Contemporary Restaurants Melbourne
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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Melbourne has some of the best Contemporary 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 Contemporary Restaurants in Melbourne.
Clayton & Me
Clayton & Me offers up a modern café breakfast & lunch menu 7 days a week. With all your current Breakfast favourites from an Handmade Crumpets to your obligatory smashed avocado and serving up the highest quality coffee from Code Black Coffee Roasters, Clayton & Me is a buzzing breakfast/brunch spot amongst locals. Al fresco and traditional dining is also available and our venue is set up complete with wifi and lends itself to business lunches & corporate meetings for those situated in Melbourne inner northern suburbs.
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.
Roc's @ Jam Factory
Roc’s is located in the heart of South Yarra inside the Jam Factory complex, and is tailored to those seeking a sophisticated venue. The stylish interior, reflecting a quintessential New York scene, compliments the Chapel Street experience. Named after Roc Kirby, founder of Village Roadshow and a pioneer of the Australian Film & Cinema industry, Roc’s Jam Factory is a bar perfect for entertaining clients and holding presentations in an environment that will indulge all your senses. Mix business with pleasure in this unique venue enjoying dishes highlighting flavours from around the globe with an array of the finest hand selected wines, beers and seasonal and fresh cocktails. Roc’s is available for meetings and presentation packages catering for a formal presentation, corporate event, celebrations and wedding reception. Venue available for exclusive hire and for semi-private bookings for smaller groups, minimum spend may apply. Choose from a selection of premium beverages, canapes, sweets and savouries to create the perfect package for your next event or celebration. Click here to download functions packages
Vasko boasts a unique family presence, and a successful fusion of contemporary cuisine with a strong Mediterranean flavour. Private dinner, cocktail party, engagement, wedding, christening you name it, Vasko’s enviable reputation for creativity ensures your next special occasion will be a complete success. A private bar, champagne garden and al fresco deck seating are just a few of the many great features included in our private space. Vasko can accommodate up to 150 guests cocktail style, offering a broad range of canapés, finger food and grazer options. For a sit-down celebration we can cater for up to 70 people with a variety of set menus to choose from. Each dish on their cocktail and set menus are house made and are of the highest quality. For a conference Vasko’s private space can cater for your annual general meeting, training seminar/workshop, exhibition and more. The space is fully equipped with a comprehensive audio visual system including a wide screen plasma, DVD and i-pod facilities.
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.
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.
Meat Market South Wharf
Meat Market South Wharf is a Restaurant / Bar and Event Space in Melbourne's newest dining precinct, South Wharf. Inspired by the Australian BBQ, where the grill takes centre stage and the act of cooking is part of the social occasion, sit at the central open kitchen and interact with our chefs or dine alfresco on the terrace and enjoy the views of the Yarra River, the City skyline, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crown Casino and the Docklands. Our farm friendly philosophy is a reflection of our social and environmental responsibility and our aim to provide you, our customer, with the best quality products. Our menu is an eclectic mix of meat dishes from small snack or sharing items right up to steak sharing platters. There is something for everyone ... including vegetarians. Our rustic and heritage listed space is bright and open and with surrounding terraces every table is blessed with a fantastic view. Our private dining room is perfect for groups up to 14 and we can cater for intimate functions of 10 right up to canapes for 300 people. Traveling to and from Meat Market is easy with public transport close by including a water taxi point right at our door step and discounted parking at DFO.
Ludlow Bar and Dining Room
Discover Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, a spectacularly located Southbank restaurant on the banks of the Yarra. A grotto inspired, uniquely Melbourne drinking and dining destination featuring riverside barbecue and bar, cocktail lounge and dining room.
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!
Located within Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, No35 is an elegant dining destination designed with rich timbers, vibrant tones, contemporary artworks and breathtaking views of Melbourne. The restaurant serves modern cuisine using fresh local ingredients matched with attentive service and an outstanding wine selection.
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.
For the past 9 years Zios have been owned by Chef Trieu Phan & Front of House, husband and wife team of Yacob and Cathy Khan. Yacob your Host has worked in the Restaurant Industries for 30 years in such places as Maxims, Mietta’s, Le Restaurant, Chandelier Room at Menzies Rialto, L’Alouette, Enzo and Nickelby’s Restaurant’s to name a few. His handpicked boutique wine menu oozes an enthusiastic knowledge and passion about wine. Trieu your Head Chef background stems from such restaurants as Maxim’s, Melbourne Oyster Bar, Cafe Jardin, Frenchy’s and Enzo Restaurant. His passion and flair for innovative & fresh ingredients shine in his menus. Unmistakably, Zio’s cuisine is for connoisseurs who love fine flavors and quality ingredients. Set that to Zio’s warm and intimate ambience and you have the most sublime dining experience. Zio’s is one of the most sought after dining places and function venue for weddings, parties and other events. All areas can be reserved for private functions.
Deusy Doo Eatery & Bar
Deusy Doo is a fresh beachside eatery, bar and function space that has recently arrived in Black Rock. Located on Beach Road and offering spectacular beach and sunset views, Deusy Doo is a beautiful and relaxing space in which to enjoy the many delicious treats its menu has to offer. Deusy Doo is sure to please. Its philosophy is to offer more for less. With an emphasis on fresh, healthy ingredients, there are pizzas, pastas, sliders, wings, burgers and gelato for the young or young at heart. Boasting coffee from Sensory Lab, vegan and gluten free options, fine wine and cocktails, Deusy Doo is the perfect place to start or finish your day or to hire to host your next special event. All in all, Deusy Doo presents a tempting picture. Tasty food and a charming environment designed by Erika Lancini. Who could ask for more? Click Here to View our Function Venue Packages
The Baths Middle Brighton
The Baths Middle Brighton is a historic landmark housing a Café & Bar, Restaurant, Gym and the eponymous seabaths – one of the only remaining caged open water seabaths in Australia! Located on Brighton Beach front, The Baths Middle Brighton specialises in individually tailored functions, offering many different experiences within one venue. The Baths Restaurant overlooks Melbourne’s only remaining sea baths, offering fine cuisine and unbeatable service amidst magnificent panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay. This relaxed, beachside venue is a superb location for any occasion. The Baths Restaurant can be booked for ‘exclusive’ use for up to 120 people seated and 200 cocktail style. Alternatively you may choose to utilise the facilities of our private dining room which offers an intimate space on a smaller scale. Personalised menus allow your guests to choose on the day. The Baths Restaurant is perfect for weddings, cocktail parties, birthdays, anniversaries, conferences, product launches, corporate entertaining. For smaller less formal events, The Baths Cafe & Bar specialises in hosting exclusive functions with up to 60 people seated and 120 cocktail style. The cafe has an easily accessible bar as well as an outside decking area which extends over the water allowing you to enjoy the amazing sunsets. Let the water, the sunset and Melbourne’s best view of the city provide the ultimate backdrop for your event.