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Conservatory at Crown Melbourne

Level 1, Crown Towers
8 Whiteman Street
Southbank VIC 3006
Tel : +61 3 9292 5777
Fax : +61 3 9292 5644
Chef: Joanne Bainbridge
Price Range: $$$$
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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With breathtaking interior by Blainey North, a custom-made theatre-style open kitchen and a commitment to using quality ingredients, Conservatory creates unique international cuisine matched with fine wine. The restaurant features Art deco detailing, Georgian grandeur and English conservatory grace, adding gravitas to the dining experience. It's a true mix of French-Deco industrial and old world decadence paired with an inventive and new approach to traditional buffet dining.

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Located on level one of Crown Towers, the luxurious restaurant is at once welcoming, inviting and features expansive views of Melbourne's Yarra River.

Boasting a design by leading Sydney-based architect and interior designer, Blainey North, Conservatory has four distinct dining areas including a small collection of tables assembled close to the antipasto, seafood, salad and cheese selections, an intimate area near the bar and two larger dining space. The green and pearl white hues are seen throughout the space in the white marble flooring, bespoke chandeliers, woven timber ceiling, and dramatic reflective surfaces. In the open-plan kitchen custom-made spice jars hang on walls and hundreds of red mosaic tiles inspired by Victorian fenestration are used to theatrical effect.

Lead by Conservatory's Chef de Cuisine, Joanne Bainbridge, the restaurant's chefs work from an open kitchen that enables interaction between chefs and guests. Diners can choose from an extraordinary buffet selection featuring an abundance of seafood, dim sum, mouth-watering roast dishes and a tandoori oven for authentic flavours of Indian specialties. Also not to be missed is one of Melbourne’s most impressive dessert stations, featuring chocolate fountains with two varieties of chocolate. Conservatory's dedicated pastry chefs are on hand to prepare servings of frozen teppan ice cream, slice cakes and thread fruit skewers to order.

The Conservatory Lounge overlooks the dramatic Crown Atrium and serves afternoon tea daily between 2.30pm – 5.30pm.

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Conservatory at Crown Melbourne - User Reviews

carol jones:

I fantasize over this restaurant. The food, the atmosphere, the service,  23/05/2012

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colin t c:

Four of us had the pleasure of a great night at the Conservatory on Saturday night. Lovely staff without being too intrusive, a splendid choice of meals with a beautiful layout that allows all to enjoy the city views. Not too crowded which made for pleasant  21/11/2011

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It is not often that you come across a perfectly situated and delightful restaurant - but tonight I have been pleasantly surprised. Not only does the city view enhance the place with a positively FUN and vibrant energy, but it also helps to develop a sense of elegance and superiority. At The Conservatory, the staff are prompt, respectable and very professional in the way that they conduct themselves. It is a pleasure to be waited upon by them, as they appear friendly and inviting. Furthermore, the fact that a diverse range of people attended this restaurant really appealed to me. Many places tend to appeal to a certain type of customer - such as couples on a date - however, tonight I saw young families, student aged adults and even elderly couples. A trivial (but rather important) thing that I noticed was the comfort of the seating. The cushioned chairs are as comfortable as a couch, and I found myself grateful to have such space around me. To top this all off, the dinner was delectable: perfectly cooked and seasoned with mouth-watering flavours that BURST in your mouth. The sushi table, seafood delights and finally - chocolate fountain - were many of the standouts. This place deserves a 5 star rating and I will definitely be dining there soon!review  09/10/2011

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Restaurant Specials

Winter specials & events
Sunday lunch at Conservatory Bring a little sophistication to your Sundays with our indulgent Sunday lunch. Enjoy Sunday's at Conservatory with an afternoon of Lunch and Bubbles, offering an array of international cuisine and an option to upgrade to include sparkling wine, this lunch is designed to tempt and delight any palate. Lunch including Chandon Brut $110 per person, $95 per person lunch only. Sundays 12:00am - 3:00pm

Year round specials and events
Enjoy a 2 course weekday lunch at Conservatory with a glass of wine* and Vittoria coffee from only $40. And for those wishing to feast to their heart’s content, Crown Towers’ Conservatory is serving up bountiful buffet lunches complete for $45 per person

Restaurant Features
Function for 100-300
In a 4 or 5 Star Hotel
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10

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