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Hazel, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hazel

4.6
4.6
565 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

A seasonal and produce driven restaurant in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Brought to you by The Mulberry Group.

www.hazelrestaurant.com.au

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9070 4938

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brianna Smith

Experiences

  • $85pp Chef's shared menu

    A$85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Thank you for choosing Hazel restaurant. All groups of 6 or more are required to dine on our chef's shared menu at $85pp. Dietaries can absolutely be catered for but if possible, please let us know beforehand. Looking forward to seeing you in Hazel soon

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 565 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. KC

    KellieC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a perfect venue to celebrate a birthday.

  2. SK

    SilviaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect Melbourne Restaurant! We can’t wait to visit again.

  3. SR

    SophieR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I had a fantastic evening at Hazel. Amazing food and service - can't recommend enough. Will definitely be coming back.

  4. ML

    MattL

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Never had a bad meal at Hazel. Wouldn’t say we dine there regularly but when we’re in Melbourne it’s one of our go to restaurants. Two observations (not criticisms btw) from our most recent visit. First, there didn’t seem to be enough wait staff on the floor. This could be Covid related but we found ourselves having to flag down our waiter a few times and always felt bad because he was serving so many tables. Second thought was in relation to the wine list. There was a good selection, but would have liked to see more diversity. It’s very Victorian centric. All for it, but my thought would be to work with your wine brokers to build it out a little wider.

  5. F

    Foodie4051

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    Terrible service and disappointing menu

  6. SC

    SonjaC

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    As we were a group of 6 we had to go with a set menu, which sometimes can be a little disappointing, but we were far from disappointed. All the food was inventive and full of flavour. We had a couple in our group that have food intolerances and Hazel went above and beyond to cater for them. Very impressed.

  7. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was amazing. Very thought out menu. Great service from beginning to end.

  8. L

    Lizzie1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Very very disappointed. It was supposed to be a long overdue thank you to a client at a special restaurant of their choice. One problem - they made the wrong choice! It is very expensive and the food was totally underwhelming. To cap things off, the service was atrocious.

  9. TM

    TaraM

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Really lovely food and great choice of wine. Service a little slow but to be expected at present

  10. TR

    TerriR

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had an extremely enjoyable lunch with my dining partner. Would have preferred a cosier table as we felt quite exposed, other than that loved the experience. Stunning food, lovely wine and the 'gimlet' gin beverage was amazing.

  11. AP

    AbigailP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a reliable choice. Gorgeous food, a comfortable but bubbly atmosphere and the staff go above and beyond every time. A special mention to Giuseppe for being so accommodating and thoughtful. We're looking forward to our next visit!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seriously amazing customer service and food was incredible. Will definitely be back.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Waitress didn’t explain the menu ie that it is a shared didn’t seem very knowledgeable about the wine list it was a Tuesday night was very busy staff not very attentive it was a special birthday occasion but no mention was made of it even though it was mentioned at time of booking was a little underwhelmed by the whole experience

  14. AH

    AndrewH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great new restaurant, quality of food very good, ambience very good. Service was a touch slow, after we were seated, took 10 plus minutes or so for someone to come take our order for drinks. But will certainly go again.

  15. BE

    BiancaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant with great staff. Food tasted great and was good value for money

  16. CM

    ClairM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    What a lovely place to eat! Service was professional, unobtrusive and kind and the food was top notch. We really enjoyed our dinner and will be back. Especially enjoyed how spacious and quiet the seating area was. No huge groups or loud music thank goodness!

  17. MH

    MeganH

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The chefs menu was delicious and the amount of food was great value

  18. B

    Bellak

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    I went there for dinner with my friends. I was a bit disappointed that I had to wait for another 15 minutes to be seated even we already booked a table, but still understandable. We tried Chef share menu. It is $85/pp, but we were disappointed that we got only given 1 type of main( came with salad and potatoes) for 4 people sharing. Compared to the next table that 2 pp had the same dishes, but the quantity of the food didn't look much diffetent to our meals that is for 4 pp.

  19. XX

    XXXXX

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Ordered the scotch filet rare. Came medium rare. Nothing else on the plate. Was not suggested to order sides such as greens or anything else. Ordered seafood stew. Very underwhelming portion -- no prawns, well a tiny grey one, undercooked. However, the table next door ordered the seafood stew and it had a very large white prawn. The heirloom tomatoes came the same time as the mains. Should have come before. So the waitress tookaway our little sideplates unused -- I supposed she expected us to put the tomatoes in the seafood stew bowl?

  20. AB

    AmaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food visually and aesthetically pleasing open kitchen, quality ingredients and clean presentation: ticks all the boxes for pre theatre share plate. Magnifique!

  21. J

    Johnf

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food in a quiet enviroment, which allowed you to talk

  22. SJ

    SarahJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    All around a fantastic experience. Great food, wonder service.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friends from Sydney and a weekend in the city - magical

  24. YJ

    YJ82

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Both food and drinks (especially the cocktails) here are among the best you could find in Melbourne!

  25. YL

    YasmineL

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful room, food and service

  26. SM

    SamanthaM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, staff were helpful and accomodating knowing we had a timelimit and were attending a show. The share plates were a nice surprise, great scotch fillet.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic food with delicious cocktails. Had the chef's selection with the anchovy butter steak as the main. Y u m.

  28. DJ

    DanielJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing. Great attentive service and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back very soon.

  29. TB

    TracyB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect restaurant. From the decor to the service, to the food. We had a wonderful meal.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good, good service and ambience

  31. RB

    RonnB

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Very New York vibe, food was very good (albeit a little pricey for what you got), and the service was friendly. Good place to go pre theatre as they're very focused on working within a timeframe you have.

  32. TH

    TheHungryMonster

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The first time I went to Hazel in 2020 pre-pandemic, I had one of the best meals I've had in Melbourne. Every dish was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Fast forward to 2020, I returned with hopes of having a similar experience. Alas, it was not the case. Much to my disappointment, the food felt uninspired and nothing really stood out. Out of the 10 dishes we ordered, the duck parfait was probably the best thing we had. The lamb rump was well-cooked but the flavour was a tad too subtle. The seafood stew was very underwhelming. It also felt a little understaffed and service was not as good as it could have been - I had to ask for a glads of ice 3 times. However, given the current staff shortages due to the pandemic, I can forgive that. Sadly, Hazel has lost its spark. I really hope they find inspiration again.

  33. MN

    MatthewN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a group of 8 so we experienced the chef's menu for the day. Great variety and an easy way to conduct a business lunch with the only decision needed was wine choice. Very attentive service and casual, bright dining area.

  34. J

    Joanne

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just incredible! A beautiful restaurant that Melbournians and visitors should visit. Such a beautiful and aesthetic restaurant, topped w/ incred hospitality and food. I actually discovered Hazel through an Aussie influencer/MAFs alum, Martha Kalifatidis. Since that day I knew I had to visit and am so glad I had the chance to. We will defs come back again :) P.S. This was the only restaurant I visited that had fresh hand towels instead of dryers or paper towels. Great idea on sustainability but also it feels luxe too.

  35. JM

    JillM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    a bit noisy and I have hearing aids. Sat at the bar with a view of the grill - which was actually great fun. Food was wonderful

  36. BP

    BenjaminP

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Overall a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Greeted with enthusiasm and a smile. Plus birthday celebrations were well acknowledged. Was a bit disappointed that the octopus wasn’t available as I had anticipated this from viewing the menu online beforehand , however I do appreciate that these circumstances can arrive. The ambience was lovely. The waiter was very attentive, perhaps slightly over enthusiastic but ultimately helped to guide us in the right direction. Food was delicious

  37. j

    jennyherbertsmith

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous night out. Great food, wine and service.

  38. GK

    GedK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and wine with loads of ambience. Outstanding service.

  39. j

    jackieon

    Melbourne

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    We had a pre theatre lunch and told our waiter on arrival - he said "No problem, all our dishes come out really quickly". Unfortunately, after an hour, we had only got one side dish. After one hour and a quarter, we received all we had ordered. We enjoyed the scorched beans. The BBQ potatoes were very average and the King George whiting was 2 small thin overcooked pieces of fish ($48). No time to try desserts. With so many places in the CBD I wouldn't return here.

  40. CG

    CatG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    The first two starters were delicious and the food progressively became underwhelming. The octopus was not cooked as said on the menu and the steak was chewy. The wine was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Hazel is rated 4.6 stars by 565 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brianna Smith

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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