CUMULUS INC.

4.5
234 reviews
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  • Fit for Foodies
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CUMULUS INC. Eating House and Bar opened in 2008 in Melbourne’s famous art and fashion precinct, Flinders Lane. Celebrating the historic turn of the century rag trade building in which it is located, the space is a busy social hub offering Andrew McConnell’s acclaimed food.

The space, designed by Pascale Gomes-McNabb, is light and classic. CUMULUS INC. is open throughout the day, seven days a week, whether it be for a coffee, snack, drink or a meal. Breakfast until 11.30am is done simply; organic muesli or perhaps the Full English, with farmhouse slab bacon and smoked tomato. Lunch and dinner include dishes designed to share, charcuterie, oysters shucked to order, salads or the whole roast lamb shoulder.
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PR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As always the food was great and the service was efficient and attentive. There was a good vibe in the place, and it was pretty crowded for a Sunday lunch. The caesar salad was nice but they went overboard with the dressing

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always, highly recommend to anyone. We look forward to returning again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was very good. The lady on the door not very good. Disappeared and didn’t come back for 5 mins with queue starting to build- no one else attended to us

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O
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience - wholeheartedly recommend! Try the tuna tartare if you get the chance 😊

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MI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous, and a very Melb experience.
A little too noisey, and for a couple at the counter, it would be nice if you could orientate the bar stools towards each other (they are square and fixed, facing the counter). Perhaps at least extend the foot rail to the sides of the stool??
Either way, keen to go back, awesome food!
Thank you:-)
Michelle

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SM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food wasn’t anywhere as good as previous visits. It was rather disappointing.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and staff were attentive and friendly- happy for us to stay back after closing so we could finish our drinks- were engaging and made good conversation. Will be back next time in Melbourne. The English chef was a lad!

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YL
9 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent food, great atmosphere, will be back again

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TC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic for a special occasion, the sharing lunch was perfect

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JB
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been to cumulus before and always had an amazing experience. Was taking my partner as part of his Christmas present and want disappointed. We decided to go with the chef's selection which I'd read previously on the menu online. I did hope that the dishes would be in line with what was written as I really wanted to try the spanner crab but the menu does say that it's only a sample menu so that's ok. Every dish was beautiful, the wine was fantastic, we just had the cumulus and curly flats Pinot, so nothing extravagant but perfect with our food. If I had to improve on anything, it would be that the cocktails could of used a little more flamboyance and the potatoes had far too much garlic for our taste, but only because it detracted from one of the best lamb dishes I've ever had. Like butter in your mouth. Great night and great service as always.

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B
25 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Still keeping up it's good standard of food and service, but I think the 'wines by the glass' selections could be improved. Was there on a very hot day and they did not turn on the air conditioning....so it was quite muggy. At these prices I like to sit in comfort...which for me is a/c on a 35C day! Other than that I continue to recommend this restaurant.

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LK
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food was very nice Not a great deal of options for a vegetarian who was with us The waiter was a bit pushy with options

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RB
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it. Will visit next time in Melbourne. My wife was hesitant about being seated at the high chairs on the counter due to health issues, but found the experience unique and different. Would have preferred a table for two, however the service and food selection more than made up for any minor issues.

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ER
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Cumulus came up as one of the better restaurants on zomato. we decided to give it try and found a spot at 08:45pm. Bit late maybe but did not remotely effected the experience. And an experience it is.

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RG
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Prices reasonable for food and drink.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Our waitress was great, but overall service was messy / clumsy. Dining room needs a face lift, centre tables crammed so so close together!

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PT
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was fantastic but took a long time (45min) to arrive.
Good ambient.
Well recommended

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The cocktails were great and the food was very good. However the service was a little slow at times - but admittedly it was very busy. The noise level was quite high although it was still possible to have a conversation with others guests at out table.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Spent a very enjoyable few hours at Cumulus Inc with a bunch of fabulous women who are empty nesters and old high school buddies. Noisy, fun, great food to share. Thank you

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p
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Generally underwhelming and noisy. Promises efficiency and diligence but something gets lost in the frenetic environment and service and quality seem to fade away.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at the kitchen counter which was great, watching the chefs. Food was beautifully cooked and presented.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated NYE here and had a fantastic dinner with fabulous service. Everything was very tasty. Highly recommend

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S
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is clean and comfortable. Very suitable for a couple or family to have lunch or dinner here. Staffs are kind to explain the dish and special of today. The food is also delicious.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing time dining with great food and atmosphere.
Definitely recommend to book yourself in to dine here when in the area.
Many amazing dishes to choose and experience on the night.

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FS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food is fabulous! It was the BEST meal I had in Australia. All food was amazing, except one salad. We noticed that other tables also left this salad (forget the name). The salad is a bit over sour for us and it must be fresh if you match with lamb but we think it served in the wrong time - with bunch of starter.
Also, staff were friendly but since it's a popular place so we couldn't find any staff to pay in the last.
BTW, lamb with pesto is wonderful!!

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JK
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night, food and service brilliant as always. Thoroughly recommend for foodies.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Really good food, too noise.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were attentive and the food delicious. A great spot for a second date.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fresh seasonal food prepared and served with flair

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LP
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had the set lunch, great food and wine, sat at the bar overlooking kitchen, fun to watch. Service excellent, a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for, as they say.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

great customer service, loved it! Food was lovely, and whilst we were at the bar, it was pretty cool watching how the pass works.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food always great - music loudish
Female service person brilliant guy very average ie attitude
Carry on - Cumulus Inc!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was amazing! Had the tasting menu which was soo yum and not too much or too little food. Would totally go back ! Drinks are priced very well too!

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YS
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our experience at Cumulus was very enjoyable. We had the Chef's Selection Menu and it was very fun seeing all the interesting dishes come out one by one. It was definitely a great choice and would recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great service and food. Just a tad noisy on the day and hard to hear conversations. Therefore place is better for intimate groups rather than large groups.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Attentive service from knowledgeable staff. Cannot fault the food. I had only been for breakfast previously, the buckwheat waffles with chopped egg are divine. Our lunch was delicious, would have to be the best ceasar salad I've eaten.

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a
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent in all areas, but reducing the noise factor due to the shape and size of the restaurant would really toke it to the next level. I am sure some kind of panels that you wouldn't notice would do wonders.

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AC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service. Fabulous taste. Always a gem and worth a visit when you’re in Melbourne!

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LS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food. Love our waiter Jack. Didn’t love the high stools at the bar though. Got a bit uncomfortable after an hour or so. The view of the kitchen prep area was great. Loved watching the chefs prepare our delicious food. Our waiter Jack was exceptional. Very helpful but not too pushy. Would definitely recommend to friends. Would happily go back but ask for a table seat.

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T
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing people, amazing food - we will be back! :)

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