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Union Dining

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, European
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270 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9428 2988
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Forster, Australia
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A busy pre-Christmas lunch session, but the service and food was great. I had a great snapper dish, and my guest had mussels. Twosome Shiraz was a great partner.

Thank Michael S
Melbourne, Australia
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224 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Union Dining is worth a visit. The food is good, the wine list interesting and the service excellent. The staff obviously care about what they do, and do it well. Very noisy when full, but that applies to a lot of restaurants – makes conversation very difficult. Not for a very special occasion, but good for a casual dinner if... More 

Thank FunTimes030
Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is consistently good. Every time I visit I wonder why I don't go there more often. The food is very good. The service also and the ambiance is relaxing and comfortable. Yesterday I had oysters and pork filleted for lunch with champagne. My guest had an Abruzzo style lamb dish which was excellent in flavour and presentation. A... More 

Thank hmw754
Melbourne, Australia
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145 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Here for work meeting last week. The decor like a french bistro. Service was fine. For entree I had Spring salad of Roquefort, lentils, leaves, walnuts, roast pear, sherry vinaigrette, solid but not a highlight. For main I had a special which was a lamb tagine, good size serving, taste wise nothing to write home about. I did enjoy the... More 

Thank GastroGaz
Box Hill, Australia
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with food very very noisey as well. Exorbitantly priced both food and drinks for what you got. Much better restaurants around. We will not go back, suggest you give it a miss as well..

Thank David C
Footscray, Australia
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423 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

we booked for the special event arabian feast and were totally bowled over by the quality of food served. we were impressed by flatbread with za atar, hummus, picked zucchini, roast beets, radishes; mashed duck leg baked in phillo pastry; lamb shoulder with dates, chickpeas, harissa and honey; cous cous with pickled pear, pomegranate & walnuts; rosewater ice cream wtih... More 

Thank 1mightymouse
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Our group had a wonderful lunch at Union Dining with An Arabian Feast set menu as part of The Age Good Food Month. Wow! Nicky and the team have created a wonderful menu with dishes jam packed with Middle Eastern Flavours. The 5 course menu was a true feast and was very reasonably priced. We could not possibly finish all... More 

Thank little_sonj
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198 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My first visit, I attended a business function upstairs. The room is light and bright and welcoming. Table service was professional, attentive & friendly. Our two course meal was light consisting of local seasonal produce. cooked to perfection.

Thank travellingfoodie53
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place was ok. Certainly not bad, but just didn't excite us that much. I found the wine list a little strange in that it only seemed to have Victorian wines or imported wines and nothing from other regions of Australia. The food was nice, but again nothing special. Service was attentive. It isn't that we wouldn't return, we just... More 

Thank emmashaw35
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was a visit about three years after the last one - when we had an outstanding duck main course. This time, the first courses were acceptable (albeit a prawn risotto course was quite salty and containing more sauce than expected). But we were both waiting for the confit of duck main course, based on our previous visit. This time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9428 2988

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