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#350 of 3,197 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Central Business District
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23 Bank Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 1777
07:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:30
Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My birthday, so I wanted somewhere in the city to celebrate. A great choice, Syracuse was delightful - great service, fabulous food and lovely surrounds. Would definitely recommend for someone looking for innovative menu and excellent service.

Thank lozimont
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly there was no vegetarian main course option on the menu. I chose the squid and scallop risotto, not realising it would be black, so much so that it makes your lips, teeth and anything else it touches black and takes time to disappear. I wouldn't order it again. Some of the other meals at the table looked ok. The... More 

Thank Aussiekiwi2
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

It's a wine bar/restaurant. When I asked to taste one of the wines, I was told 'No. it's too expensive. You are not allowed!' Well, that certainly made me feel like a valuable customer - NOT! So we ordered their most expensive Pinot noir by the glass - it was tasteless and not worth the money. Went home and drank... More 

1 Thank rodney789
Paris, France
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The food was very good, (try the risotto nero - outstanding!), but the waiting time for the main course was extremely long, despite the fact that the restaurant was't very busy. I dread to think what it would have been like if there had been lots of customers! Could do better!!

Thank fud4frends
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
113 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It is about 15 years since my previous visit to Syracuse, mostly because I no longer work in the city. When my wife and I were both in town and I heard that Philippa Sibley had taken over I knew that it was time for a return. I was not disappointed. We chose from the express lunch menu ($35), which... More 

Thank LihpRetals
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

As a group of 6 we had the express menu for lunch. The asparagus soup with crab and blood orange was unexpected and delicious. Risotto was tasty, and the pannacotta was silky and the gelato tasty. The rest of the table shared a cheese platter for dessert which looked lovely. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. Lovely place, will... More 

Thank sethanemma
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The food was really good. Phillipa Sibley has done a great job here. The desserts are a highlight. Service was very efficient and friendly. The staff are very welcoming and make you feel at home. The venue is unusual and could do with a bit of a refurb. All in all a greta night.

Thank John K
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The menu was lovely plenty of flavour very much a quality meal. The service was 5star very attentive wouldn't have known they were there. Prices quite reasonable at the higher end but worthwhile with a great wine list to choose from. Good atmosphere plenty of room felt very comfortable.

Thank Rebecca O
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

What a great little restaurant. The food was lovely, service brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, even to making my favourite cocktail with my husbands instructions. It was so nice to go somewhere where all the staff knew their product be it food or wine. I would highly recommend Syracuse, we are still talking about the lovely evening.

Thank SuzIan54
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
153 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A great dining venue with the added bonus of superbly attentive staff. They also have a very extensive wine list. The price listed for a nip of Johnny Walker black was $40 however I felt it was a misprint. The ambience is good although late at night the nightclub next door starts up and the noise filters through. All in... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Bank Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 1777
Syracuse offers European-inspired cuisine in a grand and impressive 19th Century atmosphere, located in one of Melbourne’s picturesque, laneways; Bank Place.Syracuse’s menu is produce driven cuisine at its best; meals are prepared using seasonal, Victorian sourced produce delivered fresh daily. Syracuse boasts an extensive list of some 500 wines; featuring wines prominently from Australia and a large variety of internationals from France, Italy and the United States of America.

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

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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