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“Neighborhood Bar”
Review of The Tippler & Co

The Tippler & Co
Ranked #287 of 4,582 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$20
Cuisines: Asian, European, Mediterranean, Australian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Tippler & Co provides a place for people to appreciate all things food & drink.
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Friendly faces: great hospitality; good wine list.

A great place to be at any time!

A real neighbourhood bar where you will be treated like a friend.

Thank slevin201
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Gus M, Owner at The Tippler & Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Slevin,

Thanks for the glowing review! Always a pleasure to get feedback like this - we love what we do here and it's great to hear our customers love it too!

Cheers,

Gus & The Tippler Team

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Tried to book a table but always no answer on the phone. So was difficult when arrived for a quick meal before footy with kids. Staff member Matt was wonderful. A table became vacant, he saved it for us and came and found us. Very kind! Food was good, not great. Chicken ribs needed a dipping sauce- blue cheese would be perfect. Beef sliders a little plain.

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Gus M, Owner at The Tippler & Co, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to review us. ANZAC Day is one of our busiest days of the year so I do apologise for not being able to take your call for a booking. Thanks very much for the nice comments about Matt, we have a great team here and I'll pass on your comments. As for the food we try our very best to be tasty and as quick as possible before the game (as everybody is in a rush) - we run a much more extended menu post game (usual service) which I think you'll find to your liking (yes the ribs come with a blue cheese dipping sauce on our full menu). It would be great to have you back in - please note for your convenience we do take online bookings.

Cheers,

Gus & The Tippler Team

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Nice ambience but food needs improvement. Thrice fried chips means overdone. A salad or veg would be good with steak. Arancini bland. Chicken ribs good. Drinks a bit pricey. Service good.

Thank 962joc
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Gus M, Owner at The Tippler & Co, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi there 962joc,

Thanks for your review. As Anzac Day one of our busiest of the year it's great to hear that you liked the ambience and had good service - this is something we pride ourselves on so thanks.

As for the other comments you haven't given me much to work with - one may think you were a little disappointed with the result of the football? Our thrice cooked fries are a favourite here, that third cook just gives that extra crispiness, with our share style menu it's so easy to add additional dishes, perhaps the Roasted Cauliflower Salad or the Roast Pumpkin Salad would have gone well with your steak? There's nothing bland about our Pea & Mint Arancini with lemon aioli - and if there is we're moving to Roasted Beetroot Arancini with punchy gorgonzola sauce in the cooler weather. I will agree with you on the Spicy Smoked Chicken Ribs, they are one of my favourites too. As for drink prices please note that as it was a public holiday we had a 10% surcharge to help cover the increase in staff wages.

Cheers,

Gus & The Tippler Team







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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Remarkable food, but all I seem to remember was the fact that my water glass was empty throughout the meal and I ate my main course without wine because not one waiter even came by.

High end service requires enough staff. I left quite frankly annoyed

Thank Chris W
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Gus M, Owner at The Tippler & Co, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your review and sorry for not getting back to you sooner. It's great to hear that you loved the food and unfortunate to hear that you were left without wine for your main course. It would seem that your expectations of service were a little high for our venue. As a local bar and eatery we try and strike a balance between attending to customers but not hovering. It is this reason that we don't top up water glasses at the table (just water bottles) and only attend tables when necessary or to check everything is ok. My apologies for the misunderstanding and we hope to see you again soon.

Cheers,

Gus & The Tippler Team


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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Our group of 3 visiting from Sydney stopped in sixish on a Saturday evening and it was just want we were looking for with plenty of shared choices of sliders and mains that could serve the same purpose.

We shared soft crab sliders as a starter with fries and then fried gnocchi and a salad and every dish was excellent. With a couple of happy hour drinks (4pm-7pm) drinks each we were up for a bit under $100.

The service was to our timing but its that type of place that you could get in and out with a good feed and a drink if you were on the move to the MCG or surrounds.

Would definitely recommend.

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