The Kitchen Tootgarook

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67 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
A place that feels like home.. I don't mean that in a sense that the place is covered in dog hair, the tv is blaring, the kids are screaming and there's lego all over the floor; more in a sense that you feel welcomed, content and at home from the minute you enter, right up until you leave. We wanted to create a place, that I myself, would want to visit on a regular basis. A place where your name is more important to us than your money is. A place where you feel like a regular from your first visit. A place where you feel like a part of our family. A place you felt you've been before. A place that feels like home.... Ok, so we have fancy wine glasses, twinkling candles, nice chairs and really shiny cutlery, but don't let that fool you... We're humble, both in our service and in our food, and pretentiousness and oversized egos were banished from the premises the day we started trading. We like looking the part, but life's too short for airs and graces...
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Etroaming
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coffee is great and an excellent breakfast menu to cater for all tastes.

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AnnieK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were very friendly and efficient, the food was very tasty and well cooked, the wine was good and the desserts amazing. Overall a great night out.

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LyndaG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & great service. We sat towards the back, past the fire. It was nice and quiet there. A good night, thankyou.

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GarryP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at The Kitchen was excellent as per usual, great food and friendly service from all the staff. Well return very soon. Cheers, Garry

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LolsH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food choice, lovely service.

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Artie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

All 4 main dishes were over cooked and dry. Worst $350 ever spent.

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Rhubarb
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great Food & well presented. The service could have been better, as we waited too long for drinks on both occasions.

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ChrisB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was great however-
annoyingly I was contacted the evening before the booking to provide a deposit over the phone. I did book 5 days prior and believe this is not respectful as I had limited option to find a new reservation elsewhere.
annoyingly I was contacted a couple of hours after our booking to request a further payment as they forgot to add a round of coffees (4). This was after spending $300+
Pretty unprofessional- lucky the food was good.

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MargC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and very obliging staff. Website needs adjusting, we were not the first to be confused with which kitchen we had made our reservation.

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Zebb
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent coffee, and lovely staff!

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Angie2411111
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Very impressed and will be back. Love the Thursday night locals night!

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ChristineG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to pop in for a delicious brunch with friends. The coffee and meals were both absolutely scrumptious! Highly recommended. Small cafe in size, so book ahead if you're going in a large group.

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vipDaveA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff was super nice, but a loud table of 20 next to us had kids running around and occupied the staff full time. The airconditioner was blowing cold air directly on us. We were dressed lightly since it had been a hot day. The food was good. Nothing too special.

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vipCarrieJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night out at a fantastic local restaurant! Our meals were delicious, the service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated father in laws birthday. All family members were well catered for from 7 to 84 years. Relaxed atmosphere with tentative staff. Not a huge menu selection however good produce.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and lovely staff great space would highly recommend!

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EvelynP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From the moment I walked in I felt relaxed and the hosts looked after us very well. The ambience of The Kitchen was cosy and the food was delicious. Will definitely return when in town again.

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ZoeC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff were very friendly and we all enjoyed the banter .
Food and choice of wine was excellent . I Never get tired of eating here as the menu changes with the seasons . Always fresh , local and interesting.
And very reasonably priced

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KevinH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, food was amazing as was the service we received.

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MargoA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Found the service and food very good would recommend your restaurant to friends,BUT the noise level
has put us off it was very noisy and we found we were yelling louder just to be heard.

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CLib
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

DO NOT ORDER The warm Halumi avocado salad, a disaster combination, disgustingly sweet overpowered with honey and spinach saturated in oil, soo greazy. The holumi strip cut extreamly thin therefore arrived hard, very dried out and cold, (i had to ask the waiter for a wedge of lemon to squeeze on the halumi). As for the avocado...where was it?? When the head waiter asked us how were the meals. I was honest and told him the above. He said "oh your paying for your meal 😱 (a very unprofessional reply, we were shocked). The waiter continued further saying "but yeh, um, i'll check with the cook as the salad should of been dressed with mustard seeds, honey, lemon". The head waiter never came back to our table, instead he thought it was more important to go out for a cigarette. I know this because our table was seated infront of the window with prime position view of the alley where he was smoking. Very dissapointed with the meals and service. We drove 45min to this restarant on the mornington peninsula. We booked ahead made reservation only to be highly put off. A waste of our good money, fuel and our time. The only good thing is the restarant has a lovely mural street appeal.

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LynneH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience so much we returned the following night.

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LisaV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully prepared and presented, great flavours

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HayleyH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Great food. Will definitely be returning soon.

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Sueb
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food great service just a little expensive for us on the entrees I’m afraid but we did enjoy waitress was awesome

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were looking for a good cup of coffee, some fresh, tasty food and a pleasant environment. We got all of that and more! Great service and real cloth serviettes! The coffee alone is worth a return visit. We will be back, although a bit earlier in the day to try its brekkie menu, which finishes at 11:30 daily.

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AnneC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the ambience of the place and food was good and good service

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ColinF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had a wonderful meal at The Kitchen. All the meals were delicious, the service fabulous and wine perfect.

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AbbeyW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious menu & lovely accomodating staff!
The Kitchen was a perfect Sunday morning breakfast for my girls weekend away!

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Candy
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and full of taste and textures. Wonderful evening!

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SimoneW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic, my only complaint was it was very dimmed, would have preferred more light. but other than that a great place to go for dinner

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LuisaP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cosy little place with delicious food and great service. Loved it! Will definitely recommend and will be back!

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EnyaC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The woman who owns the restaurant was very abrupt and rude, didn’t receive any friendly service. The food was average at best - my friend had raw egg in he meal, I had an over cooked poached egg and burnt sourdough. Very, very disappointed with the service and food, would not recommend.

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AnnO
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot believe I have lived in Rye and Rosebud so long and find this gem of a restaurant last Friday after a friend told me I must go....
We will be regulars from now on.
Thank you

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BelindaM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Local gem. Offering delicious food and wine in a cosy dining space. We'll be back.

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RowenaS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very friendly and helpful staff. Recommend the Foragers Delight for entree and the steak for dinner, the sauce is also to due for. Beautiful ambiance and decor. Definately go back to sample other menu items.

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LindaR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a beautiful Saturday night dinner out with our group of six. Everyone very impressed with the lovely ambience, helpful staff and super delicious food. Will definitely be back and highly recommend!

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful Queens Birthday high tea at The Kitchen .
The food and service was , as usual , extremely high quality .
Thank you
😁

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We took our 2 kids here when staying in rye and the food was excellent. They were looked after and the meals for my wife and I were excellent. Would go back

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SallyK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic coffee, close to the beach, friendly staff & delicious food!

FAQs

The Kitchen Tootgarook offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5903 5450.

The Kitchen Tootgarook is rated 4.4 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

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