South Yarra Restaurants
South Yarra Restaurants. Review by popular location, cuisine, features, map & book direct with the venue of your choice.
Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? South Yarra 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 South Yarra via location, cuisine or features.
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….”
Wilson & Market
Wilson and Market is a Café, Restaurant, Bar, Private Dining Room & Function Space, located at the Prahran Market Entrance, Commercial Road, South Yarra. After putting his winning touch to some of Melbourne's most exciting, well-respected restaurants in the past 20 years, award-winning chef Paul Wilson has finally arrived with his first, highly anticipated solo venture, perched between bustling Commercial Rd and the historic foodie hub of Prahran Market. The new luxe urbane eatery and bar, Wilson & Market, offers a quintessential Melbourne dining experience, underpinned with the best local talent, seasonal, biodynamic and organic produce, sustainable seafood and considered luxe interiors. FUNCTIONS Wilson & Market is the perfect venue to host your next function. Choose from 1 of 2 unique spaces, our stunning private function room or all weather terrace bar with indoor, outdoor atrium. We are located next the Commercial Road entrance of the Prahran Market & are an easy 2 minute walk from Chapel Street, South Yarra or by the 78 or 72 route trams. All of our menus, due to seasonal produce from our own farms, are bespoke, essentially tailor made to your requirements & budget. We have 2 specific areas for events: Option 1: Our private dining room accommodates 20-40 guests seated & 60 standing up, complete with private bar & separate entrance. It’s an excellent option for a range of private or corporate events. Option 2: The terrace bar is an ideal space & ambiance for a fun cocktail event for up to 80 guests. This indoor & outdoor atrium complete with retractable roof has a luxe Mediterranean vibe, private sound system & late liquor license, making this the hottest party ticket in town.
Less Than Zero
Between exposed brick walls sits a wood stained bar, under polished copper with incandescent globes illuminating hardwood tables and a fire place where groups and couples enjoy drinks and delicious food. Hidden out the back a sheltered court yard scattered with repurposed hardwood tables and recycled planter boxes containing lush foliage. A bar of quality ingredients, food and booze accompanied by music ranging from hip and party jams to various styles of house and electronic. For friends and lovers alike, in the common cause that is a local watering hole. Open seven days a week...
The Emerson is a place of endless possibility – day or night! This unique multilevel venue inspires and captivates, offering the perfect combination of elegance, fun and contemporary style with Melbourne’s laid back sophistication. Spanning Club, Cocktail Bar & Lounge and Rooftop, The Emerson invites you to eat, drink and play under one roof with their a lar carte menu, premium beverage selection, booth packages, VIP service and private event options. The Emerson Rooftop An elegant and sophisticated yet casual space, set against a vista of South Yarra and Melbourne’s CBD. The fully retractable roof and generous heating will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer providing the perfect space for any experience. The Emerson Rooftop offers booth packages ultimate in both day & night celebration, full space hire for weddings and private events, live cooking station and a menu of Modern Australian dishes designed for casual dinners or sharing amongst friends. Cocktail bar & lounge A place of hidden pockets and secret corners, unique light fixtures and sumptuous textures, this is the ultimate in intimate event spaces. With private booths and lift access, discreet amenity access and a bird’s eye view over the main dance floor, this level is designed to be enjoyed all night long, exclusively removed from the fevered pace below. The striking cocktail lounge area features plush low level lounge style seating separated to provide exclusivity yet immersed in the atmosphere of the rooftop and club, perfect for an intimate event or seated dinner. The Emerson Club Designed for absolute enjoyment, The Emerson Club brings the sounds of resident and international DJ's, spectacular lighting, aerial entertainment and a VIP experience to create the best atmosphere, ambience and experience for all in Melbourne. The beauty is in the details - from the carefully appointed grand bar, to the lush booth seating areas that fill out all the best corners of the club, complimenting the flow to bring you up close and personal with the DJ and dance floor. Upcoming Events Please Call or Email the Venue above to make a Booking!
Bacash is situated on Domain Rd, South Yarra, close to the CBD, and only a short walk through the Botanical Gardens to the MCG and the Rod Laver Arena. Bacash Restaurant follows up on a reputation of fine seafood cooking earned at Michael and Fiona's first restaurant Toofey's. Michael and Fiona owned and operated Toofey's between 1989 and 2001 until they relocated to the more desirable surrounds of the beautiful Domain Road Village. Whilst at Toofey's Michael only cooked seafood, and since opening Bacash he has diversified the menu to appeal to a wider clientele. His uncompromising approach to quality has led to the restaurant being awarded Chef's Hats in the Age Good Food Guide from 2005 through to the most recent 2014 edition.
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 formal presentations, conferences, celebrations and wedding receptions. 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
Fiesta was established in 1986 and has been offering vibrant flavours of South American and Mexican food to many satisfied customers over the years. Situated in the heart of Toorak Road, South Yarra, Fiesta is close to many nightspots on Chapel street and the Jam Factory cinema complex. We are open every evening for dinner from 5pm till late and are the most renowned Mexican restaurant in Melbourne.
France Soir Restaurant
Full most nights, busy over lunch and a de rigeur dinner spot in certain local circles; bustling, noisy France-Soir has the panache of a Parisian bistro. Wins are celebrated, deals done and rock stars come and go. In this tiny Melbourne restaurant, it's as much about expert service and casual bonhomie from theatrical, French speaking waiters who deftly weave around close-set tables, as it is about the carte that's changed little over 26 years.
Located in the heart of South Yarra, Melbourne, Tokyo Teppanyaki is more than just a dining experience – it is a complete night of entertainment! Enjoy high quality Japanese-style fresh seafood and quality fillets barbecued by our expert staff at your table. Watch as they chop, toss, marinade, slice and juggle your food, even throwing it through the air to land on your plate, or in your mouth if your tastebuds cant stand the wait.
Abacus Bar & kitchen
Abacus Bar & Kitchen will opened on Chapel Street in Melbourne’s South Yarra in December. The new venue is the brainchild of owner Dylan Whitmore, who’s teamed up with Chris Connolly (ex-Top Paddock), to craft a modern Australian menu with a Spanish and North African twist.
Ecco is a touch of Italy set in the vibrant shopping precinct of Toorak Road, South Yarra. The essence is Italian, from the stylish ambiance reminiscent to Tuscan eateries, to the experienced and welcoming staff, led by siblings Annie & Mauro Nicolini and Manager Francesca Linari. This brother and sister team, come from generations of foodies, from Nonna Matilde's humble Cantina in the hills of Abruzzo, to Annie's Ristorante (La Vedetta) on the cliffs above the Adriatic in Puglia. Positioning itself as a restaurant which serves the true "taste of Italy, Ecco knows that the secret to great Italian food is simplicity. With specialties from Italy's culinary abundant regions, while using a blend of authentic Italian and fresh local seasonal produce, presenting traditional wood-fired pizza, home-made pasta & risotto, game meats and delicious fresh seafood. Ecco offers cosy open fires in winter, alfresco dining in summer and catering for private functions all year round. Open lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday.
Entrecote Parisian Steakhouse & Bar
The whole Entrecôte concept has come from two good mates who both just happened to be in Paris late 2014 and caught up for dinner..... Entrecôte takes a nod from the very original Le Relais De L'Entrecôte - the famous one-dish Steakhouse that opened in 1959 in Port-Maillot, Paris. Across from the beautiful Botanic Gardens in the Grand Old Dame that housed the institutional Lynch's Restaurant for over 30 years, Entrecôte seems as home in Melbourne as it does Paris. Entrecôte exclusively serves beautiful Pasture fed beef from Hopkins River, from the foothills of the Grampians in Victoria Entrecôte - we want her to be loud, ridiculous, tongue in cheek, delicious, fun, local, raucous, approachable, lovable, drunk, open all hours.. but above all - full of laughter and friends sharing a meal over many (several) glasses of wine....
Blossom Thai Restaurant
At last a touch of elegance has reached Toorak Road in the style of an authentic Thai restaurant called Blossom Thai. The cuisine offered at this restaurant caters for authentic Thai people and is also tempered for the western palate. It is a good modern restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, even if the fit out feels western it is adored with traditional Thai art work. Located close to Chapel Street and the Como Shopping centre it is only a short stroll to this elegant restaurant. Dinners can experience the warm welcome and service from the friendly staff. The menu is rich in choices such as Tom Yum Soup’s and Stir Fries that are created with the freshest ingredients daily.