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“Excellent food and friendly service”

Max Bar & Restaurant
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Ranked #51 of 4,023 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $26
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Excellent food and friendly service”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We had both breakfast, eggs Benedict and evening meal, barramundi and chips. On both occasions the service was quick and friendly and the food was lovely. Would def recommend this restaurant.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
“Fantastic stumble!”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Loved it! We were supposed to go to a place around the corner and stumbled across Hardware Lane and were "persuaded" to eat here by the spruiker ( only negative thing), after some trepidation( and the promise of a glass of wine on the house)we took to our seat, and were not disappointed from there on.Friendly waiter, great food, great entrée and main deal and surprisingly good house red! Will come back hopefully when in Melbourne:) Recommend for a decent feed and great atmosphere.

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Tasmania, Australia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love this place, always come here for a meal whilst in Melbourne”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

This place is great, my husband and I always stop off here for a meal whilst in Melbourne. There's usually one of the staff standing out the front enticing people to eat there. They have a very large menu at great prices too. We stopped off there at 3.30 on a Sunday arvo for a meal when a lot of places were shut but this place was thriving. I ordered lamb shanks (and there were 2), they were absolutely amazing and my partner ordered a burger, we got free drinks because we are regulars and it cost us $48. Will keep returning :)

  • Visited December 2013
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Now our favourite”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We've been coming here for four years now - and they've never disappointed.
Very accommodating - great atmosphere. Tasty food. Staff (Alan) always great to catch up with.
We've taken & recommended our friends many times.

  • Visited December 2013
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Brisbane
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Breakfast - Silly Service...”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Found the waiters/host's to be quite pushy and rude to get people into the restaurant. For some reason, they love to tell you its the largest restaurant on the lane and how many people they do the night before.. "Who cares? "

Food was okay, price for food was okay also.

The thing that annoyed me was that they were setting the restaurant for lunch around us which is fine, though kept running into me, my partner and other people while trying to push chairs and tables through. A few times, they did a lovely trash run right past us while trying to enjoy our breakfast. "Stinky"

Its the first restaurant when you walk down hardware lane, if i was you, just give it a miss. The restaurant next door is a lot better.

  • Visited December 2013
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