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Chocolate Buddha, Federation Square

One advantage of going to meetings interstate has to be trying the different restaurants they take us out to!

Federation Square
Fed Square was packed on Friday night for the men’s semi-final for the tennis.

The year we were booked into Chocolate Buddha in Federation Square Melbourne. They technically don’t do a banquet, but the very attentive waitress organised one for us. She was also vey good at paying attention to those with food allergies and intolerances – including among the group MSG, peanuts and dairy.

Chocolate Buddha, Federation Square
The stated us off with the beans, which we munched away on. So much green!

Chocolate Buddha, Federation Square
The tempura was good. Not too battery or oily :)

Chocolate Buddha, Federation Square
Awesome rolls.

There were several more dished to share, and we were so stuffed! Not sure how we fitted this steak in at the end!

Chocolate Buddha, Federation Square

Chocolate Buddha, Federation Square

A few of us went off to the Mitre Tavern in Bank Place after that, rather than straight to bed – was surprised when last drinks were called at 11:20, with the staff starting to flick the lights at 11:30pm. This is Melbourne, not Newcastle :P Oh well, we were staying about 20m away, so off to bed!

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  1. February 2, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Very cool! Do they let you pick where you go? :)
    .-= Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella┬┤s last blog ..Whisk & Pin Cafe & Shop, Medlow Bath, The Blue Mountains =-.

    • February 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm

      No, but the council assistant usually picks cool places. Last year we went to another Asian place, the year before Indian. yummy times :)

  2. February 3, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Japanese is easily my favorite cuisine- I could seriously go for some veggie tempura right about now. Yum!

  3. February 3, 2010 at 9:01 am

    oooh I have really fond memories of Chocolate Buddha :) Great atmosphere and great food!

  4. Jenny
    February 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Loving the blog!

    Are there any other good canberra blogs out there.

    I laughed at your post ages ago about the sneaky serving size on the frozen yoghurt, the same thing happend to me and I was anoyed and I am so glad I wasnt the only one ( my hubby just didnt understand why I was anoyed over a few grams of yogurt!)

  5. February 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Oooh that’s great! I get quite anguished when someone picks a bad place hehe

  6. Kelkel
    February 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    You ate a steak with a ladle out of a bowl?

  7. February 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Love Chocolate Buddha. Yum!

  8. February 3, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    @Kel it was sliced and we shared…

  9. Kelkel
    February 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    OHHHHH, right. I’m with you now. I was thinking “steak-knife-fail”.

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