Fine Dining Restaurants Melbourne
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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Melbourne has some of the best Fine Dining 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 Fine Dining Restaurants in Melbourne.
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….”
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.
The Metropolitan Hotel
The Metropolitan Hotel on William Street is a contemporary pub offering a modern Australian menu, pub classics and wood fired pizza, craft beer & private functions in the heart of the city. The hotel's renovated interior meets a contemporary sharing menu for a dining experience worthy of its 160-year history. Twelve beers on tap. Curated wine and spirits. Proud Mary Coffee and Aunty Peg's pastries. Groups from 10- 300. Whether you're stopping by for thier express $18 lunch menu or enjoying a leisurely after-work session, the Metropolitan Hotel is bound to be your new 'old favourite.' Group bookings and pre-ordering are their specialty! The level one function room has been stylishly designed to offer an elegant contemporary feel and a great first impression. Finished with an open fireplace, elegant lighting, an informal seating area and a fully serviceable bar area that makes it the perfect space for a private function in the CBD, This flexible space can be arranged to suit any style of event from formal cocktail parties for corporate events, Christmas parties, barmitzvah’s or engagement celebrations to more casual gatherings for 21st birthdays and more, It also lends itself perfectly to private sit down dinners, annual general meetings, trivia nights and business meetings where guests can choose from a range of floor plans to suit their unique needs, With Flagstaff station 50 metres away, the 55 tram on the doorstep and ample on and off street parking, transport to and from the venue is convenient. Interstate visitors, or those looking for an extra special night will find themselves spoilt for choice with the many accommodation options in close proximity. Facilities Include: Data Projector & Screen Wireless Microphone Lectern Whiteboard and Flip Chart Special Occasion Lighting Theming Service
Wilson & Market
Wilson and Market is a Cafe, Restaurant, Bar, Private Dining Room & Function Space, located at the Prahran Market Entrance, Commercial Road, South Yarra. After putting his winning touch to some of Melbourne's most exciting, well-respected restaurants in the past 20 years, award-winning chef Paul Wilson has finally arrived with his first, highly anticipated solo venture, perched between bustling Commercial Rd and the historic foodie hub of Prahran Market. The new luxe urbane eatery and bar, Wilson & Market, offers a quintessential Melbourne dining experience, underpinned with the best local talent, seasonal, biodynamic and organic produce, sustainable seafood and considered luxe interiors. Wilson & Market is the perfect venue to host your next special occasion. Choose from 1 of 2 unique spaces, the stunning private function room or all weather terrace bar with indoor, outdoor atrium. Located next the Commercial Road entrance of the Prahran Market it's an easy 2 minute walk from Chapel Street, South Yarra or by the 78 or 72 route trams. All of W&M's menus, due to seasonal produce from their own farms, are bespoke, essentially tailor made to your requirements & budget. There are 2 dedicated areas for your celebration: Option 1: The private dining room accommodates 20-40 guests seated & 60 standing up, complete with private bar & separate entrance. It’s an excellent option for a range of private or corporate events. Option 2: The terrace bar is an ideal space & ambiance for a fun cocktail event for up to 80 guests. This indoor & outdoor atrium complete with retractable roof has a luxe Mediterranean vibe, private sound system & late liquor license, making this the hottest party ticket in town.
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.
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.
Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel
Welcome to Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel! Fresh new life has been pumped into this classic public house by chef Sean Donovan and his team. A series of cosy and intimate beautifully curated spaces offering a wide range of drinking and dining experiences have been created. The venue offers four distinct areas, a traditional yet stylish public bar complete with vintage tiling, wood panelling and a snug offering premium craft beverages and casual dining spaces. The bistro dining room has a hunting lodge feel with rich tartans, textured wallpaper and ambient lighting alongside a juxtaposing light, green and lush conservatory feel dining area. Exclusive private dining is offered in the old wine cellar and is perfect for a range of special occasions from intimate wedding parties to corporate events. The upstairs level has been restored to its former glory to offer a flexible and accommodating space. This gorgeous area will cater to dining, functions, bar and lounge areas and access to the balcony which overlooks Johnson Street. Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel offers a variety of generous, quality driven, unpretentious dining experiences as well as accommodating those who simply wish to come in, pull up a bar stool and enjoy a nice cold beer! Our menu focuses on seasonal, fresh, artisan ingredients with a European flavour. Premium beef and seafood, smokey wood bbq and rotisserie echo Donovan’s rustic and generous yet finessed style of cooking. Ultimately our goal is to recreate the ambiance of the quintessential corner pub that offers excellent food with Donovan’s well-known generosity in portions and flavour.
Juno & May
Situated in the heart of Camberwell’s Burke Road shopping precinct, with a designer fit out by renown Melbourne designer, Eades and Bergman (think Kong and Hawker Hall) and headed by Camberwell’s most awarded chef, Juno and May has all the (fresh) ingredients to impress the most discerning of diners. The restaurant offers casual dining along with two separate private dining rooms each with their own unique atmosphere. Juno and May has a contemporary menu with influences from Europe and Asia. CELEBRATIONS Juno and May has the perfect upstairs function space, known as "The Stalls", including your own private bar. The Stalls' contemporary look was designed by renowned Melbourne designer, Samantha Eades, and will impress your guests. The Stalls overlooks the restaurant below through steel framed floor to ceiling windows which can be open or closed for a more intimate gathering. Juno and May can tailor a function menu to suit your special 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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Quaff Restaurant Bar
Located in the heart of Toorak village Restaurant Quaff is the perfect place to get together and enjoy sumptuous food with friends over a casual lunch through to that special occasion dinner. Quaff’s upper level consisting of two well appointed private spaces The Crystal Room with its gorgeous chandeliers is perfectly designed for private parties with an exclusive bar, dining area and courtyard with water feature. The crystal room can suit a variety of events from special birthday celebration to weddings with its 120 guests capacity for a cocktail party and up to 60 guests for a sit down dinner. The White Room is designed with private lunches or dinners in mind. The spacious room with glamorous mirrors can cater for groups from 10 through to 40 guests and with integrated audio visual available it is an ideal room for special presentations.
Located in the heart of East Melbourne, Geppetto Trattoria serves up simple, rustic dishes with a particular focus on pasta, seafood, and slow-cooked meals. Conveniently located across the road from the MCG and the Melbourne Sporting and Entertainment Precinct, Geppetto Trattoria is the perfect place for a pre-match or pre-concert meal. In 1981, Nino Cea opened Geppetto Trattoria with the vision to create an unpretentious eatery that focused on Italian home-style cooking. This idea was inspired by those eateries found in his hometown region of Puglia in Italy. With his son Adriano, the tradition continues. Functions and Private Dining Geppetto Trattoria has a variety of seating and catering options for your next function. Choose from dining upstairs for a maximum of 35 people; or downstairs for a maximum of 44 people