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Straits Cafe

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne 328 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9250 1888
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne 328 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High tea at Straits Cafe was very nice. It was. Not very noisy. The table was set well and loved the glasses. All food was lovely. My only criticism would be that the sandwiches were in white bread. But I would definitely go again.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Faye M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crew were very friendly and hospitable. I ordered the Morrocan Lamb Rump and it was heavenly. The crew explained that it has a lot of herbs and flavors but I said I would take the risk. It was so worth the risk! The meat...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank cha0318
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought and friendly. our friends from Perth to have dinner at this lovely restaurant. We chose it because it was wheelchair friendly. Service was great and friendly. Food was reasonable. Nothing special. Few other customers were there on a Saturday evening . Great venue....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tigerliew88
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

High recommend. Both Alam and Natashya were very attentive, professional and super kind. The chefs Adrian and Michael put together a birthday surprise for our friend which really made the day so special. The venue feels very refined and we enjoyed the classical music that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Dee R
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

If your looking for a great place to stay and beautiful food please stay here, great service and remarkable chefs that will make your stay memorable, great service by Nat & Alam make sure you are looked after and you have an enjoyable night, once...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Scenic20924472121
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

What makes this restaurant stand out is the exceptional service. Staff are very attentive, professional and serve to the highest of standards. The food was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank OOOAlliOOO
Reviewed 24 September 2018

If you are staying at the hotel spend one night at the restaurant...Quality and presentation of food is exceptional and the wait staff Sam and Mishra are amazing! Highly recommend, it is the complete package!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank magqqqs
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent - the Fish of the Day COD exceeded my expectations, the marinated steak was as cooked to perfection, and the chicken breast was so tender and surprised us as chicken can be very tough if not cooked for long enough. All we can say...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank vaughane547
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We visited while staying in the Rendezvous Hotel, and was somewhat disappointed in the quality of the hot foods... Food needed to be fresher or replenished more often. Hash Browns were hard little rocks, Bacon was tough and it was not really appealing at all....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Matthew W
Sunny_Lou101, Guest Relations Manager at Straits Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear Mathew Firstly, thank you for choosing to stay with us while you were in Melbourne and the discretion taken in providing your feedback. I was very disappointed to read your above feedback and would like to offer my sincerest apologies for any frustration felt...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Stopped for a steak dinner and it was excellent service and tasty steak. Started with a fresh bread which came with some olive oil and vinegar, excellent starter paired with red wine. The rib eye steaks were good. The sides were a salad which was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 184DonP
Sunny_Lou101, Guest Relations Manager at Straits Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear vDon P Firstly, thank you for choosing to stay with us while you were in Melbourne and the discretion taken in providing your feedback. I was very disappointed to read your above feedback and would like to offer my sincerest apologies for any frustration...More

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Antony S
17 December 2017|
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Response from 732maureenr | Reviewed this property |
My experience with Straits Cafe is that lunch is a very casual event and you can just walk in. They usually have a board outside welcoming anyone who wants lunch. It's only the evening meal you should probably book for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$26
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne 328 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9250 1888
Description
Straits Cafe offers authentic international cuisine that showcases the finest local and organic produce. Enjoy a meal made with fresh seasonal ingredients, complemented by the restaurant's refined ambiance. The friendly staff at our restaurant in Melbourne city center will be happy to help you pair your food with a fine Australian or international wine from our extensive wine list.
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