The Breslin Bar & Grill

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39 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary American
The aim of our food is to showcase the amazing produce to be had within a 200 km radius of Melbourne. Taking in the Otway’s, Gippsland, and the Peninsula. Whole carcass usage looks at both our primary cuts such as fillet, sirloin, rump and T-bone as well a secondary cuts and offal. A Mornington Peninsula based produce supplier allows us to change quickly with the seasons to present to you a balanced menu. Dry aging is a technique we use at The Breslin which allows the meat to break down with natural enzymes and removes water content from the cut. This technique presents as a very tender piece of meat with good gamey flavours.
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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue for business or private dining. Families wanting something special will also enjoy. Staff are very accommodating and the meals are well portioned. We dined with Chinese guests visting Melb for the first time, and they complemented the quality and amount of meat they had with their steak meal. Ranked it the best they have ever had!

JL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Excellent service! We had a great time there and really enjoyed our evening!

CS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was the right choice for a Sunny afternoon in Melbourne

SD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The $25 lunch was well received by all of the 8 in our group.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a good experiend

DH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch special selection was great. Each meal was delicious, fresh and great value. Great spot at Southbank. Definitely recommend and look forward to going back.

A
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great venue and lovely staff.
Disappointed to receive the food prior to our wine order and then felt a bit rushed with waiter taking away plates whilst I was still eating my meal. They then came back and took the napkins so we felt like it was a push for us to leave which was unfortunate. We were in the 7pm sitting but the restaurant was not full. Overall the ribs were devine so thanks to the Chef but the front of house service was a bit disappointing.

c
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beef is not so good to chew,but the tastes good
The environment is very good.

KC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this place. The pork ribs are always fantastic!

KR
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holidaying from Qld and booked the Breslin for a dinner for 2. Atmosphere was warm and friendly. Food was excellent. We enjoyed the oysters and calamari for starters, and the Beef Wellington was exceptional! We will certainly be back, and would certainly recommend.

S
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here for dinner several times and never disappoints

TM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We used to go to Breslin often but found after a menu change we weren’t satisfied with the new menu. After not going there for 2 years we were pleasantly surprised by a revamped menu. Thoroughly enjoyed our tasting plates and salad. Thought it great value for money. The wait team were attentive and happy. Will definitely go back👋

CR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was perfect!
Breslin Bar & Grill has become an absolute favourite.Highly recommended

C
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great spot to watch the world go by on a warm Melbourne evening. A good range of food options and friendly service.

JA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely food, so busy though .. it was a Wednesday night and restaurant packed- a little noisy.. the restaurant next to us started a bbq right next to our table mid meal which ruined our experience

K
London
48 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very disappointed. Overcooked beef.

BK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breslins has exceptional staff serving spectacular steak and good selection of accompanying drinks. The ambience is vibrant and you get a view of the passerby with a backdrop of the Yarra and Melbourne City lights.

JT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff services. We had a small birthday party there and the staff were amazing.

SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good atmosphere

SW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We booked for 6pm dinner, NYE and thought we would have to leave by 7.30, but we’re lucky enough to stay until 8.30, staff amazing and helped make the night special. Thank you all🎉🥂

J
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We have been many times just the 2 of us. Sadly when I recommend the Breslin to friends coming on Train from Geelong especially for my bday the service was so bad it was embarrassing. We were actually looking for someone to serve us and take out order most of the afternoon and even at one point had to ask what happened to our cocktails .... the waitress forgot to order them. We even had 2 waitresses cleaning tables next to us while we sat there obviously wanting to order.
Eventually we got the attention of a young man who we actually complained to and he looked after us very well from that point on.
Embarrassed to have chosen Breslin for my special bday lunch.
Very disappointing

SB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We both chose from the excellent steak choices. The meat quality was very good and the menu has some interesting choices available. Overall, we got what we expected, a nice steak dinner!

JJ
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! Best pork belly I've had. Not only was the food exceptional the service was great and its a lovely spot.
This the second time we have dined there and it did not disappoint and we will be coming back to try other items on the menu.

MW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fine as far as dining and service-bit noisy for an old bloke

JC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Think food was not enough as we ordered the share meal where share between 4 people but cost was ok.

PA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Not our first time and won't be our last, that's for sure. Love this place!
Thanks Breslin.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday here with a group of friends. The staff were great and we were never made to wait for their attention. If you are a meat lover you will be in heaven, no complaints from any of my friends. The ribs and steaks are mouth watering and they have Furphy's on tap. Great night had by all!!!

B
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was cool when it arrives, but delicious. Would have been perfect if the food was hot. Same problem with mains and dessert.

CD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great service was slow. Loved choosing 5 starters for $69 great value.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with a group of mates and the food and service was spot on, so I brought a date here and the food and service was spot on again and she was impressed at my choice of restaraunt. So thanks!

K
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Chicken burger was ok, chicken was a bit pink in the middle. And the chipotle mayo was quite overpowering.
Staff were brilliant, very attentive

KM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the staff members are very helpful and friednly. The service is oustanding. We didn't have to wait for long for the food to come out.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It was ridiculously loud and the food was very salty.

FP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The entrees were too small for a share menu. Very expensive for what we got. The steak was cooked well. Service not very friendly.

MF
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Extremely disappointed in the service and attitude of staff. The website for this restaurant shows a lunch menu that is available Mon-Sun except public holidays. Mother’s day is not a public holiday but the lunch menu was not available to us.
We made a booking 2 weeks in advance and when we got there we were shoved into a booth that sat 5 people even though we booked for 6 people. When we asked to sit somewhere else because we couldn’t actually all fit in the booth the waiter vaguely waived his hand at another table we could move to that was backed up against another group. There were at least 15 empty tables inside the restaurant during the time we were there. I will never return. I would rather spend my money at a restaurant that actually wants to serve its customers.

S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Looking around at everyone's entrees which all looked delicious it was hard to decide what to pick on the menu but as I was going for a fairly substantial main we didn't get any (sad face). I ordered the Beef Wellington which was delicious, it's so hard to maintain a crispy pastry all the way around but they did, full of flavor, the red wine jus was just right. The beef may have been an eensy bit over but still pink in the centre and it was so tender it didn't matter. My husband had the beef and stout pie which he absolutely loved and we ordered a side of onion rings which were the best yet I've had anywhere in Melbourne. Delicious. Would definitely go back. Our only issue was finding it - Open Table had it as 3 Southbank Blvd, the web said 2 Southbank Blvd. We wandered around for a good 10 minutes clueless as to where it was situated and when we rang the restaurant all we were told was "it's across the river" from someone with not very good English skills. Peeps: it's along all the other restaurants situated together along the river - a quick walk from the Crown Casino.

KP
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was an enjoyable experience. You need to love meat. In saying that i enjoyed my meal and i would return. I had the beetroot risotto which was lovely. I highly recommend the Mac and Cheese croquettes. AH-Mazing! And i'm not a fan of Blue cheese, but the sauce is not overpowering. I would have happily had a bunch of those for dinner.

Ambiance was lovely. Service was great. I recommend it.

TW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Nice place to eat. Not noisy, and at 7pm was still quite a lot of seating available on a Sat night. Got put next to the water bottles, so a bit annoying having the waiters/waitresses always standing next to you. Service VERY QUICK (we both chose the Ribs with no starters). Unfortunately, they weren't worth the money (same sort of price as ribs from Meat and Wine Co), and could be compared to the ribs you get with the Steak and Ribs options at other Restaurants (the smaller sets)
Unfortunately won't be dining there again.

DD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met up with friends from interstate and had a wonderful evening. The food was delicious , the service unobtrusive and our outdoor table allowed us to enjoy good conversation as well as the views of the river.