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Element Restaurant

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410 Main Rd, Lower Plenty, Banyule, Victoria 3093, Australia
+61 3 9439 9941
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We had a company Christmas party for 20 people. They'd set us up in what is in effect a private dining room, separated from the rest of the diners by a curtain. This gave us a good sense of privacy and intimacy. Shared anti-pasto platter entrees were generous, and plentiful. Enough for everyone as we stood around chatting and drinking.... More 

1 Thank John F
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I have been coming to this restaurant for many many years ( even when it went by other names eg La Fontana ) and I have always enjoyed the experience. Went recently and found that it had gone to another level of excellence. Not sure whether because there is maybe a new chef or simply because the new owners are... More 

1 Thank BillMonas
1 review
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Cannot rave about Element enough. I was there for dinner with 7 other work friends. We all had 3 courses and sides, and each dish was utter perfection. SO, so delicious! Wait staff were friendly and attentive. Plus every detail of the restaurant itself was so lovely. From the modern dining room juxtaposed against the view of bushlanf out the... More 

Thank Claire B
Level Contributor
71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were a bit worried as it was very empty! We were the only people there at 7pm on a Friday. However the service was great and the food was very good. It was modern and interesting without being over intricate. The price was reasonable too. Steak was tasty and nicely cooked, barramundi was perfect. THe chocolate cremeux desert was... More 

Thank Geoffhiboz
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have been going to this restaurant for some months now. Unfortunately it is in new hands and the food quality has deteriorated in our opinion. The front of house service is excellent, however and if it wasn't for this we probably wouldn't be returning....a bit disappointing. Noticeably less patrons when we last visited so clearly there is a problem... More 

Thank adair18
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Came here with my wife at around 6pm on a Saturday night without a booking and the manager was very friendly and courteous in accommodating us! The restaurant filled up pretty quickly soon after, guess we were lucky that we got a table without making a reservation. We were given bread after we'd ordered - always a plus! We'd some... More 

Thank kmontgomeryellis
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Had the risotto, slop on a plate, so wrong, cant even explain it. Partner had this thin schnitzel with coleslaw that was the worst thing ever. I was here about 3 months ago and it was lovely. Lost me guys, was embassaring to brag about this place to my work collegues. Never ever again, i cook better, steak saturated in... More 

2 Thank cabayside
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I have been several times at elements and I always loved it went back on the weekend with a small group and I must say it was very disappointing the food was below average the risotto absolute horrible and the steak was swimming in butter or oil terrible to even put that on a plate no more salads have to... More 

1 Thank Anneliese A
Level Contributor
34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Wow, what can I say! We had not been to Element since last year, and were keen to try out the new menu under the new owners. The restaurant has been stylishly renovated, with a large dining area, bar and a very pleasant outlook. It sits at the top of a short driveway from Lower Plenty Road, with plenty of... More 

Thank willclan
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere, even though a bit pricey was well worth it,but I noticed in the local paper that the menu had changed so my husband and two of our friends decided to try it again. I was so disappointed this visit that I will never... More 

1 Thank Glenys P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Main Rd, Lower Plenty, Banyule, Victoria 3093, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Banyule  >  Lower Plenty
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9439 9941

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?