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“Hugely disappointing - should have closed over holiday period.”

The George Melbourne Wine Room
Ranked #2,644 of 4,029 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews
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“Hugely disappointing - should have closed over holiday period.”
Reviewed January 12, 2011

A post Christmas booking but nevertheless standards should not have dropped so low. For reputation they should have given the restaurant a break. At booking was not advised the main restaurant would not be functioning so arrived to a corner cafe setup in the main wine bar. Waiters were completely disinterested and seemed to resent having to work. Wine experience was a farce. Waiter forgot we'd ordered and main cellar expert not working. Initial bottle (($300+ French reisling) was undrinkable and accepted back. Replacement order could not be found and confusion about whereabouts in cellar of subsequent orders. Fifteen minutes after ordering first course, advised two selections not available. Suckling pig main was ordinary tough roast pork. Other mains undistinguished. Grateful for a free desert wine offered by the one caring waiter. Obviously never again and would not recommend on our experience (four people).

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“Great memories and great...”
Reviewed February 9, 2008

Great memories and great wine list.

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“OMG! the spatchcock was...”
Reviewed January 19, 2008

OMG! the spatchcock was delicate and tasty and the pine-nut salad was tangy and perfectly suited to the flavour of the bird....who am I kidding...one of the best meals I have ever had. Prices are OTT for little old me. thanks Vic and Olga for a lovely memorable evening!!

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“When I grow up and act old I tend to go there.... way too close too home for my own good”
Reviewed December 26, 2007

When I grow up and act old I tend to go there.... way too close too home for my own good

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“Only because the most bogan and heavy drinking males attend or take you to such a place.”
Reviewed December 21, 2007

Only because the most bogan and heavy drinking males attend or take you to such a place.

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