Hazel

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
142 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$41 to $100
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Modern Australian
A down to earth restaurant with delicious, fun and produce driven food.
What 142 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
F
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. The staff were so nice and welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we were happy. The chefs were so accommodating with some difficult dietary issues we had and all of the food was delicious. At the end of the night we got to bring home some bread they had left over which was a definite hangover cure the next day

KG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The space is so beautiful and the food was outstanding. Amazing wine list too. Love everything about it!

DP
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a great restaurant. I just found the menu a little limiting.

AF
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A warm welcome, excellent food delivered in a timely fashion (with food description) by ultra courteous staff in gorgeous surrounds...loved it ! Not to mention a free glass refill after I knocked mine over! Not too much trouble to cater for a garlic allergy either😀

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place, just hard to find the door!

RH
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great place to eat - slightly noisy but not enough to disrupt a good meal.

RC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time at Hazel and not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Would recommend.

GG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautifully fitted out restaurant. Food was delicious and the staff were very accommodating with great attention to detail.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch, staff were helpful and the food was sublime. Would highly recommend

DB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic fresh food and great service by all staff, going back in a few weeks!!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience of high level food at a great price, got to meet the head chef and all the staff were wonderful !

T
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pricey but good food overall

MM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous venue, great staff & fine food, I’ll be back

LB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered at Hazel. Lovely fit out and attentive service

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent dinner at Hazel. The service was wonderful and the servers were very knowledgeable about the menu, including the wine. The food was amazing - fresh, seasonal, and perfectly portioned. The restaurant itself is in a beautifully restored building on Flinders Ln. We would definitely recommend Hazel!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Interesting menu. Wine moderately expensive but food well priced. Enjoyable experience.

EL
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The staff were so welcoming and accommodating without being overbearing. All staff we spoke to greeted us with a smile which was lovely. The food was delicious. It’s certainly not cheap but not overpriced either, a lovely night out.

CB
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am in love with this restaurant and the bar downstairs is divine

CV
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great start to service with a warm welcome at the door, followed by a swift drink order and elegant personal and professional service throughout. The menu was varied and appealing. Our waiter suggested sharing which as a group of five meant we could try more dishes. Good suggestions were made and we took them on board before choosing our own dishes. The vegetable selection was excellent and some of our favourites included the heirloom tomato w peaches & fresh curds, zucchini w mint, chilli & almonds and the whey scalloped potatoes & kefir cream. It was unanimous that the charcuterie selection was one of the best we've ever had. The meats were outstanding, fresh & succulent, particularly the mortadella and capocollo. The wine selection was priced for the city, as expected, but varies and interesting. With a table of interested wine drinkers, we chose well, but did seek some advice and the information was clear, professional and helpful. The sommelier went out of his way to assist where possible including a last minute change of mind just prior to the cap being removed ready to pour. The overall experience was exceptional and I would highly recommend.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food - so flavourful and just the right amount too.
Service was fab. Location is awesome and it wasn’t busy which is always a plus. I think it won’t stay quiet for too long, so locals...get in before it gets hard to get in 😜

U
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable one of the best restaurants ever of 2020

C
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really liked how the toast orders were cut into 4 pieces - this made it much easier to share between the group. Would recommend Hazel - 10/10

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hazel is the rare restaurant that has all the attributes to impress your friends, your date, your parents, and your boss. The service is knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing, and the ambiance/decor is very cool and clean, without taking itself too seriously. Great music too. At the end of the day, the main attraction is the food and it is delicious and unexpected (in a good way). There are some old mainstays in the menu mixed in for good measure but they are executed perfectly - the homemade charcuterie board is a must-order, and the tomato/strawberries/curd dish is very well balanced. The star of the show is the toast section of the menu. We had the mussels on toast and it was the best dish we have had anywhere in a long time. Also had the lamb with chimichurri and the cucumbers (ask for a slice of lemon to squeeze over them). All dishes are meant to be shared, and that’s good because you’ll wanna try everything on the menu.

Pro-tip: make a reservation to sit at the counter overlooking the main kitchen, and if possible try to sit in the far left side - that’s the toast station. You’ll be able to see the chefs prepare all of the toasts non-stop (they are the most popular items on the menu). You’ll want to have them all!

L
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious as usual however, on this occasion we booked for a group of 8pax and everyone on the table agreed that the portion size was too small. For larger groups they offer the chef’s set menu at $72 which we were happy with however, they brought out two plates of each dish to share between 8 people. I think three of each plate would’ve been more adequate as we were all still hungry after the meal and had to order two extra mains and sides. We still enjoyed the food and would definitely recommend to our friends but my husband and I agreed that we would avoid going with a larger group unless we are able to order items individually.

M
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely dining experience. They accommodated a different table at our request and presented a candle on the creme brûlée for our birthday celebration which was very cute.

DD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A classy yet comfortable ambience with delicious, memorable food. The service was spot-on.

KS
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a lovely, light filled restaurant with stunning food and a great ambiance.

M
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great lunch ... absolutely fabulous food in great surroundings . Love love love the Fitout. We chose the Express lunch which I can seriously say is the best in Melbourne for value quality and flavour!

TB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hazel was simply amazing, the service we received was delightful and the staff were very accommodating with our dietary requests. They made every thing so effortless. Would love to dine at Hazel again.

RF
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything, especially the food. Delighted to find the sound system out of order, so noise levels were moderate and I could converse. Just goes to show that good restaurants do not need obtrusive music! Vue De Monde could take lessons! The welcome and staff were great, Summer Martini inventive and delicious, the sharing menu just right for a hot day with a wide collection of great flavours. I'll be back.

A
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely space. We'll be back!

KP
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! A beautiful sun drenched venue, very attentive and professional staff, and delicious, fresh and modern food. Perfect for our Sunday girlie lunch. Highly recommend.

K
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night in every way. Wonderful ambience. Quiet enough to hold good conversations. Not rushed at all. Wonderful service with interesting did in generous portions

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pre theatre dinner.

SS
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Underwhelmed considering some of the hype I’ve read.
One waiter in particular was outrageously rude.

KL
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food here was absolutely amazing. The music playing was way too loud, but it did get turned down eventually. Getting a table and then paying was a little bit of a hassle. But the overall ambience and the wait staff we had were great.

ME
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing space in a heritage building. Ground floor was fairly subdued, great for a quiet dinner. However upstairs was much busier; better if you’re seeking a more lively evening. Chefs menu well priced at $72pp. Good range and not too much or too little in volume. Will definitely return

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and venue. Will definitely be back.

SL
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, food was sensational. noted our dietary requirements and they happily provided alternatives. Mentioned it was a special occasion and they made it special with little touches throughout the meal. Great value. Will definitely be going back!

R
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon lunch. Food was great and staff were very helpful. We will be back when next in Melbourne. Thank you