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“Fine dining in Melbourne at its best”
Review of Longrain

Ranked #13 of 4,421 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Description: Welcome to Longrain, Melbourne. Our menu brings together South East Asian influences with the best Victorian produce. Inspired by the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table, our menu is made up of dishes created for sharing. Large servings and communal tables encourage the spirit of eating together, so you can try each dish as part of a full tasting experience, just as it was intended. The wine and cocktail list is created to work in harmony with the menu's intense and aromatic flavours.
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

My top suggestion would be to come early, 5:30-6pm to avoid a long wait.
The atmosphere is beautiful with dim lighting and sleek decor.
All the staff are very knowledgeable and able to help with ordering and how much to order.
The wait staff will tell you exactly what's in every meal and they're very professional.
The egg net was delicious, beautiful to the taste buds and the eyes. It's a good idea to get an entree size of this for two people to share just so you can fit more in!
The duck salad was tasty and refreshing.
The banana pudding dessert was amazing with lots of components.
Overall a wonderful all round dining experience and I will certainly return.

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Thank Bubblestef
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

We had a group booking for 9 but when I called back to fit in an extra person it's become the "must be a set menu " direction from the firm voice on the phone .
Yeh.. It is $65 ahead and the food is below average, Most of the dishes were with seafood ( 3 of us at the table do not eat seafood ) and the alternative was vegetarian replacement.
My dinner was
1 leaf with some fancy vegetable shavings on top
1 pineapple slice ( size of a 50 cent) with an even smaller tofu peace on it
1 small bowl of duck curry (shared between 3.3 people )
1 plate of sprout salad (shared between 3.3 people
Bowl of Brown or white rice( share between 3.3 people)
1 small bowl of sweet pork( shared between 3.3 people )
1 small bowl of steamed Green (shared between3.3 people )
Ah ...and some microbe servings of desert to share!
Thanks god the drinks had some sugar content otherwise we may have chewed the table legs off!
Serving size was absolutely tiny and chosen the most undesirable items from the menu!
(Except the pork dish)
No chicken or beef dish either ( most commonly eaten dishes)
Have not been disappointed with the food this much for a long time! Actually feeling cheated ! !!!
And to top it at $ 110 ahead we got pushed out the door at 9pm...
The company was excellent and made a night pleasant otherwise the whole night would have be a write off!
Just as a positive ....we have visited Longain before numerous time and do love the basic menu!!
Would I return ?
Definitely not with more than 9 people .

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1  Thank Marika D
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Melbourne has so many great restaurants, it's hard to say this was the best choice. But it was an excellent choice. The concept is that you pick several dishes to share. So you can try many different things. They are all excellent and it's very fine asian food. The service is very good and quite fast. The atmosphere is very nice as well. and prices are ok.

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Thank QueshuaParis
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

For us, it wasn't just the food that made the dinner, but the awesome waiter who we got. He was willing to offer opinions on the dishes, how much we should be ordering, was able to be flexible on sizes of plates and was very attentive without being over the top. The advice on dessert made the evening - we had the dessert selection which was amazing. Other things to recommend were the egg net, the duck and the pork belly, all of which were perfectly cooked and great dishes in their own right. The atmosphere was very good but you could still have a good conversation without feeling like you had to shout. We'll definitely be going back.

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Thank GlasgowEuan
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

My wife and I went for dinner. We had to wait about 30 minutes before being seated at the bar, but we had drinks and snacks while waiting. The service was excellent, and the person serving us from behind the bar was very knowledgeable and helped us with our order. The food was very good, as was the service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Michael T
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