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“Great food served with panache in a warm friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of TASTE

TASTE
Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Rutherglen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $28
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Taste seats 118 inside and 30 alfresco (our courtyard is undercover and has heating and cooling systems and generally have live music on Saturday nights, as long as conditions are favourable). A La Carte dining/degustation menus available from 6pm with lunches and Sunday nights by appointment only. Contact us for reservations or information with regard to booking functions/weddings/etc either in-house or off-site.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Great food served with panache in a warm friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Taste. Dinner was a well presented meal, true to the restaurant,s name of being very tasty. The beef cheeks were succulent and a generous size serving. Service was friendly and attentive without being invasive. It was great that Gavin, the chef and proprietor, found time to visit our table for a chat. This is the sort of fare and service one appreciates in a country restaurant.
We also enjoyed our breakfast and the coffee was excellent.
Thank you for an enjoyable experience on both counts.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Rhonda J
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Canberra, Australia
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“A pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ate both breakfast and dinner at Taste - breakfast was perfectly satisfactory but dinner was outstanding. Three delicious courses all perfectly cooked and the service was great. Nice that the chef came out to see his guests. Lots of local knowledge from the staff. Well portioned serves but the food itself was the hero......... We will be back!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sally C
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FiMyers, Owner at TASTE, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Hi Sally thanks for the lovely review we are so happy that you enjoyed both the service and the food, we are constantly striving to provide a great dining experience for our customers and love to hear when we hit the mark.

Hope to see you again soon.

Regards Fi
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“Yummo!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a great resturant in a small quaint town. I have been here twice & both times had an excellent meal, service is also excellent, very helpful wait staff & it is also a nice touch to have the chef come out & speak to us after our meal. Gavin loves cooking seafood & i had the snapper from the specials board & it rated as one of the best fish dishes I have had, perfectly cooked with prawn tails & a delightful sauce.the side of pine mushrooms were equally good. I can't wait to try something else on what is an extensive menu with many choices of mains & entres. not to mention an extensive range of local wines. Thank you for a delightful lunch.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Maria A
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant - excellent food, excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Taste is an excellent restaurant right in the middle of the town. We had both breakfast and lunch there and were very impressed with the high quality of the food and the attentive service. For breakfast, the smoked salmon and spinach poached eggs were perfectly prepared and presented - accompanied with fabulous coffee. For dinner, the port house steak was excellent - very well prepared with a lovely jus accompanied by excellent local wine. If it is cold outside, book a table near the fire in the rear room - it kept us warm all night. Very friendly, attentive wait staff. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Thank TJE66
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Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia
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“Beautiful Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Back for the weekend to stay in Rutherglen. I spoilt myself and went to Taste twice for breakfast. I would have gone for all my meals if I didn't have other arrangements!
Smoked Trout, Spinach on Sourdough! Was magnificent! Coffee there is the best in town.
Chantelle the waitress was very warm and welcoming and Gavin the Owner/Chef came out to ask out party if we were enjoying our meal.
Second Morning I had good old Eggs and Bacon, with Avocado and a side order of truffled Stanley Pine Mushrooms!! Delish and of course the Coffee was the best!
Two coffees, orange juice and eggs and bacon, all came to $29.
I'll be back

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Thank Carol H
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