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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.
Republica St Kilda Beach
Republica located on St Kilda Beach serves up laid back dining and drinks beachside 'for the people'. Experience uninterrupted views whilst you dine, or simply lounge beachside and sip on a cocktail. This unique setting of beach culture invites you to soak up the vibe in the grassy courtyard, enjoy live tunes on the weekends.
Captain Baxter will be closed from 14th May until early October. Captain Baxter is getting all dolled up for summer. We are where we live, on the beach, and we have decided to give ourselves a huge beachside make-over this winter. In the meantime, we will be taking Christmas Function enquiries email@example.com or check out brother venue Republica, St Kilda Beach downstairs www.republica.net.au for restaurant or function bookings or sister venue Encore St Kilda www.encorestkilda.com.au for larger scale events. We will be back with a whole new look, after winter. We look forward to seeing you then! _________________________________________________ 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.
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
Brighton Receptions is located in Brighton, just 8 km from Melbourne’s city centre and minutes from the beautiful Brighton beach. This is a striking venue that has been completely renovated by leading Interior designers Hecker Guthrie. Contemporary chic, Brighton Receptions has been transformed into a world of theatre and drama with mirrored walls, romantic linen drapery, diffused lighting and bold wall panelling. This rebirth together with its manicured gardens and romantic private courtyard, make this one of Melbourne’s leading boutique venues. BALLROOM Dramatic yet neutral, a beautiful canvas for any event. Spice it up with festoon lights & striking centrepieces or take a classic path with white linen & green foliage. The Ballroom features a grand marble entrance, starry night lighting over the endless dance floor and sheer curtains. GEORGIAN ROOM A romantic & intimate boutique space. Beautiful fireplace, dance floor and dramatic atrium entrance. A secluded garden with canopy of twinkling lights welcomes guests to enjoy canapes before the reveal into the stunning dining room.
Pier Farm has taken over the site previously occupied by Anchorage. The venue has been refreshed and refurbished to produce fresh and authentic Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Melbourne restaurateur, Roberto Scheriani (previously of The Italian), opted for a sea change to start a new venture for Williamstown locals and Melbourne foodies. Pier Farm will produce a warm and inviting environment and a menu that boasts local ingredients with a focus on beautiful fresh seafood, pasta and salads. Matteo Bartaletti (previously of North Bondi Italian Food, Movida) is thrilled to come on board as head chef. Born in Italy and having worked extensively across Tuscany and Dubai, Bartaletti spent time in Sydney on his last stint in Australia and has now taken residency in Williamstown. The raw bar will offer delicacies such as Sydney Rock Oysters, or something else light and delicious such as the carpaccio of cured flounder, grapes and pumpkin seeds with a verjus dressing or the DeVodier Prosciutto di Culatello with fresh figs and gnocco fritto. Main courses originate from the sea or the paddock, with plates such as the pan-fried fillet of John Dory with pippies, caper berries and cherry tomatoes sitting on the menu alongside the dry aged, grass fed rib eye with pickled mushrooms and crispy shallots. Accompaniments such as fennel and butter leaf salad with a fresh lemon dressing and sweet peas with fresh mint and pancetta will also evoke the freshness of summer. Those who prefer pasta will be able to enjoy likes of handmade black truffle ravioli in a veal ragout with parmiagiano reggiano or a trofie pasta with potatoes, green beans and hand pounded pesto. Sommelier George Haralambopoulous, a long-time friend of Roberto’s and something of a Williamstown icon having been at Anchorage for the past two years, has created an extensive wine list with over 140 different drops available. George and Roberto first met over 30 years ago, both working for the late Donlevy Fitzpatrick at Vic Ave Café in Albert Park. “While Robbie was busy winning hats and awards, I was sommelier at Werribee Mansion Hotel for 14 years being recognised for adventurous food and wine pairings for some 15 international chefs. Quite a few customers followed me across to Williamstown to continue to their wine journey,” says George. “We will showcase classic Australian and iconic Europeans wines, breaking it up with new and upcoming winemakers both local and abroad,” he continues. Pier Farm is the perfect location to enjoy world-class food against an inimitable waterfront backdrop. The venue will also operate as a function space – ideal for a summer event or wedding – that will give beautiful and memorable experiences for a special occasion. Pier Farm will be renovated in stages, with plans for further development throughout 2018.
An Italian favourite with a contemporary focus on food and style, Sarti is pleased on the announcement of new Head Chef Paolo Masciopinto who will bring creativity and passion to the table. Enjoy his innovative interpretations of classics as well as his unique signature dishes. The bar and rooftop terrace offer a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life in style. Sarti is the perfect venue for corporate occasions, private dining and all types of celebrations and are sure to make your special event, a memorable one. The restaurants stylish bar and distinctive rooftop terrace offers a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life.
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….”
Syracuse Restaurant & Wine Bar
If it’s elegance and informal fine dining that you’re after then Syracuse has the perfect dining experience waiting for you. Syracuse offers European and International inspired cuisine in a grand and impressive 19th Century atmosphere, tucked away in one of Melbourne’s picturesque, laneways; Bank Place. Let all your senses be indulged as we take you on a flavour-rich journey. Syracuse has dining spaces to suit every occasion from cozy, romantic intimate evenings, to long business lunches and after work and pre-dinner drinks. Syracuse prides itself on sourcing only the best Victorian seasonal produce delivered fresh daily. Our cuisine bursts with flavour so the hardest part is deciding what to choose.
Stolberg Beer Café is the place to hold your next celebration! Whether it’s a corporate or social event we can cater for a large variety: 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.
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.
Il Gambero on the Park
Il Gambero on the Park provides Lygon Street diners with the best pizza and Italian cuisine the street has to offer. Il Gambero, an institution of Melbourne’s little Italy moved to its new home in May of 2010. We welcome you into our new home, just 300 meters from our old premise and now we’re just opposite the park.
El Sabor Mexican Grill Bar
Offers the following facilities including Restaurant, Bar, Function, Wedding and Private Dining located in North Melbourne, Victoria. Serving stunning Mexican cuisine.
El Sabor Mexican Grill Bar has the following features: Set Menu, Bar, Byo, Family Friendly, Function Venue, Gluten Free, Open Late, Outdoor, Private Dining Room, Romantic, Vegan Friendly, Wedding, Catering, Banquet, Wi-Fi, Lunch, Take Away, Group Booking, Anniversary, Grill, Dinner.
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.
Located in the heart of Fitzroy Street, the Secret Garden Bar is tucked away from the hustle and noise, and is the perfect venue to escape the norms of everyday life. The Secret Garden Bar offers the tranquility of garden daybeds to relax on while sipping on one of our delectable cocktails. Sit back and enjoy a wine with friends on the timber decking outdoor area or enjoy a private occasion for a more intimate experience. The Secret Garden is one fantastic space for hire. With our whimsical décor and features such as day beds, timber decking and greenery inside this amazing space. The Secret Garden lends itself extremely well to any celebration due to the fact you may find after viewing the space you do not need to go to the extra fuss and expense of decorating yourself. Secret garden will work closely with you to provide an unforgettable experience including personalised waiting staff for all of your food and beverage needs. We will not give you a generic party but one that will make your event shine. Let us create an unforgettable night for you.