Complete Your Review: The Ambeli18 Majoribanks St, Mt Victoria
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I went to The Ambeli on Saturday night and left feeling hungry and light in the wallet. The tastes were great but the portion sizes were very small. Entree I had three oysters for $18, the oysters were no larger that a teaspoon. Main Course I had the fish which was snapper which was nice but only 75mm square in sizeread more with small seafood condiments. In summary I looked up the restaurant which was highly rated and had a great menu. My experience was that there was a fixed menu that didn't relate to the web menu displayed and I left hungry after paying $240. I also had to poor my own wine and ask for water, not the great romantic evening and experience that I had planned. show less
Went to The Ambeli a few months back with my fiance. The food, delicious! The service, flawless! My best fine dining experience yet. the front of house were very well trained and well informed on food, the owner was clearly extremely passionate about his job.
Very disappointing. Went with a group of friends recently. I ordered crumbed sweetbreads ($24) for an entree. Arrived cold and tasted as if deep fried a week ago. My main was pork belly which was very small (about the size of a cigarette packet), tepid, very average and very expensive ($40). My dessert was tamarillo crumble whicread moreh was mediocre and did not resemble a crumble. My friends' meals were of disappointingly similar quality and size. Overall, the food was poor, too expensive and the portions too small. Restaurants like Logan Brown and Capitol leave this place for dead. Avoid. show less
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