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Cookie

4.3
4.3
317 Reviews
$41 to $100
Thai
Venturing to Cookie after five o'clock, you will be greeted at the top of the bluestone staircase by a sea of business suits and bustling nightlife as the corporate crowd slowly but surely make their way through the 85-plus imported beers available. However, in between the corporate lunches and after work drinks you will find a quirky little venue that manages to do justice to the fantastic Thai fusion food that head chef Karen Batson creates in her more mainstream kitchen. It's not the jaunty, tapas-style Thai you're likely to see from Batson's other projects, but one taste of the deep-fried marinated pork ribs or the dry red curry with seafood and all complaints will cease

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9663 7660
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Karen Batson

What 317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

317 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing, a good selection. The waitress we had wasnt particularly helpful in our ordering process however it worked out well in the end. The restaurant itself is pretty noisy so probably not an ideal setting for business conversations. Not cheap but not too expensive either - the food was delicious!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I've been to Cookies a couple of times and so far, the food's standard has been increasingly disappointing. We ordered the prawn firecracker, curried soft shell crab and crispy pork belly curry. The star of the night was the prawn firecracker- the spring roll itself was nothing to shout about, but the coriander and avocado dip was amazing. But the positives stop there. Not only did we have to wait almost 40 minutes for our food to be served, the crispy pork belly was definitely not crispy at all and the waitress had made a mistake with last order and served us a seafood curry dish instead of the curried soft shell crab. We were not given much of a choice as we were told that making the dish we ordered would take too long and the waitress tried to convince us that the seafood curry dish is just as tasty and would give it to us at a discount. Overall, it was rather underwhelming considering their dishes are not that cheap- there are definitely more affordable places out there serving quality Thai food.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Catching up with some old friends at Cookies was a great experience, though I think there is scope to reduce Butter and Sweetness ( sugar) in the dishes.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We took the option of having a banquet (8 people). The food was ok - some really good, other dishes average. What I don't like is being ushered out by 7:45 and refused any desert or coffee. I understand that this is the way restaurants are going these days, but it makes for a very unpleasant experience at the end of your meal. We had to go somewhere else to enjoy more cocktails, dessert and coffees. Not going back.

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  5. Andrew

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Used to be freindly service but now staff seem to be quite arrogant.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cookie food is fabulous, Have dined here before thats why I came back. It doesn't disappoint. Punchy, tasty Thai food. the service there is excellent, very attentive couldn't fault it.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hello there, greetings from Singapore! Just a quick review about Cookie; - Amazing Staff! - Two Thumbs up FOOD! - Gorgeous Beverage Menu! KEEP IT UP COOKIE!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I've heard so many good reviews about Cookie, unfortunately I believe they were mistaken. The food was average and we were left wanting something else to eat. The desserts were nothing special to choose from. The waitress told us we had to leave just after our meal. The drinks menus were a good selection to choose from and the cocktails we had were pretty good. I would only suggest this place for drinks, not to eat.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall our experience at cookie was excellent, the service and atmosphere was great. I was a little disappointed with the pork belly curry, the flavours in it were AMAZING, but the pork belly itself was not rendered properly so the fat was very fatty and the meat itself was very hard...and tough to chew. The ribs were quite nice, but could have been a little more tender also, the beef curry was yummo, and so was the calamari! Everything else was great, we would definitely be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Out table was booked at 8pm which we were not have been nice warned.

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1/252 Swanson Street, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Limited parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Karen Batson
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