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“Superb pre-theatre meal”
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Ranked #39 of 4,023 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $38 - $140
Cuisines: Asian, Australian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: EZARD has been serving Teage Ezard’s acclaimed ‘Australian freestyle’ cuisine for seventeen years in a sleek subterranean dining room in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Guests are invited to indulge in a variety of ways: from a weekday express lunch or pre-theatre dinner, to an eight course tasting menu replete with complementary wines to match. Quality seasonal produce is of the utmost importance; we foster long-standing relationships with our suppliers to ensure access to the very best of Australian ingredients. The menu continually evolves to take advantage of each ingredient at the height of its flavour, colour, appearance and quality.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Superb pre-theatre meal”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a pre-theatre tasting meal with matching wines, all courses well delicate yet filling and the wines superbly matched. The waiters were attentive and knowledgeable.

Visited July 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • German first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We chose to dine at Ezard only a few hours prior to dinner time but we were able to get a booking on a Wednesday evening with ease. Choosing the degastation we walked out extremely full. The food is Asian fusion with influence from Japan and Thailand pro dominant. The staff were extremely attentive and most wait staff are friendly and happy to have a chat and give advise. The place was not over flowing which was nice and added to the relaxed atmosphere. Lovely place to go for a classy dinner

  • Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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577 reviews
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“The best of the best ..”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was my second time at ezard, the first visit was for lunch. We had the nine course degustation dinner menu with matched wines and it was the best I've had anywhere. I have been to just about all of the top restaurants in Melbourne and surrounding areas but ezard is truly outstanding. The service is impeccable, the staff friendly and the food exquisite. It's not cheap but excellent value for money. From the oyster shooters to the wagu beef and dessert tasting plate it was melt in the mouth perfection. The service was perfectly timed and we sat there for about five hours and the time flew. I can't wait to go back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Dining pleasure but....”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were out for a birthday dinner and our guests had been to this restaurant many times and had many glowing things to say. So we thought it would be nice to finally get there ourselves.
The restaurant is comfortable enough, the tables for four could be a little larger though and become quite cramped with four dishes and glasses etc.. but that's a small complaint.
We discounted the degustation menu only because it was going to be too big a meal. You would need to be very hungry as it includes 8 courses and if it was with wine you would want to be able to enjoy it all. The $270 price tag (this is with wine matching) can also go up in price if you choose and one or two more expensive courses eg. wagyu beef.
An amuse bouche is served to start then followed quickly by entree. I must say the gnocchi I had with cauliflower, manchego cheese and a crumble topping was superb, as were the crab dumplings and the oyster shooters.
Main was a roasted chicken and everyone else couldn't go past the duck, both excellent. Side for us were the asian greens.
While I didn't have any dessert the others were impressed by theirs. The tasting plate was a good option.
The service is faultless and mostly unobtrusive; the wait staff are sometimes to keen to explain what is on the plate.
This restaurant is certainly up there with Melbourne's best and the quality is excellent. If you are wondering about the but it is more about a lack of atmosphere which seems to be generated by great restaurant's and this is where the mark is missed. Maybe it was the lack of a vista, as it is in a basement but there was something missing and I just couldn't quite put my finger on it. Can't blame the company we kept so just don't know. I would however go back.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful express lunch”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for a quick lunch, so we chose the express lunch. You get 3 starters and a glass of wine. The food didn't come too quickly, but at a relaxed pace and it tasted amazing. The salmon was a great first course, the crab dumplings were even better and the wagyu beef burger was simply the best. We felt quite full, but not too full. If you eat too much, you often feel uncomfortable, but this portion was just the right size for us. If you're a big eater you can always finish up with dessert.
The staff was friendly and attentive. In my opinion the food and service were more than worth the price.

Visited July 2013
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