Garden State Hotel - Garden Grill

4.3
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91 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
The first of our Flinders Lane restaurants is the Garden Grill, offering a casual dining experience featuring a menu designed by our Head Chef that highlights produce from Australia’s best local suppliers. Get ready to dig into delicious dishes that tantalise your taste buds – Victoria on a plate has never looked so good. The Garden Grill is open for dinner on Wednesdays, and lunch & dinner Thursdays through Saturday.
What 91 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Belinda
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Meals were all generous serves and good value. Would eat there again!

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GeorgiaL
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really well done pub food and excellent service. Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience2

Venue was ok however food menu was very limited and we weren’t able to watch the tv monitors for viewing of sport.
Drinks were expensive.

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AlexA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Support local....this pub, food, atmosphere even during this time was outstanding.

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AgashanD
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Had a great time with my work mates.
Thank you very much.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from the team and food was great, the steak was a real highlight.

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Elkevgorp
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Good introduction etc. However it took quite long before someone asked us to order the food. The concept of having the menu on the phone works really well.
Thank you for the great night.

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JacquiH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue, excellent service, food was delicious but pretty pricey drinks! Overall we really enjoyed and will go back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Anniversary dinner we really enjoyed the meals - wonderful and great value for money too.
Well dine for coping during these strange times!

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LeeR
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Even with a limited menu I found the choices excellent, the steak was expertly cooked, the salmon salad was perfection, however the sticky date pudding was a little dry.

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We met some international guests for a drink and meal before going to the theatre. The bar section was very busy and LOUD. It was hard to hear each other. Once we got to our dinner table, everything was very comfortable.

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helenej
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Service was good , food was good except for the confits leeks which were not good simply grilled and « burnt » so not enough vegetables in the plate but the meat (pork) was really good
the place was too noisy so hard to follow a conversation but very lively atmosphere

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Ordered sweet potatoe fries and corn fritters. The fritters were overcooked and heavy with oil.
This resulted in stomach discomfort later that evening

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FrancescaW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Made our special event very enjoyable, only one complaint, the veal schnitzel was a bit thick in the middle and was tough. Otherwise, the meals were lovely. Thanks.😀

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AllenB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food quantity was a bit light on, especially the pork meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Quick bite to eat before a concert, accomadated our speedy request!

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MoniqueL
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The service was amazing. My boss has left his glasses and i received a call to let me know that night that we had left it behind! They were so accommodating as well with the dinner options so i would highly recommend both food and services. The ambience also is INCREDIBLE!

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LindsayR
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great ambience, varied menu, excellent service. Will visit again.

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VinceC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Although the surroundings were good the noise levels for an eatery were far too excessive. Very uncomfortable to have dinner. No conversation can be had as music and acoustics were too loud. Not suitable for dinner I feel.

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SimonM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I hosted a family gathering of 12, for lunch, for an 18th birthday, with guests ages ranging from late teens to early 70's.
We could not be happier with the service from the staff in the Garden Grill, attentive without being pushy, and extremely accommodating, especially assisting with the birthday cake.
The food was excellent, with particular compliment paid to the steaks, and the Pork Scotch Fillet.

The Dining room got pretty busy as the afternoon progressed, but the staff still continued to ensure everyone was looked after.

A number of us are already planning to come back for the Saturday Hightini !

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MARKP
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my Mum , Dad and wife there for dinner before the theatre. Service and food was excellent.

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Adriana
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We went for dinner last Thursday night to celebrate a friends' birthday. It was really good :)
The table booked was perfect, with kind of privacy for us (group of 11 people)
The service was excellent, specially Laura, she was really kind and friendly.
I highly recommend this place to all my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great dinner! Great night!

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service but would be better if big groups could order off the menu.

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Linda
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hightini was an awesome experience! Great service. Quality food.

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LiaT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Venue and staff absolutely amazing. Cocktails were flowing. And staff were on point. Food was absolutely yummy. Only downfall was that we didn’t have enough Food to eat.
I’ll definitely be back but order more food, as the high tea wasn’t enough.

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TrishO
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Great value also for what we had.

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BelindaB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The booths in the grill are way too dark. Everything else is fantastic all through the venue. It has a very good atmosphere.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Thank you, we had an enjoyable time over lunch and drinks in the garden. It was very cool in the garden despite high temperatures outside, a good spot for summer.

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AdamR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Service was ok, lound outside even though we were inside, food ok but ok for that price meant ordinary value

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JasmineC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The service and environment were absolutely lovely and a perfect place for a get together or one on one. Was definitely looked after well and enjoyed every second. Would recommend.

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were very attentive and pleasant, our lady with dietary requirements was well looked after

Establishment was clean

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KateB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We were celebrating end of school for our children !

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PhilC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic lunch, really enjoyed the food and place was beautiful, Thank you for making great memories

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CynthiaL
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The Hightini wording was misleading; "Hightini is a deliciously decadent hybrid between high tea and bottomless brunch. Enjoy two hours of drinks and high tea treats"- was read by the table as unlimited food as well. It only applied to drinks.

Otherwise service was amazing, drinks tasty and food incredible.
Thank you

CM
CassandraM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Had dinner on a friday night. Food was good, nothing that great.

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Jacq
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was amazing. Great food lovely staff great atmosphere. The only down side was the noise level but it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves and having a great time.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Average food, long wait time - would not recommend

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KellieI
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a great girls afternoon.
We had the Hightini, the cocktails were fantastic.

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MelanieT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

The food was awful! The worst chicken Parma I’ve ever eaten in my life. Plus my wallet got stolen from the venue.

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