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1001 Nights Restaurant, Mount Eliza, AU-VIC

1001 Nights Restaurant

4.6
4.6
233 Reviews
$40 and under
Middle Eastern
A rare jewel of the Middle East, located in the heart of the Mount Eliza Village.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 6:30 am–3:00 pm Wed–Sun 6:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9787 5565
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Banquette feast menu

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on a culinary journey with our Mezze Share Platter, a tantalizing fusion of flavors. Savor chickpea falafel, hand-rolled spiced rice vine leaves, minced beef kibbeh, refreshing fatoush salad, baba ganoush, hummus, tzatziki, and freshly baked flatbread. For the main course, relish the succulent delights of charcoal-cooked Angus beef, our renowned Istabuli kebab, and tantalizing chicken tikka, served alongside a side of our spicy harissa and aromatic biryani rice. End your culinary adventure on a sweet note with our luscious homemade ricotta rose and pistachio Turkish delights, followed by the crispy perfection of baklava.
    Banquette feast menu photo
  • Lunch Mezze Platter

    $35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Delight in a splendid lunchtime with our generous Sharing Platter for 2! Immerse your taste buds in a symphony of flavours, featuring creamy hummus, smoky baba ganoush, and tangy tzatziki. Indulge in the crispiness of chickpea falafel, the savoury allure of spiced rice vine leaf dolmas, and the heartiness of batata chap. Experience the culinary artistry of minced beef kibbeh and savour the zingy pickled vegetables in our refreshing fatoush salad. All this, perfectly accompanied by the soft embrace of our freshly baked flatbread. An unforgettable feast for two awaits!
    Lunch Mezze Platter photo

What 233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Healthy

  • Victoria

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for business meals

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for business meals

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for special occasions

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Vegetarian-friendly

233 Reviews
  1. DebraB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, great service. Lots of menu choices.

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  2. BradG

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, the food and atmosphere was fantastic

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  3. BruceS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We both had tagines, 1 chicken, 1 lamb. Both delicious. We also had their delightful watermelon salad

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  4. StuartW

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, very filling, freshly cooked. Great service, although disappointed we didn't get a desert. However, I still recommend 1001 Nights for a great meal out 👌😎

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  5. AndyR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inside was v loud, but once we were outside it was absolutely brilliant.

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  6. NatashaL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A culinary gem with a Mediterranean touch! Every dish at 1001 Nights was a burst of exquisite flavors. From start to finish, the taste journey was nothing short of delightful. A must-visit for food enthusiasts who appreciate the true essence of Mediterranean cuisine.

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  7. MariaT

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good service good.To noisy to be fully enjoyable.

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  8. DJay

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really good choice for a great night out. Delicious food, friendly staff and an opportunity to share food and try many flavours. It is a little noisy when filling up, but that is part of the vibe, so I don't mind it.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the belly dancer was lovely. Food was good and service was good. Will visit again.

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  10. AdamD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great food and great service. The food is prepared with exotic spices, flavour and presented so nicely. Thanks and we look forward to our next dining experience.

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  11. BarbaraR

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good for first time visit. Breads and dips great. Othe food was quite expensive for what you got. Prawns were very expensive and quite dry to eat.

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  12. ShaleeC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fab restaurant, food and service never disappoint. Not cheap but worth it! A little noisy this time but was lots of Christmas cheer :)

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  13. RachelM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and decoration. We did find the noise level a bit high from other diners and the acoustics.

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  14. PoulG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Aboslutely Delicious. Helpful and friendly staff.

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  15. MilanK

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, Great wine also price is very reasonable. Best Middle Eastern restaurant in the town...

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  16. DavidB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was amazing could not complain about that. However restaurant was over booked, we ordered the banquet, the table was so small I had my plate on my knee, waitress was embarrassed. I'm not a fan of businesses who sacrifice customer comfort over profits. Apart from that everything was great.

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  17. YeemanL

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Place was noisy. Seating was a bit crowded and we were allocated a small table. We opted to share and the waiters struggled to put the 4 mains and 2 sides on the table. If one is not sharing, could be ok.

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  18. ChandrikaP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoy going to this place for the nice food and nice staff.

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  19. KirstyJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tastiest food on the Mornington Peninsula, nothing like char grilled flavours cooked to perfection!

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  20. JacChi

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food, we had the banquet, it was so tasty and very generous serves. The staff were so welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, a wonderful dining experience.

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  21. Juno

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    While the food was fine and plentiful (too much) the service was slow and the restaurant was so noisy it was unpleasant and we were desperate to leave.

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  22. PatP

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Middle Eastern Food in Melbourne with great staff.

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  23. AndreaM

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Always enjoy eating here - delicious food and great chili margaritas

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  24. ChrisD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, food was great and the service very good! Had a group of 8 and was easy!

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  25. IanC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always. Staff are pleasant, friendly and helpful. More than happy to recommend, and looking forward to going again soon.

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  26. AlexB

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and delicious food. We had a really nice evening

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  27. AmeliaR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything I’ve tried has been absolutely delicious.

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  28. SofieM

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service, very friendly and helpful waiter. Food was quick to arrive, delicious and plentiful.

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  29. CatherineF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very quiet lunch service (Grand Final Day). Mezze platter and watermelon salad were more than enough for a meal. Everything was beautiful and had a couple of great cocktails

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The meals are amazing and the service was great. I am very much looking forward to my next meal there.

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  31. AnnetteB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food, catered well for vegan and went out of their way to cater for person who needed food without garlic and onion. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  32. AmandaK

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious, seriously that chef is a godsend! Thank you for making the most delicious food, every time without fail

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  33. DebbieK

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service. Love the experience every time.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food best Turkish Delight I have ever had and lovely friendly staff

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  35. WendyB

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, wine and all food selections were 1st class; we will definitely be back with our friends.

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  36. MichaelC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food, great service will be going back very soon

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  37. MaryX

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a nice lunch or dinner. The food was tasty & the service was great. We drove an hour & half to have lunch there & can I say I was not disappointed.

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  38. Local

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always, a great family run Resturant in a beautiful environment.

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  39. RebeccaG

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Served by a waiter who ruined our dining experience. Rude, dismissive, sexist, unkempt. And not a single smile. We had an 8pm booking and he couldn't have tried harder to hurry us out. Had barely given us our menu before he demanded we order all food and drinks, which we weren't ready to do. Waited 15 minutes for our first round of drinks. Cleared our entrees before we had finished eating. Food was ok but not amazing. Certainly not worth $100 per head. Used to be better! We are locals but won't be rushing back. Which is a great shame... reading reviews online this morning and we are not alone in our assessment. I sincerely hope management reflect on these kinds of reviews more closely to ensure the longevity of the business.

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  40. KarenN

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food at reasonable prices. The staff are very friendly & helpful. Great place, we’ll go again.

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FAQs

1001 Nights Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for 1001 Nights Restaurant

3/86 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza, AU-VIC 3930

Additional information

  • Area
    Mount Eliza
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 6:30 am–3:00 pm Wed–Sun 6:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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