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601 Burwood rd, Hawthorn
Licensed & BYO, Function Venue, Private Dining Area, EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa, Chef: Tamlyn Martinovich, Seating: 70
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About Home Dining Room


Styled as an unpretentious neighbourhood bar and restaurant with a distinctly vintage style, this local favourite combine’s warm, professional service with fresh, uncomplicated food. Chef Tamlyn Martinovich combines fresh local ingredients to present a menu that is both classic and timeless. Starting with share plates (available in the bar also) and moving onto a Eurocentric mains menu that brings he best of classic cooking techniques together with sustainably sourced local produce. Come Home..

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Home Dining Room, Hawthorn
Home Dining Room, Hawthorn

Reviews (19 Diner Reviews)


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Delicious food - great price - extremely friendly and helpful staff! Handy BYO Tues - Thurs
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Jun 3, 2011  |  Report  |  Reply

Very impressed with the service, the food and the atmosphere. Completely surpassed my expectations. Wish I had tried less of the plates to share so I could have had dessert.
Anonymous - Likes It  |  May 1, 2011  |  Report  |  Reply

I was so sad to see Home closed down due to a fire at the end of the year ... and so happy to see it reopen! I've enjoyed a few dinners at the old Home and just had to stop in for an incredibly tasty meatball sandwich for lunch. I'm really looking forward to trying the new dinner menu with a new emphasis on share plates.
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Feb 10, 2011  |  Report  |  Reply

What a find! We had brunch here a couple of weeks back. Enjoyed the menu, the atmosphere and the music. Tried it for dinner tonight - fabulous. I read somewhere that you feel like a welcome guest here, rather than a customer and that's so true.
The tasting plates were fab, the mains well presented, flavoursome and interesting and desserts yum!
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Jul 30, 2010  |  Report  |  Reply

sometimes you find a place that is ok, and then sometimes - zingo! We ate at Rockpool for our wedding anniversary and it was nothing- cardboard -compared to the meal we had here. Great wine, unusual presentation, just not what I had anticipated for a little suburban cafe. Pity the staff couldn't smile more though. fantastic food, well cooked and well priced.
Anonymous - Likes It  |  May 9, 2010  |  Report  |  Reply

Read a glowing review in one of the local rags. Unfortunately we didn't get the same experience. Loved the wine we were recommended. And zucchini flowers for starters were exciting. But let down by the mains. Fish of the day seemed like an afterthought and my porterhouse was grey and boring.
Anonymous - Dislikes It  |  Mar 21, 2010  |  Report  |  Reply

I will keep coming back again and again, love the new menu- the duck noodles are fantastic-very talented team!!!!
- Likes It  |  Feb 8, 2010 - 2nd review on this place  |  Report  |  Reply

its hard to find a spot with less pretention, and then WOW the plate is almost perfect. I am hard to please- so it's not a big deal-I really want to have no delay in my cold juice, and i want it icey cold. Good juice though! And what delicious food, I had the chicken- really nicely presented and cooked - i have to admit- to perfection. Coffee great too. Will be back again when on this side of town-or do you want to move to Swanston Street please?
- Likes It  |  Jan 28, 2010  |  Report  |  Reply

best eggs I have ever had out! love the menu - I will have to keep coming across town to try it all.
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Jan 20, 2010 - 2nd review on this place  |  Report  |  Reply

Simple food, perfectly cooked and well presented. Great work guys! I love the flavour combinations.
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Jan 19, 2010  |  Report  |  Reply

Great plate, appeal and flavours- right down to the incredible herb garnish. Just lovely fresh simple food. Excellent staff too
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Dec 14, 2009  |  Report  |  Reply

Just wanted to say a BIG THANKS!! to Katie and the team from Home Dining Room! Could this be the best breakfast in Hawthorn? Try the Baked Eggs!! Coffee was awesome and the staff really friendly, cute little cafe thank you, thank you, thank you I live near by so I'll be back!
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Nov 7, 2009  |  Report  |  Reply

A group of 14 from the John Batman Beefsteak and Burgundy Club held a dinner at home last night. Three superb courses plus appertisers, six great wines, excellent service. A delightful venue, a very professional operation.
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Oct 21, 2009  |  Report  |  Reply

Glen and the girls are very welcoming and friendly, the food is great and the atmosphere is homely and inviting. We were there for lunch and it was excellent. I highly recommend Home.
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Jul 7, 2009  |  Report  |  Reply

It does what it says on the label - it's unpretentious and engaging. We've been a few times now and we're increasingly impressed with each visit. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and they take pride in the service they offer. The food is easy on the eye and goes out of its way to please your taste buds (that sounds ridiculous I know but I'm in one of those moods!). All in all, I thoroughly recommend home dining room and advise you pay the place a visit if you're hungry in Hawthorn - even if you're nowhere near Hawthorn, it's worth the trip.
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Jun 14, 2009  |  Report  |  Reply

Awesome place, sort of rustic, young and fresh, like eating breakfast at home( a young rustic and fresh home, not your Grandma's home) but someone else does all the work, and a better job of it too!! They also have there own secret blend of coffee beans roasted (by Ninja's I suspect as I can taste a little bit of stealth and coolness in every cup) and they know how to make a great coffee and great food
Anonymous - Likes It  |  Jun 5, 2009  |  Report  |  Reply

Very good service, Good food, good prices. Support Local!
Anonymous - Likes It  |  May 29, 2009  |  Report  |  Reply

These guys are great, a small intimate space with great food all we ever wanted in a local. My girl friend and I had a weekend brunch there recently and they ticked all the boxes (for me the key to a good breakfast is free range organic eggs - twice the price but ten times as tasty - if your local has these eggs they're commited to great brunch). I had the 'home cooked breakfast' their version of a big brekkie - perfectly cooked eggs, a big oven roasted field mushroom, house baked beans and (get this!) organic toast! Well done guys.. perfectly executed.
Anonymous - Likes It  |  May 8, 2009  |  Report  |  Reply

Tahnks to all the team at home, we dropped in on a rainy night last week and were blown away by the food!! It was great, tasty yet simple, the kind of food you could eat every day. The service was superb, friendly yet discrete, the waiter had a good knowledge of the wine list and recommended a great Aussie wine we'd not heard of before. The stand out point for us was the great value for money, my wife and I enjoyed a starter (around $10!!) a main and shared a dessert (oh what a dessert!!!) with a bottle of wine and walked away sure we'd been under charged (we hadn't)
Anonymous - Likes It  |  May 8, 2009  |  Report  |  Reply

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