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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 Fri, 2 Nov 2018

Service was outstanding. I turned up 45 mins early for my table and was happy to sit at the bar but they organised a table for me. Friendly and attentive without being overbearing, the service during the meal was perfect. Food was great. Highlights were the lamb rib entree and the hapuka fillet. Highly recommend for a casual but high quality meal. The happy hour cocktails just add to the experience!

dined on Thu, 1 Nov 2018

Our guests had a great night relaxing here after an intense day and event at the SLV. They enjoyed the food and service - thank you.

dined on Thu, 1 Nov 2018

We had a lovely evening and the service was excellent. We enjoyed our food - delicious and beverages! No complaints! Thanks for a lovely evening after a long day at work.

dined on Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Great little spot in the middle of it all but away from it all with great service and great vegetarian options

dined on Tue, 16 Oct 2018

This was another lovely visit to Moat where the staff are always friendly and attentive and the food is fresh and delicious. We enjoyed a couple of daily specials to share and they were a great choice.

dined on Sat, 6 Oct 2018

fantastic food & drink

dined on Sat, 6 Oct 2018

We were looking for somewhere not too noisy, for a catch-up with a couple we hadn't seen for over a year. We chose Moat based on a past good experience and were again very pleased. We were able to converse very readily, and, as it was not busy, there was no pressure for us to leave after we finished our meal. The dishes we chose - some with meat and come vegetarian, were all very flavoursome and enjoyable.
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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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