Monkey Business

4.7
27 reviews
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Bistro
Monkey Business is a Modern Bistro all about Tasty Food with a lot of Poke, delicious Drinks & Wine in a Casual Setting with Good Vibes overlooking Port Phillip Bay in Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula.
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DW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience. Luc is a fantastic host. The food is amazing (chef brought out our main and explained his creation!). We don’t dine out often so thanks Luc and chef for a lunch experience we won’t forget. We’ll see you next time 😁

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and beautifully presented food, exceptional service, great vibe, great beach location. Highly recommend 👌

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RD
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is one of those "you've just got to go and try this place out" places. These guys know their stuff and the food is way beyond expectations. The wine options are great as is their knowledge of the local wines. Superb service, great food and awesome wine - I can't think of anything else you'd need.

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LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food, great service, excellent value, fabulous location. Every dish was delicious!

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GK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I have already recommended Monkey Business to several friends since having a great lunch on Saturday for our 40th wedding anniversary. The squid ink pasta was the best I’ve had for several years and the pate was so smooth and delicious I scraped the plate with my bread to get every last morsel. The menus is very small but every thing on it looked and sounded delicious and was hard to pick.The staff is very attentive and friendly. From the casual decor you don’t expect the food to be as good as it is, will definitely visit again.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional attention and delicious food!

Outstanding value!

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AM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, crispy chicken wings with Vietnamese flavours, saganaki, soused sardines.
Pasta was very good. Squid ink spaghetti with seafood, very fresh delicious fish.
Good prices, very pleasant ambience. Give it a go.

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and the food and wine were brilliant! Right opposite the beach too.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner immensely! The only downside was the rather extended wait for the food - nearly an hour, by which time I was well through my second glass of wine! However, the meals more than made up for this as they were fabulous. The serving staff were friendly and welcoming and it is very unusual to see a chef delivering food to tables when he could see the waitress was very busy! Kudos to him. We will definitely be back and with guests.

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K
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been 3 weeks in a row and the food and service is consistently good. I have had the cheeseburger twice - something I don't usually order as its not 'healthy' enough for me, however, this is a cheeseburger of note. Big meaty lean patty, no chips (thank you), not greasy, fresh ingredients - a fine burger. The wine is poured for us at the table - love that touch and the service is friendly and attentive. Nice light airy atmosphere and of course you can see the sea. Oh and good coffee too ! I will be back again I can assure you, don't change anything.

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K
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked table was ready on arrival. Good welcome. Small menu (which we prefer as it’s usually fresh), wine poured at the table - another tick. We ordered a cheeseburger. Excellent quality, healthy not fatty, no chips and not too big, another tick. Lots of meat and no grease just good quality wholesome food. Good coffee- lovely staff, couldn’t fault it !!

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ND
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ripper place this. Maître de has a sensational knowledge of wine and cocktails and the chef and his staff are innovative and gold standard quality food and presentation. Recommended highly

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

bright corner restaurant, great friendly quick service. Menu for lunch was not large but our meals were excellent. Venue open and can see the bay across the rd.

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DM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very friendly and personable service. Chef ask me what ingredients I wanted in my Vegan meal and made it for me specially.

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the food was excellent and all staff provided great friendly service

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G
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Excellent service and lovely imaginative food but it is very noisy.

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TC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal immensely - have mentioned since that we should plan another Peninsula stay and return! Such fresh and surprising combinations of flavours. The kangaroo carpaccio was a favourite! I am glad we discovered this little gem of a place!

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PH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and wonderful food. Highly recommend

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BE
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Attentive staff. BUT.....very noisy. Needs drapes or a lower ceiling to muffle the noisy conversation. It was full when we were there.

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DF
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, tasty and interesting food. Great service too. Just a bit noisy.

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GB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to monkey business a few times now.
Staff are so beautifully friendly and make you feel at home
The food never disappoints and can never go past the spuds!
Personalised dessert for my Omas birthday was just the nicest touch!
See you again soon guys!

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AA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scrumptious food! Terrific service! Would highly recommend you dine here :)

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food lovely people refreshing menu and the chef was very friendly would recommend

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great ambiance. Loved having a chat to the friendly staff, while enjoying an amazing dinner for a reasonable price. We will definitely be back and recommend Monkey Business to friends!

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night out, staff, food, atmosphere fabulous.All staff warm and friendly and went over and above to attend to us.The menu is small but very adequate, the Pate was finger licking good.The bannock burn chicken was delicious and the sides equally good, the potatoes were something else.We decided on a shared dessert the salted caramel parfait, could not fault it.
The wine list was great.We will definitely return and already have recommended it to friends and family.No high chairs for wee ones but no objection to bringing your own or your booster seat.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I dined with my daughter for a belated mother’s day and birthday treat. From the moment we arrived early, the staff were welcoming and very obliging. We were not hovered over waiting for our order. It was a little quiet when we arrived and this may have contributed to the relaxed atmosphere.
The food was sensational and the staff were great. Highly recommended.

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SP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a hidden gem with great customer service and amazing stylish food. Monkey Business combines thoughtful cooking using seasonal produce, great presentation and sensational delivery.

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