The Kettle Black

4.4
48 reviews
$40 and under
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 48 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the friendly service and food, nice portions and really appreciated the options for those vegan individuals in our party

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Chad
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing coffee, Wonderful and friendly staff! Fun spot for brunch and catching up with mates

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AdrianK
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my absolute favourites in Melbourne. Beautiful unique breakfast dishes. Great coffee plated up with style. An insta foodies heaven. Lovely service and delicious food

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BenV
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service & food. Will definitely be back!!

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RohanK
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worse food i have ever tasted really overrated, expensive, toilets were mess, we customers pay allot of money we expect quality, cleanliness. Only good thing about this place is the architect of building but we can’t eat building.

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Becca
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent late lunch spot on a Saturday afternoon! Kettle Black's menu is well curated with options for many tastes and preferences. The bubbles are fantastic, too! Overall, an incredible place for an enjoyable time with friends.

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JuliaL
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous venue with friendly and helpful staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the ginger waffles, was delicious and generous portion, I wasn’t fit to finish. Staff were lovely also.

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LISAF
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location, vibrant and energetic staff, food amazing and would recommend the hotcakes. Staff were attentive and left nothing to chance. Well done

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LilyL
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Servings are big. Beautiful place to dine.

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SheldonM
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a number of different staff asking how everything was throughout the meal. Sometimes directly after one another. Was a touch annoying.
Otherwise everything was fantastic. The food, service, coffee and mimosas were all great. Definitely recommend.

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CallumR
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing architecture! Fabulous food! Fantastic staff!!!

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NikiN
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good coffee. Food was a bit underwhelming but not bad

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience with friendly staff who were so accommodating. Can always trust it to have good food and service!

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a good location with friendly staff

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GemmaJ
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Kettle Black is always a lovely place to eat! However when half of our group were running a bit late - some staff members were not very nice with the judgemental looks that were floating over to the table! Some people can run into trouble before coming to your cafe 😂

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Nowreenk
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Would be keen to come again with family & and friends

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time enjoying great coffee and food. Thanks

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RubesC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to catch up with friends. Coffee and food great!

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LauraY
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The restaurant itself was very nice and the food was pretty good.

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Pissedoff
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience4

Why 2 stars? Their booking system insists on sending me spam asking me to leave a review.

I’m forced to book online - i do not wish to get spammed by some 2 bit online booking system that has my name, phone number and email address. When venues start using online booking sites that dont have their own agenda the world will be a better place.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, delicious food, pretty interior, great ambience

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SusanD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Reservation was for High top seating when booked with OpenTable, but it showed Outdoor seating in Kettle black system so there were additional 30 mins wait as a result. The staff also forgot about the coffee order that was placed. Not a great first time experience.

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious breakfast in a beautiful setting. We had the eggs benedict and mushrooms and will return to try other things on the menu. Very convenient for a late breakfast after a walk around the tan or Albert Park lake.

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RussellS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Midway through the meal the background music got a lot louder which made it harder to talk

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Zyra
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food and service was great but there were just too many flies/insects flying around while we eat even if dined inside.

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SimoneV
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and coffee! Modern provincial fit out is hard to not photograph and feel relaxed in.
Couldn’t love this place more.

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ChristopherB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

It was a little cold with the door open. Booked inside because we didn’t want to be cold. Otherwise food and coffee excellent

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BrentS
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was good. Coffee can do better. Flying insects were present on the indoor dining area. Might be because of plants , although does not affect dining experience.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful experience and service, ecstatic to be dining in again!

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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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RachaelR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite breakfast places. Great coffee

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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
9 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

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 4.4 stars by 48 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.