The service was outstanding! A wonderful night. The ambiance was great, the food aplenty and great wine recommendations.
Had a terrific LONG lunch with four girlfriends. The wine recommendation was spot on. The staff accommodated every request including the specific dietary requirements of one of my guests. Can't wait to get back there. Thanks for facilitating a wonderful catch up over a lazy, wet, Melbourne afternoon.
Food was amazing and atmosphere was lively and welcoming. Although they forgot one item we had ordered, this was quickly rectified and we didn't let it spoil what was an otherwise amazing experience at a venue I have wanted to visit for a long time
Food was fabulous, the Ortiz anchovies and shoulder of lamb were delectable. All staff were attentive and service immpecable. Will definitely be back.
Too much salt mars a wonderful restaurant. Four of us ate at Cumulus on Cup Day and enjoyed it very much. While very loud, the tasting menu was very well done, and they accommodated our particular needs. But, what is it with the heavy salt usage? Three different items were a "heavy salt shaker" away from excellence.
Unusual dishes that were tasty.
Good range of food something for everyone
Prawn and mussel and fois gras flathead and lamb shoulder all good
Amazing food and wine
Wonderful food, brilliant service. Truly one of Melbourne’s best restaurants
We arrived late at 10pm after awful flight had the kitchen menu food service wine pairings were fabulous also went there for breakfast just as good .
Went there based on good reviews. Food was ok but had better to be honest.
A bit of a serving muck up. Potatoes didn't come - and then when I checked they had been taken off the bill was assured they had - but they had not! We are regulars and this is the first ever mistake - Oopps!
My first dining experience at Cumulus Inc was lovely - hospitable service and delish food (highlight for me were the tuna tartare and the coconut & kiwi meringue dessert)! Feedback for ambiance - I did notice that the floorboard kept creaking when walked over, which made our dining table (seating 4) rock from side to side. Whilst there was no liquid spillage (i.e. drinks) from the rocky table, it may be worth looking into the table placement - otherwise a fantastic experience overall! I'll definitely be back next time, thank you. :)
one of my favourite restaurants. Every time i travel to melbourne, I try to come for a meal. My wife had a great 3hr dinner, enjoying food and connecting.
The food did not have much flavor and we ordered a variety of dishes. It was overpriced for what it was. The service was terrible for a multitude of reasons. We were a party of 6 squished into a tiny table, where we had to ask the people behind us to move so we could get in. Not impressed at all. Very disappointed, as this place has received great reviews. I will not be back.
Loved it! Quite pricey but great food, attentive customer service, sat at the kitchen bar as was on my own and felt part of the crowd. Overall an excellent evening out!
Food is always good here, but you need to tell the wait staff how you want your plates served and the timing, otherwise you run the risk of the food arriving at different intervals and not in the order you might have wanted. Service was excellent and we had a great time.
When first arriving we were not wowed. We had booked a table for 8:30 and were not seated until almost 8:50, we even ordered food and had our first course of meals come out before we were offered a drink. How ever. A hospitality super star at the venue named Chris swooped in and saved the day. He offered us a cracker of a wine pairing, premium service and went above and beyond and did everything in his power to make sure we left laughing and feeling like we were at home. My partner and I both enjoy dining out quite a bit and are always looking for new and exciting venues to eat at and We would be delighted to return. The food was pretty tasty, the lamb definitely was the star of the show but honestly our evening was made by Chris. Thanks for having us guys. We’ll be back.
We dined here on Sunday evening. Very lovely experience, all the food was very good! Well presented, tasty and cooked very well. I couldn’t fault it. Service also was very good. Would definitely recommend. Thank you
The tuna tartare did not taste like described. Appeared to have no dressing.
The attentiveness of staff was excellent. They timed the food to perfection. The dishes were unique and excellent.
Excellent food and service friendly staff and atmosphere
Delicious dinner, overlooking the kitchen, oysters, some raw tuna, and a delicious pork cutlet with sides for mains... fantastic and balanced beer list with the Fixation Obsession ticking all the boxes there. A range of wines by the glass we tried a pinot that delightful. Will be back for sure!
Coming to Melbourne, I wanted to treat myself to a nice restaurant. Cumulus Inc kept popping up on all the websites I looked at, so I made a booking. I just left the restaurant, and I’m very disappointed with my dining experience. Upon entering the venue, we were not greeted and had to stand around and wait to be noticed.
I ordered the “Marinated razor back prawns” for entree. There were a few shrimp (not prawns) swimming in the less than pleasant sauce on my plate. Ridiculously tiny portion for the price. The onions and baby carrots in the dish do not compliment the prawns and weren't enjoyable to eat at all. Very disappointed with this dish.
The online menu was different to the menu that was presented tonight, which was really disappointing as I already had my heart set on the “Roast celeriac, Parmesan and Otway Shiitake” and had to order the Ricotta Pie instead. The pie was very disappointing. My mum makes a better ricotta pie and doesn’t charge $40 for it. It was very bland, plain and a huge portion compared to the entree, that I couldn’t even finish, more so because of the lacking flavour than the size. I couldn't even see or taste any ricotta - it was all wilted greens.
My Mum was the first to receive her main, with mine nowhere in sight. Upon asking the chef if my dish will be coming out, he answered - "Do you want it to be?" Not sure why the two main dishes weren't prepared to arrive to the two diners at the same time, as this just added to the negative experience.
I wasn’t impressed with the food or with the service. For the price you pay to dine here, I expected a lot more. If I could turn back time and have dinner elsewhere, I would, as I feel like I wasted my money. I won’t be returning.
Loved it! A relaxed and unfussy vibe, but excellent quality dishes with amazing flavours and top notch wines by the glass.
Meal was sensational
Will be back for sure
It’s up there with one of the best meals I’ve ever had
Loved it! Although packed in and noisy it all added to the experience- food and service amazing. Highly recommend it.
We have been to Cumulus before for breakfast.
This was our first time for dinner and we were taken on an adventure of tastes and delights.
We tried the chef tasting menu and tried dishes which I would have not usually ordered. The tuna was mouthwatering, and oh my goodness, how do you get asparagus to taste sooo good!!
Thank you so much for a wonderful night, and a beautiful way to celebrate our 31st anniversary.
Favourite restaurant in Melbourne!
Great food.......not one bad dish on the menu!
Food was amazing. Unfortunately service was lacking, had to ask for our wine to be topped up when we ordered a bottle.
Great food. Wonderful selection on the grazing option. Staff were sublime. Good wine list. All in all a perfect evening
Excellent food and service. I have a ridiculous list of dietary restrictions and they were so accommodating. The food was top notch even with all the changes they made for me, never felt like what I was eating was below par.
The food was great Beef tartare, tarragon & anchovy toast then Goldband snapper, clams, kohlrabi & nettles and the Rare breed pork cutlet, pickled witlof & butcher's sauce, with a side of roast potatoes, confit garlic & sage......but:
The table was booked 2 weeks in advance though we were shown to bar stools opposite the kitchen.
Despite many requests to bring the wine it arrived after we had finished the beef tartare.
Noise levels were massive conversation was difficult.
Fish arrived first the pork followed later as dishes should be shared?
The roast potatoes never arrived.
The food was brilliantly cooked, well paced and well delivered. Thank you to the Cumulus staff
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.