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.
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.
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.
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.
A Melbourne 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. Our 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 functions, private dining and all types of celebrations. Talk to us about how we can make your next event really special.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.
Cru Wine Bar & Kitchen
CRU is best understood when you've seen all its colours. Start your day with a coffee, breakfast, and the day's paper, served by familiar faces. Kick back in the afternoon with man's best friend in our sunny courtyard, while enjoying a burger and an ice-cold beer. As the sun gets low, come talk shop with our resident 'wine guy' in the cosy front bar over a glass of something red, just before sitting down to a beautiful dinner in our Private Dining Room. FUNCTIONS & EVENTS From 10 - 150, we'd love to host your event, whatever it may be: milestone birthdays, school functions, even weddings. To meet your needs, we offer a Private Dining Room with it's own balcony & sound system, the Courtyard + the affectionately named "Shed," and when the rest is not enough, the entire venue is available.
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.
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. FUNCTIONS 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 lar 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, complimenting 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!
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!
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.
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….”
Wilson & Market
Wilson and Market is a Café, 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. FUNCTIONS Wilson & Market is the perfect venue to host your next function. Choose from 1 of 2 unique spaces, our stunning private function room or all weather terrace bar with indoor, outdoor atrium. We are located next the Commercial Road entrance of the Prahran Market & are an easy 2 minute walk from Chapel Street, South Yarra or by the 78 or 72 route trams. All of our menus, due to seasonal produce from our own farms, are bespoke, essentially tailor made to your requirements & budget. We have 2 specific areas for events: Option 1: Our 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.
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 rooms The Crystal Room with its gorgeous chandeliers is perfectly designed for private functions 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 wedding 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.
The Metropolitan Hotel
The Metropolitan Hotel's renovated interior meets 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. Functions from 10- 300. Whether you're stopping by for our 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 our specialty! Come visit us soon at 263 William Street.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is one of the world’s most exciting restaurants. Dinner takes its creative inspiration from our historic and nostalgic culinary past. This ultra-modern dining experience offers an elegant, sophisticated backdrop in which to enjoy internationally acclaimed award winning cuisine. Between its two restaurants in London and Melbourne, Dinner has received a list of awards and accolades including two michelin stars in London, and two hats in The Age, Good Food Guide, Melbourne. Following years of research, the culinary exploration of chefs Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watts has resulted in a modern menu of dishes that have been inspired by historic recipes and history books. Some elements date as far back as the 13th Century. Working with food historians in Australia and the UK, as well as endless hours of library research, the two chefs have created a unique and original dining experience. The menu at Dinner is accompanied by an eclectic selection of global wines and a cocktail bar that offers a unique bespoke range of exclusive drinks, distillations and infusions.