Good Wine List Restaurants Melbourne
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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Melbourne has some of the best Good Wine List 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 Good Wine List Restaurants in Melbourne.
29th apartment is a re-creation of an apartment originally inhabited by the infamous Katishe: a salacious struggling artist who worked the local streets by night to support her passion and hopes of one day being discovered for her talents as a painter. A little after the time Jack Kerouac and Sid Vicious rented rundown rooms at New York City’s Chelsea Hotel, Katishe created her own slice of NYC at 29th apartment. When this gorgeous eccentric walked the dangerous streets at night and brought the rough and tumble men and women back to her place, none of her clients expected the maze of abstract oil paintings that stacked the walls. Fixated with the underground art and cultural movement that Andy Warhol had championed (and perhaps used to being up all night with her trade), most of Katishe’s paintings tell stories from the streets of NYC, the city that never sleeps. Since her mysterious disappearance in the early 80s, 29th apartment has only existed as a memory until 2009 when the current owners of the bar found her self-portrait, ‘Katishe’ as well as remnants of her personal life that are thought to have been part of her night time craft. Paying homage to this hard-working woman, the new owners re-imagined 29 Fitzroy Street as a bar and casual art gallery. With a fish tank that houses a now water-discoloured dildo in the cute bedroom, a decal of a back alleyway that leads to the toilets and a bookcase full of Katishe’s literary inspiration, 29th apartment brings the underbelly of St Kilda and New York together in a blend that can only be understood by taking a look into the heart of Katishe. 29th apartment welcomes you to ring its buzzer and enter into the comfy lounge room for a night of NYC inspired artwork, music, food and beverages.
Medici Bar & Restaurant
When passion, food, views, and style collide, you've found Medici @ Docklands. Located on Newquay Promenade, Docklands. In a breathtaking dockside setting, we have developed an Italian style cuisine that celebrates some of your traditional pizzas and pastas as well as a variety of other Mediterranean style meals.
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….”
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 hotel 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 Howard Stamp (ex MoVida, Green Park Dining) in the kitchen. The 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 birthday engagement, anniversary or family get-togethers, the warm and professional team will work with you closely to make sure every last detail of your celebration 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 $18 are available from noon to 3pm and happy hour specials are on everyday until 6pm.
B4 Food & Wine Bar
B4 Food and Wine Bar is the ideal setting to host your next special occasion. Whether you are celebrating an engagement, birthday, or anniversary, B4 has the flexibility to accommodate a range of celebrations. B4 is a modern setting with polished concrete floors, full sound system, plasma tv's, bar and lounge area with an outdoor courtyard which can accommodate a wide variety of special occasions. We are located in a modern corporate development so you have complete privacy, ample parking and no noise restrictions and are minutes away from the Monash freeway. Relax and enjoy our quality food, range of beers and unique wines while celebrating with your guests. Available for exclusive use on weeknights and weekend days and evenings.
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.
Lina's Bistro A Vin
Cruising comfortably into a second decade, Lina’s Bistro à Vin is a firmly established landmark, nestled within Albert Park’s vibrant Bridport Street precinct. Lina’s is essentially a wine bar with great bar snacks and bistro-style cuisine. It could also be described as modern contemporary French, with an underlying gentle Australian accent. Lina’s is certainly an imbibing space with charming appeal, an intimate family-run wine bar with a most approachable cuisine and an enduring signature style. Functions, Events and Private Dining Lina’s bistro is a unique Parisian style venue in Albert Park, Melbourne. In addition to the stunning wine bar, we offer two private areas available for your events and functions. For example you may reserve these areas for; - Christmas parties - Christening - Birthday parties - Wine tasting - Engagements Whatever the occasion Lina’s will deliver outstanding classic French Bistro cuisine with the utmost customer care, service excellence and intricate attention to detail.
The Kingston Richmond
Tucked away in the heart of Richmond, just 5 minutes away from the CBD, the Kingston Hotel with its old style charm and modern features is a hidden treasure and is the perfect spot to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether it’s for a quiet drink or your wedding, the Kingston Hotel offers a variety of options. Built in the 1800’s, the original features and vibrant history have been maintained with its beautiful paved courtyard and grass beer garden offering a peaceful and quiet setting. After a recent extension, the Kingston Hotel boasts a stunning sunlight filled and air-conditioned restaurant with floor to ceiling windows, which overlooks both outdoor areas. The Kingston Hotel offers a warm and welcoming experience all year round. Whether you want to sit in front of the cozy fireplace in the winter with a wine, or take a seat out in our beer garden with a beer through summer, it’s always the right time to visit. Restaurant The Kingston Restaurant offers you an a la carte dining experience. With the capacity to seat 100 people, this bright sun filled restaurant overlooking the garden is perfect for all occasions. Our Modern Australian cuisine has been created by our chefs to enhance each dining experience. The combination of modern earthy tones, floor to ceiling windows and original decor makes the Kingston Restaurant a relaxed, warm and inviting place to dine. Open daily for both lunch and dinner. The restaurant is available for all occasions. Functions The Kingston Hotel is suitable for all style of events. Whether it is an engagement, Business Seminar, Dinner, Luncheon or Breakfast, Product Launches, Themed Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries or Weekly or Monthly meetings, the Kingston can cater for all your requirements. Whether you have a small gathering or a large event, the Kingston has a range of spaces to suit your needs. Offering sit down menu options or stand up canapé style, our function pack includes all the options for your selection.
Di Palmas Restaurant Bar
Di Palma’s was first established in 1988 in Hawthorn, where it was one of the first eateries in Melbourne to serve gourmet wood fired pizzas and has earned its reputation on them. Since our inception, we were popular with patrons because we provided them a memorable yet affordable dining experience, our popularity has gone from strength to strength. Our restaurant caters for people from all walks of life and tastes, and they keep coming back, so we know we’re doing something right. Di Palma’s success as a local icon comes down to providing patrons with quality and variety. As restauranteur John Di Palma says,” Our success comes from the fact that we cater for a broad spectrum, from families to singles, older folks as well as corporate lunch & dinners. And we do it well and with style.” As we have evolved, we have tailored our offerings to meet the needs of our clientele. Not only do we have an extensive and everchanging wine list, we allow BYO (wine only) in the main part of our dining room ie. the private dining rooms, the lounge area and all types of celebrations are fully licenced therefore not BYO (corkage charge is $10 per bottle). Apart from a great place to have a meal with friends or a romantic dinner with a loved one, we also offer exceptional private dining rooms and catering. Our three seperate private dining rooms cater for all your needs. Seating from 10 to 60 people in comfortable, private surrounds and with menus available to suit all budgets and tastes aswell as a dedicated front of house team, we are able to cater to every whim and are available seven days a week, lunch and dinner.
Red Spice Road
Home to Melbourne’s favourite pork belly and more for over 10 years, Red Spice Road has been dedicated to serving the best food Asia offers, in a buzzing and energetic communal dining environment. Red Spice road has repeatedly been named as home to Melbourne’s favourite pork belly. At the restaurant, you’ll get a South East Asian-style dining experience with all the energy of a busy Asian metropolis right in the heart of Melbourne. From the moment you step inside Red Spice Road, you’ll be transported away from Melbourne’s (quite probably) dreary weather and feel like you’re in the heart of Asia. You’ll be dining under our famous red lantern, surrounded by three large scale David Bromley artworks and stunning murals by up-and-coming Melbourne street artist, Mike Eleven.
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. 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.
It’s 12 O’clock Somewhere - Bar Restaurant and Deck Space
Handcrafted is the keyword at ‘It’s Twelve O’clock Somewhere’, Warrandyte’s answer to the ‘local’ that specialises in an ever-changing list of sixteen handcrafted beers and local wines on tap and they’re also available by the glass and bottle. A great list of casual offerings from modern ‘shared plate’ entrees, to wood-fired gourmet pizzas and mains straight from the giant New Orleans smoker, are all served right across the day and night. Outdoors ‘The Deck’ is the perfect place to take it all in, or indoors there’s a large space with a casual feel, great for small gatherings or larger groups.
East of Everything
Hidden away above BarNone and signposted very subtly, we offer some of the most surprising and welcome city views in the east, this discreet and understated manner being at the very heart of our charm. With six rotating beers on tap and constant keg changes, we pride ourselves on our craft beer range. The extensive list offers both locally-brewed and imported craft beer and cider – the perfect bevvies to complement any of our southern-style dishes. Some local brewers often featured on tap include Red Hill, Kaiju, Wolf of the Willows, Exit, Holgate Brewery, Moo Brew, Hargreaves Hill and many more. We also like to think we offer something for everyone, if your drink of choice isn’t beer trust us we have you covered. Our menu is driven by distinct southern flavours – think Buffalo Chicken Wings, Spicy Quesadillas, Flavoursome Gumbo and Beef Debris. Hearty and soulful, our menu transports you to balmy, downtown New Orleans.