CIT Restaurant

37 Constitution Ave, Reid 2612
$$ Australian

The CIT Restaurant is an industry-standard facility that provides a simulated work environment for our hospitality and culinary students. It gives them the opportunity to refine their skills under the guidance of our expert teachers.
The CIT Restaurant offers delicious quality lunches and dinners during the semester. It’s the perfect place to celebrate your next special occasion or corporate function.
Every guest gives our students the opportunity to develop the essential industry skills they need to graduate.
Thank you in advance for supporting them and for your patience as they take the first steps in their careers.
CIT Restaurant offers selected special events throughout the year, so please book early.
Please note we're not accepting walk-ins.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

GROUPS 10 OR MORE: All bookings over 10 guests will dine from the Group Menu. This is served alternate and the entire group must choose 2 or 3 courses, please provide any dietaries.

IF THE ONLINE BOOKING DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO SELECT A TIME, THIS MEANS WE ARE FULLY BOOKED AND YOU WILL NEED TO TRY ANOTHER DATE

Business Info

  • Address: 37 Constitution Ave, Reid 2612
  • Cross Street: Coranderrk Street
  • Cuisine: Australian | English | European | French |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (02) 6207 3196
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Dinner - Inside seating, Dine in only 18:00 - 21:00
Friday
Lunch - Inside seating Dine in only 12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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Menus

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.56 out of 5 stars based on 225 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 21, 2024
Megan M.
Had a lovely time, food was great, drinks and cocktail menu was a good range of choices. Staff were professional, friendly and attentive. We wish them all the very best and look forward to returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2024
Xiaomo G.
I’ve always been to the apprentice kitchen downstairs. This is the first time I ate at CIT restaurant. Food is as good as the apprentice kitchen, better ambience. Can’t fault anything.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 01, 2023
Eva G.
Thank you for our lovely dinner. It was a nice surprise to have the bonbon on the table to add a touch of christmas - very unexpected. We look forward to rebooking again in 2024. The food was restaurant quality. The presentation and taste all of high quality. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service provided was friendly and welcoming and the ambience was nice and peaceful. All the very best. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2023
Jo H.
Loved our waitress Lyndsey, so helpful and extremely pleasant. Best steak I have eaten in 45 years! The whole meal was delicious, price is amazing. Have eaten at the restaurant each semester, twice last one and it just gets better each time. Well done to each and everyone of the students and professional teachers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2023
Adam B.
First time for us. The service was first class. Food was great. Maybe missed a trick with the dinner roles, as they were yummy but could have been outstanding if they were warmed before serving.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2023
Janet H.
The only regret I have about our lunch was that I forgot to leave the tip on the table. I hope to make it up to you next time we come. We could not have been served better, and the meals we had we all enjoyed. Many thanks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2023
Judy D.
Delicious food, staff were very focussed and attentive and the trainer was very discreet in his prompting of the students efforts. A most enjoyable lunch. Judy

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2023
Danni W.
I loved it - great chance for students to learn, with appreciative and understanding guests! I’ll be back! I have been 3 times

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 17, 2023
Thomas M.
Absolutely loved it and will recommend to friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2023
Daniel C.
Thankyou for having us. All three of us enjoyed the evening. The students were lovely to deal with and the food was fantastic. We plan to visit next semester. Thankyou.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 28, 2023
Helena T.
We were most impressed by all aspects, especially when the chefs came to our table and introduced themselves

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 27, 2023
Lisa R.
Fantastic opportunity to have a meal here, staff were friendly and courteous. I'll be back again. Fabulous hospitality here as a patron.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 15, 2023
Julie C.
We absolutely LOVED it thanks :) The food ,the service and our waitress was amazing Thank you . We will be back :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 13, 2023
Susan Y.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Loved the ambience too - background music, so we could chat & hear each other. The students waiting on us were great. Well done!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 07, 2023
John D.
Waiters very professional and friendly. Food was very good. Six of us were seated at a very large table for six and we were so far away from each other it was hard to hear what some others were saying. However, we enjoyed it all and will be back. John

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 01, 2023
Jo P.
Food and service both excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 18, 2023
Ros W.
Top service from entry to paying the bill. Beautifully set tables and attentive wait people. Absolutely delicious food with quality ingredients and made ‘from scratch’. A very extensive drinks list to cater for every taste. Thanks for the outstanding dinner, CIT!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 05, 2023
Silvana A.
The waitress/waiter should have told the customer what was on the menu. We understand they are learning, but the students need to be build confidence. Thanks

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 13, 2024
Mark T.
The CIT restaurant provides a fancy dining experience at very affordable prices. The service and the food are very good and the relaxed fine dining experience as the catering students go through their paces also makes for a lot of fun.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2023
Jo A.
Food excellent and exciting, maybe Turkey bit dry, and how do you eat the prawn, delicately, without leaving any morsel? Service nice and easy, in relaxing surroundings, with a nice view of the fountain.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2023
Norette L.
We had a most enjoyable time at lunch. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. The wait staff were friendly and very accommodating.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2023
Sonja D.
Excellent food, cocktails and service.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 06, 2023
Aristea N.
Besides not being called back or emailed, so half the family didn’t got cause no one called us. The family that did go had. Good time

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 02, 2023
Kristen B.
This was our first time at the CIT restaurant and I'm already looking forward to another evening when we can get a booking though this time I might just book a romantic dinner for two. We really enjoyed the creative menu but it would have been helpful if we'd been able to adjust some dishes to cater for the less adventurous eaters, in our case teen-agers who have aged out of kids menus and eat a wide range of food but needed some extra fillers. For the first part of the meal the speaker above us was so loud we couldn't have a cross table conversation. The service was a bit mixed as we ended up having to fill out own glasses. The food was well presented and prepared with the exception of the honeycomb which hadn't hit the right temperature and was hard and sticky, and the rhubarb strands were a little long and needed more flavour to balance the Panna Cotta. These are very minor comments compared with the overall meal. The chicken breast was the best I've had in years with excellent texture and well balanced flavour. It was a real surprise and if we get the chance to order again it will be hard not to choose the chicken!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 22, 2023
Julie G.
I could not fault the entree or main. The dessert was not as described on the menu as the menu advised "Ginger and carrot bread – carrot ice-cream – candied pecans – carrot jus". There was not carrot jus it was a carrot and the carrot ice cream was not ice cream. It was frozen so a sorbet would have been more appropriate as you could not cut the frozen ice cream with a spoon or the aid of a knife. But overall a great experience and food was lovely and you cannot beat the value for money. Thanks chefs and staff

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
May 16, 2023
Sonja D.
This is a training restaurant so don't expect everything to be perfect. The portions are small but well presented and generally tasty.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 15, 2023
Leigh M.
Everything was great! I’ve marked down for service a little… and consider for an educational event it was great. Wait staff could speak louder and more confidently. Introduce themselves, state fish of the day, offer to explain the menu. Loved it!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 13, 2023
Jennifer C.
The food was incredible - amazing value for money. The ambience was fine, but only so much you can do with the space. The service was very good, but I had to ask for my water to be refilled twice. (maybe put a jug on the table? I probably drink more water than most!).

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 15, 2024
Guangyi P.
CIT restaurant is a great place with fantastic service and value. The staff is nice and friendly, always providing instant and thoughtful experience. The food is good.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 08, 2024
Sonja M.
We hope this will be helpful: Some vegetables with the main course would be great. Side orders that can be ordered and paid for could be an option? The lovely young waitperson we had was friendly but may need a some support to be a little more focused and attentive. However, we understand the concept and over the years it has been delightful to see them grow in confidence and competence. Keep up the great work. We will continue to support this training opportunity. Love it!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2024
Joanne M.
Overall it was a most enjoyable experience. Front of house staff were very cheery & welcoming. Wait staff were well presented and attentive. Menu was varied and catered well to many sensitivities. Food presentation was very professional and tasty. Ambience was excellent. Only issue was the delay in receiving our drinks as we had to attract staff attention after an inordinate wait to follow up our order. Meeting the back of house team to discuss the meal & techniques was a welcome treat.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2023
Kit S.
My husband and I were given a window table which allowed us a better view of the Lake and the opposite car park. We were happy sitting there and admired the decorated table on our arrival. We were going to have only two courses but ended up having 3, and I am glad we did, as the deserts were excellent - we shared. I had the grilled prawns which were undercooked, and messy, but the condiments were good. Both hubby and I had the sirloin steak which was somewhat cool when the arrived at the table. Also there was no steak knives. The waitress asked us if we wanted them. Generally once steak has been ordered the waitstaff change over the knives. The wines were good and complimented the food, and the servers were very pleasant and enjoyed talking with us. All in all a very pleasant evening. We will try and come again next year.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 02, 2023
Yang G.
dessert is not special

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2023
Karen C.
was a lovely meal, small portions but nice not to have to cook. The bar service for wine and coffee needed our table to always go up and ask for a drink. So the beverage service was lacking but the actual table service order and delivery was spot on.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
May 10, 2023
Barbara C.
one member of the party is celiac and during ordering the courses, he assumed all components of the meal would be GF as stated on the menu. this was not the case which left the guest a little concerned . extra care needs to be taken. loved how we were not rushed and the room was not crowded. thankyou

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
May 07, 2023
Anna L.
food was delicious, but very small portions - even for the cheap price.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
May 06, 2023
Belinda M.
Maybe taking the paper menus off the table when the ordering is done, and ice cream was quite runny with the dessert. Some veggies with dinner would complete the main course (even if they are extra cost).

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 25, 2023
Jo H.
First n8ght of the new semester and really impressed. Food was great, calamari a little tough though. Presentation good, service impeccable. Only complaint would be the table was by the window in direct line of the sun. It got very warm and bright. This was recognised by the senior manager who advised they would be rearranging the tables. All in all, very good and incredible value. Will be back for next terms menu!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 18, 2023
Jeanette D.
Was looking forward to this experience. However, unfortunately the main course was less than a normal entree size and was about 3 mouthfuls of food. We have been previously and enjoyed the experience. Nice wait staff learning to give the correct wines to the ones we ordered, and the correct food to the right person. Hopefully things will improve.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 02, 2023
Michelle C.
The food was tasty but the portion size was too small. I had to eat a big plate of pasta at home and I only weigh 46 kgs.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 04, 2023
Jackie M.
The fish was served very small position.