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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.
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!
The Sporting Globe - Fountain Gate
The Sporting Globe is the place to be, featuring a delicious Modern Australian menu and big screens showcasing all the big sporting events! Conveniently located in Westfield Fountain Gate, below the Village Cinemas, The Sporting Globe is Narre Warren's premier Sports Bar. With over 40 screens you will be hard pressed not to find your sport always live! The main events are shown on the Jumbotron display and the massive 93" Video Wall at The Sporting Globe. Catch all the action, grab a bite and soak up the atmosphere. The Sporting Globe has high community involvement in local sport, sponsoring many local teams and clubs.
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.
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.
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.
Sandringham Yacht Club
At the Sandringham Yacht Club our unrivalled attention to detail, panoramic views and delicious menus come together to create superior events. Whatever your aspiration, you will have a dedicated event manager on-hand ready to help create the perfect function. Our modern clubhouse located on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay makes Sandringham Yacht Club the only venue in Melbourne where guests feel like they are walking on water. PORT PHILLIP ROOM When you step into the Port Phillip Room, you are immediately captivated by the magnificent bay views and sleek design of our modern clubhouse. With such a stunning backdrop, this flexible space can perfectly host the most contemporary cocktail party or elegant dinner. Picture yourself mingling with family and friends on the private balcony during sunset, or enjoying our delicious cuisine inside while the beautiful winter weather plays out across the bay. Whatever you desire, events of any size and style are effortlessly accommodated in our spectacular Port Phillip Room. When hosting your wedding celebration with SYC, you may like to consider our spectacular southern podium for your ceremony. OLYMPIC ROOM Elegantly designed with views over the boatyard, the Olympic Room is a special setting for an intimate gathering. Adorned with invaluable Olympic Games memorabilia from years gone by, this event room is perfect for small conferences or private dining. HARBOUR VIEW Whether you are looking for a peaceful place to enjoy a wine over lunch or a romantic setting to indulge in a more traditional dining experience, Sandringham Yacht Club’s premium restaurant is the perfect destination. At the Harbour View, guests enjoy a relaxed, stylish dining room with views of Port Phillip Bay, the Sandringham Yacht Club marina and the Sandringham harbour.
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.
Stolberg Beer Café is the place to hold your next function! Whether it’s a corporate or social event we can cater for a variety of functions including: Birthdays Staff parties Product launches Award nights Corporate events Trivia/ Karaoke Christmas parties and Christmas in July Engagements Reunions Christenings Wakes Uni events/ pub crawls The Mahogany Room is a fully self-contained function room that can accommodate up to 200 guests. There is an extensive selection of tap beers, gourmet finger food, decoration packages an in house DJ and state of the art audio visual equipment, we are able to turn your function into an event to remember. With a beautiful timber bar, magnificent drop lighting and gilt mirrors, the Mahogany Room is the perfect venue for your engagement or birthday celebration. To the left of our main bar is the Grand Hall. The elegant timber paneling, coffered ceiling, period lighting, and top section of the Beer Garden creates an atmosphere that is perfect for any function up to 130 people. Our newly renovated Stolberg Room is a fully self-contained room that has been elegantly decorated with chandelier light fittings and a solid timber bar. The Stolberg Room can cater for up to 70 guests, and is perfect for smaller parties and engagements. With the conservatory and beer garden just outside, there is plenty of room for your guests. Likor bar Lounge encompasses sophistication, style, glamour and decadence. With its stunning white marble bar that commands the centre piece of the room and enjoying the company of contemporary designed furniture that completes this gallery of quintessential style.
Vasko Restaurant Functions
Vasko boasts a unique family presence, and a successful fusion of contemporary cuisine with a strong Mediterranean flavour. Reception and Function Venue Private dinners, cocktail parties, engagements, weddings, christenings you name it, Vasko’s enviable reputation for creativity ensures your next special event 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 room. Vasko can accommodate up to 150 guests for a cocktail party, offering a broad range of canapés, finger food and grazer options. For a sit-down function 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. Conference Facilities and Venue As a conference venue Vasko’s private room can cater for your annual general meetings, training seminars/workshops, exhibitions and more. The room is fully equipped with a comprehensive audio visual system including a wide screen plasma, DVD and i-pod facilities.
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.
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.
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.
With years of experience business partners Margaret and Trent took over and renovated this beloved Beaumaris landmark site in July 2015. Our aim is to provide great food and service in a relaxed, comfortable and welcoming environment. Functions & Events Ginger Fox offers a recently renovated venue with a contemporary decor. Spacious & versatile. With years of experience in hosting and cooking for a wide variety of functions both owners are hands on and will happily meet with you to discuss in length all the questions and ideas you may have. Our delicious array of canapé options and thoughtfully developed set menus are flexible & can be easily customized to suit your requirements. From birthday & engagement parties to product launches & corporate or Christmas functions, Ginger Fox has the perfect space to accommodate your party. From private dining for up to 80, to cocktail parties for 100 ginger fox is your destination for a function that will be truly memorable for you & your guests. Drinks packages can be developed with your specific requirements in mind or we can just as simply run a bar tab.
Japanese owned and operated Takumi is a new concept Japanese restaurant specialising in only the highest quality Wagyu with the largest selections of Wagyu prime cuts currently available in Australia. Let your senses take you on a cooking journey as you explore the various cuts of Wagyu, after all its destiny is in your hands. Offering a selections of unique signature dishes including Takumi’s style Wagyu tenderloin carpaccio, salmon sashimi infused with carrot and onion sauce and Japanese soba salad, Takumi is one of Melbourne’s favourite destination for fine Japanese dining. Enhance your experience with a wide range of authentic sake, shochu and fine national wines for selection. The restaurant is spacious, comfortable and relaxing. At Takumi, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a warm and friendly service to enhance your dining experience. If you are after a unique dinning experience, Takumi is fast getting a reputation as a restaurant you can’t just go past.
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.