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Gimlet at Cavendish House

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Melbourne, VIC

4.8
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Meggy Mar 18, 2022
Classic Polo Lounge ambience, very refined. Cocktails are beautiful and highly recommend ordering the steak tartare. See less
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Priscillia Mar 15, 2022
Been here few times already .. What a beautiful place. My guests were happy .. Amazing service and we had an amazing dinner here last night. Better to book in advance… My favourite meal last night was the duck :) 👍 See less
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Julie Jonas Mar 07, 2022
Gimlet was amazing with sensational service by all staff, the atmosphere bought me back to a New York style restaurant. Food was top quality; everything was balanced in an amazing way from appetizers to dessert. See less
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farah rafiei Mar 06, 2022
One of THE BEST restaurant that I’ve ever been to! The service was top-notch from when arrived until the moment we left. The food was absolutely tasty See less
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Connor Choi Feb 20, 2022
I had an unbeatable, amazing culinary experience at Gimlet. As you walk in, I could feel the atmosphere vibrant and I felt like I was going have an exceptional lunch here. I had a company of 2 of my friends so we went all out with our order. We started with sourdough, oysters and gnocco fritto. The seaweed butter and rye which comes with the oyster was an element of surprise - salty and a bit of sweetness, balanced by rye to absorb any fat. Next was bonito and spanner crab. One of my favourite seafood is bonito so I'd have picked bonito but spanner crab just melts in your mouth. For main we had zucchini flower, duck and t-bone. My personal favourite was the duck, which had a fantastic flavouring combination with cherry. It is a bit pricey I have to say.. but so worth it!! See less
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Isaac Herbert Feb 11, 2022
One of the most beautiful restaurants I’ve been to! Service from start to finish was pin point. Food and wine were absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to come back here again soon! See less
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Vanessa Wingert Feb 09, 2022
I went there with the girls just for cocktails and I’ll be back for try the food, with no doubt. Attentive and friendly staff, super nice/fancy vibes. I love it!! Also, do a favour to yourself and ask for the Irish Coffee. It’s not on the menu, but is very very very tasty 🤤 See less
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Myoungjee Shin Jan 16, 2022
- Oysters Fresh enough but not super fresh. Could’ve been better. - Duck breast Very soft and It goes really well with cherry sauce. Loved it - Dry aged steak Loved it! It also goes well with the sauce. - seaweed cracker? Combination of cracker and rich butter was beautiful. It goes really well together. I could taste the ocean. - chocolate cake? Was just average. - Gimlet cocktail Was beautiful!! Flowery gin. Lovely. Can’t wait to try again. Overall, Lovely staffs explained well about menu. Happy with food. Will visit again. See less
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Stacey G Jan 15, 2022
I've been wanting to visit Gimlet for a long time and it did not disappoint! It had a great vibe on Friday. I loved the staff uniforms and the restaurant interiors are beautiful. We had a couple of the Watermelon Cooler cocktails to start. They were refreshing and an immediate respite from the weather outside. The food was delicious! I'm vegetarian so I had the zucchini flowers and the burrata while my partner had the sausage with olives and the crayfish dish which he said was worth its hefty price tag as it was "phenomenal". The staff were fantastic - attentive and friendly without being intrusive. I can't wait to visit again!! <3 See less
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Nancy Liu Jan 14, 2022
This has by far been one of the best meal I have had for a long time! Kudos to the chef and team for making such complex, well balanced and flavorful dishes. Great atmosphere and the service was top notch. Get the duck!!! And grab a cocktail or two. Every dish we ordered was absolutely delicious, the only thing we will not have next time is the side potato. The potatoe bread went so well with the spanner crab Loved the sauce gribiche with the asparagus Gnocchi sardi with seafood was very well cooked John Dory with parsley beurre blanc - yumo! BUT...the duck was definitely the star of the night Cannot wait to go back again! Note we came here in December for a birthday celebration, and some menu items changes with season. See less
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Janie Rose Jan 07, 2022
Not for the faint hearted but certainly gets the heart racing with joy. We went to Gimlet last night and we just had the best night. We chose the fixed seasonal menu and we left feeling happily fed. A couple of cocktails and a couple of glasses of wine and the night was perfect. It's expensive dining but 100% worth the $'s. Hope to return again. See less
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Gustav Dec 15, 2021
We’ve been looking forward to Gimlet for months and the press has been full of glowing articles and reviews- and we were not disappointed. In fact , despite visiting with super high expectations, we were exceedingly impressed with the food, the sublime service, and the lovely ambiance. From the moment we walked in we knew we were in for a treat. The layout is perfect with the bar in the centre and the raised seating level on two sides. There’s a wonderful warm and lively ambiance. The service from start to finish was sublime- elegant and effortless and it never missed a beat. Every staff member was so welcoming and so charming - nothing was too much trouble. The food was sensational. Wonderful seasonal dishes that are all cleverly constructed, beautifully prepared and perfectly presented. And make sure you start your dining experience with one of the crafter cocktails from the bar - the Gimlet was simple yet so elegant. This is one of those places where you’re already planning your return visit while still in the restaurant! Highly highly recommended. See less
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Winston Appleyard Dec 07, 2021
You can't miss the location of this restaurant being on a corner. Inside its a stylish and loud French brassiere where the building is the show. It has all the foods you would expect with the added bonus of caviar or lobster served to you for that luxury feel. It may be french in style with the waiting staff in formal attire but it is also warm, engaging and open in its casualness that makes it very Australian. Highly recommend. See less
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Ming Nov 30, 2021
This is a splurge. As such, a certain standard in the trinity of service, environment and food is expected. And Gimlet delivers. When I open the front door into the restaurant, the noise level in the restaurant just smashed into me. And this is at 3.30 pm! We were seated on the elevated corridor, beside tall windows overlooking the restaurant scene below. Nice. Service is with a smile, attentive and efficient - dishes are explained, water is topped up regularly, serving plates are warmed, and finished meals are cleared quickly. Nevertheless there is an air of casualness to it all, which suits me just fine. I am not one that demands exacting, overly formal and overzealous service. The Gnocco Fritto is the go to dish for me. Google said it is a popular appetizer in Emilio Romagna region of Italy. As you bite into the square pillow topped with bresaola, the thin crispy skin cracks, and the cheese just oozes out and combines well with the distinct, full flavour of the cured meat. I can envision future visit to the bar, sipping cocktails and popping a few of these delectable parcels. By the way, the house cocktail is very good, not diluted. The mix seafood entre is cooked really well - the clams and mussels delicate, not tough. Ditto for the John Dory ($52), clean tasting and seasoned well. The aged Muscovy duck breast ($58), not so much a fan of. The flesh is somewhat sinewy, which makes for chewy mouthfuls. And it does not have the liverish taste that I like in a duck. The cheese platter ($22) is served with 3 types of cheese, a comb of honey and two types of bread slices. There is a blue cheese from Gippsland, a creamy soft cheese with Ash rind, also from Gippsland and a hard cheese from Switzerland. I normally don't like blue, but this is really, really mild (fine for a cheese novice like me, but not for my husband). My favourite is the hard cheese. As the cheese slowly melts in the mouth, the flavour profile expands and deepens. It's wonderful. I still think about it as I write this. I have to say eating the cheeses with the charred, fruity bread slices and a dollop of honey, is a great combination, much better than boring crackers and quinces. I had a lovely time. There are no cutting edge flavours here. There is no, what I sometimes deem as unnecessary manipulation of food to garner Instagram likes. Neither is there excessive plating. If I have to sum it up, Gimlet is more like a bistro to me, albeit one with really fine attention to food, drinks and service. See less
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Liz Hocking Nov 28, 2021
Truly a memorable experience. Every bite was delicious. The staff were attentive and kind. The atmosphere was charming and warm. We had the sourdough with cultured butter, yellow fin tuna, clam and prawn gnocchi, John Dory, zucchini flowers, kipfler potatoes and cheese service. The sizes were generous. You can’t go wrong starting the night with a Cavendish House martini, but it was hard to choose as the cocktail list is broad and beautifully thought out. See less
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Does Gimlet at Cavendish House offer takeaway?

Yes, Gimlet at Cavendish House offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is Gimlet at Cavendish House located?

Its located at 33 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

About Gimlet at Cavendish House

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33 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
+61 3 9277 9777
Opening Days
Gimlet at Cavendish House is open 7 days a week ( Thursday to Wednesday). Please contact the business for actual opening hours.
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