CUMULUS INC.

4.5
261 reviews
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Australian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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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4.5
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4.1
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EF
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve heard a lot about Cumulus and it lived up to it’s hype. Delicious food and great service, would love to go back again!!

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B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was pretty sublime from start to finish. The drinks were delicious, the service was professional and efficient, and the food impressed. We might have found a new favorite place in Melbourne!

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

Table wasn’t ready when we arrive for our booking and we had to wait in the corner. Service was pretty slow. Overall it did not live up to the hype and was pretty average. It was a pretty disappointing experience as it was a birthday gift for my guest and it wasn’t an exciting or enjoyable experience

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Prices are too high and the food was not that amazing. Too noisy and unfortunately it was ran out of night during the dinner

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JG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

The food was exceptional, however we were seated at a bar style bench, which wasn't what we were after as we were on a date, the food however made up for the fact we had to sit on bar stools and couldn't be face to face

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

Very nice food, would like a bit more variety on the menu in terms of medium sized dishes. Was a bit pricy too

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DS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I had a booking but still they made us wait for half an hour... and they took 40 min to get our order.. we ended up spending two hours..Food was good though but there should be a respect for everyone’s time.

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CM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambience!!! We will be back many times!

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OC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch at the kitchen bar. 5 stars all round, the mango parfait was to die for.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Whilst the food and service were to expectation I was overall very disappointed at being asked to vacate our table at 9:15pm for a second sitting. At the time of booking I was not advised of such, and as it turned out, we weren't able to complete our dining experience and order our third course, desserts.
The noise level was way too high - it was difficult to converse even though we were a party of four around a smallish size table.

I was looking forward to a great night and dining experience, but unfortunately this booking did not represent good value on the night.

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It was fabulous. Only downside was a drip from an a/c vent dripping on us occasionally.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was okay and the service was sometimes a little slow. I have to admit that I think this place is a little overrated. We went twice to try their breakfast and lunch menu and weren’t too impressed both times.

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P
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Food and service good. However, it was extremely noisy, making conversation difficult. Time allowed for the meal was adequate.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and very attentive service. Had high expectations from reading other reviews and it certainly lived up to the hype.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always book a table at Cumulus when visiting Melbourne with Friends and Family. Love it here!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Food and service was great... Good presentation is excellent
Just that either kitchen is open or too close to eating place, it has a strong smell of raw meat in the restaurant.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, but a little noisy if you want to talk.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

If you get a seat at the counter in front of the open kitchen, it's like watching a theatre performance with all the dishes coming together, steaks being cooked and the chef at the pass.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

great meal,wine, service and ambience .all good will return whenever in Melbourne .Thanks guys

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RC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A step above anything else we experienced on our recent trip to Melbourne - yet so unpretentious!

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TT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service! Love the great selection of food and drinks! Excellent staff too!

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SS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far the most outstanding meal me or any one in my party experienced. Staff had fantastic wine pairing recommendations as well.

All in all was a fantastic experience thank you !

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b
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

great menu, great service, just a little dark; would of loved a table candle

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t
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and very accommodating. Just very noisy.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food fabulous, service excellent, initial greeter forgot about me - I suspect being a single female waiting for my companions had much to do with it. It's a chronic problem

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ML
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly & efficient service, a most enjoyable dining experience.

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IM
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were welcomed with a huge smile, and even though we were early they were happy to accomodate us.
Food was outstanding, we have had a tasting meny and they catered for our dietary requirements with no problems.
The interior is simple but cozy and modern, great selection of drinks and professional yet personal service.
Highly recomended.xxx

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PR
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
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 on 20 January 2019
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 on 19 January 2019
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 on 19 January 2019
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 on 17 January 2019
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 on 17 January 2019
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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