Picnics at The Stables of Como

4.3
14 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Encapsulating the inspiring and aristocratic history of the 160 year old Como property, The Stables has become a much-needed refuge from the hectic Melbourne city lifestyle, without needing to travel outside of the city fringe. Our gourmet picnic hampers are stacked and piled high with a delectable menu to be devoured amongst 5 acres of manicured gardens.
What 14 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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gemmaw
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Staff were rude, just handed a basket not advised were to go what was in the box

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RonF
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Ready on time. A lot of food! Easy to do. Including a coffee option after or as a takeaway would be good.

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JennaM
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Beautiful relaxed setting for romantic picnic, amazing food and cute set up

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Gourmetgirl6
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Presentation was beautiful. A wonderful idea but the food lacked flavour. Also too much . We would have managed with one lot for four people

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MeganC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were very friendly. It was just a huge disappointment that there was a VERY loud baby shower going on whilst we were there. We asked if the music could be turned down but as it was a private event there wasn't much that could be done. Would have been nice to know in advance so we could have rearranged our afternoon.

I would still recommend to a friend though because the food really was delicious and well thought out and the idea is brilliant, just check what other events are going on. We've been before and never had an issue.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A glorious picnic lunch with friends in the serene Como House gardens. Food was plentiful and delicious. We had everything we needed with a short hop to get coffee from the Stables Cafe. The perfect way to reconnect and relax in the shade of the trees for a few hours. Thank you!

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EMSTRAUSS
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was lovely but very expensive for what we got. $50 per head is too much for a brunch option.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Too expensive for what was provided. The experience itself was great, but could be replicated with just a couple of sandwiches and drinks for the same value

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gardens were beautiful food was more than plentiful! You probably do not need to pay per head as there is so much food. Everything was ready to go as soon as we arrived. Would highly recommend.

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Tara
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our time picnicking in the Como grounds especially after this lockdown. Would definitely recommend this experience to others

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Alanah
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Great day out. We made the mistake of paying per head so we ended up being a box home because there was too much food. Will only pay for one person next time. Food was nice and fresh. Staff were friendly. Overall great day out, I have already been recommending it to people.

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DianneC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

The grounds at Como House are beautiful and perfect for a picnic. However we were let down by our picnic hampers as they weren’t ready for us at our arrival time, they confused ours with another order and the price we paid vs what we received was disappointing. Save yourself $120 and pack your own picnic.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely time in the gardens. The food was fresh and plentiful. Great wine selection also!

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Fiona
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Unfortunately my experience was far from what I had hoped and expected it to be. I had booked a time and would have thought they would have been ready for our arrival. We had to wait at least 30 minutes for our food to be ready to go and then the basket and rug to be located and given to us. I was most disappointed that we did not receive many of the items that were listed on the prepaid menu. It seemed to be just a load of cold cuts, pretzels and cheese ends that were mostly inedible rind. The quality and quantity of food certainly did not reflect the price paid. Overall a disappointing experience :-(

FAQs

Picnics at The Stables of Como is rated 4.3 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.