Conservatory

4.3
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2375 reviews
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$101 and over
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International
Diners can choose from seafood, sushi and salads. There will be Asian dim sum and noodles, a Western hot food station and a tandoor oven for authentic flavours of Indian specialties, as well as a dessert station. The new Conservatory features two amazing new chocolate fountains, which the young and young at heart are sure to love.

The combination of modern style and decor, and new design creates a stunning visual element. For the ultimate engaging dining experience, our chefs are working at the culinary stations as you make your dining selections, bringing all the excitement and theatre of the kitchen to you.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
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Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place with great food
10 out of 10

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Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite buffet. The ambience is amazing and the food selection great. The service is also impeccable.

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Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The setting is absolutely stunning - in a beautiful, opulent room filled with white table cloths and silver. The waitress was very attentive but failed to tell us the sparkling water was not included so this extra cost was a nasty shock at the end of the afternoon tea. Unfortunately the vegetarian food was very average - the bread the sandwiches was in was so stale and almost inedible. The warm pastries were tasty. The desserts were a work of art and all should be tried! Superb fruit and cheese!

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Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely buffet lunch to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. Great ambience, beautiful scenery and setting. Lovely food, with a great variety of choice.

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The conservatory was so beautiful, what a nice place to have a special occasion. Overlooking the river was stunning. The selection of food was outstanding and the service was awesome. I would highly recommend this venue who is wanting a romantic night out.

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Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I had heard about the Conservatory and really wanted to see what all the hype was about so I decided to attend with my partner for Valentine’s Day. It was $170 for 2 people, we received a glass of champagne on arrival and were said to receive a red rose as well which we never got.
There is a lot of food, however, you have limited options as a vegetarian therefore there wasn’t a whole range of food for me to eat which was a bit disappointing.

OT
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was varied, well presented and tasted wonderful, had to wait for initial service to be seated, table was not properly cleaned, waited for used plates to be removed and coffee was not the best

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

First time at conservatory and was honestly quiet disappointed that the Valentine's dinner had such little selection

For it's value costing $100+ more, I had better options and choices of other buffets half the price

Went to the dinner service and even after spending $260+ plus had no sort of discount what so ever on the parking when told the staff

Genuinely dissapointed and won't be back again for business

OT
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Initially thought it would be nice but on reflection felt like a giant diner ,chairs are too heavy tables laminex not what I expected after Buffets around the world I experience on Business trips

OT
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good atmosphere great food good service. Staff here are excellent. Not imposing but there if you need them

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Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is great and the atmosphere is just beautiful

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Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

i believe that I had such a high expectation that it left me quite underwhelmed. I was surprised that soft drinks were not part of the buffet however, I assume it is to balance the price of the seafood buffet. The biggest disappointment were the oysters as the texture was mushy and it left a fishy aftertaste. The lamb was quite dry for my liking but I really enjoyed the honey ribs. The dessert bar, sashimi and mushroom soup was by far my favourite.

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Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

great location food fantastic service excellent.

did not like our table as it backed onto the waiters return table and the noise from the returning plates was disappointing.

it was our 40th wedding dinner.

OT
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Food, service everything. I even asked for a window seat for our special occassion & that wasn't missed though not promised either. Just one thing: pushing us out in 2 hrs was jarring & caused us to relax elsewhere, enjoy drinks there rather than the conservatory which would've been our preference.

OT
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was disappointed that the coffee was cold. We asked for a new one and they happily made a fresh hot one but only had 15 minutes to drink it and we were rushed out the door because they had to set up for the next group. Don’t offer coffee half an hour before you want people to leave

OT
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great venue for a special dinner/lunch/high tea

Friendly helpful staff ,lots of different food options available to suit different tastes.

No lack of choice ,and the buffet was always clean and tidy and topped up regularly with fresh food.

Impressed with the excellent quality of seafood.

OT
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

First time visit, well worth it and keen to go again.

OT
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yummy good bubbles cold and perfect lovely ice in drinks
Seafood to die for
Beautiful place for my friends 70th birthday
We’re fantastic with our parking issue
Love loved it

OT
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value with a glass of wine and parking included. Buffet was well stocked with plenty of seafood and a great selection of hot dishes and deserts.
Staff were very attentive and cheerful, plus the ambience was great.
Its only $60 odd bucks for lunch. Will go again when next in Melbourne...I've paid a lot more for a lot less elsewhere.

OT
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was of excellent quality and selections were great for most diets.
The price for lunch is excellent value.
Partner was slightly disappointed there were no sickly chocolate desserts!
Service was attentive without being overbearing.

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Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and great service

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Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Being a vego I was a wee bit concerned about what would be available for me, however I shouldn't have worried. The vegetarian dishes were outstanding in every way.
The staff were incredibly polite and professional.
The room and the decorations were beautiful.
For taking my partner out for her special birthday dinner, I can think of no better place. Thanks guys!

OT
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Trendy place for a buffet lunch with attentive staff. Good value for money.

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Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service fantastic

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Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, service and location for a family treat

OT
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really good and the staff were very friendly helpful and professional.

OT
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very good night's dinner and relaxing environment

OT
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the variety and freshness of the food

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Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Conservatory is always very good

OT
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It is very good, however if anyone is vegetarian it is not close to value for money. There were around 4 or so vegetarian and they were just very basic (scallop potatoes, or salad or stri fry with tofu etc)

If non-vegetarian then would recommend, but if you are vegetarian then it is quite expensive and not value for money

OT
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food choices were superb, ambience great but best of all was the service by the staff and in particular, Cedric and Andrea. Looking forward to our next visit.

OT
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food and material are not especial. Im from Taiwan, our best buffet might be AUD 90, but we have soft drink, juice, and good food. I got good recomments from internet, and arrange dinner yesterday with my friends, totally 12 people. But we were disapointed last night... Nothing specially for food , and poor service. Are you the best buffet in melbourne?

OT
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Nothing special not worth for the money that we paid plus need to pay for the expensive parking. We paid for the location really.

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Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great food and service

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Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful evening with delicious fresh food

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Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great variety and quality of food. Staff friendly and helpful. Our kids reckon it is the best restaurant in the world.

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Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great for our special wedding anniversary. We were rather underwhelmed with the choice of mains but the entree, salads were excellent.

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Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Foods were very average for Luna New Year rate, which is not much different to normal day buffet, there were not variety of food each cusine. Also, we had few unfresh oyster which were very stinky.
The staff were friendly and quick but when the restaurant got busier, i had to stand up yo get cutleries, napkin, water myself.
Apart from a beautiful restaurant with view, my dinning experience was very disappointing unfortunately.

OT
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I’ve been here a few times and love the food and location. It was our first time for high tea celebrating a baby shower. I’ve found the service was a bit of let down this time. No one came to grab our drinks order and had to ask a few times . Plus had to ask twice for same item as it was forgotten. Waitress was taking away our food at 4.35pm saying high tea was until 5pm. True but still 25 min to go. As I said I love this place and the food is stunning, just unlucky with the service this time