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About Fitzroy Social

Located just outside of the Melbourne CBD at 222 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, you will find an eclectic and impressive venue in Fitzroy Social. Housed in a former warehouse and featuring artwork throughout by renowned artist David Bromley, Fitzroy Social has fast become one of Brunswick Street's most popular bar and restaurants. Featuring $20 Lunch Menu, A La Carte Menu, $5 Pizza specials, Set Menus, Kids Menus, as well as dedicated Gluten Free and Vegan Menus. Daily deals, every day happy hour and rotating drink specials make Fitzroy Social the ideal venue when catching up with friends and family. Only a short walking distance to public transport on Bell Street. Off-street parking is available in neighbouring streets.

With an overall venue capacity of 400 people it is perfect for large sit down lunches or dinners in the main room, casual drinks and canapes in our front rooms, or events seeking privacy in our upstairs function room.

222 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, AU-VIC 3065
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian, Dining Bar, Pub

Hours of operation:
Opening Hours:

Mon-Tues: 5pm-11pm
Wed: 12pm – 11pm
Thurs - Sat: 12pm – 12am
Sun: 12pm – 11pm

PLEASE NOTE – We only take reservations for lunch or dinner in our dining room. We do not take reservations for drinks in the bar area. To be seated in the dining room, at least 1 main meal per person must be ordered. Please call us on 9825 8950 Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm for more information.

Cross street:
Moor Street and small cross section of St David Street

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 9825 8950

Website:
http://fitzroysocial.com.au/

Entertainment:
Fitzroy Social features a large projector inside the venue which shows LIVE sporting events. Themed menus for special holidays such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, New Years Eve.

Catering:
Fitzroy Social has multiple spaces suitable for birthday's, engagements, christening celebrations or corporate events. A booking with Fitzroy Social means you can sit back and relax as our staff provide full food and beverage service to you and your guests.

Parking Details:
The closest parking lot is located on Rose St Fitzroy. Off street parking is available in the surrounding streets.

Public Transport:
The number 11 Tram stops at the intersection of Brunswick Street and Bell Street, only a short stroll from Fitzroy Social. For those who would like to take a walk through the street of Fitzroy, take the train to Parliament Station - it's a 15-20 minute walk to the venue.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special themed menus for notable holidays such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Private Dining

With spaces to accommodate everything from group dining, birthday drinks, stand out corporate events to incredible, unique weddings – we have the perfect spot for you!

Fitzroy Social Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.3

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (57)
Group Bookings (37)
Lunch (37)
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Modern Decor (33)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Happy Hour (27)
Outstanding Value (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fun (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Neighbourhood Gem (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Special Occasions (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
People Watching (17)
Open Kitchen (16)
Tasting Menu (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Family Style (11)
Great Beer (10)
Child Friendly (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Cosy (7)
Tapas (7)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Brunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Scenic View (5)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Romance (4)
Authentic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Molecular Gastronomy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Organic (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Live Sports (2)
Historic (1)
Wood Oven (1)
Spicy (1)
Private Room (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 31 March 2017

great food. .excellent service by our waitress. ..didn't get her name ..but thanks again. ..back ground music could be more varied. thanks again

Tags: Casual
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 31 March 2017

Music was too loud when you were trying to have a nice meal with friends, couldn't hear one talk above the noise

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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 29 March 2017

Good value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighbourhood Gem, Casual, Lunch, Group Bookings, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 27 March 2017

Fantastic, delicious food with plenty of it and the service was outstanding. The waiters/waitresses were extremely helpful and very friendly and you couldn't ask for anymore.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Lunch, Family Style, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 19 March 2017

Fantastic meal, great value, easy to get to and excellent service.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Excellent value with a discount voucher. After an initial wait, food and service proved to be very good

Tags: Casual
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 March 2017

We were ding for my wife's birthday. The service was great and the food was magnificent.
We were staying in Victoria parade so it was just two short tram rides to the restaurant.
We have already recommended this restaurant to others.
I cannot remember eating better food than we did on Friday; no fooling.
We live in Colac but we will be going back to Fitzroy Social without a doubt.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Modern Decor
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 9 March 2017

The food was much better than we expected and will definitely go back. On top of that the staff were very pleasant and welcoming. It was an excellent dinner with great service

Tags: Comfort Food, Cosy
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 7 March 2017

Fantastic decor, very unique with an open air feel. Attentive staff. Creative cocktails, local beers and ciders. Perfectly cooked steak - love!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Group Bookings, Local Ingredients, Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Molecular Gastronomy, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Modern Decor
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Great food and value.Service was very good and staff were pleasant and efficient.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Lunch, People Watching
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 19 February 2017

We went on a voucher for Sunday evening 6pm. Was already buzzing not over full. Food was delicious and hot. A couple of mix ups with the neighbouring table - we were given their food twice by different male waiters. Overall, we had a good night with our main waiter Katrina who was on the ball and picked up the slackness of the other waiters. She new instantly what we had ordered without checking and apologized for the mix up. Katrina was delightful, bubbly and although busy - was always attentive to us.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Casual
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 19 February 2017

Great place for an amazing meal, food was delicious and plenty of it, the waitress who served us was absolutely lovely, would definitely go back and recommend it to friends

Tags: Group Bookings, Casual, Special Occasions, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Modern Decor
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 February 2017

The best meal coupon experience ever!
Great service delicious food and great price for coupon! Will be back with or without coupon for sure.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Group Bookings, Tasting Menu
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Nice atmosphere and tasty food. Staff are friendly and attentive

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Would prefer to choose my own entree rather than get stuff I don't like.
Main meal was great - waiter was very nice and helpful.
Dessert was very disappointing - not what we ordered - a very plain, dry tart with half a strawberry on top - no cream.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 12 February 2017

Great atmosphere, very eclectic. Good food and service. Excellent for get togethers, birthdays etc.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cosy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Modern Decor, Neighbourhood Gem
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 11 February 2017

We had a wonderful meal on Saturday night, the venue was attractive and the food was of a high quality . All the staff that we interacted with wielded friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Open Kitchen, Fun, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Exceptionally loud with booming rap music making conversation impossible. The food was function food standard of reasonable quality and as we were on a two for one deal good value. Otherwise wouldn't return. Service slow but staff lovely.

Tags: People Watching
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Great family ambience as well as young people vibe. Love the interior especially the ceiling.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Open Kitchen, People Watching, Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Outstanding Value, Family Style, Special Occasions
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 5 February 2017

This was the first time we have been to Fitzroy Social. We were truly surprised. The food was very special and the wine complimented it. Stephanie waited on us and she was friendly, efficient and an assert to Fitzroy Social. We highly recommend this venue and we will return as soon as we can.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasions, Child Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Open Kitchen, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Fun night, good food, service and wine, even though it was very busy the whole experience was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Brunch
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food4
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service5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 3 February 2017

Having visited before I wanted to show some overseas friends and they loved it too .

Tags: Casual, Neighbourhood Gem, Family Style
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food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 1 February 2017

Was an amazing restaurant with funky music chilled vibes and yummy food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 31 January 2017

UPDATE 31/1/2017

Excellent service by Juan.
Food is much better than last time, only downside was the Salmon, very small, no skin and overcooked. Surf and Turf is perfect.
The place is not full and still loud.

Coffee is BAD, eventhough I'm always happy to pay $4.00

PREVIOUS 08/12/2016

Is it a bar, high end Pub or a restaurant?????

For a start, the music is LOUD, a gigantic speaker above our table doesn't help when one is trying to converse.

The Bar area is happening, quite a few patrons on a Thursday night having their Christmas party I would say.

Table and chairs aren't comfortable, no linen, no set up, on a casual cafe style, those transparent plastic chair looks cool but aren't comfortable.

Service was good, albeit slow as they only have a few staff to tend us all.

On the food side, disappointing;
Stand out was the mixed Entree of Pork belly, Arrancini, Calamari and bread with dipping sauce, 4/5.
Mains are mostly disappointing, hard crusted Lamb cutlets, overcooked Salmon, but perfectly grilled steak (Surf & Turf).
Desserts are ordinary and coffee are average too.

Parking is also difficult, $4/hr for street parking, so we need a bigger incentive to come back this place.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Modern Decor, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Group Bookings, Quick Bite, Private Room
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 29 January 2017

Beautiful 3 courses and incredible value through ouffer. One of the best steaks we've ever had. Heaps of other great value offers available on their daily specials as well. We'll probably make the trip down the Calder to go there again.

Tags: Molecular Gastronomy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Brunch, Business Meals, Child Friendly, Casual, Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value
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food3
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 26 January 2017

The starters of the set menu was really inventive and delicious. Great value for money and the pork belly was the best ever had. My salmon was overcooked and so was my partners meat but the prawns and chorizo was great for our mains. Dessert was inventive however the pana cotta was more milky and less vanilla bean than I like. The Nutella tart tasted sub par. We waited 30 mins between finishing our mains and getting dessert. We were forgotten about by the male waiter however the female waitress we had at the start of the meal and after her break (at the end of the meal) was amazing and really attentive. The Bromley decor made the wait pleasant. We loved the ambiance. Be keen try an evening meal sometime and the burgers.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Family Style, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Child Friendly, Lunch, Tapas
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food4
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value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 25 January 2017

Service was impressive by Grace: helpful, friendly and efficient.
Food was excellent. Venue is nice with good ambience for catching up time, get together or even group functions.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Group Bookings, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Family Style, Happy Hour, Casual
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 24 January 2017

The only thing I could fault is that the servings were too generous!

Tags: Casual, Open Kitchen
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food3
ambience2
service4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Food, service and value are good but as with other reviews it is acousticaly very loud.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Surprising little gem. Staff were attentive with great customer service.
Food- excellent choice and well cooked.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Late-night Find
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Went on a Living Social voucher and will return. Friendly service and delicious food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 20 January 2017

A great evening out! The service was very good and we loved the food. The atmosphere was laid back and very enjoyable.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 20 January 2017

Food excellent ,service excellent, we are older diners and found the music selection was not for relaxed dining much too loud, catered for one type of diner hard to have a conversation we noticed the majority of customers were of a younger age so it seemed to us the place was set up for that age group. Because of the music we would not visit again

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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 20 January 2017

Service was excellent
Food was delicious
Atmosphere lovely

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Open Kitchen, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Modern Decor, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Group Bookings, Special Occasions
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 January 2017

Staff were excellent
Ambiance and decor great
Food was just deliscious
Great vale for money

Tags: Great Beer, Modern Decor, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 January 2017

Went for dinner and had a fantastic meal, great steak and pork belly. All food was very good. Good service and nice wine, will definitely go back.

Tags: Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies, Neighbourhood Gem, Special Occasions, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Group Bookings
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food3
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service1
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 January 2017

Not my first time at the venue, but it has the potential to be my last. We were seated in the window area as requested, however no information provided that there was no table service available in this area - we worked this out ourselves. Great value $1 nibbles during happy hour, awful Frose - they need to improve if wanting to serve the 'it' drink of summer... Main menu order placed x 5 items... we had a simple request that one of the two burgers ordered not have mustard or ketchup, but sadly they both turned up without the condiments - that's not the worst part of our experience. One of the 5 meals (quinoa salad) never arrived with the other meals. We approached what appeared to be the supervisor who said the meal was at the bar and she'd collect it... After the 5-8min wait we then asked the same individual for the meal who said it was never part of the order & curtly advised it would be rushed through the kitchen when possible. After an awkward 15-20mins wait for a cold salad (!) we again asked for the meal at which time the following response was received and laced with super attitude "Well it wasn't on the order, so I don't know if you didn't order it or it wasn't heard!" I calmly let the rep of this establishment know I did order it and it wasn't the only mistake with our main meals, with the response "Not my issue!" In the end the main meal was taken off the bill, no apology provided and 5 local professionals left with a poor experience and a terrible service story to share within their organisation - deterring future spend at this venue
There are other venues that have better airconditioning, far superior service and deliver the same food choice & quality

Tags: Outstanding Value, Modern Decor
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food4
ambience2
service1
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 16 January 2017

Waiter was terrible, not sure if he was new but he wasn't up to the job. Service was very slow, not many others there , it was a Monday night. Food was fine.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 January 2017

We found the venue quite fascinating with it's eclectic decor. However there was no sign of aircon which would suggest a very hot and humid atmosphere during hot weather. Also had to wait 20 minutes after being seated before our order was taken. The food when it did appear was worth the wait.

Tags: Group Bookings, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Casual, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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food3
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 January 2017

We were unlucky where we were seated straight infront of the entrance at a table that seemed to be the drop and break glasses area and then to top it off a waitress knocked over the full jug of water all over our sweets making most inedible ,of course mopped it up but we were not given replacements.We were a group of 4 and drinks were slow coming as was the food ,very disappointed overall as it was my birthday family dinner ,so guess what our daughter lives in Fitzroy but not sure if ever she will go back,expensive night and a disaster.By the way the bucks night boys were plastered and nearly sitting ontop of us ????? Not ideal.
It would be nice for the venue to call and apologise for the bad evening we had.

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