Cumulus Inc.

Australian Restaurant$$$$
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne
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  • Jo R.
    "Fried zucchini, Lamb Shoulder and the potatoes are really good!!!"(15 Tips)
    Josh M.
    "Try the Tuna tartare, and the lamb shoulder if you're hungry."(20 Tips)
    Katie P.
    "Love coming here for breakfast- the shakshouka is amazing!"(6 Tips)
    Celeste O.
    "Duck waffle, foie gras and prune is amazing!"(5 Tips)
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  • Winson W.
    Winson WongDecember 17, 2015
    Probably one of the best tuna tartares I've had in my life. The balance of flavors, a little acid, a little creamy and just light and fresh. The best part is they can do half portions of appetizers!
  • Elle T.
    Elle T.January 13, 2015
    Love the ambience & deco. Service is brisk and despite the buzz, they still give personal attention making sure u r comfortable. Top pick: shakshouk - baked eggs with shanklish & red peppers.
  • Daniel N.
    Daniel NgApril 7, 2015
    Little variety on the menu but the dishes produced are of high quality. The small bites and entrée are the highlight of the menu. The fried cauliflower and tuna salad are a must!
  • Richard F.
    Richard FooOctober 21, 2014
    3rd time here and still as awesome!Fresh as ever Petite Claire Oysters and Ahi Tuna Salad, excellent Foie Gras terrine, succulent n tender Beef Short Rib, divine Madeleines. What's there not to like!
  • Michelle
    MichelleJanuary 24, 2015
    A great breakfast place. Shaksouka was fabulous and massive. Coffee was great too. Come early if you don't want to queue. We were there at 805 and got straight in (Saturday). queues when we left
  • Hendy O.
    Hendy OngkodjojoOctober 28, 2012
    Excellent service and great atmosphere! For breakfast, try the gelatinous 65/65 egg (boiled for 65 mins in 65°C water), served with lyonaisse sausage, smoked hock and baked beans!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaMay 16, 2013
    This bar is amazing. Feels like you've transported back in time to Old New York. It's above Cumulus up an unmarked very 70s looking stairwell. Just head up. The bar tapas are ones to write home about.
  • Valeria V.
    Valeria VSeptember 2, 2013
    Try the tuna tartare, it's absolutely amazing! And I'm not a seafood lover! I also liked the broccoli salad + the Sardinian salami. You'll be more likely to find sophisticated dishes vs simple ones.
  • Alastair
    AlastairFebruary 28, 2013
    Return trip; though dismayed to see favourites knocked off the menu (cauliflower), the food is still super. Waitress Romy is sensational and gauged our appetites perfectly - thank you! Madeleines FTW!
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HawkeswoodOctober 9, 2014
    Crumpets & rooftop honey for breakfast! Delicious if you don't mind getting sticky...great coffee too. Perfect if you're not in a rush. People watching also excellent. Lovely staff too.
  • Esther
    EstherJanuary 12, 2016
    Really interesting menu...and they offered half portions so was able to try various things without blowing the budget. Great location in and among the cbd with a vibrant but relaxed feel to it.
  • Irene C.
    Irene ChungMay 28, 2013
    Rhubarb root beer and slow-cooked octopus are must-haves. Staff is amazing. Great solo place to visit. Excellent views of kitchen, great books to flip through, and half plates.
  • KW
    KWJanuary 14
    Halloumi, fennel, burnt honey// broad beans// roast lamb shoulder// new season potatoes, confit garlic & sage// black barley and farro salad
  • Josef H.
    Josef HerbertMarch 8, 2015
    The service is excellent, most of the dishes are designed with sharing in mind, everything we had was exquisite, with free bread, we found 4 dishes more than enough for 3 people
  • Valeria V.
    Valeria VAugust 29, 2013
    really nice environment, friendly staff, art is all around. Good soy latte! I was also told the food is very good and it's better to go at 2pm,at 12 it's packed.
  • Hams S.
    Hams SoloMay 2, 2015
    An absolute hive of activity. Had the brekky bake. Good food and service. I hate when you leave something, and they don't ask why. "rock hard eggs" mean just that. sorry guys, deducting a point.
  • Elliot S.
    Elliot SenFebruary 9, 2015
    Great service and delicious dining! Everything was so well done, shared serving platters were well presented and timed. However, delays are expected during busy hours.
  • Richard F.
    Richard FooMay 24, 2014
    The pan roasted Flounder and pumpkin salad are out of this world. So is the Foie Gras parfait with Toasted Brioche.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LoaneApril 9, 2014
    Great ambiance, great food, great service. Hidden down an uninviting corridor and up some dreary stairs. Everything Melbourne restaurants are famous for.
  • Mamzi B.
    Mamzi BeheshtiMarch 29, 2016
    Fantastic service and great food. We went to Cumulus for breakfast food was really great. Choices were a bit limited comparing to other places but the food was infallible.
  • Giuseppe S.
    Giuseppe SpinaFebruary 21, 2015
    Very good service and made for sharing. Lots of interesting and delicious flavours. We shared 4 plates between 3 people and were more than satisfied.
  • Carli F.
    Carli FFebruary 5, 2012
    If you are a duck lover like me then the Roast Aylesbury Duck Breast with Toasted Grains, Lentils & Plum is a must try. Eating at the bar is a fun experience.
  • S
    SApril 23, 2014
    There's a reason people are eating dinner here at 5.30 pm. The food and service are great. Loved the tuna tartare and the pastrami/rye/pickles.
  • Time Out Melbourne
    Time Out MelbourneMarch 2, 2012
    To do the menu justice, we recommend rolling four deep so you can try everything. A bowl of sweet yabbies comes out utensil free. Here folks, is why we have opposable thumbs. Read more
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonOctober 10, 2011
    My favorites were the Peppers and the Red Emperor - oh, and don't miss the made to order Madelines for dessert! (Also, fun bartenders that make mean cocktails.)
  • Jason D.
    Jason DennyFebruary 22, 2015
    They need to extend their breakfast/brunch menu to later in the day. Get here early in the day (and wait in line) if you want some of that chorizo!!!!
  • April J.
    April JYMay 9, 2014
    Dinner here is Fabulous! SPECIAL MENTION to porkhead croquettes, green bean salad, roast pumpkin salad, foie gras parfait and steak!
  • Sancha E.
    Sancha EMay 28, 2013
    About 4-5 dishes is plenty to share between four when you order the slow roasted lamb shoulder. Food is divine. Service is good also.
  • Annabel S.
    Annabel SOctober 18, 2013
    Lovely breakfast but not impressed with the choices. However, good food & great coffee. Plus, love the interior space + natural lighting
  • Hamish
    HamishNovember 28, 2015
    Great coffee 咖啡! They can do gluten and dairy free also +++ Definitely recommend.
  • Julia C.
    Julia ChamptaloupApril 27, 2016
    Best breakfast and the most delicious salted chocolate shortbread biscuits at the coffee counter to go with great coffee.
  • Shirleen W.
    Shirleen WongJuly 14, 2016
    Amazing food. We had the foie gras, tuna tar tar, crab salad and the chorizo with dates. Worth the money.
  • Bec Z.
    Bec ZApril 21, 2014
    Another vote for the amazing duck waffle! 👍 Small and packed. Standing room can be a bit awkward as you'll be sharing someone else's table.
  • Noelle L.
    Noelle LeeApril 30, 2014
    If you are staying at Sofitel it's a stone throw . Literally. Ask the outdoor valet folks it's so near that they can even walk you there !
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin SooMarch 25, 2016
    Tuna tartare and the wagyu really does live up to the expectations! Great meal.
  • Katie P.
    Katie PattersonJune 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love coming here for breakfast- the shakshouka is amazing! Order extra toast to soak it all up. Great place to take friends visiting Melbourne.
  • Jeph C.
    Jeph ChenSeptember 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Gotta get the Tuna Tartare, Soft shell crab! Great atmosphere, and nice portion of dishes to share around! This place is better than Cutler and Co in my opinion!
  • Celeste O.
    Celeste OJuly 17, 2013
    Duck waffle, foie gras and prune is amazing! Nice ambience.
  • Vicky M.
    Vicky MachinanJuly 29, 2016
    If you feel like a chilled modern Australian dinner, this is your place. Also amazing for breakfast - and great coffee.. Tick tick tick!
  • Hiltons of Melbourne
    Hiltons of MelbourneOctober 15, 2011
    This is a quintessential Melbourne Dining experience, Amazing menu, impressive wine list and extremely knowledgeable staff, you will not go home disappointed.
  • Anthony
    AnthonyMay 30, 2015
    Staff are amazing. Have some great suggestions so listen to them. Crumpets for breakfast are simply divine
  • Liana Z.
    Liana ZNovember 2, 2011
    Get the CUMULUS INC. breakfast – boiled egg, toast, preserves, yoghurt, organic orange juice & coffee or tea- $16. Really great.
  • CodeNameMax S.
    CodeNameMax ShelliMay 27, 2011
    Andrews simple combination of anchovies and toast is just my fab thing. Could just come and spoil myself with that. Make sure you give it a go.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HeAugust 8, 2011
    Must try the octopus with aioli and the corn clam chowder. Skip the soft-shell crab, that's a swing and a miss :p
  • just m.
    just meJanuary 8, 2014
    oysters and tuna tartar! service was extra lovely. a place with a human and delicious touch
  • Happy
    HappyApril 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lamb Shank here is not to be missed, it's best for 3. However if you are a meatlovers, it would work for 1.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RothDecember 20, 2016
    Breakfast was exceptional- go early or expect a wait by 9:45 even on weekdays
  • Jillian L.
    Jillian LiewAugust 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the oyster blade steak (melts in your mouth tenderness) with roasted new potatoes (crispy outside and fluffy inside) and you can thank me later.
  • Bryn P.
    Bryn PriceOctober 6, 2010
    Great place for the business traveller. Eating alone at the bar looking into the kitchen is interesting, plus they have a good selection of reading material
  • Bec K.
    Bec KimberMarch 29, 2011
    Try the slow cooked octopus with aioli, its got an unexpected killer chilli kick. Travellin solo? Ask to be seated at the marble bar.
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