The Kettle Black
Waited for 15mins to be seated even though we had a reservation. Food was average at best. I had the Bacon Benedict and to be honest it was flavourless and burning. The minimum spend of $30pp was easy to hit as the meals for brunch were overpriced for what we received.
Chilli crab eggs quite bland, sauce is nice but not much sauce, not much crab (for asian taste) also do not bother with duck fat potato, very bland, no seasoning you can make better roasted potato at home (this also applies for arg taste) ... , for Arg taste, the food was nice and tasty, not too spicy (pro for me) and good quantity (and nice chorizo).
Simply outstanding - Kettle Black is almost without equal! The friendly attentive staff, superb menu, comfortable contemporary decor, central location & everything else within are of the highest quality. LOVE 💛🙌🏻
The worst service I have had in a long time do not waste your time or money visiting this place! The menu isn’t anything special either and the service is just shocking it’s sad for such a nice spot to be ruined by poor service! I’ve never been so appalled by service in my life 48 mins in still got no table water nor food ordered - everyone around us who came in after us we’re all looked after except us! I booked standard seating and got put on a high top seating after just having hip surgery this was extremely painful (no one seemed to care) even when I asked for another table they couldn’t accommodate even though I booked prior to coming for standard seating.... Im sad that this place let me down through it’s poor service abs lack of dishes that don’t include egg! I wanted the salad but they ran out of chicken would of been nice to be told of things that were available and not again the hospitality and lack of communication / attention was terrible!
It almost like they were too good to help!
Like sorry yeah it’s nice and modern but I’d prefer a place with a happy and nice vibe then somewhere that’s only nice at face value!
nice setting, good food!! (Presentation is Instagram ready), will definitely be back again soon! Definitely book a table beforehand otherwise no chance...
We ordered the chilli crab scramble and the gingerbread waffle and both were exquisite!
Nice venue with good staff that were quick to provide service. Let down was the food the toast was warmed but still clearly raw, the bearnaise sauce was clearly out of the can and was served cold. My husband had a rather overworked eggs Benedict, unfortunately he was rather unwell after consumption. Overall good service but the food wasn’t what I expected.
First time there , amazing food , atmosphere and service
Always a great place to go and have a coffee, breakfast and what not
The restaurant has delicious and good size meals..
Very average. So many more amazing cafes food was just ok
It was better before. Food tasted different. The staff there seem didn’t care much even though it’s a public holiday.
New favourite cafe for brunch absolutely loved it
We went for a lunch, had heard that the kettle black was amazing.
Unfortunately I was severely disappointed.
The manager was quite rude, we simply asked to be moved to another table for 6 as me and the other people can’t sit on the high table, the manager was very rude and appeared very unhappy to accommodate our request despite there being multiple open tables which could have been used. The floor staff however were quite sweet. Food was ordinary, compared to other cafes in the area. the menu was quite lacklustre despite the food being at quite a high price. Avocados were served oddly- I don’t recommend it. The food was very bland and lacking flavour. It also came out cold, my dish particularly felt like it had been sitting at the counter for a while.
It was quite shocking as we came before and the food was spectacular,
Honestly not sure why this time it wasn’t good at all.
Not so impressive overall, food was pretty average.
Beautifully presented food & surroundings
served by friendly and efficient staff. Perfect for my Birthday breakfast.
On this occasion, I was somewhat underwhelmed. I chose the wrong dish. I love the layout, but felt something missing. Staff need to work more vigilantly and as a team.
Great atmosphere. I had the barramundi burger which was good but not outstanding. My partner had the pulled lamb which was sensational. We will need to dine again to try other items on the menu. A good range of fresh juices. I has the watermelon juice which was delicious. We will be back.
We went for the vegan special, it was amazing and such a lovely spot to chill. Will definitely be back
Chased down by host when I approached my friend at the table and questioned as if I was breaking the law! Very unsettling as you are arriving for Sunday brunch!
Gingerbread waffles were awful, dry and dense, nothing like a waffle I've ever had.
I used to love The Kettle Black, but will not be returning any time soon.
Greet food, great staff. Was a nice, vibrant atmosphere without being too overbearing
Food was not all that, over priced if anything.
The space was adequate in decor and atmosphere.
Staff were polite and hospitable.
Not much more to say about the place, it was underwhelming overall.
we always love brunch. we go on a brunch atleast once a week and the kettle black is def one of fave. loved the pretty plating and the taste was amazing.
We ordered Bacon Benedict and Chilli crab. We were confused with thebacon benedict when we realised it wasn’t with potato rosti as per the menu. I was excited with the potato rosti but then it served with sourdough toasts. No one told us that you ran out the potato rosti until we asked one of the server. Was pretty disappointed about that but overall it was okay.
Service was amazing. Seated us indoor due to change in weather without much fuss and serve us till closing time
Really enjoyed the friendly service and food, nice portions and really appreciated the options for those vegan individuals in our party
Great food, amazing coffee, Wonderful and friendly staff! Fun spot for brunch and catching up with mates
One of my absolute favourites in Melbourne. Beautiful unique breakfast dishes. Great coffee plated up with style. An insta foodies heaven. Lovely service and delicious food
Excellent service & food. Will definitely be back!!
Worse food i have ever tasted really overrated, expensive, toilets were mess, we customers pay allot of money we expect quality, cleanliness. Only good thing about this place is the architect of building but we can’t eat building.
Excellent late lunch spot on a Saturday afternoon! Kettle Black's menu is well curated with options for many tastes and preferences. The bubbles are fantastic, too! Overall, an incredible place for an enjoyable time with friends.
Gorgeous venue with friendly and helpful staff!
Went for the ginger waffles, was delicious and generous portion, I wasn’t fit to finish. Staff were lovely also.
Great location, vibrant and energetic staff, food amazing and would recommend the hotcakes. Staff were attentive and left nothing to chance. Well done
Delicious food. Servings are big. Beautiful place to dine.
We had a number of different staff asking how everything was throughout the meal. Sometimes directly after one another. Was a touch annoying.
Otherwise everything was fantastic. The food, service, coffee and mimosas were all great. Definitely recommend.
Amazing architecture! Fabulous food! Fantastic staff!!!
Good coffee. Food was a bit underwhelming but not bad
Great experience with friendly staff who were so accommodating. Can always trust it to have good food and service!
Great food in a good location with friendly staff
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OpenTable ダイナー74名によるThe Kettle Blackの評価は4.3☆です。