Mr. Hive Kitchen and Bar - Crown Melbourne

4.2
204 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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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.

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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.

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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

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

We really enjoyed the meal and service was excellent.

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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

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

Nice food and good service.

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

The 3 course with wine is exellent value

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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.

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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.

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

Great venue, exceptional staff, quality wine and fantastic food

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Good food good atmosphere and friendly helpful staff

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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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Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were made feel welcome by the staff.


DJ looked after us so well, He is a character, who you can have a joke with. Service was excellent.

Food was amazing, went for dinner for our anniversary.

We so enjoyed the experience and definitely will be back for sure.

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Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Dinner was awesome, food was fantastic and the service from the staff was super friendly. There was nothing to complaint

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Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mr Hive gave my friends and I a wonderful pre-show dining experience. The food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. The staff were friendly and attentive. Overall, a great night.

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Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was a lovely meal. Staff were very attentive.

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Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had trouble working out what the bisque was , and the entree meat platter could be shared by 2

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Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great value menu - Victoria by the Glass.
Food was amazing.
Service was great.

Nice cosy ambience.

Great place for a celebration.

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Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

After being seated with no water offered and after 15 minutes we had to ask for the drinks menu and water. Through out our meal I had to ask for water twice with no one walking around filling up glasses. We even had to ask for the dessert menu. Seems we had to ask for everything. The lack of service really put a damper on the evening as the food was excellent. Spending about $400 I expected better service. I have has better service at my local pub.

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Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good value meal and some quality.


Victoria by the glass offers exceptional value, although the wine was only moderate.

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Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went there for dinner before a show at the Palms.

Menu had plenty of variety for main course but nothing I really liked for entrees.

Service was excellent.

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Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was excellent and had a point of difference, but the ambience was simply not there and the staff (although efficient) lacked character and warmth that would make this anything other than an informal or casual place to eat; where the environment doesn't matter or is not important to the diner..

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Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excelent food for good value, very nice service !

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Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, friendly & efficient staff.

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Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very welcoming staff, friendly and informative service. We opted for the 2 courses + 1 wine menu: food was good with a decent break between each course.

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Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined here before an event at The Palms which gave us a 20% discount.
Lovely meal very attentive service. Would recommend and return

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Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Below average food. It was like 90’s function food. The steak was medium rare not medium and the potoroos mash was well below what would be expected from a ‘premium dining restaurant’
Poor dining experience.

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Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great value for money had a great night !

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

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic thanks my hive kitchen and bar

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Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were seated next to the cash desk, when clearly there were nicer locations - so we asked to be moved. It was not a problem. Waiter was the best and recommended a value for $ good quality Shiraz! Food very good and a nice break between starter and main course.

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Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Suprisingly good. Fine dining at an extremely reasonable price😁

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Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Ambience was very nice but food was average. Really not worth the price

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Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great night out and a nice food and resturant experience.

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Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

The food was amazing but disappointed with the service.

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Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nothing exceptional about Mr Hive, left the meal disappointed with all aspects food, service and value! The restaurant advertises a fixed menu with no wine choice or options to change on additional payment. Service staff don't engage in ensuring customer has the correct option just mechanical delivery of the order!

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Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The setup of the restaurant was beautiful, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the meals arrived swiftly and tasted exceptional.

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Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a great pre-show meal at Mr Hive last night. With 20% off pre-show offer made it even better. The 2 course with wine was great value at $57 before the discount.

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