Alluvial

4.3
69 reviews
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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 69 People Are Saying
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Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 1Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

C
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

D
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

TE
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

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

T
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

A lovely romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

CO
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

KY
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spent our anniversary at Alluvial, and it was probably one of the best restaurants we have been to. Food was exceptional, especially the beef sirloin. Services was in high quality. Atmosphere was so romanatic, if you are looking for a quiet place to dine with your love ones, this place is a star. Compared to other $$$$restaurant, I would say Alluvial is very high value of cost.

CI
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quite a find. The impeccable service was unassuming- a rarity to find nowadays. Best poached eggs I have had in a long, long while. This is one of those establishment that no one would tire of visiting. Outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

45 mins wait for food and when I asked waiter she said another five minutes, then food came out after 10 mins so totally 55 mins wait, people came after us they served in 15 mins, how does that work? And there are only 4 table full not busy at all, what a joke Quantity is too less according to price, poor service, ruin my first date

LS
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I very much enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Staff were fantastic; meals delicious; quiet and enjoyable atmosphere. A great place to go.

S
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated our 45th. Anniversary with high tea at the “Clarke sisters” and I have to say it was absolutely delightful, from the champagne cocktail to all the different dishes that were brought out, could not fault anything. Had a delightful waiter (Gary) attend to our needs, who explained everything very specifically and basically all the staff were super friendly. Have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone.

HB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

There were few guests and not having been to the Rialto for many years I was shocked by how scruffy it looked. The blonde leather chairs in the bar are had tears and the floor was scuffed. There were artificial flowers and the glorious cobblestones had been covered over. That being said the young maitre’d was lovely and the wait staff efficient and self-effacing. So I do hope the streetscape can be restored bringing the singular atmosphere back.

A
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service with very attentive staff, and excellent food. An overall great experience!

M
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first ever experience at Alluvial was amazing. I experienced the Clarke Sisters High Tea with two friends for my birthday and thought the entire setup of the High Tea was unique and memorable. The service was attentive - Garrick was a superstar and very sweet bringing me a special dessert to celebrate my birthday. Could not recommend highly enough to anyone else.

s
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a birthday dinner here on a monday night. The restaurant was quiet, and the staff was extremely patient and accomodating. Great service and great food. Very romantic ambience and setting. Highly recommended for special occasions and date nights!

MW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My experience was offset by being stood up by my date, but I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner. I was surprised by the cost of the sparkling water I was offered though. Will definitely go back.

s
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and the service was impeccable. We felt very well looked after :)

N
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

As my wife and I were one of three tables occupied, the ambience wasn’t one that you’d go back for. The waitress did her best to keep our glasses full.
When the food arrived, it looked well cooked, however the mash that my wife had was like soup and cold, the meat was cooked well and just warm. My meal was supposed to be accompanied with truss tomatoes, only one on the plate mmmmmmm. The side dish of broccolini didn’t take long to go cold.
The desserts were as described on the menu and very tasty.
Would probably look elsewhere in the future.

s
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

I have experienced many high teas and this would be the worst. Sitting at a table that is just an add-on area to the main dining, absolutely no soul or ambiance. The table almost adjoining had a cloth and remained unset which gives the feeling we are just a limb on a tree. Food - terrible. The roll with the crab - the roll completely overwhelmed the filling. Bagel almost indigestible. Chicken sandwich - just one tiny finger of bread with a peel of cucumber with something under it to keep the cucumber from falling off. Not a sandwich. Where were the chicken and cucumber sandwiches. Beef and cheese and chutney was the other option. Dessert trolley - was made to feel you could not have more than one slice. Why not have a mini taste selection rather than large slices. There was just one piece of food per person per level where other experiences offer multiple choices per level. Value for money 0.

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