• Rumi (Brunswick East)

It had been years since I had been to this restaurant. I remembered it as being tiny, and noisy, with good shared plates and a lively atmosphere. It has changed from these memories. Now with a bigger, open, cleaner space, substantial banquets and man vegetarian options, we were in for a real treat.

The occasion was a friend’s birthday and like all celebrations, you want fun, atmosphere, but enough space to talk. Rumi turned out to be the perfect spot.

The banquet was very generous. It stated with pickled veggies, dips and rolls of flat bread which you could tear up and eat with your hands. The labne was deliciously tangy in taste and smooth in texture.

In the dishes to follow, I (unsurprisingly) loved the grilled eggplant with yoghurt dressing. Others loved the fried cauliflower.

All the dishes were tasty, with an array of flavours, densities and warmth.

At $55 per person, with vegetarians happily accommodated. A meal at Rumi will certainly be a feast.

116 Lygon Street
Brunswick East 3057
03 9388 8255

Opening hours:
Daily from 6:00pm

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