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“Bloody Longrain!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Longrain

Longrain
44 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Chinatown)
61396713151
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Ranked #11 of 3,630 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Gluten Free
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Melbourne
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Bloody Longrain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We arrived early at Longrain on a Thursday night for a meal before attending one of the nearby theatres. We were waiting for friends to arrive so ordered some drinks. I didn't expect the pre-dinner drinks to be such a highlight. I ordered a "Bloody Longrain", the restaurant's Thai version of the classic Bloody Mary. I think the classic version of the bloody mary should take note of this delectable hot and spicy concoction. It was the perfect way to start our meal. We started with the betel leaf, blue swimmer crab, curry powder, ginger and chilli. Delicious! Followed by a range of mains of whole trout, duck and scallops with steamed green vegetables and jasmine rice. Once again the dishes were well presented and gave us all the Asian flavors of hot, sour,
salty and sweet.

We shared a dessert, a cardamon creme with blood orange jelly and roasted ginger. A light and refreshing way to finish our meal. We have been coming to Longrain for several years and have never been disappointed. Longrain is the complete package when it comes to modern Thai dining. Great decor and atmosphere, professional, attentive and friendly staff and great food. I almost forgot the cocktails, particularly the Bloody Longrain.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

One of our favourite restaurants in Australia and when ever in Melbourne we always spend one dinner at Longgrain. The place is large with long tables (if you don't feel comfortable sitting near strangers try a place at the bar both are great and offer different dinning experience. At the tables your more likely to interact with other guests at the bar you interact a lot with the bar staff (who are wonderful and create the best cocktails). The waiters are marvellous and can talk about any dish with knowledge and will even recommend drinks to match your meals . The best part about this place however is the food it is tasty well presented and fresh. If you like fish try their house special deep fried fish (yum) but you really can't go wrong with anything you order. It can get a bit pricey if you don't watch your alcohol purchases but if you only come here a couple of times a year it is a great dining experience. Well worth a try.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank nitemist
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Not a good place for first date! Picture this atmosphere... it was very noisy, very dark and you are sitting side of side each other sharing a table with strangers that seats 16? Weird guy (stranger) kept on starring at your my girl the whole night!! Food was terrible, it was too sweet and bitter, I ordered a few dishes and it had similar tastes The food was drowned with fish sauce. The fish was normal. Everything was pricey with below average food. Paid $120 including $5 tips. Overall I had a bad experience. Never coming back again.
PS they wouldn't seat me even though I told them that my date is walking up from the car park right now any minute!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Fresh and tasty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

My friends organised a dinner there and the food was amazing! The staff were wonderful and service was quick.
I would definitely return, maybe make it a tradition when in Melbourne! :)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank IheartOZ
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London, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Organised a night out for work colleagues here...
The concept is great - and the food more than lived up to high expectations...
Service to match
Highly recommend for any occasion.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Gen F
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