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dined on Tue, 14 Aug 2018

Overall very impressed with this somewhat hidden bar under the State Library. Loved the interiors - cosy and quirky, with lots of character as well books that you can actually read (though we were too busy with our bottle of red...). Food was good, and we had a lovely waitress who seemed passionate about her job. Will be back :)

dined on Wed, 2 May 2018

The Moat staff consistently deliver excellence! The good is great and the team are fantastic at making recommendations for highlights from the menu and getting the right balance of how many dishes you'll need to satisfy your group!

dined on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

Always good and interesting food and very friendly, accommodating service.

dined on Thu, 22 Mar 2018

Great venue, really good food, excellent service.

dined on Thu, 13 Sep 2018

Hospitable, efficient and very atmosheric. Very happy with this find.

dined on Sat, 8 Sep 2018

The food was average. We really enjoyed the anchovies on crostini to start however the mains were a little disappointing. The lentil Dahl lacked flavour and the rosemary chat potatoes didn’t taste like rosemary. However the celeriac and cauliflower gratin was delicious and they kindly offered us a complimentary bottle of sparkling water. Their wine recommendation was also good. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed, however only half full on a Saturday night. Overall we enjoyed our meal and felt relaxed and well served.

dined on Thu, 6 Sep 2018

The service was really quite good considering the place was full. The staff were excellent on the night and provided service with a smile and were attentive

dined on Fri, 31 Aug 2018

Great place, nice, friendly team.
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About Moat Bar & Restaurant

Hidden gem in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD Housed in an iconic 19th Century building, the Moat Bar & Restaurant establishes an atmosphere unlike any other. For a special celebration, date night or after work drinks, be sure to check out this little hidden CBD gem! Retreat away from bustling city streets and impress your friends by introducing them to this quirky basement. The menu consists of a range of Modern European dishes available for brekky, lunch and dinner. Hit up the decent wine list and enjoy nibbling on wasabi broad beans and salty-but-sweet peanuts before digging into some bigger plates of drool-worthy veggie and meat combos. The melt-in-your-mouth braised lamb ribs will give you all those warm food feels to get you through the week ahead! Best dish: twice cooked boneless lamb ribs

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