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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.
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.
The Train Yard
The Train Yard is the newest addition to Heidelberg's bustling restaurant and cafe scene. Serving Breakfast and Lunch 7 days per week. Offering everything from stunning New-York Style Bagles, Bacon and eggs & pancakes through to Salads, Sandwiches& some on the Northern Suburbs best Burgers and BBQ smoked meats. The beautifully appointed dining room gives way the newest Beer Garden "The Platform" in Heidelberg. The perfect place for those sunny summer afternoon's to enjoy a cold beer, wine or cocktail. With a retractable roof and heating "The Platform" is the perfect place for your next group booking, cocktail function or after work drinks.
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.
Royal Derby Hotel
Comfortable and fun is an integral part of the overall experience at the Royal Derby Hotel, and we do take our pub seriously! When we went about redesigning the Royal Derby Hotel it was important to keep it simple but to ensure all the boxes were ticked when it came to the overall experience. The pub has a little something for everyone, large beer garden to settle into a long afternoon session with your friends, large screen TV's perfect for live sports, live entertainment, Cold beer and a TAB.
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.
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.
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.
Blue Tongue Wine Bar
Blue Tongue Wine Bar is the newest addition to the Elwood dining and bar landscape. The Menu is meat-driven thanks to a custom-built charcoal grill. Steaks, from eye fillet to chateaubriand, are the star of the show, and there's a short selection of house-made pasta – think ravioli filled with snapper and prawns in tomato and chilli oil. The smart-casual space that leans towards the dinner-date crowd earlier in the week and a party crowd at weekends.
La Camera Southgate
La Camera Italian Restaurant Southgate offers a welcoming environment where you can enjoy authentic, Italian food served by friendly, efficient staff. Whether you’re after a quick bite before work, a venue to host a business lunch, great food in a central location for a family meal, or a pre theatre meal, La Camera has you covered. Nestled amongst riverside treetops on Southgate’s mid level, La Camera boasts two balconies with stunning views over The Yarra River and iconic Flinders Street Station. The interior is adorned with vintage black-and-white photographs depicting the history of the family that has owned and operated the restaurant since it opened in 2000. La Camera Italian Restaurant Southgate offers an array of authentic Italian dishes including unique Roman-style pizzas, authentic Gnocchi oxtail from Trastevere-Rome and by far the most delectable Tiramisu in town. The emphasis is on quality ingredients, and fresh seasonal produce. La Camera Southgate is a touch of Italy right on Melbourne’s door step. Relax, unwind and escape, make La Camera your room…where, as is the case with all Italians … “FOOD IS LIFE”. GROUP BOOKINGS & FUNCTIONS La Camera caters for corporate and private functions, and can provide tailored set-price menus to suit your requirements. La Camera Specials: We Host You Post! Opera Night
Box Seafood Restaurant
Drawing from an abundance of luscious seafood, fresh Australian produce, and regional wineries, The Box Seafood Restaurant experience will be one you will always remember. Our creative team of chefs and dedicated floor staff ensure your meals are prepared to perfection and delivered to you within our cosmopolitan Collins street address. Locating us is also easy as we are next door to one of Melbourne's breathtaking landmark venues The Regent Theatre. The Box Seafood Restaurant menu takes the experience one step further. You'll find a variety of fresh fish and shellfish preparations that draw upon coastal cultures Australia wide. And as always, generous, tempting specialities of beef, game, poultry along with vegetarian offerings abound when you crave a non-seafood fish. We use only the freshest, highest quality seafood and only from sustainable stocks. Our emphasis on Australian produce also ensures flavourful, seasonal dishes that translate beautifully into delicious main courses and entree dishes.
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.
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.
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
The Collection Bar
Nestled into the heart of Richmond′s enchanting Bridge Road precinct, alive with old Melbourne charm, lies the Collection Bar, an institution held close to the hearts of those who know of it and a memorable detour for passers–by. Lose yourself in our menu, a selection American food, our classically inspired cocktail list using fresh and homemade ingredients and our amazing local and imported beers & wines. Functions / Events The Collection is a perfect place to hold your function at. Whether its your next Birthday, enjoying a Hen′s party or celebrating an Engagement, group functions are just the thing at The Collection Bar. We can reserve a area in the bar for all smaller group functions, up to 100 pax to be reserved at any time. This is perfect for your any time Beverage Options Starting your function with one of Collection Bar′s classic or contemporary cocktails is the perfect way to kick off your event! We also have on offer a wide range of local and imported beers and an extensive range of Australian and New Zealand wines. The Collection Bar has three beverage options to choose from; cash bar, bar tabs as well as the beverage packages, ensuring there is something to suit every budget and event type.
The Tandoor Indian Restaurant has been running since 1981 and is regarded by food critics as one of the best Indian restaurants in Australia. It has been patronised by famous faces such as Elton John, Cliff Richards, Sir Bob Geldof, Elle MacPherson, Barry Humphries and Imran Khan, just to name a few. Owner Bhaskar Banerjee has put together a wide variety of North, South and Eastern Indian dishes to tantalise all tastes. Think authentic Indian food, including an extensive range of vegetarian and meat dishes. The servings are generous, with food consistently fresh and tasty as well as competitively priced. Mouth-watering recommendations include the house special Chicken Tikka Masala, boneless pieces of chicken marinated with tandoori masala or the Lamb Rogan Josh cooked in yoghurt, tomato and spices. The restaurant is the perfect venue for private parties, they cater for small and large parties of any occasion.