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The European, Melbourne, AU-VIC

The European

4.6
4.6
1201 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

8:00 pm


Booked 12 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 1,201 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

    Best Food

  • City Centre

    Great for fine wines

1,201 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peter was wonderful, made us feel incredibly looked after and created a memorable night for us. We look forward to coming back and seeing him again!

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  2. Andy

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A melbourne classic that always delivers! Brilliant night.

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  3. Alex

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    If you book City Wine Shop, you will be seated in the European. Very different atmosphere and uncomfortable interaction with staff about not eating food while sitting in the European (having booked for City Wine Shop). Recommendation: just go, don't book if you want City Wine Shop

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  4. ChristineH

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food . Service was also excellent Wine serving got a bit confused but all fine in the end

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine and drink at The European.

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  6. SR1946M

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, prompt service. Perhaps a little noisy - a table nearby with people with loud voices!

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  7. ConnorK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible, especially loved the beef tartare and the gnocchi. Awesome selection of wines and the service was perfect, always kept our glasses topped up

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  8. JenS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a 1.30pm lunch booking with friends and loved it so much we didn’t leave until 10pm!!!! The relaxed atmosphere, excellent staff, and awesome food and wine list are a standout for us, every time we come to Melbourne it’s our hands down favourite place! We’d eat at the European every day if we could!

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  9. Jane

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    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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  10. KarenW

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    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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FAQs

The European is rated 4.6 stars by 1201 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

8:00 pm


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for 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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