Planning a Function in Melbourne and looking for venues, halls or rooms to hire? [FM’S] Editors have been busy compiling a list of great places & secret spaces. Many you will never have thought of!
Ezard at Levantine Hill is a gastronomic partnership between hatted chef Teage Ezard and Levantine Hill Estate. Levantine Hill is one of the most visually remarkable and exquisite destinations you will ever find. Set amid the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley and surrounded by picturesque vineyards, it offers the perfect setting for your next event.Teage Ezard has taken his famed gourmet experience outside the city limits to offer locals and visitors to the Yarra Valley the perfect dining match to Levantine Hill’s critically acclaimed wines. In amongst the stunning bucolic vineyard views, visitors can enjoy Levantine Hill wines matched to dishes inspired by the classic food styles of Europe, which Teage Ezard has enhanced with new flavours and combinations.The architecture has been personally designed by renowned architect Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects and interiors were meticulously designed by Molecule. The 100 metre sweep of the curved roof of the venue and the private barrel-like tasting booths reference the sleek curves of a wine barrel.We offer two dining spaces. Our All Day Dining space offers sharing plates to be enjoyed with great wine and company. Our Signature Restaurant offers a five course and eight course tasting menu perfectly matched to Levantine Hill wines.
Smith St. Trader is the newest cafe, bar and restaurant addition to the ever growing dining precinct that is Smith Street Collingwood/Fitzroy.Boasting a stunning Scandinavian inspired fit out, secluded covered courtyard and for those that love to people watch heated outdoor footpath dining. Smith St. Trader is perfect for your weekend breakfast, brunch, lunch or big night out with friends.The beer garden, main dining room or entire venue is available to hire if you're planning a Christmas function, birthday celebration, engagement party or event.Smith Street Trader is the perfect Melbourne inner city function venue. It’s Smith Street location borders the eclectic suburbs of Collingwood & Fitzroy.Spaces within the venue enable us to accommodate a broad range of events from larger groups looking for private function room hire to small parties sharing in the venues unique atmosphere.
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 DiningSosta 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!
Let’s accept this, there are regular eateries, and then there’s truly beautiful dining that leaves all your wits gratified.At Aagaman, an Indian-Nepalese restaurant, we believe fine dining starts with breath taking ambience and ends with tongue tantalising deserts. Any hindrance in between and the experience stops all together.The experience at Aagaman Restaurant commences the second you walk in the door, where an interior design inspired by cuisines around the world welcomes you. What follows soon is the aroma of Indian and Nepalese delicacies twisted by chef Ram Sapkota and blended with the distinct fresh flavoured curries and expert tandoor cooking.From old favourites to contemporary cuisines twisted by our team of expert chefs or a blend of the best Indian and Tibetan cuisines influenced by Nepalese cuisines, this fine dining restaurant in Port Melbourne, Australia has a distinct style and an international taste.So if you’re after an unforgettable Indian-Nepali dining experience in Melbourne, Aagaman has a name that’s second to none! Enjoys stunning views of the port area, where the air is warm and comfortable, with welcoming and well-versed service and an in-house sommelier managing a high-quality wine list.
With a huge kitchen and cocktail bar, The Estate would make any retired captain happy. Graze like Baxter’s stock with spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay, no matter what the weather is doing.The Captain’s purpose built storage includes wine and beer barrels from the best ports and valleys around the world. Check to see what is in the latest cargo dispatch. The Captain’s cocktail menu is the best way to explore St Kilda’s roots.Creating the thrilling custom designed cocktail list that plays on the history and stories of The Captain himself and St Kilda is Venue Manager and renowned mixologist David van Iersel. Each cocktail comes with its own, often cheeky, short story based on St Kilda history and delivers the perfect balance of flavour and flair. Luke Campbell, of Rockpool, Taxi and his own wine business Vinified, has given the wine list serious wine kudos.Our kitchen is open 7 days a week, taking inspiration from Asian street food styles which are fresh, flavourful and made from the best ingredients. The menu is designed to be shared and eaten in a social environment with a cocktail in hand. Captain Baxter is a family run business that believes in the tradition of supporting other family producers and suppliers.Captain Baxter can cater for a broad range of events and is a must for your next event destination. With a number of spaces suitable for any occasion and an experienced team ready to cater to your needs.Our Lounge Space is outlined with stunning electric blue brick, this plush space is ideal for a relaxed social gathering it can accommodate a cocktail style function for 50-60 guests.Our Dining area offers a combination of booth seating and floor to ceiling windows that bring the beach inside while you dine. Perfect for a seated dinner or lunch accommodating 65 guests seated and 80 cocktail.
Located right in the heart of the CBD on Queen Street COF.E.FIX is the perfect spot for you next coffee, breakfast or lunch. Newly opened in 2016 COF.E.FIX has quickly become a local favourite, with many regulars making it their morning, lunch and afternoon cafe of choice. With 34 seats including split leaving dining and outdoor dining we can cater for your next long business breakfast or lunch or your next quick takeaway meal and coffee.COF.E.FIX only uses premium Allpress Espresso coffee to make sure each customer get the perfect cup and we also offer a wide menu for all tastes including a chef designed burger and parma menu, a comprehensive breakfast menu as well as quick items such as wraps, baguettes and salads. COF.E.FIX can also come to you with our CBD catering menu. Including hot and cold platter options ranging from fruit platters and sandwiches to burger sliders and calamari and much more to make sure you and your guests are well feed at your next function, meeting or event.Get your next breakfast, lunch or coffee fix at COF.E.FIX.
Feature pieces, antique furniture, tea lights, cushions, decorative lanterns and a stylish soundtrack will transport you back in time to the romance, mystery and decadence of Old Shanghai.Our food menu features incredible Asian cuisine from Chinese Yum Cha favourites to tasty Japanese Izakaya dishes perfect as a full meal or a simple bar snack. Our cocktail list will dazzle your tastebuds with everything from our delectable Asian-themed signature creations to the quintessential old-school classics. A glance at our back bar will make your jaw drop with one of Melbourne’s biggest and best collection of luxury and rare spirits.To keep things interesting we have live jazz every Tuesday from 7:30pm with Opium Jazz, live R&B every Thursday from 9pm with Shaolin Funk, and DJs spinning lounge, R&B, pop, and disco every Saturday from 9pm with Shanghai’d.Rum lovers can’t miss The Melbourne Rum Club on the first Monday of every month where you will indulge in rum tastings, rum cocktails, and rum tales.In addition to being the perfect place for a date, Golden Monkey is also the ideal place to host a private function.We look forward to meeting you soon and giving you some of our world famous Monkey love.
The Train Yard is the newest addition to Heidelberg's bustling restaurant and cafe scene. Serving Breakfast and Lunch 7 days per week. Offering everything from stunning New-York Style Bagles, Bacon and eggs & pancakes through to Salads, Sandwiches& some on the Northern Suburbs best Burgers and BBQ smoked meats. The beautifully appointed dining room gives way the newest Beer Garden "The Platform" in Heidelberg. The perfect place for those sunny summer afternoon's to enjoy a cold beer, wine or cocktail. With a retractable roof and heating "The Platform" is the perfect place for your next group booking, cocktail function or after work drinks.
Pope Joan serves breakfast & lunch 7 days a week from 7.30am to 4pm. There’s a staple menu & daily specials from noon.Recently, the Pope was blessed by The Age Good Cafe Guide 2012 with an award for Melbourne’s Best Food Cafe as well as Three Cup status. The papal team is chuffed – what matters most to them is how YOU experience the Pope but it’s nice to think that it’s a reflection of good work.
The International is located in Brighton, just 8 km from Melbourne’s city centre and minutes from the beautiful Brighton beach. This is a striking venue that has been completely renovated by leading Interior designers Hecker Guthrie.Contemporary chic, The International has been transformed into a world of theatre and drama with mirrored walls, romantic linen drapery, diffused lighting and bold wall panelling. This rebirth together with its manicured gardens and romantic private courtyard, make this one of Melbourne’s leading boutique venues.
Pawn and Co., the first bar in the Universe where everything is for sale, from the chair you sit on to the glass you hold, to the 1940's taxidermy albino kangaroo.
Discover Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, a spectacularly located Southbank restaurant on the banks of the Yarra. A grotto inspired, uniquely Melbourne drinking and dining destination featuring riverside barbecue and bar, cocktail lounge and dining room.
Only minutes from the CBD, the stylish and elegant Church364 is one of Melbourne’s hidden secrets. This stunning venue has recently undergone significant renovations, securing its position in the upper echelon of Melbourne’s top wedding, conference and party venues.Church364 is far from your typical function venue. Modern glamour meets old world charm in this double storey mansion featuring fireplaces, marble bars, polished timber floorboards and contemporary décor.This flexible space can accommodate anywhere from 10 - 250 guests for weddings, private dinners, conferences, corporate dinners, cocktail parties and breakfast meetings.
Welcome to The Shearing Shed. Unquestionably one of the most sort after Events Venues on Phillip Island. We have the ability to host both your ceremony and reception and take pride in making them exactly what dreams are made of.Off the beaten path and up an unassuming driveway you will find a hidden gem in this modern Australian restaurant and function centre. Come find us.Greeting you at the gate is an early model tractor, the first of many farming implaments you will find amongst the gardens. Each one telling its own story of how the land was farmed in years gone by. Set in what was a working shearing shed many moons ago, the restaurant has a warm and welcoming ambience with open fireplace and rough sawn timbers. The Barn has soring beams and large windows creating a sun soaked indoor ceremony option. The Billabong is a landscaped outdoor area with waterfall, pontoon and lawn area providing a beautiful outdoor alternative setting for your ceremony.Our stunningly gorgeous, one-of-a-kind venue will serve as the perfect canvas for a special, love-filled day. Our fantastic rural location offers guests a private venue while still being a few kilometers from Cowes.Not only do we provide the venue, but our team of chefs cater your event and our handy bar staff provide the drinks. We aim to make your day as easy as possible with our team of professionals.At a Glance:• Seating for 100+ people in our main dining room• Coctail weddinfs for 150+ people• One site ceremonies – our newly renovated barn is elegant yet rustic and perfect fo an indoor wedding. Outdoor spaces – The Billabong is not available for bookings.• Complimentary use of our grounds for photos.• Fully licensed bar and outdoor area• Experienced staff offering personal service• Multiple food menus and packages.
Hidden Alley is a Bar, function venue and restaurant located in South Melbourne. Featuring a beautiful beer garden, balcony and cosy indoor spaces perfect for you next after work drink, function or just a casual get together. Located in South Melbourne, Hidden Alley is open for functions, wedding and events and has already successfully hosted events for corporate clients, including Rotary Club of Port Melbourne. With a choice of indoor and outdoor event spaces, the venue is perfect for birthday celebrations, parties, product launches, meetings and group functions. Enjoy live music and modern Australia food including burgers, pasta, pizza, ribs and more. Parking for you and your guests is a breeze with the venue right opposite the South Melbourne market. Hidden Alley is also easily accessible by tram along Spencer or Clarendon Streets or by Light Rail!
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.
Modern Chapel Street Pub Cocktail Bar FunctionsLocated in the heart of bustling Chapel Street, Temperance Hotel is a casual, relaxed local pub perfect for lunch, dinner or a night out. Kick back and relax with a cold beer or glass of wine, enjoy a pizza or a meal from their modern pub menu. Open everyday from noon till late.
Mossgreen’s stunning new premises is an ideal venue at which to host your next special occasion.The historic Armadale Picture Theatre has been extensively restored and renovated to become a state-of-the-art venue, incorporating several spaces to suit a variety of corporate and private functions.With Peter Rowland Gold on board as our recommended caterer and full kitchen and catering facilities available, you are sure to create a unique and memorable event.Please contact Events Director Amanda Swanson to discuss your event requirements in more detail email@example.com or +61 3 9508 8888.
Campari House is a city venue like no other. The once famous Campari Bistro has been brilliantly rejuvenated, creating a fantastic four level hospitality experience reflecting Melbourne’s diverse restaurant and bar culture. Seamlessly merging vintage and contemporary, Campari House has the feel of an instant classic. Stylish without being sleek, the venue is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively.
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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.
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