CUMULUS INC.

4.5
404 reviews
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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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OT
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food was lovely but service was surprisingly poor.. they served bread with no plates, near hour before the food came out and no one was interested in asking if we wanted dessert or coffee at the end of a meal. Unfortunately the service was shockingly poor, not sure why this restaurants rates so well in Melbourne. I have been here for breakfast a few times and it was a similar experience so I thought the lunch service would be much better, however not the case.

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KK
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently great food, service and ambience. Every time I go I am reminded how good Cumulus is for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great service makes a difference and everyone was fantastic.

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

Casual and relaxed atmosphere with very friendly staff. We sat at the counter and enjoyed watching the chefs prepare the meals. We ordered the set menu which was great value for money and super tasty. We went back for breakfast during our stay which was amazing as well.

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PH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always put ourselves in the chef's hands to put dinner together – not only is it always great, it's also excellent value for money. Everything about the Cumulus experience feels completely thought through, yet it presents as a comfortable and relaxed, friendly and informal. In a city of great restaurants, Cumulus shines for its produce-driven menu, superb service and easy ambience. Always a winner.

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PS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food as usual... everything has so much flavour.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious. We had mainly vegetarian meals which were cooked to perfecrtion. The Jerusalem artichoke and cauliflower salad was delicious. I most definintely recommend Cumulus inc to a friend.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, awesome service wine very expensive .

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AD
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food and staff, were able to accommodate every request and even picked a menu for us based on our needs

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MT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service slow and disappointing at times but the food is worth the wait

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JF
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a must when you have a weekend in Melbourne either for Breakfast for Lunch. Food is always fabulous

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FJ
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food is SO GOOD, everything on the menu is something you WANT to eat. Would come back again and again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and the food were superb.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

amazing waiter, really looked after my dietary requirements

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PJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect as always, elegant food, great wine, professional service

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AZ
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Can't fault anything and will definitely be back!

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PM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, great vibe..awesome experience.Classy but not too fussy.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I enjoyed the food at Cumulus and the service as ok. Our food was served erratically and delayed coming out causing us to go over our 2 hour allocation.

After dinner we were not asked if we would like to see the dessert menu, just asked ‘anything else’. We expressed interest in the dessert menu and were told our table was rebooked in 10 minutes and we would have to move.

We didn’t mind moving but there is a way to go about this when it is not the patrons fault and Cumulus did not do this well.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal with my family.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Melbourne!! It’s consistently amazing even after 10 years. That’s impressive

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B
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed a relaxed lunch here. Very welcoming staff who were interested and attentive. Fabulous vegetable dishes and amazing melt in the mouth lamb, excellent wine and perfect portion sizes in the dishes. Pretty loud crowd but seat at bar nicely out of the noisiest section.

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RJ
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Fantastic Food in a cozy atmosphere. Second time in a month we have been here.
Waiter tried very hard but was invisible second half due to overload. Patatoes never came through, though ordered from the beginning. No wine still half way through main course. A shame, rest was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Although we had no luck getting some space upstairs for pre dinner drinks at Cumulus Up (a dinner booking gives you no special treatment and we had to pop down the road to Trinket to quench our thirsts), the end experience as Cumulus Inc certainly made up for the rocky start.
We had an amazing waitress (a lovely young woman from Castlecrag, Sydney... big shout out to her) who kept us on our toes and was ever aware of our table and needs! The food she brought to our table was ridiculously delicious and we could not fault it - do yourself a favour and order the slow cooked lamb as a share plate. Every plate we ordered was superb - couldn't have asked for better.
To end the night, we had the most understanding of baristas who served up my super complicated coffee with a smile on his face and not one wise crack. It was sooooo good I made him do it all over again.
Great floor manager too - all up a great night!

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CD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food was good, but I have to say the service was poor. We were pretty much ignored when we arrived and then seated on a very small table. Wine (first drinks ordered) arrived after entrees. For what you pay and the reputation this restaurant seems to have - I was pretty disappointed by the overall experience.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Eaten twice before & had good experiences. Had requested booth seat, didn’t happen. Couldn’t hear the waitress, too noisy! And she was far too rushed. Portions too small for 6. Beef tough. On leaving no one looked our way, asked if we’d enjoyed the meal, virtually ignored! Disappointing!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Super efficient and friendly service, lovely atmosphere. Innovative and well cooked food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We asked for the food to come out together as I was lunching with my out of town parents and had to leave after an hour. Instead we received our smaller meals and the duck hadn’t arrived after 40 mins. When we asked where it was we were told 5 minutes, then 2 minutes but after 15 it still hadn’t arrived and I had to leave. The food arrive 10 minutes later and was lovely apparently, but the poor attention to detail ruins our experience.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Pictures speak for themselves.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and a place for those who enjoy a hearty meat meal

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OT
Perth / WA
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Extremely poor service and disorganised. Booked a table for 2 at 5.30pm for kitchen menu. Needed to wait for 45 minutes between one of the dishes to the next.

They then ushered us out to 2 cramped seats by the bar, stating that the seating is only until 7.30pm. We ate very efficiently, but their serving was so inefficient that it resulted in the late finish. How is it fair to push us out at 7.30pm!? It’s adding insult to injury, when we already tolerated the extremely slow and disorganised service.

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IL
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was fresh and tasty . Great value for money.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, menu options, and wait staff was outstanding.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as usual.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an afternoon at Cumulus Inc and had the Chefs Selection. It was incredible food at an amazing price point. Highly recommend Cumulus Inc.

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M
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This restaurant came highly rated. We enjoyed the food, especially the charcuterie selection, Waldorf salad and the pork dish.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Had a nice time. Food was good. Sat at the kitchen bench. Found it to be a distraction, stools uncomfortable and hot. Would ask for a table next time.

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F
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

My husband chose cumulus to celebrate his birthday and he was looking forward to the lamb shoulder and roast potatoes he had experienced a few time at cumulus. He was disappointed when the lamb shoulder came out smothered with capsicum purée and the side of potatoes with a type of mayo. What happened to the rustic menu we’ve come to know cumulus for? Granted everyone else’s meal was fantastic. I just felt sorry for my husband who was so looking forward to his lamb as it was.

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B
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Disappointing from the outset. Arrived and no greeting or welcome. Mentioned I had a reservation and had to repeat myself to three separate staff members. My business associate had already arrived and they commented on receiving the same experience.

The waitress was incredibly brusque and bordering on pass-aggressive most of the meal. Food took over 40 mins to arrive after we were seated. Not good enough.

During the meal, I had wait staff barging in between tables, knocking and at one point had my cutlery knocked out of my hand as she bent over between tables and pushed her body half across mine (butt into my arm and shoulder) without any ‘excuse me’ or recognition, as I was about to place my fork in my mouth.

Deafeningly noisy environment, zero ambience, food is ok but nothing remotely unique. Won’t be back. File under severely overrated.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! We tried the Chef’s Menu and it was totally worth it

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TD
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great place for dinner. Fillipo (waiter) was very nice, thank you

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