Allegro Restaurant at The Westin Melbourne
Went for the High Cheese event, the food was delicious and plentiful. However the service was a real let down. There was scant attention paid to us by the wait staff, with the result that we constantly had to flag people down to order more drinks/have our drinks topped up. If you’re not going to leave the wine on the table you need to be much faster with the pouring.
Food was ok. No need to return. Found it surprising that in 2019 Melbourne food culture this dining experience did not cater for dietary requirements. Nor did they have available the whole wine list.
Then to push membership on paying!
Very disappointed with the surroundings, service and food. We got the feeling that the restaurant was run down and lacked any atmosphere at all. Nothing special about this place at all. Sad and boring.
Surprised at the description online, must be very out of date or the person had not actually been there. Would not recommend to anyone. This restaurant needs to be updated and get with the times. Too many fabulous restaurants in Melbourne for this one to be so bad.
Seafood high tea was ok, but advertised oysters on menu but absent from the selection. Staff were not warm and didn't make much eye contact so hard to get drinks or service. At time of booking was asked if it was a special occasion, which it was, and they kindly mentioned they would organise something special for my friend but nothing eventuated and was awkward to ask in front of my friend so didn't. A pretty disappointing experience.
Very poor arrival greeting, poor service the entire evening. Food was okay, some great dishes and some poor dishes in the HighSeas. Overall a very average night for the four of us.
A really lovely place for a pre-theatre dinner. Service was warm and attentive, and the food was delicious.
We chose the pre-theatre two course meal, which was prompt, exactly the right amount of food and quite enjoyable. It was also an excellent price, especially as the quality of the food was so high.
Will absolutely return when seeing another show at the Regent Theatre.
My friends and I enjoyed the pre theatre menu. The food was superb especially the dessert. The restaurant is a quiet oasis. Service first class
The new fish of the day is a while stuffed baby barramundi. Absolutely delicious. The flesh was perfectly cooked, moist, flavoursome, perfectly seasoned, and did not have the muddy flavour that barramundi sometimes has.
The chips were also deliciously crispy and must have been double or triple fried. Very moreish.
I would have given a perfect score if it wasn't for my t-bone steak, which was a bit overcooked and tough. It still had good flavour though.
The lavender ice cream is just gorgeous. I could eat a whole bucket of it.
The bar also does an excellent aperol spritz.
Excellent early dinner before going to the show. They had their Valentines Day Promotional dinner. Great food and they were accommodating to all our requests. Definitely dine there again.
Dinner on the 14th February without any time limits.
Very friendly and obliging staff who provided and excellent meal
Food was very good, but the service was slow and staff didn't pay attention to customers much.
My wife and I had come from Sydney for a special occasion with son and daughter-in-law. Excellent food, imaginative but harmonious and not over elaborate; attentive but not intrusive service; wine list more than adequate but not overwhelming. Memorable occasion.
We had "high cheese" here and it was very nice. There was only one cheese selection that was a little unpalatable - perhaps the strawberry did something to the cheese? Otherwise a very delicious selection. Others in our party ordered the meal and it was deemed adequate, perhaps a little small for the price.
Food was excellent but service was very very slow, surprising given there were only 7 couples dining at same time
Very nice place
Wow what a an experience. Came here for my birthday. We indulged in High Cheese. The amount of food does not look like it's sufficient but neither one of us could finish our share. It was delectable. As for all the wait staff particularly Kodi whose service was outstanding thank you for excellent service and attention to detail. High Cheese is a must!
We had the High Cheese. I can’t recommend this highly enough if you’re a cheese lover. Mmmmm.
The rockling with clams, mussels, pippis, and roasted fennel in a fish bouillabaisse was particularly good tonight. The clams were big and meaty, the mussels perfectly cooked as usual and a very generous piece of rockling tonight. The dish was really flavoursome, fresh, healthy, and perfectly seasoned. My vegan dining companion was very happy with her cauliflower steak too.
Well attended and cared for during dining - wife and I were appreciative of the detail and service
The High Cheese experience was fantastic. The food exceptional. The staff were attentive and polite.
Our experience made special with the inclusion of a special birthday cake with candle and birthday message.
Always love eating at Allegro. The service is great and I love their modern Australian menu. Especially the pan fried fish fillet with pippis, clams, and mussels. The 450g rib-eye is also always reliably good.
The lobby lounge is also great for a quiet drink.
Cheese overload. Food OK but far too much cheese and nothing to cut the cheese flavour with. Would have loved some fresh or dried fruit to eat with the cheese.
It was such a lovely afternoon out. The staff were delightful, the food delicious. I would recommend this high cheese to all cheese lovers
We had High Cheese at Allegro Restaurant and it was to die for. Very impressed at the quality of the food and the service.
Enjoyed our High Cheese! it was such a special occasion. Loved the freshness of the food and the quality of the cheese. Staff, whole very personable and highly trained, could have been a little more attentive.
My partner and I really enjoyed the evening. Our High Chese was very well presented and delicious. Our only suggestion would be to offer a sorbet or perhaps some fruit to cleanse the pallet midway through.
The atmosphere was dead and sterile with lights up and no character at all. The high cheese was the biggest disappointment. Cold and dry scones, stale chouix pastry, cold Brie, baked Camembert not hot, that’s as far as we got before deciding to leave. To charge $70 per person for what was presented to us is laughable and pretty embarrassing. I was especially disappointed as I had planned this as a special evening for me and my girlfriend before I leave the country for 6 months.
We booked for a pre-concert dinner and were delighted at the quality of the food and the polite and attentive service we received. The restaurant is spacious and quiet and we completed our meal in plenty of time to attend our performance at the Athenaeum. It really is excellent value and we were surprised so few other concert-goers were in attendance.
We definitely will be back.
We both absolutely loved our meal, we had the 2 course pre theatre menu.
The staff, the atmosphere and food made us agree this will be the first of many meals we plan to enjoy here.
Staff were magnificent
The 450g rib-eye steak steak was beautifully charred and caramelised and the meat was tender, pink, juicy, and full of flavour. Especially when eaten together with the deliciously sweet jus it was served with. The accompanying bone marrow croquet was a scrumptious deep fried crunchy ball filled with rich, golden, velvety goodness.
The white chocolate brownie bar with berry sorbet is perfect. Order it! A perfectly balanced rich, sweet, tart, satisfyingly dense, cakey, and crispy desert.
Not as good as I thought it will be
Good value for pre theatre menu. Food was satisfactory. The entree courses were very good.
We arrived for our pre-theatre meal last night to a very friendly, professional waitor. He was excellent and attentive.
Thanks to the chef, and unfortunate for our waitor, he had to advise us that one of the three dishes wasn't available.
After ordering, we were told that the chef wasn't happy with the fish (it was either off or he burnt it). Instead, we had a choice of steak, or an eggplant dish. The eggplant was INEDIBLE. DISGUSTING. This is not the standard the Westin should be at.
Frankly food was mediocre. Service is very slow. I was not at all impressed With dinner. Tried breakfast and it was even worse. Service was terrible, coffee lukewarm and the food not particularly tasty. For $40 Australian I would expect a much much better experience, Specially because they’re a good eateries at every corner
We needed somewhere to go that was close to Athenaeum Theatre for a aftershow dinner. The Allegro was a very short walk away. THe food and service was top quality.
The restaurant had great disabled access and toilet facilities.
Pretty good restaurant, reasonably priced, but beef quality can be improved.
We experienced a lovely birthday celebration night.
The complimentary glass of champagne was a lovely touch and most appreciated. The baramundi was delicious
We have been very happy with Allegro Restaurant in the past. However, the lamb main dish was very small and the greens which accompanied the snapper were stringy. We also heard a couple at the next table with the same complaints.
We expected more from this place. The staff were either good or terrible - the guy who looked after us was really good, but the waitress tried to take my plate away before I had even finished eating. We found a brilliant white wine from Margaret River on the menu, the mains were OK, but the dessert was really good. So overall really mixed - and we think there are much better options in Melbourne.