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Tender Trap

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$$$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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266 Blackburn Rd, Doncaster East, Manningham, Victoria 3109, Australia
+61 3 9842 3466
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch today at our favourite restaurant. There is a new menu which is great. Chris always has fantastic oysters & todays were great. Coffin Bay oysters with coconut water & watemelon. Delish! I had the braised pork cheek. Rich, unctuous & meltingly tender. My husband had the fish special of cod with white anchovies & olives. There is a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Delicious food and fabulous wine to choose. Our favourite local restaurant. We've never been disappointed

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Thank Maureen H
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Hands down one of melbourne's hidden gems. I have dinned here no less than 8 times and every time i have found the food and service exceptional. Well done to the whole team at Tender trap

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Thank Mitchyadvisor
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

WOW, Tender Trap! 😍 Beautiful food, amazing service and the ambiance was cosy and perfect. Entrée: I had the scallops, my dad had the daily special oysters with a watermelon granita #fresh ...all of the entrées were well portioned and absolutely delectable. Mains: my brother in law had the eye fillet, perfectly cooked rare. My mum had the special fish... More 

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Thank Samantha K
Doncaster East, Australia
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200 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We found the food ok but you do not get much for your dollar. I ordered the white fish dish, the fish was about as big as a matchbox with minimal vegetables and cost nearly $40. It was just not worth it. The deserts were good but again the price was over the top. We went for a special occasion... More 

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Thank JayCeetrips
Melbourne, Australia
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769 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

There are half a dozen restaurants in this little shopping strip and we have been to a number of them - some good, some less so. We recently enjoyed a dinner at the Tender Trap and there's no doubt that this place is the standard setter, as evidenced by their regular appearance in the Age good food guide. The very... More 

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Thank PANTHER029
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Located in East Doncaster in shopping strip off Blackburn Rd. Best to park at the rear of the shops where there are plenty of parking, unlike at the front which can be very busy. Great service, good meals and excellent wine selection. The owner takes special pride in his wine selection.

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Thank davidgrieveau
Melbourne
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Both the service and food here are very good. We had perfectly prepared steaks and shared two desserts which were fabulous. They allow BYO wine on some nights, check their website. Plenty parking available.

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Thank Rawiller
Melbourne
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in a north east suburb of Melbourne and I'll be going back again. Service and hospitality spot on and easily assisted with table location and seating for a business dinner. Menu selection options as good as Melbourne CBD. I want to go back just to try other food options. Deserts to die for. This is a must do.

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Thank scarps
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Just had a delightful dinner with our friends and don't know what bubbino is talking about. The service was fantastic and the food delicious. Look forward to going back soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 Blackburn Rd, Doncaster East, Manningham, Victoria 3109, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Manningham  >  Doncaster East
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9842 3466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?