Taxi Dining Room

Level 1
Transport Hotel
Federation Square
Melbourne 3000
(03) 9654 8808

Tony Twitchett

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Taxi Dining Room - Taste of Melbourne 2013

Boasting some of the best views, food, wine and service in Melbourne, Taxi Dining Room has established itself as a prime destination for accessible yet sophisticated dining and entertaining.

Situated in the heart of the city, Taxi Dining Room presents a unique dining experience for the every day. From a quiet Bento lunch midweek or a quick bite before a show right through to a seven course tasting menu to celebrate a milestone event, Taxi is extremely versatile, and is sure to create a lasting impression.

Australia’s culinary scene has seen quite a shift in recent years. Gone are the days of the stuffy sommelier and stiff service! The Taxi experience is best described as smart and contemporary dining with a fun, approachable flair. This is a venue with a loyal following. Since opening almost a decade ago, the restaurant can clearly identify over 40 people who have dined with them more than 50 times – a true credit to their premium food, beverage and service offering. And so a new era of dining begins. This demographic is one who appreciates special dining experiences, not limited to celebratory or milestone occasions.

The Taxi Dining Room menu is vibrant, fresh, innovative and seasonally driven, with a strong focus on seasonality and locally sourced produce. Diners are now more educated in the culinary arts and are more discerning than ever. They have an appetite for innovation and are often adventurous in their choices, yet still crave hearty, comforting foods. Executive Chef Tony Twitchett says the menu is best described as “comforting, whilst still pushing boundaries”.

“Diners today expect big things, and we are always up for the challenge to meet and exceed these expectations,” he attests. During his time at the helm of the Taxi kitchen Tony has put his stamp on the menu. He describes the offering as “modern Australian cuisine with an Asian and European influence, using French techniques”.

The premium service, passionate staff, excellent food and wonderful wine list combined with enviable views of some of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks make Taxi Dining Room the perfect location and a prominent beacon in the city’s progressive dining scene.