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Bang Bang RC, Elsternwick, AU-VIC

Bang Bang RC

4.6
4.6
1017 Reviews
$41 to $100
Southeast Asian
Sitting proudly in the heart of Elsternwick is this unique venue with an Indochine inspired menu of delicious food and drinks.

The exotic greenery and styling seen throughout Bang Bang’s gorgeous indoor spaces flows out to a relaxed outdoor courtyard sitting adjacent to the local park.

Despite the venue’s bustling city vibe, Bang Bang is a laid-back social hotspot for locals in the South East.

Please note any patrons that book in for “outdoor” or “counter” seating will be sat outdoors & will be exposed to the elements. All outdoor tables use Me&u, an order at the table QR code ordering system. All bookings made on either “standard” or “high top” seating are completely undercover or inside the venue.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, French, Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 8692 2680

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ben Hildred

  • Private party facilities

    Set in a park fronted oasis, Bang Bang is charming with a big heart. A place to choose your own adventure with a twist of the exotic. A place to belong.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (03) 8692 2680

  • Neighborhood

    Elsternwick

  • Cross street

    Riddle Parade

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    DJ's on Friday and Saturday night (5pm-11pm)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $120 Boujee Brunch

    A$120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Feeling Boujee and want to make your day extra special? Our brunch includes a set hawker feed me menu and 2-hours of free flowing French Champagne & French Rose. Drinks begin at the time of booking (1 drink permitted pp at any one time). Please note we have a 10% surcharge on weekends & public holidays. Bookings made on "outdoor" or "counter" seating are all outdoors & will be exposed to the elements. All bookings made on either "standard" or "high top" seating are completely undercover or inside the venue.
  • $120 Boujee Brunch

    A$120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Feeling Boujee and want to make your day extra special? Our brunch includes a set hawker feed me menu and 2-hours of free flowing French Champagne & French Rose. Drinks begin at the time of booking (1 drink permitted pp at any one time). Please note we have a 10% surcharge on weekends & public holidays. Bookings made on "outdoor" or "counter" seating are all outdoors & will be exposed to the elements. All bookings made on either "standard" or "high top" seating are completely undercover or inside the venue.
  • $75 Boozy Brunch

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Boozy Brunch includes a set hawker feed me menu and 2-hour bottomless drinks package. Drinks begin at the time of booking (1 drink permitted pp at any one time). Please note we have a 10% surcharge on weekends & public holidays. Bookings made on "outdoor" or "counter" seating are all outdoors & will be exposed to the elements. All bookings made on either "standard" or "high top" seating are completely undercover or inside the venue.

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What 1,017 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. M

    Melz

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot for a relaxed brunch/lunch with efficient service!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fan of Bang Bang. The food is sensational, and the service phenomenal.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing to fault exceptional 10 out 10 !!!!
  4. C

    Carns

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service staff very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable regarding the menu. Nice, casual feel to the restaurant and noise level ok to be able to chat and hear each other. All dishes we had were great...popcorn cauliflower, mini tuna burgers, pork skewers (consistency of a perfect kofta), duck and crispy jasmine rice with bao buns. A wonderful dining experience. Only thing to be aware of is that you pay a bit extra for really good service and the quality of food.
  5. D

    Dean

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    The ordering and payment system is very restrictive. I had to load my credit card details when booking then ordering. I asked if I could use the original credit card input. The staff did not know. A person ? Manager came up to me and immediately said “what is your problem”. When I asked can I use the credit card already sent and he said “no darling” in a condescending manner. This was an unpleasant experience. I made my order, paid. I wanted to order more but did not want to go through the process. Staff kept coming up asking if the food was ok, did we want more but I was not going to reorder on line. I am a semi regular client but will not return.
  6. BC

    BenC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! I was running late, added an extra person and all the staff were very accomodating. Great food, great service!
  7. TW

    TroyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the banquet. The food was really great. Our waiter was Cameron. He was very informative about the food and just a nice bloke. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
  8. V

    Vanessa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. The food was amazing, staff were so friendly and helpful. Just a great vibe all round. Will definitely be back. The dumplings were to die for also. Best I’ve ever had and I’ve tried them all.
  9. JM

    JeffreyM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food, great services, drinks list was a bit of a disappointment.
  10. MF

    MichaelFenemore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely circular entrance sets the mood with this Indochine delight. The wait staff couldn’t be more friendly and helpful. The sumptuous white king fish sashimi with spicy green sauce was Devine as was the perfectly steamed barramundi with a side apple infused eggplant. The ambiance and the service was excellent. A lovely dining experience was enjoyed. Thank You Bang Bang RC!
  11. PL

    PollyannaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love love love Bang Bang. Great food, fabulous service and atmosphere.
  12. DG

    DrGary

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous evening at Bang Bang's. The service was great - there when you needed them and not when you - didn't with lots of great advice to help us plan a wonderful meal. The food was beautiful - lots of great flavours and textures. Looking forward to getting back and doing it al again.
  13. E

    Elle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cocktails and dessert were the highlight! Little bit busy in the outside area
  14. JB

    JudyB

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food. Had dinner several times and will be back.
  15. KC

    KirstyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious, service friendly and attentive. Perfect night out!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was elite, we had a banquet and I cannot complain about the food at all. However I thought the service was very poor for a restaurant of this quality. We arrived and had to wait 15 mins for a waiter to ask if we wanted water or any drinks. That seemed to be the trend for the rest of the booking. We waited 35-40 mins for our entree to be served and following that it was at least another 30 mins in between the two mains. Their was also no communication from staff to our table about what we received in the banquet so the whole time we were just guessing the structure of the meal plan.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    We felt we were being rushed out from the outset of the service. Also was freezing sitting in the covered courtyard
  18. CM

    CaitlynM

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding - all of the cuisines, the service, the staff. The banquet was very generous and each dish was extremely flavoursome. Thank you Bang Bang RC for creating an incredible 30th Birthday experience.
  19. RE

    RonE

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, everything perfect. One of the few places I know where you can sit outside on a freezing night and the heaters are adequate to the task, so that you can still feel toasty warm. Food varied and fantastic. Very attentive staff.
  20. CC

    CoffeeCritic

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food. Great value for banquet
  21. JH

    JaklinH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tasty but Very small portions. Still hungry afterwards. Service was poor took ages for May No to come out and I think they forgot about us as we were a bit tucked away.
  22. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Our table next to kitchen, so noisy couldn’t hear each other. Food took so long to be served, filled up on fried chicken and salads, given 1 portion of Baramundi to share amongst 6 people, the beef or lamb (couldn’t tell) kebabs were sooo tough like dried shoe leather, chilli chocolate desert was overpowering no one liked, vegetarian substitutes weren’t provided for each meat dish, 2 slithers of grilled corn replaced meat kebab and gyoza dumplings, unsatisfactory, should have been charged less than normal banquet price of $65, were told not many vegetarian options avail. Having sampled menu several times before, chef choices were the cheapest dishes on your menu, certainly not value for money. Had to ask for plate changes in between courses. Only 1 staff member was friendly, professional and up to standard. A very disappointing experience, won’t be back and neither will the other 6 guests.
  23. ES

    EssS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the set menu for the 4 of us. It was fantastic & the service amazing!
  24. l

    louj

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't go wrong here staff so friendly and genuine. Food amazing. My favourite Pinot top of the wine list. Love it
  25. JB

    JesseB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The amount/lack of food brought out was a bit of a joke for $65.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience for a special night out.
  27. M

    Marie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was beyond amazing for sure just the service needs to be a little bit better
  28. GC

    GemCav

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere - the venue is expertly designed and makes for an engaging place to be. Food was similarly incredible and wait staff fantastic.
  29. LM

    LisaM

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great place but it was disappointing when requested birthday candles (upon booking) and reminder to the waitress on the night were forgotten and not added to the dessert. A sad end for my partner's 60th birthday.
  30. AB

    AliB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food just the right amount to share and there were a few cocktail options all of which were fantastic.

    Bang Bang RCResponded on August 18, 2022Hello Ali, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us, our bartenders know how to make a drink! See you next time. Cheers, Team BB

  31. CC

    ClaireC

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a great evening at Bang Bang RC on Friday. Food was delicious, the staff were friendly and helpful throughout the meal and the restaurant is a buzzing venue to kick off the weekend at. We'll definitely be back with a larger group to try either the bottomless brunch or Bang-quet.

    Bang Bang RCResponded on August 18, 2022Hello Claire, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sounds like you has a wonderful night! We look forward to seeing you & your friends back in, to enjoy our bang-quet or bottomless brunch! Cheers, Team BB

  32. VK

    ValerieK

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The waiter said that all main dishes are meant for sharing. We ordered a steamed buramndi , thinking it would be the whole fish for $36 . We were very surprised to see a standard size fish fillet . Not much to share between 6 people. The waitress forgot about the water. Also we were told to clean all the bones and leftovers from our plates into one and keep the plates . Which is fine for a cheap cafe/takeaway style place, but not for the restaurant with prices more then average .
  33. AB

    AndreaB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely experience- thank you!
  34. SC

    SueC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, cocktails, great service and ambiance

    Bang Bang RCResponded on August 7, 2022Hello Sue, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sounds like a wonderful night! See you next time. Cheers Team BB

  35. MB

    MegB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was absolutely brilliant. Quite a busy Friday night so service was a bit variable. Took 20+ minutes to get water to the table, and 30+ minutes to get questions about the menu answered, but from then onwards service was friendly and helpful.

    Bang Bang RCResponded on August 7, 2022Hello Meg, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you enjoyed our food & service. Feedback is valuable tool, it's an opportunity for us to review and refine our service standards. See you next time. Cheers, Team BB

  36. LR

    LisaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food As a coeliac they where very accommodating I had a large selection to choose from I will be going back

    Bang Bang RCResponded on August 7, 2022Hello Meg, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you were able to experience our menu. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Team BB

  37. ES

    ElizabethS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The 6 of us had a great brunch, I liked how the menu’s were set so we didn’t have to think about anything, simple enjoy. Thanks

    Bang Bang RCResponded on August 7, 2022Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Boozy Brunch is a fun way to experience our venue! See you next time. Cheers Team BB

  38. TH

    TrishH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely exquisite. Great atmosphere! Excellent service. Great cocktails. We will absolutely return again. Perfect for a date, special occasion or dinner with friends.
  39. KD

    KD132

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I've been to Bang Bang a few times and have had great experiences. This time sadly it didn't meet the expectations. First it was an hour after our seating started that any food came out and we were told we only had a 2 hour seating. Second we had easy to follow dietary requirements but every course that came out wasn't right or didn't bring enough food for the different dietary needs. One example is that bao buns came out 10 minutes after the Lamb kebabs. When we asked what goes with the bao buns they explained the lamb, which everyone had already finished eating. We also only received 4 lamb kebabs for 7 non vegans. And when asked what the vegan option was to go with the bao buns they responded with " um.. we don't really have anything.. maybe you can put rice inside." I feel like they were understaffed which is why our experience was surprisingly disappointing. I tried to make everything as seamless as possible and called the day before to see if it was easier to explained the dietary requirements prior to arriving and after they heard what the dietary requirements were they said it was easy enough to sort on the night. Thankfully the food that eventually was served was delicious, I just wish they were organised better and brought enough food for the different dietary needs.
  40. JR

    JulianR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Waiter was a bit nervous. Asked if we wanted food...? Came back 35 seconds later to see if we wanted to place an order. Food was lovely.

    Bang Bang RCResponded on July 22, 2022Hello Julian, Thank you for taking the time to leave review & glad you enjoyed our food. We have some relatively new front of house superstars in training, who are eager to get it right & give their guests a memorable dining experience. Feedback is valuable tool, we've noted the timing in your review & we'll pass this over to assist them whilst they learn. Look forward to seeing you back in venue again. Cheers, Team BB

FAQs

Bang Bang RC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8692 2680.

Bang Bang RC is rated 4.6 stars by 1017 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bang Bang RC

294 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick, AU-VIC 3185

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Riddle Parade

  • Neighborhood

    Elsternwick

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, French, Contemporary Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ben Hildred

  • Entertainment

    DJ's on Friday and Saturday night (5pm-11pm)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 8692 2680

  • Private party facilities

    Set in a park fronted oasis, Bang Bang is charming with a big heart. A place to choose your own adventure with a twist of the exotic. A place to belong.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (03) 8692 2680

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