Elma

G1/300 Plummer Street, PORT MELBOURNE, VIC, Australia, 3207
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Wednesday - Sunday: Coffee 7am - 9am
Wednesday - Thursday: Dinner 5.30pm - Late
Friday - Sunday: Lunch 12pm - 3pm Dinner 5.30pm - Late

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About Elma

With a focus on Middle Eastern inspired flavours, we are all about sophisticated simplicity – using seasonal produce, treated with respect. Everything, to the best of our ability, is made in-house. You’ll find generous dishes that are satisfying, thoughtful and served with warmth and welcome.
Located within PM in Port Melbourne, Elma is your new local that’s all about sharing great food, good times and a drink (or two). Designed to suit all occasions, with light filled and refined interiors, Elma works as well for your morning coffee as it does a meal with family, a date, a quiet solo breakfast or a loud lunch with friends. A new part of the neighbourhood for everyone to enjoy.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

An amazing place the food is fantastic the service is great a place I would highly recommend Ten out of Ten Team Elma

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

always an amazing night at Elma's, staff is amazing and chef Alex caters to all his customers needs

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Another Amazing Dinner

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Dear Ben, Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon at ELMA. Many thanks, Diana Montenegro, General Manager.

Responded On Monday, 26 April 2021
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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

We had a great Sunday lunch. Excellent and interesting food and lovely staff. This is a hidden gem in Port Melbourne. We’ll be back! Lyn and Steve

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Dear Lynette, On behalf of our Food & Beverage Manager, Diana Montenegro, I would like to thank you for your wonderful feedback following your dining experience at ELMA. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we’ll be sure to share your comments with the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks, Elma Team.

Responded On Monday, 26 April 2021
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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

We were a little cold Hate wearing a jacket while eating Food delicious service fast , friendly and professional

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Dear Fay, Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon at ELMA. Many thanks, Diana Montenegro, General Manager.

Responded On Monday, 26 April 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

We were sat at the back right next to the kitchen even though the restaurant was 90% empty, we would've thought to be seated near the front of the restaurant and away from the kitchen walkway. The interior was beautiful (very instagrammable); service was lacking (even though there were only 2 tables that was booked in); and food portion to the price requires adjusting as the servings were very small (dumplings and sides).

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Dear Olivia, Thank you for getting in touch with this feedback and bringing the issue of food portion to our attention. We take all feedback seriously and have forwarded your comments along to our management team for review. We hope to see you again soon. Elma Restaurant.

Responded On Monday, 19 April 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

My husband and I really enjoyed our first visit to Elma. We live locally and had heard very good things about the food; it more than lived up to our expectations. We had the calamari, eggplant chips and prawns as entree, and shared the spicy chicken, rice and salad main. All fabulously tasty, perfectly spicy and interesting. We couldn’t eat it all, so we were offered a doggy bag - love this! The service was wonderful, warm and helpful and not pushy. The waitress made some excellent suggestions. Tiny quibbles - the food came out a bit too fast, felt a bit rushed. Next time we will ask to slow down the courses. The cost was approx $100 per head although, to be fair, this included three cocktails and the tip. So it’s not going to be a weekly visit, but we will definitely return, bringing friends and family. It’s a very special restaurant. Thank you for a terrific experience.

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Dear Sonya, On behalf of our Food & Beverage Manager, Diana Montenegro, I would like to thank you for your wonderful feedback following your dining experience at Elma. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we’ll be sure to share your comments with the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks, Elma Restaurant.

Responded On Monday, 19 April 2021
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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

It was our second visit and while we were absolutely blown away the first time, some things have changed by now: portions are much smaller; bread for two entrees is two pieces, additional bread is $7 for two pieces. In the spirit of Middle Eastern food and hospitality, please charge me a bit more and give me bread, as much as needed. Not only is ordering more bread annoying, it also annoys even more, if it takes a long time till it arrives. Food is still excellent and service really good! Fix the bread issue and add a spoon full extra and we will be back with delight!

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Dear Angelika, Thank you for getting in touch with this feedback and bringing the issue of bread portions to our attention. We take all feedback seriously and have forwarded your comments along to our management team for review. We hope to see you again soon. Elma Restaurant.

Responded On Monday, 19 April 2021
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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

It was my first time at Elma I took my partner for birthday dinner I didn’t have a great experience, food didn’t served on time starters came on time but my main delivered early, my parents main came after mine finished, salad came after everything finished. So in total it wasn’t good experience, I was expecting lot better service from Elma, I don’t think I would be rushing back.

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Dear Yilmaz, Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We are sincerely sorry to hear that you felt let down by your recent experience at Elma. We have forwarded your comments along to our restaurant manager, who will be in touch with you shortly. Many thanks, Elma Restaurant.

Responded On Monday, 19 April 2021
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Visited On Friday, 09 April 2021

Food was great but service subpar

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Dear Marcus, Thank you for taking the time to review. Should you wish to provide some more detail on your recent experience at Elma Melbourne. Kindly email us at [email protected] Many thanks, Elma Melbourne.

Responded On Monday, 19 April 2021
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Visited On Sunday, 11 April 2021

I think the amount of food served wasn’t good value for money. Great service, lovely staff, beautiful atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 11 April 2021

We had great time and food was lovely. The staff member looking after us was on her second shift and her customer service was amazing. Both her and the other girl training her did really well. Your music playlist however needs some improvement. 😂

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Dear Nikki, Thank you for your wonderful feedback following your dining experience at Elma, Melbourne. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we’ll be sure to share your comments with the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks, Elma Restaurant.

Responded On Monday, 19 April 2021
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Visited On Sunday, 11 April 2021

The food was excellent, but the atmosphere did not live to the expectations. While the interior design is beautiful and stylish, the music was poorly selected and created a completely different atmosphere.

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Dear Leva, Thank you for getting in touch with this feedback and bringing the issue of the selection of the music to our attention. We take all feedback seriously and have forwarded your comments along to our management team for review. We hope to see you again soon. Elma Restaurant.

Responded On Monday, 19 April 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Loved everything about our dinner at Elma. Delicious food, outstanding service and gorgeous setting. An overall wonderful experience that I highly recommend. Looking forward to coming back very soon!

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Dear Rachelle, On behalf of our Food & Beverage Manager, Diana Montenegro, I would like to thank you for your wonderful feedback following your dining experience at Elma, Melbourne. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we’ll be sure to share your comments with the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks, Elma Restaurant.

Responded On Monday, 19 April 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Amazing food and great service

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Dear Diammary, Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Elma Melbourne. Many thanks, Elma Restaurant.

Responded On Monday, 19 April 2021
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