City Wine Shop and The European
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
- 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
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
Arrived and they didn’t have a table for us at City Wine Shop so we were plonked after waiting 10min in The European. Service was incredibly slow. Staff seemed disinterested and too busy chatting amongst themselves to deliver the experience we’d become accustomed. Sad, loved this place.
Staff are key and are outstanding, makes you feel like you are very welcome and part of the overall experience. I don't look at the menu , i just ask the wait staff to tell me what i need ! :)
Great to be reunited with this old gem which is as good as ever,
The European was one of my favourite CBD restaurants pre-lockdown & it's merging with the City Wine Shop has not affected it one bit.
The food was excellent (a humble chicken schnitzel with Italian coleslaw was so tasty) & the staff helpful & solicitous as always - I would always recommend it for friends to eat at whether in a hurry for the theatre or for a longer & more leisurely dining experience.
I took my friend to the European for her birthday We are locals and love supporting businesses in our "hood''The food was very good however the service seemed non existent..no greeting or acknowledgement upon our arrival..during the meal we had to continually ask for assistance ..for everything!...and my request for a small cake and candle to be brought to the table at the end of our meal..completely forgotten They staff were pleasant enough to us however I left with a lingering feeling of being in their way
Don't keep asking me for a comment everytime I come! Can't you be satisfied that I've given you a high rating?
Fantastic to be back in Melbourne eating at the European via City Wine shop. Not the full menu as pre COVID but an excellent selection . Especially love the service and attentiveness- just perfect.
Always a wonderful place with such character and charm, pretty good value for money considering it’s in the heart of the city. And the service is always professional and friendly. I had the Pepper steak which was outstanding and the schnitzel which I introduced to my sister for the first time was brilliant.
The dining experience actually took place in The European - a well-loved location, as is the City Wine Shop. Both offer a superb dining experience with exemplary, welcoming service.
Great food and friendly, attentive service. Easy going place for the whole family to enjoy an excellent, relaxed dining experience.
High quality food and wine in atmospheric surroundings. Highly recommended!
Just love love love that place... xxxx
Fabulous to be back after a year. The service we received was exceptional and the food was as good as ever. Our favourite place in Melbourne did not disappoint. So good to see you back
Consistently high standard of Italian oriented cuisine. A perennial favoutire of mine and one of the first places I patronize when visiting Melbourne.
Food was very good and well priced, as was the wine. Venue had a nice ambience and was child friendly.
Food, service and THAT martini. The best!!!!
Great knowledgeable friendly staff. Simple menu, however well thought out, big on flavour and generous serves.
Great food, great location! The polenta chips here are a must!
The European is probably my favorite Melbourne restaurant. I am so pleased to see it back close to pre-COVID normal. Can't wait to return.
City Wine Shop and The European is rated 4.7 stars by 724 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.