The Hatter and the Hare

4.5
100 reviews
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Modern Australian
The Hatter & the Hare is a food emporium like no other. Situated in the midst of Bayswater’s industrial strip on Scoresby Road, it is a café, patisserie and event venue, offering a variety of gastronomic experiences that inspire patrons to unleash their wild imaginations.
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LF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great place to have a day out too
Awesome food 😀💜💜

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KI
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

we ordered the beef burger but was quite sour for the dressing, not very nice taste. The chips are good.

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LP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Over rated for amount provided at quite a hefty price

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebrations

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L
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at The Hatter and the Hare. The food was amazing and the service of a very high standard. Staff were very accomodating and highly professional. The atmosphere was high in energy and had a positive feel to it. Loved every minute that we were there and would go back again and again.

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V
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always very good service and exceptional food. We had a table near the front and the window had been fully opened so the beautiful weather was coming in for us to enjoy!

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RJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

OUR MEALS TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET TO OUR TABLE AND MY GNOCCHI WAS COLD AND FLAVOURLESS. CAKES AND TARTS SOLD OUT VERY QUICKLY TOO

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NS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprising find in the middle of a very industrial area. The desserts were incredible and we were blown away by the variety! Also, highly recommend the hot cocoa!

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JT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we enjoyed our visit to the Hatter and the Hare. It is a favourite of my grandson and we visit every school holidays. His sweet tooth is more than satisfied. The choice of food is unbelievable and service was excellent. The café was decorated in a wonderful Easter display - well done. We will be back.

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HS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and did a great job!

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was amazing, friendly, knowledgeable of menu& professional!

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TR
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun and creative menu. The cakes are different to most cafes, nice change.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and desserts to die for. When booking it doesn't say that there is a 1.5hr seating duration, you only are told when you arrive. Parking and noise is a problem, but the food, desserts and atmosphere make up for it. You won't go home hungry.

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OT
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, and very busy, but I would definitely return... so many sweet things I haven't yet tried.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great and beautifully presented. The attention to detail was really impressive, however some items were overpriced in relation to the serving size.
The venue has a great feel to it, but unfortunately far too overcrowded to fully maximise the ambience. Even the wait staff appeared to struggle with the layout and lack of effective flow particularly in the entry/exit.
The lack of car parking is also a huge issue and should be highlighted on the website so people are aware of alternative parking options available.
Overall, an enjoyable experience and would love to visit again but would probably avoid the weekends.

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HR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here a few times. The meals are always so delicious. The staff are always friendly and attentive. Our aim is to eat our way through the cake cabinet!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing, and very fast.
I always love what I have to eat here. And the general look and feel of the restaurant is amazing.
However I had to ask someone to serve us and then had to go and get water for the table after the wait staff said they would get water, but didn’t.
The waitstaff were very nice however, I just feel we could have been served a bit more promptly.
Thanks.

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G
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

So noisey with the industrial atmosphere. Table by the window which had a terrible cold draft coming from under the window sill and also in direct line of air con fan which was not needed being a top of 20.
Ordered burgers which came in a timely manner. However waffle chips were not hot and dressing on one burger was a teaspoon size and only on 1/5 of burger and the rest dribbled down the side making it difficult to enjoy the full combination and the thinnest slice of pineapple you have ever seen.
Considering the price paid I would expect better food quality measures and ambience / temperature controls monitored for guest comfort.
I would only go back if they brought back the chilli scramble with potato waffle. That dish wash gold and should never have been taken off.

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V
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My girlfriends and I had an enjoyable time! The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. We had a great time.

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k
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had the Red Queen's Song.
The liver parfait was the worst i have ever had
and the dish is not balanced

very disappointing as i was very impressed with the Mad hatter's BF on my previous visit

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was beautiful, the food was delicious 😋 and the waitress and waiters were exceptional

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KJ
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Staff service needs to be improved. A bit more attention to detail, filling water bottles, offering drinks etc.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The presentation of the food and venue was wonderful, the taste was good but not outstanding. It’d be great if they could turn the music down a bit, when combined with a full restaurant, it made talking with others on our table almost impossible, making for an isolated meal instead of the rare family outing it was meant to be. The price is probably appropriate for what you get. Overall a good experience but one we’re not in a hurry to repeat.

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LV
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here. Never disappoints. Great food and service.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always 10/10 , an adventure every time! The menur this time was the best thus far! I took a friend for her birthday and we had a spectacular time- thank you

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy the restaurant and that is why we took our friends from Queensland there . While this may not be your strategy , I would like the menu to be less breakfast orientated

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

Amazing food & excellent service! I have recommended it to so many people already. The only downside was the parking.

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

The Hatter and Hare has become my go to restaurant for brunch or lunch. It would be for dinner too only they don't open for evening meals - yet / here's hoping that that will change. The staff are ever so helpful and the food second to none. it is hands down our family's favorite restaurant

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch for my sister’s birthday. The restaurant looks amazing and the food was delicious

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing cake selection!! Beautifully decorated... definitely need to book.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our experience at The Hatter and the Hare. Food was incredible, service great and surroundings lovely. Will definitely be back.

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JJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always meet friends and spread the word across Facebook about how amazing the Hatter and the Hare is. Keep up the great work we enjoy it every time we go.

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful celebration. The service was friendly and quick and the food was fabulous.
Thank you for making it a great day. Will be back to try that yummy looking High Tea.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Meeting for coffee with a friend. Great service and coffee. Beautiful restaurant but too loud. Couldn’t stay as we found it difficult to have a conversation

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AW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely cafe. Big and s little noisy and staff very busy but food served in good time. I had Curioser, felt it was a little small for the price. My daughter had the nave of hearts which was great.
The cakes look amazing and reasonably priced. Will be back fir cake and coffee one day.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A pity that menu was different then the one online!!!!
Maybe update it sooner!

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CY
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was interesting, staff courteous, want to go again to work my way through the menu

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and atmosphere is amazing, it is definitely worth the money to have a nicer dining experience on special occasions

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

Great atmosphere
Unique food
Awesome decor
Best place in Melb!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

We found this restaurant to be far too noisy and too crowded. A win list would have been a great addition. Menu difficult to understand and inconsistent in serve size.

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