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116 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
+61 3 9388 8255
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is rustic and authentic. The food is lovely and the set menu takes all the hassle out of the evening. They do a mashed greens with sumac that is surprisingly good. The slow cooked lamb is everything that you could want. The menu is not particularly refined, but it is solid.

Thank Greta C
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had high hopes as had heard such great things about the restaurant. Service was good - efficient and pleasant. Starters were lovely but main chicken and lamb dishes tasted as though they were not the best quality meat. Lamb was bland verging on tasteless although you could taste the mint. But if blindfolded couldn't taste anything other than this was... More 

Thank avidtraveller417
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place, fantastic food. Friendly and helpful staff, they give you an advice on how to try almost everything.

Thank Karolina S
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Rumi is consistently wonderful. Wonderful modern interpretations of classic Middle Eastern dishes and ingredients. We returned recently and my husband told them that we were celebrating our Wedding Anniversary and the staff were so lovely and friendly all congratulating us. It was a great night the winning combination of great food and service.

Thank RochelleH112014
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half an hour after dinner at Rumi I was experiencing bad stomachache and had to visit the toilet. Small portions and overpriced. I did not like the black coloured Lamb dish even though it was supposed to be one of the highlights.

Thank OutThereNow
Melbourne, Australia
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179 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst searching through reviews to find a restaurant to end off a great weekend, I stumbled upon Rumi. I have always been fond of middle eastern food but have found personally that it's either done exceptionally well or poorly, I haven't found a middle ground. Upon arriving to the Restaurant, we were greeted by a polite and professional waiter who... More 

Thank Steve S
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The food was very average for its price. I actually think it's a little over priced for the portion sizes. However the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Isaad91
Gold Coast, Australia
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Had a Sunday night dinner here with a friend when I was visiting Melbourne and absolutely loved it. Was completely packed on a Sunday night which is telling. The restaurant is beautiful, the service attentive and friendly, the wine and cocktail list very interesting, and the food superb. The baklava ice cream was amazing and something I'd return here for... More 

Thank s4172249
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Manfriend and I have been meaning to try Rumi since we moved into the area. Did not disappoint! Service was great, attentive but not overbearing. Food was delicious, we ordered a few dishes to share and were pleasantly full rather than stuffed. The lamb shoulder is a must, so soft and the sauce was divine! Didn't live the wine list,... More 

Thank WhereChefsEat
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We met here for dinner. Food options were good but wine was from a variety of international locations and some local. I eventually found a white to suit but it was expensive. Food was very good with fast turnaround and serving size good. We had labna as a starter which was good. For mains we had meatballs, lamb and cauliflower.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 18
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moreland  >  Brunswick East
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9388 8255

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