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“Fantastic food and service”

Rubiras at Swallows
Ranked #278 of 4,452 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Port Melbourne
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Went to Rubiras on Sunday 10/11 for my birthday with family and friends and I have to say it was just fantastic. The food was delicious and Rachel was so great and it all made my special day the best. We had a sampler entree as suggested by Rach and it was devine. Thanks guys keep up the great work.

Thank Leanne S
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Went there with friends and was disappointed that our meals got messed up and we were told that we needed to leave if we weren't going to eat the food that we didn't order. Just poor.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is the place to go if you are a seafood fan. All dishes are expertly prepared. Freshest seafood chosen by John Rubira, and presented with unique flavours. The extensive wine list matches perfectly with the food. An enjoyable experience.

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2  Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

When we parked at the front of this restaurant I almost had to drag my husband out of the car - it looked a bit 'dodgy' and definitely not what we expected! Once inside he had a totally different attitude. The restaurant and bar have been beautifully renovated and is a very warm and inviting place to be. The service and food were even better - one of the nicest seafood platters we have ever had and the service was impecable. Definitely not overbearing, but just right. We were also using a voucher but the platter was so good we decided to indulge and also ordered dessert (which came with a wonderful glass of 'house' labelled dessert wine). We'd go back just to have more of the wine!! Had a good look over the menu board which, as mentioned by others, definitely isn't cheap but you get what you pay for and this is one restaurant where it would be worth every penny. Thank you for a really lovely lunch.

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2  Thank semci
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This was our first visit to Rubiras @ Swallows as we went there for lunch on a Cudo Seafood Platter deal. Everything was excellent - the service, the environment but especially the food. Looking at the specials board and menu, they obviously have a wide choice but be warned it is not the cheapest place to eat in Melbourne. We walked out (or should I say rolled out) completely satisfied - couldn't have eaten another mouthful. Will definitely be back.

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1  Thank Kevin G
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