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66 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

9.1
66 reviews
Recommended
(9.4)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(9.5)
Value for money
(8.3)
Atmosphere
(9.0)

dined on Wed, 10 Jan 2018

(7)
Great gastro pub experience.

dined on Fri, 5 Jan 2018

(9)
Excellent wine list

dined on Fri, 5 Jan 2018

(10)
This is such a fabulous restaurant. The staff especially are friendly and knowledgeable and the food always good.
Thank you for visiting again Margaret. See you soon
Restaurant The Recreation Bistro & Bottleshop responded on Sun, 7 Jan 2018

dined on Fri, 29 Dec 2017

(8)
Great food and service

dined on Fri, 15 Dec 2017

(10)
Excellent neighbourhood venue. Very pleasant atmosphere with warm friendly service. The wine list is exceptional and wide ranging. The food is great for sharing with selections from a small but interesting menu. Well worth a visit.
Catherine Friday

dined on Tue, 5 Dec 2017

(10)
We eat at The Recreation every other month or so, and it never fails to deliver fabulous food and great service. Last night was my birthday and my mum was with us, visiting from interstate to eat with us. Without knowing any of that, the service and food was exactly as you'd wish for a special occasion. It's a place I look forward to going, and hope to enjoy many more meals there.

dined on Thu, 16 Nov 2017

(8)
Delicious food -so tasty - though a tad short in portion size for me.
Judith

dined on Wed, 18 Oct 2017

(9)
A bit disappointed this time, prawns were delicious but the portion size of main pork dish very small more the size of an entree.our chips that we ordered to go with our mains were so over cooked we sent them back. We had finished our SMALL main portions before the improved chips arrived so no longer needed them. Char grilled mango was very cold in the middle ,I thought room temperature would have been tastier than out of the fridge .Although we live extremely close we probably won't go there again and the cost outlays the enjoyment. Must also comment on the extensive wine list huge variety and huge prices .

dined on Fri, 1 Sep 2017

(10)
I went twice in one week, great service food and wine, local gem

dined on Fri, 25 Aug 2017

(10)
Fantastic night out, excellent food, wine and service. Cant wait to come back!
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About The Recreation Bistro & Bottleshop

Located on Queens Parade in Fitzroy North, The Recreation Bistro & Bottleshop is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch with colleagues or a long dinner with friends. The Recreation Bistro & Bottleshop’s fresh and authentic menus are inspired by modern Australian cuisine. Be prepared to experience tasty drinks and exceptional food including roasted lamb, chargrilled calamari and vanilla bean creme brulee. Go and experience this one of a kind restaurant for yourself- you won’t be disappointed! Best Dish: Veal tartare, pickled radish, leek, wasabi rouille

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