Conservatory

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2467 reviews
$101 and over
International
To make a reservation, please contact Crown Restaurant Reservations on +61 3 9292 5777, or visit www.crownmelbourne.com.au/restaurants

Step into the opulent surrounds of Conservatory, Melbourne's finest and most indulgent restaurant. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank, Conservatory offers a diverse and exciting spread of international cuisine to inspire and delight every palate. With its stunning Yarra views, marble floors and lavish décor, Conservatory is as much a feast for the eyes as it is the stomach.

Due to current government restrictions the Conservatory is operating in a la carte style.
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4.0
Food
4.3
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4.3
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3.4
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Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Been there several times .
Prefer Lunch time than dinner .
Foods getting a bit boring ,same food every time .

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

A review with a (SMALL) word limit - Moronic.
Being sprung with an unexpected $70 parking fee.
- NO disabled parking (illegal) offered to valet park (no mention of fee) then sprung with $70 valet parking fee after we dined. Booked (3 months ago) at $90/head, charged $125/head - not legal either.
Service: wine, asked for sweet red.
5m: don't have any, dessert port instead?
5m: don't have any, rose instead?
10m: we ask where is wine.
5m: WHITE wine arrives.
5m: replace with SAME wine, give up!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Prices had increased. I found it a little to expensive and drink prices were ridiculous priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We came on the 6/2/21 for dinner And I tried the oysters and they tasted old and there was a weird smell.
The couple that were with us didn’t bother trying them they could smell it that they were old.
I stayed in the hotel in the crown during the night I felt sick I had stomach cramps and kept going to the toilet.
When you go to a place like Conservatory you except high quality food, especially on a Saturday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience2

Was very not unique. More of a tourist place you go if your not from Melbourne. The food was under seasoned. Takeaway shops tasted better then this. I know I’m a foodie. The service was great but the ambiance was definitely not romantic style. Not COVID safe. Too many people in the restaurant and line’s. Feel like it needed to be more restricted. Definitely not worth the money. Won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall nice food and great ambiance, I just don’t think it’s necessarily worth $125 a head in comparison to other cheaper buffets I’ve been to.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

my daughter who has nut allergy was well catered for being looked after on a 1:1 ,

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very classy environment. Temperature was fine. Good place to have a special occassion and family friendly. the lunch times were good at 3hours so didn't feel being rushed at all. however i would like to suggest if extra serviettes and hand wipes be made available on tables save us asking the waitress etc if we can have some more bit annoying to us and them. The chairs were nice but very heavy i have problem with my hand so naturally it was inconvenient to get up and out to get food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely the best Buffet dinner in town. Food quality is great and there is plenty of variety to chose from. Great ambience and location and staff are very attentive and helpful. The attention to Covid safe practices was really well done especially considering a buffet has its challenges.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue,service and food.Have been coming for 15 years and always a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff
Great selection of food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

All staff the best sevice.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of quality food and drinks and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We didn't get to enjoy the high tea; the service was extremely rushed with just 1.5 hrs allocated. While the food was pretty good, we couldn't really converse as we were rushed to finish with multiple staff constantly reminding we had to leave at 5pm.
The tired plates wouldn't fit on the tables and the staff pushed our plates to a side with no space to actually eat.The reservation staff don't seem to be aware that there was no buffet service. It is 2021, please get on top of split billing!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had the afternoon tea. The service was amazing and food very nice. Great view as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

For an upmarket restaurant, there were long queues for food. Try to reduce customers per seating. Food seems and taste like ‘mass produced’. The Peking Duck pastry was very thick and hard. The garlic naans were disappointing. The Roasts were very dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The seating was perfect, the different types of food was good, and the macaroons weren’t fresh, they were soggy

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Not value for money for Non Alcoholic and Vegetarians

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for a special birthday we went for our son's 21st only a small group of 6. Absolutely stunning view from our table overlooking the Yarra River- table 21. Will be back to try the high tea.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, friendly, prompt service. Good quality food, very appetising.

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Lnguyen
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place for a celebration as the ambience is lovely. You definitely get your money’s worth due to the hightea being a buffet style. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

In short - Overall experience was a large disappointment as of 03-01-2020 (I cannot recommend Conservatory buffet, try Melba buffet instead)

The bad:
Later batches of "fresh olsters" had a weird salty after taste.

The sashimi - king fish and tuna was cold and tough to chew.

The tiger prawns - very salty, stringy, chewy meat. Very disappointing.

Majority of the hot foods, ranging from asian to european dishes are OVER SALTED (in caps as the chefs did not taste the food before releasing it)

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Loved the decor, ambiance and food.
Needs to be more responsible with the service of alcohol.
When we ordered two glasses of sparkling, our waitress asked if we meant 3 glasses and I had to quickly point out my son was only 15 yrs old!
I can only assume the waitress was embarrassed as she then ignored us for the rest of the night...
We were left to beg for water from other passing waitstaff and would have loved to order wine but that was impossible due to lack of service.
I expected better.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Thank you for an excellent high tea.
The selection of hot savories, ribbon sandwiches and sweets was delectable.
If I may suggest, the scones could have been warmer and the tea definately hotter. It would also have been good to gave the tea served at the same time as the scones. By the time tge tea arrived, the scones were cool.
Otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable elegant experience.
Would definately go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I have an exemption for no being a le to wear a mask, the eude staff asked me about 20 times to wear a mask when i told them i coild not. Then they followwd me around and forxwd mw to keep sanitising my hamds after i told then i had already used the hand sanitizer. It was a horrible experience and the doos is prwtty low ans over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely place to dine out, it felt really special and quite fancy. The food was delicious and the staff friendly and helpful. Will def book again for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, beautiful venue and setting with gorgeous views of the city and Southbank. Fantastic food, very high end luxury feel. Only slight let down was slow service on drinks being delivered to the table, however, did not affect our new years day. Very happy overall and would recommend for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

A disappointing experience. Food and service were ordinary. In my booking I mentioned it was my birthday but this was not acknowledged. At check out I didn't have my Crown rewards with me, but came back 5 minutes later with the card but was told in a rude manner that it was not possible to scan the card anymore. I missed the points and had to pay for the parking. I contacted the rewards service and was told that the restaurant staff could have filled out a form and easily fixed the issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great attentive table service.... food quality was exceptional. Will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

One of our waitresses was very rude and dind not listen to my concerns raised.
Covid19 handling was excellant.
Salad bar was very poor prawns were very average.
I did not think ut was worth the money paid.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

We booked NYE at the conservatory as the evening was advertised as Al a Carte having changed from Buffet because of Covid - which was great we wanted table service and a little spoiling!

We have had the Buffet before and its ok - but @$285 there is really no value for money!

50 minutes before reservation on NYE you advised "BTW we have gone back to buffet" - to say we were annoyed was an understatement!

All in all very 2020 - a promising start but changes made for a very forgettable result!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and awesome view

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Have been having a special night out at the Conservatory every year and for the first time was dissatisfied with quality of food especially seafood. However desert was great, staff terrific. Not sure if we will return as price has increased and quality decreased.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

While it was a pleasant evening, the standards weren’t as high as we have had in the past. Food range seemed limited. What was there was very tasty. Wine list overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to celebrate memorable occasions , excellent food with every choice , love the dessert bar , 3 choc fountains

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Slowly coming out of COVID 19 restrictions treated ourselves while having a small stay in accommodation at the Casino in Melbourne. Restaurant was easy to get to and food choice was ample enough for county people like ourselves. The food was well presented, delicious, great variety and plenty of it. The venue was upper class for our normal country lifestyle but we managed the situation very well. Staff were excellent from checking in to leaving with full tummies. Would recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Beautiful restaurant over looking the Yarra river. Feels opulent and many people dress up for the occasion. The food is fresh and delicious, although the range is a little less exhaustive than I was expecting. Service was lovely and very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful way to spend Boxing Day! The selection of food and desserts was outstanding. The staff was extremely attentive and we enjoyed the free flowing sparkling option. Definitely would do it again next year.

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Conservatory is rated 4 stars by 2467 OpenTable diners.