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Bang Bang RC, Elsternwick, AU-VIC

Bang Bang RC

4.6
4.6
930 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.

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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

  • $65 Bang-quet Menu

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sit back & relax as Bang Bang welcomes you with a carefully curated French Indochine inspired set menu by Head Chef Ben Hildred. 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 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.
  • $65 Boozy Brunch

    A$65.00 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 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.
  • $65 Boozy Brunch

    A$65.00 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 930 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. P

    Penelope

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and service made for a really enjoyable family birtday celebration. Thank you!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A lovely evening as always at Bang Bang.

  3. C

    Christie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for a boozy brunch, and was really happy with the quality and quantity of food and drink. We didn’t like one of the meals (not big seafood fans), and our server swapped it out for another meal they thought we’d like!

  4. S

    Suezy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Tasty food, friendly service, excellent spot for group catch ups

  5. PC

    PhilipC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening. Great food. Great service and just an overall good dining experience. We would highly recommend Bang Bang RC

  6. NO

    NatalieO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    For the cost of the bottomless brunch, there wasn’t a lot of food. Maybe a proper meal could be included or more variety of small dishes. Otherwise good and drinks were very delicious.

  7. J

    Jemma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding - loved the food, the vibe an found it very affordable. Would highly recommend.

  8. D

    Diana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, everyone was so friendly and helpful. Thanks so much for enabling a wonderful evening out.

  9. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service was extremely good very attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was tasty as usual. Some new items on the menu I think. Always enjoy going to Bang Bang

  10. MJ

    MarieJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great staff, very friendly. Delicious food. Had the banquet it was lovely!

  11. CT

    ChelseaTee

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Food took a long time to come out. And we both felt very I’ll after dining from the curry

  12. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WOW WOW to the beautiful greeting upon arrival (sorry didn't get her name) and our spectacular waitress Mila to the chefs the food was incredible we had the vegan banquet and enjoyed every single moment from the time we walked in until we left. What a wonderful local experience to celebrate a friends birthday so special!!

  13. J

    Juliette

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress Milla was a legend & the complimentary desserts for my birthday we’re greatly appreciated :)

  14. SH

    SueH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Fabulous food, service and atmosphere. The cauliflower popcorn was amazing.

  15. MH

    MiriamH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, amazing food and lovely setting-great for a weeknight or a fancy brunch

  16. R

    Rell500

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was sensational. One of the best meals I have had in a while. The menu is vibrant and full of flavor. Was enjoyed by the whole family, even the fussy 12 yo.

  17. JJ

    JanJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the complex flavours- not just chilli. Textures and colours were also varied and added to the experience. The person who attended to our table was as friendly and gave excellent suggestions for the order of arrival of our 6+ dishes.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first time at Bang Bang RC, definitely won’t be the last. We were a group of 14 which can be challenging for staff but the dinner went very smoothly, the food was amazing, service excellent. My guests were very happy and we had a great night. The bang-quet was perfect for a big group, lots of choices but everything was delicious anyway. Also catered very well for our one vegan guest. Looking forward to returning.

  19. R

    Rose

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bang Bang is one of my fav places. Have never had a bad dish there. Sharing plates are delicious. Also great selection of mock tails for non drinkers. Highly recommended.

  20. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful place to visit for dinner. Great indoor ambience; fantastic to sit outside on a balmy night!

  21. E

    Eden

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    The food as always was amazing, although a little more variety in the ‘Bang-quet’ would have been nice, as a lot the dishes had very similar flavours and spices. We have dined here many times over the years and have always found it great value, up until now. The ‘Bang-quet’ prices have increased along with the drinks, however that wasn’t too bad compared to the 10% surcharge that is now additional on weekends. We completely understand that for public holidays, but adding an extra $40-$50 on top of an already expensive meal just for dining on a weekend is ridiculous. We are unlikely to return any time soon because of this, which is disappointing as we have been coming here for the last 4 years.

  22. M

    Moni

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Staff friendly and attentive. Food delicious and cocktails amazing. Will be going again for sure.

  23. EG

    EstherG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    I'm vegetarian, can eat some fish. Would have loved your barramundi wings! too many of the vegetarian choices were fried - I'd prefer some more wholesome options. waitress was amazing - fantastic service.

  24. JD

    JanetD

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    There is a nice change in the menu and the food is interesting and very good including popcorn cauliflower and salmon. The staff are excellent but outside was a bit dark in that we had to read the menu with our mobile phone torch. It would have been really nice to see the food on our plates.

  25. ED

    EvaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loved our dinner. Lots of choice on the menu. Great atmosphere and setting too.

  26. MH

    MichaelH

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    First time visitors and will be back. Food very tasty and great sized serves for the price. Service was first class. Attentive without being over the top. Would love to dine outside on a beautiful day.

  27. SP

    SonyaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The four of us couldn't decide on what to eat so ordered the Bang-Quett, (basically a taste of most dishes on the menu), which I would highly recommend to anyone, they accommodated for a pescatarian and every dish was delicious. Both the service and ambiance was great, we'll be back soon.

  28. MR

    MichelleR

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    As usual the service, food and atmosphere didn't disappoint. But we decided to have the 'Feed Me" menu at $65pp. Of the 4 entrees 2 were vegetarian. All tasted lovely but would have preferred one less vegetarian and one more chicken/meat/fish. The mains were a eggplant thai green curry, which was disappointing, sprouts and a beautiful crispy duck with bao buns. We didn't request vegetarian and for 4 people I would have expected at least 2 main dishes with meat or chicken. If you decide on the "Feed Me"" option I would vocal about your preferences.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Food was really tasty. Unfortunately the portion sizes in the banquet seemed small for the price. The chocolate dessert was one serve between four people.

  30. AR

    AshleyR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Tasty Asian share plates and a buzzy, informal atmosphere.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The staff were very thorough with explaining options and very friendly and approachable! Loved the food and variety involved with the feed me menu option!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The menu for food and cocktails had changed and sadly not for the better

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose Bang Bang to celebrate our daughter’s uni graduation. The service was exceptional and the food out of this world. We choose the $65 pp banquet. There was a lovely variety of different dishes, with interesting and absolutely delicious flavours. The portions were generous and we were full after the 4 courses. This is definitely our favourite banquet to date.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mitch was an absolute star 🌟

  35. MB

    MatthewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Local Favorite of mine! Amazing food and staff and always an enjoyable experience

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning food and service. Set menu is amazing

  37. AB

    AvrilB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful friendly engaging waitress so lovely and helpful witch menu choices, love the vibes here cool people, music and venue. Great tasty food love the outdoor area.

  38. S

    Sunshine

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Foods and drinks are amazing! Absolutely worth of money :) All staff are friendly and welcome. Nam Khao Tod is the dish you must try We will be back soon 🔜

  39. AA

    AnnaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious relaxed dining at its absolute best !! Can’t wait to go back!!

  40. B

    Bonita

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5

    I was really disappointed and low key want a partial refund or some sort of reimbursement! I booked this place based on the menu I saw for the boozey brunch on their website - which had changed without noticed. I came here for my birthday and was super disappointed... unfortunately so were my guests. The first dish was amazing - I believe is was the kingfish shashimi and then it went all downhill from there... I wasn't full... quail eggs wrapped in wonton sheets... chicken wings... bao with sausage and slaw that you had to make yourself and wasnt even enough for seven people... and fries... my guests also mentioned that their drinks tasted watered down. Food aside customer service was great 85% of the time. Good vibes from 2 of the 3 main people that served us. So basically I'm annoyed that I paid so much (there was a weekend surcharge plus seevice fee if you pay by card) for so little. Made no sense that the non-alcoholic option would still be the same price as the alcoholic option. It was a sign when they were so hard to get in contact with to begin with. There was good reviews so I would give this place a second chance, if I got a discount!

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 930 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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