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Old Man Drew, Ascot Vale, AU-VIC

Old Man Drew

4.5
4.5
159 Reviews
$40 and under
Café
At Old Man Drew, we know that memories are to be cherished. Are you coming to visit us to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, retirement, or any special occasion with a small group for breakfast of lunch? Think about booking one of our exclusively set celebration tables in the café, atrium or garden. Enjoy a special spot set with white linen, fine china, fresh flowers and glass ware, a truly beautiful setting. Please request in one of our celebration tables when you make your table booking. The charge starts from $40 per table, which is payable at the time of booking.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:30 am–3:30 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9375 4024
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Ascot Vale
  • Cross Street
    Warrick Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram 59
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • High Tea

    $99.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in a delightful afternoon of luxury & elegance as you step back in time and enjoy a traditional high tea with all of the trimmings. Laughter & conversation flow easily around our perfectly set tables when you are seated to enjoy a delicately planned afternoon of finesse and tradition, enjoyed over a two-hour sitting. High tea is served on Saturday and Sunday from3:00pm to 5:00pm, and bookings are essential. Pleasantly charming & reminiscent of a bygone era, Miss Violets High Tea room prides itself on tradition. For such an occasion as an afternoon High Tea, Miss Violet knows only the most opulent setting will do. The room is set with Royal Albert China, crystal chandeliers, white starched table cloths and fresh flowers.
    High Tea photo

What 159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for brunch

  • Inner City North

    Great for brunch

  • Inner City North

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Inner City North

    Most Booked

159 Reviews
  1. LV2024

    Berlin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding decor and the vibe was lovely. Great options for seating indoor and outdoor. Food and coffee were great. However, the host/front of house service needs improvement

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  2. RhondaN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent concept and well worth making it a regular fixture on your social calendar.

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  3. JessicaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such a cute little place! Not at all what you would expect from the outside but so glad we made the trip out. The gardens were stunning, the service was amazing and the food was delicious would recommend to anyone. So convenient from CBD on the tram line too so for a Queenslander was super easy to get to.

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  4. Angie

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for lunch, it feels like your in a country town, love this place.

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  5. MareeG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, still our favourite. Was disappointed the fireplace wasn't going. When booked the table in the room with the fireplace was hoping for it to be on to enjoy on a cold day. Temperature was still good just would have been nice to have the fire on.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to come here. Love the food, surroundings and experience

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  7. Lulu

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very poor taste or quality of food. Very poor service - seating area is too big to manage by them. Once sat, no menu, no drink, no cutlery, can’t even find a waitress. Food menu is ordinary but the quality is very poor… chili scrambled egg is worse than other cafes. No taste of chili, sauce is damped on top of the dough, single chili paste, overall mild and not worth. Toilet is only one available, always always in a queue.

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  8. NatashaK

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customer service has really improved. A wonderful afternoon in the most gorgeous setting. Burger was amazing, and the best chips. Keep up the great work!

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  9. 2Wonderful

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A totally wonderful experience in unique environment.

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  10. LizzieP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place and delicious meals especially french toast!

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  11. PenelopiS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    When booking a table they put us on the smallest table, i was disappointed as i have been on numerous occasions. they kindly changed our table.

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  12. PaulaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is amazing, really good food and the plants are magic Totally worth it

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place for Brunch Food is always good and service lovely. For the owners …charging $1.50 for chilli is not ok .. chilli is seasoning not an add on

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  14. Cherie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dining experience for the eclectic at heart!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. Definitely going to go again .beautiful food and service .

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  16. MelissaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the wonderful lamb salad, the meat was perfect very tender, love the ambience

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  17. Jordan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from friendly staff, tasty menu options, prompt service, unbelievable atmosphere and nostalgic vibes - A must for everyone and anyone!

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  18. MarcusC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place to eat and relax with friends. Good atmosphere.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing From the deco to the food Highly recommend

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  20. CathyO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I often come for breakfast or lunch . I absolutely love the ambiance and I have never been disappointed with the food or service …. I will keep coming back

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  21. PatriciaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to Drews a few times but the last one was terrible...we were greeted at the counter which was lovely..she saw us to the table great....then downhill...the place wasn't busy...but the service staff were all over... no idea if service the waitress and waiters were atrocious...so sad to see such a lovely venue being staffed in this manner...☹️☹️☹️☹️

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  22. JenC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The diners were not seated in a heated, covered area as advertised. The staff were very aware of this and still the listing remains. The staff were excellent, the noise level was good, and it is a charming place to dine.

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  23. HilaryG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alfresco dining at its best. Private eating areas throughout large leafy outdoors space. Or air con inside if pref. Well done OMD

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely experience at Old Man Drew. From walking into this establishment to leaving was amazing. From the impressive surroundings to the friendly staff, highly recommend this venue.

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  25. RilkeM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, outstanding drinks and the most lovely, quirky environment. Private garden spaces make the place even more special and the staff members are amazing!

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  26. JoannaN

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always lovely atmosphere, great food and awesome service - thank you!

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  27. SallyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything on the menu is around the same price point. Might be good if there were a few cheaper options for those who dont want to eat much. The portion sizes are huge!!! So you wont go hungry. Food presentation is lovely. We will be back.

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  28. CathyB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience is great. They have an amazing menu, with a great varied selection.

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  29. Ally

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food assortment was good especially the sandwiches and dessert. And the ambiance and english style setting was lovely.

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  30. JadenL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice place to hangout with friends. Services are great too

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  31. MAZZA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a catch up with friends and it was very relaxing. Waitress was helpful and left us to take our time ordering. The food was delicious but the vintage vibe is so beautiful. Hope to go back soon.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful garden dining experience with excellent food, coffee and friendly service

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  33. CamilleD

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredible. Staff helpful, attentive and friendly. Food delicious although they did run out of scones 🙈. Will definitely return.

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  34. JulieS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Considering how busy it was I was very impressed that all our drinks and food arrived promptly and at the same time

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  35. Tiffany

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, yummy food and a pretty venue. Highly recommend!

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  36. LyndallG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This cafe and its many indoor and outdoor settings is a delight, especially for gardeners like me.The staff are welcoming and attentive.On this occasion the scones, jam and cream were delicious.

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  37. SanitaT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful and unique place to visit. First time visiting a garden cafe and there were so many seating areas and fruit trees and all the sweets inside looked so good

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  38. MarceM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good service & one of a kind place....

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  39. FFFF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Only that one arrogant staff! I lose my joy in a beautiful cafe

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  40. RosemaryG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place, I would highly recommend it. Never see a garden so beautiful....

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Old Man Drew using the Order Online button. Old Man Drew also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9375 4024.

Old Man Drew is rated 4.5 stars by 159 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 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Old Man Drew

359-361 Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale, AU-VIC 3032

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Warrick Street
  • Area
    Ascot Vale
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:30 am–3:30 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram 59
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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