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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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715 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Melbourne
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Have been to the Tender Trap twice. The first time I thought it was amazing. Thought we would give it another go for my birthday this month. Walked away paying $200 for a three course meal with wine and was disappointed. 1) service was dull. They aren't really happy when you walk through the door and there is no 'experience'... More 

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1 Thank bubbino
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We attended an evening where the wine maker from Foxey's Hangout were being promoted. The meal was a set menu which started with salmon that had been cured in white balsamic vinegar. This was followed by an entrée of duck breast with honeyed pumpkin. The main was a baked lamb shoulder with all of the trimmings . By this time... More 

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Thank KnightKCSJ
melbourne
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167 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Great service and presentation but am undecided about the food. The dishes looked great, tasted above average but we left the place feeling a little short of being sated/satisfied. On the pricier side compared to CBD restaurants. Would even rate Topolinos higher for just the food alone.

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Thank melb0urnef00die
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We have enjoyed this restaurant every time we've gone there. The staff are amazing, the food is outstanding , the service to the customers fantastic and we enjoyed the large range of wines available that they will match up with your meal.

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Melbourne, Australia
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145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This restaurant was recommended by friends and didn't disappoint. The well thought out Italian inspired menu offers something for everyone and the food was delicious. Portion sizes were a little small for some in our group but everyone thought the quality and presentation was excellent. They have an extensive wine list and this is clearly a passion of the owner.... More 

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?