Mesh - Crown Melbourne

3.9
484 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Mesh restaurant takes its cues from the rest of Crown Promenade Hotel, offering relaxed and stylish dining in beautifully designed surrounds. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the 380-seat restaurant serves contemporary bistro food from both our impressive buffet or from our a la carte menu. An open kitchen, wooden floors and copper mesh features lend a modern, welcoming ambience to the restaurant. Whether you want a light snack or a complete meal, Mesh is a great place to dine.
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Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant looked and felt lovely as we first walked in and were seated. A lovely ambience and quality finishing.
Unfortunately the food was very disappointing. However the dessert was lovely.

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Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Mesh was great. We had a buffet dinner with a good selection of food. Red Wine shiraz was included in the dinner package and it was a very good choice. The ambience was relaxing and we enjoyed the live music.

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Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It wasn’t that special, very little choice if you don’t like seafood

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Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great value for money for Easter lunch, friendly service, great selection of food - had an awesome family lunch - usually go to the Conservatory but couldn’t get in so thought I’d try Mesh - will come back again! Thanks Crown.

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was really good and we had more than a great evening.

Thanks for the experience and always happy to come back for a special occasion.

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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I’ve been here before but was surprised how the buffet food choices were cut, service has declined yet prices have increased. I had to hunt down waiters for drink orders and then wait 40mins for my post-dinner coffee (having chased it twice). Save your money and go to many of the better options.

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Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We normally dine at mesh and always happy but this time we are not happy with customer service not enough staff poor quality food

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Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my daughter and two young Grandchildren aged 5 and 7 and we all had a wonderful night. The food was well prepared and presented and the children loved it. Our waiter for the night was just wonderful and had a great rapport with the children. Lovely night.

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Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Totally didn’t like it as ut was a seafood buffet but even seafood variety was limited . Most of the times the trays were empty and long que for getting to simple prawns. It was a joke for $72 per head . Only best part was 3 drinks inclusive in the offer and kids free per adult. Only if u have one kid each per adult it is worth it .

The salads were very limited. Even 3 star hotels doing buffets might do better

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Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Plenty of prawns and oysters. Crab was nice but to fiddlley. The hot mussels and baked samon were yum. Then desert, wow. Plus 3 glasses of wine all in the price great value, and lots of other food varieties available, but after 4 plates I was full.

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Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Poor selection, low quality buffet. Very slow drinks service - extremely disappointing experience. Would not recommend at all.

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Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Always enjoy mesh however this time our waitress was not as attentive as normal. Older lady who really seemed as she would have been happier if not there at all. usually young attentive kids usually students earning a little cash but always friendly.

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Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my partner here to celebrate his birthday. The buffet was amazing. The variety in food was spectacular and everything was so well prepared and delicious. The staff were exceptional and friendly creating a warm environment. Value for money at its best with food and drinks included. Overall outstanding experience.

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Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was good, but nothing to rave about especially considering the price. It was difficult to get someone to take a drinks order and plates were not cleared from the table often enough for a buffet restaurant.

Furthermore, when I called on the day to find out where the included free parking was I was not told that it was not free due to it being the day before a public holiday.

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Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Very disappointed with the quality & variety of food. The lack of service was annoying. Felt like we were invisible. Had to ask 3 times for a bottle of water. The restaurant was almost empty so no excuse that they were busy. Almost more staff than patrons. The food lacked flavour and the seafood buffet was almost non existent. Overall a very disapointing experience.

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Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyable evening celebrating a special occasion, everyone could eat what they wanted, talk & be heard with enjoyable background band playing good music.

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Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It wasn't has good as last year; the meat at carvery wasn't cooked well (rare); it needed to be cooked for at least another half an hour at least. There were no vegetables. The seafood was good as usual. The desserts were great.

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Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely food and service. Good value for money. Nice ambiance with live music. Family friendly

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Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great buffet selection with lots of variety

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Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My daughter bday for special

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Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was our 50th wedding anniversary and we had previously been gifted the tramcar restaurant experience. However the tramcar restaurant is now shut down so we were fortunate togetour money back, so chose Meshas an alternative based on a friends recommendation. We could not have been happier. Service was great, food was excellent (we were the first sitting so no issues with the usual buffet concerns) and we were offered extra drinks because of our special occasion. In all it was good value.

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Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our date at the Mesh. There was quite a variety of food and it was all very nice. Sweets were also amazing.

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Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We really loved coming here in the past so we booked again for lunch. This time unfortunately the variety of food on offer wasn't as good and only one side of the buffet was open. It made lining up a longer process because the food needed to be replaced quicker, the buffet just seemed cheap. Advertised as seafood buffet but not much on offer apart from oysters, small prawns, mussels, and pipis. The dessert buffet on the other hand was fantastic, lots of variety and the quality was great.

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Very disappointed! My husband and I were looking forward to date night with a buffet dinner. My husband does not eat seafood, and by the time we got to our booking at 9pm, a lot of the meat offerings were not available as they had run out of some of the meat dishes. This limited what he could eat. I mentioned this to the Manager who spoke with the chef, who said he would try source some beef for my husband, but he never came back to us. An expensive night out and unfulfilling unfortunately!

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We. Celebrated my husbands 60 th birthday, just with our immediate family. It was very pleasant, good food, drinks were included in the price. Music in the background, but it enough to disturb the conversation at the table, we could still all speak and be heard. Waitresses were lovely and service was good.

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Waiting to be seated, the two people on the counter had no clue. Very unorganized and rude.

The buffer, seaford and cakes section was good. All the rest was terrible. Meat was not season over cooked. Not a good variety.

I have to admit free 3 drknks os a good, although the value for money was not worth it. Im comparing this to Perth casino atrium and epicure. Which was fantastic,mesh is on the other scale 2 out of 10.

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Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Taste of food is good, but two row on sides are actually the same food, during the whole night there are not that many people lining up for food, so putting the same food on two rows is actually not needed, suggest to put some other food, like japanese food, 3 types of sushi rolls and one type of sashimi is too small in one cuisine.

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Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night will come back great service we celebrated our wedding anniversary every year at mesh

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Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food especially the prawns are so fresh and yummy and excellent service.

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Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great selection of food, fresh, raspberry sorbet was yummo.
Service was great.

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Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday with delicious seafood.

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Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Chef personally explained gluten free options. Good selection of GF food. Kids had plenty to eat. Nice red wine. Waitress was great. Good location. Fresh food constantly supplied.

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Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good selection of food and fresh. Staff are very attentive and pleasant. Reasonably price. We enjoyed our dining experience here.

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Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic buffet with fresh and high quality food.

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Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Firstly the manager on duty Sunday 6th was lovely, he was really considerate - so big thanks. But I would like to advise others on a budget about 'bill creep'. I budgeted for 6 adults at the $72 per head. 1/2 our table did not drink alcohol. I was therefore disappointed that lime and soda is not considered a soft drink and that I was charged an additional $80 to my surprise. Plus when kids are offered fries by the waiter they say yes!! I was charged extra - annoyed

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Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Reasonable but not exceptional food. Don’t bother with the crab or hot seafood but oysters good. Service hit or miss. Overall a pleasant lunch but couldn’t see entertainment and were placed between large party group and wait station.

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Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Was here 2 years ago when the quality & variety of foods were good. Bought friends to Mesh thinking it was the same but was totally disappointed.

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Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were actually wanting the buffet but didn’t realise it was a La carte. Meal was nice and would recommend buffet

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Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were exceptional and for such a busy night bring new year eve they were fantastic with friendliness and service.

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Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Staff very attentive but not annoying. Pleasant. Live act including Cheyenne created a great vibe

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