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“Nicely done”
Review of Syracuse

Syracuse
Ranked #323 of 4,071 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Syracuse offers European-inspired cuisine in a grand and impressive 19th Century atmosphere, located in one of Melbourne’s picturesque, laneways; Bank Place.Syracuse’s menu is produce driven cuisine at its best; meals are prepared using seasonal, Victorian sourced produce delivered fresh daily. Syracuse boasts an extensive list of some 500 wines; featuring wines prominently from Australia and a large variety of internationals from France, Italy and the United States of America.
Bendigo, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Nicely done”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really enjoyed my first visit to Syracuse. The room is a good size and other tables aren't intrusive. The menu had some interesting inclusions including pigs tail which I have never seen before but would certainly order again and the service was extremely professional.

The wine list is massive, and well beyond my skills. I did find a great wine that we all enjoyed but it was a last minute find and they could perhaps have an abbreviated list in the front for those who know what they like but don't know the world atlas of wine backwards.

All in all, a great venue to entertain clients.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Service - excellent, food - excellent, ambience - excellent”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Syracuse is perfect for a cosy romantic date on a winter's night. Dim lighting, fantastic old building, large grill chandeliers, mirrors along one wall, wine bottles along the walls. The food was excellent, we had soft shell crab brioche which was heaven. This was a special. The smoked duck with strawberries was the star of the night. The share plates are an excellent idea. We had a polite, friendly waiter who gave us the right advice with regards to portion sizes.

If you're looking for parking close by, there is street parking along Little Collins Street. One hour parking up till 7:30 p.m. and meter parking till 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. We arrived at 7 p.m. and paid the meter until 8:30 p.m Worked out cheaper than a syndicated park.

The restaurant gradually got busier after 7 p.m. If you're looking for a quiet dinner, book earlier. Also good value for the service/ food you get.

  • Visited August 2013
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London
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Try the Pork belly with Red wine”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have had the pleasure of going to Syracuse restaurant recently for my anniversary dinner. We were welcomed with a really nice glass of the bubbly which was followed by a really good and friendly service. The pork belly with red wine was spectacular. In addition the high ceilings and the table setting of the restaurant was very impressive.
Service and food are the two things that really appealed to me for this restaurant. I will be going back in the near future again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A great place for a coffee or meal ...”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

A great iconic place, near the heart of the city, to go for a business coffee or simply a tasty lunch or dinner.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic food and wine”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We found Syracuse by accident several years ago but unfortunately, we could not been able to find it again. This year, we found it, to our great delight! Tucked away in a little laneway, the beautiful building creates a great atmosphere for fine dining. Great seasonal food and fine wine. The staff were very helpful. We had a great night. Will be going back every year!

  • Visited June 2013
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