Graze Family Bistro

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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 97 People Are Saying
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4.2
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B
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
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food & amazing atmosphere

MW
Melbourne / VIC
5 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.

KY
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

E
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
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
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

CB
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.

TB
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

KG
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
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

PC
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
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

PR
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
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.

R
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
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. See you all again next time

R
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

s
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
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

MK
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
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
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
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
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 .

CS
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

D
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.

DE
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

KB
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.

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

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

MG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When you first enter you can sense how relaxed and friendly everyone is , all staff were smiling and made the effort to say hello and make sure you were looked after . After being seated staff explained the specials and the service offered and then left you to ponder over menu which is great as you didn’t feel pressured to hurry up and order. Both of our meals arrived in good time and both the Ribeye @ Lamb Racks once tabled started a wow of a conversation how good they looked , even tables beside were making comment , both meals tasted as good as they looked so certainly will be spreading the word and coming back ourselves to try other menu options. So a big yes from us👍👍

JD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great night. Booking was easy. Service was immaculate.

SH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was lovely even though we had a very long wait. I understand that it was Valentine's Day so very busy, but the waitress forgot to take our order. Will be back again though.

MK
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked for Valentines day, it didn't disappoint the meals were amazing, service was great and they gave out beautiful little vases with red flowers in them to all that dined there that night. Such a great night thanks so much Graze and well done.

KJ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was great but as we were a table of 10, we were put in the corner and it was very loud. We had to yell to talk to each other. Asked to be moved but was told it wasn’t possible. Otherwise all good.

f
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great night out with my staff everyone commented on their meals in a positive way and when I went to pay I thought it was very reasonably priced. The service was a little slow but they were absolutely flat out when we got there and this improved as tables left. I was however disappointed with my first glass of moscato as it was warm but the girl serving was more than happy to replace it when I let her know. We hung around till very late and they were not pushy to get us out. Overall a good night.

V
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, our waitress, maddie was very friendly and helpful, restaurant was very smartly decorated, only disappointing aspect was dress code, people had singlets and thongs, maybe have a dress code!

BJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family's favourite place to go out for dinner in Sale, food is always delicious, service is always great.

SC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We always enjoy our meals at Graze and the service is excellent.

TP
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food incredible, tasty, nutritious, filling and yummy. Easy booking and very accommodating with my requests. Allowed me to bring my own cake and gave us plates and cutlery, with no charge.

D
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Very disappointed with our meals. We don’t go out often as we are a family of 5 and it’s expensive. Went out for a treat and spent $150 on meals that I could have cooked easily at home. Not all options were available and the waitress stated that they often run out of the lamb cutlets (that’s what we wanted but had run out). Won’t be back...