Bistro Restaurants Melbourne
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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Melbourne has some of the best Bistro 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 Bistro Restaurants in Melbourne.
The Woodlands Hotel
The city of Moreland’s oldest hotel has been transformed into a hidden wonderland, specialising in all things Victorian with 100% local craft beer and wine. Our chef seamlessly mixes pub classics with dishes designed to tantalise your tastebuds, focusing on locally grown produce wherever possible. Comprising three distinct and inviting areas, the downstairs bar and beer garden create a casual and relaxed setting with concrete eagles, dragons heads and 1920s film projectors. If you can tear yourself away from the eclectic décor and venture upstairs to the dining room you will discover the jewel in The Woodlands’ crown. Take a seat in one of our grand thrones, or get cosy in one of the booths under the watchful eye of our giant toy soldiers and lose yourself in the Sailor Jerry tattoo themed artwork that adorns the walls. Whatever the occasion The Woodlands Hotel is the true hidden gem you’ve been looking for.
The Laurel Hotel
The Laurel Hotel has been in existence since 1853 making it one of the oldest Pub's in Melbourne. We are your Local Corner Pub with a little bit more. Great food & an atmosphere to match. Our Pub comprises of Bistro 289, rooftop beer garden, modern and renovated sports bar withTAB facilities, function rooms & new lounge bar. Enjoy traditional pub fare or modern Australian cuisine, cooked with love by our head chef and her amazing team and served to you by our friendly staff. We have range of function spaces to suit all styles and budgets, from birthday parties to wedding receptions we can cater to all. Our Spaces Comfortable & Stylish Bistro 289 with outdoor courtyard // Seats up to 150 Can be booked for private functions. Private Dining Area The Atrium offers a Dining Space away from the crowds with fireplace and large TV // Seats 24 // Set Menus available Sports Bar - Pub TAB w/ EBT's // Fox Sports // Sky Racing // Outside heated Courtyard w' TV // Bar Meals // Daily drink & food specials. Roof Top Beer Garden // Undercover & Heated // Extensive Menu // Fully Equipped Bar Large range of tap & bottled beers & ciders // Live Music featuring Local Talents OPEN ALL DAY, EVERY DAY Bistro 289 is a comfortable Bistro with a Menu to suit all taste buds. Offering traditional style 'pub grub' as well as an array of other dishes - entrees, mains and housemade desserts. Our Parmagiana, is still our best seller but for something different try our 'Crispy Skin Pork Belly', our delicious and tender 'Seasoned Calamari' or our Regulars Favorite 'Spaghetti Marinara' or 'Amercian Pork Ribs'. Our Head Chef continues to create delectable and modern menu items to suit all seasons. Children are always welcome and have their own menu at $12.50 which includes a kids main, kids soft drink and kids dessert. We have a monthly colouring competition where kid's can win a $25 Myer or Toys R Us voucher.
The Lincoln is a grand old Carlton pub built in 1854. Since the end of 2014, she has seen a new lease of life under the direction of Iain Ling (ex MoVida) on the floor and Howard Stamp (ex MoVida, Green Park Dining) in the kitchen. The menu is available throughout the venue 7 days a week lunch and dinner, with the kitchen closing at 10pm every night and all day dining available on weekends. The kitchen works closely with small regional suppliers and is focused on using sustainable and seasonal produce, with as much as possible made in-house, from their bread, mustard and pickles to curing their own free-range bacon. The public bar has retained its art-deco features, with 12 taps featuring craft beer, showcasing speciality brewing at its best, and trusty Carlton Draught for when the footy is on the big screen. The space lends itself to a variety of areas suitable for groups of any size, whether a sit-down meal in the semi-private dining room, or standing canapés in the front bar. With generous group menus and a wine list focused on small interesting producers, there are plenty of pleasant surprises to be found if you are keen to try something a little different. There is a bottleshop available over the bar so if you find something in the list you like, you can always take an extra one home with you. If it’s a celebration you’re planning, they have you covered, be it for birthdays engagements, anniversaries or family get-togethers, the warm and professional team will work with you closely to make sure every last detail of your function is right for you. For a more intimate night, why not treat your loved one to a ‘Full Lincoln’ where you put your trust in the chef’s hands as they feed you eight of their favourite dishes over the course of the meal. Lunch specials for $18 are available from noon to 3pm and happy hour specials are on everyday until 6pm.
The Empress Hotel
The Empress Hotel is a renewed and revamped take on a North Fitzroy icon. Retaining the classic corner pub atmosphere The Empress Hotel is brought into the contemporary with Chef Lucy Warner’s Modern Australian take on classic pub cuisine with Italian flare. The public bar features craft beer from Melbourne and further afield, as well as ever changing selections of wines and boutique spirits. Enjoy the light filled dining hall, available for group bookings large and small, private dining or casual dinner with friends and family. Food and drink offerings are flexible, with set menus, canapés and a la carte available for group bookings. Doing away with the dingy and dank of corner pubs of the past, Publican Guy David has torn the roof off what was once a band room to reveal a sun filled beer garden perfect for long summer days and alfresco all-day dining. The Empress Hotel in North Fitzroy offers live sports, Modern Australian pub fare and features craft beer all to be enjoyed in the cosy public bar, the newly renovated dining hall or the sun speckled leafy beer garden.
The Mint Bar and Restaurant
Set discreetly within the grounds of the former Royal Mint lies The Mint Bar and Restaurant. Designed to complement Melbourne’s eclectic weather, come inside and warm up by the open fires, or soak up the sunshine in one of the city’s largest beer gardens. Whether you’re after a gastronomic lunch, a memorable function venue or just a few cheeky drinks after work, come and enjoy this uniquely Melbourne venue.
Punjabi Curry Cafe
Punjabi Curry Cafe has a very visible tandoor (clay oven) around which you can see the chef prepare delights such as lamb cutlets, kebabs, tandoori prawn, chicken tikka and, of course, naan bread. We can accommodate over sixty guests in our comfortable dining hall.
A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro
To quote one of our bloggers HenryNSW “Wonder where the local French go for a taste of home? Wonder no more”. A La Bouffe is where you will experience true French hospitality. When the French back home get together with friends and family to prepare a meal, when all the chopping, mixing and baking is done, the cook calls out “a la bouffe” let’s eat, and everyone sits down to enjoy their home cooked meal. That is what you will experience at A La Bouffe – an informal, friendly and delicious experience. No pretensions, just good friendly service and delicious food. When French visitors are feeling home sick for some Cream Brulée or Clafoutis (traditional sour cherry pudding) this is where they visit. Jacky Frenot and Gabrielle Dewan, owners of A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro invite you to come to our little corner of France in the middle of Prahran and South Yarra shopping precinct and indulge your senses with our extensive range of popular traditional French dishes and contemporary style dishes as specials. Try our Seafood Millefeuille, puff pastry with mussels, scallops and prawns in seafood bisque. Or our Pavé a La Bearnaise, grass fed Goulburn Valley beef thick eye fillet, Pommes Sarladaises, green salad and Béarnaise sauce . Just two samples from our menu. There is an extensive wine list featuring French and Australian wines, aperitifs and beers. We are across the road from the Como Palace Cinema and we are open to late. So after the film, finish off a perfect evening with a glass of wine or champagne, or a coffee and one of A La Bouffe’s signature desserts. As MoMo & Coco describe A La Bouffe: “beautiful heartfelt food delivered by unpretentious staff in an utterly elegant setting….Overall, A La Bouffe is a fine showcase of rather authentic, accessible French luxury….”
Rossdale Golf Club
Secretly hidden in the beautiful bayside suburb of Aspendale and also widely regarded for its professional and friendly services. Rossdale is without doubt the perfect place for corporate events, birthdays, family events or intimate and elegant weddings all year round. Our newly renovated clubhouse with golf course views, relaxed and modern outdoor areas with picturesque garden spaces make every occasion an event to remember. Renowned for its inclusive and friendly club culture, Rossdale is a club for the whole family Our family friendly restaurant and outdoor events ensure that Rossdale Golf Club truly is one of a kind. Everyone is welcome here at Rossdale Golf Club. So come down and view the facilities today and see for yourself why everyone is talking about the new and improved Rossdale Golf Club.
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 of Melbourne. At Hophaus - We’re all about beer & enjoyment! Prost!
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.
Royal Melbourne Hotel
The Royal Melbourne Hotel is one of Melbourne's most-unique dining and function venues. On the former site of Melbourne's City West Police Station, RMH incorporates historical features & modern architecture to culminate in one of Melbourne's most iconic venues. Equipped with 5 unique function rooms - including an impressive glass-enclosed Atrium, heritage-listed bluestone cellblock, and an all-weather heated courtyard bar, RMH is the perfect venue for all occasions. RMH can accommodate bookings & functions of all sizes including Christmas/ EOFY parties, birthdays, trivia and corporate events, weddings, conferences, award nights, product launches, networking, uni nights and more... Flexible function packages and an intrinsic understanding of clients needs have formed many long-term working relationships with clientele and make booking your next event a breeze. Conveniently located within minutes from Etihad Stadium & Southern Cross Station, RMH is ideal for all corporate and social functions and events.
BearBrass Eating & Drinking
Located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct on Southbank with spectacular views over our beautiful city of Melbourne. BearBrass offers a social environment to suit all moods and occasions. Buzzy and informal, enjoy a simple stylish environment, service & contemporary menu including pizzas, small plates & mains, great coffee and cocktails!
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 Room is a stylish and sophisticated space 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 space 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.
Juno & May
Situated in the heart of Camberwell’s Burke Road shopping precinct, with a designer fit out by renown Melbourne designer, Eades and Bergman (think Kong and Hawker Hall) and headed by Camberwell’s most awarded chef, Juno and May has all the (fresh) ingredients to impress the most discerning of diners. The restaurant offers casual dining along with two separate private dining rooms each with their own unique atmosphere. Juno and May has a contemporary menu with influences from Europe and Asia. FUNCTIONS Juno and May has the perfect upstairs function space, known as "The Stalls", including your own private bar. The Stalls' contemporary look was designed by renowned Melbourne designer, Samantha Eades, and will impress your guests. The Stalls overlooks the restaurant below through steel framed floor to ceiling windows which can be open or closed for a more intimate gathering. Juno and May can tailor a function menu to suit your special event.
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.