CUMULUS INC.

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590 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
Cumulus Inc. will be open for lunch and dinner bookings from 12pm Monday to Saturday from June 1st. Breakfast bookings are available from 8am to 11am Monday to Friday. Cumulus Inc will be temporarily closed on Sundays.

Bookings open online from Friday May22nd, 2020

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.
What 590 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jason
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The only thing I could comment on was that the waiters/waitresses did not come around to ask how we were going or if we’d like anything else and it was hard to grab their attention. But it was a busy night at the restaurant.

Other than that it was great

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Over priced! Poor menu . In short a rip off. Not a place to go to for a pre - theatre dinner.

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ErinF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of six had a superlative meal. This restaurant is a treasure and so worth supporting. Similar London restaurants are now doing home deliveries.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious menu that definitely gives you value for money . Knowledgeable l, efficient staff - loves watching the kitchen go about their work. Would recommend the tomato and cheese dish, beautiful and fresh.

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natashac
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had the chef's special - excellent food with excellent service. Even managed to find us a delightful table and let us stay as long as we wanted

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GLENR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and well informed staff who are enthusiastic about helping you enjoy your experience

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MJNZ
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Amazing food, flavours all well balanced. I was a little disappointed about the service as there was only few tables dinning. But that will not stop me visiting again.

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sweep
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The noise and the commotion overwhelmed the good quality of the food.

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LizW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant eatery. One of a kind. Never fails to impress. ALWAYS sit at the bar overlooking the masterful chefs at work.

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ttttt
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was ok overall but not quite special enough to justify the price tag. My previous experiences were better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I definitely expected more from this restaurant considering the hype, pretentiousness and cost of the food. Not a bad experience, just not sure it was worth it.

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WayneA
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expected to be seated at the bar, lovely surprise to be shown to a table.
Very attentive service, just right.
Great croquettes, loved the mozzarella and nectarine and the chicken was the juiciest we have had for years.
Expected 5 stars and got it.

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Trav
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolute pleasure. Beautiful food. Excellent night

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Tanya
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can always count on Cumulus Inc for high quality dining, great service and delicious food.

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MelanieH
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I have been to Cumulus many times for breakfast and a colleague recommended we try dinner. The low point for us was not being shown to our table and having to wait a good 10 minutes before we were seated as there were 'other things' that the front of house person needed to do?!

The food and wine were excellent but we were disappointed with dessert particularly as we had two madelines put on our table only to be taken away and given to another table near by and 10 minutes later our dessert came and it was only 1 small madeline, not really a dessert and at the very least there should be 2 per serve.

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HKing
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Have dined here a few times now and service was a let down this time, which is a shame. The food is always incredible, yet the waiter was unhelpful and lacked knowledge of the food and drinks.

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Robin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, lovely staff and excellent service. Would recommend the lamb and the red emperor.

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CYsy
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was fantastic with great flavor a also some very interesting menu. Good service and nice place to be. Will definitely come back again to try out some other dishes in the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

One of my all time faves and I try to eat at Cumulus Inc every time I am in Melbourne. Make sure you sit at the bar in front of the kitchen and chat to the chefs!

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OHugh
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Disappointing, menu limited and staff was not very experienced.

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JouniPauli
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fantastic place. Been here before and would come back again!

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Hannah
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Although in an idyllic location and a beautiful space, we left very underwhelmed. The service was bad - the waiter was quite rude and unhelpful, but with the mindset of 'maybe he is having a bad day' we let that slide. However, we then had to wait until after our third plate of food and 10 minutes of trying to get someone's attention (and it wasn't that busy!) to get our first drink. The food was fine, but generally lacked flavour and when you have so many amazing choices in Melbourne, it didn't inspire us at all to go back.

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yeonjs
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service. Love the professional hospitality provided, immediately makes you feel like you’re at a top venue.

Can’t say the same about the food. Everything a bit plain, a bit boring. Good food but .. just good. Not amazing, not exciting, no wow factor. Consider the price point, there should be more.

Almost was tempted to give the oysters back, but considering how busy it was, I resisted. Probably the most saltiest thing I’ve ever tasted in my whole life. Zucchini, potatoes, gnocchi all prepared well, ‘signature’ lamb excellently cooked, however the sauce to match just added another level of boring to the really well cooked meat.

Food coming out extremely slow as well. I understand it’s a tiny kitchen and it’s extremely popular, but might be worth considering how long people are waiting in between dishes.

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RichardM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

I love this restaurant, but the service on this occasion was off. It wasn't overly busy but our waiter was all over the shop. Even the other waiters were not on point. It really took the gloss of the great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hungary
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, reasonable and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flawless as always 😊

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Georgina
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We loved the food but place was really noisy. Staff was nice but not very engaging.

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DonR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night at Cumulus. We ordered the chefs selection. Food was great.

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AMEN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely loved dining at Cumulus. Cannot wait to repeat.

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DARRENP
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food & excellent friendly service.
All of the recommendations from your staff in regards to food & wine were excellent. Made for a fantastic experience

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DavidA
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sat at the marble bench overlooking the kitchen. Gave me food envy but I can only fit a certain amount in. Shared plates were superb. A new experience in every dish. Fully recomended. Oh and did I mention the wine list?

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely food and tasty, well presented and some unique flavours. Some items I felt value was lacking. The real downfall was watching what seemed to be the head chef being inconsiderate and condescending to the kitchen staff (we were seated at the bench overlooking the kitchen), this was a real pit off for us and also for the staff that it was directed towards as they were visibly taken back.

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SarahB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and drinks great service
Will definitely be back

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1234
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Service was a little prickly - not sure if waiting staff were having a bad day. Acoustics were not good for a business luncheon - could not hear much with noise levels at lunch peak. Food was ok.

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RyanG
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. The staff will be more than happy to assist with wine pairings.

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StevenG
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an absolutely gorgeous evening, the food was magnificent, the selections they made for us were perfect. The wine list is comprehensive and reasonably priced. The staff are super lovely and very helpful. Will be back again soon

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KarinM
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We all absolutely loved it. Such courteous staff and great service.
Only thing was that the portions were probably a tad smaller than we had anticipated so should have ordered a bit more food.

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Chuck
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great restaurant. Fantastic food, impeccable service. A pleasure to pay the bill. Thanks. 👍🏻

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CarolynT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Being a party of 2 we sat on the bench facing the kitchen. This was fine and we could watch - to a certain extent - the food being prepared - though a lot of the sauces are obviously made beforehand. We had the $75 ph tasting menu and it was good value - 4 courses and more than enough food. Homemade bread and olive oil too. They included the 'signature' slow cooked lamb but being summer i wish they had prepared something lighter.

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LukeMoz
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delightful food and dishes. Great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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CUMULUS INC. offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9650 1445.

CUMULUS INC. is rated 4.5 stars by 590 OpenTable diners.

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