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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.
Babble Bar and Cafe
Babble Bar and Café is not your typical local. As on old weatherboard home-turned café/bar, our seasonal menu and friendly staff are what make us a Prahran culinary institution. Established more than two decades ago, Babble is synonymous with the edgy food and great coffee for which Melbourne is famous. Our Menu Our fare is a collection of old-school favourites and instant classics that caters to both the gym junkies and those on a permanent cheat day. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, fully licensed and with a selection of locally sourced produce, check out our menu for yourself! An Icon Having previously been a residence, a florist and a deli, Babble is steeped in a rich history that dates back more than half a century. In 1992 it was transformed into the café and bar that stands today and has maintained its character and warmth for over 20 years. Run by our offbeat and on fleek staff, we’re bound to make you feel right at home from the minute you walk in the door. So, pop in, say “hi”, and swipe right next time you’re in the neighbourhood. Private Functions Our unique space and location are suitable for nearly all types of functions and events... A local social destination for anyone and everyone to relax and enjoy the quality food, coffee, drinks and personalities that make Babble the institution it has always been. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as catering for events and functions, Babble has entertained and welcomed customers for over 20 years. We like to think of ourselves as a very friendly, welcoming and professional establishment that prides ourself on customer service and quality food and beverages. Our menu caters for all types, from housemade corn fritters through to our grilled cajun chicken burger and softshell crab salad for lunch or a pan-fried Barrumindi served with roasted chat potato salad, balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes, pickled fennel and salsa verde for dinner. Function's or event can choose from out main menu or a function menu that will be provided upon request. Our menu's depth caters for any needs but we are also flexible to custom orders should they be requested. Our venue is located in the heart of Prahran, less than a 1-minute walk from the centre of Chapel Street, and offers a full-length outdoor balcony and open floor plan that can hold up to 71 inside and 33 outside (standing). We want to ensure any function or event gives you what you require, so will discuss all function or event requirements in detail to create an experience that we know will be memorable. Our kitchen and bar is fully equipt to handle over 150+ covers on any given day, presenting opportunities for larger functions or events. Our bar is set up for coffee, juices and numerous alcoholic beverage, including cocktails.
Cru Wine Bar & Kitchen
CRU is best understood when you've seen all its colours. Start your day with a coffee, breakfast, and the day's paper, served by familiar faces. Kick back in the afternoon with man's best friend in our sunny courtyard, while enjoying a burger and an ice-cold beer. As the sun gets low, come talk shop with our resident 'wine guy' in the cosy front bar over a glass of something red, just before sitting down to a beautiful dinner in our Private Dining Room. FUNCTIONS & EVENTS From 10 - 150, we'd love to host your event, whatever it may be: milestone birthdays, school functions, even weddings. To meet your needs, we offer a Private Dining Room with it's own balcony & sound system, the Courtyard + the affectionately named "Shed," and when the rest is not enough, the entire venue is available.
29th apartment is a re-creation of an apartment originally inhabited by the infamous Katishe: a salacious struggling artist who worked the streets of St Kilda 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.
Cutler & Co. Dining Room & Bar
Cutler & Co. Dining Room is located in an old metal works factory on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne’s first suburb and industrial area. A recent refurbishment brings an open plan kitchen to the front of the restaurant, creating a dynamic focal point. This substantial lounge area now allows for ring-side dining, light bites and drinks, with the established Cutler & Co. experience being retained. Opened in February 2009 by Chef Andrew McConnell, the restaurant reflects his passion for exceptional and often unusual produce. Andrew’s only fine dining venue, Cutler & Co strikes a balance between elegance and simplicity. Classic Sunday lunches at Cutler & Co offer a relaxed take on Andrew's food, in the form of sharing style dishes to enjoy with friends and family. Placed in the nation's top ten restaurants at the Gourmet Traveller 2014 Awards, Andrew McConnell's flagship restaurant continues to excite the dining landscape. The conversion from metal works factory to contemporary restaurant sees high ceilings, raw walls and off beat architectural elements combine to provide a space that is both welcoming and engaging. The flexibility of the dining room encourages leisurely family lunches, business dining, appetisers and drinks at the bar, pre-theatre dinners or a full degustation experience. The restaurant can also be hired for a truly memorable exclusive event.
Offers the following facilities including Restaurant, Bar, Function, Wedding and Private Dining located in Melbourne Cbd, Victoria. Serving stunning Asian, Chinese, Tapas and Vegetarian cuisine.
Golden Monkey has the following features: Bar, Dinner, Function Venue, Gluten Free, Group Booking, Live Music, Open Late, Pre Theatre, Private Dining Room, Set Menu, Supper, Wedding, Yum Cha.
My Son, Joy
My Son, Joy is built from the hearts of founders Neale White & Annabel McKay. It all started with wanting to create a healthier life style, with the daylight dining and no more late nights at work. Sharing food, creating memories, raising a glass in celebration. Hospitality & honesty. DAYLIGHT DINING Local hospitality professionals Neale White and Annabel McKay have opened the doors to their new health-focused venture, My Son, Joy. ‘Indulgence shouldn’t come at the expense of wellbeing,’ Neale says of his menu, which focuses on ethical sourcing, allergy awareness and seasonal wholefoods. ‘When I started to really put an emphasis on my own health, I realised how few options are out there for people who want to eat according to a particular lifestyle, such as low carb, high fat. ‘I wanted to create a space for people to nourish their bodies with incredible, seasonal food while also staying healthy.’ Rounding out the menu with more than just pressed juice, My Son, Joy has created a Victorian only wine list and a unique and boutique Australian gin list, for a complete dining experience. With Melbourne mainstay Annabel McKay managing front of house, it isn’t hard to imagine that experience will hold up. The pair were united by their desire to make eating well simple through their love of ‘daylight dining’. ‘We’ve both spent our careers working late nights and living the lifestyle that comes with that,’ says the duo. ‘You get to the point where you just can’t maintain it anymore. Our aim is to combine our experiences in fine dining with a more modern concept of wellbeing’, within a relaxed and friendly environment. High quality nutrient dense whole foods with a focus on seasonality and ethical food sourcing. Food the nourishes the body. Lifestyle food-quality of food. Low carb, high fat. Allergy conscious. Awareness of food integrity/sustainability
Modern Chapel Street Pub Cocktail Bar Functions Located in the heart of bustling Chapel Street, Temperance Hotel is a casual, relaxed local pub 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 pub menu. Open everyday from noon till late.
Baan Thai Restaurant
Baan Thai literally means Thai home, which is a crucial part of Thai life. It is common in Thailand that grandparents, parents and children live together under the same roof. As such, Baan represents love and caring. It is also a place where knowledge, including cooking knowledge, has been transferred from generation to generation. We prepare every dish with the freshest of natural ingredients. At Baan Thai, we want to pass caring and good food we learnt from family to our customers. Group bookings welcomed, BYO wine (corkage applies), and Gift Vouchers available for purchase.
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.
Society Restaurant is one of Melbourne's premier Italian restaurants, cocktail lounge and function room venues. Pleasing punters with modern Italian fare, wines and cocktails, Society sets itself apart from the competition with its attentive service, familiarity and long standing history.
A fresh bar in the Sydney Road landscape, Joey Smalls is a perfectly crafted concoction of impeccable design aesthetic, drinks and soundtrack selectors. Cut from a truly unique cloth, Joey Smalls welcomes punters into its cozy confines from the early afternoon and into the night, boasting one of the areas latest licenses. Slip into a booth or enjoy the north side air in our cozy courtyard with a Chilli Coconut Margarita or mouth-melting Smoke ‘n’ Salt numbers in hand while Melbourne’s most notorious jocks showcase their secret stash of backyard belters. Joey Smalls Kitchen offers a diner style menu with a range of burgers including vegan and vegetarian options and some of the best fried chicken you will ever put in your mouth. If it's fries you are after Joey Smalls has 3 different options to choose from their loaded fries menu. If is value you are after Joey Smalls has "Classic Thursdays" where you can get either The Classic #1 Burger, Vegie Burger and House Beer Jugs at the great value price of $10 each!
Located at 209 Camberwell Road opposite the Rivoli theatre and just metres from the camberwell junction. Fiorelli has been operating since 1991. The philosophy at Fiorelli is simple - great food and excellent service in a relaxed and friendly environment.
The Ballarat Provedore is a Cafe, Bar, Pizzeria, Function & Wedding venue located just outside the rural centre of Ballarat. Boasting a stunning fit-out and excellent food Ballarat Providore is the perfect venue for a quite lunch stop when travelling to some of Western Victoria's stunning tourist destination like Hamilton, The Grampians National Park and much more. If you are planning a road trip to Adelaide, this is a must go place to refuel your tired body with coffee, salads, burgers and of course wood fired pizza. With many options and on site accommodation The Ballarat Provedore is a great place to host you next function or wedding. They are able to cater for almost any size group or event from 18th, 21st, 30th or 40th Birthday Parties to Engagements and corporate events.
Brindley Street Bar & Kitchen
Brindley St Bar functions and events space, promises a breathtaking setting for all kinds of celebrations from birthdays & corporate events to product launches. Invite your friends and associates to mingle at your next social event, or treat them to an exclusive experience in one of the South East’s best hidden venues. With a highly skilled team behind the scenes, we’re able to create and execute the most elaborate of events that capture the imagination. Located in the South East corridor by the side of the Eastlink, Brindley St Bar’s functions space is a highly versatile venue. Designed to be just like a cool Melbourne CBD bar in the Dandenong South, the interior layout combines the grace, openness and vibrancy of a cool, moody Melbourne bar, intimate corner area, stunningly furnished, and appointed with an awesome sound system. For dinning, for coffee & relaxing or for a big celebration, Brindley St Bar allows its versatility to cater for your needs. A spacious indoor area with a marble bench top bar outclasses every bar in the South East surrounding suburbs. A outdoor terrace area for standing and seating means this Summer will be an epic event with plenty of social space for an outdoor party. Match your function to one of Brindley St Bar’s numerous indoor or outdoor seating options and then simply relax and watch a memorable event unfold. Enjoy amazing drinks and entertainment, and let Brindley St Bar’s charming staff take care of you and your guests. Any night of the week, for any kind of function. • 550 patron capacity • Indoor bar • Outdoor terrace area • Dance floor area • Outdoor smoking permitted • State of the art synthetic football pitches • Changing rooms • Disabled access