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“decent food at reasonable prices”

The Imperial South Yarra
Ranked #2,891 of 4,108 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Chapel Street
Description: Located in the heart of Chapel Street's dining and fashion precinct, the Imperial South Yarra offers bar, restaurant and function room facilities for you and your guests. Featuring large open front windows to capture the sights and sounds of Chapel Street, a unique and striking interior, and a menu that will tantalise your taste buds, it's no wonder the Imperial enjoys a reputation as one of the finest bars in South Yarra.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
431 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
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“decent food at reasonable prices”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We popped into The Imperial before a movie and had the soft shelled crab starter plate ($16) and fish (flathead) and chips ($18 or $19), and both were quite good. There was only one soft shelled crab accompanied by plenty of tasty chips and a small salad, so not great value. The fish and chips were plentiful and very good, though the fish could have been a bit more crispy. We had a decent New Zealand Pinot Noir ($34). All of the servers were friendly enough - all female and young and pretty, though one was not terribly knowledgable about wines since she looked in the fridge when I ordered the Pinot. Sitting at an outside table or just inside the open glass doors on busy Chapel Street provides great people watching. All in all a decent visit.

  • Visited January 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Rudest bar staff ever!”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

We went to this bar last night at about 10pm. We bought some sparkling wine and my partner asked for orange juice. The bar staff went to pour some concentrate from a cocktail syrup bottle and he asked politely if there was any fresh orange juice, like in a bottle. The female bar staff replied 'Do we look like a f****** cafe?' in a very aggressive way. For us, this was completely uncalled for as we were just asking. Won't be coming back!

  • Visited May 2012
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