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“Great service and fabulous food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Coda

Coda
Ranked #14 of 4,053 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $300
Cuisines: Asian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Upon opening our doors in 2009, we were thrilled to receive the The Age Good Food Guide's 'HatAward' and have maintained it ever since. Complementing these achievements, we are very proud of Head Sommelier, Travis Howe, who not only won Sommelier of the Year but also picked up the 2013 Wine List of the Year. Nestled in one of Melbourne's iconic laneways (basement Oliver Lane, and Flinders Lane), Coda is located in the busiest and most dynamic culinary precinct the city has to offer. A stone's throw away from the Yarra River, Flinders Street station and Federation Square, the restaurant enjoys hosting a diverse group of diners from frequenting locals who live and work on its doorstep to diners from all over the globe. Upon entering the restaurant you will be greeted by a member of our friendly team headed by Mykal and Kate Bartholomew and Executive Chef Adam D'Sylva. The trio has assembled a dedicated team with highly sought-after experience from many international and Melbourne-based restaurants. Coda's relaxed environment provides a versatile setting for a range of engagements. Whatever your occasion - from a quick pre-football meal, to a long Sunday lunch, business dining or a cosy seat for an anniversary - we look forward to your visit. While bookings are highly recommended, patrons without a reservation can enjoy the full menu at the bar.
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“Great service and fabulous food!”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Great service and fabulous food. We were guided by the sommelier to a perfect Australian wine. We ordered some tapas to share, mozzarella, pea and arugula salad, and the duck. All was perfectly prepared. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited November 2013
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Geelong, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Delicious French/Vietnamese tapa's and share plates. We hadn't booked a table but were seated at the bar where you get a view of the chef's putting the food together and the bar staff were very helpful in matching our wine with our tapa's selections. The calamari salad and pork belly dishes were stand outs.

  • Visited November 2013
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Perth
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food great atmosphere”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Visited this restaurant by chance as we were staying nearby. It's great. Staff friendly and helpful.
Wine list not huge but has both international and local wines . The food is delicious. We ordered the special seared tuna with sorbet..amazing and the salmon..yum.. The kitchen is an open behind the bar. The seating is either at tables or sitting around high tables or eating at the bar..it all works well. We will be returning. Well done ..

  • Visited November 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Food in Melbourne CBD”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Lovely basement restaurant. Fabulous menu, great wine list
Really good not fault it.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant

  • Visited November 2013
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Queensland
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great restaurant and ambience”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

While visiting Melbourne recently we stumbled across this restaurant on a Saturday night after being turned away from many other restaurants. We did not have a booking but the hostess was very helpful and said we were welcome to wait and she would seat us as soon as possible. WIthin 15 minutes we were seated at the bar where we could watch the chef's preparing the meals in the kitchen behind. We had a selection of dishes that were all amazing but the Duck would have to be my favourite! The restaurant had a great ambience but it was the happy and friendly staff that really made an impact on us, they all looked like they really enjoyed working there. Can't wait to go back there on our next visit to Melbourne!

  • Visited October 2013
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