City Wine Shop and The European
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Open 7 days a week, for lunch and dinner, the City Wine Shop offers classic bistro fare with substance and character to complement its extensive collection of Champagne and wines available to enjoy with your meal as well as to takeaway. We take the best seasonal produce available, cooking simple classic food for lunch & dinner, and everything in between. Drawing on our own in house butcher and farmhouse cheeses matured by our friends at Spring Street Cheese Cellar there is always something new to try on the menu.
City Wine Shop offers a welcoming ambiance and warm, generous hospitality - a beacon of Melbourne dining at its best.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Steak Tartare (75G)
with caperberries & charred onion
salt roasted for two, confit shallots, red wine sauce, sauteed mushrooms, garlic mash, rocket and pear salad
Pork belly parcels
Excellent evening just before the lockdown. Wonderful food (schnitzel good was absolutely delicious) and the atmosphere of Parisian Bistrot is spot on!
The Basket Pressed shiraz was excellent and the meals were of excellent quality
The European never fails to deliver; food, wine, service and atmosphere are all to be experienced
Have been here many times before and was very disappointed this time. There was no staggering of dishes so we were eating cold food, the service was shocking... one of the waiters slammed a plate in front of me at one point, and another nearly got her sleeve in our food. It was difficult to get any attention from anyone, and the wine list was not what I had hoped for.
Overall very disappointed and won't be going back.
Classic Melbourne experience. Old school ambience and food. Cannot go wrong.
Hadn’t been out in Melbourne since before the big lockdown last year, so nice to start an I ❤️ Melbourne day at The European. Perfect food, wine & ambience.
Always a pleasure to dine at The European. It is consistently fabulous!
The best way to describe this place is 'fancy cozy'... my favourite kind of vibe!
Consistently great experience and food. It’s a no brainer.
Haven’t been back for a while given COVID situation but still loved the service and the food
Amaizing food and great service. We will be back definately.
Excellent as always! Great vibe and awesome service
Consistently good, a classic, always great! Can't wait to go back.
All up great time as always. Only issue was our Red wine was a little on the cold side and would have liked it a bit above room temp. Still our all time favourite venue for a quiet meal.
Great food, wine and service.
Always a consistently great experience.
Great service, awesome food, great atmosphere, made feel very welcome, an outstanding venue to dine before the theatre. Make a night of it.......
We had amazing service and were able to stay longer than we thought we could. Thank you so much for looking after us!
As always we had an excellent business lunch. excellent service, just the right noise level and ambience for us to be able to speak comfortably and openly. You staff are obviously very well recruited and trained. We will be back to see you again soon.
Excellent service and food . Loved it . Felt like we were in Paris .
We love coming to the european , our waiter was fantastic !!
However we had booked and the staff member who greeted us was rude and not very nice at all. As well for a table that had booked we had been allocated behind the coffee machine and by the door ( which I felt was not appropriate , considering we had booked )
It was fixed not by our initial greeter but by another staff member , it just would have been nice as it was a date that the entire experience was wonderful and relaxing , especially after another lockdown .
This is my favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Impeccable food, service and atmosphere.
We had picked a quiet night after a long weekend.
Perfect. A reason why we always keep going back!!
it was great to be back eating out again and very grateful to the Melbourne wine shop. Great night
Definitely worth a visit .... very cool Melb breakfast venue
Just love this place. Amazing food and wine and what a location.
We had deliberately booked bar seating however were directed to seating in a long corridor in the old European side. (next to a fridge or storeroom). So from an ambience perspective this was disappointing.
It took quite a while to be asked if we would like drinks-when we did order it took around 15 mins for a complimentary sample to arrive as an apology because they were busy.
Drinks arrived about 10 mins after.
Food was great but early service and ambience disappointing
I so enjoy this place as the staff are knowledgeable, helpful and not driving you to buy the dearest bottle on the shelves. They in courage you to buy to your taste and likes. It’s a wine lover’s nirvana.
As always, another fantastic evening. Great food, atmosphere and service.
So great to be back at the European! The food is still great as is the service. I can definitely recommend!
Fantastic restaurant but don't tell anyone as it will get too crowded. Food is outstanding, wine list extensive, staff knowledgeable and ambience great.
Super efficient, professional service. Traditional French/Italian style dishe cooked superbly. Delicious.
Food was very good, service was pretty good. We've been here a few times and always been good. On this occasion we were seated down near the kitchen which is a thoroughfare for wait staff and patrons going to the bathroom. Probably wouldn't want to be seated there again.
Catching up with interstate friends. It’s a little bit of Marvellous Melbourne isn’t it? Always impresses.
excellent in service and very good in food. It is located near public transport.
Great food & wine & a fabulous atmosphere
Very pricey. They also pushed us out very quickly after our email. Food was ok but nothing special. Wines were overpriced. Great setting, though. Very nice interior.
Service was wooden and prickly.
This restaurant has always been a goto favourite.
When you order a Bloody Mary and get told that there is not any in stock, is sounds comical when there is three bars operating.
Lots it s mojo but the food was delicious...
Our fav in Melbourne. Just like being in Italy but with a Melbourne touch.
I love the city wine shop. Perfect place for a date
Always great fresh food and superb wines. We will come back again and again
City Wine Shop and The European is rated 4.7 stars by 744 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.