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“Enjoyable lunch, excellent service”
Review of The Old Library - CLOSED

The Old Library
Price range: US$4 - US$104
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Old Library can be... ...A relaxed, sophisticated restaurant for lunch or dinner ... A stylish, casual bar for a drink and one of the delicious sharing plates ... A place to celebrate a special occasion... A superb venue for a wedding reception, corporate function or private dining experience.
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

This place is also now known as 1908. Great greeting from Italian waiter who quickly provided us with fresh water as we ordered some beer and wine. He also suggested some shared nibbles while we checked the interesting looking selection on what I understand is a changing menu. I especially enjoyed the goat dumplings with curry for entree. For main a few of us had the special mix of seafood in tomato base but could have had a bit more seafood in it. The snapper looked good, but not too big a meal either if you are a big eater. Nonetheless all very tasty. This was complemented by Asahi beer on tap and some good wines. There were several tasty desserts enjoyed. Service was excellent and by mid afternoon we were entertained by a couple of guitarists. Loved especially Black Magic Woman by Santana. This provided a great atmosphere and so we stayed for a few hours as the afternoon crowds started to appear. All in all about $220 a couple with a tip and that price included quite a few tap beers, at least 2 bottles of wine and a few having had the 3 courses with some sides. We will definitely come back again.

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Great atmosphere and would certainly go back
My partner and I shared many dishes; top qualify food although after spending well over $100 just on food we were still starving by the end of the night! Funky place, great cocktails. There was a salad which was on the 'mains menu' however was tiny, good job I ordered it as a small side.

Thank holly m
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

The food is interesting, tasty & innovative. I try to avoid dessert, but could not resist the yoghurt ice cream with rose petals & pistachios - brilliant! Great coffee.
Add at least an extra 30mins to your travel time so you can find parking - it's almost nonexistant, especially at lunch time on a sunny Sunday.
Double check the bill. We were charged for an extra cocktail.

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Thank Julija B
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

The old library is in an old library which i used to go to as a kid. It was converted into a restaurant and very tastefully done.
I've been to dinner a few times and had a christmas party there. Every occasion has been great. The food is lovely and there is a wide selection of beer, wines and cocktails.
In the warmer evenings the front windows which are large are open to allow that wonderful cool seabreeze in.

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Thank nat a
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

A little upmarket, nice for a special occasion for intimate dining. Great food with an international flavour. Also good for calling in for coffees in a great ambiance. Good Service.

Thank 2Luvtravel
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