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About The Aviary - Abbotsford

We've created a contemporary and eclectic menu inspired by classic pub fare and perfect for enjoying with a few drinks. Good produce put together simply and with flair.

Midweek and Sunday dining is a relaxed affair with Fridays and Saturdays kicking up a livelier pace. Casual dining is available in the bar, beer garden and kerbside.

Dining is available midday through to 10pm and reservations are strongly recommended. Please be aware that some of our dining is on high tables. If this is an issue please make note of this on your booking.

271 Victoria Street
Abbotsford, AU-VIC 3067
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Modern Australian

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:

Phone number:
(03) 9428 7727

Website:
http://www.aviaryhotel.com.au/

Parking Details:
street parking only

Public Transport:
Train to North Richmond Station (75 m W), or Trams 24, 42. 109

Executive Chef:
Jason Chong

Special Events & Promotions:
Our upstairs White Room and Den can accommodate up to 150 guests or be divided by screens into smaller spaces.

The Aviary - Abbotsford Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 19 August 2017

Great food, service and ambience. It's a great neighbour pub with an exciting menu and happy hour from 5-8pm on a Saturday night. This was our first visit but we will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food2
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 (London)·Dined on 11 July 2017

Missed every count-
Food- undercooked and overpriced
Service-rude
Ambience- it was freezing inside
Wine - would not open a fresh bottle of Pinot as they had a 3 day old one half full.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 6 May 2017

Need to go back and try more of the starters and small plates....It all looked awesome!!

Tags: Live Music, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Staff were so lovely. Food was absolutely amazing! We really enjoyed ourselves!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 19 February 2017

I ordered the BBQ Lamb Ribs w/warmed hummus, harissa, carrot, cumin & corriander salad from the small plate selection for $20. It was cooked & served to perfection. Plenty of food on the plate. The taste and texture was sublime. Highly recommend trying this dish. The service was impeccable. Had a young waitress who was vibrant, sweet, catered to us perfectly & knew just what drink to recommend. The atmosphere was warm,cosy & quiet + decor was spot on. Loved this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 15 January 2017

First time there and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. we were 2 couples celebrating a birthday at a Sunday lunch so pretty quiet overall, music a bit loud for us, but then we're older!

Shared a couple of small plate as starters:coke fried chicken,so juicy & tasty & crisp; also saganaki - can't beat this delicious cheese. Then we went on to burgers w fries - fried chicken w chipotle mayo was divine as were the New York and Aviary. All delicious.

Fabulous service to boot and lovely cocktails :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 13 December 2016

Went here for a casual dinner with mates for the Tuesday steak night. The steaks were brilliant and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 December 2016

Good food, good service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 30 October 2016

Great little pub and is way above pub food standard will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 6 September 2016

Beautiful place to eat and have a chat. Nice ambience and staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 July 2016

Unusual lack of service last night, especially considering it wasn't busy. Usually the service in the dining area is attentive, whereas last night we had to hunt down someone for a while to order drinks. Let's just put it down to a one off.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 21 July 2016

Great service, great affordable food, would defiantly recommend for a dinner for 2 or a few drinks after work.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 19 July 2016

First time at The Aviary, enjoyed the atmosphere, great sharing plates and a good menu with many options

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 24 June 2016

The Aviary has great food, and the staff are always on top of the service. It can be a little loud if you want to chat, but we love eating there.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 13 June 2016

Experienced fantastic service from the crew at the Aviary. Food was superb at a very affordable price, considering it was located in the city. Would definitely come back for a second visit. Beer and coffee was top notch!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 18 November 2015

It was relaxed yet a nice date atmosphere. Good food and service - ticked all the boxes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 August 2015

Terrific food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 8 July 2015

Amazing atmosphere, perfect for after work drinks. Food was amazing & good sizes. Staff were very knowledgeable & friendly. Great night out

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 19 June 2015

food was very good & just different enough to make really enjoyable. Location is great being in the heart of Richmond. Staff were great in particular our waitress who was nothing short of perfect

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 3 June 2015

Pretty good menu to suit all tastes and not going to break the bank. Daily specials at $16 with a glass of wine make for a cheap lunch. Some nice craft beer on tap and a well constructed wine list although as the cheapest bottle is $50, it's getting up there. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. All in all a good spot for all occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 29 May 2015

The Aviary is one of a few local bars in our area that we had been meaning to try. The food and service certainly exceeded our expectations. The wait staff were friendly but efficient, and the food was fantastic. There was a good vibe with quite a mixed crowd, and our night was thoroughly enjoyable. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food2
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 5 May 2015

Was an old favourite with imaginative food - Has now changed. = food okay - more pubbie. Table service slow which was surprising it was so quiet.Wine we ordered not avaliable so limited to one option which was average.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 4 April 2015

Really nice centrally located venue with a great menu. It was a great find - we'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 December 2014

We were a group of 12 and, at the end of the night, everyone was very complimentary of the food and the venue. My only real criticism would be the lack of vegetarian options, especially after we were told, initially, that they had sold out of the "large plate" salad - the only vegetarian option for a main.Fortunately, one of the staff checked with the kitchen and they found that they still had some available. Other than that one hiccup, everything was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 13 December 2014

Great atmosphere, food and setting :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 December 2014

Great food , made with talent and care and great service.. Though a relatively hip bar restaurant it was still perfect for our small party of different age groups.. Staff were friendly and helped make our dinner party run smoothly . Share plates and meals made sure everyone was happy . Nacho ball s were a hit .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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