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The Kitchen Tootgarook

4.3
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82 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Comfort Food

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A place that feels like home.. I don't mean that in a sense that the place is covered in dog hair, the tv is blaring, the kids are screaming and there's lego all over the floor; more in a sense that you feel welcomed, content and at home from the minute you enter, right up until you leave. We wanted to create a place, that I myself, would want to visit on a regular basis. A place where your name is more important to us than your money is. A place where you feel like a regular from your first visit. A place where you feel like a part of our family. A place you felt you've been before. A place that feels like home.... Ok, so we have fancy wine glasses, twinkling candles, nice chairs and really shiny cutlery, but don't let that fool you... We're humble, both in our service and in our food, and pretentiousness and oversized egos were banished from the premises the day we started trading. We like looking the part, but life's too short for airs and graces...

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 82 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeterJ
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Better than I’d imagined! Cute interior ,cozy winter ambience . Food was lovely , will return

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KimL
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Will be definitely will be ordering takeaway during lockdown.

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SarahG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My friends and I had a wonderful lunch at The Kitchen. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service by staff, food was delicious

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OliviaS
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food with choices to suit everyone and fabulous service!

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LindaP
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience4

latte was poor food was very nice so we will try again soon

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great restaurant. Loved the ambience and most importantly the food was awesome

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KenS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff, well organised, prompt service of meals, meal quality was very good

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first meal out since February, the staff at The Kitchen were fantastic. I requested a table tucked in the back corner because I have immune issues and it was no problem at all. The staff were friendly and service was quick. We both had versions of the diy eggs, mountains of fabulous food. Perfect eggs, tasty sourdough, garlicky mushrooms... brilliant. Thank you for making everything easy and great!

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KylieC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Beautiful fresh food, great value & attentive service

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SuzanneC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely setting, food and service. Thanks!

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Rebecca
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

I found the staff service to be very abrupt. I had been recommended to eat there and was surprised how rude the wait staff were.
Food was delicious tho

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KathyG
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our 3-course meal both flavour/quality and value for money were exceptional. We would definitely go back to enjoy again such as a delicious meal. I highly recommend it!

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LyndonA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great coffee; good food; nice people. Local coffee house...

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Emilia
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always!!
I have been so looking forward to your reopening and am so glad to have you back! :)

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Etroaming
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Coffee is great and an excellent breakfast menu to cater for all tastes.

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AnnieK
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff were very friendly and efficient, the food was very tasty and well cooked, the wine was good and the desserts amazing. Overall a great night out.

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LyndaG
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food & great service. We sat towards the back, past the fire. It was nice and quiet there. A good night, thankyou.

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GarryP
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner at The Kitchen was excellent as per usual, great food and friendly service from all the staff. Well return very soon. Cheers, Garry

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LolsH
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food choice, lovely service.

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Artie
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

All 4 main dishes were over cooked and dry. Worst $350 ever spent.

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Rhubarb
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Great Food & well presented. The service could have been better, as we waited too long for drinks on both occasions.

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ChrisB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was great however-
annoyingly I was contacted the evening before the booking to provide a deposit over the phone. I did book 5 days prior and believe this is not respectful as I had limited option to find a new reservation elsewhere.
annoyingly I was contacted a couple of hours after our booking to request a further payment as they forgot to add a round of coffees (4). This was after spending $300+
Pretty unprofessional- lucky the food was good.

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MargC
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and very obliging staff. Website needs adjusting, we were not the first to be confused with which kitchen we had made our reservation.

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Zebb
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent coffee, and lovely staff!

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Angie2411111
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Very impressed and will be back. Love the Thursday night locals night!

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ChristineG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to pop in for a delicious brunch with friends. The coffee and meals were both absolutely scrumptious! Highly recommended. Small cafe in size, so book ahead if you're going in a large group.

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vipDaveA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Staff was super nice, but a loud table of 20 next to us had kids running around and occupied the staff full time. The airconditioner was blowing cold air directly on us. We were dressed lightly since it had been a hot day. The food was good. Nothing too special.

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vipCarrieJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely night out at a fantastic local restaurant! Our meals were delicious, the service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Celebrated father in laws birthday. All family members were well catered for from 7 to 84 years. Relaxed atmosphere with tentative staff. Not a huge menu selection however good produce.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and lovely staff great space would highly recommend!

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EvelynP
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From the moment I walked in I felt relaxed and the hosts looked after us very well. The ambience of The Kitchen was cosy and the food was delicious. Will definitely return when in town again.

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ZoeC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were very friendly and we all enjoyed the banter .
Food and choice of wine was excellent . I Never get tired of eating here as the menu changes with the seasons . Always fresh , local and interesting.
And very reasonably priced

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KevinH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend, food was amazing as was the service we received.

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MargoA
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Found the service and food very good would recommend your restaurant to friends,BUT the noise level
has put us off it was very noisy and we found we were yelling louder just to be heard.

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CLib
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

DO NOT ORDER The warm Halumi avocado salad, a disaster combination, disgustingly sweet overpowered with honey and spinach saturated in oil, soo greazy. The holumi strip cut extreamly thin therefore arrived hard, very dried out and cold, (i had to ask the waiter for a wedge of lemon to squeeze on the halumi). As for the avocado...where was it?? When the head waiter asked us how were the meals. I was honest and told him the above. He said "oh your paying for your meal 😱 (a very unprofessional reply, we were shocked). The waiter continued further saying "but yeh, um, i'll check with the cook as the salad should of been dressed with mustard seeds, honey, lemon". The head waiter never came back to our table, instead he thought it was more important to go out for a cigarette. I know this because our table was seated infront of the window with prime position view of the alley where he was smoking. Very dissapointed with the meals and service. We drove 45min to this restarant on the mornington peninsula. We booked ahead made reservation only to be highly put off. A waste of our good money, fuel and our time. The only good thing is the restarant has a lovely mural street appeal.

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LynneH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our dining experience so much we returned the following night.

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LisaV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautifully prepared and presented, great flavours

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HayleyH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Great food. Will definitely be returning soon.

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Sueb
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely food great service just a little expensive for us on the entrees I’m afraid but we did enjoy waitress was awesome

FAQs

The Kitchen Tootgarook offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5903 5450.

The Kitchen Tootgarook is rated 4.3 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

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