It's not my first time at Cumulus Inc, this time I took a friend. The food was again immaculate in terms of presentation, freshness and the creativity of the menu. My friend and I will definitely revisit and share the restaurant within our circle of contacts.
I bought overseas colleagues to Cumulus. We ordered the Chef's Selection Menu (Sample) meal and we were not disappointed. Outstanding dishes were the Black barley, romanesco & bagna cauda AND Tuna tartare, goat's curd & crushed pea. The only blip was the lamb shank, which could've been more tender and lacked flavour.
I’ve eaten at Cumulus three times now and as before really enjoyed the evening. The lamb was, as always, stunning. I must say that a couple of the ‘mid way’ courses were not quite up to the high standard I have enjoyed previously; that is not to say that they weren’t good, but rather that they lacked exception. I am looking forward to the next meal here; the dessert was also delicious
Impeccable service of interesting, delicious food .
We have dined at Cumulus a number of times over the past 20 years
We have always found the menu innovative and always enjoy the decision of trying something different.
Really enjoyed our dining on Tuesday night and discussions with our Argentian waitress, not only about the food but her"journey" to leave her home to find a better life in Australia.
Service was very timely, but not rushed
food was amazing. the service could have been more attentive and we didnt get 2 of the items we ordered.
Beautiful food albeit it shy on vegetarian options. A humming noisy ambience that is vibrant but makes hearing difficult. Bring a healthy wallet.
Delicious food - great service. Waitress came & apologised when it took a long time for the cheese we ordered to come. It was a very enjoyable dining experience for a long friday lunch with work colleagues!
We can't really fault our experience at Cumulus Inc.
We were seated at the bench and could see all of the food being prepared. The food was simply amazing - we chose the chef's selection and were able to sample a variety of dishes.
Our only suggestion is for the chefs to be mindful they are on display - there was 1 particular chef who couldn't help but sneak a few bits of food from plates that were being prepared for diners.
This won't stop us from going back however as overall the experience was fantastic.
Food was variable- some was fine, some was not so good. Steak was not medium rare, more medium- well done. Marrow was slimy and off putting. Duck hearts were great, as was the snapper.
Staff were attentive and friendly, some small confusion with our ordering, but overall they were great.
Love everything just a bit too open and cafe ish but has the best standard of fine dining in the whole of Melbourne
Went to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We ordered the chef choice menu and it was superb.
Each round had so many great dishes.
The one with the broccolini and the kale
Had a great grapefruit Soda as well
All great! We were so full by the end of it. A great array of flavours.
Amazing restaurant! Loved the food and customer service! Will definitely be back
The service was good but the food has gone downhill. I think when you spend almost $600 for 4 people you would get a little more flavor an overall better experience.
We opted for the chefs menu and everything was absolutely delicious
Was a bit disappointed in our meal at Cumulus as had heard good things, service was not as would be expected and whilst some of the food was good, some was a bit average.
Cumulus Inc. never fails each time I visit when I'm in Melbourne. The starters were excellent, the mains generous and delicious, and the desserts were divine (try the madeleines especially). Watching the kitchen team doing their magic by the countertop was a bonus. A splendid evening.
This was a great experience! I loved the atmosphere and each dish was an amazing experience. Loved all of it!
Amazing food and awesome atmosphere. The wines were delightful and watching the chef's was definitely interesting. Service could have been slightly more attentive but it was a busy night so that can always be forgiven.
Overall a fantastic location for a dinner with only one night in Melbourne to check out it's restaurant culture!
From the moment we stepped in, we knew this would be something special.
Put up at the kitchen table, the experience was fun and enjoyable. Food was brought out in a timely manner and the service was friendly, engaging and enthusiastic.
Finally, the food was AMAZING!! Make sure you get the multi course chef's choice, you'll be trying dishes you wouldn't normally order and be glad you did.
Thanks Cumulus - deRicious!
Amazing service and beautiful food!
Can’t wait to go back!
The food at Cumulus Inc was good as always. The waitress who helped us was really nice and friendly. However, the head waitress/hostess who guided us to our table was cold and not very friendly at all. We arrived about 5-10 mins late. I was rushing to get to the restaurant and because we were late, I was a little anxious when I arrived and looked around to see who I should speak to. When the hostess greeted me, I apologized for being late and told her about my booking. She seemed a little cold and indicated that it would take a few minutes. We were led to our table not long after. At the table, she indicated that I could hang my coat among the hangers on the wall. I indicated to her that the lower hangers were all full and I could not reach the hangers higher up. She just gave me a cold stare and said that I just need to move the coats to one side to hang my coat and then walked away. This was quite different from my previous experience at Cumulus where the waiter offered to help hang my coat and also take it down when I left. So I sat with my coat hanging at the back of my chair the whole night and making sure that it didn't slide off. It was a little disappointing as my previous experiences with Cumulus had always been very pleasant. Also, I brought overseas visitors to the restaurant that night so I would have preferred that the experience be a bit better. Though the food and the waitress who served us helped made up for this bad experience, still, it would have been much better if our night had not been blemished by this one encounter.
The food was delicious however given the open kitchen it was quite warm in the restaurant.
Great service. Our waiting staff were extremely cheerful and very helpful in explaining dishes and meal sizes . We had the Kitchen charcuterie selection and the slow cooked shoulder lamb. Absolutely fabulous.
Food was incredible. We did the chefs menu and would do it again!
Great food and atmosphere
Definitely I would recommend Cumulus. On arrival we were greeted immediately in spite of the staff member obviously already busy. We really appreciated this. Many restaurants leave customers standing at the door for some length of time and you often feel rather ignored. The food was sensational and all of the staff were professional and polite. We could not fault anything. We enjoyed sitting at the bar watching the kitchen in action
Fabulous experience, all was very good, but noisy place
Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Loved it. Went for a business dinner and it was a great choice.
We enjoyed sitting up at the bar watching the cooking!
The food and service were good.
The staff were terrific, and the food was excellent, good choices in the menu, and finally a quality place that doesn't sound like a night club.
Delicious food, and although it is a very carnivore oriented menu, our 14 year old vegetarian tried some very new and exciting flavours and declared them all to be amazing. Thanks.
Good food, great service and was an enjoyable experience overall.
Food was fubulous. Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived on time and there didn’t seem to be a hurry to rectify the issue. I ordered a coffee which never arrived
We based our visit on reviews and when we arrived to find ourselves seated at the bar, we weren't too sure... The bar, overlooking the food preparation area turned out to be a highlight. The organised chaos of the kitchen complemented the buzz of the place and with great food an an extensive wine list, we loved it. Will recommend to friends and we'll be back.
Fabulous food. Great service. Waitress very knowledgeable and confident.
From the moment we walked in, the staff were impeccable. Our group of 4 chose the degustation option, and the wait staff were very flexible with dietary substitutions. The food was great and ambience inviting.
We will definitely be coming back :)
Service was great. Loved the beef tartare! Will definitely recommend to others!
Too many people squashed into the space. Waited 15mins for drinks to arrive. Once ordered food arrived promptly. Our table chose the tasting menu, it was ok but was expecting more after reading reviews.
Great food. Friendly staff. Ambiance a bit dry seats uncomfortable.