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City Wine Shop and The European, Melbourne, AU-VIC

City Wine Shop and The European

4.6
4.6
1193 Reviews
$41 to $100
European
Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and taking bookings for the European restaurant Tuesday-Sunday. If you can't find a booking online, please contact the restaurant directly. On Mondays we welcome all guests on a walk in basis. Our extensive outdoor area welcomes guests on a walk in basis so feel free to drop by. We are always happy to see you. Located near the iconic Parliament and Princess Theatre, we offer classic bistro fare with substance and character to complement our extensive collection of Champagne and wines available to enjoy with your meal. We take the best seasonal produce available, cooking simple classic food for lunch and 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 and the European offers a welcoming ambiance and warm, generous hospitality - a beacon of Melbourne dining at its best.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    European, Contemporary European, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9654 6657
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Peter Sheldon
  • Private party facilities
    Our award winning menu designed by our amazing team of chefs, accommodates serious boardroom dinners, as well as beautiful long family lunches. An extensive wine list and welcoming, savvy staff make hosting an event with us effortless.
  • Private party contact
    Jess and Amy: (03) 9654 0811
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Bourke Street
  • Parking Details
    Limited metered street parking along Spring Street and Lonsdale Street
  • Public Transit
    35, 86, 96 Tram - Parliament Stations
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 1,193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for fine wines

1,193 Reviews
  1. Jane

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Slow service. Food was great. Have always loved this place but will again about coming back.

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  2. KarenW

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious lunch with a girlfriend for my birthday! Directed to a quieter table so we could chat without a lot of people around us. Suggested wine was a Beaujolis which we both decided to have which was very good!

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  3. MattP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The European is a Melbourne institution. Awesome environment, matched with good food and service. Being able to walk upstairs to The Supper Club/Siglo is also unbeatable

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  4. Monika

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Family gathering and everyone enjoyed a lovely night out with great food and excellent service. Loved the wine that was recommended. Thank you. Will definitely come back! ❤️

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  5. PeterR

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there first our 40th anniversary and were looked after so well Lovely cozy atmosphere, front window seat looking out to Spring St, white tablecloth, candle, - just great atmosphere and ambience The staff looked after us exceptionally- very attentive and helpful without being intrusive The food was magnificent, and we sampled three of the specials, all with great flavour and beautifully presented, as well as three more of the amazing choices from the regular menu Timing for courses was great- not too rushed or too far apart The wines were lovely with a great selection of local and international varieties Dessert did not disappoint It’s been one of our favourite restaurants for many years and we will certainly be going back again

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  6. HelenR

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just delicious. Our UK friends last meal before heading back to London. Best schnitzels ever they told Jay. Won’t be able to eat it anywhere else. What more can I say!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambience, wine and friendly staff. Will definitely come back.

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  8. LauraC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Female toilet is not impressive. Hope the restaurant can improve it.

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  9. SherylG

    Perth

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant as usual; The European, brilliant as usual, so Melbourne

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the venue and food as always but it was extremely difficult to modify my booking which could not be done directly through the Open Table app. Whilst asked to contact the venue directly, nobody answered my numerous calls nor could I leave a voice message. This provided a less enjoyable experience overall .

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City Wine Shop and The European is rated 4.6 stars by 1193 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for City Wine Shop and The European

159 Spring St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bourke Street
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    European, Contemporary European, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Limited metered street parking along Spring Street and Lonsdale Street
  • Public Transit
    35, 86, 96 Tram - Parliament Stations
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Peter Sheldon
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9654 6657
  • Private party facilities
    Our award winning menu designed by our amazing team of chefs, accommodates serious boardroom dinners, as well as beautiful long family lunches. An extensive wine list and welcoming, savvy staff make hosting an event with us effortless.
  • Private party contact
    Jess and Amy: (03) 9654 0811
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