Zumbo Café

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333 reviews
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Decadent food and a vibrant environment are the embodiment of what you'll discover during Fancy Nance High Tea at Adriano Zumbo’s Zumbo Café. Each dish is artfully prepared with the best seasonal ingredients and modern presentations. Popular menu items at Zumbo Café include the 3 Course “I’m So Fancy” High Tea – or the 2 Course “Pretty Flamingo” High Tea.
Indulge in the full High Tea experience on Friday, Saturday or Sunday; or go more casual, with a delicious breakfast or pastry treat in Zumbo Café. The abundant selection of paninis and Italian-style street food is prepared in-house daily, and the fluffy buttermilk pancakes just can’t be beaten. Zumbo Café also has an extensive tea selection from Harney & Sons New York; ranging from decaffeinated Vanilla Comoro to robust Darjeeling.
Still need more sweets? Visit on one of the mouthwatering Dessert Bar evenings – held once a month and featuring a new, sensational hero ingredient in every dish each month.
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Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Something to do with special friends. Great food

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Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fun experience!

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Dined on 21 May 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Hi tea was really great, but the wait time in between were a bit legthy!! And it was quite noisy, we could barely hear each other!!!

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Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was amazing however service was very poor. The food came out too fast, there wasnt a slow pace of food being brought out so by the time I had finished my first course the scones were cold. Also the staff members had no idea what they were doing, they forgot the menu and also stuffed up our order.

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Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience

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Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice special treat for mother's day and a chance to try something different

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Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely tea and very full after

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Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful high tea - the sweets were delicious!

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Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was great that we could mix up our high tea dining experiences to suit each person & be able to share a wider variety of dishes by choosing different menus between us. Most of all I loved watching the chefs prepare the dishes with such a delicate eye for details. The staff were exceptional. We loved it all!

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Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The perfect was to spend the afternoon with my mum for high tea. The food was incredible

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Dined on 23 April 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I am fortunate enough to have enjoyed the High Tea experience at least half a dozen times or more here now. It is always enjoyable and extra special bringing friends here who haven't experienced this spectacular High Tea extravaganza of scrumdiddlyumptious, deliciousness that leaves you in the best kind of sugar coma. In saying that the ending on a savoury note is sublime. The staff are lovely, friendly, not pretentious and are very accommodating to my food allergy. See you next month 😁👍🍾

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Dined on 15 April 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy high tea, gluten free high tea option also. Scones were incredible, especially for gluten free!

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Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service and food was excellent. The staff made my mother feel incredibly special on her 60th birthday and even gave her a beautiful dessert to celebrate. We all had a great time.

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Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food. Zumbo has a brilliant mind like Willy Wonka with his genius creations. Worth every cent and you won't eat until k the next day. The $65 high tea was superb. Quirky decor but we all absolutely loved it. Not your typical high tea. Sweet followed by savoury and no sandwiches. Whole new level of wow and gastroporn

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Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a very lovely afternoon tea. The service was excellent however my husband did not receive two of his dishes as part of his $65 set menu. (I had the $45 one). We could have mentioned them to wait staff but by the end of it, we were quite full and didn't bother. But seemed a big oversight given the price you pay. Despite that, food, ambience, service was excellent.

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Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic loved it. Only took 2 points off because there were 2 dishes that I wasn't keen on but the rest were amazing

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Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service and value for money, we absolutely loved it

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Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Awesome way to celebrate a special occasion with amazing food. Extremely well priced food and drinks. Attentive service. Great variety of food for all palates. A real wow experience.

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Dined on 19 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

High tea was a wonderful experience for a friend's special birthday we came from New Zealand to celebrate it, great magical food and staff excellent.

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Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was different and mostly excellent. Unfortunately, my husbands scones were undercooked, doughy and vtasted strongly of raising agent. Also when requesting the gluten free menu modified for someone with fructose malabsorption, nothing was pre prepared despite a couple of weeks notice. There was a lot of poor communication between wait staff and kitchen. The kitchen didn't seem to have any knowledge about fructose malabsorption which surprised me for a high end cafe.

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Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was about the 12th time we have visited fancy nance. We are always welcomed by the manager, who has a friendly chat with us everytime we go. This makes us feel really good that she remembers us. The food is extraordinary! It looks amazing, and tastes just as good.

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Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked for the dessert bar at 7pm Saturday evening....i was disappointed that the website stated saturday evenings would have DJ's and then turn into a disco, which unfortunately was not true...which was the main reason i booked...have dessert then relax to some tunes and a dance....other than that the food was devine and our waitress jasmine was exceptional....i would recommend zumbos,but maybe change what yr website states....false advertisement.

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Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was exceptional
Delicately plated and presented
Wonderful for a special treat

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Dined on 29 January 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My Partner & I visit here every time we are in Melbourne, great spot to meet friends and eat cakes & savouries all day

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Dined on 22 January 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Second time back & will return
Staff lovely, food different from your usual high tea.
Very tasty

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Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent time was had by our party especially when staff brought out an impromptu birthday cake.

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Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Natalie was wonderful and very friendly. She explained every dish and any questions we had she answered. We advised her up front that we were in a bit of a hurry (which was a shame) but she made sure our food came smoothly and quickly. We found the experience to be a bit of an adventure, not knowing what each dish was going to look like! We look forward to returning where we will be hosting a birthday celebration. This was the trial run as we hadn't been before.

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Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Was my hens and was excellent for that

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Dined on 20 November 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic and the food was incredible. A fun and quirky spin on the traditional high tea. The restaurant has a great vibe, very bright and colourful and is nice a quiet so you can enjoy a good catch up with friends.

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Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We had a lovely afternoon however we were required to wait fifteen minutes to be seated although we arrived promptly at 1.00pm another party of people arrived after us and were seated before us even though half of that party were not there. We were finishing up our high tea and had at times two people clearing our table so felt we were being ushered out but it was only 2.45pm.

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Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the whole menu! Great flavours :)

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Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I had the high tea and it was all very well presented and they were all very yummy.
I was a little surprised that it arrived at the table in stages, I was expecting it to all come out together so you could pick at all the dishes over the course of the time you are there for.

Staff were friendly and on the particular day I was there is quiet so it made the whole experience better.

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Dined on 6 November 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved how the dishes were all traditional deconstructed meals with a twist.
Food just kept coming the whole time the high tea was served, the experience was great value for money.

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Dined on 6 November 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

All the food was exceptional especially all the sweets on the menu.
I just wouldn't recommend the lettuce with the burnt butter, unpleasant taste

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Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked this place for my birthday and everything was wonderful. The staff are really friendly and the food is amazing. High-tea feels sophisticated here with all of the delicately crafted foods and extensive selection of teas and drinks. Highly recommended. :)

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Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had the It's so fancy menu, absolutely fantastic food, I gave the service a little less because the staff were a bit preoccupied with other things (I'm pretty sure that they had a big function after us) and we were asked to leave before our time 120mins was up, that was a bit disappointing but other than that it was fantastic

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Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The ice cream flavours are very impressive from the dessert bar.

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Dined on 8 October 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second visit to the venue. Great to see menu offered different courses as many venues do not change choices for months.
Great food and staff. Could not fault anything at all.
Looking forward to our third visit.

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Dined on 7 October 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Dessert Bar - what's not to like. Great night out if you're looking for something different to do. Venue a little noisy due to music being played too loudly early on in the evening. This has a negative effect on the ambience as it is difficult to have a conversation. Much prefer the DJ to start a bit later in the night. May help with ambience and overall enjoyment.

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Dined on 1 October 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was beautiful and great value for money, atomosphere great and service was good. The only suggestion I would recommend with Hightea, is that they serve the savouries first and desserts last. Other than that I cannot complain about anything. I took my niece who was turning 30, and my other niece came along as well and it was an awesome experience for all. I already have recommended Hightea to friends without hesitation.

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