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Backbone Grill, Oakleigh

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published April 12th 2013
Stylish Dinning That Wont Break The Budget
Entry to Backbone Grill


My sister suggested we visit Backbone Grill in Oakliegh as she lives close by and has enjoyed previous meals here. My sister's restaurant choices vary dramatically so I was not sure what to expect.

Feature lights


I was pleasantly surprised when we got to Backbone Grill, with outdoor, undercover and indoor dinning. The front of the shop has big plate glass for the entry door and surrounds and it gives the feel of entering a 5 star hotel. Very modern and with lovely wooden table and chairs, cube lights on the wall, cow hide is used as a feature along with prints on the walls.

Kitchen and bar


Above there are wonderful feature lights that fill the raised roof perfectly and add to the sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere . The rotisserie and bar are in full view to diners, with the back wall and the outside wall full of various wines to choose from.

Chicken Gyro


Backbone's Grill menu continues with the raw material feel with their recycled cardboard menu and black print. I would say Backbone's dishes are modern Greek and there are many options to choose from.

I ordered a chicken Gyro open plate that consisted of chicken, pita, salad and chips. My sister had the lamb variety. I really enjoyed my meal, it was tasty, fresh and great value at $13. Neither of us could eat the entire amount.

The meat fridge


Staff were attentive and happy to omit some ingredients for allergy reasons, which makes a nice change. The only gripe about my time at Backbone is that the front of house waiter wasn't particularly welcoming, however everyone else was, and we can all have a bad day.



I would definitely go back for another meal.
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Why? For Modern Greek Cuisine
When: Lunch and dinner 7 days
Phone: 03 95632633
Where: 28 Eaton Mall Oakleigh
Cost: Chicken Gyro $13
Your Comment
Haha, I have a daughter just like that, you never
Know what your up for!! Place sounds awesome.
Thanks for the Artical on shopping on a budget
Lorraine,makes it even more affordable to take
The family out to the backbone grill. THANK-YOU
by bakerboy (score: 1|71) 2411 days ago
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