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Flinders Lane

Australian Restaurant

Flinders Lane34.5
brunch • scallops • sausage rolls • laksa

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  • Photo of CUPS
    2 years ago
    Snatch some Aussie breakfast aka THE BEST BREAKFAST
  • Photo of Tara Domdoma
    3 years ago
    Not only should you try the 7 course "feed me" meal, you should ask for Alan as your waiter. He is amazing, makes amazing wine selections, and is the nicest person ever. Plus you can pay with Cover here! Can't get enough of this place.
  • Photo of Bryan Cartwright
    3 years ago
    The seven course tasting menu will make you wonder where Australian people have been for your whole life. Ausy Ausy Ausy... Oy oy oy!
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  • Photo of C_and_MH
    6 months ago
    We thought we were going down under once we read that this restaurant was Australian themed, but it turns out its people were more Australian than the food. We arrived when the restaurant just opened at 11am on Friday, so it was of course quiet. Service was fast and authentic with a proper good'day. There was a special watermelon salad, which was perfect for the hot morning sun. The egg on toast with avocado, also farm fresh. I washed mine down with an iced coffee. There was a burrata with tomatoes also listed on the menu, but we opted for a second watermelon salad. I will definitely go back for dinner. If you are into trendy design, it's also worth a trip. Just don't expect any shrimp on the barby.
  • Photo of Kick8a
    9 months ago
    We came here a bit late in the afternoon and had a delicious brunch. Services was great and the place has a very nice and comfortable atmosphere. It really feels like a little Melbourne cafe.
  • Photo of Claire D
    9 months ago
    Flinders Lane is East Village at its best! Fantastic wine list Seriously yummy food Some great Australian food and wine featured A vibe appropriate for a relaxed wine with a good friend or date night For two courses and two drinks each we paid around $65 + tip pp Thoughtfully put together all round. Top marks for food, drink, service and ambience
  • Photo of benjidad
    a year ago
    If you've got a hankering for some tasty kangaroo - this would be the place! Although to be honest: I've still not had the kangaroo - but many other very tasty dishes of a relatively rare cuisine for NYC. Also some very novel cocktail concoctions - that can be a bit hit-or-miss. Wonderful hospitality and a warm, inviting room, so a good place for a late dinner on a weeknight - probably best to avoid on weekend nights, but true with so much in the area.
  • Photo of dannie2020
    a year ago
    Fantastic food, wonderful service.... a perfect dinning experience with friends.... well priced with a very chill vibe! Must try the scallops and the Brussel sprouts!!!! The owner Allen is warm and welcoming it made our visit very memorable!
  • Photo of Michele Q
    a year ago
    Absolutely love this place and I wish I were closer so that I can come here more often. This review is specifically for the happy hour, which only applies if you're sitting at the bar. I've come here a couple of times on a Friday and the place has never been super busy, which was refreshing. Off the happy hour menu, we've had the oysters, the salt and pepper squid, the curry laksa, and the grilled hanger steak - all of which are delish! The squid is a tad too salty but it pairs well with the cilantro and grapefruit that the dish is topped off with. The hanger steak was super tender and juicy and the laksa had a good amount of crab meat and shrimp. Can't wait to come back!
  • Photo of James F
    a year ago
    Came here with friends last Saturday for the first time and was not disappointed! Firstly I went for the Oysters which were so fresh and followed by the Steak. The service was great my wine glass was never empty!
  • Photo of Julie H
    a year ago
    I love this restaurant, mostly because I love anything this chef (and co-owner) Chris Rendell cooks! So incredibly delicious, with unique taste combinations. The server that I had was clearly a pro too. I wish I could eat here everything night, but sadly, I don't live in NYC!
  • Photo of Ruthfranciszka
    a year ago
    My brand new husband and I were in New York for our honeymoon and thanks to some very generous friends who had been to New York before we were treated to a voucher to spend at Flinders lane. It was the best night of our holiday and I'd go so far as to say one of the best meals I've ever eaten. We chose the 'feed me' menu which was a great way of sitting back and eating amazing food, getting to try a whole range of things from the menu we might not have been daring enough to pick ourselves. The cocktails were perfect, particularly the apple and cinnamon one; the wine the server picked for me was also awesome and we stumbled back to the subway, two very happy tipsy people. The only thing better than the food and drink at Flinders Lane was the service and atmosphere. It was amazing to eat Michelin starred food in an atmosphere that didn't feel intimidating; it felt cosy, welcoming and cool. We really wish we had asked our waiters name, he was brilliant, he talked us through every course, had a proper giggle with us, encouraged us to take it slow and enjoy the evening and genuinely made an effort to make us feel really special. Thanks Flinders Lane we won't forget you x
  • Photo of brmusicman
    a year ago
    After a delicious dinner elsewhere in the East Village, we wanted to end the evening by sharing a bottle of wine and continuing to catch-up with friends. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts to visit other bars (i.e., they were too busy to have space for four), we headed to Flinders Lane, tempted by its modern decor and the fact it had a table for four. The decor was very nice--small and cozy. I've visited Melbourne many times for work, so I instantly recognized the name and I thought that the place felt like the sort of small restaurant you find on one of the lanes in Melbourne's CBD. So, definitely a cool concept. Execution was the issue. The wine list was completely underwhelming; oddly, it did not put Australian wines front and center (despite a great wine tradition in that country). Our server (who was Australian) did not know much about the wines on offer and seemed extremely irritated at both simple questions and the very fact that we'd bothered to come in. We ended up splitting a bottle of bubbles; after serving it to us, she pretty much left us alone. Given her attitude, that was fine by us, but I would have appreciated an occasional drive-by. The place remained pretty empty (despite the East Village being packed on a Saturday night) and we were not thanked for our business as we left around 11:30p. Not especially recommended when there are so many cute little places to grab a drink in this part of Manhattan. Can't comment on the food, however, as we only went for an after-dinner drink.
  • Photo of lagomaggiore2013
    This is an excellent relaxed restaurant, serving delicious food in a rustic setting. It was recommended to us by an American friend and we were not disappointed. As we wanted to have a light supper we elected to have a selection of starters as a small plates menu. They were all lovely but my favourite was definitely the salt and pepper squid which was beautifully cooked and served with kale and grapefruit, this unlikely combination worked really well and elevated the simple dish to a culinary highlight. The service was excellent, with knowledgeable staff, so we shall definitely add it to our New York must go to list.
  • Photo of David H
    a year ago
    Easy to recommend anything on the menu but the highlight was perfectly poached eggs on sourdough toast with mashed avocado. Vegemite provides a little nostalgia. marmalade would do no harm but actually the blackberry jam is a star - not sweetened to a point at which it loses its bite.
  • Photo of Bill07450
    a year ago
    I brought three co-workers to Flinders Lane last night. We ordered the $60 tasting menu, which was an excellent call. The first dish was a ceviche-like dish (Montauk fluke sashimi) that was unbelievably fresh - probably better than you could ever find in a restaurant on Flinders Lane in Melbourne. A scallops dish followed, which was almost as good. We were then served Chicken San Choi Bau and Chicken curry laksa, both of which were really good. The wine list provided plenty of good choices and service was good. In brief, if you are an Australian that is seeking a bit of home or someone that wants a great Australian meal, minus the 24 hour flight to Melbourne, Flinders Lane is a solid choice.
  • Photo of CalinCa
    a year ago
    We three stopped for dinner last evening. Could have been a back lane eatery in the CBD of Melbourne. Unpretentious dining room with bar, super friendly wait staff. We had a hangar steak and lamb curry. Each was delicious. We sampled the sausage rolls to begin. With a Coopers and a glass of Oz wine, a delightful evening.
  • Photo of Mahîr D
    a year ago
    Short and sweet: tasty food (try the steak), incredible ice tea and cold brewed coffee, even nicer personel.
  • Photo of outsdad
    2 years ago
    What we liked: The food at brunch was delicious. I had scrambled eggs on sourdough bread with bacon. The eggs were done perfectly, not too runny, not dry. My wife had a tomato salad. The tomatoes were well ripened and very tasty (probably organic, but I neglected to ask). Service was friendly and prompt. The bus person even complimented my wife on her pretty summer dress. What was less than 5 star: The atmosphere is spartan, more in tune with its billing as a bar rather than as an excellent restaurant. The chairs were a little hard for my 70 year old behind. Also, half of the seating is on stools, which are not our cup of tea. In all, we should recommend this restaurant. It's not posh but the food is excellent. If it were a little bit more comfortable, we would give it 5 stars.
  • Photo of Greg R
    2 years ago
    What a find!! Fabulous ambience, truly great coffee, I mean GREAT coffee and wonderful food. Hannah, our hostess, was a delight - she even remembered the coffees we ordered when we popped in briefly the day before. We have tried two other "Aussie Cafes" in Manhattan and this was the best for food and coffee. Haven't tried dinner there, but the wines and menu looked excellent. Leaving tomorrow, but we'll be back!!
  • Photo of Richard D
    2 years ago
    A most enjoyable dinner, everything well prepared. The Australians use different spices, some of which are a bit hot. It is a small, charming place, and can get a little loud. Our waitress was soft-spoken which required her to tell us the specials several times.
  • Photo of KMancuso
    2 years ago
    Warm inviting staff and decor. The owners are hands-on making the restaurant perfect front and back of house. The wines are great and they have Vittoria coffee! From the time we arrived till we left we were never let down in any way. I've had lunch and dinner at Flinders Lane and both were great. everything we ordered came in order and with good timing. The preparations of each dish were thoughtful and absolutely delicious. -And although I keep telling myself spring is here and I have to loose the winter fat next-next week... the desserts stood on their own and were worth the calories. I highly recommend Flinders Lane you won't be disappointed.
  • Photo of MassFamilyTravelers
    Cute little place with a warm but undistinguished decor. The food was absolutely delicious (chicken curry; shredded brussels sprouts) but the rest of the experience was seriously wanting. I tried to put off my initial displeasure at the remarkably skimpy wine pour in anticipation of our dinner, but the terrifically indifferent and incompetent service was the straw breaker. Server: Please bother to write down your table orders and don't attempt to commit them to memory. I had asked for a side dish to come out as an appetizer, but instead everything came out together after an unnecessarily long wait (restaurant was only half full). Needless to say, the food was almost cold and one of the items ordered never even appeared. Our waitress never even returned to check back on the table despite walking by us several times. The kitchen should know that it is to their credit for having prepared such still tasty food, despite the service mishaps, that I would return or recommend Flinders. Food is a 5; service a 1. I'll be generous and offer a score of 3.

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