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FOOD & DRINK

Melbourne Restaurants and Bars with Private Dining Rooms

Made for long lazy lunches and birthday dinners to remember.
By Concrete Playground
June 15, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
June 15, 2021
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  • Food & Drink

    Bar Lourinha

    Packed to the brim, this little gem offers a trip to Spain sans the passport.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Restaurant & Bar

    A Japanese sharing menu and a killer sake list.

  • Food & Drink

    The Everleigh

    Experience the hedonistic pleasures of the 1920s in Fitzroy's hidden cocktail den.

  • Food & Drink

    Prahran Hotel

    Enjoy good old fashioned pub food from the comfort of a concrete pipe.

  • Food & Drink

    Bellota Wine Bar

    Hark back to the golden age of food and drink with South Melbourne's Bellota.

  • Food & Drink

    The Grain Store

    A little slice of comfort with damn fine food on Flinders Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    Porgie + Mr Jones

    In a space full of endearing touches, Hawthorn's favourite dining spot will have you leaving with a very happy spring in your step.

  • Food & Drink

    Eau de Vie

    Cocktails, whisky and a little speakeasy fun.

  • Food & Drink

    Robert Burns Hotel

    A little slice of Spain on Smith Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Neighbourhood Wine

    With a history steeped in Melbourne Mafia, this bar brings a cosy, speakeasy-style space to Fitzroy North.

  • Food & Drink

    Captain Baxter

    Drink rum punch under the new retractable roof while staring out at sweeping beachfront views.

  • Food & Drink

    Eureka 89

    Degustation dining with one hell of a view.

  • Food & Drink

    San Telmo

    Inspired by Argentina’s vibrant culture, San Telmo offers authentic food and wine to match.

  • Food & Drink

    The Grand Hotel Dining Room

    A Melbourne gastro-discovery that one can only be shown and not told.

  • Food & Drink

    Panama Dining Room

    Go for the food, stay for the view at this Smith Street stalwart.

  • Food & Drink

    Gingerboy

    Part opium den, part cosmopolitan outpost, this dark and sultry South-East Asian hawker-style den bursts for attention.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Creatures Geelong Brewery

    This Fremantle-born brewery's east coast home features three bars and lots of booze.

  • Food & Drink

    Epocha

    The epitome of European hospitality.

  • Food & Drink

    Le Bon Ton

    Oysters, absinthe, smoked meat and a 24-hour licence.

  • Food & Drink

    Taxi Kitchen

    A new era of dining at Taxi.

  • Food & Drink

    Kumo

    Izakaya-style dining at the Brunswick end of a worldly Lygon Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Cumulus Inc.

    A sensory dream of outstanding food and beautiful design.

  • Food & Drink

    Rice Queen

    Oriental dining edging towards Brunswick Street royalty.

  • Food & Drink

    Oriental Teahouse

    Teahouse, retail store and full-blown Chinese restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    Cutler & Co.

    Fine dining at one of the best restaurants in the country.

  • Food & Drink

    The Botanical

    A new breakfast offering adds new life to this all-day South Yarra institution.

  • Food & Drink

    Munich Brauhaus

    A 900-seater German beerhall with more steins and pork dishes that you can poke a pretzel at.

  • Food & Drink

    Pastuso — TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    Fun, convivial Peruvian dining in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Gradi Crown

    Bigger, louder and shinier than before, Gradi 2.0 opens at Crown.

  • Food & Drink

    Wabi Sabi Salon

    Fun, fusion Japanese that can be found on both side of the river.

  • Food & Drink

    The General Assembly

    The General Assembly keeps things simple with craft beer on tap, good bar food and riverside views.

  • Food & Drink

    St Hotel — TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    Once a questionable choice of venue, the Saint Hotel has been transformed into a sleek Thai dining space and bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Flower Drum

    Elegance and attention to detail at one of Melbourne's oldest Chinese restaurants.

  • Food & Drink

    L'Hotel Gitan

    From Paris to Prahran, this is Jacques Reymond's attempt at the French gastropub.

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo Tina

    The third sister has been born, and she brings a Japanese edge to the family.

  • Food & Drink

    Kenzan

    Several of Melbourne's best Japanese chefs owe a debt of a gratitude to Kenzan.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottega

    Perfect for a romantic dinner or a few lunchtime drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    The Flying Duck Hotel

    Prahran's favourite old Duck flies again.

  • Food & Drink

    Entrecote

    Dine like a Parisian — late, simple, with fries.

  • Food & Drink

    400 Gradi Essendon

    The ultimate trifecta for the pizza pros.

  • Food & Drink

    Supernormal

    Lobster rolls and karaoke, together at last.

  • Food & Drink

    Cecconi's

    Top-notch Italian food. Essential Melbourne dining.

  • Food & Drink

    Meletos

    Dine on premium Modern European dishes with panoramic views of Victoria’s wine region.

  • Food & Drink

    The Baths Middle Brighton

    Fantastic fine dining paired with floor-to-ceiling views over the bay.

  • Food & Drink

    The Craft & Co.

    A Fitzroy cafe that's also a brewery, a roastery and a deli.

  • Food & Drink

    Holey Moley Golf Club — TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    Melbourne's insane two-storey mini-golf bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Piquancy

    The Babu Ji team open a second Indian restaurant with lamb stew, a self-serve beer fridge and flaky naan.

  • Food & Drink

    Osteria Ilaria

    A CBD wine bar and Italian eatery from the pasta kings next door at Tipo 00.

  • Food & Drink

    The George on Collins

    This basement CBD venue has a Vietnamese-inspired food and drinks menu by MasterChef Khanh Ong.

  • Food & Drink

    Kisume

    Chris Lucas's three storeys of Japanese grandeur.

  • Food & Drink

    Stalactites Restaurant

    A Melbourne institution with 24-hour gyros.

  • Food & Drink

    Spice Temple

    Neil Perry explores regional Chinese fare at this fiery eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Gold Leaf Docklands

    Try and leave room for dessert at this inner west yum cha joint.

  • Food & Drink

    Hampton Wine Co.

    Great bar food and take away wines on a sleepy strip in Hampton.

  • Food & Drink

    Newmarket Hotel

    Great pub fare, exciting architecture and a dedicated gig space — the Newmarket is a triple threat.

  • Food & Drink

    Joanie's Baretto

    Thornbury's cute neighbourhood Italian bar serving spritzes, cicchetti and gluten-free pasta.

  • Food & Drink

    Builders Arms Hotel

    Andrew McConnell's refined pub offers British-inflected fare, a strong wine selection and a lovely little courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    Frankie

    A perfect pastel diner serving up great pan-Asian food in Geelong.

  • Food & Drink

    Future Future

    This little Richmond eatery is slinging meatball katsu-sandos, donburi bowls, cocktails and rare Japanese sake.

  • Food & Drink

    Amelia Shaw

    A sleek weekend-only cocktail bar above the Retreat Hotel.

  • Food & Drink

    State of Grace

    The CBD venue has reopened in a new and improved location complete with a hidden drinking den.

  • Food & Drink

    Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq — TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    A circus-themed arcade bar from the Holey Moley crew complete with bowling, dodgems and colourful cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Kazuki's Restaurant

    The acclaimed fine diner has brought its famed Japanese fare from regional Victoria to Carlton.

  • Food & Drink

    Sebastian Beach Grill & Bar

    This Basque-inspired waterfront bistro grills seafood and pours sangria on a sprawling shaded deck right on the sand.

  • Food & Drink

    Prince Dining Room

    All-day dining in an iconic St Kilda location.

  • Food & Drink

    Harlow

    Richmond's Great Britain Hotel has been transformed into an all-occasions pub with a dog-friendly beer garden and lots of barbecued meats.

  • Food & Drink

    The Espy

    The revamped Melbourne music institution sports 12 bars, two restaurants and three live music stages across its six levels.

  • Food & Drink

    Elwood Bathers

    This all-day diner is located right on Elwood Beach.

  • Sonny Chiba

    A modern Japanese diner with brisket-stuffed doughnuts and an Iced Vovo dessert.

  • Food & Drink

    Nagambie Brewery and Distillery

    A lakeside brewery and distillery worthy of a weekend road trip — it's only a 90-minute drive from Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Andorra

    A charming Carlton North wine bar where you pull up a stool for a drink and a snack every day from 2pm.

  • Mister Munro

    An all-day dining room and bar in Melbourne's historic old 'dry hotel'.

  • Food & Drink

    Liminal

    An all-day CBD dining hub from the team behind Top Paddock and Higher Ground.

  • Food & Drink

    Nevsky Russian Restaurant

    Traditional Russian delights and plenty of vodka, of course.

  • Food & Drink

    Mister Bianco

    An authentic Sicilian restaurant with a seasonal menu that fuses the traditional with the new.

  • Food & Drink

    The Local Taphouse St Kilda

    This Carlisle Street institution boasts 19 taps, two fireplaces and an indoor bocce court to boot.

  • Food & Drink

    Juke's — TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    A 70s-themes karaoke bar from the Holey Moley crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Marameo

    A CBD Italian diner with a laneway terrace, house-made pasta and many spritzes.

  • Food & Drink

    Fargo and Co

    This old Richmond bank is the home of bottomless brunch and fried chicken.

  • Food & Drink

    Imperial South Yarra

    A southside spot to unwind with a fishbowl cocktail and a little bit of a boogie.

  • Food & Drink

    Katori

    This Box Hill restaurant, bar and grill is serving up traditional Japanese yakiniku.

  • Food & Drink

    Moon Dog OG

    The Melbourne brewing powerhouse started out life in this Abbotsford warehouse — it's worth a visit for a couple of beers and some pizza.

  • Food & Drink

    Pepe's Italian & Liquor

    You'll find cheesy bowls of gnocchi, meatball pizza and giant sundaes at this 1930s New York-Inspired Italo-American joint on Exhibition Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Hopscotch

    A riverside meeting place for beer lovers and friends, where you can get a foot-long steak sanga and bottomless fries.

  • Food & Drink

    Panda Hot Pot

    The former Dracula's site is now home to an international sichuan hot pot chain.

  • Food & Drink

    Tiamo

    A Lygon Street mainstay.

  • Food & Drink

    Poodle

    A two-storey bar and bistro in Fitzroy with a sunny courtyard and seafood-heavy menu.

  • Food & Drink

    The Commons at Ormond Collective

    This four-in-one St Kilda Road venue has a huge beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Brownie

    A multi-level pub, Punjabi-style deli and rooftop bar run by chef-restaurateur Jessi Singh.

  • Food & Drink

    Gimlet at Cavendish House

    Andrew McConnell's elegant new cocktail bar and European bistro serves up caviar, champagne and truffles aplenty.

  • Food & Drink

    Hobsons Bay Hotel

    This bayside boozer has an ex-Supernormal chef, house-made doughnuts and hot chook rolls.

  • Food & Drink

    Vesper

    You'll find a secret bar, a courtyard and an ex-Vue de Monde chef at this Mediterranean bistro.

  • Food & Drink

    There There

    Set inside a grand old bank building, but feels like a 70s house party.

  • Food & Drink

    Poodle Upstairs

    Poodle Bar & Bistro has scored a new upstairs sibling, serving signature sips, gourmet charcuterie and caviar two nights a week.

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