Keeping your celebration exclusive! Find FM’s list of hand picked Melbourne venues with private rooms for intimate private dining or larger cocktail events.
Vasko boasts a unique family presence, and a successful fusion of contemporary cuisine with a strong Mediterranean flavour.Private dinner, cocktail party, engagement, wedding, christening you name it, Vasko’s enviable reputation for creativity ensures your next special occasion will be a complete success. A private bar, champagne garden and al fresco deck seating are just a few of the many great features included in our private space.Vasko can accommodate up to 150 guests cocktail style, offering a broad range of canapés, finger food and grazer options. For a sit-down celebration we can cater for up to 70 people with a variety of set menus to choose from.Each dish on their cocktail and set menus are house made and are of the highest quality. For a conference Vasko’s private space can cater for your annual general meeting, training seminar/workshop, exhibition and more. The space is fully equipped with a comprehensive audio visual system including a wide screen plasma, DVD and i-pod facilities.
171 Dorcas Street was designed specifically for parties of less than 100 people, ensuring your most important occasions are both intimate and well celebrated. Whether it is a special 21st birthday, romantic wedding reception, engagement party or an exclusive product launch, 171’s lighting, furniture and installations create the perfect combination.Due to 171’s unique design it can accommodate a myriad of function types from the most intimate sit-down dinner party for 20 guests to a traditional classic cocktail party for 100. Our packages are designed to lessen the burden of planning and organising a function. In any event, 171 Dorcas Street will help make your occasion memorable.171 Dorcas St is Melbourne’s smallest exclusive space, catering for 100 people. Exclusive in that we are not a side room or an upstairs space at a hotel, or a bar, or a night club, but a space that does just one celebration per night. We cater for birthdays, engagements, 21st, 40th, business events, weddings, photography studio hire and much more.We are away from the challenges that currently face the CBD, but close enough for people from around Metro Melbourne to easily locate 171 Dorcas St and find ample parking out the front.We are 2 minutes from both the Burnley Tunnel and Westgate off ramp.
Il Gambero on the Park provides Lygon Street diners with the best pizza and Italian cuisine the street has to offer. Il Gambero, an institution of Melbourne’s little Italy moved to its new home in May of 2010. We welcome you into our new home, just 300 meters from our old premise and now we’re just opposite the park.
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.
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