The Kettle Black

4.1
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16 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Sophistication meets style ~ The Kettle Black is a multi award-winning venue by the Darling Group, where old and new styles merge seamlessly to create an unforgettable culinary experience.
What 16 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.0
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YahilaK
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The service was really bad. We had to stand out for 15 minutes and the waitress asked us two times whether we had made a reservation and sent people who came after us inside before she arranged our seating. The food was really bland. My partner ordered the avo meal and it was so bland. I ordered the bacon Benedict and the bacon was almost raw. Very disappointed.

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TrinityH
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was fairly good. But I shouldn’t have eaten outside cuz the food got cold quickly. I liked the coffee so much.

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OliviaW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast was delicious and the staff were lovely

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TRej
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

avocado on toast and pulled lamb salad were delicious with really interesting flavors. Breakfast cocktails fantastic as well - lovely for a catch up!

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Rich
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Positive was good came out quickly, coffee and chai were great. The hummus and kale salad was delicious. The location and setting were good.
Negative was the raisin toast and jam were not great. Also the chili crab scrambled eggs were flavourless and only some outdoor tables were heated. Also waited 5min to catch a waiters attention for salt and ended up going to find it myself.

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JohannaM
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first dining out experience since iso. The service and food was incredible. We had lots of space. I was so impressed. Will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Food delicious as always! Acoustics of the room made it a little hard to hear though...

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The pace has a good vibe and is aesthetically pleasing but the service is very slow ( took over 25 to even be asked if we wanted a drink) even though it was average busy. Food was average, good portion sizes, but looked nicer than it tasted and overpriced for what it was. I think as well some of the menu items are not quite right in terms of having a burger, but it doesn’t come with salad or chips or anything, which normally is fine you can just order it as a side but they didn’t have that as an option so the meals felt incomplete. Friends all agreed it was average and probably won’t go back as the look of the place was the only real selling point.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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HeleneK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a weird feeling going out for brunch for the first time post covid-19 but we loved every minute of it. Well worth the wait for the ricotta and blueberry hot cake (massive portion though). Nice being served by the lovely waitresses at Kettle Black and so friendly and prompt. Definitely and expensive brunch but loved the breakfast cocktail ☺️🙌🏼

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Cameron
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Food lacked flavour, poor value for money, staff ok

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Gabrielle
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very disappointing! 1.5 hr wait for average food!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The staff were quite rude

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Justwantgoodbreaky
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible food, terrible, bad service. Would not recommend, very overrated and disappointing.

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ChelseaS
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience, can't wait to come back next time we are in Melbourne!

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JoyceL
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Open table took my online reservation. They do not accept reservations for groups less than 10 people on weekends. Fortunately they still managed to find us a table. Kudos to the staff.

FAQs

The Kettle Black does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Kettle Black also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9088 0721.

The Kettle Black is rated 4.1 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.