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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.
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
East of Everything
Hidden away above BarNone and signposted very subtly, we offer some of the most surprising and welcome city views in the east, this discreet and understated manner being at the very heart of our charm. With six rotating beers on tap and constant keg changes, we pride ourselves on our craft beer range. The extensive list offers both locally-brewed and imported craft beer and cider – the perfect bevvies to complement any of our southern-style dishes. Some local brewers often featured on tap include Red Hill, Kaiju, Wolf of the Willows, Exit, Holgate Brewery, Moo Brew, Hargreaves Hill and many more. We also like to think we offer something for everyone, if your drink of choice isn’t beer trust us we have you covered. Our menu is driven by distinct southern flavours – think Buffalo Chicken Wings, Spicy Quesadillas, Flavoursome Gumbo and Beef Debris. Hearty and soulful, our menu transports you to balmy, downtown New Orleans.
Di Casa Cafe Bar Restaurant
Dion Li Rosi started his apprenticeship at Va Tutto Restaurant in Ivanhoe at the tender age of 16ish, after growing up in an environment where food, friends and family were paramount, it seemed natural to take a position in cookery. His love of food and tradition provided the passion needed to work up the ranks in the kitchen and improve his technique and knowledge. With itchy feet, he parted ways with Va Tutto and accepted a role at De Bortoli Wineries to complete his apprenticeship and increase his product knowledge. The completion of his apprenticeship saw him once again climb the ladder of hierarchy for a further 3 years until the thirst for knowledge had him take a break from cooking to up skill with a nutrition course at ACNT, which provided some of the most sensitive dietary information that is integral within the industry. Being away from the pans was harder than expected, so the next step was to re-enter the industry, but concentrate on different cuisine. Classically Italian trained, Dion took a job at Two Beans and a Farm, where the menu was heavily Spanish/French. Within the walls of this 150 Year old Homestead, a bond was concreted with the manager, Tro Jerijian, who he brought with him to DiCasa Restaurant. At DiCasa, we are heavily produce and service driven, sourcing the best products from local businesses and processing from scratch to create the best possible European cuisine. Using old school family recipes from the old country while incorporating the world’s best produce, Dion is able to represent his cultural background. We go to great lengths chasing producers and cutting out the middlemen, to reduce food miles as we often buy straight from the source. Whether you are a romantic table of 2 or a group booking of 60, the emphasis is to cater each situation to the needs of your guests. This incorporates all dietary requirements, children meals, disabled access, music, lighting and décor.
Hophaus Bier Bar & Grill
Willkommen!! Southbank’s newest venue, Hophaus Bier Bar Grill. Enjoy classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair in this re-invented European Beer Hall. Classics such as Wiener Schnitzel, Pork Knuckle & Bratwurst and featuring smoked and slow roasted meats over our wood-fired rotisserie. 9 Beers on Tap from the world’s oldest breweries, where craft beers were invented (30 taps in total around our massive bar – 9 types). Plus 30 Bottled Beers from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, French, the Czech Republic and more. Visit us for a one of a kind experience at this fabulous location overlooking the Yarra River and our beautiful city. At Hophaus - We’re all about beer & enjoyment! Prost!
The Metropolitan Hotel
The Metropolitan Hotel on William Street is a contemporary pub offering a modern Australian menu, pub classics and wood fired pizza, craft beer & private functions in the heart of the city. The hotel's renovated interior meets a contemporary sharing menu for a dining experience worthy of its 160-year history. Twelve beers on tap. Curated wine and spirits. Proud Mary Coffee and Aunty Peg's pastries. Groups from 10- 300. Whether you're stopping by for thier express $18 lunch menu or enjoying a leisurely after-work session, the Metropolitan Hotel is bound to be your new 'old favourite.' Group bookings and pre-ordering are their specialty! The level one function room has been stylishly designed to offer an elegant contemporary feel and a great first impression. Finished with an open fireplace, elegant lighting, an informal seating area and a fully serviceable bar area that makes it the perfect space for a private function in the CBD, This flexible space can be arranged to suit any style of event from formal cocktail parties for corporate events, Christmas parties, barmitzvah’s or engagement celebrations to more casual gatherings for 21st birthdays and more, It also lends itself perfectly to private sit down dinners, annual general meetings, trivia nights and business meetings where guests can choose from a range of floor plans to suit their unique needs, With Flagstaff station 50 metres away, the 55 tram on the doorstep and ample on and off street parking, transport to and from the venue is convenient. Interstate visitors, or those looking for an extra special night will find themselves spoilt for choice with the many accommodation options in close proximity. Facilities Include: Data Projector & Screen Wireless Microphone Lectern Whiteboard and Flip Chart Special Occasion Lighting Theming Service
Lina's Bistro A Vin
Cruising comfortably into a second decade, Lina’s Bistro à Vin is a firmly established landmark, nestled within Albert Park’s vibrant Bridport Street precinct. Lina’s is essentially a wine bar with great bar snacks and bistro-style cuisine. It could also be described as modern contemporary French, with an underlying gentle Australian accent. Lina’s is certainly an imbibing space with charming appeal, an intimate family-run wine bar with a most approachable cuisine and an enduring signature style. Functions, Events and Private Dining Lina’s bistro is a unique Parisian style venue in Albert Park, Melbourne. In addition to the stunning wine bar, we offer two private areas available for your events and functions. For example you may reserve these areas for; - Christmas parties - Christening - Birthday parties - Wine tasting - Engagements Whatever the occasion Lina’s will deliver outstanding classic French Bistro cuisine with the utmost customer care, service excellence and intricate attention to detail.
The Kingston Richmond
Tucked away in the heart of Richmond, just 5 minutes away from the CBD, the Kingston Hotel with its old style charm and modern features is a hidden treasure and is the perfect spot to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether it’s for a quiet drink or your wedding, the Kingston Hotel offers a variety of options. Built in the 1800’s, the original features and vibrant history have been maintained with its beautiful paved courtyard and grass beer garden offering a peaceful and quiet setting. After a recent extension, the Kingston Hotel boasts a stunning sunlight filled and air-conditioned restaurant with floor to ceiling windows, which overlooks both outdoor areas. The Kingston Hotel offers a warm and welcoming experience all year round. Whether you want to sit in front of the cozy fireplace in the winter with a wine, or take a seat out in our beer garden with a beer through summer, it’s always the right time to visit. Restaurant The Kingston Restaurant offers you an a la carte dining experience. With the capacity to seat 100 people, this bright sun filled restaurant overlooking the garden is perfect for all occasions. Our Modern Australian cuisine has been created by our chefs to enhance each dining experience. The combination of modern earthy tones, floor to ceiling windows and original decor makes the Kingston Restaurant a relaxed, warm and inviting place to dine. Open daily for both lunch and dinner. The restaurant is available for all occasions. Functions The Kingston Hotel is suitable for all style of events. Whether it is an engagement, Business Seminar, Dinner, Luncheon or Breakfast, Product Launches, Themed Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries or Weekly or Monthly meetings, the Kingston can cater for all your requirements. Whether you have a small gathering or a large event, the Kingston has a range of spaces to suit your needs. Offering sit down menu options or stand up canapé style, our function pack includes all the options for your selection.
Have you been to ISIT yet? If you haven't, then put it on your To Do list. If you have, then you'll know it's all about the cosy atmosphere, service and the food - it's delicious, different, full of fabulous flavours and textures - a unique celebration of eating. From breakfast to lunch, from the first beer of summer to the hearty soups of winter, ISIT picks and cooks our way through the seasons. Choosing favourites and bringing colour and energy to even the simpliest dishes, ISIT will welcome you and inspire you to eat, drink and smile through the year. Just off Chapel Street near Greville St, you will discover ISIT. If you are planning a function, why not have it at Is It café. Whether it is a cocktail party requiring canapés and finger food, or a sit down dinner with 4 courses, we have a menu to suit your needs. There is just a $250 venue hire and you have the whole place to yourselves.We also have great drinks packages to go with your function. Call us and we can discuss your requirements for the perfect function. What better way to celebrate your special event in this beautifully converted terrace house, being treated to exceptional service, and yet still being able to achieve that intimate and personal touch you want for your very own function.
Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel
Welcome to Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel! Fresh new life has been pumped into this classic public house by chef Sean Donovan and his team. A series of cosy and intimate beautifully curated spaces offering a wide range of drinking and dining experiences have been created. The venue offers four distinct areas, a traditional yet stylish public bar complete with vintage tiling, wood panelling and a snug offering premium craft beverages and casual dining spaces. The bistro dining room has a hunting lodge feel with rich tartans, textured wallpaper and ambient lighting alongside a juxtaposing light, green and lush conservatory feel dining area. Exclusive private dining is offered in the old wine cellar and is perfect for a range of special occasions from intimate wedding parties to corporate events. The upstairs level has been restored to its former glory to offer a flexible and accommodating space. This gorgeous area will cater to dining, functions, bar and lounge areas and access to the balcony which overlooks Johnson Street. Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel offers a variety of generous, quality driven, unpretentious dining experiences as well as accommodating those who simply wish to come in, pull up a bar stool and enjoy a nice cold beer! Our menu focuses on seasonal, fresh, artisan ingredients with a European flavour. Premium beef and seafood, smokey wood bbq and rotisserie echo Donovan’s rustic and generous yet finessed style of cooking. Ultimately our goal is to recreate the ambiance of the quintessential corner pub that offers excellent food with Donovan’s well-known generosity in portions and flavour.
Old Cheese Factory
Originally part of the historic Springfield Estate, the Old Cheese Factory allows visitors to step back in time and explore the historic buildings, including the Homestead Café, venue host for weddings and family functions, or enjoy the beautifully-landscaped gardens, large children’s playground and barbecue/picnic facilities. The majestic Old Cheese Factory, featuring the 1860s historic Springfield Homestead, Cheese Factory and Kitchen Wash House, stands as a tall reminder of Australia’s early history. The Homestead Café is a great place for scrumptious lunch, homemade scones, coffee or High Tea with family and friends, a work meeting or to celebrate a special occasion, baby shower or wedding reception. Within the Café and gardens, a number of venues are available to suit a range of purposes. The Café stocks many quality gifts, home wares and plants which are also available for purchase. The Old Cheese Factory has a variety of rooms and areas for birthday parties, Christmas functions, conferences or that special occasion are available, ranging in size from 10 to 150. All rooms are located within the grounds and surrounded by gardens, easy access to playgrounds, barbecues and toilets. The venue offers a variety of ways to celebrate your wedding. Our various packages offer flexibility and can suit your requirements ranging from the most intimate of gatherings for 20 guests, to an elaborate celebration of 400 people. You can select a Homestead catered wedding package or one of our self-planned wedding options, allowing you maximum flexibility to customise and coordinate your special day.
29th apartment is a re-creation of an apartment originally inhabited by the infamous Katishe: a salacious struggling artist who worked the local streets by night to support her passion and hopes of one day being discovered for her talents as a painter. A little after the time Jack Kerouac and Sid Vicious rented rundown rooms at New York City’s Chelsea Hotel, Katishe created her own slice of NYC at 29th apartment. When this gorgeous eccentric walked the dangerous streets at night and brought the rough and tumble men and women back to her place, none of her clients expected the maze of abstract oil paintings that stacked the walls. Fixated with the underground art and cultural movement that Andy Warhol had championed (and perhaps used to being up all night with her trade), most of Katishe’s paintings tell stories from the streets of NYC, the city that never sleeps. Since her mysterious disappearance in the early 80s, 29th apartment has only existed as a memory until 2009 when the current owners of the bar found her self-portrait, ‘Katishe’ as well as remnants of her personal life that are thought to have been part of her night time craft. Paying homage to this hard-working woman, the new owners re-imagined 29 Fitzroy Street as a bar and casual art gallery. With a fish tank that houses a now water-discoloured dildo in the cute bedroom, a decal of a back alleyway that leads to the toilets and a bookcase full of Katishe’s literary inspiration, 29th apartment brings the underbelly of St Kilda and New York together in a blend that can only be understood by taking a look into the heart of Katishe. 29th apartment welcomes you to ring its buzzer and enter into the comfy lounge room for a night of NYC inspired artwork, music, food and beverages.
Sails On The Bay Restaurant
Iconic Melbourne restaurant dining on Elwood Beach, well known for its relaxed modern day feel and our exceptional attention to service and detail. Surrounded by glass, Sails on the bay is a Melbourne Restaurant which sits one metre from the golden sands of Elwood Beach making the bay your dining canvas. The sun sets right outside our windows, sparkling on the waters of Port Phillip Bay. The view is uninterrupted and on any given day you can view a cruise liner sailing across the water, a wind surfer or at night the flickering lights of the West Gate bridge sparkle in the distance. With a location so close to the beach you can almost touch the sand. It’s the perfect place to dine, host a wedding, corporate event or small party. Designed to reflect the location, as well as creatively showcasing seasonality, our menu with our extensive local and international wine list, represent the very essence of modern Melbourne restaurant dining. Sails on the bay Restaurant is listed in The Age Good Food Guide 2015.
Waterfront Seafood Bar Grill
About Us Located in one of the most exclusive areas of Melbourne and surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views of Port Philip Bay, Waterfront Seafood is the perfect choice for your special occasion….Renowned for our stylish decor and first class service, we will make your celebration memorable. Using only the finest produce from land to sea, you’re sure to be impressed. With panoramic, opulent ocean vistas, a unique experience is typified in this perfect dining space. The ocean vista offers up a myriad of delightful spectacles that are sure to grant visitors a real appreciation of the ocean that touches Port Melbourne – this distinct restaurant area sits as a spectator on the ocean’s movements whilst guests are given the chance to simultaneously dine in style. With coral décor, and at the best position for all the port’s views, the restaurant qualifies with excellence in uniting function parties together for an all-round quality port-side experience. Corporate The Waterfront Port Melbourne offers a selection spaces and areas to host any type of corporate event, seminar or party, dinner, product launch or simply to entertain clients. Nothing impresses more than our spectacular seafood platters. The Chandelier Room on Level 1 can be booked for half or full day celebrations with catering. The room provides space for break out areas. All Corporate needs are catered for so close to the CBD. The water views are unparalleled and provide a perfect space for networking and knowledge sharing. The Chandelier Room also works perfectly for end of financial year or Christmas parties. The Pier room is a private dining room on the water, seating up 18 guests or 30 cocktails, you can entertain business associates in this world class venue and seal the deal. Wedding Your search for the most brilliant reception venue is over - The Chandelier Room at The Waterfront Port Melbourne has you elevated above the water on Station Pier. The view is stunning and we all know water has a calming effect so you will feel relaxed and totally revel in the joy of your wedding day. Frolic on the beach in front of your Photographer or on the Pier outside the venue for classic wedding day photos. Our selection of mouth-watering menus will leave your guests in awe. The Chandelier Room seats up to 130 guests in elegance. If a relaxed Beach House Style wedding is more your style you can book The Terrace with seating for up to 100 guests or up to 150 standing. Ensuring your special Day runs smoothly and takes your breath away is our goal.
Located in the heart of Fitzroy Street, the Secret Garden Bar is tucked away from the hustle and noise, and is the perfect venue to escape the norms of everyday life. The Secret Garden Bar offers the tranquility of garden daybeds to relax on while sipping on one of our delectable cocktails. Sit back and enjoy a wine with friends on the timber decking outdoor area or enjoy a private occasion for a more intimate experience. The Secret Garden is one fantastic space for hire. With our whimsical décor and features such as day beds, timber decking and greenery inside this amazing space. The Secret Garden lends itself extremely well to any celebration due to the fact you may find after viewing the space you do not need to go to the extra fuss and expense of decorating yourself. Secret garden will work closely with you to provide an unforgettable experience including personalised waiting staff for all of your food and beverage needs. We will not give you a generic party but one that will make your event shine. Let us create an unforgettable night for you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.