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“Cocktail degustation = fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 1806

1806
169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Chinatown)
+61 3 9663 7722
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Ranked #124 of 3,631 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Description: Cocktail bar.
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Cocktail degustation = fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Group of girls booked a five course cocktail degustation on a recent Saturday night in Melbourne. Highly recommend!!
Our experience was fantastic and as we sipped more amazing Heston Blumenthal style concoctions and life became more "fuzzy" we mused how fantastic a hens night this experience would make ( topless waiters needed!) .
Our cocktail "artist" was informative and unobtrusive but full of info. We ended up trying a good three cocktails we would never ever ever have usually ordered and the food pairings were good. Some of the food was great but some was a little simple. Make sure like us you have dinner first. The jelly with the first course was " like sour worms on steroids" and amazing as were the pineapple chips- yum!!
A very good time had by all :)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Beautiful bar, really nice cocktails and the service is incredible. They knew everything about the place & menu, back to front, and were extremely accommodating if we had questions. Admittedly, it was a Sunday night so it was a little more quiet for them, but still lovely.

Visited January 2013
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Cozy, homey, dim, romantic... Though we weren't on a date this would be a perfect place for an intimate rendezvous or just a catch up with friends. I wish I lived in Melbourne so I could come here more often!!!

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

This place = Amazballs.
A warm, cosy, and perfectly lit venue full of charm. There was ample space and the music wasn't too loud so you didn't have to yell in the ears of your friends.
The service was the best I've ever experienced. Our waiter had a vast knowledge of the extensive selection of cocktails, had the time to explain some of the ingredients used and the flavours, which in the end, we left the decisions up to him.
All of the staff were well dressed and happy to be there, and a round of applause for the coordination they have to carry trays full of tricky glassware up and down narrow stairs! I'd fall flat on my face within this first minute.
Will definitely go back to 1806 time and time again!
Keep up the good work.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
“Quirky Cocktail Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We litterally walked past the entrance, stopped, walked back and decided to have a look. What a surprise! We were greeted by a host who said they were busy and he could see if he could find us a table. We almost walked off thinking we couldn't be bothered to wait and then said we would be happy to sit at bar. So glad we stayed. What a quirky and exciting bar. Great cocktail list, real cocktail staff with great style and knowledge. Drinks did seem a bit on small side. We asked if they could make something "different" and they said we should go downstairs to the "Understudy". Again so glad we did as there was a fantastic lad from UK who made us some sensational cocktails. Loved the Scottish Manager too! Great if your looking for something different amd even a bit decadent.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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