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Time Out Fed Square

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Sun, 29th Oct 2017 (5)

the food and service part were commendable but my $9 non alcoholic berry drink was a shocker, it had no taste, the long glass was filled half with ice, half soda water and a dash of cranberry juice for colour, certainly not for flavour, it was tasteless and when complained I was advised that it may not be my sort of drink or words to that effect. Whose drink is 50% soda 50% ice with a dash of colour at $9.00 and squashed under the ice a few tiny frozen berry bits also tasteless adding nothing of value ..not my type of beverage definitely - can it be anyone's? A rip off.

Brunswick Mess Hall

Brunswick

Vida dined on Sat, 14th Oct 2017 (9)

Our vegan choices were delicious although for a curry we thought it was bit too sweet. The serves were plentiful and it didn't take long before we wished we had brought a take away container for what we could not fit in. It was a very lovely dinner.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Fri, 14th Jul 2017 (8)

We had a great time, my companions loved their food but for vegan me it was disappointing. The 2 course Van Gogh lunch being a lovely idea, gave 2 menu choices for each course, but for vegan dining there was only one dish of each course and it was not on the printed menu which I found disrespectful. The entre was rather delicious but the main course (no other alternative) was a chunk of very dry polenta - I don't like polenta to begin with. I had to smother it with some green pesto from a tube for some flavour and then I overdid that so was left with basil pesto taste in my mouth the rest of the day. So vegans do not rush to no 35.. but my carnivorous cruelty food companions were well catered for and enjoyed with relish their repast. I had sent the restaurant an email advising vegan requirement at the time of booking.

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Sun, 2nd Jul 2017 (10)

The three of us enjoyed our highly flavoursome and beautifully presented dishes. Each mouthful was a delightful sensation and just made us want more. The service was attentive, friendly and made us feel at ease. It was a great after early theatre dinner.

Phamish

St Kilda

Vida dined on Sat, 27th May 2017 (9)

The food was surprisingly interesting esp. for vegan diners although there were very few of that class, what they provided was great. The service was friendly and helpfully attentive.

Red Spice Road

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Thu, 30th Mar 2017 (9)

The food was fabulous, so delicious and appropriately spicy with delicate but very lively flavours. We loved our dinner and the service was understated yet friendly and warm. Thank you Red Spice Road.

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Sun, 19th Mar 2017 (9)

Our dinner was lovely and we appreciated there was subtle background music which was not too loud and our waiter was efficient, friendly and not obtrusive in any way. Taxi Kitchen is one of my favourites.

The Atlantic

Southbank

Vida dined on Thu, 26th Jan 2017 (7)

We were celebrating a birthday over lunch expecting a more special dining experience for the cost although we enjoyed the food, the service was not overly efficient but very warm and friendly. It was nice.

Veludo Bar & Restaurant

St Kilda

Vida dined on Mon, 2nd Jan 2017 (9)

It was a delightful lunch being our first restaurant dining for 2017. We enjoyed the food, the Acland Street vibe, the service and the reasonable bill.

Criniti's Carlton Melbourne

Carlton

Vida dined on Sat, 31st Dec 2016 (8)

The food was expensive but worth every cent, so delicious, fresh and servings very generous. A terrific lunch at an outside table on a gorgeously sunny day, and the complimentary limoni a perfect ending for the last lunch of 2016.

Il Pom Italian Fed Square

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Thu, 29th Dec 2016 (9)

We had a lovely lunch, service was friendly and efficient, food was delicious and on a very hot yet very rainy afternoon the interior was dry and cool.

No35

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Fri, 16th Dec 2016 (9)

It was a lovely xmas work lunch with the table of 5 not too big, we were able to talk easily although it was very busy. The service was attentive and friendly, the food was delicious and we will have to come again to try more of the buffet that we could not fit in. There was so much to choose from. Thank you.

Lee Ho Fook

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Mon, 7th Nov 2016 (9)

We will be back again soon with friends who haven't been yet but have heard nothing but high praise.

Portello Rosso

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Sun, 25th Sep 2016 (8)

The food was delicious and service very friendly and hospitable. I would like more vegan food on the menu but did find the vegetable paella quite sufficient and salad dishes were lovely. Very nice dinner once again.

Vons Restaurant & Bar

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Wed, 21st Sep 2016 (9)

Lunch at VONS was great as usual and pre-ordering ensured extremely efficient service and no anxiety about managing a lunch for 10 and being back to work within the hour. The food is generously portioned and delicious. Thanks.

Pastuso

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Sat, 17th Sep 2016 (9)

The food is exciting in flavour and exotically beautiful in presentation. However I would love some respect for vegan diners which are growing in numbers and catering for them would be really appreciated - vegan friendly businesses are thriving and emerging everywhere. Viva La Vegan... Thank you

Portello Rosso

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Sat, 13th Aug 2016 (9)

I loved the food, the atmosphere was authentic spanish at least I thought so, the service was convivial and efficient - would come again in a heartbeat. thanks

Vons Restaurant & Bar

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Wed, 10th Aug 2016 (7)

It was a great lunch we all enjoyed it.. short of time as usual during a working week but service was efficient and we got back to office on time. The serves are generous and food delicious. Thanks VONS! WE WILL BE BACK

Rosa's Canteen

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Mon, 8th Aug 2016 (10)

The food as usual was fresh delicious, simply outstanding.. i love coming to Rosa's.. never disappoints, always delights, cannot wait to book again.

Smith & Daughters

Fitzroy

Vida dined on Tue, 19th Apr 2016 (9)

Its great but I find it unpleasant disturbing to read a vegan menu that notes fish, chicken, prawns, pork etc whatever it is aiming to fake. Lets get real and have really good fresh food which tells what it is .. also too much fried food and sweet sauces, it was all too rich for my liking but we did enjoy ourselves.

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Thu, 24th Mar 2016 (10)

My third experience at Taxi Kitchen, never disappoints, it is fabulous especially great exciting taste vegan food choices for my cruelty free preferences.

La Camera Southgate

Southbank

Vida dined on Fri, 11th Mar 2016 (7)

There could be more vegan dishes, they had to create one for me, linguini with Napoli sauce which was nice but more choice would have been great.

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Fri, 18th Dec 2015 (10)

we had a sensational small department Christmas lunch - definitely want to do it again and maybe with the whole firm next year.. we will see what we can do. thanks taxi!

Scugnizzo

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Wed, 16th Dec 2015 (7)

We had a fast light salad lunch with mineral water so i would say we didn't do justice to the menu and will have to return to experience more of the cuisine. We enjoyed our lunch and the service was very friendly and attentive especially considering they were extremely busy.

Rosa's Canteen

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Thu, 3rd Dec 2015 (10)

Had a delightful and fast lunch well within the hour we had available, it was amazing service and food was high in flavour and very delicious. Rosa's is becoming a regular for us and it helps its a 2 min. walk from the office. Highly recommend this light, friendly, wonderful restaurant which everyone I have taken to wants to come again and very soon.

Rosa's Canteen

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Thu, 19th Nov 2015 (6)

Our lunch today was not as impressive as in the past, my pasta just didn't cut it, the suggested dish by the staff was not explained to me properly and the ingredients were a surprise I didn't like. The replacement dish was better more enjoyable but still disappointing. My two lunch companions had no complaints and enjoyed their meals. I had ordered sparkly water and the others were happy with tap water. However the staff were too fast in refilling the tap water glasses thereby stopped me from sharing my sparkly water which was quite expensive and so I had to drink too much of so as not to waste it.. I said "no" to the still water re-filling and the waitress ignored me and kept pouring to my astonishment.. oh well, is this too trivial to mention? it all matters or not?

Rosa's Canteen

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Mon, 2nd Nov 2015 (10)

The food as usual was divine, we had to rush our dining a little to fit it into our one hour lunch but we managed to ensure we did not leave much at all to be wasted, too good to leave behind uneaten.. thanks Rosa's Canteen

Seamstress Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Wed, 21st Oct 2015 (9)

i loved my soothing manhattan cocktail and accompanying curry which can be chosen from three different sizes, small/medium/large (just like clothes).. great idea and the tastes were sensational

Rosa's Canteen

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Fri, 4th Sep 2015 (10)

It was a luncheon delight and perfect way to send off a colleague from one job to a better one.. the light pouring through the generous window views made us all feel happy light and uplifted.. a very lovely but too short break in the working day. Next time lunch must be longer.

Rosa's Canteen

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Mon, 17th Aug 2015 (9)

Its a great place to get together for a charming meal, service is warm and friendly and food so delicious,.

Sud Food & Wine

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Wed, 3rd Jun 2015 (8)

Everyone (10 people) today had a very nice lunch and enjoyed the complimentary salad. It was extremely pleasant friendly service and the food was delicious.

Seamstress Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

Vida dined on Mon, 12th Aug 2013 (10)

we had a wonderful dining experience, food was absolutely delicious and interesting. just one issue, the cocktail my friend had ordered was removed half finished which was far too soon, we were intending to drink it all. we forgot to say something at the time, the service was perhaps too efficient on that otherwise perfect.

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