Great atmosphere and a place for those who enjoy a hearty meat meal
Extremely poor service and disorganised. Booked a table for 2 at 5.30pm for kitchen menu. Needed to wait for 45 minutes between one of the dishes to the next.
They then ushered us out to 2 cramped seats by the bar, stating that the seating is only until 7.30pm. We ate very efficiently, but their serving was so inefficient that it resulted in the late finish. How is it fair to push us out at 7.30pm!? It’s adding insult to injury, when we already tolerated the extremely slow and disorganised service.
Service was excellent. Food was fresh and tasty . Great value for money.
Food, menu options, and wait staff was outstanding.
Great as usual.
We had an afternoon at Cumulus Inc and had the Chefs Selection. It was incredible food at an amazing price point. Highly recommend Cumulus Inc.
Had a nice time. Food was good. Sat at the kitchen bench. Found it to be a distraction, stools uncomfortable and hot. Would ask for a table next time.
My husband chose cumulus to celebrate his birthday and he was looking forward to the lamb shoulder and roast potatoes he had experienced a few time at cumulus. He was disappointed when the lamb shoulder came out smothered with capsicum purée and the side of potatoes with a type of mayo. What happened to the rustic menu we’ve come to know cumulus for? Granted everyone else’s meal was fantastic. I just felt sorry for my husband who was so looking forward to his lamb as it was.
Disappointing from the outset. Arrived and no greeting or welcome. Mentioned I had a reservation and had to repeat myself to three separate staff members. My business associate had already arrived and they commented on receiving the same experience.
The waitress was incredibly brusque and bordering on pass-aggressive most of the meal. Food took over 40 mins to arrive after we were seated. Not good enough.
During the meal, I had wait staff barging in between tables, knocking and at one point had my cutlery knocked out of my hand as she bent over between tables and pushed her body half across mine (butt into my arm and shoulder) without any ‘excuse me’ or recognition, as I was about to place my fork in my mouth.
Deafeningly noisy environment, zero ambience, food is ok but nothing remotely unique. Won’t be back. File under severely overrated.
Amazing! We tried the Chef’s Menu and it was totally worth it
Always a great place for dinner. Fillipo (waiter) was very nice, thank you
Unimpeachable. As always. The tuna tartare and lamb shoulder are as uplifting as ever. The viticultural element is also handled with aplomb. Bravo.
It was a special.day i flew my daughter down for her 40th birthday she is a chef in sydney this was her choice of venue .you didn't dissapoint .grey wet day ambience perfect every now and then i smile remembering the day .many thanks
Food is always great
Very friendly staff. However, the food is overrated and pricey. They asked for the occasion when doing the booking which was anniversary but nothing special was offered.
We had a good time but there was nothing outstanding in regards to the food or cocktails... nice experience but won't go back.
The extreme noise level in the restaurant really detracted from the lovely food, making it impossible to hold a conversation with the person sitting right next to me. As much as we wanted to linger for a coffee and dessert, all we wanted to do was rush through our meal and get out of there. Quite a disappointment.
Let me set the scene: it was date night in the city!
We ordered the Chef's Selection Menu and were served a delicious and utterly satisfying array of dishes.
Beef tartare, tarragon & anchovy toast
Eggplant, harissa, tahini & cumin
Tuna tartare, goat's curd & crushed green pea
Black barley, charred sweet corn & pumpkin seeds
Kitchen charcuterie selection
Slow roast lamb shoulder to share
Roast potatoes, confit garlic & sage
Cosberg, radish, mint & chardonnay vinegar
Pear cake with caramel glaze and vanilla bean ice cream.
Everything was prepared with flare and imagination and delivered to us with polite and friendly efficiency.
Given that it was date night, it would have been nice to have a cozy corner to sit quietly and converse in semi privacy whilst enjoying this veritable feast however that's not why one goes to Cumulus Inc. Be prepared for lively ski lodge style atmosphere (with suitably fancier decor and mood lighting), open kitchen revelry and the opportunity to eavesdrop on the conversation of nearby diners if yours falters!
Thank you to the Cumulus team for a wonderful evening.
My only complaint is the too wide distance between bar amd fixed stool for short people like me!
Was another amazing experience thx guys djdndnnedndnj
Absolutely incredible. A warm restaurant, feels as though you’re in your best friends living room yet your given the upmost incredible food and service..
Great experience however a bit disappointed to be seated at the bar as I wasn't expecting that with my booking. The wood stools are not that comfortable for a long dining experience. Have they ever considered upholstered stools with a back?
Great ambiance and the quality of the food was nice. very Hot Italian waiter.
Fantastic food and service. Had a great night with friends down from Sydney. Definitely will be back.
We have been to Cumulus Inc on several occasions and always enjoy the food. Delicious oysters, fish and beef. Great to sit at a table this time with our family. We struggle sitting on stools at the bar.
Plates kept being dropped abruptly on our table. You know when you could barely hear the ingredients they try to tell you. Booking was meant to be for 2 hours, bill popped up 20 min prior. As experienced diners, this could of been orchestrated much more nicely.
Food quality and ingredient combinations were no doubt outstanding, but if we were rushed to enjoy, would have preferred somewhere with better service.
The food is absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to experience it again. There are also some special dishes which are brilliant. Fabulous service, you can’t go wrong coming here.
Very off hand staff. Our food was plopped on the table We had the sense we were to eat and leave. No real pleasure
Great job on food and drink.
very nice ambience and good food. Quite busy as Friday evening but service was good
The food was excellent - thoroughly enjoyed all of it. The service was also excellent - friendly, welcoming and professional staff. We would definitely recommend the restaurant to friends. Our only criticism - we visited the restaurant the day prior to our dinner reservation. We ordered coffees - the coffee was good but the temperature was barely luke warm. Coffee should not be served too hot, but should be hotter than luke warm! Thanks for the great food and service.
Food was good but overpriced. Had ordered fish but was disappointed as it was undercooked and it was only a small piece.
The food was the stand out. Very good food and plenty of it
Very good in terms of accommodating dietary requirements.
Outstanding food & service. The fact they do 1/2 serves gives you the opportunity to try more of their amazing dishes. The staff are friendly & sitting at the kitchen counter gives you the chance to talk to the kitchen staff.
Amazing food, friendly and courteous staff and service, very good value.
One of my favorites in Melbourne. Loved the fried green tomatoes with crab, great wine list and always a fun and energetic vibe.
Nice flavors but nothing special, except lamb which was great! Beef was quite poor.
Got the chef’s menu. Sadly it felt like the leftovers. Would never order it again. Maybe consider trying al a carte menu
Food is well presented but average, service is ok but you would expect something better for the price paid, loved the idea of dining at the kitchen bar and having the chance to see the chefs at work.