Botherambo

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$40 and under
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Thai
Thai Restaurant on Swan street right next to Richmond station.
What 54 People Are Saying
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M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is friendly, attentive and accommodating. The food was excellent and the wine reasonably priced. A great place to catch up with friends for a drink or for a meal. This is the second time I have eaten at Botherambo and I have found the food and service consistently good.

WH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was lovely with many share plates, the service was just spot on. Couldnt fault it one little bit. i'd come back again and again! Amazing

LS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The online booking system does not alert you straight up that bookings are for an hour and a half, this is not enough time to enjoy a meal and a chat with who ever you are dining with. If I had known it was such a short time I would not have booked, most restaurants allow 2 hours.
It was an unpleasant dining experience with the staff hurrying us along all the time, interupting our conversation. Will not go back and will not recommend.

D
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Embarrassing experience when trying to dine overseas friends and impress them. Being told with 30min left on our seating that we won’t have enough time to order and eat a curry for the main as there was another booking coming earlier. Then have the waitress rudely wipe down the table and ask if she can get us the bill was horrible. Felt pushed to eat quickly and to get out ruined the experience of eating good food for everyone. We then left and went to kekou around the corner and had a fabulous experience. Won’t be going back to botherambo

J
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was lovely, but the food wasn't great - pretty mediocre Asian fusion.

BM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere is great at this place! We will keep going back.

E
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome everything! We had the feed me- great value and delicious!

VR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service & ambiance. My group of 8 people had a wonderful time and would recommend this restaurant to everyone. We will definitely be coming back.

NJ
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food at reasonable prices.
Great for groups. Would highly reccomend.

A
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant atmosphere and setting. Really beautiful venue. Nice and quiet on Saturday lunch time, and as always, great service, and incredible food - so tasty and well presented. Will be coming back. Been there 3 times now, and it's been consistently amazing. Will be back very soon again!

KR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Botherambo was a fine choice for pre-football final snacks and drinks. It was relatively uncrowded when we arrived, but filled up quite quickly. We were happy that we had reserved a table using the Open Table app. The allowed time of 90 minutes was sufficient. Service was prompt, friendly and helpful. The space is uncluttered and modern, and despite the hard surfaces, not too noisy for easy conversation. Most of the dishes are designed for sharing, and we found our selection tasty and satisfying. Prices are moderate, and serving sizes are average rather than generous. We chose to share Crispy Pork belly, Pad Thai chicken dumplings, and Massaman Beef Cheek Curry. All were well prepared and attractively presented, with a good balance of spices. We left well nourished and refreshed to enjoy an exciting preliminary Final at the nearby MCG..

R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was pretty good. Nothing amazing apart from the duck spring rolls. However we had a French waiter who was very rude and responded very angrily when she was informed there was an issue with a beer that was ordered. It is not the customers problem, nor should they be made to feel bad if they order a drink and there is an issue with it. Overall I wouldn’t go back and won’t be recommending the place to anyone.

J
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place - I’ll be back with more peeps to introduce!

KM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place catered for our unusual booking and did a wonderful job. The staff on the floor were very friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious. It was a great place for our international visitors.

AD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic night at Botherambo with a friend, the food was AMAZING and the service was undeniably phenomenal. Will definitely be going back again and again! Would recommend the cauliflower dish!

KB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Botherambo, great atmosphere followed by great food and drinks!!!! We will be back!

VB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, friendly and helpful waitstaff. Great cocktail list and a very upbeat vibe. Can be a little noisy at times but if you’re heading out for the night it’s a great place to start

AK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was really good and tasty. The portions however were a little small. It can get a bit noisy, but the service and staff were great.

AZ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Botherambo, the food is always tasty and exciting . The service is excellent as we are usually going on to an event at Rod Laver or in the city and we have plenty of time to eat and have a drink. The staff always recommend dishes that suit all our needs and some with dietary restrictions are easily catered for. We will be back very soon.

NS
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED IT. First of all the service was amazing, our waiter was so friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious too and they were able to cater to a number of dietaries.

A
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and excellent food! Super tasty! Definitely going back.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FAV PLACE TO EAT IN MELB! Delicious food, excellent vibes, caring staff xx

r
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Very, very slow service. 20 minutes without a drink. Main course took a long time. Not enough staff on. Staff working were so busy they avoided eye contact as they had too much to do. Was so hard to get anyone’s attention.

V
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our first stop in Melbourne. Food and service was great as always.

TK
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were fantastic, great menu and vibe. Would definitely recommend!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was very ordinary.....slow and the waitress didn’t know anything about the menu

RH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We usually love Thai, but unfortunately, Botherambo seems to be trying too hard to put their spin on classic dishes. We had the Pow Pow chicken cups and are usually pretty good with spice, but these were SUPER spicy and the bitterness of the red lettuce cups totally spoilt these for us. The pad thai chicken dumplings sounded great, but just weren't. More like a bland chicken ravioli. The pulled beef cheek bao were the best of the bunch, but the black buns were just not necessary. And unfortunately to top it all off, we were left hanging for ages after we'd been seated. A real shame. Botherambo has had a terrific fit out and the ambience is great. Just needs a little fine tuning in the details.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great. Excellent cocktails - but slow to arrive. Service was a little indifferent. Overall good food with a nice vibe

SC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A real neighbourhood gem. Nice and close to the MCG and AAMI Park. I highly recommend this restaurant for a quick bite to eat before, after or between games. The food was great and the service even better!

AM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and cocktails were delicious, we really enjoyed the space as well.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food and great service.

S
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Great for sharing or large groups. Small restaurant with limited seating, but the restaurant doesn’t feel too cramped or loud. Great cocktails and a full bar.

AA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I would recommend sharing. My and my friend shared the special Chili prawns, the cauliflower (the sauce was amazing) the portabello boa, yumm! And the chinese broccoli.

This actually was a perfect amount. The cauliflower is not a small portion - which was great for us. Really good vegetarian food which suited me perfectly.

Thank you, hope to see you again.

CM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Probably wouldn’t return. Didn’t feel the greatest afterward. Ordered a few curries and all were very watery.

SC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to meet for dinner or drinks before the footy at The G. Loved the atmosphere and the food!

BP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had many family dinners there at always walked out feeling very happy. Wonderful range of food and so tasty. Great service and such a vibrant ambience. Love the place.

ND
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service despite being a busy Saturday night. (We ended up with a more comfortable than we had booked.) Tasty food - just enough vegetarian options - and small but very good wine list. We'll be back.

SS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great spot for a catch up with friends. Wonderful food and great wines by the glass. Particularly good prior to the footy, concerts, etc. It’s a very short walk to all the MCG, Rod Laver Arena etc

SS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, drinks and atmosphere. Helpful and fun staff, from start to finish everything was great will definitely be back

CS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super delicious Thai food enjoyed in great company. I definitely would return.