Alluvial

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82 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Melbourne’s electric dining scene offers a startling array of the world’s greatest cuisines and Alluvial takes inspiration from the diverse cultures that make Melbourne eating so unique.

Dine for breakfast, lunch, pre-theatre or dinner and experience inspiring Melbourne dining.

An iconic Melbourne stroll down Flinders Lane leads you to the entrance of our Alluvial Restaurant. The beautiful glass atrium is the perfect setting to try our international breakfast, seasonal lunch menu or sophisticated evening menu with a perfectly paired wine list.

Alluvial Restaurant is named after Alluvial gold deposits in honour of the gold rush, when Melbourne was the richest city in the world. Alluvial means unconsolidated soil or sediment that has been eroded, reshaped by water, playing homage to Melbourne’s gold rush.

Sample modern Melbourne cuisine with the best local produce and flavours Melbourne has to offer, within a luxury Melbourne landmark.

Special Offers

Christmas Day Dinner

In the evening, feast on a Family Style Roasted Turkey Dinner and Seafood Buffet in Alluvial.

Wednesday 25 December, 2019
From 6pm
Family Style Turkey and Seafood Buffet

$195 per person with 1 glass of Champagne.
$255 per person with free flowing Mumm Champagne, Beer & Wine
$95 per child with soft drink or juice (6-15 years)

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Full prepayment will be a requirement at time of booking. Additional seating will be subject to availability.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 18:00-21:30

Christmas Day Seafood Buffet

Celebrate Christmas Day with family and friends over a decadent and festive seafood lunch buffet.

Wednesday 25 December, 2019
From 1pm-4pm
Seafood Buffet

$290 per person with 1 glass of Mumm Champagne.
$350 per person with free flowing Mumm Champagne, Beer & Wine
$150 per child with soft drink or juice (6-15 years)

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Full prepayment will be a requirement at time of booking. Additional seating will be subject to availability.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 13:00-16:00

Christmas Eve Dinner

As the sun sets on Christmas Eve in Melbourne, enjoy a feast with those special in your life.

Tuesday 24 December, 2019
From 6pm
3 Course Sit Down Menu

$125 per person with 1 glass of Mumm Champagne
$175 per person with matching wines
$95 per child with soft drink or juice (6-15 years)

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Full prepayment will be a requirement at time of booking. Additional seating will be subject to availability.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 24 December 2019

Ends: 24 December 2019

Availability: Tue 18:00-21:30

What 82 People Are Saying
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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

KO
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent service, well presented and tasteful servings, great wine.

KR
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

S
Melbourne / VIC
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

PW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic high tea great service.

JB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

VM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, my date and I enjoyed our experience

MD
1 review
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.

PW
1 review
Dined on 10 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.

B
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.

VD
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

AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JC
1 review
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.

p
Melbourne / VIC
2 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.

SB
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.

J
1 review
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

L
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.

J
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!

RS
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.

WA
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.

SP
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....

RB
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.

LM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

C
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.

ML
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our high tea experience the food was good the staff were excellent and we were not rushed .enjoyed our champagne cocktail that was a little fun to begin with. The interior of the building is very interesting to look at.

JC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was particularly attentive and our party of six adults and six children were made to feel welcome. Our vegan and dairy-free people’s requirements were amicably catered to.

JC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very attentive and polished service, with lovely canapés, and excellent new cocktails.

D
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My daughter and I enjoyed the delicious Harry Potter pre theatre menu . Looked and tasted amazing!

TE
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My mum and I had a delightful high tea at Alluvial. The service was impeccable from the get go - a lovely welcome and introduction from our waitress including instructions for the deconstructed champagne cocktail which was delicious. The savouries, main meal, scones and desserts were all delicious and very filling. This is definitely equivalent to a lunch rather than a small afternoon tea. It’s a beautiful space and a lot of care has clearly gone into the menu and presentation. Beautiful for a special occasion (as it’s not cheap, but it is good value), would highly recommend!

CS
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff very informative, food enjoyable lacked wow factor ,sad to see the venue wasn't busy,
is that normal? Overall we did have a pleasant afternoon.

EC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a delightful venue, and excellent food. The staff went out of their way to look after us and make this such a special day. Thank you!

CS
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Booked a table. Waved for service but staff just pottered cleaning tables in their own world. 45 min later requested a coffee. The waitress asked if we were having breakfast and we said no (based on lack of service) and just wanted a coffee. It all seemed too difficult to explain or expect. Very disappointed as there were hardly any customers either.

KW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit to Alluvial. Beautiful atmosphere and very friendly, helpful staff. We went for the Theatrical Pre-Theatre, Harry Potter themed dining experience, but there was a mix up with our booking. Making a reservation online didn't seem to inform them we wanted the Harry Potter dinner so the kitchen was unprepared for us. However they were very happy to still make it happen, it just meant waiting 10-15 minutes longer which was not a problem at all. And it was absolutely worth it! The meal was delicious from start to finish and such fun, with the smoke under the cloche for our main and the melting of the chocolate orb for dessert. If you're a Harry Potter fan, I definitely recommend this experience while it's available. We're very, very appreciative of the staff who were willing to still make our night happen as planned. It was brilliant.

LT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an experience loved everything about the place.The service was excellent food was fabulous. Totally enjoyed the whole experience 👏👏

s
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

Has a mouse walking around when we have our valentine's dinner. How is this possible?

T
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

A lovely romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

CO
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, nice tables restful and calming to be in, great service attention, meals came out very quickly. Would like to see a few more choices on the menu but the food that was served was excellent.

BW
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The lady serving in the bar provided excellent service throughout. Every time I have been there she has been so customer oriented. Additionally, seating in the restaurant was comfortable and the food was very tasty.

AB
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it all, all the staff were exceptional, especially the lady who served us for high tea
Will be back,
The 4 course was amazing, wine, etc.... loved the vanilla&berry tea
The setting of the restuarant, surrounding was lovely, relaxing perfect for an lazy sunday afternoon high tea.

Thank You

P
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Well-served, well-cooked, and a little mistakably twisted. Loved it, anyway.