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“Good basic fare ”

Templestowe Living Room
Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Templestowe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$36
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Had a lunch meeting there and it was busy.
Lunch was good basic fare with some innovative touches.
I had a delicious soup and my colleague had well cooked fish.
Good table service
Good coffee
This restaurant has been around a while and always pleases.

Thank poe4151
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Booked 2 days in advance but on arrival no booking recorded
Sat for 35 mins so we requested service after observing 2 other tables being looked after

Thank Jill A
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Ken T, Owner at Templestowe Living Room, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Unfortunately the booking was recorded by us on THURSDAY not WEDNESDAY, however we were able to provide a table for 4 when the first 2 guests arrived. For this we apologised.

Second two guests arrived and drinks were organised for the table. Although we had a very busy Wednesday night the staff member looking after this group felt that the group was happily talking and hadn't appeared to have looked at the menus so they were left temporarily. One gentleman form the group then approached me to say that they had been waiting to place an order. We quickly rectified the delay. The gentlemen appeared to accept our apology, stating that he is a regular dinner in our restaurant.

I hindsight, I should have offered the table a round of drinks for the mix-up, but at the time I felt we had handled the problems satisfactorily.



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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Could be such a real hit - however, limited Menu & the Menu hasn't changed in a decade and food is average, positive is that food is reasonably priced.
Great space as in interior space, looks good and amazingly it is always busy but appeals very much to the older Diner with grey hair, and Lunch is certainly that clientele and pretty much Dinner is the same.
Really just needs a great Chef to ramp it up a bit, and make it the star it should be at such a great local hub.

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Thank Rebekah W
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Delicious food and great service.
Lamb shoulder, pork belly and great seafood and deserts. By far the best restaurant in the area.

Thank Alfonso J
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We were at the Living Room 2 years ago and loved it, so we thought we'd try again. It's still quality food, great wine (at very reasonable prices) and the wait staff look after you very well. It's certainly busy, can be a little noisy, and some tables are a little to close to have a very private conversation. However, the quality of the food certainly hasn't diminished. They are good sized servings without over filling so that you can still feel comfortable. Parking on the weekend can be a struggle but there are plenty not too far away.
Just one thing however, I am getting a little tired of being asked do I want to leave a tip when paying by card. Restaurants need to stop asking, and leave it to the customer to be the one to initiate that request. Otherwise, I'll certainly be back.

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Thank ddiston
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