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!
Smith St. Trader is the newest cafe, bar & 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, dinner or drinks with friends.The menu is approachable with something for everyone no matter what you are looking for, a casual lunch or intimate, romantic dinner, Smith Street Trader is sure to provide something special!Smith Street Trader is perfect for your next celebration, from intimate birthday party to group dining and drinking or boutique cocktail wedding and function, Smith Street Trader has the perfect package to suit everyone.
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.
Palate is open seven days a week to serve you an all-day Prahran breakfast, brunch, super quick power lunches and snacks. You have a choice of menus. If you choose paleo menu, all ingredients are naturally gluten free and sugar free. Whatever your tastes our food is modern and appealing which you enjoy in a vibrant, cosy setting on the sunnyside of Greville St.
The Elephant & Wheelbarrow Pub has been open since 1998. Formally known as the Melbourne Ritz it has always had a diverse cliental. The venue features a extensive range of international beers and local wines while keeping a diverse menu. With Live Entertainment 3 days week including soloists/acoustic duo's/original & cover bands. Located in the heart of St Kilda entertainment precinct on Fitzroy St you can always expect Great Food/Live Entertainment & Sport.So bring your friends or family to the Elephant & Wheelbarrow for some good times & great cheer. There is always a great food specials on every day of the week.
7000 by Pure South Dining is our temporary test kitchen whilst our flagship venue is being re-imagined. The space includes a dining area with stunning city views, a bar and a private space, and two balconies.We will not be dictating how you dine; we will be offering an experience to suit your mood; not ours. That is the essence of hospitality. This ‘landscaped hospitality’ gives a taste of the approach to different spaces you’ll find in the new Pure South Dining, when we open later in the year.Chef David Hall and our team of chefs are working with our producers to create the new-generation menus for the re-imagined Pure South Dining, while we are renovating. We will be offering the same brilliant produce & stunning cooking, but with a twist that is a little more approachable with something for everyone and every occasion.You get to choose what you are in the mood for; lunch, dinner, pre-theatre, drinks – it will still feel like us, but less structured and more welcoming of unplanned dining
Having opened in March 2007, Zonzo is featured in The Age “Good Food Guide” and has been recognised in the “OUTthere Food & Wine Awards” as one of the “Hottest Winery Restaurants” in Victoria Australia. In 2010, Zonzo was nominated as a top 5 finalist, and in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 was the Winner of the Restaurant Reception category for the Australian Bridal Industry Awards.Zonzo emphasizes on providing casalinga style original Italian food, great matching wines and an environment that cultivates social interaction for all ages. Embracing the traditional Italian custom of the shared table, the food is placed in the center allowing for all to casually indulge and savour a variety of dishes and wines.Boasting one of the best views in the valley, Zonzo is situated at the Train Trak vineyard set amongst forty- five acres of vines and large areas of luscious lawns for kids to run wild and for adults to relax.
Welcome to Chez Olivier - the iconic French restaurant in Melbourne. Located in the heart of Greville Street Village, Prahran, Chez Olivier is the most authentic French bistro Melbourne has to offer.
Ballara is a gracious Victorian Estate nestled on 3 acres of English gardens, with it’s own picturesque lake, weeping willows and family of ducks – the perfect setting for a wedding venue in Melbourne.
Ballara Bridal Expo
Wednesday March 9th 2016
6pm – 8.30pm | Free entry
Ballara’s Bridal Expo is a great way to get ideas & inspiration for your big day! Whether you have booked your wedding at Ballara or not, you are more than welcome to attend – or maybe you are still deciding on a venue and would like to come see Ballara!
Enjoy some canapés & bubbly while you have a chance to meet a great range of wedding suppliers, with exhibitors including florists, stationary, cakes, celebrants, photographers, cars, DJs, bonbonniere and more!
Our wedding team will also be available for any consultations and can provide you with any information you would like to receive.
During the evening we will also have a few industry professionals showcasing all the latest trends in the wedding industry.
All brides will receive a gift bag with information and goodies from suppliers. Plus there are some fantastic prizes to be won on the night too!
It costs you nothing to attend, all we ask is for you to register online at our website. Click Here to register now!
Hophaus Bier Bar Grill is Southbank’s cosmopolitan reinvention of the great Bavarian Bier Halls perched above the banks of the Yarra River. At Hophaus, Munich meets Melbourne with a deco-dining hall offering north-facing waterfront views of the water, Flinders Street Stations and Melbourne CBD.The space within the venue range from internal dining rooms to sheltered terrace landings, making it suitable for larger capacity functions including corporate events, cocktail parties, birthdays, engagements and Christmas functions.The food packages highlight the freshest and best cuisine from the land of Munich in combination with the culinary team’s signature styles. Guests can enjoy a selection of classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair unique to this reinvented European Beer Hall.Hophaus is a friendly and exciting venue all about beer and enjoyment.Set on Level 1 of the Southgate’s Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, it’s an easy walk from the CBD, Federation Square or Crown Casino.
Paladarr Thai Issan serves Thai cuisine utilising the freshest ingredients. The restaurant doesn’t fall into the trap other Asian restaurants did: No unnecessary gimmicks. The food is solid and authentic Thai, featuring stir-fries, soups, curries, salads and soups. The décor is contemporary—the dark furnishings and warm fireplace lending a relaxed ambience to Paladarr.
The Railway Club Hotel has remained one of the busiest dining rooms in Melbourne for over ten years. Its atmosphere and ambiance has stood the test of time. No pretence, just true Port Melbourne style.You can pick your own meat from our display fridge and see it cooked to perfection at our open kitchen. With such a commanding range of cuts and sizes we never disappoint.But it’s not just all about the steaks. We are also famous for our seafood and expansive selection of specials. Try our chef’s-own Cevapcici skinless sausages with olive tapenade, or our whole grilled 700g flounder.Our chefs pride themselves on the quality and freshness of their selected produce. All food is made on the premises — we even make are own ice creams and desserts.We also have an expansive wine-list, with a huge range of premium reds. Our own cellared wines and tempting reserve wine-list are perfect for any special occasion!FUNCTIONSThe hotel’s first floor function rooms were renovated in 2008/2009. The contemporized rooms provide an elegant feel, retaining the architectural features of the hotel’s rich history. With crystal chandeliers, wood paneled walls, classic wallpaper and a new smoker’s deck, it’s the perfect venue for your next functionPUBLIC BARThe hotel’s public bar has a friendly sporting theme, with huge plasma screens showing all the major sporting events. With a new TAB kiosk and Sky Channel, it’s a great place to relax and get your bets on during the Spring Carnival. When all the sporting fervour inevitably works up an appetite, try something from the traditional pub menu. The crumbed lamb cutlets with creamy mash and gravy are a staunch favorite — as are the $10 daily specials.Meals from the public bar and restaurant can elso be enjoyed in the sunshine on the outdoor tables.
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.
29th apartment is a re-creation of an apartment originally inhabited by the infamous Katishe: a salacious struggling artist who worked the streets of St Kilda 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.
The Royal Melbourne Hotel is one of Melbourne's most-unique dining and function venues.On the former site of Melbourne's City West Police Station, RMH incorporates historical features & modern architecture to culminate in one of Melbourne's most iconic venues. Equipped with 5 unique function rooms - including an impressive glass-enclosed Atrium, heritage-listed bluestone cellblock, and an all-weather heated courtyard bar, RMH is the perfect venue for all occasions. RMH can accommodate bookings & functions of all sizes including Christmas/ EOFY parties, birthdays, trivia and corporate events, weddings, conferences, award nights, product launches, networking, uni nights and more...Flexible function packages and an intrinsic understanding of clients needs have formed many long-term working relationships with clientele and make booking your next event a breeze. Conveniently located within minutes from Etihad Stadium & Southern Cross Station, RMH is ideal for all corporate and social functions and events.
Society Restaurant is one of Melbourne's premier Italian restaurants, cocktail lounge and function room venues. Pleasing punters with modern Italian fare, wines and cocktails, Society sets itself apart from the competition with its attentive service, familiarity and long standing history.
The Laurel Hotel has been in existance since 1853. It is owned and run by mother and daughter team Christine Day and Loren Smith who have owned the hotel since May 2008. It is your local corner pub with a little bit more... and No pokies!!Enjoy traditonal pub fare plus many more options in the TAB / Sports Bar area and Roof Top Beer Garden...Or aim for a more upmarket meal in 'Bistro 289' which you enter on the Mt Alexander rd entrance.
Tucked away off the busy Lygon St strip, Markov is a laid-back restaurant that suits a variety of nights out: from pre-movie dinner, a mid-week burger and pint, to a big Sunday spread from the share menu. The list covers the classic grape varieties so you are sure to find something that pleases, and the selection covers a lot of local drops. The bar is a maze of little areas all differentiated by the huge white walls. But with dim mood lighting, and a neon light wall installation you can hide out wherever you like. There are bar stools scattered for strategic people watching on a Sunday afternoon. The outdoor tables are decked with large brollies.Functions & EventsFront BarFormerly a bottle shop, this area was converted into a bar in 2009 and its design is taken from the building’s era featuring various modern industrial / art deco styles.Divided into various sections including an outdoor area for 30 people, the bar has been at the forefront in offering a more progressive experience within the Carlton area and was featured in the Age Good Food Guide’s Best Bars section for 2010 and 2011.Front Room ( Semi Private Room)This area holds approximately 20-40 people as a stand up/ cocktail style event and is perfect for informal gatherings. It can be booked exclusively with no charge or minimum spend any night of the week. Finger food and bar tabs can be organised. (minimum 20 people required for bookings)Entire Front BarThis area can be booked exclusively for private functions up to 70 people .Finger food can be organised along with bar tabs and your choice of music can be played via an MP3 player. There are minimum spends attached to booking the entire bar.Beer and Dining HallRecently renovated this area is a converted lofty warehouse modelled on an industrial New York style beer hall with a distinct craft beer focus.With a capacity to hold between 60-80 people this space has been designed to suit both small and large groups with a food menu designed to compliment both the beer and wine lists.Ideal for group dining, bookings can be made for groups of between 2 and 20 people for either dinner or just for drinks.
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.
Starting out as a hip café All Smiles Ringwood East has evolved into a super modern, exciting function venue that is ideal for any celebration. Providing a great party atmosphere, birthdays and engagements are ever popular.At All Smiles Ringwood East we aim to provide a fabulous environment for you, your closest friends and family to enjoy incredible food, an amazing venue and outstanding service. The perfect place for a birthday party, Christmas party or engagement celebration.
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.
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