City Wine Shop

4.7
635 reviews
$41 to $100
European

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Open 7 days a week from midday to midnight, 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 635 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Beee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never fails to deliver. Good wine. Simple, good food and plenty of outdoor space to sit

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SteveC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cant be too cimplimentary about this place. The food was exceptional. The service was incredible. And the ambience is authentic. We loved it. And will be back.

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Niclink
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a really lovely evening. Food was delicious and the service was brilliant.

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ttttt
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent ambiance, great food - perfect casual date spot.

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vipVivienS
Melbourne / VIC
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a long time fan of this delightful wine shop, It’s always a great pleasure to dine at the bar and take in the congenial atmosphere. Then there is the wine. Then there are the hosts who know about what they are serving. Makes for an exemplary experience. Great coffee too. Highly recommended.

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MattG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the wine shop one of my favourite places to catch up with friends and enjoy great wine

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BenS
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff could not have made us feel any more welcome. Perfect night!

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BruceM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A delicious meal was enjoyed seated in the European. All elements of the meal, including a wine recommendation, were perfect, though desert was foregone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great wine, awesome vibe. Enjoy pretty much everything

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vipNina
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, service exceptional and wine selection great. Would absolutely come here again - just perfect.

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VinousVentures
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

City Wine Shop always incredible and never misses a beat

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seated at The European. Great atmosphere, wine, food and service.

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ImogenW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service as always, friendly and very knowledgeable staff!

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MichaelV
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It really is a wonderful place, friendly and professional. I had the chicken schnitzel, a standard but superb as always. It's sophisticated without being exclusive, and very very Melbourne.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very happy! We ended up on one of the outside tables. All was perfect. A very nice way to celebrate Melbourne opening up again. Thank you :)

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MuzzaC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

A renowned favourite that is operating "just like it always was".

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Premium !!

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HeidiB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute pleasure dining at city wine shop, as always! Food was served quickly, with reliable and friendly service and wine recommendations. Thank you for being covid-safe as well!

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ShirleyH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First dine in after lockdown and this place totally impressed me. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. Food was delicious and wines were perfect. Definitely would go again. Highly recommend for sitting at the bar.

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MariaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The City Wine Shop is an iconic Melbourne restaurant. The ambience is lovely and the food is consistently very good. It is is an ideal spot directly across from Parliament House which makes dining outside a picturesque and enjoyable thing to do. A fantastic wine selection which can be enjoyed per glass or per bottle. VERY good desserts!

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vipAngieF
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our Opentable reservation had been confirmed but our booking did not integrate with the City Wine Shop reservation system. Luckily we showed the app to staff and they were very quick to try and accommodate us. Thumbs up for quick thinking and service

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IvanC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite food and drinks destination. The best

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EmilyK
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, great vibe, great wine 🍷 Will come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

I have been to City Wine Shop many times. The quality of the food was poor. The prosciutto and bresaola plate tasted like it had been in the fridge for weeks. The negronis tasted watered down, no doubt due to the melted ice used. The service was very poor. Staff seemed to have no idea about the menu and did not come to refill glasses.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quintessential wine bar. Great food, friendly service with a great wine list (obviously).

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was great being able to dine out again after the long lockdown. Our server Simon was great! It was also his first day at work... Very approachable and friendly. Food was good overall. We had the ribeye steak which was very tasty however it was overcook.It was medium well instead of medium rare which is really a shame. Wine selection is always great as ever 😊

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NadiaG
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! The steak was the winner for me 😍

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TanyaU
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great day was had. Staff very friendly and food and wine brilliant

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vipKimL
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s my local and I’m so lucky it is. We love long lunches while people watching, quick wine catch-ups with friends and quick midweek dinners - really there is no better way to spend a sunny afternoon. Wine staff are knowledgeable and the food is always perfection. Just go.

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Redgie
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice tender steak with fries. Always a consistent standard of meal. Excellent choice of wines. Coffee good. Staff very attentive.

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Perseus
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere up there on Spring St.
Fresh produce served with a smile and a witticism.

Great place for a long lunch.

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JenG
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, the wine, the service and the vibe - was great not being crowded! Highly recommend, some nice take away wines also.

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AlanC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a superb dinner for two, with all the trimmings. Highly recommended!

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MWMW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The City Wine Shop is an institution! It’s one of the most delightful places to sit in Melbourne and their food and wine offering is always a favourite!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very knowledgeable on wine, prompt and efficient service, lovely staff, delicious food and safe hygiene practices. Would come back.

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vipAmyG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolute favourite. City Wine shop never disappoints. Amazing wine, food and ambience.

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JakeR
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant food. Incredible wines avaliable. Never a bad choice!
They're not the cheapest wines around. But they are all high quality. Isn't that what you really want anyway!? 😊
The staff are very attentive and friendly. Try nab the little spot directly out front. It's the best. 👌

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and fabulous wine. Cosy atmosphere and excellent friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely to visit again

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KatiaSkaps
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Considering the current restrictions City Wine Shop were fantastic. And the food was amazing as always.

FAQs

City Wine Shop is rated 4.7 stars by 635 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.