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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Melbourne has some of the best dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best venues in Melbourne via location, cuisine or features.
Di Palmas Restaurant Bar
Di Palma’s was first established in 1988 in Hawthorn, where it was one of the first eateries in Melbourne to serve gourmet wood fired pizzas and has earned its reputation on them. Since our inception, we were popular with patrons because we provided them a memorable yet affordable dining experience, our popularity has gone from strength to strength. Our restaurant caters for people from all walks of life and tastes, and they keep coming back, so we know we’re doing something right. Di Palma’s success as a local icon comes down to providing patrons with quality and variety. As restauranteur John Di Palma says,” Our success comes from the fact that we cater for a broad spectrum, from families to singles, older folks as well as corporate lunch & dinners. And we do it well and with style.” As we have evolved, we have tailored our offerings to meet the needs of our clientele. Not only do we have an extensive and everchanging wine list, we allow BYO (wine only) in the main part of our dining room ie. the private dining rooms, the lounge area and all types of celebrations are fully licenced therefore not BYO (corkage charge is $10 per bottle). Apart from a great place to have a meal with friends or a romantic dinner with a loved one, we also offer exceptional private dining rooms and catering. Our three seperate private dining rooms cater for all your needs. Seating from 10 to 60 people in comfortable, private surrounds and with menus available to suit all budgets and tastes aswell as a dedicated front of house team, we are able to cater to every whim and are available seven days a week, lunch and dinner.
The Tandoor Indian Restaurant has been running since 1981 and is regarded by food critics as one of the best Indian restaurants in Australia. It has been patronised by famous faces such as Elton John, Cliff Richards, Sir Bob Geldof, Elle MacPherson, Barry Humphries and Imran Khan, just to name a few. Owner Bhaskar Banerjee has put together a wide variety of North, South and Eastern Indian dishes to tantalise all tastes. Think authentic Indian food, including an extensive range of vegetarian and meat dishes. The servings are generous, with food consistently fresh and tasty as well as competitively priced. Mouth-watering recommendations include the house special Chicken Tikka Masala, boneless pieces of chicken marinated with tandoori masala or the Lamb Rogan Josh cooked in yoghurt, tomato and spices. The restaurant is the perfect venue for private parties, they cater for small and large parties of any occasion.
We love Victoria and feel no need to stray to far away to find some of the finest and freshest produce available. We strive to support local producers and farmers! We keep things uncomplicated on the plate in expressing all their hard work through our food. Set within the cosmopolitan suburb of Prahran, centrally located on the main corner of the iconic Greville Street precinct, Oscar Cooper is a unique private space perfect for a multitude of occasions. Your guests are guaranteed to be impressed with our elevated setting overlooking one of Prahran’s most prominent corners, our modern urban-industrial interior is a warm combination of recycled local materials and high end finishing. Oscar Cooper is an ideal venue for your engagement, wedding, birthday or corporate event. Allow us to amaze your guests with our extensive drinks selection and our creative in house catering. Our dedicated team of chefs are on hand to create a range of delicious canapés ideal for your event. Rest assured our team will be on hand to look after your every need, if you are looking for a unique intimate venue, we would love to host you on your special night
The Point is one venue with many possibilities. No matter if you are hosting a corporate presentation, gala awards night , special birthday celebration or the wedding you have always dreamt of, The Point’s experienced events team will tailor a proposal to your requirements and ensure that every detail is attended to. The Promenade, Lake Room and The Deck take full advantage of the light reflecting off the lake at any time of day, from a breakfast meeting through to a balmy evening of cocktails. Features of the spaces include inbuilt sound systems, complimentary WiFi and flexible floor plans. What cannot be underestimated, however, is the level of excellence that The Point achieves. Executive Chef Justin Wise oversees menus for every event with the same dedication as he maintains in the hatted Restaurant on site. Expert sommelier advice is available to design a package which suits your taste, budget and style. The Point is conveniently located 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, set on Albert Park lake amongst serene parklands, with ample parking directly outside of the venue. Speak to the team today about what they can achieve for you.
An Italian favourite with a contemporary focus on food and style, Sarti is pleased on the announcement of new Head Chef Paolo Masciopinto who will bring creativity and passion to the table. Enjoy his innovative interpretations of classics as well as his unique signature dishes. The bar and rooftop terrace offer a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life in style. Sarti is the perfect venue for corporate occasions, private dining and all types of celebrations and are sure to make your special event, a memorable one. The restaurants stylish bar and distinctive rooftop terrace offers a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life.
Sanctuary Lakes Hotel
The Sanctuary Lakes Hotel will raise your expectations of what a suburban hotel should be. Within a safe, family friendly atmosphere you will find a diverse choice of dining and entertainment opportunities that is unequalled. From the relaxed family dining day and night, to the chilled out vibe of our Cruz Restaurant/Cafe, the sophistication of our piano bar, one of our versatile areas and community spaces or the ultimate in sports bars open till late, Sanctuary Lakes Hotel offers the solution to whatever takes your fancy. The Hotel is accessible to everyone in the community with a vast area for on-site parking and easy public transport access. Spaces/Community Facilities The Sanctuary Lakes Hotel offers 3 areas, all with food & bar service, and a ‘state of the art’ audio visual facility in our largest space. The stylish spaces are perfectly suited to entertainment, corporate or sporting occasions and our hotel manager will arrange all details for your celebration. As part of our commitment to the community, we would be happy to discuss providing facilities for local sporting clubs, community groups, or NFP local organisations.
The Smith is one of Melbourne’s best gastropubs. Located on one of Prahran’s best known streets, The Smith is focused on quality, offering a contemporary, produce driven menu where simplicity equates to casual sophistication. The team in the kitchen and front of house, led by chef and owner Michael Lambie with business partner Scott Borg, is made up of some of the most respected hospitality professionals, each committed to providing a fun, memorable and entertaining experience in an unpretentious environment, with modern design, a stunning fit out, and a thought leading approach to quality cuisine. Affordable enough to enjoy every day and memorable enough for every special occasion, The Smith is consistent, unwavering and focused on offering the complete hospitality experience.
LynneVale Estate is a true boutique winery in the heart of Bendigo, Central Victoria Come and taste our award winning wines at our cellar door which overlooks our picturesque vineyard and the farmland beyond in the Mandurang Valley. Be our guests at our hosted bed & breakfast accommodation and wake up to the spectacular sunrises over the vines and the sounds of Australian native birds. Our cellar door and restaurant both feature indoor and outdoor sitting areas surrounded by native gardens and water features overlooking the picturesque vineyard and surrounding Mandurang Valley. It boosts one of the best views in Bendigo. LynneVale Estate offers an up close and personal venue for your wedding! Ceremonies by the fountain or on the paddock in front of the vineyard are all possible followed by canapés and drinks before all guests retreat to the cellar door for an intimate reception while the bride & groom have their special moments captured by their photographer in the vineyard. We understand every bride would like to have their own touch to make their special day memorable, so we try our best to make it easy for your florists or designers to come and do their job!
Modern Chapel Street Hotel & Cocktail Bar Located in the heart of bustling Chapel Street, Temperance Hotel is a casual, relaxed local perfect for lunch, dinner or a night out. Kick back and relax with a cold beer or glass of wine, enjoy a pizza or a meal from their modern menu. Open everyday from noon till late.
Grosvenor Hotel is the place for grass fed beef, cold beer and warm hospitality. Our Bistro is the ideal location to enjoy delicious food created by Head Chef Paul Tyas. This open plan space is suitable when looking for an intimate environment which remains part of the action. Facing out to Brighton Road, the large windows allow natural light to flood the room. We also feature a main bar perfect for catching up with friends and family or viewing the game and offers an extensive selection of craft beers and local wine. Grab a bite from our menu and enjoy the live entertainment performing five nights a week. Our Private Dining Space is a stylish and sophisticated area to suit any occasion; a stylish and sophisticated space suitable for all styles of events. Floor to ceiling windows, retro light fixtures, exposed brick walls and an open fireplace make this room a stunning background. Enjoy the privacy of your own setting with the option of moving to the main bar later in the day or evening. For a semi-private area surrounded by floor to ceiling wine displays, the Cocktail Bar is perfect. It is appropriate for casual gatherings, afternoon and evening drinks and after work networking or casual dining. Number 10 on the first floor is our premium private event space catering up to 150 guests. With a modern décor, two separate lounges and your own private bar, all you need to do is select your catering and we’ll take care of the rest. With the convenience of a drive through space, Grosvenor Grocery & Bottle Shop offers more than 150 hand selected products, from essentials to ready-to-heat meals, along with Grosvenor Hotel's very own aged grass fed beef. Both wet and dry aged on-site in our temperature controlled meat facility. Grosvenor Grocery & Bottleshop also provides an exceptional range of Australian and international beer, wine and spirits. Whether it is a value drink for tonight’s dinner or a premium drop for that special occasion; our knowledgeable team will be able to assist with your selection.
Miyako Japanese Cuisine & Teppanyaki
Our new premises features a comfortable River View dining area for 90 diners including an open balcony section, and another separate Teppanyaki zone with two Teppanyaki tables each accommodating 24 “Yaki Foodies”. Our new restaurant also features two VIP Tatami Rooms each seating 10 guests for a true Japanese style dining experience.
Brighton Receptions is located in Brighton, just 8 km from Melbourne’s city centre and minutes from the beautiful Brighton beach. This is a striking venue that has been completely renovated by leading Interior designers Hecker Guthrie. Contemporary chic, Brighton Receptions has been transformed into a world of theatre and drama with mirrored walls, romantic linen drapery, diffused lighting and bold wall panelling. This rebirth together with its manicured gardens and romantic private courtyard, make this one of Melbourne’s leading boutique venues. BALLROOM Dramatic yet neutral, a beautiful canvas for any event. Spice it up with festoon lights & striking centrepieces or take a classic path with white linen & green foliage. The Ballroom features a grand marble entrance, starry night lighting over the endless dance floor and sheer curtains. GEORGIAN ROOM A romantic & intimate boutique space. Beautiful fireplace, dance floor and dramatic atrium entrance. A secluded garden with canopy of twinkling lights welcomes guests to enjoy canapes before the reveal into the stunning dining room.
Captain Baxter will be closed from 14th May until early October. Captain Baxter is getting all dolled up for summer. We are where we live, on the beach, and we have decided to give ourselves a huge beachside make-over this winter. In the meantime, we will be taking Christmas Function enquiries email@example.com or check out brother venue Republica, St Kilda Beach downstairs www.republica.net.au for restaurant or function bookings or sister venue Encore St Kilda www.encorestkilda.com.au for larger scale events. We will be back with a whole new look, after winter. We look forward to seeing you then! _________________________________________________ With a huge kitchen and cocktail bar, The Estate would make any retired captain happy. Graze like Baxter’s stock with spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay, no matter what the weather is doing. The Captain’s purpose built storage includes wine and beer barrels from the best ports and valleys around the world. Check to see what is in the latest cargo dispatch. The Captain’s cocktail menu is the best way to explore St Kilda’s roots. Creating the thrilling custom designed cocktail list that plays on the history and stories of The Captain himself is Venue Manager and renowned mixologist David van Iersel. Each cocktail comes with its own, often cheeky, short story based on local history and delivers the perfect balance of flavour and flair. Luke Campbell, of Rockpool, Taxi and his own wine business Vinified, has given the wine list serious wine kudos. Our kitchen is open 7 days a week, taking inspiration from Asian street food styles which are fresh, flavourful and made from the best ingredients. The menu is designed to be shared and eaten in a social environment with a cocktail in hand. Captain Baxter is a family run business that believes in the tradition of supporting other family producers and suppliers. Captain Baxter can cater for a broad range of events and is a must for your next event destination. With a number of spaces suitable for any occasion and an experienced team ready to cater to your needs. Our Lounge Space is outlined with stunning electric blue brick, this plush space is ideal for a relaxed social gathering it can accommodate a cocktail style function for 50-60 guests. Our Dining area offers a combination of booth seating and floor to ceiling windows that bring the beach inside while you dine. Perfect for a seated dinner or lunch accommodating 65 guests seated and 80 cocktail.
All Smiles Ringwood East
Starting out as a hip café All Smiles Ringwood East has evolved into a super modern, exciting function venue that is ideal for any celebration. Providing a great party atmosphere, birthdays and engagements are ever popular. Our fantastic function venue is conveniently located in the eastern suburbs just 5 minutes off East link in Ringwood East. The venue specialises in amazing cocktail functions for 21st birthdays, 40th, 50th and any birthday of significants to engagements, christening’s and “celebration of life” get togethers. With everything you need already provided at the venue, all you need to do is turn up, have a great time and go home. We have a fantastic sound system, disco lighting, AV projector and screen, Photo Booth, cocktail machine, smoking and non-smoking areas, quiet, loud and intermediate spaces for all to enjoy. Our décor is amazing and doesn’t warrant any additional work if you don’t want. Our staff and service are second to none and can’t wait to make your special event, painless, stress free, relaxed and fun. Please contact us today for a brochure on our packages or to arrange a time to view the venue, we would love to help.
Aangan Indian Restaurant
Aangan is a fully licensed and B.Y.O. (wine only) restaurant which can accommodate up to 160 people. 80 inside the restaurant and 80 in beer garden. All the elements of a memorable dining experience come together at Aangan; authentic food and attentive service, served in a relaxed family atmosphere. Our restaurant provides a mixture of modern and traditional regional Indian food, culture and experiences for our customers. Each delicious meal - prepared with pride and served with care - is of the highest quality and yet very reasonably priced. We invite you to come along and experience a culinary journey through India with us for your next meal!!