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Bouvardia, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Bouvardia

4.3
4.3
72 Reviews
$41 to $100
Cocktail Bar
*Best Cocktail Bar 2023 Critics Choice Award - TimeOutMelbourne*


Bouvardia is a modern experimental cocktail bar and exhibition space. The cocktails are all highly experimental and unique incorporating local products, seasonality, sustainability and gastronomical processes. The interiors mid century modern design contrasts aspects of minimalism with opulent colours and textures. The venue also doubles as an exhibition space showcasing local artists on a rotational monthly basis. Bouvardias concept was designed to be unique and inspire creativity through providing a multi-sensory experience to all patrons and visitors.





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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 0000 0000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Russell St & Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Russell St - Stop 7
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

Experiences

  • Date Night Special

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Treat your special someone at Bouvardia. Enjoy 2 of our signature cocktails each and share 2 plates from our Bar snacks menu. $150 for 4x Cocktails/Mocktails + 2x Food items in Total.
    Date Night Special photo
  • Large Group Booking

    $60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Bookings above 6 people require a minimum spend of $60 per person.

What 72 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 recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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72 Reviews
  1. Michelleb

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar. Staff are amazing. Thank you Sam. Best cocktail I think I’ve ever had “Major Tom”. My partner had a B.A.B which he also loved. Highly recommend you visit. Ask for Sam.

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  2. Timothyd

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    You guys took our booking and we’re not open, we were left out in the rain and there is no way of contacting you.

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  3. MichelleT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very expensive cocktail that won’t any good in-terms of taste and alcohol content. Very diluted.

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  4. Sarah123

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, great cocktails, you can tell the staff love what they do. Always checking on us and happy to suggest drinks by what you like

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  5. MeganE

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very friendly and professional and their knowledge was outstanding! The cocktails were amazing! So delicious and fancy!

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  6. ZacS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, great drinks, great service. Will be back.

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  7. ShelbyN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice hat added gin is highly recommended. Staffs were very friendly. I even broke a glass but they didn't charge that one

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  8. GraceH

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Needs more drink options especially of different price ranges

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  9. Achsah

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the vibe of this place! Great service and the bartenders really knew what they were doing. All the drinks we had were amazing. Great place for a relaxed night out with cocktails.

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  10. richie69

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We visited here for a drinks and enjoyed the cocktail experience, we only had a couple of bar snacks, however the food was tasty & menu read well. Hugh was awesome! C U next time...Cheers!

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  11. RebeccaM

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place but the ice takes up 3/4 of the glass so you don’t get much cocktail!!

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  12. MichaelZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, feels very Melbourne. Bartender Steel was fantastic.

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  13. SBRA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    No staff to greet us on arrival Seemed like a nice enough place but would not return

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  14. Ronnie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent drinks that have unique flavour profiles. Service was immaculate. A good place to chill for some drinks and lounge on the velvet seating. Can't comment on the food as I didn't try.

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  15. Cassandrah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing drinks and amazingly good service….highly recommended for those who want a great night and amazing drinks

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  16. Annaliese

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn’t eat here however the drinks and service was impeccable! There are no complaints, the staff were super knowledgeable and great to interact with, the ambience of the venue was comfy and cosy and intimate, the drinks were nothing short of outstanding! Is definitely a must do when in Melbourne

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  17. Triz

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service from all staff. Staff were extremely friendly and explained each of the drinks in lots of detail. The drinks were unique, delicious and very addictive! Ambience was calm and intimate and it was also very clean inside. Highly recommend Bouvardia!

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  18. benseerocker

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I leave a positive review, do you think they'll give me the amazing artwork on the wall as thanks? If not, I'll still say nice things about them, like their incredible cocktails frankly putting all others to shame with their intriguing, inventive and down-right delicious flavour combinations, their ambiance that screams New York pretension without any of the negative connotations and the hospitality ('hello, friends'). Aside from the two flights of stairs to get there, hands down Melbourne's reigning cocktail bar.

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  19. RyanN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had the worst time at the place ever. We had birthday celebration so we decide to go here, one of the girl staff was so so rude. The bar was empty so we did take some picture with flash on. The area was empty so we went to that table just to take some photos, after i was putting the cake on and that girl staff came up to us and say ‘there are people gonna come soon’ I askes ‘how soon is soon’ she said it didnt matter… i mean i was trying to put the cake in and it will only take 30 second. Besides staff being extremely rude like that, i think the drinks are ok, little bit overpriced

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  20. ElleM

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a wonderful experience in the middle of nowhere. We loved the almost geeky theatrical approach to the drinks and how you are encouraged to take a leap of faith into the unexpected combination of flavours. A perfect girls night out. Loved the signature drink - passionfruit cheesecake. A knockout.

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  21. debbiedoesdining

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superbly handcrafted cocktails in bc a cosy stylish space. Mixologists had great knowledge of their cocktails . I’ll be back.

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  22. EmmaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hidden gem! Amazing cocktails and great service

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Complex and unique cocktails with Australian theme, and most importantly delicious. Great and informative service. A very enjoyable pre-dinner cocktail experience. Overall, I would rate 4 and a half stars if i could.

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  24. Komodobaby

    Melbourne

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bouvardia is an intimate bar and suitable more for small groups who enjoy a well made cocktail. Great place for a drink or two.

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  25. JacquelineP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous little find, unusual but very delicious cocktails!

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  26. RussellB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great space with tasty, novel cocktails served by personable and attentive staff.

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  27. DemelzaG

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal authentic cocktail experience focused on Australian produce and alcohol as well as sustainability. Try them all they are all fantastic.

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  28. Rose

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails, very different which made the experience even more amazing.

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  29. Emmafw

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great cocktail bar. The drinks are amazing - original, sustainably ingredients and, mostly importantly, delicious. Wonderful service and as a bonus, gorgeous decor. Be brave and try the Dweller in the Gulf cocktail if it's on the menu. It tastes nothing like you'd expect!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing time

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  31. AnatolyS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was good, great service extra firndly. Cocktails were sensational. Bravo!

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  32. TroyG

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A quaint little cocktail bar, with an imaginative, seasonal cocktail list that you won't find anywhere else. Will defo head back there.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience If they say you need 2 servings of corn puffs, no you don’t

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  34. SamanthaJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great setting and attentive, fun staff. Good for an intimate chat or a date. A nice place to go if you’re dressed up aswell. We decided to try the cocktails on the menu, they only had 7 and they weren’t to our liking. They were introduced and talked up but tasted too strong with too much ice. Expensive shots. However, you can order your favourite classic cocktail off the menu.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the best drink I've ever had in my life.

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  36. BrennaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gorgeous setting and wonderful staff who were extremely helpful. Will be coming again.

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  37. sarahb

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good spot for a drink, don’t expect normal cocktails tho, very unusual cocktails but worth the try for the experience, recommend the major Tom cocktail

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  38. CherylB

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Gorgeous slick cocktail bar. Interesting and thoughtful cocktails

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  39. jamestran

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greet service and drink options Love the ambiance

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  40. JessieGuo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! All the food we ordered were amazing!! And staffs are friendly and kind. Best place !

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FAQs

Bouvardia is rated 4.3 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bouvardia

L2/169 Bourke st, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Russell St & Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Russell St - Stop 7
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
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