probably the best restaurant on the Island

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Dennis S
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
181 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Went to Oriental restaurant for he dinner while on Hayman and absolutely loved it.

Food quality was amazing and delicious. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and checking on with us regularly.

My partner tried snapper dish and apparently it was the best as compared to what he had in Singapore and Thailand. It wa delicious and tasteful.

Outside seating near the garden area is amazing and very romantic. Definitely recommended for the couples.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Rameez H
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Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely surroundings with varied menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Good choices, although little Japanese food which actually suited me. The enclosed garden setting with subtle lighting meant you could imaging yourself to be anywhere.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Ozviewer
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