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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 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.
Babble Bar and Cafe
Babble Bar and Café is not your typical local. As on old weatherboard home-turned café/bar, our seasonal menu and friendly staff are what make us a Prahran culinary institution. Established more than two decades ago, Babble is synonymous with the edgy food and great coffee for which Melbourne is famous. Our Menu Our fare is a collection of old-school favourites and instant classics that caters to both the gym junkies and those on a permanent cheat day. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, fully licensed and with a selection of locally sourced produce, check out our menu for yourself! An Icon Having previously been a residence, a florist and a deli, Babble is steeped in a rich history that dates back more than half a century. In 1992 it was transformed into the café and bar that stands today and has maintained its character and warmth for over 20 years. Run by our offbeat and on fleek staff, we’re bound to make you feel right at home from the minute you walk in the door. So, pop in, say “hi”, and swipe right next time you’re in the neighbourhood. Private Functions Our unique space and location are suitable for nearly all types of functions and events... A local social destination for anyone and everyone to relax and enjoy the quality food, coffee, drinks and personalities that make Babble the institution it has always been. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as catering for events and functions, Babble has entertained and welcomed customers for over 20 years. We like to think of ourselves as a very friendly, welcoming and professional establishment that prides ourself on customer service and quality food and beverages. Our menu caters for all types, from housemade corn fritters through to our grilled cajun chicken burger and softshell crab salad for lunch or a pan-fried Barrumindi served with roasted chat potato salad, balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes, pickled fennel and salsa verde for dinner. Function's or event can choose from out main menu or a function menu that will be provided upon request. Our menu's depth caters for any needs but we are also flexible to custom orders should they be requested. Our venue is located in the heart of Prahran, less than a 1-minute walk from the centre of Chapel Street, and offers a full-length outdoor balcony and open floor plan that can hold up to 71 inside and 33 outside (standing). We want to ensure any function or event gives you what you require, so will discuss all function or event requirements in detail to create an experience that we know will be memorable. Our kitchen and bar is fully equipt to handle over 150+ covers on any given day, presenting opportunities for larger functions or events. Our bar is set up for coffee, juices and numerous alcoholic beverage, including cocktails.
Rossdale Golf Club
Secretly hidden in the beautiful bayside suburb of Aspendale and also widely regarded for its professional and friendly services. Rossdale is without doubt the perfect place for corporate events, birthdays, family events or intimate and elegant weddings all year round. Our newly renovated clubhouse with golf course views, relaxed and modern outdoor areas with picturesque garden spaces make every occasion an event to remember. Renowned for its inclusive and friendly club culture, Rossdale is a club for the whole family Our family friendly restaurant and outdoor events ensure that Rossdale Golf Club truly is one of a kind. Everyone is welcome here at Rossdale Golf Club. So come down and view the facilities today and see for yourself why everyone is talking about the new and improved Rossdale Golf Club.
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.
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.
A fresh bar in the Sydney Road landscape, Joey Smalls is a perfectly crafted concoction of impeccable design aesthetic, drinks and soundtrack selectors. Cut from a truly unique cloth, Joey Smalls welcomes punters into its cozy confines from the early afternoon and into the night, boasting one of the areas latest licenses. Slip into a booth or enjoy the north side air in our cozy courtyard with a Chilli Coconut Margarita or mouth-melting Smoke ‘n’ Salt numbers in hand while Melbourne’s most notorious jocks showcase their secret stash of backyard belters. Joey Smalls Kitchen offers a diner style menu with a range of burgers including vegan and vegetarian options and some of the best fried chicken you will ever put in your mouth. If it's fries you are after Joey Smalls has 3 different options to choose from their loaded fries menu. If is value you are after Joey Smalls has "Classic Thursdays" where you can get either The Classic #1 Burger, Vegie Burger and House Beer Jugs at the great value price of $10 each!
Pure South Dining
Pure South Dining is a modern, special occasion restaurant in central Melbourne with iconic views down on the river with a stunning 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. Functions and Private Dining We offer you a restaurant dining experience for groups at Pure South Dining; not a ‘function’. 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 with views down on the river and across to the Melbourne city. The space is newly renovated and simply stunning.
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.
With 30 flavours of beer on tap, the craftiest of them will soon feature as a boutique batch from the custom microbrewery scheduled to arrive on site early in the new year. An exclusive brew will change every month & is personally prepared by local Victorian makers. Explore the fridge menu for more local & international drops to sip by the river, you won’t be asking for ‘the usual’ here. If cocktails are more your thing, you can’t go past one of our DIY kocktail kits, tap cocktails or spiked slushies… frozé anyone? Or ask our bartender to conjure up something with bite, our signatures will have you doing a little shoulder shimmy, you know the one. Ever told not to play with your food? Not here! Chef’s menu is all about a quick, quality hand full of fun, so you can balance your drink in the other hand. Visit our nitro ice-cream bar for a dope flavour fix - think ballin’ beer inspired ice-cream cups. Oh, & Chef’s weekend breakfast menu is like Wow...
The Lincoln is a grand old Carlton pub built in 1854. Since the end of 2014, she has seen a new lease of life under the direction of Iain Ling (ex MoVida) on the floor and Lachlan Cameron (ex MoVida, Supernormal) in the kitchen. The new menu is available throughout the venue 7 days a week lunch and dinner, with the kitchen closing at 10pm every night and all day dining available on weekends. The kitchen works closely with small regional suppliers and is focused on using sustainable and seasonal produce, with as much as possible made in-house, from their bread, mustard and pickles to curing their own free-range bacon. The public bar has retained its art-deco features, with 12 taps featuring craft beer, showcasing speciality brewing at its best, and trusty Carlton Draught for when the footy is on the big screen. The space lends itself to a variety of areas suitable for groups of any size, whether a sit-down meal in the semi-private dining room, or standing canapés in the front bar. With generous group menus and a wine list focused on small interesting producers, there are plenty of pleasant surprises to be found if you are keen to try something a little different. There is a bottleshop available over the bar so if you find something in the list you like, you can always take an extra one home with you. If it’s a celebration you’re planning, they have you covered, be it for birthdays engagements, anniversaries or family get-togethers, the warm and professional team will work with you closely to make sure every last detail of your function is right for you. For a more intimate night, why not treat your loved one to a ‘Full Lincoln’ where you put your trust in the chef’s hands as they feed you eight of their favourite dishes over the course of the meal. Lunch specials for $15 are available from noon to 3pm and happy hour specials are on everyday until 6pm.
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.
In the heart of North Melbourne’s burgeoning food precinct sits Sosta Cucina, a welcoming space delivering fine Italian cuisine with warm and familiar service. Since opening its doors in May 2007, Sosta Cucina has consistently impressed and excited Melbourne’s food community with a traditional meets contemporary Italian menu. Sosta Cucina’s menu is constantly evolving; incorporating the best seasonal produce as well as showcasing fantastic Italian products. On offer is a selection of daily additional dishes depending on what is sourced at the market! Sosta prides itself on a great selection of fine Italian wines as well as offering a broad selection from Australia’s most renowned wine regions. Functions & Private Dining Sosta Cucina can cater for bookings both large and small. With two private dining rooms, we can cater for groups of 20-30, as well as offer restaurant exclusivity for up to 55 people. From corporate functions to special family events, the team at Sosta Cucina will work with you to ensure your event is absolutely perfect!
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 up to 12 in formal presentation or for larger informal conferences of up to 80 people. Venue available for exclusive hire for 80 to 130 guests 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
Located on Bourke Hill in Melbourne’s Little Italy, Bottega’s cosy, welcoming ambience, plush leather seats & soft lighting, has made it a long time favourite haunt for CBD diners. Serving some of Melbourne’s best modern Italian food with a premium selection of local & imported wines, the menu is extensive & well chosen with dishes such as housemade strozzapreti with clams, mussels, prawns & calamari or Roasted Western Plains pork costolette, apple & cabbage salad, apple balsamic, crispy crackling. Private Rooms Bottega offers a flexible & intimate space for private dining & can accommodate groups from as little as 10 or as many as 60. Our rooms overlook leafy Bourke St & are a unique dining alternative and are suitable for all types of events: - Corporate Lunches & Dinners - Milestone Birthday's - 30th, 40th & 50th - Intimate Weddings & Engagement Dinners - Product Launches - Medical Industry Presentations - Christmas Parties - Special Events - Wine Tastings & Dinners
Pelagos Greek Tavern
Pelagos Greek Tavern has been serving traditional Greek cuisine since August 2002. The owners of Pelagos Greek Tavern with their friendly and unique personalities deliver delicious, authentic, fresh Greek cuisine inspired by recipes shrouded in family secrets. Allow your senses to be transported to the Mediterranean tantalised by the aroma of a genuine Greek kitchen, prepared by our head chef and owner with love and passion for cooking. Pelagos' cuisine and specials of the day feature seasonal and fresh ingredients sourced via early morning market visits. A cosy log fire on those cold Melbourne nights sets the perfect scene for intimate dining in the small function room which easily converts to cater for casual small business meetings, private functions and special occasions