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Alluvial, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Alluvial

4.3
4.3
98 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Nestled between the historic Rialto and Winfield buildings, Alluvial effortlessly melds a mix of old and new, all imbued with the culinary and cultural charms of Melbourne. Alluvial Restaurant, named after Alluvial gold deposits in honour of the gold rush, when Melbourne was the richest city in the world.

Situated under our iconic glass atrium, is the perfect setting to try our international breakfast, all day dining menu or simply enjoy a coffee or wine in Bluestone, for a more casual option. Sample modern Melbourne cuisine with the best local produce and flavours Melbourne has to offer. Melbourne’s electric dining scene offers a startling array of the world’s greatest cuisines, the hotel amplifies these diverse cultures that make Melbourne eating so unique.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Breakfast, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Buffet breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Fri 6:30 am–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 8627 1400

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Clinton Jackson

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross Street

    William Street

  • Parking Details

    Arrive and leave with ease thanks to our valet service. As a hotel guest or patron at Alluvial, your car will be safe and undercover for $55 per night. <br />

  • Public Transit

    Southern Cross Station 5 minutes<br />Flinders Street Station 10 minutes<br />Collins Street Tram Nos: 12, 109, 48

  • Entertainment

    Alluvial is situated on Collins St, close to nearby Etihad Stadium and Spencer St station, making it the perfect place a drink or dinner before a show, concert or sporting match.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. PB

    PaulaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    A lovely setting but the food we ordered wasn’t what we expected
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was ok considering the price.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  4. L

    Lexie

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Staff were great and very attentive, food was very good. However, the high tea is not very traditional which I was a bit disappointed about, but that's personal preference. For the staff and quality of food I would go back any day.
  5. C

    Craig

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Highly recommend. Only one issue which needs to be sorted for future bookings. When I booked online, I had the option to select the Valentines Day Dinner Package OR just do A La Carte. I opted for A La Carte. When I arrived at the restaurant, A La Carte was not an option. With my wife having various intolerances and myself being pescatarian, we were limited to only the Valentines package. So we had no choice but to make alterations to the set menu. Maybe next time you have a special dinner package, make sure the E-commerce side of things match your offerings and is consistent. Please make sure your third party booking system is clear and updated and all channels are covered.
  6. A

    Angelcook

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My husband & I recently dined at Alluvial restaurant. Upon arrival (via google maps) the entrance was closed telling us to go another way. When you aren’t familiar with this area, this can be off-putting. The maître D was lovely. Our table was well located not directly next to others. The 4 course meal with wine paring was a nice idea. However I didn’t think it was a good idea to serve the champagne upon arrival, followed instantly by the Pino Grigio & started. Felt like we were being rushed along from the start. Would have liked more of a break between courses. The starter also didn’t really appeal, compared to the other 3 courses. All in all it was a lovely experience. I did like that the wines offered were Australian wines.
  7. SF

    SuzanneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a girlfriend for her birthday, we were both surprised as it exceeded our expectations. The food was lovely and beautifully presented even a Happy Birthday decorated plate was brought to the table which was a lovely touch. Having a small main was such a surprise and absolutely delicious you wanted to lick the plate, but we didn't. The staff were amazing explaining everything and helping us to make the deconstructed champagne cocktail. Jasmina was our waitress and she was brilliant and certainly knew all the food, she helped make the day brilliant. I will certainly look for an occasion so i can revisit and experience this again. It would be the best High Tea i have been to. Can't fault anything, simply brilliant.
  8. JC

    JennyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating our daughter returning to London after a months visit We wanted somewhere very special & we were all delighted with Alluvial. Loved thedeconstructed cocktail to begin. The savoury food was fantastic but by far the favourite was the cutlet & truffle mash!! We will definitely return at a future date. Many thanks for a lovely experience
  9. KD

    KimD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You don't often find somewhere that ticks all the boxes but this was the case here. Perfect in every way
  10. SS

    SSCG

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday with the Clark sisters afternoon tea. A very enjoyable time, we would go again
  11. K

    Kirra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here during the Harry Potter production and enjoyed the meals they had created for a Harry Potter experience. It was a magical meal - even if you're not a Harry Potter fan. The meals were delicious and they had great choices to select from. The meals looked amazing and tasted just as good! Our server was also very helpful and made sure to check in on us throughout our experience. A beautiful place to visit and a place I would highly recommend visiting :)
  12. NE

    NickE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service food was tasty and a great selection from the menu considering it was New Year's Eve. Pricing faur and reasonable for New Year's Eve would definitely visit again.
  13. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely Christmas meal with a more British flavour. Service was excellent. Only very minor criticism was that main course was a bit lacking on potatoes and vegetables. Desserts buffet however was outstanding. Would definitely recommend as it is a lovely venue.
  14. j

    jessicaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, generous with the bottomless champagne, beautiful venue but what really made our experience extra special was the amazing hostess who looked after us!
  15. SD

    SigD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2019

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    The choice on your menu is rather limited. When going to Alluvial for the second time (because of convenience of location) half the party was at a loss on what to order. Disappointing.
  16. KW

    KathyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED IT! THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS AND SERVICE BRILLIANT. THANKYOU
  17. C

    Chuggle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant I've been to in a long time. Everything about it was outstanding, but I'd particularly like to mention the staff. They were friendly, informative, and professional (but not stand-off-ish). Very, very happy.
  18. KO

    KelvinO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent service, well presented and tasteful servings, great wine.
  19. KR

    KristinR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food service was slow and went for Harry Potter experience but the theatrics weren’t there. Ordered beef rare and was medium. Struggled to get our water refilled etc. Wasn’t that busy but staff were definitely struggling
  20. S

    Sarah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most beautiful amazing experience l have had ... staff were friendly and helpful. Food was out if this world
  21. PW

    PenelopeW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic high tea great service.
  22. JB

    JennyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the experience that was made from the tea party, wonderful service and amazing food.
  23. VM

    VusoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, my date and I enjoyed our experience
  24. MD

    MichelleD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Omg the food was amazing. We went for the Harry Potter dinner with main and dessert. The steak was to die for. I am usually a chicken person but loved the steak. The brownie cup was amazing too. The staff was excellent. They were friendly and helpful. My experience for dinner exceeded my expectations. I would totally recommend going to harry potter show then dinner. The food and the staff was a highlight for me and recommended to others going to the show to dine at Alluvial.
  25. PW

    PhilW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Scheduled breakfast business meeting, as outside guests of the Hotel, only to be greeted with grimaces and confusion. Felt awkward and uncomfortable.
  26. B

    Baysidelad

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    On arrival was shown to a table with one seat straddling 2 cushions - uncomfortable to say the least. Sandwiches bland. Lamb cooked to perfection. No fruit scones served up as per the menu. Advised staff who blamed the waiter. Then had the fruit scones served. However, scones a total disappointment as being small, tasteless and very crumbly. Cake selection a total disappointment as the eclair was obviously not fresh, was hard and chocolate no taste. Too many tartlets with different fillings which made for a very boring selection. Staff great but the standard of food did not make up for the cheery staff who tried their best with what came out of the kitchen. This was a total disappointment from a world renowned hotel and by far the worst high tea we have had in our lives.
  27. VD

    VinceD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each time we have been there we haven't been disappointed. Love the place and staff..thank you and see you again soon
  28. AS

    AliciaS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic pre-theatre menu with fantastic service and good pricing. Will definitely be back.
  29. JC

    JaneC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being named Clarke made the Clarke Sister's High Tea a must for my daughter's birthday. It was a fabulous afternoon made more special by the expert staff who performed to their usual high standards, and the story behind the high tea. It made for a memorable celebration. We will always look for opportunities to return to Alluvial whenever the Inter Continental puts on another if it's event dining experiences.
  30. p

    pandaeats

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Alluvial is set in a lovely building with a huge, sunlit atrium. They've great staff who are incredibly friendly and very helpful. We sat in for a very quiet and intimate high tea. The food itself was average - pate was divine; sandwiches didn't seem all that fresh because the bread felt soggy but almost chewy; mains were nice but nothing to write home about; dessert table was fun and full of options. All in all, it was nice enough, but for the price, I think there are better options.
  31. SB

    SimoneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service from Gary was great...found the pastries/desserts the let down. Pastry around the mini desserts was soggy and soft....looked and tasted like they had sat in a fridge for a week. Expected better quality from the 'star' of the show.
  32. J

    Joelle

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great way to kick off our Hary Potter experience. The pre-theatrical dinner was delicious, quick and great service. Thank you
  33. L

    Lucently

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2019

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was exceptional. Unfortunately, we had believed we had booked the high tea. We followed a link from a review page that described only the high tea, and made the booking through open table. On arrival, we were informed that the high tea only happens on weekends. Believing that we had booked a high tea, we were very disappointed.
  34. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall very good. Food was pre prepped so some items like the duck liver pate were dry around the edges on the bread but still very tasty!
  35. RS

    RobinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere with very reasonable price. Except there were a group of reckless people having high-tea kind of thing and speaks quite loudly. Before and after they were there, it was the greatest dining experience I have ever had.
  36. WA

    WARWICKC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was terrific and service was outstanding; helpful, friendly but professional. Ambience is good in that the Intercontinental provides a stunning backdrop for the restaurant and it is quiet; tables are well spaced and you can genuinely enjoy a conversation without straining over loud piped music and have a laugh without feeling that you are imposing on the adjoining tables' enjoyment. Only minor negative was that it was a bit chilly. It is indeed a very big space and perhaps it is a challenge to heat effectively but our group certainly needed to keep jackets/cardigans on. Lovely evening though.
  37. SP

    SanetteP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience ordering the Harry Potter Menu... really magical, we went back a couple of nights later to do it all over again.... service is absolutely outstanding and the food came out hot and on time... we will be back if we come back to Melbourne again.... the cocktails are lovely too....
  38. RB

    RebeccaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party had the Harry Potter pre-theatre menu in between Parts 1 & 2 of the play. The food was lovely and the themed meal added to our whole theatre experience. It is a short tram ride from the theatre, we booked the earliest 5.30 pre-theatre time slot & made it back just in time for the start of part 2.
  39. LM

    LisaM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group were delighted with our wonderful afternoon at Alluvial. Everything was perfect.
  40. C

    Charles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Steak was tough and grizzle ++. In spite of telling them we are going to theatre to see Harry Potter, the service was poor and had to leave before finishing the dinner. When I reminded the waiter about the coffees which we ordered over 15 minutes beforehand, he then went to put the order. We had to leave and we just made in time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Alluvial is rated 4.3 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
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495 Collins Street, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    William Street

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Buffet breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Fri 6:30 am–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Breakfast, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Arrive and leave with ease thanks to our valet service. As a hotel guest or patron at Alluvial, your car will be safe and undercover for $55 per night. <br />

  • Public Transit

    Southern Cross Station 5 minutesFlinders Street Station 10 minutesCollins Street Tram Nos: 12, 109, 48

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Clinton Jackson

  • Entertainment

    Alluvial is situated on Collins St, close to nearby Etihad Stadium and Spencer St station, making it the perfect place a drink or dinner before a show, concert or sporting match.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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