Mr. Hive Kitchen and Bar - Crown Melbourne

4.3
229 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Mr. Hive’s restaurant speciality dishes include a modern twist on NZ Ora King salmon and Crispy Otway pork belly. If you need to grab something on the go we have a delicious range of house made muffins and pastries to take away.
What 229 People Are Saying
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4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

For the price we paid i expected a little more....on arrival i got the death stare from a waitress for being 10 mins early i could not believe it!!

OT
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing! Waiter that greeted us after 5 minutes at the counter was a little bit short mannered but the waiter during our meal was fantastic and very attentive. Did overhear another customer complain about wait times but for the quality of the meal they are understandable and not that long at all.

OT
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic though the red wine jus was a little on the salty side. Great atmosphere and the perfect venue for my partner and my first anniversary dinner!!

OT
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

average, we were seated in a section by ourselves so very quiet and no ambiance. The food was okay, service was attentive but we were the only ones in the section.

OT
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The two course deal was an excellent option

OT
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our evening at Mr Hive. Great service, our waiter was very friendly and attentive all night. We ordered a few different entrees and cheese boards and shared them at the table (tapas style) for entree which was a great way to sample everything. The food was amazing, everyone at the table ordered a different main and the quality & deliciousness was exceptional all round. Perfect evening

OT
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice food, lots of great options.
Large drink menu and lovely desserts.
Nice ambience, romantic spot.

OT
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We chose the 3 course dining menu as we though it seemed great value and were certainly not disappointed, all of our dishes from entree to desert were presented well, cooked to our request and served by our host who was very well mannered and attentive.
Will certainly be returning

OT
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Not the best service and meals over priced for what they were

OT
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

This is the third time we've been to this restaurant, and will likely to be the last. Again, nice food, great restaurant, but the terrible, arrogant waiter ruins the night once again. Was told we have to order at least four mains for the four of us. I insisted on him checking the rule with the manager and then he came back saying it's ok to order what we ordered but with no apology at all. For a fine dining restaurant, the customer decides what to order, not the waiter!

OT
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food was outstanding.Would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff, delicious cocktails and great deals on meals and wine

OT
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I have dined at Mr Hive several times over the past 6 months. It is fantastic pre-show dining venue. The staff is incredibly friendly and very attentive to your various requests. It is delightful to encounter such professionalism and shared humour with the waiters. The food is beautifully presented and there is a wide range of choice when choosing wine. Thank you to one and all at Mr Hive Kitchen and Bar.

OT
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very tasty but the main course could have been a little warmer. The service was excellent.

OT
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was excellent, as was our waiter. But the kitchen was painfully slow and the pacing of our dishes really ruined our meal.

OT
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a beautiful dinner here. Our Waiter was perfect and we couldn't fault a single thing.

OT
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

our dinner reservation was for 6pm.
The restaurant was quiet and they looked after us well.
Once we ordered our meals, and the restaurant started to get busier, the service was slow.
Entre came and went, and I had to ask the waiter at 8pm, when was our main going to be served?
we were ready to walk out. no food, no drink service and we were hungry.
I ordered John Dory. It was dry, covered with butter and the texture and taste was as if it were frozen.

OT
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food

OT
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent evening. No special occasion just a dinner with my wife local to our home. The food, wine service and atmosphere were perfectly matched to our mood. The value for money was good. Only 1 problem the choice of after dinner liqueurs was very limited.

OT
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The restaurant was good however the staff service at the bar was extremely poor. We sat down to enjoy pre-drinks and live music, 1 menu was given to a group of 7 people, were told to head to the bar to order if no one comes to take orders, drinks were served without coasters or straws and the bill were brought to us immediately for paymen, before all drinks were served and even when we have dinner booking. The staff requires significant training in hospitality and customer service.

OT
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Front desk person extremely helpful and friendly. Waiter was very short, didn't explain things and we needed to keep calling him over to ask questions about the meals etc..
No personality and was bordering on rude.

OT
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Although lacking atmosphere, the food and service at Mr Hive were top rate. My husband had the braised wagyu cheek and it was “to die for”!!! Melt in the mouth delicious. The 3 course offer, including 2glasses each of Victorian wine was excellent value. We are not normally dessert people, but the lemon tart & vanilla brûlée were also delightful. A enjoyable gastronomic evening!!

OT
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It started at the bar with Anthony whom is always a delight, remembers who I am and of course, is the procurer of the excellent popcorn.....

The (Indian) waiter was excellent, attentive, and made a great recommendation for a bottle of red at a reasonable price.
I don’t usually order a steak at anything other than a steakhouse specialist but ordered the ribeye (on the bone as turned out) and it was better than most steakhouse specialists that I’d experienced.
Side dishes were excellent.

OT
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, for my husbands 45th Birthday, the food was great.
My only annoyance was that I had made a special note that it was my husbands birthday, and it was not acknowledged.
Other than that, the waiters were attentive and we had a memorable night.
Thank you

OT
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, good service and friendly waiters. You could see they enjoyed working there.

OT
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anthony at the bar is very friendly and our waiter was very respectful and professional.
Our evening was very enjoyable and we will be back.

OT
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great looking restaurant, it has all the making of a great restaurant, but service ?? The restaurant was near empty, but we felt rushed as soon as we entered the venue. The table felt sticky, side plate did not move easy? after touching the table it felt like your hands had glue on them.
Quality of drinks, no beer glass offered with 2 bottles of beer? wine was excellent. Food quality was average.

OT
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Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My mums Xmas present dinner at the hive and the sepremes at the palms and we had a great night.
The service was great, the food was amazing.
Thank you

OT
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed the meal and service was excellent.

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

Absolutely loved the food and service, the only down fall was staring into the sun for the duration of the meal

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

Nice food and good service.

OT
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The 3 course with wine is exellent value

OT
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We came in to try the place prior to making a group booking. The online reviews we read before were very mixed.

I am pleased to say we had a very positive experience. Food was great and excellent VFM, esp as wine was included too.

Service was very attentive and the waiter paid attention but was not overbearing.

We have made the group booking and will be returning very soon.

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

I loved the ambience and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant.

The services were excellent. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.

I find the menu to be very limited especially "Entree". We ordered grilled lamb rack and requested well done but the meat was slightly undercooked. So in that regard, it wasn't worth the spent, I guess.

However, I like to visit again as overall I liked the restaurant.

OT
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great venue, exceptional staff, quality wine and fantastic food

OT
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Four of us had dinner, we all chose different meals and we all enjoyed each one. The staff were very helpful and friendly, will definitely eat here again.

EA
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Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Quick service due pre-theatre. Gluten free option was no problem for staff.

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

Was greated and looked after very well. We had a few drinks at the bar and moved on to dinner.

Wanted to specially thank May who was a great waitress and made sure we had a great dinning experience.

OT
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food good atmosphere and friendly helpful staff

OT
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Never had a bad meal at this place but last night we had our best meal and not to mention value for money. 3 course meal and 2 glasses of wine for $67. Will definitely come back to this place again.

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