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“An Oasis in Mt Martha”
Review of East Bar & Dining

East Bar & Dining
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Mt Martha
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

WOW! There are'nt words to describe this oasis of fine dining in Mt Martha. Food and wine was exceptional and the restaurant itself is beautifully decorated to suit the area. Not to mention the beautiful view of Port Phillip Bay. I never knew food could taste so delicious and the dining experience would last for the whole of the evening.
The Head Chef is a magician and a creative genius. Hats off to him in making food more than special. Can't wait to dine at East again!

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Thank Shanty5
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had the taste menu and every meal was faultless. We are locals and they even began serving us prior to dinner time. Absolutely perfect. House made lemincello a hit. Will definitely be visiting this little gem again. Staff completely wonderful, polite and warm.

Thank Streamline R
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

we both felt sick after eating here. They seem to have tried too many experiments with flavours and ingredients and definitely got it all wrong. The wait staff were kids with no idea.

Thank essentialsonbelle
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

My partner and I were looking forward to lunch here for some time. Disappointing start. After being seated we were left waiting for 15 minutes until I went to the bar and requested a wine menu. Another 10 minutes the glasses arrived. Another 5 minutes the wine arrived. Then we asked for food menus.
After waiting a long time for our meals we were finally served (and seeing another table complaining about the wait). Our meals were delicious although the portions were quite small.
The staff were friendly when they were around and our wine glasses were dutifully filled however it was an overall disappointing experience. We will try it again because the food was good enough to come back. Maybe next time the service will be better and the meals just a bit bigger.

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Thank LyndaC966
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

The headline should read: "Great Chef's Work Undone By Sub-par Wait Staff"... East is the perfect example of almost nailing it. Good environment. Nice location. Amazing flavours. Crappy waitpersons.

The short/sweet is that the food is fantastic, but the wait persons (and we mean ALL of them) have no clue how to deliver a meal that requires even the smallest amount of panache and excitement.

In our case, 4 of use sat to dine and NOBODY from the restaurant explained how the evening would unfold - food-wise. Food just started arriving with very little by way of presentation or fanfare, just; Here's your food.

Now, that said, the flavours coming out of the kitchen are to die for, it's just too bad that the wait staff is letting done the chef!

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