Allegro Restaurant at The Westin Melbourne

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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Allegro Restaurant at The Westin Melbourne offers stylish yet informal dining in the heart of the CBD.
Located on Level 1 of The Westin Melbourne hotel, Allegro serves up a continuously evolving, seasonal menu, complemented by an extensive wine list.
Guests can choose to dine on the outdoor terrace at this Melbourne restaurant among the treetops on Collins Street or inside where an open kitchen showcases the culinary team at work.
Its close proximity to the Regent Theatre ensures Allegro is a popular destination for pre-theatre dinner and drinks.
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4.1
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4.0
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OT
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the cheese high tea but would have liked more savoury courses. There were four dessert courses and by the second one we were both 'desserted' out. Would have liked a bit more input from the wait staff on the drinks included with the high tea (had to ask for the tea menu). Some of the wine pairings seemed a bit rich (for example one for $35 a glass).

OT
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

High cheese was perfect but no gluten free option and waitress was not very forthcoming with service, we had to constantly ask for service.
Great idea for a girls
Night out

OT
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect venue, brilliant service and the high cheese was something i will be telling friends about for a long time!

OT
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

My wife and I had the high cheese menu. Really good, nice selection.

OT
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We attended the “High Cheese” event at Allegro. The food was more than ample and impeccably prepared. It was a cheese event we will not forget in a hurry. Exquisite service from brilliant staff. Thank you for the opportunity.

OT
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great space, tables were not really close together. Service was excellent. We had the High Cheese Tea, and everything served was of high quality, beautifully presented and delicious.

OT
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the High Cheese experience. Same as a high tea but with cheese dishes, savoury and sweet. It was wonderful! The staff were professional and friendly. Enjoyed the experience very much.

OT
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic!

OT
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant we were made to feel at ease. The staff were attentive but not over bearing. The food was amazing and we didn't feel at all rushed.

OT
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to Allegro for High Cheese and had a fabulous experience. The food (cheese) was amazing and the service was discrete but available when wanted.

OT
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I felt the selection of food was better than last year however the baked Camembert was not as good as last year. Last year it was creamy and delicious and this year there was no bread and the cheese was a very sharp and over powering. Everything else was nice and the desserts were delicious. The teas were very good also.

OT
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Went for the High Cheese event, the food was delicious and plentiful. However the service was a real let down. There was scant attention paid to us by the wait staff, with the result that we constantly had to flag people down to order more drinks/have our drinks topped up. If you’re not going to leave the wine on the table you need to be much faster with the pouring.

OT
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was ok. No need to return. Found it surprising that in 2019 Melbourne food culture this dining experience did not cater for dietary requirements. Nor did they have available the whole wine list.

Then to push membership on paying!

OT
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Very disappointed with the surroundings, service and food. We got the feeling that the restaurant was run down and lacked any atmosphere at all. Nothing special about this place at all. Sad and boring.
Surprised at the description online, must be very out of date or the person had not actually been there. Would not recommend to anyone. This restaurant needs to be updated and get with the times. Too many fabulous restaurants in Melbourne for this one to be so bad.

OT
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Seafood high tea was ok, but advertised oysters on menu but absent from the selection. Staff were not warm and didn't make much eye contact so hard to get drinks or service. At time of booking was asked if it was a special occasion, which it was, and they kindly mentioned they would organise something special for my friend but nothing eventuated and was awkward to ask in front of my friend so didn't. A pretty disappointing experience.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Very poor arrival greeting, poor service the entire evening. Food was okay, some great dishes and some poor dishes in the HighSeas. Overall a very average night for the four of us.

OT
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

A really lovely place for a pre-theatre dinner. Service was warm and attentive, and the food was delicious.
We chose the pre-theatre two course meal, which was prompt, exactly the right amount of food and quite enjoyable. It was also an excellent price, especially as the quality of the food was so high.
Will absolutely return when seeing another show at the Regent Theatre.

OT
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed the pre theatre menu. The food was superb especially the dessert. The restaurant is a quiet oasis. Service first class

RW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The new fish of the day is a while stuffed baby barramundi. Absolutely delicious. The flesh was perfectly cooked, moist, flavoursome, perfectly seasoned, and did not have the muddy flavour that barramundi sometimes has.
The chips were also deliciously crispy and must have been double or triple fried. Very moreish.
I would have given a perfect score if it wasn't for my t-bone steak, which was a bit overcooked and tough. It still had good flavour though.
The lavender ice cream is just gorgeous. I could eat a whole bucket of it.
The bar also does an excellent aperol spritz.

JA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent early dinner before going to the show. They had their Valentines Day Promotional dinner. Great food and they were accommodating to all our requests. Definitely dine there again.

OT
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner on the 14th February without any time limits.

Very friendly and obliging staff who provided and excellent meal

OT
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was very good, but the service was slow and staff didn't pay attention to customers much.

OT
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had come from Sydney for a special occasion with son and daughter-in-law. Excellent food, imaginative but harmonious and not over elaborate; attentive but not intrusive service; wine list more than adequate but not overwhelming. Memorable occasion.

OT
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had "high cheese" here and it was very nice. There was only one cheese selection that was a little unpalatable - perhaps the strawberry did something to the cheese? Otherwise a very delicious selection. Others in our party ordered the meal and it was deemed adequate, perhaps a little small for the price.

OT
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was excellent but service was very very slow, surprising given there were only 7 couples dining at same time

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice place

OT
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wow what a an experience. Came here for my birthday. We indulged in High Cheese. The amount of food does not look like it's sufficient but neither one of us could finish our share. It was delectable. As for all the wait staff particularly Kodi whose service was outstanding thank you for excellent service and attention to detail. High Cheese is a must!

OT
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the High Cheese. I can’t recommend this highly enough if you’re a cheese lover. Mmmmm.

OT
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The rockling with clams, mussels, pippis, and roasted fennel in a fish bouillabaisse was particularly good tonight. The clams were big and meaty, the mussels perfectly cooked as usual and a very generous piece of rockling tonight. The dish was really flavoursome, fresh, healthy, and perfectly seasoned. My vegan dining companion was very happy with her cauliflower steak too.

OT
Perth / WA
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well attended and cared for during dining - wife and I were appreciative of the detail and service

OT
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The High Cheese experience was fantastic. The food exceptional. The staff were attentive and polite.
Our experience made special with the inclusion of a special birthday cake with candle and birthday message.
Thank you.

RW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always love eating at Allegro. The service is great and I love their modern Australian menu. Especially the pan fried fish fillet with pippis, clams, and mussels. The 450g rib-eye is also always reliably good.

The lobby lounge is also great for a quiet drink.

OT
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Cheese overload. Food OK but far too much cheese and nothing to cut the cheese flavour with. Would have loved some fresh or dried fruit to eat with the cheese.

OT
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was such a lovely afternoon out. The staff were delightful, the food delicious. I would recommend this high cheese to all cheese lovers

OT
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had High Cheese at Allegro Restaurant and it was to die for. Very impressed at the quality of the food and the service.

OT
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed our High Cheese! it was such a special occasion. Loved the freshness of the food and the quality of the cheese. Staff, whole very personable and highly trained, could have been a little more attentive.

OT
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My partner and I really enjoyed the evening. Our High Chese was very well presented and delicious. Our only suggestion would be to offer a sorbet or perhaps some fruit to cleanse the pallet midway through.

OT
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The atmosphere was dead and sterile with lights up and no character at all. The high cheese was the biggest disappointment. Cold and dry scones, stale chouix pastry, cold Brie, baked Camembert not hot, that’s as far as we got before deciding to leave. To charge $70 per person for what was presented to us is laughable and pretty embarrassing. I was especially disappointed as I had planned this as a special evening for me and my girlfriend before I leave the country for 6 months.

OT
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We booked for a pre-concert dinner and were delighted at the quality of the food and the polite and attentive service we received. The restaurant is spacious and quiet and we completed our meal in plenty of time to attend our performance at the Athenaeum. It really is excellent value and we were surprised so few other concert-goers were in attendance.
We definitely will be back.

AA
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both absolutely loved our meal, we had the 2 course pre theatre menu.
The staff, the atmosphere and food made us agree this will be the first of many meals we plan to enjoy here.