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“Unusual venue with lovely staff & fabulous food”
Review of seamstress

seamstress
Ranked #53 of 4,622 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$23
Cuisines: Chinese, Australian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

There were four of us there for a business dinner. We were greeted with a smile and shown to our table. We ordered a South Australian Zinfandel Red Wine. It is light and slightly fruity and very easy to drink
The food menu is extraordinarily interesting and the food is amazingly tasty and delicious. Our guests were very impressed with the taste sensations of every dish. The Soft Shell Crab, Brussel Sprouts, the Chopped Duck & Peanuts on a Betel Leaf,
The Beef Ribs all are a must. The Desserts sound unusual but are amazing and a must to finish off

Thank Evelynne G
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This was our second visit to Seamstress and she didn't disappoint. The food was delicious - very tasty and the service was great too. We chose the banquet, it was $65 and well worth every cent. Each course was explained to us as it came out and the portion sizes were perfect. They also have a great selection of wines to choose from. Service with a smile and delicious food - what more could you want?

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Thank msmaz2010
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We decided on eating out before a movie and we’re fortunate to get a table at this restaurant. Service was excellent and whilst the portion sizes were not large they were more than enough. We asked the waiter to choose a variety and were not disappointed. Decor and atmosphere were great.

Thank KTM690enduro
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This is one of those restaurants where the more you pay the less you get to eat! Four very small pieces a salmon for $36, which didn't include vegetables. Entrees were very small also. I love brussel sprouts, so ordered them as a side, but the outer leaves were quite tough and over cooked. The waiter was pleasant and attentive. But a few hours later we were all hungry.

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Thank MelbourneLaura
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This was our special night out on a recent visit to Melbourne, booked (for Friday night) before we even left home, based on a friend's recommendation.We love 'Asian fusion' type food and it is superb at the Seamstress. Excellently, there is the option of small, medium or large serves, offering the option of more variety - we went for four small ones, reasoning we could order another if necessary. Moreover the service was an excellent blend of friendly and professional - but... Sadly we left with the memory of a very odd decision by a waitress, rather than the great food. After we'd finished, she told us that she'd decided to change our order for one item from small to medium, because she thought that small would be insufficient. We're always happy to take advice from staff, but in this we were given no choice - we couldn't know what size a 'normal' small portion of this course was so didn't realise what had happened. It added $11 to our bill - a small amount given the overall total, but not a small principle we felt. We had had an excellent evening and decided not to make a fuss; the amount added was a bit less that the tip we would have left, but we decided that the tip had been forfeited by that decision. We are happy to assume that it was not sharp practice by the restaurant, but a well-meaning and misguided decision by the staff member; be aware though.

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Thank Ian_Fraser1951
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