We made an online booking, which showed up on my email. Galah apparently didn’t receive it. We waiting 20 minutes, no one checked on us. Once eventually seated we waited a further 20 minutes to be served by their elitist and rude staff. Lucky the cocktail was so nice. Won’t be going back or recommending to friends.
The cocktails are amazing. Out of this world. Try them all if you can, especially The Pav.
The place and the decor is beautiful, the bar is lovely and the bar people were so accomodating as well! However the food/offering was a litttle disappointing, for a Saturday night booking at 730Pm. We ordered a cheese/meat board and were told they were out of cheese/meats, we also ordered oysters and the cauliflower dish. When we got to 9pm we questioned where the other items were and told oh no we are sold out of oysters as well. Would have been great to know earlier, the cauliflower dishes were taken off the bill when alerted but for a cocktail bar to be out of cheese/meats and oysters. I don’t think I’d return.
Also we had booked a table for 730 and had to wait 10 min, totally understand that there is other patrons but I think it also just set the tone for the experience.
Our cocktails were delicious, love the australiana vibe both in the menu and the decor. It was a bit loud as it’s quite echoey but overall loved it and will be back for sure!
Love this bar and the decor, however the service is a real let down. Chaos in the kitchen, wait staff who don’t know what they are doing, don’t remember orders and aren’t as friendly as they should be. Real shame given it could be great with the right staff
Waited 35 minutes for our drinks to arrive with no one checking in on us only to find out that the waitress forgot to put our order in and was initially quiet rude to begin with. It wasn't even very busy for us to be understanding. We got up and left.
Excellent in every respect, I felt very spoilt for my birthday!
Galah was a lovely spot to have some oysters and drinks with friends. Very nice lighting and a good atmosphere.
The kitchen seemed very frazzled with several meals missing, and having waiters approach several times asking if we were sure we had missed meals. Also were accosted for not paying the table despite having done so. Cutlery for meals seemed to be upon request only.
Ambience and vibe is great, music is a tad odd to eat/chat to, but can appreciate the appeal for “bar vibes”.
Overall venue is nice, cocktails are great, probably a few teething issues that need to be ironed out from a service perspective. Would go back for a cocktail once they get a bit more organised.
Love this place! Just can’t wait to be able to stand around and talk to people and not just sit in the one spot. Amazing cocktails too and our waiters were so nice and friendly
Great service, staff and food. Thank you!!
Great staff, easygoing atmosphere - terrific place to catch up with a friend for a drink and light meal.
We just had cocktails. Tasty and well presented, not cheap but it was a special occasion. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Will go again.
Excellent service and staff. Thank you!!
Loved it! Great atmosphere! Fantastic service!
Lovely staff, awesome food and drink. Such a great night!! Thank you lovely Galah xx
Not one staff member was wearing a mask properly. Even when coming and taking your order.
Gallar bar has always been a fun place! The cocktails are AMAZING! Unfortunately the food was terrible and not at all worth the money paid. As said, cocktails were the highlight and service was also fab! Food was definitely the the low light! Next time, I’ll order hot chips and not order the kangaroo or the fish ( which was sent back)
Incredible food (we only ate vegetarian options, so can't comment on the meat), especially the warm green salad. The cocktails were a little pricey but we understood why after tasting them! The cocktails we had were pav, kookaburra, apple one and Mad Max, all delish. Gorgeous spot too, love the floral additions on the table.
Very yummy cocktails, lovely staff & great service.
Perfect! Food was amazing!! Thanks to everyone involved it!
Great place recommend it highly
Amazing cocktail bar and eatery with a twist. Definitely worth repeat visits
Excellent service and staff. The vibe is casual and fun and the cocktails magnificent! Thanks for a sensational evening Galah crew :-)
Good food and atmosphere. A great place to meet friends.
Beautifully styled restaurant and bar, attentive staff, funky music and delicious cocktails!
Food was very expensive for what you got. Not that tasty either. They forgot one of my orders and took ages for my cocktail and proceeded to give it to another table.
We live local. Been twice before for drinks. Date nite this week and thoroughly amazed with Galah. Great team of service providers. Chatty and precise. Jazz band added value. Food bloody awesome. Lamb was a bit chewy.
Our Plates were empty!!
Thanks for a fab moment of enjoyment.
Already posted my review on Facebook - poor effort by galah. Disappointing
Cocktails great, food was tasty. Service was patchy but the staff were friendly and helpful.
Food took awhile to arrive and was warm, at best. Told that they had run out of julienned vegetables to serve with the dip, this was at 6:30pm in a Saturday, run out? Never had? Ordered a martini with a twist no olives, delivered with olives & no twist. When requested it corrected I was told by the waitress that she could just take the olives out...booked a high table but was seated at a low table right outside the toilets, and the smell emanating from them was very strong. On requesting a move the server gave us a look as if we were asking the world & then put us on to the floor manager who moved us without a problem. Music was loud for 6:30 on a Saturday...it seems to be moving to a cocktail venue, no regard for diners. That’s cool, but don’t advertise otherwise.
We didn't order food, just had to put a response in the survey.
Love the fire and music. Slightly too loud for a cocktail bar when the DJ pumped up. Could hear each other at the table which was a shame as we really wanted to chat up with friends.
Wine menu too limited by the glass and drinks a little over priced all up.
Could peg it back a few dollars to keep the cocktails under 20 and wines closer to 11-14 a glass.
Great food and ambience. Nice to have a truly Australian food experience in inner Melbourne. Service was poor, took a long time to get served and had to prompt for drinks
On of Melbourne top new venues... great ambiance with the fireplace and jazz, the service was great and the cocktails are some of the best I’ve tried.
Amazing cocktails but it was impossible to talk. Music was at a club level, IMHO it was unnecessary. Might be back on a different day than Friday evening.
For a 9 person dining.
The place was crowded, Waiter service for poor, food was overpriced.
Incredibly busy on a Saturday night. 15 min wait to order drinks. The poor bar staff - that place is so understaffed.
Lovely venue however. Nice music.
Saturday nights are very much orientated towards it being a bar, so would recommend going during the week when it's more low key. Looked great if you were heading there purely for a drink though. Lovely food but the timing was a bit off - last plate served was purely meat and we didn't have many sides left to go with it (it came out quite a bit later than the rest).
A bloody ripper this place. Becoming rarer these days to find good bars with table service. And usually when you do, you'd be quicker getting the drinks yourself. Not here. Waiting staff are amazing - super friendly and really efficient. Great place to hang with mates; definitely a cool date place. Don't be tight; reward the good table service with a smile (and a tip).
The restaurant had a great vibe. Service was average. Food was average. Would go back for a drink.
Galah offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9521 5325.
Galah is rated 4.4 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.