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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 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 venue.
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.
Vasko boasts a unique family presence, and a successful fusion of contemporary cuisine with a strong Mediterranean flavour. Private dinner, cocktail party, engagement, wedding, christening you name it, Vasko’s enviable reputation for creativity ensures your next special occasion 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 space. Vasko can accommodate up to 150 guests cocktail style, offering a broad range of canapés, finger food and grazer options. For a sit-down celebration 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. For a conference Vasko’s private space can cater for your annual general meeting, training seminar/workshop, exhibition and more. The space is fully equipped with a comprehensive audio visual system including a wide screen plasma, DVD and i-pod facilities.
The Point is an award winning restaurant located on the waters of Albert Park Lake which boasts stunning panoramic views of the lake and Melbourne city skyline. With floor to ceiling glass windows and a spacious balcony to enjoy the view you are treated to a water front dining experience like no other. The Point showcases Modern Australian cuisine by Executive Chef Andrew Harmer. Awarded an Age Good Food Guide hat again for 2015, and our latest achievement winner of The Age Good Food guide 2015 Wine List of the Year. With degustation and a la carte menus carefully crafted with contemporary Australian flare, the high quality of food is matched with unrivalled service. There’s nothing more indulgent than a meal consisting of confit king salmon, saffron hollandaise and wild garlic, following with Western Plains suckling pig, piccalilli, apple vinegar, sage potato finishing it off with blackcurrant mosaic, coconut & almond cream with Blackberry sorbet. Accompanied by an encyclopaedic collection of some of the world’s most classic and famed wines, we have more than 1,700 different examples boasting one of Australia’s most extensive wine lists. The Point is conveniently located 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD; with ample parking directly outside of the venue and lift access, our unrivalled dining experience awaits you. Bookings are highly recommended.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Old Cheese Factory
Originally part of the historic Springfield Estate, the Old Cheese Factory allows visitors to step back in time and explore the historic buildings, including the Homestead Café, venue host for weddings and family functions, or enjoy the beautifully-landscaped gardens, large children’s playground and barbecue/picnic facilities. The majestic Old Cheese Factory, featuring the 1860s historic Springfield Homestead, Cheese Factory and Kitchen Wash House, stands as a tall reminder of Australia’s early history. The Homestead Café is a great place for scrumptious lunch, homemade scones, coffee or High Tea with family and friends, a work meeting or to celebrate a special occasion, baby shower or wedding reception. Within the Café and gardens, a number of venues are available to suit a range of purposes. The Café stocks many quality gifts, home wares and plants which are also available for purchase. The Old Cheese Factory has a variety of rooms and areas for birthday parties, Christmas functions, conferences or that special occasion are available, ranging in size from 10 to 150. All rooms are located within the grounds and surrounded by gardens, easy access to playgrounds, barbecues and toilets. The venue offers a variety of ways to celebrate your wedding. Our various packages offer flexibility and can suit your requirements ranging from the most intimate of gatherings for 20 guests, to an elaborate celebration of 400 people. You can select a Homestead catered wedding package or one of our self-planned wedding options, allowing you maximum flexibility to customise and coordinate your special day.
Bluetrain has been "Melbourne's meeting place" for over 20 years, thousands have passed through our doors and enjoyed a definitively Bluetrain experience. We are open 7 days a week offering a selection of grazing plates, pizzas, pastas, burgers and dishes off the char-grill making Bluetrain a tantalising treat for all tastes. Our bar with its 16 ice cold taps of beer will keep any beer enthusiast satisfied. A huge array of beverages ranging from quality spirits, wines and champagnes all meticulously chosen to compliment your dining experience. Our skilled bar staff are more than able to provide you with a range of traditional cocktails not to mention our own original selection of Bluetrain "cityloop" cocktails. Make sure to ask for our extensive drinks menu to find your favourites. Bluetrain is the ever popular, ambient haven for all people – young or old – without pretensions or boundaries our policy has always remained single minded. Bluetrain is the definitive ‘peoples café’ and still remains "Melbourne's meeting place".
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 a formal presentation, corporate event, celebrations and wedding reception. 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
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.
All Smiles Ringwood East
Starting out as a hip café All Smiles Ringwood East has evolved into a super modern, exciting function venue that is ideal for any celebration. Providing a great party atmosphere, birthdays and engagements are ever popular. Our fantastic function venue is conveniently located in the eastern suburbs just 5 minutes off East link in Ringwood East. The venue specialises in amazing cocktail functions for 21st birthdays, 40th, 50th and any birthday of significants to engagements, christening’s and “celebration of life” get togethers. With everything you need already provided at the venue, all you need to do is turn up, have a great time and go home. We have a fantastic sound system, disco lighting, AV projector and screen, Photo Booth, cocktail machine, smoking and non-smoking areas, quiet, loud and intermediate spaces for all to enjoy. Our décor is amazing and doesn’t warrant any additional work if you don’t want. Our staff and service are second to none and can’t wait to make your special event, painless, stress free, relaxed and fun. Please contact us today for a brochure on our packages or to arrange a time to view the venue, we would love to help.
Situated in the Melbourne CBD just inside the QV building is The Orchid Room. 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 Orchid Room 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, The Orchid Room 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, Orchid Room is the hot destination for an awesome event.
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 la 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, complementing 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!
Cocktails and tacos make a perfect match at this buzzing Bridge Road eatery, where you’ll find seasonal cocktail creations to team with all your favourite Mexican fare. The kitchen turns out a range of tasty tacos and share food, they’re open until late every weekend and the alfresco seating is the ideal place to spend those balmy summer evenings. Be sure to take advantage of their $3 Taco Tuesday.
Welcome to Chez Olivier - the iconic French restaurant in Melbourne. Located in the heart of Greville Street Village, Prahran, Chez Olivier is the most authentic French bistro Melbourne has to offer. Transport yourself to Paris whilst you indulge your senses with elegant and innovative French cuisine, enjoy our seasonal daily specials, and savour an international selection of wines and aperitifs from our extensive cellar. Whether it's a casual lunch or a romantic dinner in Melbourne - or even a sumptuous banquet in your own Private Dining Room - Chez Olivier is the place for classic French dining. Come dine at the best french restaurant among the top romantic restaurants in Melbourne. Simply click here to make a booking.