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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.
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.
Lux Foundry is open 7 days serving great breakfast, lunch and coffee by Proud Mary. Lux Foundry has free WIFI. We are a fully licenced cafe and party space located in a unique heritage listed building. Located on Hope Street, it’s a roomy escape from the hustle of Sydney Road. Our open space inside with soaring ceilings and room to move is an ideal venue for celebrations and our expansive front courtyard is a sun drenched space where you can kick back with a plate and a glass. Private Functions Lux Foundry offers a unique space in an informal and relaxed environment. It’s ideal for private events ranging from corporate functions, birthdays or other celebrations for up to 110 people.
Pure South Dining
Pure South Dining is a modern, special occasion restaurant in Southbank with iconic views down on the Yarra river with a stunning Melbourne CBD backdrop. The cuisine draws inspiration from farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of King Island, Flinders Island & Tasmania. We visit the pristine Tasmanian ‘pure south’ regularly to continue to improve the dining that we offer you. The solid relationships that we have built with farmers and fishermen over 13 years ensure the quality of the produce that we deliver to the table for our guests. King Island Beef, St Helens oysters, Bass Strait scallops, seafood and quality dairy products are delivered weekly by small planes from Tasmania and the islands. Our much loved restaurant has been re-launched in 2017 over two levels: Upstairs is the awarded Dining Room; reborn with a modern twist. The glamorous room almost hangs over the Yarra River, with stunning views out through floor to ceiling glass walls that open. Your choices include bar seats and generous private or semi-private dining areas for special occasions. We offer you a restaurant dining experience for groups at Pure South Dining for your special occasion. We have earned a reputation for impressing groups over the past 13 years and we have spaces designed to accommodate large tables comfortably in private or semi-private areas with stunning views. We have flexible menus and pricing to offer and we are keen to ensure that your whole dining experience suits your occasion. Our reservations team will create the right menu and drink list with you. We can accommodate groups nicely for 12, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more. We also offer exclusive use of one whole level for cocktail events up to 300 guests or even the whole restaurant for 400+ Chef David Hall and his team will offer our best seasonal produce from Farmers, Fishermen and Artisan Producers of Tasmania including King Island & Flinders Island. We are in the Southgate building over two levels. Our more casual all-day eatery and bar opens on to the Boardwalk at River Level, and our more sophisticated Dining Room is Upstairs at Mid-level with lift and escalator access. The dining room hangs over the boardwalk and guests enjoy magical views down on the river and the city skyline. The space is newly renovated and simply stunning.
Sandringham Yacht Club
Overlooking Port Phillip Bay, Sandringham Yacht Club is set in one of Melbourne’s most breathtaking locations. Commanding spectacular views of Sandringham harbour from the revitalised venue, with its contemporary interior and expansive balcony, SYC is the ultimate space for weddings, conferences, meetings, gala events or private celebrations. At Sandringham Yacht Club their unrivalled attention to detail, panoramic bay views and superb cuisine create the perfect setting for a special dinner, birthday celebration or work conference. The Clubhouse boasts two dynamic, flexible rooms to suit any need. Whether for work or play, let their dedicated managers create the perfect setting for your next special occasion. Port Philip Room When you step into the Port Phillip Room, you are immediately captivated by the magnificent bay views and sleek design of the 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 delicious cuisine inside while the beautiful winter weather plays out across the bay. Whatever your desire, celebrations 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 room is perfect for small conferences or private dining.
Sanctuary Lakes Hotel
The Sanctuary Lakes Hotel will raise your expectations of what a suburban hotel should be. Within a safe, family friendly atmosphere you will find a diverse choice of dining and entertainment opportunities that is unequalled. From the relaxed family dining day and night, to the chilled out vibe of our Cruz Restaurant/Cafe, the sophistication of our piano bar, one of our versatile areas and community spaces or the ultimate in sports bars open till late, Sanctuary Lakes Hotel offers the solution to whatever takes your fancy. The Hotel is accessible to everyone in the community with a vast area for on-site parking and easy public transport access. Spaces/Community Facilities The Sanctuary Lakes Hotel offers 3 areas, all with food & bar service, and a ‘state of the art’ audio visual facility in our largest space. The stylish spaces are perfectly suited to entertainment, corporate or sporting occasions and our hotel manager will arrange all details for your celebration. As part of our commitment to the community, we would be happy to discuss providing facilities for local sporting clubs, community groups, or NFP local organisations.
29th apartment is a re-creation of an apartment originally inhabited by the infamous Katishe: a salacious struggling artist who worked the local streets by night to support her passion and hopes of one day being discovered for her talents as a painter. A little after the time Jack Kerouac and Sid Vicious rented rundown rooms at New York City’s Chelsea Hotel, Katishe created her own slice of NYC at 29th apartment. When this gorgeous eccentric walked the dangerous streets at night and brought the rough and tumble men and women back to her place, none of her clients expected the maze of abstract oil paintings that stacked the walls. Fixated with the underground art and cultural movement that Andy Warhol had championed (and perhaps used to being up all night with her trade), most of Katishe’s paintings tell stories from the streets of NYC, the city that never sleeps. Since her mysterious disappearance in the early 80s, 29th apartment has only existed as a memory until 2009 when the current owners of the bar found her self-portrait, ‘Katishe’ as well as remnants of her personal life that are thought to have been part of her night time craft. Paying homage to this hard-working woman, the new owners re-imagined 29 Fitzroy Street as a bar and casual art gallery. With a fish tank that houses a now water-discoloured dildo in the cute bedroom, a decal of a back alleyway that leads to the toilets and a bookcase full of Katishe’s literary inspiration, 29th apartment brings the underbelly of St Kilda and New York together in a blend that can only be understood by taking a look into the heart of Katishe. 29th apartment welcomes you to ring its buzzer and enter into the comfy lounge room for a night of NYC inspired artwork, music, food and beverages.
Brindley Street Bar & Kitchen
Brindley St Bar's event 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 event 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
Batman Royale is located in Melbourne’s northern colourful city fringes; nestled in vibrant Coburg, a stone’s throw from Sydney Road, and a blink on public transport from the CBD. Beneath the unique warehouse venues exterior, the spaces emerge as warm, minimal, urban industrial fit outs. Polished concrete, panelled walls, and glass ceilings; accompanied by all the tech, functionality, and versatility to make them your own. These exclusive, and innovative spaces are perfect for birthdays, weddings, productions, and festivals. Their expert team are able to offer creative and dynamic event solutions, including catering, beverage, and event management options.
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
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.
Have you been to ISIT yet? If you haven't, then put it on your To Do list. If you have, then you'll know it's all about the cosy atmosphere, service and the food - it's delicious, different, full of fabulous flavours and textures - a unique celebration of eating. From breakfast to lunch, from the first beer of summer to the hearty soups of winter, ISIT picks and cooks our way through the seasons. Choosing favourites and bringing colour and energy to even the simpliest dishes, ISIT will welcome you and inspire you to eat, drink and smile through the year. Just off Chapel Street near Greville St, you will discover ISIT. If you are planning a function, why not have it at Is It café. Whether it is a cocktail party requiring canapés and finger food, or a sit down dinner with 4 courses, we have a menu to suit your needs. There is just a $250 venue hire and you have the whole place to yourselves.We also have great drinks packages to go with your function. Call us and we can discuss your requirements for the perfect function. What better way to celebrate your special event in this beautifully converted terrace house, being treated to exceptional service, and yet still being able to achieve that intimate and personal touch you want for your very own function.
The Train Yard
The Train Yard Café offers up a modern breakfast & lunch menu 7 days a week, as well as house smoked BBQ meats from the Radar Hill smoker accompanied by live music on Friday nights. With all your current Breakfast favourites from an Acai Bowl to your obligatory Avo Breakfast and serving up the highest quality coffee from Axil Coffee Roasters, The Train Yard is a buzzing breakfast/brunch spot amongst locals. On the lunch menu, you will find all the smoked meats offered up from the in house smoker accompanied by a large selection of burgers which includes a 5 hour smoked pulled pork burger. The Platform complete with it’s beer garden feel & festoon lighting is the ideal outdoor fully licensed bar, for those with a thirst. With communal seating The Platform is quickly becoming a favourite with Heidelberg locals for private parties for small and large groups celebrating into the evening. Tables can be booked daily for any size group. With the addition of a large screen TV & Foxtel The Platform is now the ideal place to watch all of your favourite live sports. Al fresco and traditional dining is also available and the venue is set up complete with wifi and is perfect for business lunches & corporate meetings for those situated in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs
Meat Fish Wine
Situated in the Melbourne CBD just inside the QV building is Meat Fish Wine. An exceptional urban sanctuary in an equally stunning location. The expansive venue caters for all types of events, with the added flexibility of choosing between two menus. The Asian-flair of Red Spice QV, or the modern Australian cuisine from the Meat Fish Wine kitchen. The venue entrance is via an alluring and enticing walkway that opens out into a stunning bar area, and then continues on into the moody dining room with its mesmerising lights and water feature. Numerous private dining rooms frame the interior venue, highlighted by all the atmosphere of an interactive open kitchen. Host the perfect stand-up canapé event, where either the bar area is your dedicated space catering for 80-100 guests or enjoy the venue for up to 300 guests. You can also settle in for a luxurious dining experience in the main restaurant for up to 120 guests. If you’re after something a little more intimate there is the option of the semi-private rooms, catering for up to 32 guests. Flexibility, comfort and looks, Meat Fish Wine is the perfect space for your next special function. The private dining rooms are suitable for either a sit-down feast or a standing cocktail party. Combined with the highest quality food and beverage packages on offer, Meat Fish Wine is the hot destination for an awesome event.
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….”
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.