Rumi is a modern Middle Eastern restaurant dedicated to promoting all things Eastern Mediterranean and beyond.

Since opening in 2006, Rumi has grown from it's small beginnings to become one of Melbourne's favourite restaurants. Joseph and Natalie Abboud's homage to the flavours and generous hospitality of Persia, Turkey and Lebanon sits amongst Australia's best Middle Eastern restaurants.

Rumi has appeared on "Food Safari", Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" and is consistently rated by Melbourne chefs as one of their chosen places to eat. 

Whether it is a large group celebration, an intimate dinner with friends or a quick nourishing bite- let our dedicated team look after you.

 

Phone

(03) 93888255

 

Location

116 Lygon street

East Brunswick 

Melbourne, Victoria

Australia 

 

Hours

We are open 7 nights a week.

Dinner only

6pm–10pm

Make a booking
 

BOOKINGS

We take reservations for groups of all sizes. If you would like to book our 30 person function room, please email us for a quote 

Groups of 8 and above are required to have a banquet - please call the restaurant on (03)93888255 to book. 

We are taking now taking bookings for end of year Christmas parties at Rumi. For groups of 8 and above, please call or email us.

We are not BYO


Please note we have two sittings at Rumi Restaurant.

 
 

THE RUMI CLASSIC BANQUET - 2 person minimum

THESE DISHES HAVE EARNED THE 'CLASSIC' STATUS AT RUMI, SOME OF WHICH HAVE BEEN ON THE MENU SINCE DAY ONE. THE RUMI CLASSIC BANQUET IS A REAL CROWD PLEASER THAT GIVES YOU A TASTE OF 12 DIFFERENT DISHES THAT ARE TRIED AND TESTED WINNERS. 

12 dishes including dessert $55 per person

 

Pickled vegetables and olives

Sigara Boregi with haloumi, feta, kasseri

Labne with Lebanese flat bread

Crudit é s with almond taratoor

Crispy fried school prawns and tahini sauce

 

Persian meatballs, tomato and saffron sauce

Cabbage Salad, raisins, almonds, lemon dressing

Fried Cauliflower, sweet onions, currants, pinenuts

 

Advieh marinated lamb shoulder, slowly roasted on the bone, sirkanjabin

Chicken wings, toum, Aleppo pepper

Freekeh salad, almonds, feta, pomegranate dressing

Cos and herb salad, sweet & sour dressing

 

CHEF'S SEASONAL BANQUET - 2 person minimum

The Chef’s Seasonal feast takes in 14 different dishes that are based on produce that is in season and at its best right now.  

THIS MENU CHANGES DAILY

*GF available (no other modifications)

14 dishes $60 per person

**add dessert tastes $10

Here is an example of what is offered within the Seasonal Feast, please note this may vary day to day.


Pickled vegetables and olives

Sigara Boregi with haloumi, feta, kasseri

Za’atar Labne with Lebanese flat bread

Crudités with fresh herbs

Almond Taratoor

Clarence River king prawns with fennel salt and lemon

Quail ‘Joojeh’ kebab with  pickled grape salsa

BBQ Lebanese zucchini dressed with yoghurt, dukkah, parsley & burnt butter

BBQ Barramundi Fillet with tahini sauce, pickled green almonds, dill & sumac

‘Batata harra,’ fried potatoes with chilli, garlic, coriander

Summer Fattoush with tomatoes, cucumber, radish, fresh herbs and flat bread chips

‘Laban Immo’ veal cooked in yoghurt sauce, peas, almonds    

Persian rice pilaf, walnuts, green raisins

Cos & herb salad, radish, sweet & sour dressing


TAKE AWAY 

Our menu is available for take away every day. Our full menu is available for take away.

We also have a special take away only dish - the Rumi Halal Snack Pack $18.50

Rumi’s signature slow roasted advieh spices lamb shoulder on a bed of crispy fried potatoes tossed with tour and zaatar, topped with melted haloumi, feta and kasseri cheese and finished with our holy trinity of homemade chilli, garlic yoghurt and secret barbecue sauce.

 
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You can order online for delivery by Deliveroo here

Alternatively call (03)93888255 after 6PM to order take away for pick up.

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Please note we are unable to take reservations over our general enquiry form. 

For reservations please use our online reservation system or call us on (03)93888255

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