Graze Family Bistro

3.8
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108 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Graze Family Bistro is a unique dining experience with passion and care put into every meal. Situated right on the track of the Sale Greyhound Club at the Sale Showgrounds, the 180-seat bistro is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. After being leased out for over a decade, the Sale Greyhound Club made the executive decision to run the bistro inhouse, and thus Graze Family Bistro was born. With track side dining, a great kid’s entertainment area and a large beautiful dining area, we are sure to please everyone.

Our kitchen is headed by international chef Noli Salimbagat, a man with experience cooking all around the world, and sous chef Andrew Giles, a local young talent with poise and passion. The menu consists of many facets including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free meals as well as our all-star locally sourced steaks, you can guarantee there is something for everyone.
What 108 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.0
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.7
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelissaW
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Friendly staff lovely food. Need to clarify on menu when kids eat free and include a schnitzel as option for kids.

JH
JodyH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great as always. See you next time

JH
JodyH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great as always. See you all again soon

MB
MarkB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I purchased the fish it was oily soggy and not very enjoyable I would have to say the worst meal I have ever had there.

MW
MelissaW
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly service. Need to add more options to kids menu.

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RonV
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Small Gummy meal, one fillet cut in half, disappointed.

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Erinb
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

A bit disappointing this time firstly had to keep asking for another drink, waited just on an hour to get our meals. Mine was closer to cold then hot and husband steak was rare not medium. One waiter told us it was because they were understaffed while another said it was because everyone come in at once. We were given a desert for free but when I got home I looked at the docket to discover we had be charged for drinks we didn't have.

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Neenie
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Beef salad was tasty, kids meals were ok, our son decided he wanted the dumplings as his meal, and yes they were an entree, but even for an entree were very small, barely a mouthful each & you only got 3...
(out a Newrie you get 8 of them as entree)

Sticky date for dessert was nice but it needs cream or more ice cream, not a tiny dollop of soft serve.
And we also had a sundae, which was just soft serve with topping & nuts, (with no marshmallows or choc sprinkles per menu) so that was pretty dissapointing.

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RosalindH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Had booked for the NYE dinner with dog races, fireworks and children’s activity. Unfortunately the dogs and fireworks were cancelled, due to summer heat and fires in the area The food was good for everyone except for the morrocan calamari which was too salty. Service was ok for a busy night. We were told when we arrived for a 7.00 pm seating that there was a 50 minute wait for meals. As there were activities on for the kids we spent this time with the activities. All in all we had a pleasant evening out

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Limited menu disappointing

LT
LisaT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Our meals took over and hour to arrive and when we asked where they were we were told they were coming - they took a further 20min. The ribs were very dry and had way too much sauce to over compensate.

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steak in town. Always cooked perfectly. Great entree sized meals for kids that need a bit more than the kids menu

CB
CarlBee
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food & amazing atmosphere

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MelissaW
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was a little slow. Took 15 minutes of sitting at our table to get a menu and then my husband had to go and ask for one. My kids weren’t offered any table activities yet the table next to us were?? Food was delicious, but a little pricey for families. Overall, staff were friendly, food lovely but room for improvement.

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KYMr
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

We were told we'd have full table service when we enquired about ordering drinks. Our initial drinks order was taken then our meal order a little after, it was only people that ordered drinks at the same time as our meal that got a second drink. We were not asked again if we wanted any drinks at all. She offered to bring more water but, that never came. We were 9 adults and 1 teenager squashed on a table with barely enough room to eat. My husband and my mum had to try and balance their plates on the join between 2 tables that weren't the same level. Beer was warm in the stubbies and had to get replaced.
Overall not a great night

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Erinb
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Out of the 5 meals ordered 4 where very good my meal which was on the special list was disappointing I didn't realise it was a cold dish and had no flavour. (The coconut and lemongrass chicken) 2 of us ordered desert which unfortunately neither was of a good standard the nuts on the sticky date where stale and not much sauce and the berrie waffles was at the lower end of enjoyable.
Having had better before we will come back.

DH
DamienH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

After our last night at Graze I would not tell friends to go there. Booked a table for 5, when we turned up the table that was reserved for us wasn’t ready. After a 5 minute delay we went to our table. But then we realised we had been stuck next door to a party table? And OMG the noise coming from their tables was beyond a joke. One of our friends asked if we could move to another table? Which they did admit they where loud and moved us, but the table they moved us onto was dirty and covered in grit from the track that was like grinding paste. And the food serve sizes where below previous and the quality of the food wasn’t up to its normal standard

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CarlyB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice relaxed feel, service was excellent. Food was delicious, kids meals were bought out first as requested.

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TimB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

I got avocado chicken and it was so dry even with a side of jus it was still so dry

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KevinG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Only reason I didn't give 5 stars for the food was you had no stock of 500g steaks that were on the menu.

DH
DamienH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always of a high quality, staff are always friendly. The table was ready on time and they had the heaters on for us to sit outside and watch the greyhounds. All the meals where ordered and came out on time, and what is better that you can order a meal to come out at a set time to work in with the dog races on the night so we can get our meals between our allotted races

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, would highly recommend . Lots of choice and my steak was cooked perfectly

TN
TammyN
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great night with a booking over 25 people, everything was great thanks

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PamelaR
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and lovely food, great to have a table close to the playroom for our granddaughter to have a play and be safely watched.

PJ
PamJ
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was a busy evening staff were very pleasant and efficient. Food was ok. Noise level was high so hard to hear at time but all families were enjoying thenselves. Enjoy the venue when it’s quiet.

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love graze family Bistro, have recommended this place to many people.the food is great, the service is fantastic and the price is very competitive. Great atmosphere too

JH
JodyH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. See you all again next time

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Razza
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As we got there early we had great service the kids were well looked after. My brother had dietary restrictions and staff were very obliging.
Got busy as we were leaving and staff were harder to attract to our table but they were all working hard.
Thanks
We will be back

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suzetteb
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not what I expected from a "club".
Food and service were amazing. Our first time there but definitely will not be the last.

MK
MelK
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing as always, food is so good. Cutlets are a favorite.

MK
MelK
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A beautiful meal with the family, watching the dogs race by. Even though it was packed and everyone was busy Graze and their staff handled it well. Re-booked for next week :-)

CJ
CathJ
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

We have been coming to your Bistro for many years now and haved loved it, recommended it to our friends and family.

Sadly the last three visits have become unenjoyable. We have always booked and arrived on time, as we have a business also. We come to relax and enjoy good food and overall a pleasant experience.
On the last three occasions we have had to chase a waitress to place our order for drinks, and then when it come to ordering our food, we are told to hurry along as there is a big order coming through, and we will have to wait if our order is not placed prior. On Wednesdday evening we had guests from out of the area, and it was embarrasing. We constantly had to wait, and in the end we walked to the bar and reception desk, to seek attention.
My husband again ordered a roast (full size), and as last time received a seniors size. On the previous occasion, we just thought, everyone makes an error, and let it go. I had the salt and pepper squid, which was" soggy, and appeared to have not been cooked long enough - I could not eat it. Our friends, I believe were too polite to say anything.
At this stage, I am sad to say, that we won't be returning any time soon.
It is a shame as we have so enjoyed everything in the past.

You are welcome to call me, if you wish to discuss these events further.

Thank you

JB
JanetB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We found the staff very good although they did forget our drink order.It was a very busy evening but our food came promptly .Our meals and those of others looked very advertising.We really enjoyed our dinners and were very happy. It was very generous serve so we did not have deserts .Would recommend.

NM
NickM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue,great food and awesome staff would recommend for a great get together

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Garlic prawns very dry and no sauce . Rice so dried out . Last time the garlic prawns were beautiful . The other meals were nothing exciting. A bit disappointed this time around .

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ChloeS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was lovely, staff were quite nice. The noise was a little loud for our liking. Felt like you had to shout to the people near you. Overall was a good night

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Deanne
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent meal. Noise level was very high. Difficult to hold a conversation across the table. It was a very busy night, full house.

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DEBBIES
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We camped at the show grounds for two nights for a horse comp and had tea at Graze both nights, couldn’t fault anything have great meals and fantastic service. We watched the Grey Hound racing on the Friday night and put some bets on, you could see the track from inside the restaurant

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KristineB
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was very nice and service excellent. Online booking worked well.
The only criticism was that after clearing tables in the restaurant, no attempt was made to clean the floor under the tables. Our table and several others had food left under them.

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SusanT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food awesome night thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FAQs

Graze Family Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5144 2148 ext. 3.

Graze Family Bistro is rated 3.8 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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