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Windows Restaurant

65 Queens Rd, Melbourne, Australia, 3004
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About Windows Restaurant

With picturesque views over Albert Park Lake Windows Restaurant Melbourne offers a relaxed atmosphere and an extensive menu of modern Australian cuisine. Open daily for gourmet buffet breakfast and in the evening for a-la-carte dinner.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Everything was amazing but the pasta. It was so very bland and we couldn’t eat much of it at all. The staff were so friendly and accommodating, great service by them.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

It was a littel noisy with a full conference dinner on. Staff apoligised for the noise and still provided excellent service. The meals were delicious and the wine was good (but they had run out of GSM - our preferred choice).

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Easy place to get to. Great service

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Great food service and atmosphere- keep up the good work!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

We had a very special night and the food was exceptional. The sweets were exquisite.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

A great place for New Year's Eve. We loved the ambiance, food and service. The waiting staff were pleasant, helpful and professional. We would certainly return to this beautiful restaurant.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

An excellent New Years Eve function. Everything was superb and especially the service we received from Reiko and Quentin.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Went for the seafood buffet, well thought out selection of quality food, similar to new quay buffet at docklands, would go again

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Relaxed, non rushed Christmas buffet dinner. Table setting and overall layout appealing. Not cluttered. Staff receptive to any request. Made to feel welcome. Best of all, no cooking or dishes to do at end!

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

We dined for Christmas lunch. Lovely variety of food, great set up for children also offering a suitable buffet for the younger ones. Was quite overpriced for the venue I felt when compared to other venues. Children’s prices were also excessive if you have a child >12 years and should be re-priced. Would consider returning because of the quality of the food and friendly staff but would likely try an alternative venue for the price.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas lunch buffet at Windows restaurant. The staff were helpful and friendly on what is a most demanding day. There was an outstanding range of foods available to choose from and each of the dishes I tasted was fresh, well prepared and delicious. Unlike some places we have had Christmas lunch, we did not feel crowded or rushed. Children were well catered for, with a gift for each child, Santa, a face painter and a child’s buffet for them to choose from. Christmas lunch at Windows has become a prided family tradition.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

It was a lovely buffet lunch in the Windows Restaurant Last time we had Christmas Buffet lunch at the Pullman was 2014 when your Christmas buffet lunches were upstairs In the Ballroom which was lovely This year 2018 Christmas buffet lunch Downstairs in the Windows Restaurant was a lot more intimate The food was amazing as normal The deserts looked beautiful and tasted define Service was excellent everyone is so Friendly and very helpful Thank you for a wonderful 2018 Christmas Buffet lunch...

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Sunday Funday Brunch is a great day! A delicous selection of food to choose from accompanied by bottomless sparkling wine, while our children were well entertained with face painting and balloons. Staff were friendly and helpful! Will definitely return for Brunch!!! Thank you for wonderful service!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

We had the Sunday Brunch. The food was fantastic and fresh, the salad was delicious and many varieties and the dessert bar was awesome with so many choices. The seafood was fresh and in abundance, although I feel there could have been more choices in terms of the hot food as there were two lamb dishes but no chicken or beef on offer. Service was prompt and friendly and the flowing champagne was great. Thank you for a wonderful lunch. Well done! Regards, Beverley

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

The seafood included the standard items such as oyster, prawns, mussels and crab. All was nice and met our expectations. The soup option was a seafood bisque and was disappointing. The hot food consisted of rice, salmon, lamb tagine, roasted root vegetables, gnocchi, lamb souvlaki meat and salt and pepper calamari. There was no chicken, beef or pork available on the buffet so if you don’t like lamb (like one of the people I was dining with) your hot food options are limited. The gnocchi was mushy and there was no pita bread to wrap the souvlaki meat in. The salt and pepper calamari batter was not crispy although the second batch was better when it was refilled. There was a good range of desserts and were quite enjoyable except the churros were not crunchy. There was a good variety of ice cream flavours offered. I would suggest that the tubs of ice creams be labelled with the flavours. The staff were nice and the food on the buffet was constantly being refilled.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Meal was excellent except for the Rocket salad that was extremely small and way way way over priced for what it was the STEAK was great

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

The food was delicious, the range was great. The kids loved having the face painter there, they also loved all the different deserts there was to try. We will definitely be back, with more people next time.

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Visited On Monday, 24 September 2018

My second visit within a week. No surprise, food and service still excellent! Will definitely do my third visit soon!

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Absolutely great food! Definitely will come back!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

Excellent brunch for our sons birthday. The kids entertainment was wonderful and all the little touches made it a special day. Thanks very much.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Really disappointing service took ages to bring out the food, staff was unattentive , dessert was stale, scallops were over salty and main dishes had no garnish at all and food was cold. Will not dine here again.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Value for money was just not there. Quality of the seafood was disappointing. For a signature seafood buffet.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

If one is lucky enough to be in Melbourne on the second Saturday of the month, one can enjoy the finest quality seafood and delicious hot foods, creative salads and the pièce de résistance, the dessert bar and if one can find a tiny bit of room, gourmet cheeses to send off the meal at the end! All of this is on offer at the Windows Restaurant at the Pullman and Mercure, Albert Park. The quality of the cold seafood must be commended. Every morsel is delicious and sweet! Amazing prawns, marinated mussels, oysters and other crustaceans, cold meats ante pasta, and really delicious salad. This month's "roast" was Wellington beef style, encrusted turkey with sauce. It was moist and really tasty without the usual dry, leather-feel of roast turkey and the sauce was perfect. Other hot meals were the most delicious meat and fish in various culinary styles eg. Italian - Spinach gnocchi or Asian style fish, French style Beef Bourguignon and more and more. Can one possibly trial every dish? I don't think so but it is wonderful to have choices and clearly marked options [eg. gluten-free, lactose-free etc.] Even the pickiest and fussiest eater would be able to find something to their liking. We have slightly different tastes and preferences so we try to choose different foods and swap a mouthful here and there. The display and variety of the dessert bar is a work of art in itself. It always amazes me as to how many people want to take snapshots and photographs of it. Bite-size options of different cakes, macarons, mousses and there is always a hot option. This time it was chocolate bread and butter pudding with custard. The hot chocolate dish [much more sensible than a fountain!] is too tempting and there is also an ice-cream bar, sprinkles, chocolates and if all that is too much, there is fresh and delicious fresh fruit salad. I always manage to squeeze in some blue vein cheese, while my partner is keen on the goat cheese [hopefully from Meredith and supporting local produce?] We prefer to try to stay the night to make it a true occasion without the worry of driving home and time constraints. All of this is a once a month highlight for us, watching the activity of Albert Park Lake fade into night and watching the traffic zoom past on the Formula 1 race track. The atmosphere and ambience are perfect! As if the food, location and general experience was not enough, one has to be impressed by the standard of the waiting staff. They are attentive without hovering or intruding and one will never find one's water glass empty. They are also extremely responsive to any special requests. Special mention to Reiko, F&B Manager who ensures that every need or want is answered. All for this for such an affordable price considering one can have 54+ courses [you know what I mean ;-) ] and tea/coffee to complete the meal. If one has an Accor loyalty card [Accor Plus in Oz], discounts also apply. Have I raved? Absolutely! I just love, love, love the Windows' monthly seafood buffet and rate it 13/10!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

We attended the Sunday Funday Brunch with friends and loved every minute...from the impeccable service to the divine selection of food. The constant attention to filling our water and champagne glasses, to calling me by my first name every time i was addressed just shows the level of professionalism. Thankyou again for a great brunch!!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Visited for sunday brunch, great service and kids entertainment, seafood station and salads were also great and the deserts were superb However the main dishes with veggies and and meat were a disappointment and in need of some love and all a bit dry, eggs benedict station consisted of DIY + a poached egg reheated, if could up the quality, heat and freshness of the mains and could be onto a winner but at the moment unfortunately misses the mark vs other hotel brunches

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