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“Light Lunch and Dinner on the same day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Captain Melville

Captain Melville
Ranked #550 of 4,058 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Largs, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Light Lunch and Dinner on the same day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

We were very taken by the light lunch we had and later went back for dinner. We were disappointed with nothing - wine, food, or service - all were excellent. We really enjoyed ourselves and would go back again / recommend.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Freddie M
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English first
Melbourne
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53 reviews
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“Captain Melville was fine, but I don't think I'll visit again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Captain Melville is really not a place for couples. It might work better with a large group, but the noise levels, the way the long bench style tables are set (with couples sitting opposite one another, about a metre apart), the music and the relatively friendly, but haphazard service, just made it not the best pub experience.

I get the whole "lots of noise makes creates a great buzz" idea, but I'm not sure the medium to high pricing really matches the vibe. I was actually quite exhausted after I left, and the level of noise meant that I didn't order another drink, nor stick around for additional courses (which probably would have gotten them another $50 or so out of us).

I may not be the target market. It is in a backpacker area, although I think the backpackers tend to be in the pub area, rather than the restaurant. I guess I'm not saying that they shouldn't have music, but combined with all the hard surfaces, the music and the noise was just a bit too overwhelming for me.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank tribalinsight
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“Great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

I has been telling my friends about a great pub I had been to for a while now, and during the end of the Christmas break we were a free to catch up on a Saturday night. Although the night got off to a rocky start, we were very impressed with the service staff, and the food was magnificent as usual. The quinoa salad was delish, and the unexpected desserts were yummo!

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Thank Catherine S
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Marvellous meals at Melville's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

My family recently dined at Captain Melville's for a birthday celebration. We ordered starters and mains. We loved the food, the chicken parma I had was the best I've ever eaten.
We were there on a Friday night, so it was quite noisy.
The service provided by the blond male waiter was excellent!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank 908susie67
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