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“Perhaps come for dinner not breakfast” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Lime - CLOSED

Black Lime
Cuisines: International, Australian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Amongst a group of restaurants on Maroondah Highway Ringwood 3134.
Wheelers Hill, Australia
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Perhaps come for dinner not breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Carries a good rep. Not sure why. Saturday breakfast was average too few staff on for the no customers to allow me to get my coffee (long black which was the highlight as it was best I have had for a while) with breakfast.

Hollandaise was a bit too vinegary and needed extra toast to make up the value and absorb the eggs which were great. The bread used was also good, nice beer taste behind the crunch.

Potion size for a $14 brekky a little small for my liking, but my wife found it ok.

Overall Mocha Joes in Glen Waverley is better.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TimandVal
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17 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

My hubby and I frequent this establishment for breakfast and have never been disappointed. Great food and friendly service, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to others.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank 2bcreative
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A real surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

Friendly service, large servings. Decor is a little dark, best suited for night time dining, not lunch or breakfast.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank julesar7
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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

If you after a pleasant meal this will restaurant is fine - have great specials on offer throughout the week Mon to Fri - Venue does get very noisy though so if you want a quiet evening out this probs wont work

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank passionatetotravel
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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not bad at all.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011

Went here with 11 others for a friend's birthday dinner. Menu was varied with something for everyone, prices fairly average for this type of restaurant and wine prices were average too. Service was a tad slow but it was a Saturday night and they were busy, also we were a large group, so to be expected. Waitress was new but very obliging and friendly. No-one complained about the food tho my husband's steak came with a very generous portion of fat around the edge. To my mind, this could have been trimmed off. No-one would eat it, so why include it?
My only complaint was the noise. The modern trend in today's restaurants of having hard floors and hard surfaces everywhere does nothing for absorbing sound waves and the background pop music and general conversation of everyone means you have to shout to be heard which only makes it worse.
A good point is that they allowed bill-splitting which was very handy as we'd forgotten to get cash out. Some restaurants don't allow this and I think they are doing themselves out of some possible business.
Overall, Black Lime wasn't an outstanding restaurant but agreeably acceptable especially for a group booking. Probably not suitable for a quiet romantic dinner. We'll go back during the week and see if the noise level is more tolerable.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wotsaheaven4
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