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Jardin Tan, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Jardin Tan

4.2
4.2
276 Reviews
$40 and under
Vietnamese
Taking a stroll through Melbourne’s iconic Botanical Gardens always leads back to Jardin Tan. The picture-perfect location offers a vibrant fusion of Vietnamese and French cuisine within a modern Australian setting. The exciting and delicious fusion of Vietnamese cuisine at Jardin Tan never fails to excite tourists, families and joggers alike.

Much like the grounds themselves, as the leaves change colour with the seasons so too does the menu. Ingredients are kept local, seasonal and are predominately grown in the garden. Jardin Tan offers a different experience to each diner – enjoy a takeaway coffee from the outdoor kiosk, a warm and cosy indoor lunch or an afternoon drink in the thriving courtyard.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Australian, Café
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9691 3878
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    For exclusive events, including off-site catering, please contact Vue Events on hello@vueevents.com.au or 03 9691 3888.
  • Private party facilities
    Vue Events at Jardin Tan caters for a range of events - everything from wedding receptions and corporate dinners to breakfasts, lunches and cocktail parties. Our flexible spaces can accommodate intimate dinners through to large scale events. Set within the lush, green embrace of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Jardin Tan explores the dynamic flavours of French-Indochina in a warm welcoming environment.
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Birdwood Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Metered parking available on Birdwood Avenue in the Botanical Gardens.
  • Public Transit
    Park St/St Kilda Rd Tram stop: 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72;Wells St/Park St Tram stop: 58;Alexandra Pde Bus stop: 246.
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • High Tea

    $59.50 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in a selection of chef-selected sweet and savoury bites with a glass of bubbly on arrival. In addition, enjoy free-flowing tea and coffee for the 90 minutes duration of your seating. Sample Menu Savoury Lemongrass chicken, avocado, pesto mayo finger sandwich Sliced cucumber, lime cream cheese finger sandwich Smoked Salmon and cream cheese finger sandwich Lamb scotch egg Sweets Selection of plain and fruit scones served with butter, Chantilly cream and jam Mini apple frangipane tart Brown butter friand Dark chocolate brownie Vegan macaron Please notify your dietary requirements at the time of bookings. Available 1pm & 2pm Wednesday-Sunday. Please note that High Tea bookings require 48 hours advance notice.
    High Tea photo
  • High Tea (Sunday)

    $65.45 per person

    Prepaid

    3 Mar - 28 July 2024
    Indulge in a selection of chef-selected sweet and savoury bites with a glass of bubbly on arrival. In addition, enjoy free-flowing tea and coffee for the 90 minutes duration of your seating. Sample Menu Savoury Lemongrass chicken, avocado, pesto mayo finger sandwich Sliced cucumber, lime cream cheese finger sandwich Smoked Salmon & cream cheese finger sandwich Lamb scotch egg Sweets Selection of plain & fruit scones served with butter, Chantilly cream & jam Mini apple frangipane tart Brown butter friand Dark chocolate brownie Vegan macaron Please note that High Tea bookings require 48 hours advance notice. Please notify us of any dietary requirements at time of booking. Available 1pm & 2pm. Pricing inclusive of 10% Sunday surcharge.
    High Tea (Sunday) photo
  • Group Menu

    $66.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    This share style menu is showcases the best of Jardin Tan. Satisfy all of your savoury and sweet cravings with a selection of Chef's favourites. The menu changes daily however dietary requirements advised at the time of booking can be accommodated. Please note that all Jardin Tan reservations have a 90 minute sitting time.
    Group Menu photo

What 276 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for brunch

  • Melbourne

    Great for outdoor dining

  • City Centre

    Great for brunch

  • City Centre

    Child-friendly

  • City Centre

    Great for outdoor dining

276 Reviews
  1. Lynbar

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, Fitroy vibe , great staff and Steak Night is absolutely delicious and great value.

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  2. JennyD

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very pleasant afternoon at Jardin Tan. The staff were lovely, non intrusive yet helpful and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced.

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  3. SophieH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was friendly, gracious and helpful, the food was delicious and came to us in good time, and the atmosphere was beautiful.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great way to celebrate my daughter‘s birthday great food , amazing location and excellent service. Highly recommended. Only negative was not a huge tea selection. However tea coffee are unlimited

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  5. Kate

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service! The venue was well set out and quiet.

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  6. AliciaC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting. Very good value for money high tea. Would come back again.

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  7. CraigB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Some of the waiters were very pleasant. Nothing else about the experience was positive. The head waiter was rude, the food was average and generally the service was disappointing. It is embarrassing for Melbourne that tourists would frequent such a below oar restaurant.

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  8. LyndaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    good service and good food. very convient to exploring the garden.

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  9. MiraD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We booked for high tea. The seating given outside was not conducive for butter & cream which kept melting, scones were hard and over baked. I’ve enjoyed better high tea for lesser price... this didn't cut it for me!

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  10. LesleyD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jardin Tan is a fabulous restaurant for a light lunch. It has delicious food, great service and a lovely ambience, especially when sitting in the lovely courtyard garden at the rear of the restaurant.

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  11. Georgina

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food for the High Tea was stale. Old scones, and not fresh ingredients for the sandwiches. I would not recommend it.

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  12. JillE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was very disappointed with the food. Thought the standard had dropped severely. Won't be going back.

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  13. Mandy

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and friendly service. The high tea was beautiful and lovely food. Seating was beautiful in the garden.

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  14. Robynd

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting with a lovely high tea that catered for food allergies and seamless organising. Everyone enjoyed the day.

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  15. LisaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value for money, a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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  16. BitesizeSmith

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Supper friendly service and the food was delicious!

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  17. WARREN

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wind effect on the umbrellas was disturbing - fixed posts in the ground would be a help. Being in the garden is a real joy. We all had a very happy time - thank you.

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  18. EllaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit disappointing. We booked the high tea and the staff seemed confused about our booking to begin with and when explaining how the high tea worked it was all a bit confusing (lovely person, just confusing). The food had clearly been prepared in advance and the bread was a bit dry, the scones were obviously microwaved and crumbly/hard. I had specified on the booking that my partner does not drink alcohol and is vegetarian yet we still needed to reiterate this on the day. The vegetarian options seemed like an afterthought. We wouldn’t go back again

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  19. JennyL

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Celebrated my birthday here and they made me feel very special. Staff were great. Good was great including accommodating for dietaries. Would highly recommend!

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  20. JeremyC

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic service from our waiter, he recommended the best seating options and gave suggestions to consume our high tea. The food was delicious. I would definitely go again.

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  21. helenw

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very enjoyable afternoon, location, food, service excellent.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely fresh food, friendly service great atmosphere!

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  23. NithyaV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vey good and value for money for the high tea Nice ambience and location

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice people, nice place, tasty food, what more could you ask for.

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  25. RossW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 Everything was perfect and the food was delicious.

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  26. LynF

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a table in the garden which was lovely. The staff were very friendly and attentive. All round great experience for our group of 9.

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  27. SueD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely to eat outdoors on a sunny day . Staff were attentive until we ordered , and then nonexistent . Almost had to jump up to catch the waiter's eye and be able to order coffee.

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  28. JohnH

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice lunch, good food, good service, nice ambience. Would like to see a slightly enlarged wine list but this won’t stop us going back!

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  29. WandaG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience food and service amazing. Will go there again strongly recomended

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was terrible. Hard scones you could knock on the table, bland array of food. The cakes seemed to have been frozen and thawed out. Chicken not cooked through and overdone with pesto on the sandwiches. And some random orange quarters.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Welcoming greeting, usy but pleasant ambience, offered a choice of tables, prompt & helpful & relaxing service, tasty well-plated-up food. Recommend

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  32. Elodie

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an incredible high tea experience! The staff truly went above and beyond to make my friend's birthday so special. The food was absolutely scrumptious, and we had a lovely table tucked away at the back. Honestly, there's nothing I'd change about it; everything was just perfect. Huge shoutout to Tim, who made our visit extra wonderful with his fantastic service!

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  33. VirginiaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu had a good selection to satisfy our various diet requirements and we all enjoyed our choices. We sat outside in a quiet corner, a table we would choose again if weather permitted. We were both attended to and served our meal quickly. At times inside it has been too noisy but today was perfect.

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  34. AlannahM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful setting- great food -kind staff! Nice way to enjoy the Gardens and the weather.

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  35. BarbaraS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you for seating us all together, it was a wonderful time for us at lunch. Only problem was knife wasn't sharp enough for cutting pork belly. Food was delicious.

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  36. KenS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxing setting for lazy lunch with excellent service

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  37. AnnieC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The toilet is outside of the restaurant and can be rather inconvenient as it was raining when we dine indoor. Several doors but only one for the entry … rather confusing at times.
    Jardin TanResponded on 17 October 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to provide this valuable feedback. We hope that your overall Jardin Tan experience was a positive one and that we will be able to welcome you back on a future visit.

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  38. BelindaG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing high tea. As a group we had several different dietary requirements and all were accommodated. The food was all delicious and great value. If it’s a nice day sitting outside is perfect.
    Jardin TanResponded on 4 October 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share such lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear your party enjoyed your recent High Tea experience and we hope to welcome you back to Jardin Tan in the near future.

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  39. HelenC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Despite having multiple waiting staff, we struggled to catch the attention of the staff despite being a table of 5. My sister and I both had different chicken dishes but were bitterly disappointed with the amount of bones contained in the dish, substantially more than any meat. We then thought to compensate with a dessert however there are none on the menu, and only a brownie or slice available outside. Such a disappointment

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  40. AlexisC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The front of house that seated us was excellent but the following two waiters were average at best. They didn't know what drinks were on offer and confused a green tea with peppermint tea. Overall the high tea is good value and the setting lovely.

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FAQs

Jardin Tan is rated 4.2 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Jardin Tan

1 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Birdwood Avenue
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Australian, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Metered parking available on Birdwood Avenue in the Botanical Gardens.
  • Public Transit
    Park St/St Kilda Rd Tram stop: 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72;Wells St/Park St Tram stop: 58;Alexandra Pde Bus stop: 246.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9691 3878
  • Catering
    For exclusive events, including off-site catering, please contact Vue Events on hello@vueevents.com.au or 03 9691 3888.
  • Private party facilities
    Vue Events at Jardin Tan caters for a range of events - everything from wedding receptions and corporate dinners to breakfasts, lunches and cocktail parties. Our flexible spaces can accommodate intimate dinners through to large scale events. Set within the lush, green embrace of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Jardin Tan explores the dynamic flavours of French-Indochina in a warm welcoming environment.
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