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City Wine Shop
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
Spaghetti alla marinara
Pork belly parcels
Nice tender steak with fries. Always a consistent standard of meal. Excellent choice of wines. Coffee good. Staff very attentive.
Fabulous atmosphere up there on Spring St.
Fresh produce served with a smile and a witticism.
Great place for a long lunch.
Loved the food, the wine, the service and the vibe - was great not being crowded! Highly recommend, some nice take away wines also.
We had a superb dinner for two, with all the trimmings. Highly recommended!
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!
Very knowledgeable on wine, prompt and efficient service, lovely staff, delicious food and safe hygiene practices. Would come back.
An absolute favourite. City Wine shop never disappoints. Amazing wine, food and ambience.
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. 👌
Delicious food and fabulous wine. Cosy atmosphere and excellent friendly staff.
Lovely to visit again
Considering the current restrictions City Wine Shop were fantastic. And the food was amazing as always.
Food was good, however quite pricey for what it was.
Kind of strange that they didn’t have a menu and everyone had to walk over to a blackboard to see the food selections (which made it awkward for the couple sitting in front of it.)
Wine selection was wonderful though so I would definitely go back but mainly for drinks.
Slow service, had to wait to be seated even though my table was available, table was next to the service window where public would stand close - uncomfortable during social distancing times.
Food was very well presented, represented good value for money, but the real strength is the 'Wine by the Glass' offering that was interesting with an International bias from some of the world's best wine regions. Very pleasant!
Wonderful buzz in the restaurant to match the delicious food (paella with heaps of seafood, and roast duck for mains), and attentive but not intrusive service. Would highly recommend dining at The European.
From the arrival to the depature, the European met, and exceded our expectations. The service is a key ingredient of our return to this venue everytime we are in Melbournce. The food is amazing and well-priced.
The European is on Spring Street, an easy tram ride or gentle stroll from the CBD.
We have taken friends to The European.
We highly recommend The Europena.
Always excellent, food outstanding & staff friendly & helpful, from the brilliant breakfasts through to late night supper, a Melbourne must-do!
Always an absolute pleasure to go to the European, a fantastic restaurant! Thank you
All round fab restaurant: food, wine and service all first class.
My wife and I went to The European for our wedding anniversary. The service was brilliant, engaging and very attentive. The food was outstanding, from the fish starters and the shared aged steak main. Great wine suggestions. Cant recommend The European enough.
Eat here on a regular basis, great food, great waiters.
Small on the outside but huge when it comes to food quality and service.
Very intimate and dark in some sections.
Overall great value for money and the menu is not too long with a nice selection from the drinks menu
Revisited after a gap of 9 years - the menu has changed with the times but is no less enticing, with great seafood presentations and a Paella to die for (which my wife and I ordered for two). Great to see that a Chateaubriand presentation is still available - when we last visited we enjoyed a Beef Wellington and still talk about it. What a pity it is not still on the menu. We enjoyed our entrees (sharing the raw tuna with a clam topping and the zucchini flowers) followed by the superb Paella (with very generous and various seafoods) but could not fit in a dessert although the Bombe Alaska looked good enough to overindulge. We couldn't manage it. The staff were great - the lass with the Belgian/South American heritage moved us without us asking from what would have been a very noisy placement next to a large table 0f 8 people. We were glad of this and it helped make the night for us.
Great restaurant. Staff very helpful and patient. Expensive but excellent quality.
The European is one of our favourite restaurants. When we visit Melbourne from the country, we always consider the European when we dine out!
You have to go to the European once in your lifetime!
Great European food and wine and friendly service. Well located next to Princess Theatre and easy access in Melbourne CBD.
Delightful way to spend a pre Theatre luncheon. Lovely atmosphere.
Could be somewhere in Italy
Always such a delightful evening out. Great food, staff and delicious wines.
The bernaise was amazing!!! Absolute highlight.
Always love to visit the European for reliably delicious food and excellent wine list. Service is attentive without ever being intrusive. The team are always efficient and friendly. My go to restaurant especially for work lunches.
Exceptional food and service. I always love coming to this restaurant. The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend this place if you love great European food and wine! 10/10 :-)
European is consistently great.
Stunning flavours, beautiful (yet unfussy) presentation in a lovely, warm ambience.
So torn here. The service here is just outstanding! Brilliant and incredibly friendly staff. Great meals too!! But there are plenty of other options that offer better value for the same quality...
Excellent food ,good service and pleasant waiters to have a chart with...Enjoyable ,bur expensive ,esp on a Sunday night with surcharge...
Great food, great ambience
Fantastic little restaurant. Took me back to when I was in Italy. Great food and better atmosphere. Staff very friendly.
We ordered entrees and a main to share. Bought the main put on 2 plates such was great! One entree we ordered the size for 2 but it was recommended we just get the serving size for 1 - glad they suggested that as the serving size was large!
Went back for dessert after the show and the staff remembered us which was a nice touch.
Very good service and food only let down by bread which should have been better. A nice sourdough or ciabatta would have been preferable to what was served up. However, this did not detract from our enjoyment of very good food and winelist and will certainly be returning.
Excellent food and service. Noise level an issue for reasonable discussion.
I went with my wife and parents to celebrate my birthday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was really very good, wonderful use of fresh herbs. The service was friendly and sincere and the atmosphere casual and comfortable. A lovely evening.
City Wine Shop is rated 4.6 stars by 606 OpenTable diners.
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