Staff service was great, food quality was great.
My only complaint is that when I called up a while ago to ask if there were vegan options - they said yes. When we got there the vegan options were predominantly greens / roast pumpkin & potato.
I don’t think that counts as vegan options at a buffet - paying $100+ for a salad isn’t a meal. If I had of known you didn’t actually cater to vegans I wouldn’t have celebrated my partners birthday here, quite awkward.
I have been to the conservatory many times in the past, but this time around it wasn't as good. the food was a little cold and there didn't seem to be a variety of dishes. Due to the food it was a very poor experience, the staff were really good but the food poor.
Quantity and range of food even though I was a little disappointed that there was no roast beef. Staff were excellent always at hand to accommodate needs. Definitely value for money compared to other buffets we have tried. The inclusion of a glass of wine, coffee and parking makes the lunch very worthwhile. Would certainly recommend.
There is no dairy free, gluten free meal options and no option to request this when booking online.
The lunch menu was not worth $64.00 a head it should be more like $35.00 per person.
Food was nice, rich and full of flavour. Impeccable service.
We went here to celebrate my birthday. We were excited about the seafood. We were disappointed in the seafood it wasnt tasty. The rest of the buffet had a good selection, food was only warm temperature though. They didn't keep up with topping up the food trays so we missed out on a bit. For the money I didn't find value here at the Conservatory. Would have prefered a dine service next time. Service staff very attentive.
We attended the early dinner and were lucky enough to be seated at the window. Wonderful food and lovely atmosphere - the restaurant itself is stunning and staff very attentive! We had to leave at 8 on the dot, but otherwise a very special evening!
It was fabulous celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary with great food, ambiance, attentive waiters etc.
If you love seafood then you’re going to love this buffet. Best selection of hot and cold seafood. All super fresh and tasty. Huge selection of other cuisines for non seafood eaters as well not to mention a great dessert bar.
Everything was amazing
I am delighted to have hosted an overseas guest at the Conservatory. Great lunch experience with a very pleased guest.
Food was fresh and in abundance. Waterfront views were great. Night time dining is better.
I found the Conservatory to be amazingly wonderful. It was recommended to me, I am so glad it was. I will be returning on my next trip to Melbourne.
A great place with great food
10 out of 10
My favourite buffet. The ambience is amazing and the food selection great. The service is also impeccable.
The setting is absolutely stunning - in a beautiful, opulent room filled with white table cloths and silver. The waitress was very attentive but failed to tell us the sparkling water was not included so this extra cost was a nasty shock at the end of the afternoon tea. Unfortunately the vegetarian food was very average - the bread the sandwiches was in was so stale and almost inedible. The warm pastries were tasty. The desserts were a work of art and all should be tried! Superb fruit and cheese!
Lovely buffet lunch to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. Great ambience, beautiful scenery and setting. Lovely food, with a great variety of choice.
The conservatory was so beautiful, what a nice place to have a special occasion. Overlooking the river was stunning. The selection of food was outstanding and the service was awesome. I would highly recommend this venue who is wanting a romantic night out.
I had heard about the Conservatory and really wanted to see what all the hype was about so I decided to attend with my partner for Valentine’s Day. It was $170 for 2 people, we received a glass of champagne on arrival and were said to receive a red rose as well which we never got.
There is a lot of food, however, you have limited options as a vegetarian therefore there wasn’t a whole range of food for me to eat which was a bit disappointing.
Food was varied, well presented and tasted wonderful, had to wait for initial service to be seated, table was not properly cleaned, waited for used plates to be removed and coffee was not the best
First time at conservatory and was honestly quiet disappointed that the Valentine's dinner had such little selection
For it's value costing $100+ more, I had better options and choices of other buffets half the price
Went to the dinner service and even after spending $260+ plus had no sort of discount what so ever on the parking when told the staff
Genuinely dissapointed and won't be back again for business
Initially thought it would be nice but on reflection felt like a giant diner ,chairs are too heavy tables laminex not what I expected after Buffets around the world I experience on Business trips
Good atmosphere great food good service. Staff here are excellent. Not imposing but there if you need them
Food is great and the atmosphere is just beautiful
i believe that I had such a high expectation that it left me quite underwhelmed. I was surprised that soft drinks were not part of the buffet however, I assume it is to balance the price of the seafood buffet. The biggest disappointment were the oysters as the texture was mushy and it left a fishy aftertaste. The lamb was quite dry for my liking but I really enjoyed the honey ribs. The dessert bar, sashimi and mushroom soup was by far my favourite.
Great food and atmosphere
great location food fantastic service excellent.
did not like our table as it backed onto the waiters return table and the noise from the returning plates was disappointing.
it was our 40th wedding dinner.
Everything was fantastic. Food, service everything. I even asked for a window seat for our special occassion & that wasn't missed though not promised either. Just one thing: pushing us out in 2 hrs was jarring & caused us to relax elsewhere, enjoy drinks there rather than the conservatory which would've been our preference.
Was disappointed that the coffee was cold. We asked for a new one and they happily made a fresh hot one but only had 15 minutes to drink it and we were rushed out the door because they had to set up for the next group. Don’t offer coffee half an hour before you want people to leave
Great venue for a special dinner/lunch/high tea
Friendly helpful staff ,lots of different food options available to suit different tastes.
No lack of choice ,and the buffet was always clean and tidy and topped up regularly with fresh food.
Impressed with the excellent quality of seafood.
First time visit, well worth it and keen to go again.
Yummy good bubbles cold and perfect lovely ice in drinks
Seafood to die for
Beautiful place for my friends 70th birthday
We’re fantastic with our parking issue
Love loved it
Great value with a glass of wine and parking included. Buffet was well stocked with plenty of seafood and a great selection of hot dishes and deserts.
Staff were very attentive and cheerful, plus the ambience was great.
Its only $60 odd bucks for lunch. Will go again when next in Melbourne...I've paid a lot more for a lot less elsewhere.
Food was of excellent quality and selections were great for most diets.
The price for lunch is excellent value.
Partner was slightly disappointed there were no sickly chocolate desserts!
Service was attentive without being overbearing.
Good food and great service
Being a vego I was a wee bit concerned about what would be available for me, however I shouldn't have worried. The vegetarian dishes were outstanding in every way.
The staff were incredibly polite and professional.
The room and the decorations were beautiful.
For taking my partner out for her special birthday dinner, I can think of no better place. Thanks guys!
Food and service fantastic
Trendy place for a buffet lunch with attentive staff. Good value for money.
Fabulous food, service and location for a family treat