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Great atmosphere and the food was delicious! A great find that’s hidden away well
Amazing amazing food! Awesome atmosphere and ridiculously extensive and great alcohol menu
Awesome service and food. Great menu catering for all tastes
Adjusted the menu for food intolerance diners which is appreciated.
Sadly this visit to Cookie was a real let down. I have lost count of the number of times we have been to this restaurant and the number of friends and family members we've introduced to it. Never in 13 years have I had a disappointing experience here, but unfortunately, this was the day. Despite booking weeks in advance and requesting a secluded spot, we were automatically shown to the table right near the door. When I asked politely if there was another option, the maître d seemed put out and snooty and made a comment about us needing to be out by 8:00PM - which was our original booking slot. Disappointingly, they no longer have Leffe Blonde on tap and another beer by Leffe that was on the menu and ordered could then not be supplied. We were also charged for this on the bill and had to ask for a correction, given if it was $3.00 more than the beer that was eventually supplied. My husband loved his usual - the fish curry - and the cashew nut, tomato and cucumber salad was delicious and fresh. My drunken noodle favourite with minced pork and green chillis however, was scant on noodles and had huge chunks of egg throughout, so it really wasn't the normal perfectly balanced dish I know and love. After years of having the same loyal professional and amazing staff at Cookie, the last 6 times we've been, I haven't seen any of those wonderful people who made our experiences so special and went over and above to elevate the food and drink to a whole other level. It's such a shame. This one sorry episode won't in all likelihood keep us away, but it will push us to find some other favourites in the city and ones that value their loyal clientele.
This was our 2nd visit to Cookie as a family and it was excellent. Food was amazing and service beautiful. The staff are relaxed, fun, attentive, knowledgable and inclusive. When the bar didn't have the dark ale my husband ordered samples of the 2 others they had were brought to the table for him to try with no pressure to chose either. It sounds basic but how to eat some of the dishes eg this one with your hands - mix and match, this one tip the bowl upside down onto the plate to get all the dressing etc are touches that were particularly appreciated. We shared all our dishes between the 5 of us - 1 small, 4 medium and 1 large. There was a LOT of food, but we were feeding 3 teenagers. Last night's favourites for us were the Penang lamb and eggplant and the pork platter. We went for an early 6pm Sunday dinner while the restaurant was still a little quiet. We thought this might be the case but booked anyway and were so glad we did as an hour later the place was packed. We appreciated being tucked in around the corner by the windows so we could talk. We remembered the noise levels being quite high from our last visit a couple of years ago but it really is part of the atmosphere and vibe of this place so it wasn't a problem for us but could be for some.
This was my first time at Cookie but my partner has been here a few times in the past and I honestly thought he was exagerating when he told me how good the food was and how nice the staff were. Well he wasn't! And I lost a bet hahaha! The atmosphere was incredible despite the fact the power cut off for 2 minutes during our meal, the waitress we had offered us a free drink each for the trouble but we declined. After an incredible meal, 3 small dishes, 2 medium and 2 large, a lot of cider and fast service I will definitely be coming back here Also, our bill was only just over $100 for all of that plus our drinks and we drank a lot. I'll be back!
This is the place that is iconicly and the epitome of all things Melbourne. It's hip, it's eclectic, it's funky, with cool professional staff and a great mix of food from different cuisines, and a fantastic selection of drinks from local or international sources. The food is excellent, amongst a sea of patrons and vibe that cannot be matched anywhere else. This is the place u wanna go to impress friends visiting from overseas and want to experience Melbourne cuisine, or a date to show how cool u are. Rooftop bar is always the best around, whether u go beforehand or after dinner. There's no wonder why any cool young Melbournian would know Cookie. Oh, and I only rated the noise to be 3/5 because it's a happening atmosphere!
Cookie still has a fantastic atmosphere. My friends and I have been going there for lunch since they opened around 18 maybe 20 years ago. We love the menu as it caters for all our peculiar variations of vegie, vegan, gluten free etc. etc. etc. And the food is always great. Consistently delicious year in, year out. Of course it wouldn't be a review of Cookie without mentioning the extraordinary wine and beer lists too. All round great venue for small or large gatherings.
Food and drinks are always amazing at Cookie. We were a little disappointed by the service though. When we arrived there was no-one interested in taking our cocktail order and when I did finally chase someone it took a long time for our drinks to come. And when it came time to go to our table, we were very rudely told to "go stand by the computer over there" by a staff member who was obviously too busy or important or something to help, even though it was an early sitting and the restaurant was nearly empty at the time. Food and drinks at Cookie are fairly high compared to other options, so we expect better service.