Angliss Restaurant

4.3
140 reviews
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Rated as one of Melbourne’s best value dining experiences, we invite you to share in a truly unique dining experience at our award winning training venue the Angliss Restaurant.

Angliss Restaurant is the Institute's flagship venue and the home of the Great Chefs program. The Angliss Restaurant provides a professional-standard training environment for our students and an affordable dining experience for guests. The food style offered at Angliss is a fusion of contemporary and classical influences. Guests will enjoy culinary delights from final year apprentice chefs and cookery students and impeccable fine dining service provided by hospitality students.

Lavish three course buffet lunches and dinners are also available throughout the year. These offer excellent value, with choices including soup, salads, hot dishes, roast carvery and a selection of desserts.
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OT
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Very good to support students who are learning aspects of cooking, waitering and management.
The food was generally very good and the selection of wines excellent.
The wait staff were very new, nervous and lacked experience and some had poor communication skills - but they will learn.
Value for money.

OT
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were very impressed with the quality of food prepared by the students and also the service from the wait staff and would recommend a visit here. The students were very polite and trying very hard to do a good job, well done!

OT
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A group of 11 workmates had the Buffet dinner. The drinks were really strong and needed a bit of work flavour wise, but still good. The food was amazing and plentiful. It was good to speak to the students that made the dish. They seemed proud of their work and so they should be. It would be great if they could walk around and ask the diners what they thought. They could get some great feedback.

OT
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent. The waiting staff & Chef's were very friendly.

OT
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was delicious

OT
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent choice for buffet, always friendly service, good choice of options and nicely presented, in a restaurant setting which is spacious and where one can enjoy conversation.

OT
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Buffet dinner at @williamanglissinstitute. Everything was good though what really stood out was the salmon and fried chicken. Skip the fish cake and noodles, unless you love Chinese noodles. We also had soup, and loved the butter coins (didn't actually eat that 😋).

OT
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Staff attentive & helpful.Choice of wines good.
Food serves adequate size. We had 2 courses, one of which was tasty & well presented, the other for each (fish dish of barramundi & mussels,pork belly) was only so-so).
We appreciate it's a training restaurant & food is not of professional standard but would like to give some feedback:
Steak cooked as ordered but a bit grissly. Pork belly not crispy. Fish "broth" a bit tasteless & weak. Chips excellent & crispy but had a faint taste/smell of fish!

OT
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and wine and great service with a human touch.

OT
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and service from students

OT
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Variety of menus options and reasonable prices for drinks.

OT
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Service was good for was average dessert was a let down

OT
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I always enjoy coming to Open Table. The students make me feel very welcome and well the food is just superb. This is five star cooking without the pretence. And that is why I love it here so much. I'll keep coming!

OT
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great watching young people learn they look very professional in their uniform. The teacher is full of support and knowledge and encourages the students,. Great positive happy vibe amongst the young adults as hey are willing to learn. More confident and have learnt a lot since the last tim I attended dinner. Great experience before actually going into the work force?

OT
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved table service, student who looked after us was very professional and into little details. Food was very delicious but just abit down on dessert. On the Menu it says cherry ripe with chocolate mouse however there was not any mouse on our dish. Drinks menu is very much rang of varieties

OT
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I'm an advocate for apprentices and hospitality students, this gives students and diners an opportunity to experience all facets of hospitality.Tim the FOH manager was very nice and treated students with respect, Taka our waiter was very helpful and is an international student who has come to Australia to learn hospitality, Overall our experience was great, enjoyed food the wine was very nice, the prices for everything was great, I have already recommended Angliss. Keep up the great work

LB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

This was the second time that we had dined at Angliss Restaurant, so it was hard not to compare the two experiences.
We had a traditional 3-course Christmas luncheon, which was exceptional value. The tables were beautifully decorated - white linen, crackers and Christmas themed table displays.
Unfortunately there were no options with the luncheon, so whilst salmon gravlax might excite many as an entrée (and is a luxury dish), two of our dining companions did not enjoy.
It is a training facility, however it was hard to see how the waiting staff were given guidance, unlike the first time we dined at Angliss Restaurant. And our waiter did require some guidance!
We were disappointed that cocktails were not on offer and the "stewed" coffee and tea at the completion of luncheon was reminiscent of many budget/high volume "cafes".
Minor criticisms aside, we had a delightful, great value luncheon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a fabulous dinner with wonderful service.

PI
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Overall it was a lovely experience. There were a enough GF meals but only 1 vegetarian dish.

Appreciate the effort of all the staff, cooks etc. It's a wonderful way to gain experience for those training in these areas.

Thank You

LB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a fabulous time - don't know why we waited so long to experience this Melbourne gem!

KH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Angliss Restaurant is a great dining experience, staff are polite, food are tasty.
Please note that as it is a training restaurant, we need to allow enough time (approximately 1 hour) for the 3 course meal to come out and to finish the meal in the relaxing atmosphere.

RD
Angus
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place which will shape the chefs and staff of the future. Wonderful food, great service set in a really nice training restaurant with great atmosphere and attentive staff.

MR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The maitre/lecturer, Tim, was very friendly and professional. However, it does not seem that the staff/learners have learnt their trade (setting cutlery correctly, serving/collecting plates from the correct side, giving the correct plate to the right person) as we were told they hadn’t had much practice. Their English language skills are also lacking and they misunderstood our drinks order, probably due to nervousness.
The menu was interesting although for someone who eats neither pork nor hot spicy food and prefers to eat meat rather than vegetarian, there were no options for a main meal. The food itself wasn’t bad.
The desserts were had too many ingredients and did not reflect what eas advertised - a ‘creme brullet’ is a ‘creme brullet’, not a bit of pie with hard crust; the panacotta was also something else.
I would go back and give it another go and I suggest giving these kids more rehearsal time.

JB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, (delicious seafood) great value, quiet ambience and friendly service.

v
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Beautiful food so cheap good service small menu but something for everybody.Great to help out our future chefs and hospitality industry

LI
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This was my first visit to the Angliss. we were really excited to attend and really enjoyed my meal and the ambience. The wait staff included a student from our school, so we were very intent on supporting her studies and those of other students - all of whom were clearly very engaged in what they were doing. I thought the staff were friendly and obliging (although quite nervous) adn really did their best to attend to us. The prices very reasonable and the food delicious. My main meal (beef cheek) could have had a little more in the way of veges, but no mind.
One of our party is vegan, and was resigned to just seeing what she would be served. She was pleasantly surprised by her food and really enjoyed it all. We had a table of 6 and had a very sociable time, being able to hear each other and although we were very chatty, I don't think we disturbed other tables as there was plenty of room between the tables. Thank you for making this visit so enjoyable - we will be back.

t
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The idea is great.
We dined on a "Buffet" night.
I expected it to be a learning/training environment however this did not appear to be the case other than the chef barking at some of the trainee cooks when setting up.
Our waiter was pleasant but I suspect was in the early stages of his course and his inexperience was obvious, e.g. clearing crockery & cutlery, glasses, serving drinks etc.
The main course food was placed in roll-top chafing dishes approximately 10-15 mins before service commenced. The lids were left open resulting in the food not maintaining temperature.
We had entrée first so when we got to mains they were depleted. We were told fish would be refilled shortly. It was - goujons with onion rings. I went up shortly after they were presented and both the fish and the onion rings were cool and closer to cold than warm.
If the food was the product of students, then perhaps understandable, however, in a "school" environment, I would have expected the students to be receiving guidance from teachers.
Also I expected someone would ask me for feedback during the course of the night.

As I said it is a great idea and we will be back.

HC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Buffet style. Favourite items were the potato salad, fresh bread and mini blueberry friands. Mains were a letdown and the least enjoyable part of the meal. Chefs at each station were lovely and friendly but our waitress had a bit of attitude. Went for the experience and would come back again to see what else they have up their sleeve.

SL
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The hospitality students were very good and their enthusiasm to present well and be efficient at their role was evident. The supervising teacher was excellent in the manner with which she spoke with all the students under her charge; it impressed us enormously. She conveyed great care and kindness in the manner with which she helped them improve if they had misunderstood something or stated something incorrect.
The food was very good, both entree and mains, except the main pasta version which as noticeably smaller than the other dishes.
We will definitely consider returning for the atmosphere was quiet and easy to communicate with each other.

JP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our night out at the William Angliss. We had a family get together. 2 tables and 17 of us. We were able to chat easily as it was not too noisy or crowded like most places. Background music perfect pitch, service excellent, food great. Highly recommend!

PW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food, staff were nervous and seems to have a little knowledge of menu. But 5/5 would come back again.

PO
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a lovely night with my husband and daughter. We did expected it to be a bit more busy but was very happy overall with the night. Thank you.

JF
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Who on earth came up with that list of options for an indoor City restaurant?

AP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only problem, as always, was that I ate far too much! Heh. Always so many delicious things to choose. I'll be back again. and again, and again.

SO
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Trainee chefs produced a fabulous dinner, enjoyed every mouthful. The trainee wait/beveridge staff also did a terrific job, very attentive. This was our first time at the restaurant, will definately be back.

d
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Wasn't open. Open table thought it was open and when we went there it was closed.

OT
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a gorgeous place and the staff was happy to ask what would like to eat or drink

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a talented group of young people, may they all do well in their chosen field of work.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had the buffet dinner which had plenty of variety and interest. Quite a few couples dining, and one group. We booked for 6:30 pm, but had to wait until after 7pm before being seated. Enjoyed tasting all the different foods, and delicious desserts. Pleasant ambience. Would like to try the a la carte menu next time.

OT
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The dinner was prepared and served by students studying Higher Education qualifications at William Angliss. Unfortunately numbers of patrons was low which affected the ambiance.
the quality of the food was very good although the menu is somewhat limited.

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