Bar Bianco

4.7
44 reviews
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
We are a neighbourhood wine bar in the heart of Hawksburn village.
Our tastes in wine may be slightly different, however our selection contains the bottles we love to drink sourced locally and from around the globe. The list features small producers and exciting blends covering the breadth and depth of the wine making world. If it is for a glass of wine or a great Italian red with some cheese, we have it covered.
Bar Bianco's menu is seasonal and luxurious; dishes are designed as smaller bites for flexible dining, with some larger items complementing the offering.
Come in and get immersed into a world of wine, classic cocktails with a twist or a tipple from behind the counter.

Experiences

  • Afternoons with us

    Multiple dates available

    Feel free to book in for a seat with us at the Bar. However the kitchen will be serving cold menu items only. Is it for some freshly shucked oysters with a glass of bubbles or a cheeky pre dinner drink this is it.
  • After dinner with us

    Multiple dates available

    On your way home; feel like to finish the night with a bit of cheese or something sweet; an Amaro or one of our selected Whiskey`s. This is the place to book. Kitchen is winding down and hot dishes are stored away. We are looking forward to see you for a late night tipple.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 44 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MeredithD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time I had a meal at Bar Bianca. Previously just had drinks. The food was superb - unusual flavours that really worked well together. Will be coming back.

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RobertQ
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Lovely people. nice and friendly service with great wine. food was excellent , however needs more chioce to menu. we arrived early at 4.30pm and had time to have a good chat to my wife.

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vipOpenTable Diner
27 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful date night after emerging from lockdown. Great food and cocktails. Thank you

Bar Bianco
Responded on 3 August 2021

Hi there, Thanks for the 5-star review! We're glad you enjoyed your date night with us. We hope to have you join us again soon.

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a treat. We sought a lovely experience for a date and we got more than we hoped for. The wine list is impressive and we were not disappointed with our selection. The staff and manager were friendly, interested and delightfully helpful. And the food? Omg. What a delicious and mouth thrilling experience. Some dishes were even brought to the table by the head chef who explained his craft. The restaurant is quiet, we could talk, and we could fully relax into our evening. So special. Give Bar Bianco a try.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 3 August 2021

Hi John, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a glowing review of your recent visit to Bar Bianco. We're so glad you enjoyed your overall experience on your date night with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great concept and ambience. Definitely go back

Bar Bianco
Responded on 3 August 2021

Hi there, Thanks for the 5-star review! We're glad you enjoyed our concept and ambience. We hope to have you join us again soon.

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RoseP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a beautiful restaurant. From the friendly staff & ambiance to amazing food worthy of any fine dining rating without the exorbitant price tag. The staff couldn’t accomodate our group enough. The chef personally came to our table to intricately describe each dish & where ingredients were from.
A great dining experience. Please give Bar Bianco a visit you won’t be disappointed!

Bar Bianco
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi Rose, Thanks for your kind words regarding your recent visit to Bar Bianco. We're so glad you enjoyed the ambiance, food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JemmaB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding evening. This is what dining in Melbourne is all about. Exquisite food, creative and delicious. Wonderful, friendly and attentive staff.
Ambient interior.
Perfecto!
Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi Jemma, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your recent visit to Bar Bianco. We're so glad you had a wonderful evening with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipCath
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Bar Bianco twice and have been blown away both times. The atmosphere is warm and intimate, the service is attentive, friendly and enthusiastic and the food is clever, sophisticated with great depths of flavours. The wine list is exceptional and the cocktails are creative and addictive. I cannot wait to visit Bar Bianco again.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi Cath, Thanks so much for your kind words and 5-star review! We loved having you back at at Bar Bianco for a second visit. We hope to see you again soon.

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HeatherM
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely night out at Bar Bianco. Try the Wagu beef - gorgeous!
Great vibe and we’ll be back.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Heather, Thanks for your 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your night out with us. We agree that our Sher Wagyu Eye Fillet is delicious! We hope to have you back again soon.

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MelissaK
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

one of the best restaurants in Melbourne, we'll be back!

Bar Bianco
Responded on 29 June 2021

Hi Melissa, Thanks for your 5-star review! We're so glad that you and your guests enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipKyleM
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love, love, love Bar Bianco. The service is extremely friendly, fast and professional, and everyone we spoke to had a great knowledge for the menu. The whole experience felt like we were in a place with a great sense of its own identity. Menu is big enough that you have range, but not so big that you get stuck deciding, and the wait staff were really helpful in suggesting amounts to order.

Wine menu is excellent too, really not a bad drop to be found, and something to pair with whatever you’re eating.

More than anything, I love the ambience. Its so delightful, romantic, warm, traditional and fun. A place like Bar Bianco could easily feel tacky in that they’ve built it to feel like it’s been there for 40 years, but they’ve executed it so well and you can’t help but leave and feel like you’ve spent a few hours in Italy.

Can’t wait to go back soon. Only wish the liquor license was later, so we could carry on into the evening.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Kyle, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review of your recent visit to Bar Bianco. We really appreciate all your kind words regarding our service, menu and wine. We're so lucky to have such a beautiful space to work with and we're glad you felt comfortable here too. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipNicko
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Its great!! The atmosphere and food are briliant. Will be back.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 29 June 2021

Hi Nick, Thanks for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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BexD
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bar Bianco never disappoints - the food is elegant, inventive and always delicious. The chef's passion for what he does shines through, underpinned by his visits to diner's tables to answer questions and discuss the dishes. And the service and wine recommendations from the front of house team were excellent. The smoked Murray cod was an absolute highlight for us. Can't wait to return again!

Bar Bianco
Responded on 29 June 2021

Hi Bex, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review of your recent visit to Bar Bianco! We really appreciate your kind words regarding our chef and front of house team. We strive for excellence in everything that we do and we're so glad it comes through to our guests. Thanks for your continued support of our venue. It's always a pleasure looking after you. We hope to see you again soon!

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ChristaR
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Would highly recommend.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 17 June 2021

Hi Christa, Thanks for your 5-star review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service. We hope to see you again soon.

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debl
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great new local!
Small menu but delivers on variety and taste.
Classic cocktails and a really good wine selection.
Knowledgeable staff and super service.
We’ll be back.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 17 June 2021

Hi Deb, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to Bar Bianco. We're so glad you enjoyed the food, drinks and service. We look forward to having you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Really great venue and great atmosphere. Staff were fantastic.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 17 June 2021

Hi there, Thanks for your 5-star review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the service. We hope to have you back again soon.

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zainw
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love having Bar Bianco as our 'local'! Great wine selection, attentive & knowledgeable staff and a wonderful ambience. A Hawksburn gem.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 17 June 2021

Hi Zain, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review of your recent visit to Bar Bianco. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DavidW
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful venue, the food was beautiful and the service exceptional. I don't want to be too positive as it will become more difficult to access as this little gem becomes more well known as it surely will.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 17 June 2021

Hi David, Thank you for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

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ShaffuS
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was amazing and the staff was helpful and knowledgeable. I was on a date with my partner and the staff made it super special.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 19 May 2021

Hi Shaffu, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to Bar Bianco. We're so glad that you and your partner enjoyed your date night with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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CatherineT
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it- amazing customer service, ambiance and food.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 12 May 2021

Dear CatherineT Thank you for taking the time reviewing us. We are excited hearing about. Glad you loved our attention to details. We are always delighted looking after you.

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CatherineT
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our first experience at Bar Bianco. The entire team were welcoming and keen to put the customer first and centre

Bar Bianco
Responded on 12 May 2021

Dear CatherineT Thank you for this awesome review. We have shared it with team. Glad to hear you have felt our warm hospitality.

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FayH
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a marvellous experience, great food. good advice with choice of wine excellent service.
Definitely returning & would recommend Bar Bianco to friends .

Bar Bianco
Responded on 7 May 2021

Dear FayH Amazing to hear from you & thank you for taking the time reviewing us. We would be delighted to welcome you back and your friends. Warm regards, Philippe and the Bar Bianco team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food.

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James
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous local - great, fresh produce and food paired with a lovely selection of wines and unique cocktails.

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nb66
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Shared plates were disappointing - no advice as to suitable portions and selection was limited. Given that bookings for meals are required the menu just doesn't cut it. A lovely venue for drop in drinks.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 28 April 2021

Dear NikiB, We are surprised to hear that you didn`t enjoyed the dining experience with us. We trust there is a great range of smaller and larger dishes for sharing or individual enjoyment. Indeed we have a great range of wines and cocktails for a cheeky drink.

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Ozymandisaurus
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding bar with genuinely helpful staff and a real buzz. A focused list of interesting and fabulous wine/food.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 28 April 2021

Dear Ozymandisaurus, Always a pleasure looking after you. We love to hear, that you enjoy the wine & food menu as much as we have finding the hidden gems. Thank you for taking the time reviewing us.

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Tamara
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, service and ambience. Food was amazing and will be going back time and time again!

Bar Bianco
Responded on 28 April 2021

Thank you Tamara for your recent visit and review. We love to hear from you, that you and your group enjoyed the experience. We are looking forward welcoming you back soon in the near future

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great. Had a wonderful time and staff were excellent.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 28 April 2021

Morgan, glad you had an awesome time with us. We have shared your review with team, thank you

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is sensational, beautiful bar and great atmosphere.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 28 April 2021

Dear JohnH We are honoured to hear from you and your kind words greatly appreciated. Looking forward to see you next time

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding team of committed professionals where nothing is too much trouble

Bar Bianco
Responded on 22 April 2021

Dear Bar Bianco guest Thank you for your awesome review. We are pleased to hear about, that we have looked after you. We love to go the extra mile taking care of everyone.

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vipJess
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful night on Saturday visiting Bar Bianco. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable, attentive and welcoming. We popped in for an after dinner drink and some cheese - the cheese selection was great, and the wine even better. We were able to taste a few wines on the list prior to ordering - the whole experience was great. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and will definitely be visiting Bar Bianco again😊

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CathM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service of fabulous food and wine in a chic and intimate setting. Special attention from Chef was appreciated. Food is locally sourced and according to the seasons. The rabbit pasta was the highlight. Will be back ASAP

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DebB
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service, beautiful wine, warm atmosphere and the food was amazing!

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DebM
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food ,wonderful knowledgeable staff in particular the chef Marvin
Will definitely be returning on a regular basis.
Only down side - as it’s so small very difficult to get a table booking on line or a seat at the bar as a walk in!

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KateH
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a lovely experience over lunch, the food was great and we loved the wine menu. Looking forward to many more dining experiences here! Love the decor!

Bar Bianco
Responded on 20 March 2021

Dear KateH Thank you for reviewing your recent visit with us. We are very excited to welcome you back for more lunch/ dinner`s with us there is plenty more to explore and choose from.

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TessJ
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

The waitress didn’t seem to know much about the wine list which seemed odd for a wine bar. The food is completely overpriced and the serving sizes are tiny.
I won’t be going back.

Bar Bianco
Responded on 14 March 2021

Dear Tess, thanks for taking the time to write this review across our platforms. Constructive criticism of our venue, food and service is very helpful & helps reach higher levels in all that we do. We are disappointed to hear your thoughts of Bar Bianco. We believe, that we have created a fantastic venue and menu with the right balance. Our menu features a mix of bites and entrée style of dishes, with 3-4 main courses featured on our blackboard. Hope you will give us another try in the future

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KPN71
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was attentive (and knowledgable), the menu was full of curious bites to taste (this is not a hearty menu if you're starving, although we didn't order the main meals - of which there are 3 daily specials to choose from). Wine menu is excellent. The space was 3/4 full while we were there and there were moments when the noise level got a little excited (but not to the point where I needed to yell or couldn't hear my friend - just had to lean in closer).

Bar Bianco
Responded on 11 March 2021

Dear KPN71 Glad to hear you have enjoyed your most recent visit and describing our venue perfectly. We are looking forward to see you next time.

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KirstyE
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Drinks are on the high side by the glass - bottle probably better value.
Food amazing- nice touch chef coming out and explaining each dish - will return

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Gabby
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, vey attentive staff, good wine selection and fantastic food. Will be returning soon

FAQs

Bar Bianco is rated 4.7 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.