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Bouvardia

4.8
4.8
22 Reviews
$41 to $100
Cocktail Bar

Bouvardia is a new small experimental cocktail bar on level 2 off at 169 Bourke Street in the CBD, located near the Bourke Street / Russell Street intersection

We operate and serve predominantly cocktails 5 days a week with a small food offering

This is the venue that will reflect the immediate change we want to see in our industry – the core of which will be our approach to operating a sustainable and community-conscious business

We also have a ‘local first’ approach, stocking a small and concise local product range – and importantly, creating relationships with producers that share the same values of ‘disruption’ and ‘innovation’ as Bouvardia.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, 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

  • Public Transit

    Russell St - Stop 7

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Menu

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What 22 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Late Night Find

  • Melbourne

    Romance

  • City Centre

    Best Service

  • City Centre

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • City Centre

    Romance

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  1. CL

    CatherineL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect night out staff attentive and attention to detail brought us back

  2. TS

    TanelleS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience, team are so accomodating! Can’t wait to visit again

  3. RL

    RyanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice Cocktail with good interior design. definitely recommending

  4. c

    corinnas

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely beautiful decor and design of this bar which is what caught our eye in the first place. We went for my sister's birthday and where so well taken care of by our server. The playlist was great (we grabbed the name of it so we could play it at home) and the ethos of using native and seasonal ingredients with 9 cocktails on rotation is a great concept.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Honestly one of my favourite cocktail bars in the city. It’s hidden, quaint and beautiful. The staff there are amazing and even remembered us on the second time coming. The head bartender and the creator behind all of the drinks came up to us and had a chat about all of the cocktails served and how they are prepared. The drinks are unique but all amazing. Our favourites were the paperbark writer and the all parts of the celery. Definitely will be back again soon!!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, vibe and cocktails!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Had a date with my partner and the service was very good! The drinks were good too!

  8. IT

    IanT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great individualised service from the bartenders

  9. K

    Komodobaby

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great cocktail bar, very sophisticated without being stuffy. Luxurious and tasteful setting, not super dark which was a nice touch. Great service too. Only draw back is the back of options for nibbles. Croquettes, fries etc could be great as they only have olives on offer currently.

  10. b

    bookthug

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience1

    Atmosphere *nothing* like Instagram. Cheap-looking decor with big old AC unit in the ceiling and too much light. The banana cocktail was rubbish, just tasted like scotch and water. The service was good, lovely people. Beer on tap good too. I’m all for new hospitality businesses and wishing this place good luck I’m the future but wouldn’t be coming back and feel that the IG account misrepresented the atmosphere.

  11. c

    chrisp

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience3

    Great little spot. Little smallish but still very well set up. Waiting staff superb. Good to see Aus spirits represented. Would go again

  12. F

    Frankie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a beautiful gem Melbourne has gained. Comfortable yet stylish, every little detail has been thought about. This is a perfect place to catch up with a friend or for a lovely intimate date. You can easily tuck away in one of those velvet emerald lounges or melt away in that delightful dusty pink booth. Drinks menu is on point with a zero waste attitude. The people working there have an invaluable wealth of knowledge and are super accommodating and hospitable, I never usually write reviews but this place is worth a visit and ongoing support during this difficult time. It was easy to spend hours here and forget about everything for a moment. Will be back. Thank you.

  13. AG

    AmyG

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Great cocktails. Lovely staff. Shame the food menu only included 4 items.

  14. PP

    PinarP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Food was not available at the time. I was told by the staff it's something the bar is working on. My group was there for the drinks only, so wasn't an issue. Service and drinks were great. Definitely recommend Bouvardia!

  15. EK

    EllenaK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Such a wonderful experience at this bar! A stunning fitout and ambience greet you once you’ve ascended the stairs to the top. The staff were charming and attentive and the cocktails inventive and delicious!! Only gave 3 stars for food as there was no food available on the night which was fine for us as we were there for pre dinner drinks. Definitely recommend.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cool place. Loved the cocktails and the water jug.

  17. C

    Cyrup

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic new bar in an Art Deco venue with innovative cocktails and great service. The business focuses on making drinks from special local ingredients & ‘closing’ some sustainability issues by using most parts of the plant or / unique items. Decor is has an Art Deco fancy theme. The service was very attentive and the waiters were accomodating & know their stuff - 10/10! Would recommend the Major Tom if you like creamier rich drinks. Drinks are seasonal. You can order off the (smaller) menu. Keen to see how this new place goes.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Service was 10/10 Drinks 10/10 Space is quiet small and lights need to be dimmed

  19. FH

    FHCTattoo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolutely gorgeous venue. We will definitely be back in future, staff were attentive and friendly, and the cocktails were delicious! Couldn’t fault our visit.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great new Gem of a bar! Low waste, great decor, great table service :)

  21. ER

    ElizabethR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I wanted to try this new establishment as I love a cocktail and a cocktail bar. I'm happy I tried it but I won't be back. It was still getting established so there weren't many people there. I hope it picks up for them. The cocktails were just so so. Expensive and I don't think worth it. Happy to have tried but I'll be going to another cocktail bar with some of the old favourites at a cheaper price.

  22. TF

    TFrancis

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A one of a kind experience. Original drinks with amazing flavours, talented staff with an incredibly interesting back bar. An ideal spot to go for a perfectly crafted drink.

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Bouvardia is rated 4.8 stars by 22 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Google Map for Bouvardia

L2/169 Bourke st Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

  • Cross Street

    Russell St & Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • 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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